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What's Happening August 10-12


Les Miserables Fri-Sun, Aug 10-Sept 26. Times Vary

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production Les Miserables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

2018 Outside Lands Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. Times Vary

Listen to some of your favorite artists in Golden Gate Park. This iconic music festival isn't just for music lovers, get a taste of the Bay Area's food scene, amazing libations, and comedy lineup.

Kim Nalley with Houston Person Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. 8PM

Locally adored and internationally acclaimed jazz-blues singer, Kim Nalley is joined by her band and special guest, legendary jazz tenor saxophonist Houston Person.

National S'mores Day Celebration Fri, Aug 10. 4PM-9PM

Take a spontaneous camping trip to SPARK and indulge in your favorite chocolatey, gooey, sweet treat S’mores.

Millenials Ruin Everything: Comedy Show Fri, Aug 10. 6PM-8PM

Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin bring you Millennials Ruin Everything, El Rio's newest comedy showcase. Every month, we'll take a look at how this specific generation is slowly unraveling the fabric of the American landscape.

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade Sat-Sun, Aug 11-12. Times Vary

Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. Admission is free and fun for the entire family!

Events Coming Soon: Cabfest Fri-Sun, Aug 17-19. Times Vary Polk Street Blues Festival Sat-Sun, Aug 18-19. 10AM-6PM Festival of the Sea Sat, Aug 18. 10AM-4PM Fort Point Living History Day Sat, Aug 18. 10AM-5PM Aloha PolyFest Sat, Aug 18. 11AM-5PM San Francisco Ice Cream Festival Sun, Aug 19. 11AM-5PM


MotoAmerica Cycle Gear Championships of Sonoma Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. 9AM-4PM

The event will take over the 12-turn course for a weekend of high-speed motorcycle racing featuring all the top MotoAmerica stars as they return to the serpentine circuit. MotoAmerica expands its events to include enhanced VIP experiences, a new track-side experience with a grandstand stage, live commentary and music.

Gravenstein Apple Fair Sat-Sun, Aug 11-12. 10AM-6PM

It's a fair with a little bit of everything: live music, arts & crafts, local food, cider, microbrews & wine, fun activities, farm animals, and of course, Gravenstein apples! Bring the whole family.

Painting Bark and Lichens in Gouache Workshop with Lucy Martin Sat, Aug 11. 10AM-3PM

Join Lucy to learn about her painting technique. She uses gouache, which is similar to watercolor, but more opaque. You will learn some of the techniques Lucy uses to produce her very detailed paintings of bark, leaves, lichens, moss and oak galls.

Amos Lee Sat, Aug 11. 8PM

Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. Over the course of more than a dozen years he has recorded six studio albums, and his music has appeared on the soundtracks of numerous TV shows and movies.

An Evening with Chris Botti Sun, Aug 12. 7PM

Since becoming the largest-selling American instrumental artist, trumpeter Chris Botti’s expressive sound and soaring musical imagination has led to four #1 Jazz albums as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy awards.

Events Coming Soon: Cotati Accordian Festival Sat-Sun, Aug 18-19. 9:30AM-8PM Sonoma County VegFest Sat, Aug 18. 10AM-6PM 8th Annual Mexican-American Vintner's Association Harvest Festival Sat, Aug 18. 2PM-5PM Reds, Whites and Bluegrass Sat, Aug 18. 5PM Cesar Millan Sat, Aug 18. 8PM


Cinderella Trail Run Sat, Aug 11. 8AM

The course travels through beautiful Joaquin Miller Park to Redwood Regional Park. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Oakland Hills and Bay Area along the way.

2018 Laurel Street Fair Sat, Aug 11. 11AM-7PM

The 19th Annual Laurel Street Fair is a day filled with live music, DJs, street dance, artisan vendors, carnival, petting zoo, food trucks and local chefs in Oakland’s Laurel District.

5th Annual Paper Mache Visions Sat, Aug 11. 8PM

Create and hand paint a Sacred Heart or Mask steeped in the rich cultural history of Mexico after getting an expert demonstration from artist Diego Marcial Rios.

4th Annual City Horse Kids Carnival Sun, Aug 12. 10:30AM-4PM

Bring the kids for a fun carnival experience with pony rides, animal zoo, games, super slide, face painting and more. Proceeds benefit City Horse, a non-profit project promoting horsemanship for students.

Oaktown Half Sun, Aug 12. 12PM

Come get a taste of Oakland’s authentic soul, from the steps of City Hall and Jack London Square to Uptown and Lake Merritt, our course will let runners in on the best of the town.

Events Coming Soon: Circus Vargas Fri-Sun, Aug 17-19. 8PM Festival of India Sat-Sun, Aug 18-19. 10AM-6PM Hayward Zucchini Festival Sat-Sun, Aug 18-19. 10AM-8PM 2018 Martinez Vintage Market Sat, Aug 18. 9AM-5PM Umoja African Festival Sat, Aug 18. 11AM-7PM


San Jose Summer Fest Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. Times Vary

It's a mix of international stars, regional gems, and interesting new artists; enjoy a weekend of amazing jazz music.

Desi Comedy Fest Fri, Aug 10. 8PM-10PM

Comics from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. poke fun at American culture (and their own) at Desi Comedy Fest.

Fiesta de Artes Sat-Sun, Aug 11-12. 10AM-6PM

Fiesta de Artes gathers all your favorite features in one place: artist booths, food, libations, and live music. Treat your kids to Kids Zone with rides, games and hands-on crafts.

23rd Annual Aloha Festival Sat-Sun, Aug 11-12. 10AM-5PM

Get a feel for the islands at the 2018 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific.

Facebook Summer Jam Sat, Aug 11. 1PM-6PM

Celebrate summer with island vibes, reggae beats, roots and island culture, art, music, dance, as well as street food tasting for charity.

Events Coming Soon: Charlie Puth Fri, Aug 17. 7:30PM 2018 Burlingame Festival Sat, Aug 18. 10AM Pub in the Park 2018 Sat, Aug 18. 11AM-4PM Pride and Prejudice Sat, Aug 18. 8PM Once Upon a Rhyme Sun, Aug 19. 7PM


Homewood Handcrafted Designs Under the Pines Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. 10AM-5PM

This free event brings together an exciting group of 50 artists showcasing an assortment of arts and crafts in a variety of media including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photography and much more.

Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance Fri-Sat, Aug 10-11. 10AM-4PM

One of the nations premier wooden boat show. Each year, the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation raises money from this event for charitable contribution.

Friday Fun Night at Northstar Fri, Aug 10. 5PM-7PM

Family activities include margaritas & mini-golf, face painting, balloon twisting, roller skating or exploring the Summer Activities on the Overlook. Rink-side cabanas offer a relaxing place for parents to unwind and listen to live music on the Village stage.

2018 Sierra Forage Dinner Fri, Aug 10. 5:30PM-9:30PM

Benefits Mountain Area Preservation. Seasonal menu with wine pairing, music and silent auction at Stella Restaurant.

Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest at Squaw Valley Sat, Aug 11-12. 2PM-8PM

All proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Festival-goers can sip on a wide array of tasty beers from 35 different breweries, as well as enjoy an incredible line-up of music both days. 

Events Coming Soon: Reno Greek Festival Fri-Sun, Aug 17-19. Times Vary Sierra Nevada Alliance and Squaw Valley Institute Farm to Table Dinner Fri, Aug 17. 5PM to 8:30PM Cornhole Tournament at Tahoe Donner Fri, Aug 17. 5:30PM to 7:30PM Annika Sorenstam Youth Clinic & Demo Event - Tahoe City Golf Course Sat, Aug 18. 10AM-12PM Free Summer Concert at Commons Beach in Tahoe City Sun, Aug 19. 4PM-7PM


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