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Wednesday, August 22

People in Plazas: Swing Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
People in Plazas: Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July ...

Free Soul Concert on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Soul Concert on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Close your laptop and open your soul with after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians. Curated by People in Plazas. Free Rooftop Concert Series Every Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 24, 2018 | 5 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE ...

Free Motown and Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Motown and Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Top Shelf Classics, a premier Party, Dance, and Showband! Grabbing audiences with a positive energy that captivates and entertains, Top Shelf is known for their unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for entertaining! Delivering their own diversified and dynamic musical mélange of Motown, Classic Soul, R&B, old school ...
Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wed Aug 22: 6-8pm — Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (Latin/Jazz) Music Director, John Calloway; Managing Director, Arturo Riera; Co-Director, Sylvia Ramirez. The LJYE is a performing group of talented youth musicians. www.ljye.com
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

People in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
People in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July ...

“Faun Fables”: Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
"Faun Fables": Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its fifth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. Off the Grid ...

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Sun Hop Fat | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Sun Hop Fat | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 32nd Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

Holbrook-Palmer Park Summer Concert Series | Atherton
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Holbrook-Palmer Park
Holbrook-Palmer Park Summer Concert Series | Atherton

Join for an exciting Summer Concert Series at Holbrook-Palmer Park. Bring your chairs and blankets as the event will be in a grassy area. You are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks but there will be a featured food truck for the night where you ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Kingsbourough | Concord
Thursday, August 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts:  Kingsbourough | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

“Thursdays on Vinyl” DJs on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
"Thursdays on Vinyl" DJs on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Cold Cutz, a Bay Area music collective, will be spinning throwback jams and supplying good vibes on the plaza. Thursdays on Vinyl  Every Thursday at 6:30 pm | August 23-October 25, 2018 Salesforce Park (Main Plaza) | 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE

Win Tix: Breezy Folk-Pop & Harmonious Wanderlust: Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai | Swedish American Hall
Thursday, August 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Stu Larsen, an Australian born and self-described vagabond and Japanese harmonica player Natsuki Kurai have announced a worldwide tour that will take them through North America, UK, Europe and Japan. In May, the duo will perform several dates in Japan before heading to the US & ...
Live Jazz Music w/ Jim Grantham Quartet | Oakland
Thursday, August 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Live Jazz Music w/ Jim Grantham Quartet | Oakland
If you like fine jazz, brimming with spirit, creativity, energy, taste, and exceptional musicianship, you’ll definitely enjoy the Jim Grantham Jazz Quartet. This group, comprised of top San Francisco Bay Area veteran musicians, plays contemporary jazz in a wide variety of styles and moods. The group ...

Friday, August 24

Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin Band | Oakland
Friday, August 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin Band | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

“Art on the Square” Final Day | Redwood City
Friday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Art on the Square" Final Day | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

Music in the Park 2018 Finale: Malo | San Jose
Music in the Park 2018 Finale: Malo | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2018 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, ...

Harmony Project Bay Area Recital w/ SF Symphony’s Violinist | Berkeley
Friday, August 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated; RSVPs requested
| Berkeley City Club
Harmony Project Bay Area Recital w/ SF Symphony's Violinist | Berkeley
Want to see top notch classical musicians performing at the gorgeous Berkeley City Club, which is normally a private club, but open to the public on this rare occassion. The Claude Heater Foundation presents a musical recital co-presented with the Harmony Project Bay Area featuring San ...
Music on the Square: New Wave & Modern Rock Hits | Redwood City
Friday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: New Wave & Modern Rock Hits | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 1-August 31, 2018. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 15 ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 15th to August 31st. 2018 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 31, 2018 | 7 to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street and Neal ...

Alpha Rhythm Kings: Live Music & Performances | Oakland
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Alpha Rhythm Kings: Live Music & Performances | Oakland
The Alpha Rhythm Kings specialize in swing, vintage lounge, jump blues, and boogie woogie. The California band features top quality musicians, with Robert Dehlinger’s blazing trumpet and vocal stylings leading the way. www.alpharhythmkings.com
Win Tix: Cool Downtempo Infused R&B: Toni Romiti | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, August 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
A swaggering and confident Chicago-born vocalist, Toni Romiti’s hypnotic, downtempo-influenced R&B belies her bold stage persona and outspoken attitude. Emerging initially as social media star during her early college days, Romiti walked away from a promising basketball career after her single “Nothing on Me” blew ...

Saturday, August 25

2018 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free. Festival admission is $5 per day.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 43rd annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2018 Silicon Valley Pride ...

2018 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
2018 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
The sidewalks along Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 20th Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, August 25, 2018. 2018 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival Saturday, August 25, 2018 | ...
31st Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
31st Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Come to the 31st annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning eight blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, live music, cultural entertainment, and ...

8th Annual Polish Street Festival | Martinez
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | East Bay Polish American Association
8th Annual Polish Street Festival | Martinez
East Bay Polish American Association invites you to the 8th Annual Polish Street Festival that will take place on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm. The festival will feature authentic, delicious Polish cuisine, Polish beer and booths with Polish jewelry, books, arts and ...
Free Admission Record Swap Day | SF
Saturday, August 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bold & Sprinkles
Free Admission Record Swap Day | SF
Bold & Sprinkles is a new DIY workshop and event space opening up in the Sunset. They will be hosting a record swap Saturday, August 25, 2018 to get to know the neighbors. There will be multiple record vendors from across the Bay Area. Best of ...
38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 38th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2018 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 25, 2018 ...