of Fun Things To Do - S.F. Bay Area... and beyond
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June 1 — O'Reilly's Guinness Oyster & Music Festival,
Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park. This is the largest Celtic
Festival on the West Coast. Irish Beer, Wine, Irish coffees, Oysters
and more. Festivities include 2 Stages of Live Entertainment, Irish Dancing,
the Suck & Shuck Competition, Children's Play Area and
Cooking Demos. Dogs allowed... on leashes. No backpacks or
coolers. General Admission at the gate. Kids under 14 free. 11am-6pm. Gates open at 11am.
Show starts at 12 noon.
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June 1-2 — Foster
City Arts & Wine Festival and Carnival at
Leo Ryan Park (corner of E. Hillsdale & Shell Blvd.),
Foster City. Festival & Carnival features carnival rides,
arts & crafts, clowns, live entertainment on Meadow Stage, food and wine... and more! 650-573-7600
Sat: Festival 11am-7pm, Carnival 10am-11pm;
Sun: Festival 11-5pm, Carnival 10am-5pm.
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June 1-2 — Union Street
Street (between Steiner & Gough
Streets), San Francisco. Enjoy one of San Francisco's popular
street fairs — featuring arts & crafts, gourmet food and live entertainment. Free admission.
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June 1-2 — Sunnyvale Art & Wine
Festival, downtown Sunnyvale at Murphy Avenue and surrounding streets. Arts & crafts from over 500
vendors, wine-tasting from regional wineries and beer from
breweries — Margaritas, Sangria and Champagne too! Eat, drink and be merry. Live entertainment. Children's
Area and Kids Carnival Rides. Free admission and parking.
No pets allowed.
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June 1-2 — 32nd Annual Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Art & Wine Festival, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek. Fun Arts & Crafts, live entertainment, food and beverages, wine and beer tasting, kids activities... and more! Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Free admission.
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June 1-2 — Sunset Celebration
Weekend (Chef/Owner, Author & TV Personality Fabio Viviani), Sunset Headquarters,
80 Willow Road, Menlo Park. The fun weekend celebration includes
over 120 exhibitors representing travel, food, wine and beer,
garden, home and design. The two-day event features more than 15 Celebrity
Chefs, Wine-Tasting Seminars, Garden Gurus (planting tips),
live entertainment... and more! 10am-5pm.
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June 1-2 — Conspiracy
Con 2013, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Milpitas. "Where
Other Conferences End, Conspiracy Con Begins" — featuring
12 of the world's most controversial speakers convening in
the S.F. Bay Area to share their knowledge of many different
issues (rarely or never addressed by our controlled media),
which profoundly affect us all. Special Guests, Q&A Panel,
and Exhibits. Subjects include: The War On Humanity, Weather Or Not?, 9/11 and Ground Zero, Healthcare of Health Scare, Unraveling Sandy Hook, 100 Years of Federal Reserve, Occult Symbols and Mind Control, From Deception to Illumination, Engineering the Matrix, JFK: 50 Years Later... and more!
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June1-2 — Last Chance To See
"Girl With A Pearl Earring" Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, de Young Museum, S.F. See Vermeer's exquisite "Girl with a Peal Earring" masterpiece and 30+ other paintings by artists of the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt, Hals, and Steen.
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June 1-2 — Last Chance To See "Rembrandt's Century", Herbst Exhibition Galleries, de Young Museum, S.F. "Rembrandt's Century" (a companion exhibit to "Girl with a Pearl Earring") features 200+ rarely seen prints and drawings of the Dutch Golden Age.
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June 1-2 & 8-9 — Santa Cruz Mountains Vintner's Festival "Roots That Rock" at wineries and restaurants in Santa Clara/San Mateo Counties and in San Cruz County. June 1-2 (festival will be hosted by wineries in Santa Clara/San Mateo Counties); June 8-9 (festival will be hosted by wineries in Santa Cruz/San Mateo Counties). Barrel-tasting, art, music and food. Wineries will be pouring from 12 noon-5pm. Tickets $40 in advance; $50 at the door. 831-685-VINE (8463)
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June 1-2 & 8-9 — Vahalla Renaissance Faire, Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe. The Faire features four stages of continuous entertainment, arts & crafts, music, dancing, jesters, 900 costumed performers, Shakespearian vignettes, jousting battles, archery, childrens' activities... and more! Enjoy an Elizabethan feast and ales. Admission:$18 Adults, $13 Seniors 62+, Military and ages 13-17, $8 children 6-12, free for kids under 6. Free parking at casinos. Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm. School Day: June 6; Family Day: June 7 @ 10am-2pm
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June 1, 7, 14, 21— Children's Garden Series, Yerba Buena Gardens Children's Garden is located at Howard & Fourth Streets. Two performances each day: 11-11:30am and 12:15-12:45pm. 415-543-1718
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June 1-9 — 15th Annual Healdsburg
Jazz Festival, Healdsburg, CA. Enjoy 10 days
of Jazz in Healdsburg — in the heart of Sonoma Wine
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June 1-15 — San Francisco "Dine About Town 2013", S.F. Dine About Town is back! Enjoy 2-course Lunches $17.95 and 3-course Dinners for $34.95 (at more than 100 OpenTable Restaurants during San Francisco's annual
Dine About Town.
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June 1-15 — "To Kill A Mockingbird" at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London, Regent's Park, London. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is the only permanent professional outdoor theatre in Britain. It's 1,240-seat auditorium is one of the largest in London. Over 140,000 people attend its four annual productions that run from May-September. Programs change each year — from classic plays and Shakespeare to musicals and family shows. The theater is located about a 10-minute walk from Baker Street Station in London.
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June 1-16 — Mid-Peninsula
Shakespeare Festival (3 plays), Sunnyvale. Outdoor Shakespeare festival takes place at Full Circle Farm, 1055 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale. Recommended donation $10 adults, $3 children (pay at door). Showtimes: Fri-Sat 8pm; Wed, Thurs, Sun 7:30pm. 408-996-0635
"The Comedy of Errors"- June 1, 2, 9, 20, 28
"The Tragedy of Hamlet" - June 7, 8, 16, 22, 29
"The Further Adventures of the Three Musketeers"
- June 14, 15, 21, 23, 27
"Fight for the Farm Fundraiser
- June 26
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June 1-30 — Free Shakespeare in the Park in NYC "Comedy of Errors", Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York City. 2013 marks the 51st Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park. Featured Shows include: "Comedy of Errors" (May 28-June 30) and "Love's Labour's Lost" ... a new musical (July 23-Aug 18). Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are free (two per person at the Delacorte Theater at 1pm on the day of the show.
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June 1-Oct. 13 — "Impressionists on the Water" exhibit at Legion of Honor, S.F. Don't miss this exciting Impressionist exhibit featuring 80+ magnificent paintings and works on paper by Impressionists Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissaro and Post-Impressionists such as Maurice Denis and Paul Signac. Paintings on loan from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the Van Gogh Museum in Amersterdam, the J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A. as well as works from San Francisco's Fine Arts Museums' collections. This exhibit is a must-see, especially if you like Impressionist art, boating and being on the water.
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June 1-Oct. 20 — Butterflies & Blooms at Conservatory of Flowers, S.F. Butterflies & Blooms exhibit features hundreds of beautiful butterflies —20 species of colorful and familiar North American butterflies including magnificent Monarchs, Western Swallowtails, Red Admirals... and more! Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Closed on Mondays.
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June 2 — See America's Cup at the Legion of Honor for one day only! The America's Cup will be on display at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco for one day only - Sunday, June 2nd, from 9:30am to 5:15pm in Gallery 12. This is your chance to see the America's Cup up close (and take a picture next to it) — either before or after visiting the new "Impressionists on the Water" exhibit. Admission to "Impressionists on the Water": $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 65+, $16 Students with ID, $10 ages 6-17, and free for members and children 5 and under. 415-750-3600
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June 2-29 — Mountain
Winery 2013 Summer Concert Series, Mountain Winery,
Saratoga. Plan a fun day out and enjoy one of Mountain Winerys
Summer Concerts. Tickets on sale now.
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June 2, 9, 12, 19, 26, 30 — "Union Square Live", Union Square, S.F.
During Spring, Summer and Fall (April thru' October), enjoy "Union Square Live" — live
music, dance, outdoor movies and other entertainment at Union Square. Wed at
12:30-1:30pm and 6-8pm, Sun at 2-4pm. Free admission.
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June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 — Off the Grid "Picnic at the Presidio", Presidio, S.F. Off The Grid features the largest market of Gourmet Street Food on the West Coast (30 Food Trucks and Tents). Picnic at the Presidio takes place every Sunday. Rain or shine. 11am-4pm. NOTE: Seasonal market opens in March and shuts down a week before Thanksgiving. 415-779-6684
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June 2, 8-9, 16, 23, 30 — Golden
Gate Park Band Series 2013,
Spreckles Temple of Music in the Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F. Enjoy outdoor concerts every Sunday — season started in April and runs thru' mid-October. Music includes Classical, Marches, Opera, Broadway Shows,
Big Band, Folk, Swing... and more — plus guests artists throughout the season! It makes a FUN Family Day Outing. Concerts begin at 1pm and run approximately two hours. Call ahead to confirm; all programs are subject to change. 415-831-2700
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June thru' Sept. 29 — "Built for Speed" Exhibit at California Academy of Sciences, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F. "Built for Speed" exhibit takes you on a journey of the ocean's fastest marine animals to the world's fastest sailboats. Highlights include models of a sailfish, mako shark, yellowfin tuna, and Humboldt squid; the assembling of an 18-foot-long Orca skeleton that washed ashore in Point Reyes; a dramatic 45-foot-long racing boat from ORACLE TEAM USA (the America's Cup defending champions); and "Ocean Action" stations artfully constructed from marine debris, with tips for protecting our oceans.
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June 2-thru' Oct.— America's Cup Concert Series, America's Cup Park & Pavilion, between Piers 27 and 29 along the Embarcadero, S.F. Enjoy FUN Summer Concerts at San Francisco's first outdoor, waterfront concert venue. Performing bands and artists include: Sting (June 2), Steve Miller Band (June 21), Counting Crows and the Wallflowers (July 18), Weezer (July 25), 311 (Aug 1), Sublime (Aug 4), Train (Aug 11), The Jonas Brothers (Aug 13), Steely Dan (Aug 17), Heart (Aug 28), Jason Mraz (Sept 1), Sammy Hagar (Sept 7) Fall Out Boy with Panic! At The Disco (Sept 21)... and more!
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June 3-7 — Kiteboard Racing North American Championship, San Francisco Bay, S.F. Watch kiteboarders on San Francisco Bay — views from Marina Green and Chrissy Field.
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June 3-early 2016 — San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) temporarily closes for major renovations. The museum will reopen in early 2016 after undergoing a 2 1/2 year expansion project that will more than double its galleries and provide approximately six times additional public space. When finished, the museum will showcase expanded SFMOMA collections and the impressive collections of Doris and Donald Fisher — one of the world's finest collections of contemporary art.
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June 6 — After Dark: Zoe Keating at Exploratorium, Exploratorium, Pier 15, S.F. This month's After Dark at the Exploratorium features acclaimed cellist Zoe Keating. Performances take place in the Observatory at 7:30pm and 9pm. Adults 18+ only.
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June 6-9 — 2013 CMA Music Festival (Country Music Festival in Nashville, TN)
The CMA Music Festival is Nashville’s signature music event, featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more. This unparalleled celebration of America’s music draws thousands of fans and media from all corners of the globe to Nashville. CMA Music Festival was dubbed the “crown jewel of Country Music Festivals” by USA Today.
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June 6, 13, 20, 27 Nightlife
at the Academy, California Academy
of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F. Thursday nights, after
the Academy closes, the museum
features "Nightlife" — a weekly evening event blending cutting-edge
science, music (live band or DJ), dancing, cocktails (no-host bar) and food in a unique museum setting. Mingle and have fun exploring
the museum at night. 6-10pm. Adults
ages 21 and over.
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June 6, 13, 20, 27 — "FREE Movies on the Square: Under the Stars" at Courthouse Square,
2200 Broadway, Downtown Redwood City.
See FREE Movies on the Square every Thursday night, beginning at sundown (approx. 8:45pm). Arrive
early for the best seats (limited number of chairs and
tables are available). Outdoor "theater" with
25-ft screen and high-definition surround sound.
June 6: Gremlins (PG)
June 13: My Fair Lady (G)
June 20: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (PG)
June 27: Back to the Future
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June 7 — National Donut Day, U.S. Celebrate National Donut Day and treat yourself to a donut. Krispy Creme is giving away a free donut to every customer (no purchase necessary). National Donut Day (honoring all the female volunteers who served donuts to soldiers behind the front lines during World War I), is celebrated every year on the first Friday of June. Bon Appetit!
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June 7, 14, 21, 28 — Free "Music on the Square" Concerts,
Courthouse Square, Downtown Redwood City. Come and
enjoy FREE Friday Night Concerts at Redwood City's
Courthouse Square featuring Rock & Roll, Jazz, Blues,
Folk, Salsa, Country and more!
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June 7, 14, 21, 28 — "Dancing Under the Stars" in Jack London Square, Foot of Broadway, Oakland. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy dancing under the stars. Free Dance Lesson provided by the Linden Street Dance Studio. 8:30-10pm.
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June 7, 14, 21, 28 — Sausalito Jazz & Blues by the Bay 2013, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito. Enjoy Free Friday Night Jazz & Blues Concerts. Breathtaking
views of Angel Island and
San Francisco Bay provide the backdrop for this Friday night
celebration at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito.
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June 7, 14, 21, 28 — Off The Grid @ Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Blvd (near Marina Green), S.F. Off The Grid features the largest market of Gourmet Street Food on the West Coast (30 Food Trucks and Tents). Live Music. Friday nights 5-10pm. Rain or shine. NOTE: Seasonal market opens in March and shuts down a week before Thanksgiving. 415-779-6684
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June 8 — World Naked Bike Ride "Northern Hemisphere",
Northern Hemisphere Cities. Rain or shine. Riders gather at approximately 10:30am at Justin
Herman Plaza (behind the large fountain) near Market Street and the
across from the Ferry Building, S.F. The ride starts at approximately 12 noon and goes down major city streets in downtown area. The World Naked Bike Ride is an international demonstration in protest of our dependence on fossil fuel. Stay tuned for
the next "Southern Hemisphere" ride date in March...
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June — Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, S.F. The free, outdoor Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (YBGF) presents over 90 free events including music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, festivals and children's programs with artists from Africa, Estonia, Japan, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, the Philippines, Sweden, China, Venezuela and the S.F. Bay area. This year's Festival features expanded events at Jessie Square with poetry, dance workshops and salsa dancing. Yerba Buena Gardens is located between Mission & Howard Streets and 3rd & 4th Streets in downtown San Francisco. 415-543-1718
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8 — Dia de Portugal Festival, History
Park at Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose. Bring the
whole family for a fun day of festivities, including live
music, dancing, children's carnival, Portuguese cooking demo's,
art exhibits, and spectacular food from Portugal, Brazil
and Macao. Free admission. 10am-6pm. 1pm Traditional Parade
inside History Park.
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June 8-9 — 30th Annual Novato Art, Wine & Music Festival, (Grant Avenue,
between Redwood Blvd and 7th Street), Novato. Enjoy fun Arts & Crafts,
live music on two stages, food and wine. Children's Area with
Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Crafts, Train Rides, Bounce House
and more. Free admission. Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10-6pm. 415-897-1164
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June 8-9 — Annual Live Oak Park Fair, 1301 Shattuck Avenue @ Berryman St, North Berkeley. Fun arts & crafts, festive food, live entertainment, handcrafted jewelry and accessories... and more! Free shuttle from the North Berkeley BART station every 30 mins from 10am-6pm both days. Free admission. 10am-6pm
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June 8-9 — Santa Cruz Mountains Vintner's Festival "Roots That Rock" at wineries and restaurants in San Mateo/Santa Cruz Counties. Barrel-tasting, art, music and food. Wineries will be pouring from 12 noon-5pm. Tickets $40 in advance; $50 at the door. 831-685-VINE (8463)
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June 8-16 — San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo County Fairgrounds, San Mateo. Enjoy Free Concerts, Pig Races, Carnival Rides, Alcatraz Display, Rainforest Exhibit, Hypnotist, Video Games, Kids Activities, Fair Food, Animals... and more!
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Special Promotions - Free Admission, Kids Day, Senior Day, School Day
June 9 — Sunday Streets in San Francisco — Bayview/Dogpatch, S.F. Northbound 3rd St lanes between Newcomb and 22nd St; 22nd St between 3rd and Indiana; Indiana St between 22nd and Mariposa Sts; Mariposa from Indiana to Terry Francois, Terry Francois from Mariposa to 3rd St, 3rd St bridge to King and 3rd. Enjoy a day outside... walking, jogging, biking and more with NO traffic! 11am-4pm. (Subject to change)
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June 9 — Haight Ashbury Street Fair,
Haight Street, (corner
of Haight and Stanyan Streets, bet Stanyan St & Masonic
Ave. S.F. Relive your hippie
days and the "Summer
of Love" at
one of San Francisco's most famous neighborhoods — Haight
Enjoy fun arts & crafts, food and wine, live
entertainment — and "The Children's Alley"...
perfect for kids. Great people-watching! Free admission.
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June 9 — Tony Awards, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY. Watch the Tony Awards live on CBS and cheer on your favorite shows, musicals and performers (Tony Award Nominees). Emmy Award Winner Neil Patrick Harris returns as host of the Tony Awards for the fourth time. Broadway and Hollywood celebrities arrive early to walk the Red Carpet. Check local TV listings in your city for pre-show and Tony Awards. 8/7c on CBS
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June 9 — Live Oak Park Fair, Berkeley. Enjoy arts & crafts, live entertainment and fun activities for kids Street parking. Free shuttle runs every 30 minutes from the North Berkeley BART Station to the Fair throughout the weekend. Free admission. 10am-6pm. 510-227-7110
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June 9 — Free Day at Contemporary Jewish Museum "Five-Year Anniversary", S.F. Enjoy a Free Day at the museum and celebrate the Contemporary Jewish Museum's Five-Year Anniversary. Live entertainment inside and outside the museum by SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, the AXIS Dance Company, The Conspiracy of Beards, True Life Trio, and Porto Franco Klezmer All-Stars. The afternoon also features Arts & Crafts, Music, Dancing, Poetry, Magic, and food and beverages. 12 noon-3pm. Free museum admission all day 11am-5pm. 414-655-7800
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June — Kick-Off Summer "Fun Faires and Festivals" @ Lake Tahoe South Shore,
South Shore Lake Tahoe. Kick off the summer season and enjoy a series of FUN events, faires and festivals on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. 777-588-5980 / 800-AT-TAHOE
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Lake Tahoe Attractions & Summer Tours
Now thru' Aug. 11 — "David Bowie is" exhibit at V&A Museum, London. "David Bowie is" exhibit is the fastest-selling exhibit in the history of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Exhibit features 300+ objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photographs of Bowie, film, music, set design, Bowie's personal instruments... and more. Don't miss this exciting exhibit !10am-5:45pm daily; 10am-10pm Fridays.
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June 10-16 — U.S Open, Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The U.S. Open is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the nation. The event takes place annually. This year, the U.S. Open will be held at The Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Last year (2012) Webb Simpson (from Raleigh, North Carolina) won the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. The previous year (2011), Rory Mcllroy (from Northern Ireland) won the U.S. Open in Bethseda, Maryland.
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June — NO 'Dancing on the Square" Events in 2013, Courthouse Square, Redwood City.
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July 10-28 — 2013 SFJAZZ Summer Sessions Concerts, SF Jazz Center (Miner Auditorium, Joe Henderson Lab), Davies Symphony Hall, S.F. This year marks the first-ever SFJAZZ Summer Sessions Concert Series.
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June 12-23 — San Francisco Jazz Festival 2013 (SFJAZZ), three major venues in S.F. The San Francisco Jazz Festival will be a two-week series of concerts and events taking place in the SFJAZZ Center's Robert N. Miner Auditorium and Joe Henderson Lab, Davies Symphony Hall and the Church of the Advant. Previously, SFJAZZ took place in numerous locations around the Bay Area over multiple weeks.
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June 13, 27 — Free Waterfront Flicks @ Jack London Square, Market Lawn, Jack London Square, Oakland. Movies begin at sundown. Free admission. 510-645-9292
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June 14, 21, 28 thru' Aug. 30 — Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach, Beach Bandstand,
Santa Cruz. Enjoy two free shows each Friday at 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand — you can't beat a concert on the beach!
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June 14-15 — San Francisco
Marathon Expo, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco. Expo is open to the public. Yoga/Meditation and Chi Running Sessions are also offered at the Expo. Limited parking. Fri 12 noon-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
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15 — Trooping the Colour "The Queen's Official Birthday Parade" at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, London, England. The Queen's official birthday (her actual birthday is April 21st) is marked
each year by Trooping
the Colour — it's the biggest Royal event
of the year. If you're visiting London in June, don't miss this fun event!
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Royal Family Trivia
Fun London Attractions and City Sightseeing Tours
June — Vertical Challenge will not be held in 2013
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June 15 — Noe Valley Summer Fest, 24th Street, Noe Valley, S.F. Fun family event features live entertainment, wine-tasting, hula dancing, bouncy house, balloon artist, drawing contest, festival food and refreshments, photo booth... and more! Petting Zoo 11am-5pm; Hayride 2-5pm. Free admission. 10am-5pm.
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15-16 — North Beach Festival,
Washington Square Park, Grant Avenue & Green Street,
(North Beach) S.F. Come and enjoy S.F.'s oldest Italian street
fair. Enjoy Arts & Crafts, Celebrity Pizza Toss, Cooking
Shows and Celebrity Chefs, Live Entertainment featuring Salsa,
Rock, Swing, Opera, Blues and Classical music, al fresco
foods and beverages. Arrive early before the crowds. Free
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Tip: Spend a Weekend in SF and visit a Summer Street Fair -
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15-16 — The Summer in San Francisco Crystal Fair,
Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, S.F. Enjoy this magical mix of
crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts.
Admission $6 for Adults, Children under 12 free accompanied by
an adult. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
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June 15-16 — 7th Annual
King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival,
Martinez Marina Waterfront Park, Martinez. Enjoy lip-smacking
BBQ, as well as an amateur BBQ Competition, Live Entertainment,
Kids Stage, Rides, Fun Activities, over Arts & Crafts vendors, food, microbrews
and wines at this FUN Father's Day Weekend event. FREE parking and admission. No pets allowed. 11am-6pm.
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June 16 — San Francisco
Marathon, San Francisco. Come along and join thousands
of marathon and half-marathon runners in this popular "San
Francisco Marathon." The race course takes runners on a
scenic city tour, including running over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Races include the Full Marathon, Two Half-Marathons, 5k Progressive Marathon and Munchkin Kids Run.
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June 16 — 33rd Annual Cotati Jazz Festival, La Plaza Park, downtown Cotati, Sonoma County. Share a FUN afternoon and evening of
live Jazz & Blues music, dancing, wine-tasting, food, beer, and raffle prizes with your family and friends. Free admission. 12 noon-7pm.
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June 16 — Fathers
Day — Treat Dad like a "King for the
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June 16 — Father's Day
Cruise aboard the Presidential Yacht "Potomac"
Jack London Square, Oakland. Father's Day Cruise departs Jack London Square at 12 noon; returns at 3pm. Cruise includes special box lunch, selected wines, coffee and bottled water. Tickets available online: Adults $85, Seniors $80, Groups 20+ $80, ages 12 and under $60, children aged under 2 are free. 510-627-1215
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June 16, 23, 30 — 76th Stern
Grove Midsummer Music Festival,
Stern Grove (19th Ave and Sloat Blvd), S.F. Free Sunday concerts
featuring live entertainment in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater.
Concerts begin at 2pm. 415-252-6252
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June 18-30 thru' Aug. 18 — "Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical" at Venetian Las Vegas. The first national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical begins an 11-week run at the Venetian Las Vegas.
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June 18-22 — Royal
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire — near Windsor Great Park (approx. 45-minute drive from London). Founded
in 1711 by Queen Anne, Ascot Racecourse
is one of the world's greatest racecourses — and the
best racecourse in the UK. The
Queen and the
Royal Party usually attend Royal Ascot every day. The event
is also famous for its ladies' outrageous hats.
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June 19, 26 — "Music in the Park" Concerts, Stafford Park (corner of King St & Hopkins Ave),
Redwood City. Enjoy live music Wednesday evenings 6-8pm. FREE
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June 19-July 7 — 2013 Alameda County Fair, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Centennial Parade on June 23rd @ 9:30am on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. Fair includes fun carnival rides, livestock exhibits, baking contests, horse-racing, kids activities, petting zoo... and more! No smoking on the Fairgrounds except for designated outdoor areas. One Free Concert nightly in Safeway Amphitheater at 7pm (concert lawn area opens at 5pm). Fun for the whole family! Fair is closed on Mondays. 925-426-7600
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June 20-July 20 — "Pride and Prejudice" at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London, Regent's Park, London. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is the only permanent professional outdoor theatre in Britain. It's 1,240-seat auditorium is one of the largest in London. Over 140,000 people attend its four annual productions that run from May-September. Programs change each year — from classic plays and Shakespeare to musicals and family shows. The theater is located about a 10-minute walk from Baker Street Station in London.
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June 20, 27 — "Central
Park Music Series" FREE Concerts in Central Park,
Downtown San Mateo. Central Park open lawn, south of the
Central Park Recreation Center (with more convenient access
to public parking and restrooms). 6/20 Native Elements; 6/27 Mustache Harbor. Free admission. 6-8pm.
Info on Central Park Music Series
21 — Happy 1st
Day of Summer :)
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June 21 — 2013 Solstice in Times Square "Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga", Times Square, Broadway (between 42nd and 47th Streets), New York City. Bring along your yoga mat and celebrate the Summer Solstice (and all-day yoga fest) in Times Square. Challenge yourself to find tranquility and transcendence in one of the world's busiest destinations. FUN for yoga lovers! Enjoy musical performances, speakers and free giveaways.
Outdoor classes start at 7:30am and run thru' 9pm. Free admission.
7:30-8:30am; 10am-11:15am - Yoga Instructor, Open to all levels
1-2:30pm - Bikram Instructor, open to all levels
5:30-6:30pm; 7:45-9pm - Instructors - Open to all levels
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June 21 "Summer Solstice"
at Stonehenge, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, U.K. Stonehenge draws millions of visitors from around the world, especially
during the Summer and Winter
Solstices — the shortest and the longest days of the
year — when the sun rises in perfect alignment to the
stones. Sunrise is at 5:14am.
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Stonehenge Tours and Stonehenge Private Viewing
June 21-23 — Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration, Alameda Park, Santa Barbara.
Festival: June 21-23; Parade: Saturday. June 22 — 2013 Theme: "Creatures"
Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Festival & Parade features colorful floats, costumed dancers, live entertainment, arts & crafts, festival food and beverages, children's entertainment (storytellers, musicians, drama and mimes... and more!
The Parade, drawing over 100,000 spectators from around the world, takes place on Saturday, June 22 @ 12 noon.
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June 22 — "The Steve Miller Band" - Lake Tahoe Harveys 2013 Summer Concert Series, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Lake Tahoe. Show begins at 7pm. 800-427-8397
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June 22 — 1st Annual Downtown San Mateo SummerFest, B Street (between Baldwin & 6th Ave), downtown San Mateo. Arts & crafts, cooking demos, live entertainment, food and beverages, kids activities... and more! Rain or shine. 10am-6pm. 800-310-6563
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June 22 — The Mermaid
Parade* at Coney Island, New
York. The Mermaid Parade is
the "nation's largest art parade" and one of New
York City's greatest summer events. The parade pays homage
to Coney Island's forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted
from 1903 to 1954. Thousands of mermaids, Neptunes, sea creatures
and antique cars flood Coney Island for the Mermaid Parade,
which kicks off the summer season for the area's boardwalk,
amusement park and attractions. The Mermaid Parade begins at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue at 1pm. Rain or shine.
*Parade is subject to funding; be sure to confirm.
Click link below for more info on full parade route.
Info on Mermaid Parade on Coney Island
June TBD — 11th Annual Mermaid Parade
Ball, (The Mermaid Parade After-Party) New York Aquarium (Oceanic Deck and Aqua Theater), 602 Surf Ave @ West 8th St, Coney Island, New
York. The Mermaid Parade is
followed by the Mermaid Parade Ball. Costumed parade participants
can get together with each other and parade spectators to listen
to live music, purchase raffle tickets, and watch burlesque
and sideshow acts performed by some of New York City's hottest
burlesque stars. 7pm-11:30pm.
Info on Mermaid Parade Ball
June 22-23 — 2013 Danville
Fine Arts Faire, downtown Danville on Hartz Avenue,
(East Bay). Charming festival features fine arts & crafts,
music, outdoor cafes. Free admission. 10am-5pm. 925-837-4400
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June 22-23 — Sonoma Lavender Food & Wine Festival 2013, 8537 Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12), Kenwood, Sonoma. Visit a five-acre Lavender Farm in full bloom while sipping local wines and tasting Lavender cuisine by Worth Our Weight. Take a Farm Tour, listen to a Seminar on Lavender or talk to their Beekeeper. Lavender massage, crafts, live music and more! Music by Nate Lopez, 7-and-8 string guitar, Wine by Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood and BR Cohn. $10 per adult, children under 12 free. 10am-4pm. 707-523-4411
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June 22-23 — San Anselmo
Art & Wine Festival, main street of San Anselmo
Avenue between the eight blocks of Tamalpais and Bolinas streets,
San Anselmo (North Bay). Fun Arts & Crafts, gourmet wine
and food, two stages featuring live entertainment, kid's zone
activities and rides... and more! Free admission. 10am-6pm.
Info on San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival
June 22-Sept. 29 — Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966 in the Herbst Exhibition Galleries at the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park, S.F. Exhibit features 131 paintings and works on paper by artist Richard Diebenkorn. View art from the Berkeley period (both abstract phase (1953-1956) and figurative phase (1955-1967) including landscapes, figures, interiors and still lifes.
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June 23 — "Sounds of the Shores" Concerts, Marlin Park (corner of Neptune & Cringle), Redwood Shores. Enjoy live music Sunday evenings 5-7pm. FREE
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June 24-July 7 — Wimbledon
Lawn Tennis Championships,
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. Wimbledon is the premier tennis tournament in
If you can't be there in person, enjoy watching the matches
— check for local TV listings in your city.
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Lawn Tennis Championships
June 28 — Summer Concert with Beatles cover band "Nigel and Clive and the British Invasion", Parking Lot J right off Primrose, Burlingame. 6-8pm. Free admission. 650-558-7132
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June 28-Oct. 27 — Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum, S.F. A collaboration between the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the expansive exhibition explores the spiritual dimensions of modern art by 48 internationally acclaimed artists, including Rothko, Pollock, Klee and more. Exhibit features paintings, sculpture, photography, video and installation art.
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June 28-30 — Montclair Village Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival, Mountain Blvd at La Salle, Montclair Business District, Oakland. Event showcases 90 artists from all over the Western U.S. displaying fine arts & crafts, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics... Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm.
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June 29 — Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil opens at Mandalay Bay in Vegas, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. See "Michael Jackson ONE" by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay.
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June 29 — Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, Montbleu Outdoor Arena, Lake Tahoe. Headliners include SOJA and Alpha Blondy, plus special guests. Tickets $40 per person. Doors open at 1pm.
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June 29 — Redwood Symphony, Redwood City Classical Series, Courthouse Square, Redwood City. Redwood Symphony performs classical favorites at downtown Courthouse Square 6pm-7:30pm. Free admission.
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June 29-30 — San
Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade "Embrace, Encourage, Empower" at the Civic Center, San Francisco. This year's theme for San
Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade (LGBT:
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) is "Embrace, Encourage, Empower." Sat 12-6pm. Sun. 11-6:30pm.
Celebration at Civic Center — Festival includes live entertainment
on 20 stages.
Parade — Sunday at 10:30am. Parade starts at Market & Beale and proceeds
west on Market St. to Market and 8th. Arrive early for good viewing. This is
a FUN San Francisco event.
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a Hotel Room and Spend a Fun Weekend in San Francisco
June 29-30 — Treasure Island Flea Market, Outdoors on the Great Lawn, Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, S.F. Treasure Island Flea (the Bay Area's fourth large market) takes place on Saturday and Sunday (the last weekend of each month). Entrepreneurs showcase their products, including handmade bags, jewelry, art, sports collections, furniture, clothing... and more! Specialty foods and gourmet products. Admission $3 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. Dogs on leashes are welcome. ATMs on-site. Free parking. Transportation via 108-Treasure Island Muni. 10am-4pm. 415-898-0245
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June 29-July 4 — Free Shakespeare in the Park "Macbeth" at Pleasanton's Amador Valley Community Park (Santa Rita Road & Black Ave). Sat & Sun shows begin at 7:30pm.
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June 29-July 20 — "The Winter's Tale" Re-Imagined by William Shakespeare at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London, Regent's Park, London. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is the only permanent professional outdoor theatre in Britain. It's 1,240-seat auditorium is one of the largest in London. Over 140,000 people attend its four annual productions that run from May-September. Programs change each year — from classic plays and Shakespeare to musicals and family shows. The theater is located about a 10-minute walk from Baker Street Station in London.
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June 30— 20th Annual NYC PrideFest: Pride March, Festival & Dance on the Pier,
New York City, N.Y. PrideFest is the annual LGBT (LGBT:
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) March and Street Fair that takes place annually in New York City — it's the biggest Pride Celebration in the world.
PrideFest: PrideFest Street Fair takes place on Hudson Street, between Abingdon Square & West 14th Street. Free admission. 11am-7pm.
The March: The NYC Pride March takes place at 12 noon, staring at 36th Street & 5th Avenue and ending at Christopher & Greenwich Streets. 2013 Grand Marshals: Edith Windsor, Harry Belafonte and Earl Fowlkes. Event is free and open to the public.
Dance on the Pier: Dance on the Pier takes place at a new outdoor location — Hudson River Park's Pier 26 in Tribeca. DJs plus live entertainment. 3pm-10pm.
Pride Poolside: New event! Lounge poolside on the sundeck at Hotel Americano and enjoy cocktails with some of the hottest VIPs from the five burroughs.
Click on NYC Pride link below for ticket info.
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June 30 — Palo Alto Concours
d'Elegance 2013 at San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo. "Gallery
of the Greats" — Classic Hot Rods and Custom Street
Rods, Ferraris, Cords, Lamborghinis, Mercedes-Benz, McLarens,
Porsches... Vintage Tractors and Trailers and more. Gates open 9am-4pm. Live entertainment 11am-2:50pm. Tickets: $30 at gate; $25 in advance (children under 16 free when accompanied by adult). Free parking. Free Car Tours 11am and 1pm. 650-813-1100
on Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance
June 30 —"Pinot
Days San Francisco 2013" Grand Festival Public Tasting, Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F. "A Celebration of Pinot Noir from around the World" — This
fun Bay Area wine festival is dedicated to Pinot Noir. Pinot
Days brings together pinot producers representing every California
appellation, style and price point, as well as a few from Oregon, New Zealand
and Burgundy. Trade Tasting 12 noon-5pm (Complimentary); Public tasting 2-5pm ($75), VIP tasting 12 noon-5pm ($125).
Info on Annual Pinot Days Festival
June-Ongoing — San
Francisco Opera Summer Season 2013, War Memorial Opera
House, 301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San
on SF Opera Season
June 2013 Season — San
Francisco "Summer & the Symphony,
San Francisco. For a complete listing
of performances and to order tickets on-line,
Francisco Symphony's web site. Groups of 10 or more call 415-503-5311
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Fun Pirate Festivals around the U.S.
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