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Wednesday, August 15

Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wed Aug 15: 6-8pm — Crosscut (Blues/Rock) Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric ...

Thursday, August 16

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

StorySlam’s “All or Nothing” Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland
Thursday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
StorySlam's “All or Nothing” Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland
The theme for August is “All or Nothing.” Audience members are encouraged to put their name in the hat for a chance to tell their true, 5-min or less, story. Or just listen, and enjoy food and drink from Sweet Bar Bakery.

Friday, August 17

2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Friday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party, Night Walkers & Open Dance | Jack London Square
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party, Night Walkers & Open Dance | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Saturday, August 18

2018 Festival of India | Fremont
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2018 Festival of India | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food. Free Health Fair, Food Fest, Culture Fest are part of this fair that is attended by over 150,000 people every year for the last 25 years. ...

2018 Civil War Living History Day | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2018 Civil War Living History Day | SF
Experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War from live re-enactors through infantry and artillery demonstrations, medicine in the 1800’s, music, Victorian dance and exhibits displaying the lives of men, women, and children of days past. Civil War Living History Day Saturday, August 18, 2018 ...
Free Admission & Sweet Lollipop Crafts | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Free Admission & Sweet Lollipop Crafts | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Celebrate Snoopy’s birthday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm with Snoopy himself. Also from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, enjoy photo ops throughout the Museum and create a sweet lollipop craft to take home. Look for special Year of the Dog activities and collect a different Snoopy ...
2018 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Maritime Activities | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free; bring cash for purchases.
| Hyde Street Pier
2018 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Maritime Activities | SF
Experience San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s free Festival of the Sea. Enjoying live, traditional music; exploring boats large and small; watching historic riggers splice and worm; and making fun, maritime crafts with your younger crew members – might be the perfect park prescription for ...
2018 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green West
2018 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | SF

Are you ready for a Celebration in the City…Island-Style? Come join  for a great entertainment and fun activities for the entire family at the 6th Annual summertime event on August 18, 2018, in San Francisco, California. Everyone is welcome to celebrate and learn about Polynesian ...

2018 Umoja African Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lowell Park
2018 Umoja African Festival | Oakland
“Umoja” means “Unity” in Swahilli. Oakland’s annual Umoja Festival is a full day of arts, culture and activities typically featuring daylong musical performances, a colorful array of vendors, the aromas and taste of African cuisine, and the soul satiating sounds and movements of African music and dance. 2018 ...
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

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 ...

Sunday, August 19

2018 Festival of India & Parade | Fremont
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2018 Festival of India & Parade | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food. Free Health Fair, Food Fest, Culture Fest are part of this fair that is attended by over 150,000 people every year for the last 25 years. ...

2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz’ Hawaiian connections continue to this day via the 26th annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival. 2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival Sunday, August 19, 2018 | Festival: 11 am to 5 pm; Races: 9 am Santa Cruz Wharf FREE 2018 Performance Line Up: 11:00 am – Kalae Miles Davis ...
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Sunday, August 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live
Sun Aug 19: 2-4pm — Manring, Kassin, Burr (Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music) With amazing chops, quiet soul, diverse compositions, and a somewhat twisted sense of humor, this trio, hailed as “the world’s most sophisticated jam-band,” features three top virtuosos on their respective instruments. As individual players, Michael Manring, Larry ...
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

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
Win Tix: 23rd Annual SF Drag King Contest | Oasis Celebrate the biggest and longest-running Drag King Contest in the US with Salty Swaggering Seamen. Man the torpedoes, full speed ahead as the 23rd Anual SF Drag King Contest goes Nautical- come in your best Sailors, Mermen, Seamen, Rear Admirals, Pirates, Submarine Races, Portholes and ...

Friday, August 24

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 ...
“Dancing Under the Stars” The Jackson Legacy (Glow Motion Dance) | Jack London Square
Friday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” The Jackson Legacy (Glow Motion Dance) | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Saturday, August 25

2018 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Dancing & Beer Garden
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Weber Point Events Center
2018 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Dancing & Beer Garden
It’s time again. The 7th annual Stockton Pride festival at Weber Point features live entertainment performances and over 150 exhibitors showcasing a large variety of food options, shopping opportunities, and community resources. 2018 Stockton Pride Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 11 am to 7 pm Weber Point Events Center ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Glen Park
Saturday, August 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Glen Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Glen Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

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

Reggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Reggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live
Sun Aug 26: 2-4pm — Ruckatan Latin Tribe (Reggae/Latin) An ancient game…The winners experience joy, the losers are confounded. Our first move was a successful one, in that we came together from diverse backgrounds and found a common strength. That strength was meeting each other, when ...
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 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Petaluma
Sunday, August 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Walnut Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Petaluma

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Wednesday, August 29

World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wed Aug 29: 6-8pm — Barrio Manouche (World/Flamenco/Jazz) Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-Based international colective (Spain, Quebec, France, Mexico, Brasil, Colombia and California), playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artist from all over the globe. The ensemble has ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Mill Valley
Wednesday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Mill Valley Community Center
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Mill Valley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...