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Wednesday, August 1

Modern Swing Concert: Lost Dog Found | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Modern Swing Concert: Lost Dog Found | Union Square Live
Wed Aug 1: 6-8pm — Lost Dog Found (Modern Swing) With a uniquely modern take on retro Americana genres including blues, swing, rock, and soul, Lost Dog Found reaches a broad spectrum of music lovers, young and old alike, who love to dance and sing along ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Oakland
Wednesday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lakeside Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Oakland

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 ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Oakland Night, Street Culture & Hip Hop | Jack London Square
Wednesday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Oakland Night, Street Culture & Hip Hop | 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 ...

Thursday, August 2

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Cupertino
Thursday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Cupertino

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” | Oakland
Thursday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lake Meritt - Edoff Memorial Bandstand
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Oakland

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 ...

Friday, August 3

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 3 – 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’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Cupertino
Friday, August 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Cupertino

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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, August 3 – 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 ...

Saturday, August 4

45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | 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 ...

2018 Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance & Art | SF
Saturday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2018 Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance & Art | SF
The ninth annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music performances by locally and internationally recognized talents. The free afternoon music and alleyway festival brings together San Francisco residents and visitors alike and will feature an eclectic and inclusive mix of ...
The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Santa Clara
Saturday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
| City Plaza Park
The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Santa Clara

Join and be the navigator in the “Shiver We Timbers: A Peripatetic Pick-Yer-Own Pirate Adventure.” The fifth annual summer touring production will be a pirate-themed,participatory play. Sail with the peripatetic players in search of treasure, but avoid cursed gold. What should I expect? Why, expect the ...

2018 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of Oakland
2018 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Enjoy the festivities at the Buddhist Church of Oakland for the Oakland Obon Festival with Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Demonstrations & Food Bazaar. Each year, the Buddhist Church of Oakland hosts an Obon Festival, a family-friendly Japanese cultural celebration. The festival features Bon Odori dancing, taiko drum performances, traditional music, ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | San Jose
Saturday, August 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| St. James Park (San Jose)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | San Jose

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 | Cupertino
Saturday, August 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Cupertino

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 5

45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, August 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | 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 ...

2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF
Sunday, August 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF

Join first Sundays of the month for a block party in Civic Center Commons. This family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, brunchy food and drinks from Off the Grid, a DJ, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local SF Etsy ...

The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Berkeley
Sunday, August 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
| Live Oak Park
The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Berkeley

Join and be the navigator in the “Shiver We Timbers: A Peripatetic Pick-Yer-Own Pirate Adventure.” The fifth annual summer touring production will be a pirate-themed,participatory play. Sail with the peripatetic players in search of treasure, but avoid cursed gold. What should I expect? Why, expect the ...

Tango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live
Teacher: Andrea Dj: Olga Bogatova Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff and La Viruta (the largest Tango ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Richmond
Sunday, August 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Nicholl Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Richmond

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 | Cupertino
Sunday, August 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Cupertino

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 ...

Monday, August 6

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, August 6 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Wednesday, August 8

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wed August 8: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a ...

Thursday, August 9

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Bayview Opera House
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | SF

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 ...

Friday, August 10

“Dancing Under the Stars” Vogue (Madonna Night) | Jack London Square
Friday, August 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Vogue (Madonna Night) | 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 11

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Berkeley

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 11 – 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 12

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual 25th Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Oakland
Sunday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
| Mosswood Park
The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Oakland

Join and be the navigator in the “Shiver We Timbers: A Peripatetic Pick-Yer-Own Pirate Adventure.” The fifth annual summer touring production will be a pirate-themed,participatory play. Sail with the peripatetic players in search of treasure, but avoid cursed gold. What should I expect? Why, expect the ...

The Young Barons (Surf/Rock) Concert: The Reefriders | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
The Young Barons (Surf/Rock) Concert: The Reefriders | Union Square Live
Sun Aug 12: 2-4pm — The Reefriders / The Young Barons (Surf/Rock) It’s a double header Sunday featuring the experienced sounds of The Reefriders vs the young men known as The Young Barons. The Young Barons are a Bay Area based Surf band made up of 3 ...