End the month of August with an epic movie, see Hawaiian dancers at the opening of a new exhibit, travel to Italy in the middle of San Jose, learn to salsa dance under the stars and hike under the full moonArrivederci, August.

Kids Learn Italian with Fondazione Italia! $20 New Student Discount!photo courtesy parlo italiano

San Francisco

Royal Hawaiian Featherwork Community Day
Join the de Young for the opening of a new exhibit: Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i Community Day Celebration. Start the day off with an Ohlone Welcome and enjoy Hawaiian music and dance performances throughout the day, including hula and slack guitar. Kids can make their own flowers or hair adornments from feathers, and everyone can check out the awesome new exhibit for inspiration. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Golden Gate Park. Free. All ages. Event details.

Legend of Zelda with the Symphony
Hear The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses, with works including Movement I: Ocarina of Time and Movement III: Twilight Princess. Sat., 8 p.m. Civic Center. $45-$125. All ages. Event details.

Leo, A Ghost Story Book Party
Celebrate the publication of Leo: A Ghost Story! with author Mac Barnett and illustrator Christian Robinson up on the roof at the JCCSF. After a reading from the book, help make an enormous chalk drawing on the basketball court. Music by Isaac Zones starts the morning off. Please RSVP so they know how much coffee to brew and how many special snacks to prepare! Sun., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Presidio Heights. Free. 3 and up. Event details.

East Bay

Dancing Under the Stars
Head to Jack London Square for a free lesson and great music right along the water. All ages and all skill levels will enjoy learning to  salsa. Each lesson is followed by a dance party. Fri., 8:30-10 p.m. Oakland. Free. All ages. Event details.

Movie in the Park Oakland Rec 
See a movie outside and enjoy the warm late summer weather. Popcorn, hot chocolate, hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase, just bring warm clothes, blankets and chairs. Movies begin at dusk. Bring a small canned food item for the Alameda County Food Bank and receive a small popcorn for free. Check the food bank’s site here for items they are most in need of. Tonight’s flick: Epic. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Oakland. Free. All ages. Event details.

Concord Summer Art Show
Explore local artists and original art for sale, local authors, a book sale from Friends of the Library, artist trading card swap and light refreshments. Don’t miss the kid’s story time in the Children’s Book Section on Sat., 10:30-11 a.m. and 2:30-3 p.m. or Sun., 1:30-2 p.m. On Sat. only there will also be a kid’s craft table on the patio, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Sat., 10-5 p.m. & Sun., 1-3 p.m. Concord. Free. All ages. Event details.


Music on the Square
Hear live music by Foreverland in the heart of Redwood City at a price that can’t be beat. 100% free! Fri., 6-8 p.m. Redwood City. Free. All ages. Event details.

Passeggiata in Half Moon Bay
It’s the last Friday of each month, which means downtown Half Moon Bay takes on an Italian tradition: Passeggiata, an after dinner stroll to meet up with family and friends. Purchase a “passaporto” from one of the participating locations for $25 (or click here) which entitles you to discounts like free appetizers, discounts at retailers, movies, music, and more. Plus there’s live entertainment throughout the evening. Buonasera! Fri., 6-9 p.m. Half Moon Bay. Free; passports cost $25. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy
Bring the kiddos to cheer on our local Major League soccer team, the Earthquakes, as they take on LA Galaxy at the new Avaya Stadium. Fri., 8 p.m. San Jose. $30-$120. All ages. Event details.

Festa Italiana
Celebrate the Italian culture through food, music, grape stomps, bocce, wine tasting, arts and crafts vendors, and an expanded cultural tent. Learn about the history of Italians in the Santa Clara valley. Molto bene! Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. San Jose. Free. All ages. Event details.

Silicon Valley Food & Art Festival
Check out an amateur chef competition, chef demos, food and wine tastings, live entertainment and more at the 5th annual Silicon Valley Food and Art Festival. Sun., 2-5 p.m. Cupertino. Free (tastings $1). All ages. Event details.

Marin County

Movie in the Park: Malificent
Head to the park for an outdoor showing of the villainess everyone loves to hate: Malificent. Bring your blankets and low beach chairs. Snacks will be available for purchase. Fri., 7-10 p.m. Mill Valley. Free. All ages. Event details.

Little Blue Truck Story Time
If you’re happy and you know it, beep-along!  With this new take on the classic sing-along song, kids can interact with their favorite Little Blue Truck and beep his horn while they visit with all his farm animal friends.  Singing and activities will round out the fun. Sat., 11 a.m. Corte Madera. Free. All ages. Event details

Full Moon Hike to St. Hilary’s
Enjoy Old St Hilary’s at night! Join Ranger Christin Lopez for a pleasant hike through Old St Hilary’s with spectacular views. See the full moon rising in the east, the setting sun in the west, and amazing city lights all around! This all ages event is of moderate intensity. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Water and healthy snacks provided. Sat., 7-8:30 p.m. Tiburon. Free. All ages. Event details.

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—Amber Guetebier