Pier 27 (Photo by Moanalani Jeffrey)

Free San Francisco Symphony Show, a Bill Murray Party + Weekend Poke Festival

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No plans this weekend? Add these local events to your calendar.


Free San Francisco Symphony Concert at the Waterfront

What: San Francisco Symphony's director of summer concerts Edwin Outwater leads the Orchestra in a free outdoor concert this weekend. The orchestra will perform a concert of Russian music, including Shostakovich's Festive overture, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Makoto Ozone. Plus, there will be tons of food trucks such as Bulldog Coffee, Kokio Republic, The Taco Guys, Street Dogs, Johnny Doughnuts, to keep you warm and well fed.

When: Sunday, July 24, 12 p.m.

Where: James R. Herman Cruise Terminal: Pier 27 (Embarcadero), sfport.com/james-r-herman-cruise-terminal-pier-27


The Sixth Annual Fair-Trade Bazaar at the de Young Museum

What: The de Young's annual Fair-Trade Bazaar showcases products from global artisans. Shop for unique items including jewelry, textiles, native handcrafts, and decorative accessories, reflecting many of the cultures represented in the museum's collections. Plus, members of the museum will receive a 10% discount on all goods.

When: Friday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 23 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: de Young Fine Arts Museum: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate), deyoung.famsf.org


Kerel Rennacker as Sebastian and Kathryn Smith-McGlynn as Olivia(Steven Underwood)

Marin Shakespeare Presents "Twelfth Night"

What: In case you missed that class in high school, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night explores desire and love amongst moonstruck eccentrics who fill the seaside island of Illyria with music, poetry, mischief and mirth. You've seen She's the Man, right? Performances are presented outdoors at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m on Sundays. The amphitheater opens one hour prior to show time for picnicking. Warm clothing, jackets and blankets are recommended for evening performances! If you want to make the night more memorable, reserve a Shakespeare Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on select Saturdays and intimate pre-show talk for an additional $35! Tickets range from $10 to $35.

When: Runs from Friday, July 22 to Sunday, August 21

Where: Forest Meadows Amphitheater at Dominican University of California: 890 Belle Ave. (San Rafael), dominican.edu


The Bill Murray Invitational

What: This Saturday's second-ever Bill Murray Invitation will feature a special Bill Murray-themed art exhibition with original artworks from around the Bay Area. And oh yah, it's also a golf party. Dress up in your best golf finery, costumes of Murray characters, or even Wes Anderson characters. Be on the lookout for live music with awesome DJS and a cell phone throwing booth at the event. Tickets are $10.

When: Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m.

Where: Public Works SF: 161 Erie St. (Mission),publicsf.com


Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building(Courtesy of South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department)

SSF Movie Nights in the Park: Inside Out

What: South San Francisco Parks and Rec presents a free screening of Inside Out this Friday at Orange Memorial Park. Food and refreshments will be sold. Bring your low back lawn chairs, blankets, sleeping bags, and friends!

When: Friday, July 22, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Where: Orange Memorial Park: 781 Tennis Dr. (South San Francisco), ssf.net/377/Parks-Recreation


Poke-Festival: PokeCon

What: SoMa StrEat Food Park is celebrating their favorite Hawaiian specialty with their first ever weekend PokeCon. Celebrate all things Poke, with Hawaiian drink specials, live music, and more! Tickets are only $5 for over 15 different poke vendors.

When: Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where: SoMa StrEat Food Park: 428 11th St. (SoMa), somastreatfoodpark.com


Sunday Session Party with Itani Ramen and Fort Point Beer Co.

What: Itani Ramen is pairing with Fort Point Beer Co. this weekend to host a party with delicious food, beer, and great music. The $20 ticket includes tastes of Itani Ramen's menu with samples of their various ramen dishes, gyoza, crispy pig ears, and more, along with your choice of two of the four different Fort Point beer styles as a preview of Fort Point's Beer Lands lineup. Guests will also be entered to win two single day tickets to the sold-out Outside Lands!

When: Sunday, July 24, 2-6 p.m.

Where: Itani Ramen: 1736 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland), Get tickets here.

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