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Friday, August 16

Live On The Square: Swing | Jack London Square
Friday, August 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Swing | 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 17

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, August 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City
Saturday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City

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 18

Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | 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” | Potrero del Sol
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Potrero del Sol Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Potrero del Sol

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 | Redwood City
Sunday, August 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City

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, ...

Wednesday, August 21

Eclectic Surf/Rock Concert: Par Avion | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Eclectic Surf/Rock Concert: Par Avion | 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 ...

Friday, August 23

Live On The Square: Hip Hop | Jack London Square
Friday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Hip Hop | 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 24

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Downtown Berkeley BART
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 | Redwood City
Saturday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City

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 25

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City
Sunday, August 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City

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, ...

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

Live On The Square: Oakland Dance Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Oakland Dance Party | 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

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 ...

Sunday, September 1

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

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 ...

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

Monday, September 2

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, ...

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 ...

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

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

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