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Sunday, August 5

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 ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Berkeley
Sunday, August 12 – 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
Sunday, August 12 – 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 ...

The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure Final Day | Alameda
Sunday, August 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
| Lincoln Park
The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure Final Day | Alameda

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 ...

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 Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland
Thursday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
StorySlam's Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland

StorySlam Oakland is a monthly, true storytelling show and competition. Open-mic and featured storytellers compete for prizes for best overall storyteller and best open-miker. Similar to “The Moth” storyslam, but in Oakland at a casual cafe. Come put your name in the hat for a chance ...

Friday, August 17

“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

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

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

Friday, August 24

“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

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 ...

Monday, August 27

The 7th Annual “Bubble, Bubble Toil & Trouble” Womens Theater Festival | SF
The 7th Annual "Bubble, Bubble Toil & Trouble" Womens Theater Festival | SF
3Girls Theatre Company presents The 7th Annual New Works Festival with the 2018 theme, “Bubble, Bubble Toil and Trouble” to continue throwing ourselves passionately into making theater that will move and engage you. The festival includes ten days of original theatrical events that explore the need for artists to ...

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 ...