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Saturday, August 18

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. They are bringing the festival back to Polk Street. Please ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Brazil in the Gardens: Pragandaia w/ Special Guest Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brazil in the Gardens: Pragandaia w/ Special Guest Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens
No city in the Americas boasts a richer and deeper African cultural presence than Salvador da Bahia in northeastern Brazil. And vocalist Dandara Odara’s ensemble Pragandaia serves as a conduit for sounds from this world-shaking musical hotbed. Born and raised in Salvador, she gained early recognition in ...
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Saturday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Sundance Saloon livens up the Castro with two-stepping and line dancing at Jane Warner Plaza from 1 pm to 3 pm. Come and watch, or participate yourself with quick easy novice lessons at 1:30 pm, 2 pm, and 2:30 pm. Sundance Saloon is San Francisco’s world-famous ...
Summer Beats Free Concert Kick Off: Pride and Joy | Alameda
Saturday, August 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert Kick Off: Pride and Joy | Alameda

Enjoy the summer sun with the Summer Beats concert series in Alameda’s South Shore Center including free live music, family activities, face painting, henna tattoo, bounce houses and more.. Come grab a beer from the Alameda Island Brewery and your purchase will benefit local community foundations.

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City
Saturday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Coco” | San Jose
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Coco" | San Jose

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2018. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related ...

Sunday, August 19

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. They are bringing the festival back to Polk Street. Please ...

“Kidchella 2018” Kids Music Festival: The Hipwaders | Redwood City
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Kidchella 2018" Kids Music Festival: The Hipwaders | Redwood City

Redwood City is proud to offer the kids music series for a sixth year. Now for four Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. This series will provide a safe ...

Pianos in the Plaza ft. Ramona Sidney Baker | Live in the Castro
Sunday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Pianos in the Plaza ft. Ramona Sidney Baker | Live in the Castro
Join us every Sunday in August for Pianos in the Plaza. You’re not going to want to miss this one. Ramona Sidney Baker has been playing ragtime for four years under Virginia Tichenor, but she has been interested in ragtime for many more years than that. ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City
Sunday, August 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Wednesday, August 22

Movie Night on the Green: “Cars” | Marin
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “Cars" | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart at 6 pm on Wednesdays, June 20 – August 29, 2018. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Summer Latin Jazz Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Park
Summer Latin Jazz Concert | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). 2018 Lineup: June 13 – The Sun ...

Thursday, August 23

Movies on the Square: “Lost Boys” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Lost Boys” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, August 24

Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm. Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse performances are designed to enchant children with an international array of rhythms, instruments and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a ...
2018 “Brickshow”: Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro
Friday, August 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Bay Area Family Church
2018 "Brickshow": Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro

Explore a large lego display, as part of the annual lego show, Brickshow. Play building bricks presents a large Lego exhibit for viewing by the public. This exhibition is presented with the participation of BAYLUG (Bay Area Lego Users Group) and is sponsored by the ...

2018 Movie Under the Stars: Mary Poppins | Menlo Park
Friday, August 24 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Burgess Park
2018 Movie Under the Stars: Mary Poppins | Menlo Park

The 2018 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars. All movies are subject to ...

Saturday, August 25

RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, August 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

A’s “Play Ball” Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Garfield Park
A's "Play Ball" Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland

The Oakland A’s invite the community to join the local parks throughout the summer to play sandlot-style baseball games. Kids, adults, and families can play a pick-up style baseball game alongside the A’s Street Team, the A’s mascot Stomper, and the Hall of Fame Racers, and ...

Alpha Rhythm Kings: Energetic & Jazzy Vibe | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Alpha Rhythm Kings: Energetic & Jazzy Vibe | Live! in the Castro
Rob Dehlinger, composer, performer, and recording artist, leads this swingin’ group of top musicians with his blazing trumpet and entertaining vocal stylings. Specializing in swing, vintage lounge, boogie woogie, and jump blues, the Alpha Rhythm Kings bring an energetic, jazzy vibe which is 100% fun ...
2018 “Brickshow”: Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro
Saturday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Bay Area Family Church
2018 "Brickshow": Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro

Explore a large lego display, as part of the annual lego show, Brickshow. Play building bricks presents a large Lego exhibit for viewing by the public. This exhibition is presented with the participation of BAYLUG (Bay Area Lego Users Group) and is sponsored by the ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City
Saturday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Sunday, August 26

Pianos in the Plaza ft. John Steven Morgan | Live in the Castro
Sunday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Pianos in the Plaza ft. John Steven Morgan | Live in the Castro
Join us every Sunday in August for Pianos in the Plaza. John Steven Morgan is an American composer and pianist. He has performed at the 54th and 56th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey First City Festival, The Wattis Room at SF Davies Symphony Hall, and toured internationally
2018 “Brickshow” Final Day: Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro
Sunday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Bay Area Family Church
2018 "Brickshow" Final Day: Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro

Explore a large lego display, as part of the annual lego show, Brickshow. Play building bricks presents a large Lego exhibit for viewing by the public. This exhibition is presented with the participation of BAYLUG (Bay Area Lego Users Group) and is sponsored by the ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City
Sunday, August 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Wednesday, August 29

Movie Night on the Green: “Jungle Book” | Marin
Wednesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: "Jungle Book" | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart at 6 pm on Wednesdays, June 20 – August 29, 2018. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Summer R&B, Soul Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Park
Summer R&B, Soul Concert | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). 2018 Lineup: June 13 – The Sun ...

Thursday, August 30

Movies on the Square: “Black Panther” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 30 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Black Panther" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, August 31

Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm. What’s in that box, you ask? In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the ...
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...