Saturday, August 26, 2006

Our San Francisco Calendar of Events

We're busy people these next few months. Check out our calendar & come join the fun!


Rockridge Street Fair -- Date TBA, Berkeley
Food from Market Hall, live music, dancing, free yoga classes, clowns, fashion shows and street performers. Bay Area food authors sign books and offer sample recipes and ingredients.

Sausalito Art Festival -- Sep 1-4
More than 20,000 original works of art, music, and food. At the
Bay Model Visitor Center and Marinship Park.

Discover the World with Lonely Planet: A Celebration of National Passport Month

Saturday, September 2, 2006, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

PIER 39 invites Bay Area residents and visitors to Discover the World with Lonely Planet: A Celebration of National Passport Month on Saturday, September 2 from noon – 4:00 PM. Lonely Planet, an international travel media company, will offer attendees free passport photos from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and the first 100 visitors will receive a copy of The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World. Additionally, PIER 39 guests will have the chance to meet Lonely Planet travel authors and win a two-night Hawaiian vacation, courtesy of Shell Vacations. For East Bay commuters, expanded Alameda/Oakland ferry services on Blue & Gold Fleet during Labor Day weekend will provide hourly departures. Discover the World with Lonely Planet: A Celebration of National Passport Month is proudly sponsored by Lonely Planet, Chase Paymentech, Shell Vacations and The Examiner.


Art & Soul Festival -- Sep 2-4, Oakland
This free multi-block party in the heart of
Oakland's revived downtown district celebrates the city's rich cultural and artistic diversity and features a line-up of noted national and local musicians, authors, filmmakers, artists and dancers.

San Francisco Fringe Festival -- Sep 6-17
A revolving collection of non-juried, uncensored absurdist and experimental theater pieces at the Exit Theatre and other downtown stages.

Seventh Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival -- Sep 9, SF
Free festival and concert in
Golden Gate Park.

Opera in the Park -- Sep 10, SF
SF Opera's annual free outdoor concert features arias and operatic excerpts by current artists of San Francisco Opera accompanied by the acclaimed San Francisco Opera Orchestra. In Sharon Meadow,
Golden Gate Park.

Kronos Quartet - Sep 11; 8:00pm
One of the best-known chamber ensembles, the Kronos Quartet, will perform the West Coast premiere of
Michael Gordon's The Sad Park. The program also features work by Iraqi, Afghan, Sardinian, and Saudi Arabian
composers. The
Sad Park features recordings of children's reactions to the 9/11 tragedy, and it forms the
centerpiece for a program that explores the commonalities and differences between music of the
US and
Middle East.

How Berkeley Can You Be? -- Sep 17, Berkeley
Parade, outdoor stages with live music and dance, food and drink booths, crafts, non-profits, and children's activities.

San Francisco Symphony in the Gardens -- Sep 22, SF
The world famous San Francisco Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, returns to the Gardens for their annual performance of audience favorites. Free.

Download Festival -- Sep 30

The British invasion expands as the premier UK music and technology festival and the biggest event on the UK rock calendar, Download, celebrates its fourth year in 2006 with expansion in the US including Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco on September 30th.

Bay Area Paddlefest -- Sep 30-Oct 1, San Mateo
The Paddlefest brings together many of Northern California's reigning experts in canoeing, sea kayaking, paddle racing and kayak touring, as well as teachers of special activities such as angling or birdwatching from these versatile watercraft. PaddleFest participants will be able to take workshops and classes, check out new models of demo boats of all types, and even engage in a sea kayak race with divisions for beginners or experts.


In the Street Festival -- Date TBA, SF
Featuring performers, artists and musicians including dance (belly, butoh, lindy, and hip hop), capoeira, visual arts, circus performance, women's skateboarding, burlesque, puppetry, fire arts, fire sculpture, spoken word, and aerial performance art. The festival is 100% non-commercial: the admission is free, and the festival is vendorless. On the 500 block of
Ellis Street, between Hyde and Leavenworth.


Castro Street Fair -- Oct 1, SF
San Francisco's famous gay neighborhood gets dressed up to celebrate its heritage with this street fair featuring arts and crafts, music, dancing, and food. Castro and Market Streets, San Francisco.

Emmylou Harris - Wednesday, October 4, 7:30

Mountain Winery

14831 Pierce Road

Saratoga, CA 95070


SF Open Studios Private Preview Gala - Thursday, October 5, 2006 (6:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan
Art patrons, collectors, and artists gather at a special Private Preview Gala benefit
Thursday, October 5th, 2006 to kick-off the 31st Annual San Francisco Open Studios. This artful evening offers collectors and enthusiasts an exclusive first look at original works of art by over 380 local artists, accompanied by live music, creative cocktails, eclectic treats, a live auction and artist demonstration.


Spice of Life Festival -- Oct 8, Berkeley
This festival in
Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto features food exhibits and demonstrations by merchants, chefs and restaurants, as well as live jazz, blues, gospel and bluegrass music, original arts and crafts booths, an organic farmers' market and pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, puppet shows, pony rides, a health and wellness pavilion and book readings and signings.
Information: or

Oktoberfest By The Bay -- Oct 12-15, SF
A four-day celebration of German heritage and beer, with a Bavarian band and traditional food.

3-D Film Festival, Oct 13-19


Hands on Bay Area Day -- Oct 14
Volunteer at one of over 75 service projects, everything from painting schools to preparing meals for the homeless, benefiting people in need of all ages and backgrounds. Registration for the event is free, but Hands On Bay Area Day is a serve-a-thon. Like a walk-a-thon, volunteers contact friends, family and co-workers to donate in support of their community service.

San Francisco Jazz Festival -- Oct 20-Nov 12
Two weeks of jazz concerts in venues throughout
San Francisco and the Bay Area. Features dozens of events, including commissions of new works by contemporary artists, unique "Jazz on Film" presentations, family matinee concerts, dance performances, and photography exhibits.

Bridge School Benefit -- Oct 21-22, Mountain View

The annual (except for 1987) Bridge School Benefit concert has been a highlight of the Bay Area's fall music schedule. And it provides a major source of funding for the Bridge School, to boot! A great combination of good entertainment and a good cause.


Exotic Erotic Ball -- Oct 27-28, Daly City
The world's largest indoor masquerade ball, featuring scantily-clad and outrageously attired revelers. 21 years and over only. At the
San Francisco Cow Palace.
Information: (415) 404-4111 or

Halloween In The Castro -- Oct 31, SF
It's world-renowned, and it's an "only in
San Francisco" version of Halloween. An estimated 20,000 celebrants flock to the Castro for one of the world's largest costume parties. No drinking in the street, and no objects that could be considered weapons, such as pirate's swords, daggers, or any other costume props that could be used as weapons. Starts at 7pm. On Market Street between Castro and Church. A suggested $3 donation is collected at entry points.

David Sedaris - Tuesday, October 31

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

307 Church St.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema -- Dates TBA, SF
Screenings of features, documentaries and short films by local artists.
Information: or (415) 552-3456

Voxtrot – Nov 4, 9 pm

With one foot in the library and the other on the dancefloor, Voxtrot combine classic 60's pop (think Love and Left Banke) with the heady, subversive sounds of 80's Britain and still come out ahead of their time. Originally conceived as an outlet for vocalist Ramesh Srivastava to record a handful of songs he had written, it soon became apparent that Voxtrot was meant to be more than a home recording project.

With Sound Team at Great American Music Hall


San Francisco Green Festival – Nov 10-12

At the Green Festivals, we're celebrating what's working in our communities, for people, for businesses and for the environment. Here, green means safe, healthy communities and strong, local economies. Green is the color of hope, of social and economic justice, of ecological balance.

Join us for these huge parties with a purpose. You'll enjoy more than 200 visionary speakers and 400 green businesses in each city, great how-to workshops, green films, yoga and movement classes, green careers sessions, organic beer and wine, delicious organic cuisine and live music.


San Francisco International Automobile Show -- Nov 18-26, SF
Vintage, state-of-the-art and futuristic vehicles from around the world. Auto-related demonstrations, exhibits and activities for children.


chaozoff said...

you are soooooooooooooooo busy

Pregnant Panda said...

I'm exhausted from just skimming that list.