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Thursday, August 16

$5 Classic Movie Night: “Animal House” | Paramount Theatre
Thursday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: "Animal House" | Paramount Theatre

Experience the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Era in one of America’s finest Art Deco movie palaces. With over 3,000 seats and a meticulously-restored interior, the Paramount offers a true “Movie Palace” experience straight out of the 1930s – with period newsreels, cartoons, previews, live music from the ...

Friday, August 17

Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 17 – 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program is a repeat of the 11 am show. Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 15 ...

“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 ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

  San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Saturday, August 18

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. They are bringing the festival back to Polk Street. Please ...

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF
Get ready to party with 20,000+ summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a ...
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Saturday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Sundance Saloon livens up the Castro with two-stepping and line dancing at Jane Warner Plaza from 1 pm to 3 pm. Come and watch, or participate yourself with quick easy novice lessons at 1:30 pm, 2 pm, and 2:30 pm. Sundance Saloon is San Francisco’s world-famous ...
“Undiscovered” SF’s Filipino Night Market | SoMa
"Undiscovered" SF's Filipino Night Market | SoMa

Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the Bay Area’s creative spirit and the rich cultural heritage of SF’s new SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. UNDSCVRD goes down every 3rd Saturday of the ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Coco” | San Jose
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Coco" | San Jose

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2018. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related ...

Sunday, August 19

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. They are bringing the festival back to Polk Street. Please ...

Stern Grove Festival 2018 Finale: Prince’s “The Revolution” | SF
Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2018 Finale: Prince's "The Revolution" | SF
Head to the beautiful Stern Grove for the 2018 finale concert of the Stern Grove Festival featuring The Revolution, Prince’s iconic band from the mid-80s. The Revolution—Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink—is most commonly known as the band behind the music icon, ...
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 ...

Monday, August 20

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free Lauren Ruth Ward Concert | Petaluma
Monday, August 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free Lauren Ruth Ward Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Tuesday, August 21

Udder Hilarity at Hollow Cow: Great Food, Drinks & A Comedy Show | SF
Tuesday, August 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat
| Hollow Cow
Udder Hilarity at Hollow Cow: Great Food, Drinks & A Comedy Show | SF

Come see a comedy show at the intimate back patio of Hollow Cow every first and third Tuesday of the month.  The bar serves fantastic food, great drinks, and some of San Francisco’s finest comics who have performed at Cobb’s Punchline, Sketchfest, and even have ...

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
Cobb’s Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23
Cobb's Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Thursday, August 23

Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist ...
Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: “Best in Show ” | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: "Best in Show " | SF
Best In Show: Bring Your Own Dog.
Cobb’s Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List
Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Friday, August 24

Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm. Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse performances are designed to enchant children with an international array of rhythms, instruments and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a ...
2018 “Brickshow”: Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro
Friday, August 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Bay Area Family Church
2018 "Brickshow": Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro

Explore a large lego display, as part of the annual lego show, Brickshow. Play building bricks presents a large Lego exhibit for viewing by the public. This exhibition is presented with the participation of BAYLUG (Bay Area Lego Users Group) and is sponsored by the ...

“Art on the Square” Final Day | Redwood City
Friday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Art on the Square" Final Day | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

Music in the Park 2018 Finale: Malo | San Jose
Music in the Park 2018 Finale: Malo | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2018 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, ...

Music on the Square: New Wave + Modern Rock Hits | Redwood City
Friday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: New Wave + Modern Rock Hits | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 1-August 31, 2018. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 15 ...

“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 ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night “School of Rock” | Pier 39
Friday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Free Outdoor Movie Night "School of Rock" | Pier 39
Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 on Friday, August 24th for Outdoor Movie Night, featuring the film, “School of Rock”. Before the show, don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of their 14 full-service restaurants. In a hurry? Swing by an ...

Saturday, August 25

RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, August 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...