MANY San Francisco Weekend Events: Silicon Valley Beer Week, World Naked Bike Ride, Treasure Island Flea, Parties, Music, Beer, Wine, & More | July 23-26, 2015

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It’s going to be an amazing weekend in San Francisco & there are tons of Bay Area events including the kickoff of Silicon Valley Beer Week on Friday, World Naked Bike Ride & Oakland Pedalfest on Saturday, Treasure Island Flea Saturday & Sunday, Rock the Garden at Montalvo Arts Center, Gilroy Garlic Fest, & so much more! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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Featured: 2015 Silicon Valley Beer Week | 8 Days of Beer Events Throughout the Valley

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San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: July 23-26, 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: Oakland – Free Harbor Tours @ Jack London Square | Free, Guided 90-Minute Tours
The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic U.S.S. Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. The tours will be held monthly and the tour will last approximately 90-minutes. More info.

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July 23: Dinosaur NightLife @ California Academy Of Sciences | Jurassic Park Movie Screening, Educational Presentation, Exhibit, Food & Drink, 21+, 6PM
Let’s face it, dinosaurs rock! This week, NightLife is throwing a party of jurassic proportions, guaranteed to bring out the dino lover in everyone. More info.

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July 23: Mex I Am – Exhibition @ Harry Bridges Plaza | “Our Silences” by Rivelino / EXPOSICIÓN “Nuestros Silencios” por Rivelino, Free, 6-8PM
We are proud to annouce the second edition of MEX I AM! On this occasion we are showcasing the best performing arts, culture and ideas from Mexico. This multidisciplinary festival will feature some of the best performers from various genres and traditions, as well as presentations from some of the most influential Mexicans in their fields of expertise around the world. More info.

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July 23: Timbuk2 Summer Sample Sale Kickoff Party @ Timbuk2 Factory Store | Free Entry, Up To 70% Off, Beer, Wine, & Food Trucks, Raffle, 6-9PM
Summer is in full swing, so here in SF, we’re embracing that Bay Area July fog + throwing a killer Summer Party at our new-ish Factory Store in the heart of The Mission. More info.

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July 23: Sneak Preview Of Movie “Vacation” @ AMC Metreon 16 | Free, Latest Installment In National Lampoon’s Vacation Franchise, 7:30PM (more info)

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July 23: Planet Mirth @ The Octopus Literary Salon | Comedy Show, Featuring The Golden Girls Of Comedy, 8PM
Planet Mirth: The Bay Area’s funniest comedy show hosted by a former UC Berkeley lecturer, Lael Gold (SF Punchline Estrogen Showcase), and a community college dropout, Daniel Bernahicks (Comedians with Criminal Records). More info.

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July 23: Afrolicious @ The Chapel | Live Music, With Special Guest Midtown Social, $20, 9PM (more info)

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July 23: Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait Opening @ Contemporary Jewish Museum | Celebratory Exhibit Of Late Singer’s Belongings, Opens At 11AM
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait is a personal and intimate exhibition about Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), curated by the Jewish Museum London with help from her brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva. The Winehouse family gave the Jewish Museum unprecedented access to Amy’s belongings, including her guitar, record collection, and iconic outfits. More info.

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July 23: Berkeley – Road Runner Sports Adventure Run | Free, Fun Run, Raffle
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 Berkeley Road Runner Sports retail store! Enjoy 60 minutes of fun as you run (or walk) at your own pace & collect free raffle tickets along the way. More info.

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July 23: Duniya Dance And Drum Company @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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July 23: Sweet Harmony Soul: Mavis Staples & Patty Griffin @ Montalvo Arts Center | With Special Guests Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, 7PM

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July 23: Night At The Museum @ Jack London Square | Free Movie Screening, Festivities Begin At 8PM

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July 23: San Mateo – Tito Garcia y su Orchestra Internationale @ Central Park | Latin Salsa, 6-8PM (more info)

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July 23-24: Beatrock Music 5 Year Anniversary @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall | Live Music Concert & Party, 9PM
Beatrock Music is the independent record label home to Bambu, Prometheus Brown, Rocky Rivera, Otayo Dubb, Power Struggle, 6Fingers, Bwan and Kiwi. Launched in 2009, fans have come to know Beatrock Music for the label’s commitment to authentic hip hop sound and progressive lyricism. The Beatrock Music family is comprised of artists who each have a unique perspective, yet are connected by a common thread of community activism. More info.

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July 23-26: Hal Sparks @ Cobb’s Comedy Clubb | Stand-up Comedy (more info)

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July 24: Fair Trade Bazaar @ The de Young | Arts & Crafts Sale, 9:30AM
A world of art awaits you at the Fifth Annual Fair Trade Bazaar, featuring products from international artisans. Shop for unique items including jewelry, textiles, native handcrafts, and decorative accessories reflecting the many cultures represented in the de Young’s collections. Members receive a 10% discount. More info.

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July 24: Chelle! And Friends (2 Shows) @ Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11-11:30AM

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July 24: Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music @ Alley Cat Books | $5, 7-9PM, Cheap Beer
Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are fun, easy, and led by an actual caller, with live music by KC and the Moonshine Band. More info.

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July 24: Santa Cruz – Soul Asylum | Free Friday Night Bands On The Beach (more info)

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July 24: SaratogaRock The Garden @ Montalvo Arts Center | Free, Outdoor Art, Music, & Dance Extravaganza, Food & Drink, 6-10PM
Rock the Garden 2015 will feature a large scale performance festival showcasing live works by former and current LAP residents. The performances, which will take place throughout Montalvo’s grounds and historical villa, will include works by dancer/choreographers, composer/musicians, and visual and performance artists. More info.

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July 24: Atherton – Alexander Eccles @ Menlo College | Part Of Nasdaq Private Market Summer Concert Series, 5-8PM (more info)

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July 24-25: SF Marathon Health & Fitness Expo @ Fort Mason | Exclusive Deals, Vendors & Booths, Food & Drink
The SF Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will offer runners, spectators and health and fitness enthusiasts alike a must-see experience. Fort Mason will be filled with a variety of activities and opportunities to enjoy the excitement of race weekend, get exclusive deals on the latest endurance gear, learn tips on getting the most out of TSFM race weekend app, get access to exclusive deals, activities, and much more! More info.

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July 24-26: Gilroy – Garlic Festival | Family-Friendly, Garlicky Food, Cooking Competitions, Live Music, Arts & Crafts
It’s a 3-Day “Ultimate Summer Food Fair” filled with incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts and live entertainment. We have a rich 37-year history, filled with sky-high calamari flame ups, thousands of volunteers and millions of dollars given away to local charities. More info.

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July 24-August 1: Silicon Valley – Silicon Valley Beer Week | 8 Days Of Craft Beer Events Throughout The Valley
Silicon Valley Beer Week highlights all venues, restaurants and breweries that are passionate about craft beer. During the eight days, beer-lovers can experience a variety of activities featuring their favorite craft beers including tap takeovers, food pairings, seminars, demonstrations, brewmaster’s dinners, new release nights and other exclusive events. More info.

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July 25: World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco | “As Bear As You Dare” Mass Bike Ride For A Cause, Meet At 11AM At Ferry Building
Bring body paints, watercolors and markers to apply slogans and designs to each other and adorn your bikes with signs; meet with old and new friends. While it is a “naked” bike ride, all are welcome; it’s ride as bare as you dare! Our ride is part of a global protest; tens of thousands of naked bike riders are protesting the global dependency of our society and economies at the hands of the oil cartels. More info.

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July 25: 2015 Oakland Pedalfest @ Jack London Square | Pedal-Powered Food & Sound Stage, Daredevil Stunts, Kids’ Bike Rodeo
Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food, family and fun! This fun – filled celebration is for everyone from the recreational rider and casual observer to the seasoned cyclist, showcasing what makes cycling such an amazing activity for individuals, groups and families. More info.

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July 25: Elephantine + Bells Atlas @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 1-3PM

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July 25: San Rafael – Circus Bella Free Performance @ Pickleweed Park, 2PM
Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. More info.

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July 25: San Rafael – Marin Rod & Gun Club Picnic | Barbeque Lunch, Live Entertainment, Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, 10AM-6PM
The historic Marin Rod & Gun Club, one of California’s largest outdoor sporting clubs, invites the community to its 78th Annual Picnic along the picturesque waterfront in San Rafael. This year’s picnic will feature live music along with a tasty barbecued chicken lunch and so much more. More info.

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July 25 & 26: Third Eye Blind & Barefoot Confessional @ The Masonic | Live in Concert, 7:30PM (more info)

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July 25 & 26: Hawaii-July @ Treasure Island Flea This Weekend | Hawaiian Goods, Food & Drink, Kids Activities, Happy Hour Specials
400+ curated vendors and makers selling original artwork, antiques, vintage apparel, re-purposed and up-cycled items, new designs and fashion, underground food, startups and much, much more! More info.

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July 26: The Musical World of Disney II (A Sequel) @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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July 26: Stern Grove Festival @ Sigmund Stern Grove | Free Concerts In The Park, 2PM, Sundays
This year the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco celebrates its 78th anniversary. The 2015 season lasts from June 14 to August 16. Every Sunday at 2pm, you will find a free concert in the park. The shows usually last two to three hours and are wildly popular. Some of last year’s artists included Smokey Robinson, Patti Austin and the Funky Meters. More info.

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July 26: Up Your Alley @ Dore Alley Between Howard & Folsom | Block Party, 15,000+ Attendees, 50+ Adult Vendor Spaces
Up Your Alley® is only for real players – and not for the faint of heart – where leather daddies rule the streets of San Francisco’s South of Market district. Of course, if rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then we’ve got it. You won’t find a filthier event in the States. If you’re into it, there’s a scene for you. So, don’t get left out. More info.

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July 26: Picklewater Free Circus Festival @ Union Square Live | Free, Family-Friendly, 2-3:30PM
The Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its sixth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival will entertain and inspire bay area families while celebrating the rich tradition of circus in San Francisco and around the bay. More info.

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July 26: San Francisco Ballet @ Sigmund Stern Grove | Free Performance In The Park, 2PM

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July 26: Circus Bella Free Performance @ Herons Head Park, 2PM
Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. More info.

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Bay Area Weekly Events:

  • Thursdays: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)
  • Thursdays: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)
  • Thursdays: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)
  • Thursdays: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Berkeley – Bear Country Funk @ The Starry Plough | Live Soul, Hip Hop, & Latin Dance Party (more info)
  • Fridays: Oakland – Dancing Under The Stars @ Jack London Square | Free, Dance Lessons & Party, 8:30-10PM (more info)
  • Fridays: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party @ Fort Mason | Free, 30+ Food Vendors, Cocktails, Wine & Beer, Live Music (more info)
  • Fridays: Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM, 6-9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies @ Skylark Bar | Free Burlesque & Variety Show, Drinks, Dancing, DJs (more info)
  • Fridays: Your F!#&ed Up Relationship @ Stage Werx Theatre | Free, Improv Show, 10:30-Midnight
  • Saturdays: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Yoga In The Park @ Big Rec Baseball Field In Golden Gate Park | 11AM (mo
  • Sundays: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market @ Parking lot of the Glen Park BART Station | March 29-Nov 29, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: 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)
  • Sundays: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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