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What's Happening July 27-29


Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Fri-Sun, Jul 27-29. Times Vary

The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon is more than just a race; it’s a fantastic celebration where people from all over the world come together, united by their dedication to running and the running community. Come for the race, stay for the festivities.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with the San Francisco Symphony Fri-Sat, Jul 27-28. 7:30PM

Experience the magic of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like never before! Watch these intergalactic epics come to life on the big screen with the San Francisco Symphony performing John Williams’ unforgettable score live.

RISK! Live in SF Fri, Jul 27. 7:30PM

RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share.

2018 Street Soccer USA Cup Sat-Sun, Jul 28-29. 9AM-5PM

Street Soccer USA is hosting the Annual Bay Area Cup in Union Square, San Francisco. The cup features teams from all ages and backgrounds coming together in our Social Impact, Corporate, and Open Cup competitions.

Flagging in the Park Sat, Jul 28. 12:30PM-4:30PM

Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove. This event is open to all flow artists – fanning, flagging, poi, staff, hoopers and supporters.

San Francisco Ballet in the Park Sun, Jul 29. 2PM

San Francisco Ballet, led by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, returns to Stern Grove Festival with artists performing a selection of works from their current repertory for their annual free performance.

Events Coming Soon: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. Times Vary 2018 American Craft Show Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. Times Vary 45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5. 11AM-6PM 2018 Chinatown Allyways Festival Sat, Aug 4. 12PM-4PM 9th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala Sat, Aug 4. 8PM-12AM Jerry Day Sun, Aug 5. 11AM-6PM


The Savannah Sipping Society Fri-Sun, Jul 27-Aug 12. Times Vary

Ross Valley Players presents Savannah Sipping Society. In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate.

Toyota NHR Sonoma Nationals Fri-Sun, Jul 27-29. Times Vary

The top drag racers in the world visit Sonoma Valley for the 31st Annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. The weekend will feature professional drag racing in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Festival Napa Valley Presents: Dance Gala Fri, Jul 27. 6PM

One of the worlds great dance companies, the San Francisco Ballet, returns to Napa Valley for the annual Dance Gala, an event that invariably ranks among the festival highlights.

Bernstein Centennial: Selections from West Side Story Sat, Jul 28. 6PM

The festival celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with music from one of the American master’s signature works: West Side Story, the 1957 musical that gave birth to such beautiful songs as “Maria,” “Tonight,” and “Somewhere.”

Napa Porchfest 2018 Sun, Jul 29. 12:30PM-5PM

Come on out to enjoy live music, friends and beautiful Downtown Napa. The annual Porch Festival is a free one day event showcasing Napa Musicians playing on some of the finest historic porches in town.

Events Coming Soon: Sonoma County Fair Fri-Sun, Aug 3-12. Times Vary Robert Cray Sat, Aug 4. 8PM Corte Madera's Summer Music Series Sun, Aug 5-26. 12PM-2PM Walk for Animals Sun, Aug 5. 7:30AM-12PM Novato Space Festival Sun, Aug 5. 10AM-4PM


Grease Sat-Sun, Jul 28-Aug 4. Times Vary

Grease is the musical you've gotta see when it comes to Berkeley Playhouse. Always a crowd-pleasing favorite, Grease follows the '50s romance of innocent ingenue Sandy and bad-boy greaser Danny as they enter their senior year.

Berkeley Kite Festival Sat-Sun, Jul 28-29. 10AM-5PM

We invite you to become part of our Berkeley Kite Festival where the earth, wind, and sky combine to create an unequaled festival experience. During the past 30 years, the Berkeley Kite Festival has developed a soaring reputation as one of the premier free family festivals on the West Coast.

2018 Park Street Art & Wine Faire Sat-Sun, Jul 28-29. 10AM-6PM

The 2018 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 250 arts, crafts, food, live music, regional libations, and a special kids’ area.

2018 Kidsfest Sat-Sun, Jul 28-29. 11AM-2PM

Please join us for our celebrated annual Kidsfest, a fascinating day of discovery, imagination and learning for children as well as parents.

18th Art+Soul Festival Sat-Sun, Jul 28-29. 12PM-6PM

The 18th Annual Art+Soul Festival features live performances on 4 stages, a family fun zone, an urban dance stage, an artisan marketplace, and many more.

Events Coming Soon: Summer Symphony: Beethoven & Mussorgsky Fri-Sat, Aug 3-4. 8PM The King of Cuba Sat-Sun, Aug 4-19. Times Vary Fremont Festival of the Arts Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5. 10AM-6PM Taste of Oakland Sat, Aug 4. 7:30AM-5PM 1901 Edwardian Picnic & Dance in the Park Sat, Aug 4. 11AM-4:30PM


Hold These Truths Fri-Sun, Jul 27-Aug 5. Times Vary

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 2018/19 season with Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, an inspiring true story following Gordon Hirabayashi, a Japanese-American student who fought internment to a relocation camp during WWII.

The Sound of Music Fri-Sun, Jul 27-Aug 5. Times Vary

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical.

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 27-29. 10AM-7PM

Come to the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival and celebrate 40 years of family fun—along with great garlicky food, live entertainment, and more.

2018 Redwood City PAL Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival Fri-Sat, Jul 27-28. Times Vary

The 2018 Redwood City PAL (Police Activities League) Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival features wonderful live music from the Bay Area, Art on the Square, a family area, as well as food and drink vendors.

27th Annual Farm+Fish+Flowers Sun, Jul 28. 10AM-3PM

"Farm + Fish + Flowers" offers the general public a rare once-a-year opportunity to visit the Half Moon Bay Coastside's nurseries and greenhouses, historic sites, farms and one of California's last working harbors. 

Events Coming Soon: Santa Clara County Fair Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. Times Vary Midsummer Night's Dream Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. 7PM San Jose Renaissance Fair Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5. Times Vary Dog Surfing Championships Sat, Aug 4. 9AM-2PM Crystal Springs Trail Run Sun, Aug 5. 8AM


BIGBLUEgrass at Sugar Pine State Park Fri, Jul 27. 5PM-9PM

Benefit concert for the restoration and upkeep of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate. Jam to bluegrass overlooking Lake Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Food vendors, beer, and wine available for purchase.

Classical Tahoe presents "Made in America" Fri, Jul 27. 7PM-9PM

The kick-off to the Classical Tahoe concert season features the music of American composers Copland and Torke. 

Annual Squaw Mountain Run Sat, Jul 28. 8AM-2PM

Benefits the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation. Run or hike from the base to High Camp where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments & beer from FiftyFifty Brewery are provided.

Kirkwood Bikes & Brews Sat, Jul 28. 1PM-6PM

Benefits Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Assoc. live music, mountain bike events, unlimited beer sampling (20+ breweries), rock wall, euro bungee trampolines, face painting, bull riding, food trucks, BBQ dining, hot dog cart and more.

Gala Steamer Ball Sat, Jul 28. 5PM-9:30PM

Benefits Tahoe Maritime Museum. Live jazz, hors d'oeuvres, catered dinner, auction and dancing.

Events Coming Soon: Barracua Championship - PGA Tour Golf Tournament Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. 7AM-5PM Hops for Huskies Fri, Aug 3. 3PM-8PM EpicPromise Farm Stand at Northstar Fri, Aug 3. 5PM-7PM Virginia City Official Hot August Nights Kickoff Event Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5. 9AM-4PM


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