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What's Happening July 6-8


California: North and South Fri-Sun, Jul 6-Sept 30. Times Vary

A major collection of California artists showing simultaneously in SF and Palm Desert, this two-part exhibition spanning six decades and two galleries will survey California’s seminal art movements from 1945 to the present.

The Joy of Cookbooks Fri-Sun, Jul 6-Aug 25. Times Vary

The cookbook is a snapshot of its time, its culture, and its owner. Omnivore Books and the American Bookbinders Museum are delighted to present The Joy of Cookbooks. Come see why, after 2000 years, the cookbook is still going strong.

The 40th Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 6-22. Times Vary

Join us for two distinct celebrations at San Francisco City Hall followed by two thrilling weekends of awe-inspiring performances in celebration of the Festival's 40th Anniversary.

Flower Piano: 12 Hidden Pianos in Golden Gate Park Fri-Sun, Jul 6-16. Times Vary

Sunset Piano will once again bring over a dozen grand pianos to the spectacular 55 acre Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for the fourth incarnation of our interactive music festival, Flower Piano.

The Little Mermaid - Feature Film with The SF Symphony Fri-Sun, Jul 6-8. Times Vary

A rebellious mermaid wishes for life on land to win the heart of a human prince in Disney’s enchanting The Little Mermaid. Boasting an Oscar-winning score by Alan Menken, beautiful animation, and a bevy of unforgettable songs, don’t miss the beloved music of this underwater world performed live to film by the SF Symphony.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Sat-Sun, Jul 7-Aug 5. Times Vary

Bay Area Musicals will close its’ season with the luscious musical- brought to you by the winning team behind Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Beauty & the Beast- The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Events Coming Soon: Sunday in the Park with George Fri-Sun, Jul 13-Sept 8. Times Vary Exploratorium Community Free Day Fri, Jul 13. 5PM-9PM Renegade Craft Fair Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. 11AM-6PM 10K Aids Walk San Francisco Sun, Jul 15. 7:45AM-1PM 2018 World Cup Finals: Live Outdoor Screening Party Sun, Jul 15. 8AM Anoushka Shankar Sun, Jul 15. 2PM


Private Landscapes and Public Territories Fri-Sun, Jul 6-Sept 16. Times Vary

In this exhibition, Amalia Mesa-Bains focuses on the importance of place and memory through botanical prints, mapping images, landscape shadow boxes, altars, folding books and installations.

Quintessence - Julia Adam Dance Fri-Sun, Jul 6-15. 5:30PM-10PM

QuintEssence is the fifth installment of Julia Adam Dance's series that is designed to spark the wisdom of what ties us together through community, art, food, and the natural world. Each evening starts with a multi-course, Farm Table feast served family style utilizing transparently sourced food from the local bounty of Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Summertime Nights Sat-Sun, Jul 7-Aug 4. Times Vary

The 26th Annual Summer Nights Series of live music, dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, Kid Zone, and more offers five consecutive Saturday evenings of magic under beautiful Marin skies.

Arts & Street Printing Festival Sun, Jul 8. 10:30AM-4:30PM

It's a fun day of art and interactive printmaking activities for everyone. Highlights include live “Street Printing” using a 3-ton pavement roller as the printing press for linocut prints that have been hand cut.

Napa Live: Inside Out Sun, Jul 8. 12PM-6PM

This one is big – a music crawl featuring live music in 35 venues, some inside and some outside, and all within walking distance of each other. From blues to bluegrass, rock to reggae and funk to fiddles, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Events Coming Soon: 50 Years of Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve Fri-Sun, Jul 13-Sept 16. Times Vary American Idol: Live! 2018 Fri, Jul 13. 8PM Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon & 5K Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. Times Vary Breastfest Beer Festival Sat, Jul 14. 1PM Paula Poundstone Sat, Jul 14. 8PM


Stroll Down Penny Lane Fri-Sat, Jul 6-7. 8PM

Stroll Down Penny Lane pays tribute to Paul McCartney in a multimedia extravaganza. Music from McCartney’s whole career, from The Beatles to his later solo work will be performed by some of the Bay Area’s most sought-after career musicians

Movies in the Park - Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Fri, Jul 6. 8PM

Please join us for this fun-filled community event to watch a family fun all-time favorite, Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Taste of Oakland Sat, Jul 7. 7AM-6PM

Jack London Square presents the Taste of Oakland Festival, a benefit for YouthAid Non-Profit. This signature event celebrates Oakland and the Bay Area’s unique culture of independent and iconic musicians, culinary talents, as well as innovation in technology.

The World of Frida Opening Party and Frida Fest Sun, Jul 8-Sept 6. Times Vary

The World of Frida will feature over 140 juried and invitational artists who explore Frida Kahlo’s art and life. This exhibition will be shown with a traveling photography exhibit titled Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nikolas Muray.

The Alameda Mini Maker Faire Sun, Jul 8. 10AM-5PM

The Alameda Mini Maker Faire was born out of a desire to celebrate and support Alameda’s growing maker community. At this all-ages event, makers, DIY enthusiasts, businesses, artists, and crafters will showcase their work.

Events Coming Soon: Oklahoma! Fri-Sun, Jul 13-15. 8PM XO Music Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 13-15. Times Vary Love Our Island Art Walk: Radical Beauty Part 4 Fri, Jul 13. 6PM-9PM Music & Movies Under the Stars: Coco Fri, Jul 13. 7PM 2018 Golden Gate Festival Grand Finale Concert Sat, Jul 14. 6:30PM-9PM


Music on the Square 2018 Fri-Sun, Jul 6-Aug 31. 6PM-8PM

Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night's Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer!

Counting Crows Fri, Jul 6. 6:30PM

Counting Crows are celebrating their 25th anniversary with some of their biggest hits live.

Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer Concert Sat, Jul 7. 7:30PM

San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, launches its 61st season offering audiences a look at the opera stars of tomorrow.

Peace Love & Happiness Reggae Festival Sun, Jul 8. 2PM-11PM

Join the free all-day Music Festival with the Bay Area’s best reggae bands. Plenty of fun and groovy shops with an Afrocentric theme as well as tasty food. Free for all.

Larry Vuckovich Quintet, Featuring Big Black Sun, Jul 8. 4:30PM

Pianist Larry Vuckovich, acclaimed by critics for his imaginative style and repertoire, is equally at home with world music as he is with hard-swinging bebop, post-bop, contemporary jazz, and down-home blues.

Events Coming Soon: Brew at the Zoo Fri, Jul 13. 6PM-9PM Arts & Wine Festival Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. 10AM-6PM ACGA Clay and Glass Festival Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. Times Vary Bricks by the Bay Sat-Sun, Jul 14-15. Times Vary Island Reggae Festival Sat, Jul 14. 11AM-11PM


Summer Concert On The Green Fri-Sat, Jul 6-7. 4PM-10PM

Tahoe Donner's biggest event of the year returns featuring two nights of performances by today’s top tribute bands. This is a family-friendly, all-ages event taking place under the stars at the Tahoe Donner Driving Range.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Kick-off in Sand Harbor Fri, Jul 6. 7:30PM-10PM

Beehive - The 60s Musical is an exuberant jukebox celebration of the women musicians who made the 60s truly memorable. Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey back in time.

50th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast Sat-Sun, Jul 7-8. Times Vary

Benefits Sierra State Parks Foundation and Meeks Bay Fire Department. Held at the Meek Bay Fire Dept.

Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival Sat, Jul 7. 3PM-7PM

Northstar California’s 12th annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival is back and better than ever. This annual features high altitude hops, extraordinary mountain views, and award winning bluegrass music. Sample local beers brewed over 6000 and dance along to the twang of bluegrass bands.

Classical Tahoe Summer Gala Featuring Saxophonist Branford Marsalis Sun, Jul 8. 5PM-10PM

A benefit for Classical Tahoe, the event features a performance by three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Set at at the lakefront estate of Kern Schumacher in Incline Village, the event features a delicious feast by Colin Smith of Roundabout Catering and an auction with one-of-a-kind experiences.

Events Coming Soon: American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Fri-Sun, Jul 13-15. 7AM-2PM Reno Chalk Art Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 13-15. Times Vary North Tahoe Democrats Summer Barbeque Potluck Fri, Jul 13. 6PM-9PM Truckee Tahoe Air Show Sat, Jul 14. 9AM-4PM Art, Wine & Music Festival Sat, Jul 14. 11AM-5PM


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