MANY San Francisco Weekend Events: Oakland Art + Soul, Nihonmachi Street Fair, Jerry Day, Parties, Music, Beer, Wine, & More | July 30-August 2, 2015

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It’s going to be a great weekend in San Francisco & there are tons of Bay Area events including Chocolate & Art Show Thursday & Friday, Oakland’s Art + Soul, Nihonmachi Street Fair, & PICA Aloha Festival in San Mateo on Saturday & Sunday, Jerry Day on Sunday, & so much more! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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Featured: 2015 Oakland Art + Soul Festival In Downtown Oakland | 40 Bands On 4 Stages, 100s Of Artisan & Vendor Booths, BBQ Competition, Family Fun Zone

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San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: July 30-August 2, 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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All Weekend: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival | Film Screenings, Special Guest Speakers, Filmmakers
SFJFF35 honors depth and complexity over formula, celebrates the richness of Jewish identity, and promotes an expansive definition of Jewish film. Our lineup includes 70 films from 16 countries with 10 Big Night programs featuring music, history, food, art and love. More info.

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All Weekend: Santa Cruz – Circus Of Nations @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk | Free Shows At Noon, 3PM, & 6PM, Thursdays-Sundays
In this free show, explore the rich tradition of circus acrobatics as we showcase the very best acts in the world, proving that the greatest circus comes from a wonderful collaboration of nations. Circus of Nations boasts a light-hearted clown, energetic African Acrobats, intense slack line, mind-boggling Rolla Bolla, and awe-inspiring aerial acrobatics. More info.

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July 30: BigPicture NightLife @ California Academy Of Sciences | Wildlife Photography, Color Of Life Exhibit, DJ, Food & Drink, 21+, 6PM
Be the first to peep the Academy’s second-annual BigPicture wildlife photography exhibit and raise a glass to the best in nature and conservation photography at a special opening presentation. See the award-winning work of world-class photographers and learn how they document some of the most captivating moments of life on Earth in an effort to snap “the perfect shot.” More info.

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July 30: SF Ginger Pride Festival @ Dolores Park | Free, Wear Red & Celebrate Ginger Love, Music, Dancing, Photobooth, 6PM (more info)

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July 30: Pampanito Wine Reception @ USS Pampanito | Free, Tour Of Ship, Wine, 5-6:30PM
Enjoy a FREE evening aboard the USS Pampanito. Indulge in a glass of wine during this behind-the-scenes tour. Come and experience life through the eyes of a sailor as you embark on this National Historic Landmark! More info.

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July 30: Mo’Fone @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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July 30: San Mateo – The Bud E. Luv Orchestra @ Central Park | Big Band Swing, 6-8PM (more info)

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July 30: Le Jazz Hot @ Transamerica Redwood Park | Free Gypsy Jazz, 12-1PM

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July 30: Bobbie Webb @ 333 Market St. | Free Blues, 12-1PM

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July 30: T-Mambo @ Mint Plaza | Free Afro Cuban, 12-1PM

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July 30-31: Chocolate & Art Show @ SOMArts Cultural Center | Art & Photography Show, Free Choclate, Live Music, Body Painting & More!
Indulge yourself in some of San Francisco’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, live music, face-painting, free nail art/henna tattoos, live portraits and free chocolate! More info.

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July 30-August 2: Piercy – Reggae On The River @ French’s Camp In Humbolt County | Live Outdoor Reggae Music Concert
Head up to Humbolt County for some live reggae music! Bring your camping gear & enjoy this three-day, outdoor concert event featuring Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Cham, Alborosie, & Many More! More info.

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July 31: San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club @ Zeitgeist | Free, 7-10PM, Last Fridays
Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means come on down. More info.

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July 31: Oakland – Oakland Athletics Fireworks Nights
Jaw dropping displays of color set to themed music highlight A’s Fireworks Nights during the 2015 season. Following each Fireworks game, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass to enjoy the sky high show. More info.

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July 31: Berkeley – Comedy Roast Of A Clown @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy Roast Of Nebula, 8-9:30PM
RoastSF is back with another heart stopping, fall-to-the-floor laughing, no-jokes barred comedy roast. Join us as we come together to mock this months guest of honor and each other. You’ve seen the comedy roasts on TV, and online, now it’s time to see one live! Drinking encouraged, sensitivity…. is not. More info.

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July 31: Garfunkel & Oates @ Cobb’s Comedy Clubb | Stand-up Comedy (more info)

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July 31: Tommy Davidson From In Living Color @ Bal Theatre | Stand-Up Comedy, 8PM (more info)

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July 31: Santa Cruz – Wang Chung | Free Friday Night Bands On The Beach (more info)

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July 31: SF Critical Mass @ Pee Wee Herman Plaza | Bicycle Ride, 5:30PM, Free, Last Fridays
Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in cities around the world. Everyone is invited! You are encouraged to bring your ideas, energy, opinions and talents to Critical Mass. More info.

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July 31: Venezuelan Music Project (2 Shows) @ Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11-11:30AM

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July 31: Berkeley – Interfaith Labyrinth Walk @ Grace North Church | Free, Live Music, 6-10PM, Last Fridays
Find peace. Find calm. Find hope. — by walking the Grace North Church Labyrinth. When our lives get busy, this Interfaith labyrinth offers the perfect place and time for contemplation, meditation and prayer in community with others. More info.

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July 31: Hi Watters @ 101 California St. | Free Surf, 12-1PM

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July 31: Hobo Paradise @ 425 Market St. | Free Americana, 12-1PM

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July 31: Raq Filipina @ 555 Mission St. | Free Filipino Pop, 12-1PM

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August 1: Mountain View – Taekwondo Festival @ Rengstorff Park & Pool | Marial Arts Demonstration, Free, 11AM-2PM
Come experience worldclass Taekwondo demonstration performed by experts from Kosin University, Korea. This is a rare opportunity to see the art and discipline of Taekwondo right here in Mt. View. More info.

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August 1: 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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August 1: AfroSolo In The Gardens @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 1-3PM

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August 1: Prince & MJ Experience @ Madrone Art Bar | Hits, Album Cuts, & B-Sides, 8PM-2AM, First Saturdays (more info)

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August 1: 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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August 1: 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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August 1: Circus Bella Free Performance @ Mission Bay, 1PM
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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August 1: 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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August 1-2: Nihonmachi Street Fair @ Japantown | Live Entertainment, Food & Drink, Arts & Crafts, Doggie World, Car Show
The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. The formula must work since the organizers estimated that over 30,000 festval attendees last year! More info.

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August 1-2: Oakland – Art + Soul Festival In Downtown Oakland | 40 Bands On 4 Stages, 100s Of Artisan & Vendor Booths, BBQ Competition, Family Fun Zone
Art + Soul, the City of Oakland’s flagship festival, will host a big 15th anniversary bash celebrating the city’s rich music heritage. Packed with live music, dance, BBQ, art and family fun, the two-day festival offers exciting and convenient entertainment options for East Bay families during BART’s Transbay Tube closure. More info.

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August 1-2: San Mateo – 2015 PICA Aloha Festival In San Mateo This Weekend | Free, Family-Friendly, Pacific Islander Festival Of Arts
The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this FREE ADMISSION, two-day festival of arts held during the first full weekend of every August. More info.

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August 1-2: San Jose – San Jose Renaissance Faire @ Meadow Park | Family-Friendly, Live Entertainment, Costumes, Jousting, Food & Drink, Arts & Crafts
Drawing thousands of visitors, the San Jose Renaissance Faire is a unique entertainment experience. The festival includes real jousting and full armored combat between knights, along with culinary delicacies, craft demonstrations, music, dance and comedy. Patrons will participate in archery, fencing, and fantastic costume contests. Activities for the children will include games, crafts, puppet shows and storytelling, not to mention meeting Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth herself. More info.

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August 2: Jerry Day 2015 @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater – McLaren Park | Free, All-Day Jerry Garcia Tribute Concert & Festival
Jerry Day is a civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia. This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia as we celebrate his legacy, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and recognize his Excelsior roots. More info.

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August 2: San Francisco Mime Troupe @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 2-3PM

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August 2: Honoring – San Francisco Fire Dept. NERT & CERT Volunteers @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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August 2: 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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August 2: Mary Chapin Carpenter @ Sigmund Stern Grove | Free Concert In The Park, 2PM

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August 2: 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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August 2: 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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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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