Friday Nights at the de Young

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Music Concourse Bandshell, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco  

Friday Nights at the de Young programs are after-hours art “happenings” that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a special Friday Night menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

Butterflies and Blooms

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SF Conservatory of Flowers
San Francisco 

Now through January 7, 2018; Daily except Mondays, 10am-4pm

Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The popular exhibit has been extended by overwhelming demand until January 7, 2018. The Special Exhibit gallery has been transformed into a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing including magnificent monarchs, western swallowtails, painted ladies, and more.

The Butterfly Bungalow at the entrance to the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You never know, you may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these delicate beauties emerges.

$8 and under.

Presented by Conservatory of Flowers

Free Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Hamlet’

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Sequoia High School’s Park-like Grounds
Redwood City   CA

August 12 – 27, 2017, Saturdays at 7:30 pm & Sundays at 4:00 pm

In 2017, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival celebrates 35 years as the Bay Area’s acclaimed provider of free Shakespeare performances with a production of “Hamlet”. The play speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during troubled times. Hamlet is torn between revenging his father’s murder and going along quietly with the new regime. He shares his inner turmoil in a series of soliloquies which have become familiar all over the world.

Audiences can further their enjoyment of this production by attending a fun and informative 15-minute Green Show, 30 minutes before the performance.

No tickets or reservations are needed for these complimentary shows.


Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

Burlingame On The Avenue

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Burlingame Avenue
Burlingame  CA

Burlingame on the Avenue, the peninsula’s favorite FREE summer street fair, is back and better than ever! Hosted by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, Burlingame on the Avenue features hundreds of artisans, amazing entertainment, a Kids Zone with rides and interactive arts and crafts. We also have a community stage highlighting local artists, singers, and performers ranging in age from 5 to 75.

the Avenue Brings Music, Performances, and Hand-Crafted Products to the Peninsula
Free summer street festival offers specialty shopping and family fun

The Peninsula’s favorite summer arts and entertainment festival is returning to Burlingame Avenue, this August 19-20, 2017! Hosted by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, this event is Free to the community, drawing more than 7,000 people over the two-day extravaganza.
Burlingame On the Avenue features hundreds of talented artisans displaying hand-crafted products. These artists’ creations include paintings, textiles, jewelry, children’s fabric books, container gardens, photography, and more! Everything is unique, so this is the perfect place to find a special treat or gift for family and friends which you can’t find anywhere else.
Once again, Burlingame on the Avenue is proud to offer three entertainment stages throughout the festival, which boast a diverse mix of musical and dance performances. Bands play music from all different genres, like Americana, Big Band Jazz, Dance Music, Acoustic Rock, Pop, Funk and Blues. At the local stage, Burlingame on the Avenue also features special cultural acts from Japan, Mexico, Hawaii and—new this year—Russia!
This festival caters to the whole family, with our interactive Kids Zone open to children of all ages, offering carnival style rides and family friendly games.

Pacific Bus Museum 免費開放日

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pacific Bus Museum
Fremont  CA

趁Pacific Bus Museum 免費開放日,可以多了解古董和現代巴士的演變

Henry IV, Part 1 – Free Shakespeare by the River

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foundry Wharf Green
Petaluma   CA

August 25-September 9, Fridays 7pm, Sat & Sun 3pm

Petaluma Shakespeare Company presents Henry IV, Part 1.

It’s not easy being King. Henry has his hands full with civil strife, a plot to over throw his rule and a son he cannot respect. From the sleazy tavern to the regal court, Henry IV, Part 1 runs the gamut from troubled family life to epic stories of bravery: fathers and sons, kings and princes, honor and revenge… culminating in a battle royale. Relax by the Petaluma river and enjoy a Shakespeare classic!

This is an outdoor event. Evenings can be chilly and afternoons can be warm. Bring your low back chair. There will also be a “blanket only” section. Food and drinks are encouraged. Enjoy!


Presented by Petaluma Shakespeare Company

2017 Origami Palooza

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Japan Center East & West Malls
San Francisco   CA

Origami-Palooza: Join San Francisco’s Only Paper Party!

Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can join to create amazing things with paper. The Origami-Palooza will feature an exhibit w/ amazing origami, lots of tables w/ instructors, a table dedicated to folding Paper Cranes for the Tree of Hope and contests where you can win amazing prizes.

Lots of Activities
- Contribute to World Peace (All day, 12-5P)
- Paper Airplane Folding Working & Test Flight Zone (Opens 12P)
- Origami in Commercials with Linda Mihara (12:30P)
- COME FOLD WITH A MASTER w/ Jeremy Shafer, origami extraordinaire (1P & 2P)
- Paper Airplane Contest (3P)
- Origami Contest (4P)


Presented by Japan Center East & West Malls

Millbrae Art & Festival “The Last Blast of Summer”

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Broadway between Victoria and Meadow Glen
Millbrae  CA


Let the good times roll! The festive spirit and flavor of the Big Easy is coming to the Bay Area! The 47th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, The Last Blast of Summer coming up September 2-3, is the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event with huge crowds transforming the city into a fantastically fun Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, fabulous food and drink with premium wine, refreshing sangria, tasty seasonal craft beer, fresh-fruit margaritas, Bloody Mary’s and Honeycrisp Apple Mules – the signature craft cocktail, Forty Creek Whisky sampling lounge, trailer and cornhole game area, Hops Haven microbrew tasting tent, the Classically Cool Car Show, plus artisan specialty food purveyors, tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip-line soaring over Broadway, wild and wacky waterballerz, exciting thrill rides, 100-foot Super Slide, a rock climbing wall and an abundance of amazing amusements for kids in Playland, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays. The blockbuster non-stop entertainment lineup includes Zepparella, East Bay Mudd, Boombox, Cisco Kid – War Tribute, Sang Matiz, Lumberyard, Loudin’ Cleer, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson, and HeartStrings Music. Festival admission is free. Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce.
WHEN: September 2-3, 2017. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
WHERE: On Broadway (one block west of El Camino Real) between Victoria and Meadow Glen in Millbrae CA.
INFO-LINE: 650-697-7324

46th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Castro Street
Mountain View  CA

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce presents the 46th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, one of America’s top art festivals, on September 9-10 as a benefit for the Chamber and several community service organizations

The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, coming up September 9-10, is a festival like no other. An authentic and moveable feast for the senses. The cool, vibrant, multicultural Castro Street vibe. Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art, Music & Food Festival is a spectacularly fun celebration of life featuring 500 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV and Cornhole Corner, fabulous food and drink with premium wines, seasonal craft beer, refreshing sangria, mimosas, fresh-fruit margaritas, classic Bloody Mary’s, and Honeycrisp Apple Mules – the signature craft cocktail, plus the very cool What’s Up Photo Booth, artisan specialty food purveyors, sensational young performers strut their showstopping stuff on the Mountain View’s Got Talent Community Stage, Super Duper Kids’ Park with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24’ rock climbing wall, giant inflatables, super cool henna art, glitter tattoos, face painting, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays and home and garden exhibits. The dynamite non-stop music lineup includes the big Saturday Soul Train Dance Party (5-7 p.m.) featuring the powerhouse Pacific Soul Band, the return of smash-hit Salsa Sunday with Caravanserai and Ruckatan plus a stellar bill with Cisco Kid – War Tribute, the Johnny Neri Band, Blue House, The Element, Emerson & The Growiser Band, Bob Culbertson, HeartStrings Music, John Clarke and Ancient Winds. Festival admission is free. Presented by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.

WHEN: September 9-10, 2017. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
WHERE: On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View CA.
INFO-LINE: 650-968-8378

Photo credit –– Miramar Events

the 10th Annual SF Music Day

12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco War Memorial & Performance Center – Veteran’s Building
San Francisco  CA

SF Music Day Returns
35 ensembles – 155 musicians – 4 stages

Join us for the 10th anniversary of SF Music Day!
Sunday, September 24th 12noon to 7:30pm

SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of our region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in the sounds of musical traditions from around the world. With repertoire that spans inventive new works and timeless classics, ensembles that range in size from duo to big band, and fresh young talents sharing the stage with seasoned veterans, SF Music Day presents a kaleidoscopic vision of Bay Area music making.

Free Admission!
Let us know you can make it

This year’s festival features 35 ensembles on four stages in the War Memorial Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco, and a special series of moderated discussions reflecting on Bay Area music making over the past decade

The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music has a new name – InterMusic SF!
A new name and a new look, but the same commitment to serving the Bay Area music community. Visit us at