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Wednesday, July 27

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Union Square Live

when: Jul 27 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 p.m. on Sundays

where: Union Square, Union Square Park, 333 Post St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

At Santa Monica Music Camp we integrate 3 hours of playing per day, and 1 hour composition/music theory per day, with summer camp-style fun, including outdoor play, sports, movie time and healthy snacks. Expect great improvement and a concert every Friday afternoon. Our expert teachers know how to combine a fun camp day with musical achievement.

Jazz on the Plazz

when: every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Downtown, Los Gatos Town Plaza, Los Gatos, Ca

cost: Free, but there is the option to reserve prime seating for a cost

ages: All ages

sonoma county fair

Lights, Camera, Sonoma County Fair!

when: Jul 27 at 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Closed Mondays

where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds , 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa,, Ca

cost: $11/general, ages 13 and up; $5/child 7-12; children 6 and under are free. Parking is $7–$10.

ages: All ages

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Movie Night at Marin Country Mart

when: every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

where: Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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Jump, Jump for Your (Toddler) Love

when: Every Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.

where: San Carlos, Rockin' Jump, 401 Quarry Rd. , San Carlos, Ca

cost: $15/parent + child; $12/members; $3/each additional child

ages: 1-3

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Fly Down for Lunch at the Hiller

when: Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: San Carlos, Hiller Aviation Museum Parking Lot , 601 Skyway Rd. , San Carlos, Ca

cost: Varies

ages: All ages

WILD Flowers
A Dramatic Spring and Summer Bloom of Weird and Wild Flowers Coming to San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Aftermath of Winter’s Rain at the SF Botanical Garden

You Belong Among These Wildflowers

when: Jul 27 - Aug 31 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: San Francisco Residents: FREE with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15

ages: All ages

presidio garden

Help Plant the Presidio

when: every Wednesday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: The Presidio, Presidio Nursery, 1249A Appleton St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Thursday, July 28

sonoma county fair

Lights, Camera, Sonoma County Fair!

when: Jul 28 at 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Closed Mondays

where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds , 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa,, Ca

cost: $11/general, ages 13 and up; $5/child 7-12; children 6 and under are free. Parking is $7–$10.

ages: All ages

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You Might as Well Jump: Drop-In Gym Play

when: Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

where: Novato, Cal Star Gymnastics, 70 Digital Dr., Suite #3, Novato, Ca

cost: Cost: $13/child; $110/10 Power Plays

ages: 1-5

Art Loft at Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose

Explore the Wonder Cabinet at the CDM San Jose

when: Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

where: Downtown San Jose, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose , 180 Woz Way, San Jose, Ca

cost: $12; infants 1 and under are free

ages: All ages

Family Fun Days at SF Asian Art Museum

Discover the Animals at the Asian Art Museum

when: Thursdays, during regular hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Civic Center, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $15/adults; $10/child 13-18; children 12 and under are free

ages: All Ages

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Add to Your Lullaby Repertoire at this Music Class

when: Thursday from 11-11:45 a.m.

where: Walnut Creek , Small Talk Family Cafe , 1536 Newell Ave. , Walnut Creek, Ca

cost: $16/child; $14/infants; $10 members

ages: 0-5

CRDT: Diesel bookshop at Larkspur Landing at the Marin Country Mart. Thursday Story Time.

Land Here For Story Time Every Thursday

when: every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

where: Marin Country Mart, Diesel , 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 0-5

WILD Flowers
A Dramatic Spring and Summer Bloom of Weird and Wild Flowers Coming to San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Aftermath of Winter’s Rain at the SF Botanical Garden

You Belong Among These Wildflowers

when: Jul 28 - Aug 31 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: San Francisco Residents: FREE with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15

ages: All ages

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Music in the Redwoods

when: every Thursday at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centenial Dr., Berkeley, Ca

cost: Range by show

ages: All

Friday, July 29

Swing by the Skirball to see Two Man Gentlemen Band in an afternoon of American jazz and Western swing as a part of the Family Amphitheater Performance series. The theme of this year’s series is A Musical Road Trip Through America, inspired by the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. Rev up the engine and head to a jazz club in the Windy City, a Latin hip-hop club in L.A., the Fillmore in San Francisco, and the Grand Ole Opry. The whole family is invited along for the ride! Performances at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Make Jazz Hands Every Friday Night

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Marin, Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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Take It to the Str “eat” with Game Night

when: Every Friday night starting at 4 p.m.

where: SoMa, SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

$15, includes materials Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own un-dyed cotton, linen, or silk fabrics as well. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy, as indigo will stain fabrics. MakerSpace Program Founding Sponsor: The Michael and Alyce Parsons Foundation Program Sponsors: Scott McDonald, Loann Nguyen, and Ceres Foundation / The Flick Family NUMU is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization tax ID 94-1619601

Dyeing to Try Indigo?

when: Jul 29 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos |In the Civic Center, 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, Ca

cost: $15

ages: All Ages

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Do an Artful Dance at Friday Nights at The de Young

when: every Friday at 5-8:30 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

For the past twelve years, thousands of music and food loving festivalgoers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. For the 13th installment on Saturday, March 26, 2016, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are brought in the night before - making it Atlanta's biggest crawfish festival. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine, Park Tavern will also serve fresh, regional fried, raw, and steamed oysters, delicious fried oyster, shrimp and chicken baskets, Abita brews, Bacardi cocktails and more. Featuring live music performances throughout the day, the music starts at 2 p.m. with a foot stomping set from Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband. Then, Wasted Potential Brass Brand, known for its New Orleans standards, sarcastic pop, blues, funk and hip hop, will get the crowd going before Athens-based Kick the Robot warms up the stage for the one-only Cowboy Mouth. The hard-hitting band out of New Orleans will once again fill the headliner spot for the annual spring festival, serving up fans their unique style of ‘rock and roll gumbo’ and an unparalleled high energy performance that promises to be unforgettable. The festival begins at 1:30 p.m. Ages 21 and under are allowed to attend the event when accompanied by a parent. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. General admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase now. Tickets start at $15 at www.parktavern.com and www.xorbia.com/e/parktavern/oyster-crawfish-festival-with-cowboy-mouth. VIP admission grants revelers access to an exclusive entrance, a private bar, special seating, private restrooms, and a meet-and-greet with Cowboy Mouth. The event is rain or shine.

Get Your Summertime Blues On

when: every Friday at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Gabrielson Park, Anchor St. and Humboldt Ave., Sausalito, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Credit: Friday Nights at Oakland Museum of California.

Summer Season Friday Nights Are Back at OMCA

when: every Friday at 5 to 10 p.m.

where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, Ca

cost: $7.50 for adults; 18 and under are free

The Waa-Mu show is Northwestern University's oldest theatrical tradition -- an original musical written, performed, orchestrated and presented each year by Northwestern students.  This year’s Waa-Mu Show, Flying Home: Down the Rabbit Hole, Over the Rainbow, and Straight On Till Morning imagines a world in which Wonderland, Oz, and Neverland collide. The journeys of Alice, Dorothy, and Wendy intersect and are woven together with a brand new fantasy of our own. Following a group of young schoolboys who insert themselves into the stories and turn the tales upside down, Flying Home explores the things we learn while on the brink of adulthood, and how, if ever, we can return home.

Pop Down the Rabbit Hole for this Play

when: Jul 29 at 7 p.m.

where: 828 Chestnut Street, San Carlos Children's Theater, Mustang Hall, Central Middle School , San Carlos, Ca

cost: $14-$19

ages: All ages

WILD Flowers
A Dramatic Spring and Summer Bloom of Weird and Wild Flowers Coming to San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Aftermath of Winter’s Rain at the SF Botanical Garden

You Belong Among These Wildflowers

when: Jul 29 - Aug 31 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: San Francisco Residents: FREE with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15

ages: All ages

Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to team up with him for a day of family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016. Children everywhere can join Team Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into The Northwest Railway Museum on July 15-17 & 22-24, 2016. Day Out With Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016 is presented by Fisher-Price. Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. EVENT SELLS OUT PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS!

Chug-Chug to Thomas The Train

when: Jul 29 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Santa Cruz, Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, Ca

cost: $20-$24; Kids under 2 are free

ages: All ages

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Dance Under the Stars Every Friday

when: every Friday at 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: East Bay, Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland , Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Summer Movies Eat See Hear

Kick off Friday with an Outdoor Movie

when: Jul 29 at 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

where: Ballfield #2, Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek, Ca

cost: $2 suggested donation

ages: All ages

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Friday Night Bands on the Beach

when: every Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

where: Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Str., Santa Cruz, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is welcoming hundreds of balance bike racing toddlers – some still in diapers – to Pier 35 in San Francisco, July 29-30, for the 6th Annual Strider Cup World Championship presented by FedEx. This is the first time the event has been held in California. Toddlers as young as 18 months old put their Strider Bike skills to the test during these family-friendly races. The event will also feature a free Strider Adventure Zone play area with games and Strider Bikes to test ride (helmets provided). Miss Clo-the-Cow, the celebrity bovine from Clover Stornetta Farms, will also make an appearance.

Race in the Strider Cup World Championship

when: Jul 29 - Jul 30 at 4:30 p.m.

where: Embarcadero, Pier 35 San Francisco, 454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $25/riders

ages: 2-5

Don’t miss this full-force, non-stop kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegant demonstrations of grace and poise, outrageous humor and slapstick antics. The music is originally composed and directed by the highly-acclaimed Rob Reich.

Yerba Buena Gardens Equals Summer Fun

when: Jul 29

where: SOMA, Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

sonoma county fair

Lights, Camera, Sonoma County Fair!

when: Jul 29 at 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Closed Mondays

where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds , 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa,, Ca

cost: $11/general, ages 13 and up; $5/child 7-12; children 6 and under are free. Parking is $7–$10.

ages: All ages

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Midsummer Madness at the Shakespeare Festival

when: Jul 29 at 7:30 p.m.

where: Memorial Park Amphitheater, Stevens Creek Blvd. & Mary Ave., Cupertino, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Headsup.org will host it’s 7th annual Summerfest Community Concert and Fair at San Rafael High School on September 26, 2015 from 10:30AM – 4:30PM. Come out and play! Summerfest Family Festival has something for the whole family including; games, face painting, street painting, jumpies, slides, childrens musical performances, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, Italian soda and iced coffee cafe, pupusas, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and much more. Summerfest helps HeadsUp raise money for San Rafael City Schools enrichment programs; 3rd, 4th and 5th grade music programs, middle school music sections, high school college consultants, high school Link Crew, middle school WEB, Teachers Mini-Grants and Consistent Achievers awards. Visit www.headsupsr.org for more information or if you're interested in partnering with us, contact Maika Lorens Gulati at info@headsupsr.org or 415-461-6405.

Kick up your Heels for Friday

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Courthouse Square , 2200 Broadway , Redwood City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Saturday, July 30

WILD Flowers
A Dramatic Spring and Summer Bloom of Weird and Wild Flowers Coming to San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Aftermath of Winter’s Rain at the SF Botanical Garden

You Belong Among These Wildflowers

when: Jul 30 - Aug 31 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: San Francisco Residents: FREE with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15

ages: All ages

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Universal Studios Hollywood (Los Angeles, Ca)

Harry Potter Midnight Release Party

when: Jul 30 at 10 p.m. to Midnight

where: Oakland Downtown, Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway, Oakland CA, Oakland, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Join the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisors Mark Farrell and London Breed at Rosa Parks Elementary School on Saturday, July 30 from 11 am to 1 pm for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening of the schoolyard for the public to use on the weekends. This event will include fun activities for the whole neighborhood, free taco lunch (while supplies last), a ribbon cutting ceremony, and a raffle to win exciting prizes! RSVP Today: http://www.sfsharedschoolyard.org/kickoff_rosaparks

All Hail a New Weekend Playground in Western Addition

when: Jul 30 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Western Addition, Rosa Parks Elementary School, 1501 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All