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Saturday, July 27

Flagging in the Park w/ DJ Dawna Montell | AIDS Memorial Grove
Saturday, July 27 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
Flagging in the Park w/ DJ Dawna Montell | AIDS Memorial Grove
Music begins playing around 12:30 pm and usually continues until around 4:30 pm. Bring a picnic lunch and blanket (no plastic tarps, please). For More Info and to Indicate Interested or Going: Flagging In The Park
81st Japanese “Ginza Bazaar”: Food, Taiko & Dance Festival | SF
Saturday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
81st Japanese "Ginza Bazaar": Food, Taiko & Dance Festival | SF

The Ginza Bazaar is a 81 year Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco. The highlight of the weekend will be the 88th Bon Odori – a traditional Japanese Bon Dancing at 1 pm ...

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mariposa Park
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. In 2019, they celebrate their 11th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live in the Castro
Saturday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live in the Castro
Man Dance Company is the first ballet company of its kind in America, and it prides itself on bringing audiences more than just the experience of great male dancing. Founded in San Francisco, Artistic Director Bryon Heinrich designed MDC for dancers who can express their athleticism, ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Balboa Park
Saturday, July 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Balboa Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Balboa 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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino
Saturday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino

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, ...

Sunday, July 28

2019 “Ginza Bazaar” & Bon Odori Japanese Dance | SF
Sunday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
2019 "Ginza Bazaar" & Bon Odori Japanese Dance | SF

The Ginza Bazaar is a 81 year Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco. The highlight of the weekend will be the 88th Bon Odori – a traditional Japanese Bon Dancing at 1 pm ...

2019 Free Circus Festival, Games & 100 Foot Giant Slide | Hunters Point
2019 Free Circus Festival, Games & 100 Foot Giant Slide | Hunters Point
Bring the family to the 2019 Circus Festival where Circus Bella and Prescott Circus Theatre will delight with fun and acrobatic performances, plus the kids can enjoy a fun slide, arts activities, and games. 8th Annual Circus Festival Sunday, July 28, 2019 | Noon to 4 pm NOW Hunters Point, ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | SF
Sunday, July 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | SF

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 ...

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Sunday, July 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | NOW Hunters Point
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. In 2019, they celebrate their 11th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino
Sunday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino

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, ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, July 28 – 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

Wednesday, July 31

Swing/Big Band Concert: Fil Lorenz Little Big Band | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing/Big Band Concert: Fil Lorenz Little Big Band | 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” | Oakland
Wednesday, July 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lakeside Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Oakland

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 ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 31 – 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

Thursday, August 1

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Oakland
Thursday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lakeside Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Oakland

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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino
Thursday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino

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, ...

Friday, August 2

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, August 2 – 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

Parties in the Park at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Oakland
Friday, August 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Parties in the Park at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Oakland

This summer, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is going to be LIT. 5 community celebrations will be thrown away, 5 Fridays in a row, and everything is free. Event Dates: Fridays, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, 5 pm to 8 pm ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, August 2 – 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

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that 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, member galleries are open ...Monthly

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino
Friday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino

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, ...

Live On The Square: Salsa | Jack London Square
Friday, August 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Salsa | 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, August 2 – 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

Saturday, August 3

46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Berkeley

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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino
Saturday, August 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Cupertino

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, ...

Sunday, August 4

46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF
Sunday, August 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF

The popular 1st Sundays Block Party returns for the 2019 season. Enjoy free family-friendly games, street food, music, a craft market, DIY activities, and interactive art installation. 2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party 1st Sundays, July 7 to October 6, 2019 | 11 am to ...

Tango in the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in 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 ...