MANY San Francisco Weekend Events: Outside Lands, J-Pop Summit, San Jose Summer Fest, Parties, Music, Beer, Wine, & More | August 6-9, 2015

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It’s going to be a fantastic weekend in San Francisco & there are tons of Bay Area events including Outside Lands, J-Pop Summit, Japanese Film Festival, & San Jose Summer Fest all weekend, Sing-a-long Cinema: Frozen on Thursday, Kidchella 2015 on Sunday, First Friday Art Walks, & so much more! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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Featured: 2015 San Francisco Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park | 3-Day Music & Comedy Festival, 200,000+ Attendees, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, & More!

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San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: August 6-9, 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: Japanese Film Festival @ New People Cinema & Castro Theatre | Film Screenings, Guest Speakers
Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is the first and only fully-dedicated annual Japanese film event of the S.F. Bay Area. The film festival will also be a prominent feature of the 2015 J-Pop Summit, taking place in Fort Mason Center and Union Square. More info.

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August 6: Livermore – Hiroshima Day Commemoration @ Livermore National Laboratory | Performances, March, Nonviolent Direct Action & Witness (more info)

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August 6: NightLife LIVE: August @ California Academy Of Sciences | DJ Sets, Interactive Art Exhibits, Crafts, Food & Drink, 21+, 6PM
This week, NightLife LIVE gets downright dreamy with the catchy lo-fi sounds of Alvvays. Hailing from Canada, the five-piece indie rock quintet will make their first Golden Gate Park appearance of the week, hitting notes from their self-titled debut. Santa Cruz-based GRMLN will open the night with punchy, surf-inspired energy that brings to mind warm and restless West Coast summers. More info.

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August 6: The Princess Bride @ McCoppin Hub Plaza | Free, Outdoor Movie Screening From SF Indie

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August 6: Steven EspaniolajMint Plaza | Free Hawaiian, 12:30-1:30PM

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August 6: Futuro Picante @ Transamerica Redwood Park | Free Mission Youth Salsa Band, 12-1PM

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August 6: Raq Filipina @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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August 6: 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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August 6: 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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August 6: Jon Stewart’s Last Daily Show Watch Party @ The Chapel | 7-9PM
What could be worse than Jon Stewart’s last Daily Show show? Watching it at home alone, or online the next day. And we don’t want that for you. So please join Comedy for Good and The Chapel to toast Jon Stewart’s 16 years of genius (or self-medicate with festive cocktails) and enjoy (or cry over) what is sure to be a brilliant (or terribly depressing) send-off. More info.

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August 6: Oakland – Sing Along Cinema: Frozen @ Jack London Square | Free Outdoor Film, Family-Friendly, Costumes, 9-10:30PM
Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Cinemagoers are invited to show up in costume dressed as their favorite character and sing-along to their favorite songs. Join the fun and a little bit of madness at this starry night sing-along. More info.

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August 6: San Carlos – 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 San Carlos 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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August 6: 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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August 6: 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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August 6: San Mateo – Dutch Uncle @ Central Park | Classic Rock & Roll, 6-8PM (more info)

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August 7: Crosspulse (2 Shows) @ Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11-11:30AM

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August 7: Bryan Girard Trio @ 101 California St. | Free Jazz, 12-1PM

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August 7: Bengal and Beyond @ 425 Market St. | Free Bengali Jazz, 12-1PM

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August 7: Merenai Shim/Yuri Liberzon @ Crocker Galleria | Free Classical, 12-1PM

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August 7: Charlie Barreda-SF Latin Jazz @ 303 2nd St. | Free Latin Jazz, 12-1PM

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August 7: 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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August 7: Santa Cruz – Y&T | Free Friday Night Bands On The Beach (more info)

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August 7:  First Friday @ Il Pirata | Free, Comedy Show, DJ Dance Party (more info)

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August 7: 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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August 7: 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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August 7: Mountain View – Mark Russo & The Classy Cats @ 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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August 7: 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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August 7: 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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August 7: 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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August 7: 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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August 7: 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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August 7: 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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August 7: 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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August 7: 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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August 7: Mash It Up @ Roxie Theatre | Mash Up Music Video Sing-A-Long Show, $10, 9PM
Videos seamlessly mixed and awesome. IndieFest has collected a whole program of such wonders. Rock, pop, hip hop, classics. Each song a sing-a-long-worthy piece by itself, but combined now with another one to just blow your mind. More info.

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August 7: Screeching Weasel With The Queers & Mr. T Experience @ The Regency Ballroom | All Ages, 7PM (more info)

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August 7: Atherton – El Desayuno @ Menlo College | Part Of Nasdaq Private Market Summer Concert Series, 5-8PM (more info)

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August 7-9: Outside Lands 2015 @ Golden Gate Park | 3-Day Music & Comedy Festival, 200,000+ Attendees, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, & More!
We are proud to announce the lineup for the 8th annual Outside Lands featuring Elton John, Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco and many more! More info.

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August 7-9: J-Pop Summit @ Fort Mason Center & Union Square | Japanese Culture Festival, Music, Film, Fashion
By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the J-Pop festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan. In 2014, the festival was held in Japantown and enjoyed 120,000 in attendance in two days. More info.

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August 7-9: San Jose – Summer Fest 2015 @ Downtown San Jose | Live Music Festival, 100+ Shows On 13 Stages
One of the Bay Area’s biggest festivals! Over 100 shows on 13 stages of jazz, Latin, blues, R&B, world, New Orleans & more! More info.

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August 8: Saturday Write Fever @ EXIT Cafe | Free, Script-Making & Flash Performance
Every second Saturday of the month, we invite writers, actors, directors, theater creators, and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance! Join  as we bring you a night of writing with prompts sourced from spy flicks! More info.

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August 8: Berkeley – Japanese Lantern Ceremony For World Peace @ Aquatic Park | Decorating & Lantern Floating, 6:30-9PM
Fourteenth annual Japanese Lantern Ceremony for World Peace, to be held Sat., Aug. 8, 2015 at the north end of Aquatic Park (bottom of Addison Street). Join us in decorating lantern shades, to be floated on the lagoon at dusk.More info.

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August 8: Saturday Night Action Club | Creative Team Play, Discover Cool Bars & Local History, Prizes, 21+, Second Saturdays
A competitive bar crawl that sends teams scouring one of San Francisco’s neighborhoods for local flavor, daring photo-ops, and willing strangers for scandalous hi-jinks. Join us on the second Saturday of each month. Come with friends, or ready to meet some new ones, and get ready to have a blast. More info.

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August 8: Mountain Lake Science Saturdays | Educational Science Discussions, 2-3PM, Second Saturdays
Mountain Lake Science Saturdays is a lively new series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to Mountain Lake and its ecological restoration. On the second Saturday of every month from 2-3PM, gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of disciplines talk on topics ranging from Archaeology to Zooplankton. More info.

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August 8: Oakland – Jack of All Trades Market @Jack London Square | Free, Second Saturdays, 11AM-5PM
Free & Pet friendly market includes 85+ local vendors, DIY workshops, food, local music, beers, and more. More info.

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August 8: Oakland – Golden Gate Second Saturdays | Free, Community Event
The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event, with activities in the following categories: Art, Music, Food, Volunteerism, Classes, and Family Friendly. More info.

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August 8: Campbell – Second Saturdays @ Downtown Campbell | Free, 2-6PM
Second Saturdays is a blend of everything that makes Downtown Campbell one of the best places in the South Bay to spend a Saturday afternoon. You’ll find artists exhibiting, sidewalk sales, live music, street entertainment, special deals, and various other fun sights and sounds. More info.

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August 8: Berkeley – Beginner Parkour Class @ Mulford Hall | Free, Second Saturdays, Noon
The Beginner’s Class is geared towards first timers & lasts 1.5 hours. The emphasis will be on controlled progression and will cover: philosophy of parkour, training, conditioning and safety tips, and basic movements such as vaults, landings and rolls. More info.

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August 8-9: Pistahan @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11AM-5PM

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August 9: 9th Ward Millionaire$ @ Jane Warner Plaza | Free New Orleans Jazz, 1-2PM

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August 9: Redwood City – Kidchella 2015 @ Courthouse Square | Free, Live Music, Dancing, Inflatable Play-Land, 11AM-1PM
Redwood City is proud to offer our kids music series for a third year! The ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. Sponsored by Redwood City’s Public Library and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, this series will provide a safe and fun environment for kids to dance and enjoy live music. More info.

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August 9: Return Of The Cypher @ Boom Boom Room | Feat. DJ Pharoahgahmoe, DJ Kevvy Kev, & The Gemstone Band
Each Sunday at the Boom Boom Room, some of the Bay’s best local emcees, breakers, beatboxers, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of raw talent. It’s called Return of the Cypher – ROTC, and true Hip Hop heads are advised not to miss out on this free party. More info.

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August 9: Featuring The Music Of Dimitri Shostakovich & Friends @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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August 9: Nomadic Nectar FestieWear & PlayaWear Sale @ 615 Indiana St | One-Of-A-Kind Costume Collection, Men & Women’s Apparel, 11AM-6PM (more info)

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August 9: 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 9: Morris Day & The Time @ Sigmund Stern Grove | Free Concert In The Park, 2PM

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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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