80+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Union Street Festival, Bay Area Book Festival, Parties, Beer & Wine, Concerts, & More | June 4-7, 2015

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It’s going to be another great weekend in San Francisco! There are lots of fun and interesting San Francisco & Bay Area events to check out including the Union Street Festival & the Bay Area Book Festival this Saturday & Sunday, Ethnic Dance Festival all weekend, the Cherry Festival in San Leandro, many First Friday Art Walks, and much more! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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Featured: Union Street Festival | Wine & Beer Tastings, Food, Arts & Crafts, 10AM-6PM

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San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: June 4-7, 2015

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All Weekend: Free San Francisco Walking Tours: Golden Gate Park, Castro, Chinatown, Excelsior, City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, & More
City Guides is a non-profit organization with more than 200 trained volunteers who lead FREE history and architectural walking tours in San Francisco. Walk along the streets, sidewalks, and byways of America’s most beautiful – and fascinating – city! More info.

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All Weekend: 14th Annual San Francisco Documentary Festival
SF DocFest is an annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event has brought the most weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen. More info.

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All Weekend: Ethnic Dance Festival @ City Hall & Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre | Multicultural Dance Performances, Opening Night Event
This is an annual, multiple-weekend festival based in San Francisco that presents traditional and contemporary dance forms from around the world. The Festival takes place throughout the month of June. More info.

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All Weekend: Theatre Rhinoceros’s Timon! The Musical @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, Evenings & Matinee

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June 4: Parks – Pints – Politics @ Haight Ashbury Vintage | Guided Tour, Historical & Political, Micro-Brewery Tasting, 3-7PM
This tour is one of our longest tours, but one of our favorites. We start by walking to the top of some of the most scenic parks in San Francisco. We continue to explore some of the most popular neighborhoods in the city and their political influences throughout history. Don’t forget we stop at two micro-breweries for tastings and one large outdoor bar for our final pint. More info.

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June 4: SF Food & Art 2015 @ Union Square SF | Neighborhood Party, Food Tastings, Drinks, Art, 5-8PM
Union Square SF presents Food + Art, our shout out to the diverse and delicious tastes of Union Square SF and our awesome art scene! For one night, we’re throwing a neighborhood-wide party with tasty bites from local restaurants, cocktails, wine tasting, exclusive art openings and more. More info.

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June 4: Warriors Vs. Cavaliers: Game 1 @ SoMa StrEat Food Park | NBA Playoff Watch Party, Free, Food Trucks, Multiple Big Screens, Food & Beer Specials, 6PM (more info)

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June 4: Sustainable Catch NightLife @ California Academy Of Sciences | Cooking Demonstrations, Interactive Surfboard Challenge, Music, Food & Drink, 6PM
Discover the science behind your sushi as NightLife dives into the world of sustainable seafood—above and below water! More info.

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June 4: Shipwreck Presents: Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park @ The Booksmith | Literary Erotic Fanfiction Competition, $12, 7PM
Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on the first Thursday of every month at our home base, the Booksmith in San Francisco. More info.

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June 4: On Demand Demos & Drinks @ Geekdom SF | Tech Demonstrations, Drinks, 6-8PM
Tech in Motion is excited to showcase all the apps that make our city lifestyle a little easier. Join us at Geekdom for “On Demand Demos & Drinks”. Spend the evening checking out the hottest apps and technologies that have changed the way we live our busy lives. More info.

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June 4: “Upstanding Citizens” @ Art Primo SF | Graffiti Art Exhibit, Free, 6-10PM (more info)

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June 4: Clift Centennial Celebration @ Redwood Room In Clift | Music, Bar Sales, Fashion Show, Art Exhibits, 8PM-2AM
Clift has been a cultural hotbed leading the ever-evolving city of San Francisco for the last 100 years. On Thursday, June 4, the iconic hotel celebrates its centennial with a birthday bash! More info.

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June 4: SunnyvaleDigital Gold: An Evening With NY Times’ Nathaniel Popper @ Plug & Play Tech Center | Book Talk, 6-8PM
Join us for an evening at Plug and Play with the New York Times‘ Nathaniel Popper as he dives into his upcoming book, Digital Gold. A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. More info.

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June 4: Spelunking For Success! @ SFAQ[Project]Space | Visual Seminar On Becoming A Better Stroke, 7-8PM
For this one night event, the audience will be taken on an animated journey through the caverns of neolithic anxiety and into the halls of excited technological mania; guided along the way by the ghosts of past and future ships. STROKE is a yearly publication produced by David Bayus and published by Colpa Press. More info.

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June 4: Stroke Art Show @ Mission Cultural Center | Pop Up Art Show, 6-9PM (more info)

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June 4: Secrets Of “The Rock” @ Presidio Officers Club | Educational & Historical Talk, 7PM 
Alcatraz Island has a fascinating and varied history. “The Rock” was an American military site, an infamous federal prison, and the site of a 19-month Indian occupation in the early 1970s. Join John Cantwell, for an insightful discussion of the island’s history. More info.

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June 4: Free Dental Care Day @ University Of The Pacific School Of Dentistry | Fillings & Cleanings, Free, 9AM-Noon (more info)

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June 4: Free First Thursday Admission | The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. More info.

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June 4: New Filmmakers Open Screening @ Artists’ Television Access, Mission | Free, 8PM, First Thursdays
ATA’s openscreening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. One hour of shorts are accepted monthly on an open revolving basis, anything goes with the screened work, and the refreshments are pretty good too. More info.

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June 4: First Thursday Lower Polk / Tenderloin Art Walk
Every First Thursday from 6-10PM / / Over 20 galleries and art spaces bringing together the arts and culture of the surrounding Lower Polk and Tenderloin communities. More info.

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June 4: The View From Bernal Hill @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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June 4: Burlingame – Free First Thursdays @ Museum of Pez Memorabilia
Over 900 unique Pez characters have been produced since 1950. See them all at the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia including the World’s Largest Pez Dispenser. More info.

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June 4: San Carlos – Adventure Run @ Road Runner Sports San Carlos | Free, Fun Run, Raffle, Food & Drinks, 5:30-8PM
You’re in for one mind-blowing evening of free, prize-tastic fitness fun when you join runners like you for the nation’s biggest group fun run at your San Carlos Road Runner Sports retail store! Enjoy 60 minutes of fun as you run (or walk) at your own pace & collect raffle tickets along the way. More info.

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June 4: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)

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June 4: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)

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June 4: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)

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June 4: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)

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June 4: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)

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June 4: Berkeley – Bear Country Funk @ The Starry Plough | Live Soul, Hip Hop, & Latin Dance Party (more info)

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June 5: Ensemble San Francisco @ Presidio Officers’ Club | Live Chamber Music, 6PM
From duet to nonet, the uncommonly flexible Ensemble San Francisco boasts a young, exciting, and dynamic lineup of musicians ready to tackle the unexpected. SF Classical Voice calls the group “a hip, unstuffy, and malleable group of high-quality chamber musicians dedicated to fresh programming.” More info.

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June 5: “Exposed Foundations” Opening Reception @ Art Attack SF | Solo Exhibition By Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, 6-9PM (more info)

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June 5: Kurt Fishback: 51 Portraits Of American Women @ Transmission Gallery | Opening Reception, Photography, 6-9PM (more info)

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June 5: Arion/Inside Opening Reception @ Arion Press | Book Binding, Limited Editions, 6-8PM (more info)

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June 5: Mountain View – Hootenanny @ Civic Center Plaza | Free, Live Music, Food & Drinks, 6-7:30PM
Join your friends and neighbors and bring your blanket or lawn chair down to the Civic Center Plaza for a variety of musical performances. In addition to the music, there will be food trucks, a “Pop Up Park” area for children and for adults, beer and wine. More info.

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June 5: San Francisco Bike Party | Free, First Fridays
San Francisco Bike Party is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. The rides are fun and safe with stops to dance and socialize along the way. More info.

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June 5: Oakland – First Friday Follies @ Stork Club | Free, Burlesque & Caberet Performances
First Friday Follies @ the Stork Club is Oakland’s own community supported giggles ‘n’ jiggles. Featuring the very best in burlesque and cabaret performances, First Friday Follies is FREE!! More info.

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June 5: North Beach First Fridays | Free, Art Galleries, Local Artists, Music & Drinks, 6-9PM
First Fridays presents the North Beach community the chance to marvel in the vibrant art scene that awaits them right outside their doorstep. Participating galleries stay open until 9pm and offer drinks, live music, poetry, meetings with local artists, and entertainment for the guests. More info.

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June 5: Oakland – Great Wall Of Oakland @ 400 Grand Avenue | Outdoor Digital Art & Film, First Fridays, 7-11PM
The Great Wall of Oakland is the Bay Area’s premiere space for digital art and film. Every first Friday, during Oakland’s Art Murmur, the Great Wall of Oakland illuminates the Uptown with cutting-edge digital art and film from artists locally and world-wide. More info.

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June 5: Oakland – First Friday Shorts @ The New Parkway | Film Screenings, 6-8PM
The monthly screenings highlight short films by local filmmakers and from Bay Area community arts organizations that use media production as part of a larger commitment to social justice and community transformation. More info.

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June 5: Oakland – Temescal First Fridays @ Temescal Square | Free, Art Galleries, Shopping, Food & Drink, Live Entertainment, 6-9PM
Galleries, cafes, bars, and retailers in Oakland’s Temescal district have teamed up to bring you art, music, food, drinks, and strolling the streets along Telegraph Avenue and in Temescal Alley and Alley 49. More info.

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June 5: Oakland – 100 Foot Tall Film Night @ Great Wall Of Oakland | Free, Outdoor Movie Screening, 7PM
For special events, and on every first Friday during Oakland Art Murmur, the Great Wall of Oakland, a 100 ′ x 100′ projection installation, illuminates the Uptown District with cutting-edge motion art from around the world. More info.

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June 5: Red Panda Acrobats (2 Shows) @ Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11-11:30AM

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June 5:  First Friday @ Il Pirata | Free, Comedy Show, DJ Dance Party (more info)

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June 5: Dolci by the Bay @Aquatic Park Center | Free Classical Chamber Music, 1PM (more info)

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June 5: Redwood City – Free First Fridays @ San Mateo County History Museum
The History Museum is an innovative regional history center. Featuring interactive experiences, the long-term exhibits are the place where you can explore the county’s rich and colorful history. More info.

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June 5: San Jose – South First Fridays Art Walk
An eclectic evening of Arts & Culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every First Friday of the month. More info.

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June 5: Santa Cruz – Free First Fridays @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, also known affectionately by locals as the “whale museum”, is one of the earliest museums in the state of California. More info.

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June 5: Oakland – First Fridays Festival On Telegraph Ave | Free, Art, Music, Food & Drink
Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events. More info.

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June 5: Oakland – The Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk | Free, 40+ Galleries, 6-9PM
On the first Friday of every month, Oakland Art Murmur hosts an evening art walk featuring member galleries and mixed-use venues collectively open to the public. OAM is an organization of over 40 galleries that produces weekly art walks, guided tours and other exclusive events. More info.

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June 5: Oakland – Dancing Under The Stars @ Jack London Square | Free, Dance Lessons & Party, 8:30-10PM (more info)

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June 5: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party @ Fort Mason | Free, 30+ Food Vendors, Cocktails, Wine & Beer, Live Music (more info)

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June 5:  Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM, 6-9PM (more info)

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June 5:  Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)

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June 5:  Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)

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June 5:  Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)

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June 5: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies @ Skylark Bar | Free Burlesque & Variety Show, Drinks, Dancing, DJs (more info)

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June 5 & 6: San Jose – 8th Annual SubZERO Festival | Free, SoFA District, 6PPM-Midnight
Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown on June 5th & 6th to San Jose’s SoFA District from 6pm ’til midnight for an inspired evening of arts & culture. More info.

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June 6: Emma Christensen’s Brew Better Beer @ Omnivore Books | Book Event, Free, 3:00-4:00PM
Learn (& Break) the Rules for Making IPAs, Sours, Pilsners, Stouts, and More! This next-generation beer book shares the secrets to thinking like a brewer, with basic recipes for each style of beer followed by inspired variations that reveal which flavors, infusions, hops, and yeasts are best suited to experimentation. More info.

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June 6: TechCrunch 10th Anniversary @ Presidio Civil War Parade Ground | Picnic Celebration, Food Trucks, Beer, Noon-3PM
Help toast 10 Years at TechCrunch! They’re hosting an old-fashioned meetup at the Civil War Parade Ground, adjacent to the Main Post in the Presidio. There’ll be food trucks and beer, you bring a blanket and your friends. The west coast TechCrunch editorial team and a cast of other characters will be on hand. More info.

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June 6: Champions League Final 2015: FC Barcelona Vs. Juventus FC @ SF Athletic Club | Free, Watch Party, Raffle, Food & Drink, 9-11AM (more info)

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June 6: OminoDay 2015 @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, McLaren Park | Free, All Day DJ & World Music Festival
OminoDay is a free day-long outdoor music festival which provides a social, musical, artistic, and cultural celebration for the families and youth of San Francisco. More info.

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June 6: Brewtastic Bash! @ Beatbox | Beer Tastings, Silent Auction, Music, 2-6PM
Come and join us for the 3rd Annual Brewtastic Bash at BeatboxSF benefitting Family House, Inc. Prepare your palate for tastings from local brewers of the Sirwasa Brewing Collective. While you imbibe, place a bid on one of the many silent auction items donated by Bay Area brewers and enjoy music from live DJs. More info.

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June 6: Oakland – Free Ice Cream Sandwiches @ CREAM Oakland | Grand Opening Celebration, All Day (more info)

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June 6: Oakland – Market Hall Artists East Bay Open Studios @ Jack London Square | Fine Arts & Crafts, 11AM-6PM
Four days to explore the works of over 50 fine artists and craftspersons in multiple media: contemporary to traditional, installation and 2D, handmade jewelry and more! The show opens on Jun 6-7th, 13-14th from 11 to 6 pm, part of the Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios. More info.

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June 6: Alameda – Sand Castle Contest @ Robert Crown Memorial State Beach | Free, 9AM-1PM
Start your creative juices flowing and get ready to bring your shovel and buckets to the beach to create a unique piece of art at the Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest. This free event is a fabulous family fun activity to either participate in or just come down to watch all of the action. More info.

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June 6: San Leandro – Cherry Festival @ Downtown San Leandro | 10,000+ Attendees, Parade, Live Entertainment, Food & Drink, 10AM-6PM
Over 10,000 people attend the Cherry Festival to partake in food, a beer garden, live entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, a special Kids Zone with rides and games, parade, Farmer’s Market with lots of cherries, community and City resources, and a cherry store selling everything cherry! More info.

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June 6: Cars & Coffee @ Cafe SpA Cars & Coffee SF | Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup, Free, First Saturdays, 8-11AM
Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles. More info.

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June 6: Prince & MJ Experience @ Madrone Art Bar | Hits, Album Cuts, & B-Sides, 8PM-2AM, First Saturdays (more info)

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June 6: Kezar Triangle Community Garden Volunteer Work Party @ Golden Gate Park | 9AM-Noon
Volunteer at this recently opened community garden in Golden Gate Park. Kezar Triangle has been revitalized to promote a holistic approach to a place that combines art, ecology, and community engagement. This under-utilized space has been transformed into a meadow oasis crisscrossed by walking paths. More info.

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June 6: Alamo Square Park Greening | Volunteering, 9AM-Noon
Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day!  Come out, join your neighbors, pitch in and help make Alamo Square better for everyone. Planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance. Meet at the tennis court. Coffee provided. More info.

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June 6: Chantey Sing @ Hyde Park Pier | Free, 8PM-Midnight 
A public sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Wear warm clothing and bring a mug for hot cider. More info.

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June 6: Sausalito – Open House & Storytelling @ Nike Missile Site | Free, 12:30-3:30PM, First Saturdays
Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the onlyrestored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a great chance for you to see the tools of the Cold War up close.More info.

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June 6: Oakland – The Art Murmur Saturday Stroll | Free, 1-5PM
Many of the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular First Friday Art Murmur gallery walk are also open EVERY Saturday afternoon. Known as the Saturday Stroll, this is a quieter and more focused time to view art and visit with Oakland Art Murmur gallery directors. More info.

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June 6: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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June 6: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)

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June 6: Yoga In The Park @ Big Rec Baseball Field In Golden Gate Park | 11AM (more info)

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June 6-7: Union Street Festival | Wine & Beer Tastings, Food, Arts & Crafts, 10AM-6PM
Six block festival on fashionable Union Street will feature unique “Worlds” including, Fashion World, Culinary World, Tech World, Local World, Craft World and Health & Fitness World. In addition, the Festival will host Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Pavilions. More info.

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June 6-7: Berkeley – Bay Area Book Festival @ Downtown Berkeley’s Arts District | Free, 2 Day Literary Event, Family Activities, Giveaways, Art
The Bay Area Book Festival will fill downtown Berkeley, California all weekend June 6-7, 2015 with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Free to the public! More info.

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June 7: Italian-American Day, With Simi Cantori @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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June 7: Hugh Acheson’s The Broad Fork @ Omnivore Books | Book Event, Free, 3-4PM (more info)

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June 7: Warriors Vs. Cavaliers: Game 2 @ SoMa StrEat Food Park | NBA Playoff Watch Party, Free, Food Trucks, Multiple Big Screens, Food & Beer Specials, 6PM (more info)

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June 7: SF Beret Baguette Ride @ Dolores Park | Free, Bicycle Ride, Picnic, Prizes, 11AM-2:30PM
Join us for a leisurely 5 mile bike ride from Dolores Park to a French-themed picnic in Hellman Hollow (Golden Gate Park). See and be seen with Parisian flair as we celebrate this fun tradition of berets, baguettes, and bikes! More info.

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June 7: Free Admission To California Academy of Sciences
One Sunday per quarter, admission is free to the general public, thanks to generous support from Chase. Early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand. More info.

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June 7: Free First Sundays @ The Asian Art Museum 
Free general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day—are made possible by Target. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. More info.

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June 7: Oakland – Free First Sundays @ Oakland Museum of CA
OMCA brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California. More info.

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June 7: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)

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June 7: Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market @ Parking lot of the Glen Park BART Station | March 29-Nov 29, 10AM-2PM (more info)

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June 7: Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio @ Main Post Lawn | March 1-Nov 1, Great Views of the Bay, Food Carts, Drinks, Music (more info)

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June 7: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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June 7: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)

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June 7: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)

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June 7: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)

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June 7: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)

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June 7: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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