Upcoming Events

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Free Swimming Fridays: East Bay's Lagoons, Beaches & Pools | Summer 2019

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. The Park District has planned a number of special events and programs including free swimming at all of their regional parks. Park entry more...

All DayContra Costa County Library’s Annual Book Giveaway | Pleasant Hill   FREE
9:30 am2019 Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayWin: Fandango Movie Ticket Giveaway to “The Lion King” | Bay Area   WIN*
*You'll get an exclusive Fandango movie ticket with a secret code to be used online for any screening of The Lion King up to $15 total value. Pass expires October 31, 2019. Pass can only be used with Fandango. If cost of movie tickets with convenience fee is more than $15, then you must pay the difference.
12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Gypsy Jazz | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
3:30 pmRad Power Bikes’ Pop-Up Demo: Ebike Test Rides & T-Shirt Giveaway | SF   FREE
5:00 pmParties in the Park at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmOakland Unite Summer Nights at Willie Wilkins Park | East Bay   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:01 pmOracle Park’s Free Summer Concert: Former Giant All-Star Barry Zito | SF   FREE*
*Takes place at Seals Plaza located behind Center Field. No game ticket required.
5:30 pmMusic in the Park: Latin Rock/Funk Ozomatli | San Jose   $10*
*Early Bird is at $10. Individual general admission tickets are just $15 until the day of the show, when they jump to $20.
6:00 pm2019 Summer “Country” Concert in the Park | Foster City   FREE
6:00 pmBlues & Brews Festival Friday Pre-Party | Pleasant Hill   FREE
All Day$10 Unlimited Pinball Party & DJs at Pacific Pinball Museum | Alameda   $10
6:00 pm2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair: Preview Night   FREE
6:00 pm3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn “Dumbo” | Millbrae   FREE*
*Free Popcorn
6:00 pmMusic on the Square: “Otis Redding Tribute” | Redwood City   FREE
6:30 pmFree Beach Concert: Taylor Dayne | Santa Cruz   FREE
6:30 pmSummer Movie Night Kick Off Feat. “Spider-Man” | South SF   FREE
6:30 pmFree Author Talk: The Flavors of India Inspired Desserts | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmFree Dive-In Movie Night in the Pool: “Lilo & Stitch” | Emeryville   FREE*
*Regular pool admission fee waved on dive-in movie night. Reservation is required.
7:00 pm2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Michael Beck Band | Pleasanton   FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.
7:00 pmLaborFest 2019: “Sorry To Bother You” Film Screening | SF   FREE
7:00 pmTiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Jose Bike Party: The Love Boat Luau Ride   FREE
7:30 pmLive On The Square: Swing | Jack London Square   FREE
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
7:30 pmFree Family Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns | Walnut Creek   FREE
7:30 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pmMovie Night Under The Stars & Free Popcorn: “Moana” | Benicia   FREE
8:00 pmFree Tix: BATS Improv’s “Corporate Sellout Games” | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required on RushTix. Comp tickets are limited
8:00 pm$10 Off: Golden Gate Park’s Epic “Flower Piano at Night” | SF Botanical Garden   $10 Off*
*$45 with promo code FUNCHEAP (normally $55)
8:00 pmFree Summer Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | July 19-20   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome
8:30 pmSummer Outdoor Movie Night: Smallfoot | Mountain View   FREE*
*Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.
8:45 pm2019 Kick Off: Movie Under the Stars: “The Pink Panther” | Alamo   FREE
9:00 pm25th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland   $10*
*$10 at Universe with a Tweet. $12 festival pass; $15 admission per show at the door and $45 for all four shows.
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Free See's Candies Lollypop Day | 2019
Saturday, July 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | See's Candies (Market St.)

Celebrate National Lollypop Day with See’s Candies by stopping by any See’s Candies shop on July 20, 2019 for a free lollypop with no purchase necessary. Plus for 2019, they are telling more...

All DayMid-Summer Warehouse Sale Extravaganza at Books Inc. HQ | SF   FREE
9:00 am2019 City Wide Yard Sale & BBQ In The Park | Brisbane   FREE
All DayRevolution 2019: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to watch. Registration ranges from $35 to $39.
All DayContra Costa County Library’s Annual Book Giveaway | Final Day   FREE
All DayFree Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All DayFree de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
9:30 am2019 Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
All Day2019 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Bring a dish to share.
All DayMenlo Park Summerfest 2019 | July 20-21   FREE*
*Free admission, but some activities may have a fee.
10:00 am2019 Niles Dog Show: Family Dogs & Family Fun | East Bay   FREE*
*There is a charge for registering dogs in competition. See website.
All Day39th Annual Native American Festival | Point Reyes   FREE
All Day2019 Family Theatre Festival: Magic & Live Theater | East Bay   FREE*
*Free activities and performances outside; performances inside are $5 each.
10:00 amLaborFest 2019: WPA Berkeley Walk | East Bay   FREE
10:00 amLaborFest 2019: SF Waterfront Labor History Walk | SF   FREE
10:00 amLaborFest 2019: San Bruno Mountain Wilderness Walk | Brisbane   FREE
All DayMoon Landing 50th Anniversary at Chabot Space Center | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with Admission
All DayMoon Landing 50th Anniversary at the Exploratorium | SF   $29.95
10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
All DayUSS Hornet’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing | Alameda   $20*
*Receive $5 off one ticket when you bring a donation for the Oakland animal shelter Feral Change. Limit of 1 donation per family. Otherwise, General Admission is $25 for Adults , $15 for Youth .
All Day2019 Orchids In The Park Kick Off: Summer Show & Sale | SF   $5*
*$5, under 16 Free
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:30 am$12 Bottomless Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF   $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
10:30 amBay Area Dragons Open House & Free Boat Lessons | Foster City   FREE
All Day2019 San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival | Japantown   FREE
All DayRad Power Bikes’ Pop-Up Demo: Ebike Test Rides & T-Shirt Giveaway | Palo Alto   FREE
All Day40th Street Summer Block Party | Oakland   FREE
All Day2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair   FREE
All Day2019 Mario Woods Remembrance Day | SF   FREE*
*Free. Donations are encouraged.
All DayPub In the Park: Live Music, Local Brews & Lawn Games | Redwood City   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE
12:00 pm2019 Urban Youth Graffiti Arts Festival | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Sneak Peek Preview Day at SFO’s Brand New Harvey Milk Terminal 1   FREE
All Day2019 “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show & Live DJ | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFlower Piano: Twelve Piano Extravaganza Concert | GG Park   FREE*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $9 for adults.
1:00 pmPlaying in the Plaza at the Bay Street “Dana Salzman” | Emeryville   FREE
1:00 pm2019 Free Lake Merritt Boat Rental Day | Oakland   FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.
1:00 pmNew Board Game Play-Test w/ Pizza & Beer | SF   FREE*
*21+ only. Please take a moment to sign up through the questionnaire to let us know when you would like to play.
1:00 pmBrooklyn Raga Massive w/ Classical Revolutional Music | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmMark Etheredge: Smooth Contemporary Jazz | Live in the Castro   FREE
2:00 pmLaborFest 2019: Press Freedoms & Whistleblowers | SF   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | McLaren Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
3:00 pm10th Annual Blues & Brews Festival | Pleasant Hill   FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks, or buy tasting tickets in advance.
3:00 pmFree Outdoor Movie & Classic Car Show | San Lorenzo   FREE
3:00 pmFree Author Talk: America’s Favorite Rural Bakery | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
4:00 pm2019 Obon Festival & Bazaar | July 20-21   FREE
4:00 pmSF’s Filipino Night Market “Undiscovered” | 2019 Kickoff   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for the indoor portion. Donations are appreciated.
4:00 pmWin Tix: VIP Filipino Food Passport at Undiscovered Night Market | SF   WIN
4:30 pmFree SJ Giants Baseball Night & Tailgate Party | San Jose   FREE
5:00 pmSummer Beats Free Concert: Pure Ecstasy | Alameda   FREE
6:00 pmMusic in the Park | Danville   FREE
6:00 pmFree Outdoor Movie Night: Smallfoot | San Lorenzo   FREE*
*Event begins at 6 pm. Movie begins after dark between 8-8:15 pm.
6:00 pmApollo 11 After Party: Cocktails, Dance & Live Music | Oakland   $14*
*21+ event.