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Sunday, August 25

2019 Egyptian King Tut Festival | East Bay
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2019 Egyptian King Tut Festival | East Bay

Come visit the 30th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating handmade items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2019 King ...

2019 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
2019 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
At the annual Origami-Palooza, watch origami experts fold paper into seemingly impossible shapes, and enter your creations into the Origami Challenge contest. Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can learn to create amazing things with paper. 2019 Origami-Palooza Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 11 ...

2019 Greek Festival: Music, Dance & Authentic Food | Castro Valley
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2019 Greek Festival: Music, Dance & Authentic Food | Castro Valley

Enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 48th annual Greek Festival. Opa. Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The featured a-la-carte entrees include roasted lamb or Greek roasted chicken seasoned to ...

22nd Annual Progressive Festival | Petaluma
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Walnut Park
22nd Annual Progressive Festival | Petaluma
Indivisible Petaluma Presents the 22nd Annual Progressive Festival! Petaluma Progressives have passed down the torch to the next generation of community builders. Activists from all over Northern California join forces to help fight for social change at the annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma. Petaluma Progressive Festival is creating a ...
2019 Summer Family Day | Palo Alto
Sunday, August 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
2019 Summer Family Day | Palo Alto
Join the Palo Alto Art Center for a free Summer Family Day on August 25, 2 pm-4:30 pm. This printmaking-themed event will feature the opportunity to create your own print using real tires, a collaborative large-scale print, prints using pieces of Lego, the creation of a ...
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session “Denise Perrier” | Oakland
Sunday, August 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session "Denise Perrier" | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2019. Each show will feature a headlining artist at 3 pm, followed by a “History of Jazz” discussion (4:30 pm), and a youth group performance (5 ...

Monday, August 26

Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers | SF
Monday, August 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers | SF

Start the week by making something. Free DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month, starting July 1 -October 28, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Salesforce Park (Main Plaza.) (No class September 2 or October 14)Every Monday

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, August 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

August 26 Conversation: Seeing with Seismology: Earth’s core is on the move with Daniel Frost The Growth of Galaxy Clusters and Fundamental Physics with Nicholas Huang Monthly

Nerd Nite: Algorithmic Art, Punishment & Gravity Waves | Oakland
Monday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite: Algorithmic Art, Punishment & Gravity Waves | Oakland

On Monday August 26th see how art is created from math, learn what really works when punishing humans, and prospect the universe for gold using gravitational waves. Monthly

Tuesday, August 27

Free Rooftop Writing Workshop | Salesforce Park
Tuesday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Writing Workshop | Salesforce Park

Get your creativity flowing and add some tools to your toolbox with The Writers Studio. Pens and notepads provided, or bring your old favorite. Free Rooftop Writing Workshop at noon to 1 pm | July 9 to October 29, 2019 (no class September ...Every Tuesday

SF History Night: Alcatraz Island | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, August 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night: Alcatraz Island | Pacific Heights

Former National Park Ranger John A. Martini presents an illustrated history of Alcatraz Island from its discovery by Spanish explorers through today’s status as a world-renowned National Park site. The presentation focuses on the infamous 1934-1963 era when The Rock was a federal penitentiary, including its infamous ...Monthly

Wednesday, August 28

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

The images of author Jack London will surround you as you tour the historic square and waterfront. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at ...

Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 28 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF

Need a new hobby? Learn the basics of knitting for free, courtesy of SF knitting supply outpost ImagiKnit, at Salesforce Park, SF’s 5.4 acre rooftop park. Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF at 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm | July 3 to ...Every Wednesday

2019 VM World Fest Block Party | Civic Center
Wednesday, August 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2019 VM World Fest Block Party | Civic Center

VMworld Fest is back with another helping of fabulous food and incredible music. In 2019, they are back on home turf in San Francisco, bringing a block party extravaganza fitting of such a homecoming. An energized and dynamic Civic Center Plaza serves as our backdrop ...

Thursday, August 29

Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF

Fingersnaps Media Arts will show you how to scratch, sample, loop, and edit music in this hands-on tutorial every Thursday at the Main Plaza. Recommended for ages 10 and up.Every Thursday

Desert NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Desert NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Can’t stand the heat? Chill out and explore some of the coolest creatures from some of the planet’s hottest climates at Desert NightLife. Learn about bat ecology and immunology and examine bat skeletons with Hannah Frank, postdoctoral fellow at Stanford.

Friday, August 30

Final Day: Live On The Square | Jack London Square
Friday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Final Day: Live On The Square | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

Saturday, August 31

Crab Cove Fish Festival: Free Fishing Lessons & Fish Bicycle Parade | Alameda
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Crab Cove Visitor Center
Crab Cove Fish Festival: Free Fishing Lessons & Fish Bicycle Parade | Alameda
Join for a day of free fish fun with fishing lessons, games, activities, fish prints, crafts, and a Fish-on-a-Bicycle Parade. Crab Cove Fish Festival Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave, Alameda FREE Festival Schedule: 10:00 am -noon Fishing Lessons: Space limited ...
20th Annual Rail Fair: Unlimited Train Rides & Farmyard Activities | Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12/adults and seniors (ages 18+); $9/children (ages 4-17); ages 3 and under are free.
| Ardenwood Historic Farm
20th Annual Rail Fair: Unlimited Train Rides & Farmyard Activities | Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Bring your family to Ardenwood Historic Farm on Labor Day weekend for the 20th Annual Rail Fair! Everyone will enjoy a day of fun at this celebration of trains. There will be unlimited train rides all three days pulled by “Katie” the diesel locomotive. 20th ...

Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: Tattoo Talk w/ Tex Buss | SF
Saturday, August 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: Tattoo Talk w/ Tex Buss | SF
Join local tattoo artist Tex Buss in the Piazzoni Murals Room for a talk on the history of avian images in tattooing. Tex will highlight how birds have captured a special place in the human imagination. This talk will be followed by a tour of ...
Free Macy’s Cooking Demo: Sharon Nahm of E&O Kitchen & Bar | SF
Saturday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Free Macy's Cooking Demo: Sharon Nahm of E&O Kitchen & Bar | SF
Looking to learn how to cook bold-flavored dishes? Take a lesson from Chef Sharon Nahm of E&O Kitchen and Bar. She will treat & teach you how to create her restaurant’s delicious Ahi Tartare dish for you to make at home. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Serving ...

Sunday, September 1

2019 Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2019 Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. 2019 Brazilian Day Party Sunday, September 1, 2019 ...
2019 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
2019 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Exhibitors come from all over the world, and while the focus is on zines, all walks of DIY life are represented — comics, ...

2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF
Sunday, September 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF
For the September 1st Block Party event they’re excited to offer: Outdoor climbing wall for all ages; Street soccer with open pick-up games offered by San Francisco Recreation and Parks and Street Soccer USA; DIY stations throughout the SF Etsy craft market, including abstract watercolor with Rebecca Saylor; A ...

Monday, September 2

Wonder Women of UC Berkeley Walking Tour | East Bay
Monday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated
| Kroeber Hall (UC Berkeley)
Wonder Women of UC Berkeley Walking Tour | East Bay
One in a series of tours to share the stories of Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, and generally impressive dames who have influenced the Bay Area. This edition walks through the University of California Berkeley campus and talks about women who shaped the school and beyond. The ...

Wednesday, September 4

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, September 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 4 to ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, September 5

Win Tix: TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise | YBCA
Thursday, September 5 – 7:30 am | Cost: WIN*
*$75 Students / Non-students can get 30% off their tickets with this exclusive link https://tcrn.ch/32qA6L5
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
TC Sessions: Enterprise will take on the big challenges and promise facing enterprise companies today. TechCrunch’s editors will bring to the stage founders and leaders from established and emerging companies to address rising questions like the promised revolution from machine learning and AI, intelligent marketing ...
Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, September 5 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF

Fingersnaps Media Arts will show you how to scratch, sample, loop, and edit music in this hands-on tutorial every Thursday at the Main Plaza. Recommended for ages 10 and up.Every Thursday