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What's Happening June 29-July 1


Pasados del Presidio - Afternoon Fun for Kids Fri, Jun 29. 12PM-3PM

Join us to see Early California history come to life. Enjoy hands-on activities, a tortilla-making demonstration, and more. Music and dance is offered by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano.

Carmen Fri, Jun 29. 7:30PM

Seville is a powder keg about to explode: A swirling chorus of factory workers and townsfolk come head to head. A fiery bullfighter entertains a lively crowd. A good soldier wavers between defiance and honor. At the center of it all is Carmen, a free-spirited seductress who is driven by her heart's desire.

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 Sat-Sun, Jun 30-Jul 1. 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.

Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival Sat, Jun 30. 11AM-5PM

The Soy and Tofu Festival is a culinary cultural event featuring vendors, an educational forum, live entertainment, interactive games and eating contests.

2018 Japan Day Festival Sun, Jul 1. 12PM-4PM

Celebrate the Japanese cultural heritage of Japantown! Enjoy the GenRyu Arts production of Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area. Experience Japanese cultural arts, music and dance.

Northern California Book Awards 2018 Sun, Jul 1. 1PM-3:30PM

37th Annual Northern California Book Awards will celebrate writers and readers in Northern California. Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation, and Children’s Literature will be presented, with brief celebratory readings and remarks by the winning authors.

Events Coming Soon: California: North and South Fri-Sun, Jul 6-Sept 30. Times Vary The Joy of Cookbooks Fri-Sun, Jul 6-Aug 25. Times Vary The 40th Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Fri-Sun, Jul 6-22. Times Vary Flower Piano: 12 Hidden Pianos in Golden Gate Park Fri-Sun, Jul 6-15. Times Vary The Little Mermaid - Feature Film with The SF Symphony Fri-Sun, Jul 6-8. Times Vary The Hunchback of Notre Dame Sat-Sun, Jul 7-Aug 5. Times Vary


Illyria Fri-Sun, Jun 29-Jul 8. Times Vary

Hauntingly beautiful music and endlessly clever modernized lyrics breathe new life into Twelfth Night, the evergreen Shakespearean comedy about the unfortunate tendency folks have of falling in love with the wrong people.

Shakespeare's Will Fri-Sun, Jun 29-Jul 8. Times Vary

Behind every great man is a strong, fascinating and mysterious woman. From one of Canada’s most produced playwrights, this is a spirited and sensual imagining of the inner life of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife.

Marin County Fair Sat-Sun, Jun 30-Jul 4. 11AM-11PM

Marin County Fair is a mix of top music acts, carnival rides, a short-film festival, art show, farm displays, petting zoo, and a nightly fireworks show.

Russian River Water Boat Parade & Carnival Sat-Sun, Jun 30-Jul 1. Times Vary

Every year, the Monte Rio beach is crowded with people who come from all over to enjoy the spectacle of fireworks over the Russian River along with a Water Boat Parade & Carnival.

Santa Rosa Pro/Am Championship Flat Track Motorcycle Race Sat, Jun 30. 6:30PM-9:30PM

Come participate or watch the Western Flat Track Pro/Am Championship Race. All biker levels welcomed.

Events Coming Soon: Private Landscapes and Public Territories Fri-Sun, Jul 6-Sept 16. Times Vary Quintessence - Julia Adam Dance Fri-Sun, Jul 6-15. 5:30PM-10PM Summertime Nights Sat-Sun, Jul 7-Aug 4. Times Vary Arts & Street Printing Festival Sun, Jul 8. 10:30AM-4:30PM Napa Live: Inside Out Sun, Jul 8. 12PM-6PM


Social Studies Improv Fri-Sun, Jun 29-Aug 31. 8PM

Social Studies Improv thoughtfully explores relationships, culture, and society through long-form improvisation.

West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam Fri-Sun, Jun 29-Jul 3. 10AM-12AM

Whether you are a long-time teacher or a first-time beginner, the JAM is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in dancing, and to gain perspective on the many ways Contact Improvisation is practiced.

Burger Boogaloo Sat-Sun, Jun 30-Jul 1. 11AM

Hear dozens of indie garage-rock bands at Burger Boogaloo at Mosswood Park in Oakland.

Sculpting the Human Face Sat, Jun 30. 10AM-1PM

Learn about the art of portrait sculpture from artist Vanessa Di Tullio. Get inspired by works in the current exhibit Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You and try your hand at your own work of art.

Summer Art Fair & Maker Market 2018 Sun, Jul 1. 10AM-7PM

Come see over 65 local Alameda and Bay Area artists at this free Outdoor Art Festival. See live painting, sketching, sculpting, illustration, live music, poetry and performance art.

Events Coming Soon: Stroll Down Penny Lane Fri-Sat, Jul 6-7. 8PM Movies in the Park - Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Fri, Jul 6. 8PM Taste of Oakland Sat, Jul 7. 12PM-6PM The World of Frida Opening Party and Frida Fest Sun, Jul 8-Sept 6. Times Vary The Alameda Mini Maker Faire Sun, Jul 8. 10AM-5PM


Film Series: Contemporary Ink Painters Fri-Sun, Jun 29-Aug 31. Times Vary

Films by Britta Erickson from the series The Enduring Passion for Ink feature artists Xu Bing, Zheng Chongbin, Liu Dan, Wang Dongling, and Yang Jiechang, whose work is included in the Ink Worlds exhibition.

Plus One Art Show Fri-Sun, Jun 29-Jul 29. Times Vary

This expansive show will feature both 2D and 3D work in photography, mixed media, sculpture, collage, watercolor, acrylic, jewelry, woodturning, glass, mosaic and ceramics.

Oh Coward! Fri-Sun, Jun 29-Jul 8. Times Vary

Pear Theatre's 16th season concludes with a rare foray into musical theatre. A witty musical revue in two acts, Noel Coward's “Oh, Coward!” features four performers accompanied on piano.

Peter Cetera Fri, Jun 29. 8PM

Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Peter Cetera is on his current tour and will be performing some of his greatest hits.

Wekfest Sun, Jul 1. 1PM-6PM

The Bay Area's most anticipated and premier automotive gathering returns to San Jose for the 10-year celebration.

Events Coming Soon: Music on the Square 2018 Fri-Sun, Jul 6-Aug 31. 6PM-8PM Counting Crows Fri, Jul 6. 6:30PM Merola Opera Program presents the Schwabacher Summer Concert Sat, Jul 7. 7:30PM Peace Love & Happiness Reggae Festival Sun, Jul 8. 2PM-11PM Larry Vuckovich Quintet, Featuring Big Black Sun, Jul 8. 4:30PM


Music on The Beach Kick-Off Fri, Jun 29. 6PM-9PM

Start your summer weekend off right by listening and dancing to free live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Concerts take place at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Alibi Ale Works will be serving a wide range of beers made with pure Lake Tahoe water. 

Tahoe Mountain Bike & Brew Festival Sat-Sun, Jun 30-Jun 1. 7AM-6PM

Bike demos, brews and live music, the Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival is a two day event full of pedaling and community celebration. Presented by Divided Sky and the Tahoe Area Biking Association to fund future trail projects.

Reno Art Festival Sat-Sun, Jun 30-Jul 1. 10AM-6PM

Enjoy the works of local artists with an open-air art market and family friendly entertainment. Downtown Reno comes to life with color and inspiring original work of two and three dimensional fine art. On S. Virginia City in downtown Reno, between 4th and 6th Streets. Free admission and parking.

Independence Day Weekend Hike in Lower Carpenter Valley Sat, Jun 30. 9AM-12PM

Truckee Donner Land Trust invites you on a guided hike in the magnificent Lower Carpenter Valley. Minutes from Truckee but hidden from view, Carpenter Valley offers grand scenery, lush meadows carpeted by wildflowers, and the chance to see wildlife in its natural environs.

Red White & Tahoe Blue Kids Bike Parade Sat, Jun 30. 9:30AM-11:30AM

Kids ages 6-13 kick off the patriotic Red White & Tahoe Blue Parade in Incline Village. Judging for the most patriotic costumes and decorated bike begins at 9:30AM.

Events Coming Soon: Summer Concert On The Green Fri-Sat, Jul 6-7. 4PM-10PM Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Kick-off in Sand Harbor Fri, Jul 6. 7:30PM-10PM 50th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast Sat-Sun, Jul 7-8. 8AM-11AM Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival Sat, Jul 7. 3PM-7PM Classical Tahoe Summer Gala Featuring Saxophonist Branford Marsalis Sun, Jul 8. 5PM-10PM


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