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Tuesday, August 18

Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vinyl Room
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

Every third Tuesday of the month is a standup comedy show at Vinyl Room called Standup Comedy at Vinyl Room, featuring funny people from the Bay Area who do standup comedy. It’s the only comedy show in Burlingame, maybe ever. This event occurs every third ...Monthly

Friday, August 21

You Betta Work Virtual Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo
Friday, August 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
| The San Mateo County Pride Center
You Betta Work Virtual Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo

In response to the current health crisis, the “You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show” will be presented virtually until further notice. Every third Friday of the month at The San Mateo County Pride Center, host Jesús U. BettaWork, bring the beautiful people the You Betta Work ...Monthly

Saturday, August 22

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

Sunday, August 23

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

Tuesday, August 25

Free National Parks Day 2020 | National Park Service Birthday
Tuesday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over California
Free National Parks Day 2020 | National Park Service Birthday

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Friday, August 28

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Saturday, August 29

Independent Book Store Day 2020
Saturday, August 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Independent Book Store Day 2020

Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and ...

Saturday, September 5

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, September 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Sunday, September 13

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, September 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge
"Sunday Assembly" Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...Monthly

Tuesday, September 15

Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, September 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vinyl Room
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

Every third Tuesday of the month is a standup comedy show at Vinyl Room called Standup Comedy at Vinyl Room, featuring funny people from the Bay Area who do standup comedy. It’s the only comedy show in Burlingame, maybe ever. This event occurs every third ...Monthly

Friday, September 18

You Betta Work Virtual Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo
Friday, September 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
| The San Mateo County Pride Center
You Betta Work Virtual Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo

In response to the current health crisis, the “You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show” will be presented virtually until further notice. Every third Friday of the month at The San Mateo County Pride Center, host Jesús U. BettaWork, bring the beautiful people the You Betta Work ...Monthly

Sunday, September 20

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, September 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...Monthly

Saturday, September 26

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2020
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2020

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Sunday, September 27

CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo

Explore science and meet native California animals. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey. Vehicle entrance fee for Coyote Point Park is $6 per car. ...

Wednesday, October 7

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – is expected to peak at nightfall or early evening on October 7, 2020, though under a moon-drenched sky. The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the ...

Saturday, October 10

Belmont Waterdog Run: 5k, 10k, & 1 Mile Dog Run | Peninsula
Saturday, October 10 – 7:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend and watch the dog parade. Races start at $15.
| Belmont Twin Pines Park
Belmont Waterdog Run: 5k, 10k, & 1 Mile Dog Run | Peninsula
The Belmont Water Dog Run, a 501(c)(3) organization, is community event involving kids, parents, grandparents, stroller-brigades, furry-legged canine friends, and hundreds of runners and walkers throughout the Bay Area. Join us Saturday, October 10th for a 5k, 10k, or 1 mile kids and fido run. Starting at ...

Tuesday, October 20

Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, October 20 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent ...

Saturday, October 31

Bay Area Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2020 | San Mateo
Saturday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*GA $10 / VIP $20 / Kids 12 & Under Free
| San Mateo County Event Center
Bay Area Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2020 | San Mateo
Update: Due to coronavirus concerns this event previously listed on March 21st has been rescheduled to October 31, 2020. For Lovers of the Strange & Unusual, come and join the Oddities & Curiosities Expo on March 21st at San Mateo County Event Center from 11 am ...
Rare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020
Saturday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Rare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020
The next Blue Moon will come on October 31, 2020. It’ll be called a Blue Moon because it’ll be the second of two full moons to occur in a single calendar month. The last Blue Moon by this definition of the term happened on March 31, ...

Wednesday, November 4

South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 4 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
In 2020, the expected peak night of the South Taurid shower happens when a waning gibbous moon lights up the sky almost all night long. Peak viewing is just after midnight, though under the glaring light of a bright waning gibbous moon.

Wednesday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2020
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2020

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 11 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
In 2020, the slender waning crescent moon – rising in the wee hours before dawn – won’t seriously intrude on the peak night of November 11 (morning of November 12).

Monday, November 16

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, November 16 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2020
November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around mid week of November, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2020, the peak of the shower is expected peak night is from late night Monday, November 16 till dawn November 17. In ...

Sunday, November 29

Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Sunday, November 29 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur in the Bay Area on November 29th. Source: Time and Date The ...

Sunday, December 13

2020 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Sunday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2020 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak from mid-evening December 13 until dawn December 14, with absolutely no moonlight to ruin the show. On a dark night, you can often catch 50 or more meteors per hour. ...