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Wednesday, August 28

Latin/Jazz/Salsa Concert: Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel | SF
Wednesday, August 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz/Salsa Concert: Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel | SF

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...Monthly

Friday, August 30

2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off Party | Berkeley
Friday, August 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off Party | Berkeley
Downtown Berkeley Association is excited to co-host the 2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off party in the Downtown Plaza with Cal Athletics on August 30th 5 pm-7 pm. The evening will be filled with give-a-ways, fun photo ops, the Cal Marching Band, The Cal Dance Team, ...
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

2019 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2019 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. 2019 Lebanese Festival Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 11 am to 10 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE There have some new additions to the festival will ...
2019 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre Wrestling & 20+Taco Trucks | San Jose
Saturday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. All Ages Event (21+ to purchase alcohol). $7 Parking on Saturdays at the Flea Market
| Garden at the Flea (Inside the San Jose Flea Market)
2019 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre Wrestling & 20+Taco Trucks | San Jose

Celebrate tacos at the San Jose Taco Festival of Innovation – a feast day filled with tastings, art, music, Lucha Libre, and a curated selection of over 20+ food trucks from all over the Bay Area serving their best rendition of a taco all day. 2019 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio
Saturday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of As You Like It. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, ...

SF Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Peacock Meadow
SF Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Golden Gate Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island” The Musical – A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers ...

Compton’s Cafeteria Riots 53rd Anniversary Party | SF
Saturday, August 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
Compton's Cafeteria Riots 53rd Anniversary Party | SF
FLUX is hosting Compton’s Cafeteria Riots 53rd Anniversary here in Compton’s Transgender Cultural District come out and meet the staff of the District and FLUX- a national transgender empowerment initiative through AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Open Bar Music Performers Food Free Goodies Come out and celebrate. This event is free to the ...

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 Pan-African Festival in the Park | Oakland
Sunday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
2019 Pan-African Festival in the Park | Oakland
The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike. Through participation in a ...
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 ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio
Sunday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of As You Like It. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, ...

Tango on the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango on the Square | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Dolores Park
Sunday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island” The Musical – A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers ...

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, September 2

2019 “Abbots Bromliad” Largest Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Monday, September 2 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
2019 "Abbots Bromliad" Largest Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Join the California Revels in a day of good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad. Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary 16 kilometer ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio
Monday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of As You Like It. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, ...

2019 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Monday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a suggested $10 donation will help pay for expenses and a portion goes to charity.
| Telegraph Ave & Prince St
2019 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Come shake it at the 11th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley Labor Day Monday salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars band, plus DJ José A. Ruíz. 2019 Blake Street Salsa Block Party Monday, September 2, 2019 | 2-6 ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Dolores Park
Monday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island” The Musical – A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers ...

Wednesday, September 4

Country Blues/Roots Americana Concert: Eric Long | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Country Blues/Roots Americana Concert: Eric Long | SF

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

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

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Thursday, September 5

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Mill Valley
Thursday, September 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Mill Valley Community Center
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Mill Valley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island” The Musical – A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers ...

Friday, September 6

Rotunda Dance Series: Cuicacalli Dance Company | SF City Hall
Friday, September 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Cuicacalli Dance Company | SF City Hall
CUICACALLI “House of Culture” is a year-round youth training program, in association with DANCING EARTH, the nation’s foremost Indigenous contemporary dance ensemble. Founded in 2008 by renowned international performer Jesus “Jacoh” Cortes, CUICACALLI is an international, cross-cultural, dance-arts educational institution. CUICACALLI carries strongly its mission: to serve ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, September 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, September 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly