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EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Tuesday, August 1

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, The Angry Birds Movie , $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Wednesday, August 2

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, The Angry Birds Movie , $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Films of the Month, The Lion King (1pm), Bambi (3pm) The Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Wacky Wednesdays: Magical Moonshine Puppet Company, 1-1:45pm, What if the Three Bears were really Teddy Bears and Goldilocks was not a little girl at all, but a mischievous little dog? That is exactly the case in this funny retelling of the fairytale, presented with Bohemian style marionettes. San Anselmo Library.

Afterschool LEGO Club, 3 – 4:30pm, Civic Center Library.

Read to a Therapy Dog, 3-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Magical Moonshine Theater – Chanticleer the Rooster, 3:30-4:30pm, Magical Moonshine's newest addition to the Canterbury Collection is Chaucer's Canterbury tale about a rooster named Chanticleer who is caught by the flattering fox...but foxes can be fooled. Assisting the beloved Chanticleer is a wise ant, a pig, sheep, goat, dog, hen and farmer. Medieval costumes and live, and ancient music make for a delightful and interactive family program. Mill Valley Library.

Zumba! 5:30pm, Novato Library.

Plaza Night Finale!, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Join us as we wind down the Summer Challenge program with one final night of the Noches en la Plaza program.  This laid-back, hangout program is suitable for families of all ages and features music activities and a special surprise! Novato Library.

Solano County Fair, 'This Fair is for Ewe'

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

Ghostbusters (1984), Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Thursday, August 3

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Blue Tango Project, San Francisco.

Selena, Jack London Square, Oakland

La La Land, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Board Game & Pizza Night, 6-8pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Solano County Fair, 'This Fair is for Ewe'

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Santa Clara County Fair, ‘Full Steam Ahead'

Friday, August 4

Kent Island Restoration, 10am-2pm, ages 5+, Meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab).

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Caterpillar Puppets, San Francisco.

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday

Picnics on the Plaza, San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza & Lawn

Inside Out, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley

Solano County Fair, 'This Fair is for Ewe'

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Santa Clara County Fair, ‘Full Steam Ahead'

Saturday, August 5

Nihonmachi Street Fair, Japantown, San Francisco

Beaver Festival

San Jose Renaissance Faire

Fremont Festival of the Arts

Free Access to all Parks "Measure A Days", 7am – 7pm includes Blackpoint Boat Launch, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Miller Boat Launch, Paradise Beach Park and Stafford Lake Park.

Free Saturday Morning Yoga, 9-10am, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Read to a Dog, 11am – 12pm, South Novato Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-3pm, AfroSolo in the Gardens, San Francisco.

Marinwood's Music in the Park Series, 6-8pm, San Rafael

Moonlight Hike at Baltimore Canyon, 8-10pm, Join a ranger for a rare chance to experience this unique preserve after dark, Kent Woodlands.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship, 8pm, sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Footloose, Dolores Park, San Francisco

Solano County Fair, 'This Fair is for Ewe'

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Santa Clara County Fair, ‘Full Steam Ahead'

Sunday, August 6

Novato Space Festival, Space Station Museum, Novato

Jerry Day, San Francisco

Nihonmachi Street Fair, Japantown, San Francisco

Bricks by the Bay, 10am-4pm, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara.

San Jose Renaissance Faire

Fremont Festival of the Arts

Learn to Ride, 9-11am, Learn to ride pump tracks and rollers with a ranger at the Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Youth & Family Program, 9:45-11:45am, The Paramita of Generosity, Participating families are invited to stay for tea, juice, muffins and the farmers' market outside the zendo, Green Gulch and Zen Center, Muir Beach.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Poolside Jam, Strawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley

AMADOU & MARIAM and Ibibio Sound Machine, 2pm, KidStage Afro-Urban Dance with Nkei Oruche (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Solano County Fair, 'This Fair is for Ewe'

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Santa Clara County Fair, ‘Full Steam Ahead'

Summer Nights, 7pm, Melvin Seals & JGB, Marin JCC.

Monday, August 7, Full Moon

Full Moon Hike at White Hill, 8-10pm, learn about the plants and animals that live in the area, Fairfax.

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Tuesday, August 8

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Sing, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Nature Journal Workshop, 10-11:30am, Drawing Mammal Heads and Faces with the amazing John Muir Laws, Richardson Audubon, Tiburon.

Kids Days with Afro-Urban Society, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Litquake, San Francisco.

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Wednesday, August 9

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Sing, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Kids Days with Afro-Urban Society, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Wacky Wednesdays: Ventriloquist Steve Chaney, 1-1:45pm, Steve and his partner, “Corny Crowe” will enthrall audiences of all ages with their side-splitting ventriloquism show. San Anselmo Library.

Guided Hikes - Birds + Bird Art Treasure Hunt, 2-4pm, two-mile family-friendly guided hike led by volunteer Presidio art docents, Presidio, San Francisco.

Ventriloquist Steve Chaney, 3:30-4:30pm, "Cornelius Crow" presents a funny, interactive, fast-paced, comical puppet show for all ages. Steve Chaney uses his astounding ventriloquism skills to bring “Corny” and other puppets to life. Mill Valley Library.

Concerts on the Plaza, Downtown Mill Valley

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

The Little Rascals, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Thursday, August 10

Kids Days with Afro-Urban Society, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-3:30pm, LINES Dance Center, San Francisco.

MAGC Summer Concert Series, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

Finding Dory, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Friday, August 11, Perseids Meteor Shower

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45pm, Unique Derique, San Francisco.

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Concert Under the Oak, Northgate Mall, San Rafael

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday

Picnics on the Plaza, San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza & Lawn

End-of-Summer Reading Party with the SF Bubble Guy Mike Ashe, 3-4pm, SCelebrate all your reading accomplishments with an hour of bubble fun by the San Francisco Bubble Man Mike Ashe, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Secret Life of Pets, Howarth Park, Santa Rosa

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Saturday, August 12, Perseids Meteor Shower

Inverness Fair

Pistahan, San Francisco

Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sebastopol

FREE Family Fitness Class, 9-9:55am, Mill Valley Community Center.

Explore our New Trails, 10am-1pm, Gary Giacomini Preserve, Forest Knolls.

Guided Hikes - Birds + Bird Art Treasure Hunt, 10:30am-12:30pm, two-mile family-friendly guided hike led by volunteer Presidio art docents, Presidio, San Francisco.

Read to a Dog, 11am-12pm, ages 5+, San Rafael Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 11am-4pm, Pistahan, San Francisco.

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Sunday, August 13

West Point Inn, pancake breakfast!

Pistahan, San Francisco

Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sebastopol

Terwilliger Trail Hike, 9-11am, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Yerba Buena Festival, 11am-4pm, Pistahan, San Francisco.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

WAR and Malo, 2pm, KidStage Funk/Hip Hop Dance with Paula Plessas (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Holiday at the Sonoma County Fair

Monday, August 14

Tuesday, August 15

Wednesday, August 16

Art in the Park at Creekside, 11am-2pm, Paradise Beach Park, Tiburon.

Afterschool LEGO Club, 3 – 4:30pm, Grades K to 8, Civic Center Library.

Concerts on the Plaza, Downtown Mill Valley

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

The Princess Bride, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Thursday, August 17

Moana, Jack London Square, Oakland

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Jazz Herstory Collective, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 6-7:30pm, Bobi Céspedes, San Francisco.

Friday, August 18

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Non Stop Bhangra, San Francisco.

Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series, Novato

Picnics on the Plaza, San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza & Lawn

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday

LEGO Batman, Howarth Park, Santa Rosa

Saturday, August 19

Bark Around the Block, Berkeley

History Walk: Mt Tamalpais Scenic Railroad, 10am-2pm, 3.5 mile hike on the Old Railroad Grade as we discuss the history of the railroad, Mill Valley.

Read to a Dog, 11am – 12pm, South Novato Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-3pm, Daymé Arocena + Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, San Francisco.

Concerts on the Green, City Green, 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato.

Marinwood's Music in the Park Series, 6-8pm, San Rafael 

Evening at Stafford Lake Park, 7:30 – 9pm, Join rangers for an evening of fun around the campfire! Novato.

Sunday, August 20

Sunday Streets, San Francisco

Orienteering Adventure, 9-11am, Learn the basics of orienteering with a ranger at Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Workday at Stafford Lake Bike Park, 9am – 1pm, Novato.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-3pm, Brazil in the Gardens, San Francisco.

Concerts on the Plaza, Downtown Mill Valley

BRAZILIAN GIRLS and Moon Hooch, 2pm, KidStage Vogue with Jocquese Whitfield (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Concerts-in-the-Park, Belvedere Park

Monday, August 21, New Moon, Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse at Ring Mountain, 9:30-11am, Tiburon.

All-American Solar Eclipse Event, 10am-2pm, we will be treated to the first total eclipse of the sun visible in the continental United States in almost 40 years. San Anselmo and most of the country will see a partial eclipse. Come visit us and get your free solar shades and loads of information about this special solar eclipse event.

Tuesday, August 22

Wednesday, August 23

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

Thursday, August 24

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Dalia Marina, San Francisco.

Dirty Dancing, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Friday, August 25

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Venezuelan Music Project, San Francisco.

Campfire Program, 7-9pm, Join rangers for an evening of fun with local lore, legends, and campfire tales, McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Concert Under the Oak, Northgate Mall, San Rafael

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday

Picnics on the Plaza, San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza & Lawn

Friday Nights on Main, Tiburon

Finding Dory, Howarth Park, Santa Rosa

Saturday, August 26

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-2:30pm, Paula West, San Francisco.

Music Fest, Homestead Valley Community Center

The Search for Life Beyond Earth with Carol Stoker, 8:30pm, Planetary Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Mill Valley.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast 1991 & 2017, Sonoma State University

La La Land, Washington Square Park, San Francisco

Sunday, August 27

Point Reyes Annual Sand Sculpture Contest, Point Reyes

Origami-Palooza & Paper Airplane Contest, San Francisco

Concerts on the Plaza, Downtown Mill Valley

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

MAVIS STAPLES and Kev Choice Ensemble, 2pm, Funk/Hip Hop Dance with Paula Plessas, Stern Grove, San Francisco

Monday, August 28

Tuesday, August 29

Wednesday, August 30

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

Thursday, August 31

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-12:30pm, Evie Ladin Band, San Francisco.

Ladder 49, Courthouse Square, Redwood City