July 2015

Enjoy the best San Francisco events, festivals, and things to do in July 2015 with this calendar of events.

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

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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: 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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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 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 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: 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: 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: 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 29: San Jose – Beerwalk @ Santana Row | Beer Tastings, 20+ Breweries, Art Galleries, Shopping, $30, 6-9PM
Stroll the unique Santana Row strip and discover all the shops, art galleries, and great restaurants. All while sipping on great beers and enjoying the social enthusiasm of shopkeepers and beer lovers, alike. More info.

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

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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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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 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 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 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 24-25: 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: 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 23-August 9: 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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July 23-26: Hal Sparks @ Cobb’s Comedy Clubb | Stand-up Comedy (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: 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 22: Cobb’s Comedy Showcase @ Cobb’s Comedy Clubb | Stand-up Comedy, 8PM (more info)

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July 21: Meghan Trainor @ The Masonic | Live in Concert, 7PM (more info)

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July 16-19: Many San Francisco Weekend Events: Renegade Craft Fair, Breastfest Beer Festival, Parties, Music, Movies, & More | July 16-19, 2015

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July 19: Great Concert Band Music @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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July 19: 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 19: tUnE-yArDs @ Sigmund Stern Grove | Free Concert In The Park, 2PM

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July 19: Oakland – Circus Bella Free Performance @ Diamond Park, 12PM
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 19: San Rafael – Breastfest Beer Festival @ Fairground Island | Fundraiser, Beer Tasting, Food, Live Music, Raffle, $55, Noon-4PM
Buy your ticket to the annual Breastfest and get endless eats, bottomless cups and live music. Proceeds will benefit low-income women with breast cancer. More info.

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July 18-19: Renegade Craft Fair @ Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion | Free, Handmade Wares, DIY Workshops, Shopping
Features a thoughtfully curated selection of today’s finest independent Makers. Attendees will partake in an exciting weekend of shopping for handmade wares, participating in DIY workshops, and exploring installations and activities with some of the best indie makers around. More info.

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July 18: Midnight Mystery Ride SF Chapter | Free, Group Bike Ride Every Third Saturday
Participants are expected to a) meet at a local bar, b) depart for a ride at midnight, c) bring provisions for sharing at ride destination, and d) be awesome. Ride start location will be posted to our website the day of the ride. Only the ride leader knows where we’re going so bring your sense of adventure. Rides are strictly no rider left behind and generally around 5 miles. More info.

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July 18: The Queen is Dead @ Milk Bar, Haight St | $5, Third Saturday Dance Party
A monthly tribute party for the music of Morrissey and The Smiths every third Saturday at Milk Bar! More info.

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July 18: Oakland – Oakland Wine Festival @ Mills College | Wine Classes, Seminars, Panels, Luncheon & Dinner, Events All Day
This distinguished event  invites wine savvy consumers from the Greater Bay Area to enjoy outstanding hospitality with fellow wine and food enthusiasts. More info.

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July 18: Oakland – “Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap @ American Steel Studios | Free, 4PM
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is the world’s largest clothing swap! Also included is a series of DIY craft and sewing workshops through which a community explores creativity and reuse. More info.

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July 17-20: SF Frozen Film Festival @ Roxie Theater | Film Screenings, Music & Art Performances, Youth Programming & Awards Ceremonies
The mission for the organization is to help independent filmmakers, youth, and those in under served communities showcase their work. The festival strives to help those with a smaller budget get their work shown to a larger audience. This year’s event features several environmental documentaries, dramatic shorts, and animation. More info.

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July 17-19: RAWdance’s Through My Fingers To The Deep @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, Evenings & Matinee

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July 17: The Unique Derique (2 Shows) @ Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11-11:30AM

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July 17: San Jose – San Jose Bike Party | Free, Group Bike Ride, 8PM, Third Fridays (more info)

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July 17: Santa Cruz – Berlin Featuring Terri Nunn | Free Friday Night Bands On The Beach (more info)

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July 17: Oakland – Jack’s Night Market @ Jack London Square | Free, Artisans, Music, Food, Street Performers
This special evening lights up the Oakland waterfront with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. From local crafts and designers to area fruit purveyors and street performers, this vibrant outdoor bazaar will celebrate all that is Oakland. More info.

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July 16-19: Pablo Francisco @ Cobb’s Comedy Clubb | Stand-up Comedy (more info)

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July 16: Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena | Free, Downtown Art Walk
Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena: a monthly night of art, performance, food and drink in San Francisco’s arts and culture district in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. Free and discounted museum and gallery events, live performances, and extended happy hours throughout the neighborhood. More info.

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July 16: Oakland – Slow Ride Sessions @ The Crucible | Free Yoga Class, Tour, Slow Ride To Bars, Third Thursdays, 6:30-9:30PM
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month for a free yoga class, tour of The Crucible, & slow ride to a local bar to cheers with your buddies both old and new! We will be FUNdraising for our friends at The Crucible and they will be hosting a raffle for participants with some really swell gear! Join us for one of many monthly community rides and bring your friends! More info.

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July 16: Oakland – Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Free, Art Walk, Third Thursdays, 6-9PM
Every 3rd Thursday of the month we invite you all to come out to the Ave to join us in supporting local artists, local independent businesses and community fun. Piedmont Ave. Stroll is in restaurants, stores, cafes and more with art, music, events and more. More info.

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July 16: Ghostbusters @ McCoppin Hub Plaza | Free, Outdoor Movie Screening From SF Indie

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July 16: Keb’ Mo’ @ Montalvo Arts Center | Outdoor Concert, 7PM

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July 16: Will Magic & Alligator Spacewalk @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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July 16: Montuno Swing @ Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 6-7:30PM

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July 16: YCBA: Converge Monthly Art Gathering | Free, Music, Art, Performances, Cocktails, Part of Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. ConVerge is where community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in our free and public spaces in a fluid, interactive, experimental format designed to engage audiences. More info.

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July 16: Oakland – The Smart Culture Show @ 3rd St. Warehouse | Free Admission & Pizza, 3rd Thursdays
Art themed comedy show held in a warehouse space in the Jack London section of Oakland. Each month, they bring you some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, who will not only tell you jokes, but hilariously dissect the theme at hand. More info.

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July 16: San Mateo – Big City Revue @ Central Park | Motown Dance Party, 6-8PM (more info)

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July 14: Litquake @ Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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July 14: Free Second Tuesday Admission To SF Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park
Escape to a unique, 55-acre urban oasis of extraordinary beauty. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world. More info.

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July 14: Nob Hill Walking Tour | Guided Neighborhood Tour, 2-4:30PM (more info)

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July 9-12: 70+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Beast Crawl Literary Festival, Tenderloin Sunday Streets, Parties, Music, Beer, Wine, & More

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July 12: Salute To African-American Composers & Artists @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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July 12: 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 12: Amy Hanaiali’i & The Stern Grove Festival Orchestra @ Sigmund Stern Grove | Free Concert In The Park, 2PM

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July 12: Circus Bella Free Performance @ Union Square, 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 12: San Francisco Sunday Streets in Tenderloin| Free, Family-Friendly, Closed Streets, Music, Activities, & More
Sunday Streets closes stretches of city streets to automobile traffic, and opens them to people for several hours on a various Sundays throughout the year, so participants can enjoy a large, temporary, public space where they can bike, walk, run, dance, do yoga, or do any other physical activity. Non-profit and health organizations offer free activities and share information about their services during the event. More info.

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July 11: Oakland – Beast Crawl Literary Festival | Free, Dozens Of Readings & Events, 200+ Writers, 35 Locations
Beast Crawl is Uptown Oakland’s annual free literary festival featuring 200+ writers in a single night, in dozens of events, spread out over three hours and thirty-five local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, performance spaces, and storefronts. More info.

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July 11: Hops On Fire @ SoMa StrEat Food Park | Spicy Food & IPA Festival, 10+ Food Trucks, 15+ IPAs, 11AM-6PM
Come test your palate at San Francisco’s inaugural spicy food and IPA festival – Hops on Fire! How high can you climb on the Scoville Scale: Jalapeño? Cayenne? Habanero? Perhaps even Bhut Jolokia – the infamous ghost pepper? Challenge yourself and pair some amazing local spicy cuisine with some of the nation’s best IPAs. More info.

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July 11: Goldsworthy In The Presidio | Free, 3-Mile Guided Hike, Striking Views, 10:30AM-1PM
This event is a three mile moderate hike including a few uphill stretches and various surfaces, such as sand and rocky areas. The hike will include several of the park’s major trails, featuring striking views and beautiful landscapes. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes, dress in layers, and bring water! This hike is free and will occur rain or shine. More info.

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July 11: Phono del Sol @ Potrero del Sol Park | Music & Food Festival, Live Music, Food Trucks, Noon-7PM
Phono del Sol is the flagship event for The Bay Bridged — a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Bay Area independent arts and media and the festival helps put local bands on a huge stage, with proceeds helping to fund our blog coverage and other activities throughout the year, and draw attention to a beautiful park in the Mission. More info.

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July 11: SNAC #13: Star Spangled Scavenger Hunt | Competitive Bar Crawl, 7:30-10:30PM
The Saturday Night Action Club is a 21+ 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. Come alone or with friends and get ready to have a blast. Costumes encouraged, and will undoubtedly make it easier to earn points.  More info.

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July 11: Oakland – Speak-TEA-sy Party @ Children’s Fairyland | Tea Party, Treats, Music, Storytelling, Dancing, 2-5PM
The time to get dapper is upon us finally! We are expecting quite a crowd at our outdoor CuddleClub, so feel free to bring picnic blankets, a chair and of course a special tea cup for sipping. There will be tea and treats for sale. More info.

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July 11: Mongolian Naadam Festival @ Hellman Hollow | Cultural Celebration, Folk Music, Mongolian Wrestling, Dance, Traditional Food, $8 For Adults, Kids Free, Noon-5PM (more info)

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July 11: Azalea Summer Party @ Proxy SF | DJs, Food Trucks, Beer, Eyewear Sale, Noon-5PM (more info)

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July 11: SF Botanical Garden’s Salvias, Shrubs & Fuchsias Plant Sale | 10AM-1PM
Come by for a unique opportunity to admire and acquire an outstanding selection of plants seldom found in commercial nurseries or garden centers. Enjoy a wide variety of plants at each monthly Saturday sale, in addition to featured selections, based on the season. Find the right plants for your Bay Area (or beyond!) microclimate with many propagated from our very own collections. More info.

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July 11: Merola Opera’s Schwabacher Summer Concert @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 2-4PM

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July 11: Prince & Michael Jackson Karaoke Night @ Neck Of The Woods | Drinks, Dancing, $10, 21+, 9PM-1:30PM (more info)

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July 11: 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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July 11: 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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July 11: 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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July 11: 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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July 11: 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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July 11: Circus Bella Free Performance @ Hamilton Playground, 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 11: 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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July 10-12: Jon Lovitz @ Cobb’s Comedy Clubb | Stand-up Comedy (more info)

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July 10-11: Salsa Festival On The Fillmore @ Fillmore Center Plaza | Dance Performances & Classes, Live Entertainment
During this two-day event, you can brush up on your dancing skills, watch dance performances, listen to live music, and dance outside at the Fillmore Center Plaza. In addition to dancing on the plaza, you will find three blocks of Salsa Bands, DJs, and dance instructors. More info.

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July 10: Monster Drawing Rally 2015 @ Verdi Club | Live Art Creation, Fundraiser, 6-11PM
Join us on July 10 for our famous annual Monster Drawing Rally, an incredible live drawing and fundraiser event where over 120 artists work side by side. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged artworks – immediately available for just $75 a piece. All proceeds directly support Southern Exposure’s programs. More info.

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July 10: Battle Of The Bands @ Music City SF | Live Music Competition, 7PM
It’s time for another Battle of the Bands! For this battle, we will have a panel of judges scoring 6 bands based on originality, musicianship, song composition and crowd response. Don’t worry about being the most technical or accomplished musician, this event is open to all levels. It’s about rocking’ the house, having a good time, and playing the best you can with your band mates. More info.

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July 10: Independence/Bastille Alley Party @ Taverna Aventine | Food Trucks, Live Music, Drink Specials, 4-11PM
This indoor and outdoor event will include: live DJ performances, food truck, drink specials and special live music performance. More info.

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July 10: Veruca Salt @ Slim’s | Concert, All Ages, $26, 9PM (more info)

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July 10: Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen To Be Women) @ Cobb’s Comedy Clubb | Stand-up Comedy, 10:15PM (more info)

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July 10: Hubba Hubba Review @ DNA Lounge | Burlesque Performance, Live Music, 21+, $15
Step right up, folks! ! The *world-famous* Hubba Hubba Revue invites you to a star-spangled spectacle of summertime tease! With sideshow thrills! A brassload of marching band clowns, & enough blue-ribbon burlesque to pop your prize petunias! More info.

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July 10: Pi Clowns (2 Shows) @ Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11-11:30AM

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July 10: East Bay Bike Party | Free, Second Fridays 
East Bay Bike Party EBBP is a mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. Bike Party is a 100% volunteer organized event for and by bike enthusiasts, celebrating community and human power. Rides are casual, with party stops at public spaces along the 10-17 mile route. More info.

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July 10: Oakland & Alameda – Art Walk (AKA Estuary Art Attack) | Free, Second Fridays, 6-9PM
The galleries, clubs and restaurants that make Alameda and Jingletown a lively and cosmopolitan destination welcome you! Make time every 2nd Friday of the month to discover the creative life of the area by taking in some of the most exciting, beautiful and challenging contemporary art from the bay area and beyond. More info.

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July 10: Vallejo – Art Walk @ Downtown Arts District | Free, Second Fridays
Vallejo has seen a surge of artists and creatives moving into the area. The art walk is an event to celebrate and encourage the growth of this culture. Most locations are in the central core of the downtown and very walkable but a few are spread out a few blocks in each direction. More info.

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July 10: San Rafael – Art Walk @ Downtown San Rafael | Free, Second Fridays, 5-8PM
Enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, live music and refreshments as you stroll in downtown San Rafael.  Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios, the 2nd Friday Art Walk links venues along downtown Fourth Street the second Friday of each month. More info.

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July 10: Santa Cruz – Macy Gray | Free Friday Night Bands On The Beach (more info)

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July 10: Oakland – Circus Bella Free Performance @ Studio One Arts Center, 6PM
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 10: Atherton – Undercover @ Menlo College | Part Of Nasdaq Private Market Summer Concert Series, 5-8PM (more info)

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July 9-20: Flower Piano @ SF Botanical Garden | Pianos Around The Garden, Special Performances, Open For Public For Play
This July for twelve days only, San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG) becomes the city’s own outdoor concert hall and everyone is invited to play and listen. From July 9 – 20, visitors are encouraged to seek out one of the twelve pianos tucked among the many flower-filled gardens within SFBG’s 55 acres and play what they like, from Bach to boogie-woogie. More info.

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July 9-12: San Jose – 100|OCT Rally @ Santana Row | Drive, Exotic & Luxury Cars, Awards
Come experience to the fullest all of the reasons you first bought that car. First and foremost this will be an exceptional drive with another ~30 remarkable cars – 30 exotic and performance cars participated in our 2014 edition! Your driving skills will shine as we travel an incredible route over mountains and through deserts. More info.

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July 9: Chuck Palahniuk & Lidia Yuknavitch: A Night Of Mayhem @ Castro Theatre | Book Release Party, Stories, Contests, Prizes, 6:30-7:30PM
Join Chuck Palahniuk at the Castro Theatre where the air will be filled with color, noise and candy. It’s a party to celebrate the release of Lidia Yuknavitch’s newest novel, The Small Backs of Children, a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers – a masterful exploration of the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art. As always, the wearing of sexy sleepwear is encouraged. More info.

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July 9: Making A Scene Opening Reception @ SOMArts | Group Exhibition, Special Performance, Dance, Live Music
The group exhibition Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces spotlights a rich history of Bay Area artist-run, independent and alternative spaces, as well as the pioneers and contemporary trailblazers of social justice who utilized these spaces as a catalyst and megaphone. More info.

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July 9: Shipwreck Presents: J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan @ The Booksmith | Literary Erotic Fanfiction Competition, $12, 21+, 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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July 9: Sandbox Playtests @ The GoGame | Monthly Game & Adventure Testing, 7-9PM
Sandbox is a monthly playtesting event. Think of it as an open mic for real world game design, participatory theater, and immersive experiences. Each month we create a space where you can test out your adventures and receive criticism on how to make it better. More info.

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July 9: Russell Howard @ Cobb’s Comedy Club | Stand-up Comedy, 8PM (more info)

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July 9: Okinawan Folk Ensemble @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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July 9: Free Movie Night @ Orinda Theatre | 7PM, Second Thursday (more info)

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July 9: Needtobreathe Presents Tour de Compadres @ The Masonic | Live in Concert, 8PM (more info)

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July 9: Chuck Palahniuk & Lidia Yuknavitch: A Night Of Mayhem @ Castro Theatre | Author Event, 6:30PM (more info)

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July 9: Mrs. Doubtfire @ Jack London Square | Free Movie Screening, Festivities Begin At 8PM

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July 9: San Mateo – Jacque Lynn @ Central Park | Country Music Concert, 6-8PM (more info)

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July 8-9: Indigo Girls @ Montalvo Arts Center | Outdoor Music Concert, 7PM

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July 7: First Tuesday Free Admission To Conservatory of Flowers
Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from another side of the world, or a classroom of budding botanists, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate up-close experience with rare and endangered plants unlike any other. Come see what treasures await you! The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month. Groups are not permitted on free days. More info.

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July 7: First Tuesday Free Admission To San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum 
Ever changing, the CJM is a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present exhibitions that are both timely and relevant and represent the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship. More info.

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July 7: First Tuesday Free Admission @ de Young Museum
Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, Textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. More info.

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July 7: First Tuesday Free Admission To Legion Of Honor Museum
The Legion of Honor displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Its collections include Rodin’s Thinker, which sits in the museum’s Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country. More info.

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July 7: Free First Tuesday Admission To Museum of Craft and Design
Since opening to the public in 2004, the Museum of Craft and Design has delivered innovative exhibitions and programs to thousands of visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond. More info.

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July 6-August 13: 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 6: Monday Makeout @ Makeout Room | Creative Jazz & Improvised Music, First Mondays (more info)

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July 2-5: 90+ San Francisco July 4th Weekend Events: Fireworks, Parades, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Parties, Beer, Wine, & More

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July 5: San Francisco Women’s World Cup Viewing Party @ Civic Center | Free, Soccer Skills Activities, Food & Drink, 4PM

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July 5: Around The World In 90 Minutes @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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July 5: 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 5: 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 5: 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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July 4-5: Fillmore Jazz Festival | Free, Live Jazz Music, Food & Drink, 10AM-6PM
Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast. Visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. More info.

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July 4: San Francisco Fourth of July Events: Fireworks, Celebrations, Pictures, Where To Watch, Parades

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July 4: Fourth of July Celebration @ Pier 39 | Free, Fireworks
Flash! Sparkle! Pop! It’s Fourth of July! PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring musical entertainment and activities in our Entrance Plaza. At approximately 9:30 PM, The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay. The best location to enjoy a festive Fourth of July is at PIER 39. More info.

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July 4: View Fourth of July Fireworks @ Ghirardelli Square | Free
Ghirardelli Square is center stage to San Francisco’s July 4 celebration. The city sets off fireworks from the end of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39. Best places to watch (from land): Aquatic Park (Jefferson and Hyde streets), the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, other waterfront spots at Fisherman’s Wharf, and Coit Tower. More info.

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July 4: Fourth Of July @ Shoreline Amphitheatre | San Francisoc Symphony Concert & Fireworks Display, 8PM
Join the San Francisco Symphony at Shoreline Amphitheatre for the annual concert and fireworks spectacular as the San Francisco Symphony celebrates the Fourth of July. Epic music from the movies and American symphonic favorites lead up to an exhilarating fireworks show accompanied by the Orchestra. More info.

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July 4: San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 1-2:30PM

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July 4: Celebrating Our Country’s 239th Birthday! @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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July 4: Oakland – July 4th Festival Of Family Fun @ Jack London Square | Free, Family-Friendly, Live Entertainment, Food & Drink, 11AM-4PM
Celebrate Independence Day at Jack London Square! This festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children. Free to attend, the event will also feature tasty treats, music and much more! (Sorry no fireworks!) More info.

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July 4: Alameda – 4th Of July Parade | Free, More than 170 Floats, Over 60,00 Spectators, Marching Bands, Dance, Equestrians, Classic Cars, Starts At 10AM
The Alameda 4th of July Parade is one of the largest and longest Independence Day parade in the nation. With over 170 floats and 2,500 participants who travel a three mile route, the parade has become the central activity of the Bay Area’s Fourth of July weekend. More info.

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July 4: Alameda – July 4th Aboard The USS Hornet | Noon-10PM, Live Concerts On The Flight Deck, Explore The Ship, Family Activities, Food & Drink, Fireworks Viewing
The USS Hornet is one of the most decorated ships in naval history.  Now serving as a world-class sea, air, and space museum, the USS Hornet is permanently docked at the former Naval Air Station in Alameda. Visitors can explore many decks of the historic aircraft carrier, including flight deck, captain’s bridge, sick bay, pilot ready rooms, and much, much more. More info.

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July 4: San Jose – Rose, White, & Blue Parade & Festival | Family-Friendly, Live Music, Dancing, Food & Drink
Enjoy an old fashioned family-style parade as it winds through the Rose Garden neighborhood ending on the grand avenue of the The Alameda. This homespun parade features live bands, dance groups, home-made floats, kids on bikes, antique cars, and more. More info.

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July 4: Berkeley – Fourth Of July @ Berkeley Marina | Free, Family-Friendly, Live Music, Fireworks, Food & Drink, Noon-10PM
On the 4th of July the biggest party is at the Berkeley Marina from noon-10PM with all kinds of free fun! Adventure Playground, always a favorite, where children can use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision, is open until 8PM. Get your face painted, try the giant slide, or splash in the water at the beach. Stay for the fireworks at night! More info.

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July 4: Palo Alto – Summer Festival & Chili Cook-Off @ Mitchell Park | Chili Cooking Competition & Tastings, Live Music, Family-Friendly Activities, Noon-5PM
The tradition continues as we celebrate Independence Day at the 34th Annual City of Palo Alto Summer Festival & Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, July 4. With live music featuring Rockin’ Down the Highway (Music from the Doobie Brothers); a variety of children’s activities; art activities by the Palo Alto Art Center, and more. More info.

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July 4: Sausalito – July 4th Festivities | Parade, Live Music, Fireworks Display, Family-Friendly Activities, Food & Drink
This three-part event begins with a parade of floats, bands, classic cars, local officials, and organizations. The Parade starts at Second and Main Streets and ends at Dunphy Park. After the parade, the party starts at Dunphy Park with food and entertainment, tug of war, an egg toss, live music, and dancing. The finale at Gabrielson Park features more live music and entertainment followed by Sausalito’s legendary fireworks display. More info.

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July 4: Redwood City – 4th Of July Parade, Festival, & Fireworks | Family-Friendly, Parade, Fireworks Display, Live Entertainment, Food & Drink
The 4th of July Parade is the premier holiday parade in the region and takes place in the heart of Downtown Redwood City. This treasured event brings thousands of excited spectators to enjoy an incredible array of parade floats and numerous family festivities. After the parade and festival, spectators can enjoy a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show launched from the Port of Redwood City. More info.

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July 4: Morgan Hill – Freedom Fest | Family-Friendly, Parade, Fireworks, Live Music, Street Dance, Classic Cars, Freedom Run
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Morgan Hill with the Independence Day Celebration’s Freedom Fest spectacular complete with parade, car show, sing-alongs, music performances and, of course, the grand finale of them all, the fireworks show. More info.

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July 4: 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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July 4: Prince & MJ Experience @ Madrone Art Bar | Hits, Album Cuts, & B-Sides, 8PM-2AM, First Saturdays (more info)

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July 4: 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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July 4: 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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July 4: 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 only restored 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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July 4: San Mateo – Highland’s 4th Of July Parade & Celebration | Free, Parade, Kids’ Activities, Food & Drinks
Build your float for the Parade!  The annual 4th of July celebration that the Highlands is famous for, is fast approaching. And to make it happen we need help to come from all around the Highlands. The Highlands Independence Day celebration theme for 2015 is “Come One, Come All”. More info.

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July 3-5: Berkeley – Falstaff @ John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre | Free, 6 Different Women Playing Falstaff, 4PM
Actors Ensemble will present Falstaff! (an abridgement of Henry IV parts One and Two, adapted and directed by Robert Estes) at John Hinkel Park on Saturdays/Sundays from June 20 to July 5. There will be one added holiday performance on Friday, July 3. All performances will start at 4PM. More info.

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July 3-4: El Cerrito – WorldOne Festival @ Cerrito Vista Park | Free, Family-Friendly, Carnaval, Live Music & Dance Performances
worldOneradio + festival presents a broad cultural palette of eclectic and earthnic musics, dance, ideation, and dialogue in various venues from classrooms to community festivals. Join this weekend as we seek to artfully create and present information, art, and technology in ways to promote creative and constructive musiculture, spirit, social engagement, ecology, economy, use of technology, and ultimately, mind. More info.

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July 3-4: Monte Rio – Independence Day Celebration @ Monte Rio Beach | Free, Kids’ Activities, Parade, Fireworks (more info)

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July 3: SFBP #54: Golden State Of Mind | Group Bike Ride, 8PM
Let’s go Warriors! The Golden State Warriors recently won their first NBA championship in 40 years, so we thought we’d show them some SFBP love! Be sure to bring your blue, gold and white and be prepared to show off some bay area pride. Speaking of, get your favorite bay area songs ready for your music bike, this is warriors ground baby! More info.

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July 3: The Marriage Of Figaro @ AT&T Park | Free, San Francisco Opera Performance In Ball Park, 7:30PM
San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Giants invite you to Taube Philanthropies presents Opera at the Ballpark on Friday, July 3 at 7:30pm for a free performance of Mozart’s THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, simulcast live from the War Memorial Opera House. More info.

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July 3: Mountain View – He Said, She Said @ 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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July 3: Oakland – Independence Eve Celebration @ Craneway Pavillion | Free, Family-Friendly, Fireworks, Live Music, Petting Zoo
For the past seven years, the Oakland Symphony has joined forces with the City of Richmond to present a free Independence Eve Celebration at the Craneway Pavilion. This free event is fun for the whole family, with live music, food, an instrument petting zoo and spectacular fireworks over the bay! More info.

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July 3: Oakland – Circus Bella Free Performance @ Mosswood Park, 6PM
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 3: Oakland – Awesome Orchestra Session 33 @ American Steel Studios | Free, Orchestral Music, All Welcome To Participate, 6:30-9:30PM
In collaboration with the awesome American Steel Studios and Oakland Art Murmur, we’ll be holding a session as part of First Fridays in the super cool Poplar Gallery on site. More info.

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July 3: Santa Cruz – The Sun Kings Tribute To The Beatles | Free Friday Night Bands On The Beach (more info)

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July 3: 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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July 3: 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 3: 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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July 3: 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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July 3: Caterpillar Puppets (2 Shows) @ Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11-11:30AM

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July 3:  First Friday @ Il Pirata | Free, Comedy Show, DJ Dance Party (more info)

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July 3: 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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July 3: 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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July 3: 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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July 3: 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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July 3: 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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July 3: 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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July 3: 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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July 3: 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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July 3: Alameda – Food Truck Frenzy: Reds, Whites, & Blues! @ Rock Wall Wine Company | Wine Tastings, Food Trucks, Music, $6, 5-9PM
Come kick off the 4th of July holiday weekend at Food Truck Frenzy: Reds, Whites and Blues! Be our guest for an amazing evening of wine tasting and gourmet street food from some of the Bay Area’s best Food Trucks. Get your dance on to an awesome mix by DJ Tone SF while you watch the sun set against the SF skyline. More info.

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July 3: Richmond – Third Of July Celebration @ Marina Bay Park | Family-Friendly, Fireworks, Live Music, Food, 5:30-9:30PM
Fireworks, food, and fun are what this event is all about. Celebrate with your fellow community members at Marina Bay Park from 5:30pm-9:30pm to enjoy live blues music and the youth play area (for a fee) until the night sky explodes with color in our 20 minute fireworks display at approximately 9:15pm. More info.

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July 3: Bodega Bay – Fireworks Over Bodega Bay | Fireworks Display, 9:30PM
Fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars will start at dark on Friday, July 3.  The display can be seen from all around Bodega Bay. More info.

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July 2: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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July 2: 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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July 2: 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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July 2: 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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July 2: Beer Garden NightLife @ California Academy Of Sciences | Educational Beer Conversation & Tastings, Music, 21+, $10-12, 6PM
This week NightLife follows the brewing process from botanical inception to foamy finish. Hear from local beer and spirit masters Dave McLean & Carl Sutton in a lively conversation about experimenting with botanicals in their boozy creations. Plus, be sure to sip on NightLife’s first-ever signature craft beer Magnolia Aliciella Bitter, brewed with plant types found on the museum’s Living Roof! More info.

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July 2: Better Off Dead @ McCoppin Hub Plaza | Free, Outdoor Movie Screening From SF Indie

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July 2: Redwood City – Rocky IV @ Courthouse Square | Free, Outdoor Movie, Starts At Sundown
Enjoy Downtown Redwood City on Courthouse Square by bringing the family out to a FREE movie!  The Summer experience continues with a showing of 16 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45pm). More info.

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July 2: 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 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 2: 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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July 2: Waterfront Walk | Guided Neighborhood Tour, 2-4:30PM (more info)

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July 2: San Mateo – Super Huey @ Central Park | Huey Lewis Tribute Concert, 6-8PM (more info)

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July 1-5: San Rafael – Marin County Fair | Family-Friendly, Live Concerts, Fireworks Every Night, Carnival Rides, Food & Drink
This weekend come out & enjoy family-friendly fun with live concerts, carnival rides, fireworks every night, food & drink, at the 2015 Marin County Fair in San Rafael! There will be the fair favorites as well, including competitive exhibits, fine arts, crafts, & photography, a film festival, & so much more! More info.

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July 1: Free First Wednesday Admission @ GLBT History Museum in Castro District
Located in San Francisco’s Castro District, The GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic and surprising exhibitions and programming.More info.

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July 1: Berkeley – Free First Wednesday @ UC Berkeley Botanical Garden | 9AM-5PM, First Wednesdays
Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, cultivated by region in naturalistic landscapes over its 34 acres. More info.

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All Month: 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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San Francisco Weekly Events:

  • Wednesdays: Castro Farmers’ Market @ Noe Street at Market Street | March 15-Dec 16, 4-8PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: Upper Haight Farmers’ Market @ Waller Street at Stanyan Street | April 1-Oct 28, 3-7PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market @ Geary at St. Joseph’s Street | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: VA San Francisco Farmers’ Market @ Veterans Drive | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM
  • Wednesdays: Mission Bay Farmers’ Market at UCSF | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: UCSF Parnassus Farmers’ Market @ 505 Parnassus Ave | Year-Round, 10AM-3PM (more info)
  • 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: 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: Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (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)
  • Sundays: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Yoga In The Park @ Big Rec Baseball Field In Golden Gate Park | 11AM (mo
  • 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: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (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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