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What's Happening July 13-15


Sunday in the Park with George Fri-Sun, Jul 13-Sept 8. Times Vary

In the final days before the completion of his masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is torn between making meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover, Dot. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, Sunday in the Park with George won the Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Exploratorium Community Free Day Fri, Jul 13. 5PM-9PM

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits.

Renegade Craft Fair Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. 11AM-6PM

Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco for our 11th year with a celebration of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design.

10K Aids Walk San Francisco Sun, Jul 15. 7:45AM-1PM

Join 20,000 people rain or shine in the 10K AIDS Walk that begins at Golden Gate Park and raises funds for local HIV programs and services. It has an opening ceremony and a post-walk show.

2018 World Cup Finals: Live Outdoor Screening Party Sun, Jul 15. 8AM

Join in for the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Civic Center Plaza and watch who walks away with the trophy. 

Anoushka Shankar Sun, Jul 15. 2PM

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive global music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including five Grammy Award nominations.

Events Coming Soon: Bay Area Playwrights Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 20-29. Times Vary Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Fri-Sun, Jul 20-22. Times Vary 2018 Orchids in the Park Sat-Sun, Jul 21-22. 10AM-5PM Merola Opera Program presents Mozart's "II Re Pastore" Sat, Jul 21. 2PM San Francisco Symphony's Free Outdoor Concert Sun, Jul 22. 2PM Lamb Jam San Francisco Jul 22. 3PM-6PM


50 Years of Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve Fri-Sun, Jul 13-Sept 16. Times Vary

An interactive and dynamic exhibit to educate museum visitors about the History of the Napa Valley’s Agricultural Preserve.

American Idol: Live! 2018 Fri, Jul 13. 8PM

See the top 7 contestants as well as the winner of 2018 American Idol live.

Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon & 5K Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. Times Vary

Take in wine country and it's natural beauty at your pace this weekend.

Breastfest Beer Festival Sat, Jul 14. 1PM

Partake from 40 breweries and eat unlimited food samples at Breastfest to support charity outdoors at Marin Center in San Rafael.

Paula Poundstone Sat, Jul 14. 8PM

Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s pre-eminent comedians. With smart, observational humor and a spontaneous interaction with a crowd that has become the stuff of legend, she swings on stage like a Jazz musician; without a plan, without a net, there’s a disarming ease in her craft.

Events Coming Soon: Randy Strong - Glass Master Fri-Sun, Jul 20-Aug 19. Times Vary Festival Napa Valley Live! Chamber Series Fri, Jul 20. 6PM Taste of Napa Sat, Jul 21. 11AM-3PM Ry Cooder Featuring The Hamiltones Sat, Jul 21. 8PM Arts for All Gala Sun, Jul 22. 5:30PM


Oklahoma! Fri-Sun, Jul 13-15. 8PM

Set in a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a headstrong farm girl, play out their love story.

XO Music Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 13-15. Times Vary

More than 150+ musical acts, renowned artists, electrifying performers, creators, and world class DJs are coming together for this amazing festival. Hand made art, graffiti, interactive art installations, aerial artists, and amazing visuals will interconnect XO’s experience and the goals of the festival.

Love Our Island Art Walk: Radical Beauty Part 4 Fri, Jul 13. 6PM-9PM

At this unique Art Walk locale, installation artists will share the windowed facade of the former bank building to construct their works of moving figures and images as live music and wandering statues fill the South Shore corridors.

Music & Movies Under the Stars: Coco Fri, Jul 13. 7PM

Bring your family and enjoy free Music & Movies Under the Stars in Walnut Creek parks, this weekend we will be screening Coco. In Coco, a boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

2018 Golden Gate Festival Grand Finale Concert Sat, Jul 14. 6:30PM-9PM

The Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival is a unique and unforgettable week of concerts, competitions, special events and cultural exchange in the San Francisco East Bay.

Events Coming Soon: Sky, Mountain & Waterscape Fri-Sun, Jul 20-Aug 30. Times Vary Parade Fri-Sun, Jul 20-29. Times Vary 2018 Brainwash Movie Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 20-21. 9PM 2018 Ales for ALS Festival Sun, Jul 21. 1PM-5PM The Amazing Bubble Show Sun, Jul 22. 11AM-12PM


Brew at the Zoo Fri, Jul 13. 6PM-9PM

At Brew at the Zoo, you’ll explore the Summer Backyard Bayou experience - an all new walk-through attraction. Guests will also have access to the Pacific Fruit Express roller coaster, and Redwood Lookout. Explore the swampland with unlimited beer tastings after dark.

Arts & Wine Festival Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. 10AM-6PM

The highly-rated Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival showcases the distinctive works of artists and craftspeople from more than a dozen states. The Festival also features select vintages from local wineries as well as a wide variety of foods. With great entertainment, this is an event for the whole family.

ACGA Clay and Glass Festival Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. Times Vary

Featuring both fine and functional art, the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival is the largest show of its kind, with 130 juried artists displaying their work. Meet the artists and learn about their art. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including hands-on pottery-making and wheel-throwing demonstrations.

Bricks by the Bay Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. Times Vary

Join us for an exhibition of LEGO creations from all over the western United States and beyond!

Island Reggae Festival Sat, Jul 14. 11AM-11PM

Celebrate reggae culture at Island Reggae Festiva with two stages of live music, island food, carnival rides, and arts & crafts at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose for all ages.

Events Coming Soon: Silicon Valley Beer Week Fri-Sun, Jul 20-29. Times Vary Keith Urban Fri, Jul 20. 7:30PM Menlo Summer Fest Sat-Sun, Jul 21-22. 10AM-6PM Pub in the Park Sat, Jul 21. 11AM-4PM Saratoga Classic & Cool Car Show Sun, Jul 22. 10AM-4PM


American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Fri-Sun, Jul 13-15. 7AM-2PM

Held at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club, this is the most prestigious and richest celebrity tournament in golf, featuring current and former professional athletes as well as renowned entertainers.

Reno Chalk Art Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 13-15. Times Vary

Watch in awe as chalk paintings come to life at the Reno Chalk Art Festival presented by Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Using pavement for canvas, artists create spectacular masterpieces. Three days of art, food, live entertainment, artisan crafters and more.

Truckee Tahoe Air Show Sat, Jul 14. 9AM-4PM

Experience a breathtaking and world-class air show with world-renowned aerobatic performers at the Truckee Airport. Festivities include a designated Family Festival on the green with live music, stilt walkers, arts and crafts, puppet shows, and much more.

Art, Wine & Music Festival Sat, Jul 14. 11AM-5PM

The Art, Wine & Music Festival features wine tasting from 2-5pm, performance stages, restaurants, shops and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. All proceeds from the event benefit Achieve Tahoe.

Events Coming Soon: Music and Art Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Fri-Sun, Jul 20-22. 11AM-5PM Wanderlust Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 20-22. 7AM-7PM Donner Lake Triathlon Sat-Sun, Jul 21-22. 8AM-5PM Reno-Sparks Water Lantern Festival Sat, Jul 21. 5-9:30PM Taste of Gold Food, Wine & Jazz Festival at Lake Tahoe Community College Sat, Jul 21. 6PM-9PM


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