Summer Events a Go Go!


Through September/October: Giants Baseball Season Pacific Bell Park. For schedule information: (415) 972-2000.

Through September/October: Oakland A's Baseball Season Oakland Coliseum. For schedule information: (510) 638-4900.

Through December 31: Boyz in the Woodz Club Sunday Hike Join the SF Bay Area Gay & Bi Men”s Hiking & Social Club for brunch, a hike, fun events, or dinner. (415) 457-3993.

Through December 31: Critical Mass Reclaim the streets with other cyclists the last Friday of every month for a tour of San Francisco (free). Justin Herman Plaza.

June 28: Double Dipsea A 13.7-mile trail run from Stinson Beach to Mill Valley and back. Stinson Beach parking lot. (415) 978-0837.

June 28: International Gay Rugby Tournament San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club hosts The International Gay Rugby Association”s rugby tournament and festival. Polo fields, Golden Gate Park (free). 8 a.m.

June 29: Pride Run 2003 5K and 10K. Golden Gate Park. (415) 978-2429.

July 6: Alcatraz Challenge Aquathon & Swim A 1.5-mile swim and a 12-kilometer run. San Francisco. (650) 359-3773.

July 19: 17th Annual Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour A 60-, 37-, or 23-mile route. (800) 648-9922.

July 27: Chronicle Marathon Also a 5-kilometer run. Golden Gate Bridge. (415) 284-9953.

July 27: Tiburon Triathlon A 1/2-mile swim, 9-mile bike ride, and 2-mile run. Belvedere.

August 3: 10th Annual Chronicle Tour de Peninsula A 33-mile bike ride through the San Francisco Peninsula, with 17-mile and 21-mile shortcuts, rest stops, food and drinks, tech support, and expo. Redwood City. (415) 759-2690.

August 10: Festival of Chariots West end of Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park. (415) 649-8619.

Aug. 31: Ana Cablecar Chase & 5K Amble This 5.67-mile run & 5K “amble” hits its 20th anniversary. Aquatic Park. (415) 868-1829.

Festivals/Fairs/4th of July

Through June 29: San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival A showcase for some of the world”s finest films from and about the GLBT community. Various locations throughout San Francisco.

Through August 17: Stern Grove Midsummer Music Festival Free performances amid the trees by a variety of artists, including the San Francisco Symphony, Afro Celt Sound System, and WAR. Stern Grove, San Francisco. (415) 252-6252.

Through July 6: Alameda County Fair Pony rides, music, and comedy ($6-9). Pleasanton. (925) 426-7600.

June 28-29: Russian River Blues Festival Etta James, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Lonnie Brooks, and others ($40-90). Guerneville. (510) 655-9471.

June 28-August 9: Stanford Jazz Workshop & Festival More than 100 jazz artists in 33 concerts and special events ($5-38). Stanford University, Palo Alto. (650) 736-0324.

July 2-6: Marin County Fair Carnival rides, fireworks, art, music, and a petting zoo ($9-11). Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael. (415) 499-6400.

July 3-6: High Sierra Music Festival Steve Winwood, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Michael Franti, and more ($14-150). Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy. (510) 420-1529.

July 4: San Francisco Fireworks Over the Bay with great views from Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, and the Wharf.

July 4: Oakland Fireworks All day festival of crafts and music at Jack London Square, culminating in pyrotechnics.

July 4: San Jose Fireworks God bless us all at the America Festival, San Jose's multicultural fete in downtown Discovery Meadow.

July 4: Redwood City Fireworks Shot above the Port of Redwood City, this year's works will be choreographed to music.

July 4: Marin Fireworks Sausalito's celebration will start with a parade and family fun at Dunphy Park, then move to Gabrielson Park for the show.

July 5-August 2: Robert Mondavi Summer Festival Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Harry Belafonte, India.Arie, and other artists in five outdoor performances ($42-75). Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville. (888) 769-5299. www.

July 5-August 9: Peaches Christ's Midnight Mass The sixth year of this playfully irreverent film series kicks off with an obligatory showing of the fabled Elizabeth Berkley (career-stalling) vehicle Showgirls. Midnight Saturdays at the Bridge Theater. 3010 Geary Blvd ($8).

July 5-6: Fillmore Street Jazz Festival The largest free festival of its kind on the West Coast. San Francisco. (510) 970-3217.

July 10-12: Sonoma County Wine and Food Showcase Fireworks, dancing, San Francisco Symphony, wine tasting, tours, luncheons, and dinners ($50-225). Various Sonoma locations. (800) 939-7666.

July 11-20: Solano County Fair Horseraces, livestock shows, a carnival, live horse racing, and James Brown ($4-8). Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo. (707) 551-2000.

July 11-13: Montclair Village Fine Arts Festival The 28th annual showcase of local artists. Oakland. (209) 296-1195.

July: 11-20: California Rodeo Bull riding, roping, carnival rides, the largest freestyle bullfight in the country ($1-18). Rodeo Grounds, Salinas. (800) 771-8807.

July 12-13: Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival Artists' displays and craft demos from glassblowing to clay pot throwing (free). Palo Alto Art Center. (650) 329-2366.

July 12-13: Oakland Scottish Highland Games Highland dancing, sheepdogs, caber tossing, haggis, and more ($8-$12). Dunsmuir Historic Estate. 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct. (510) 615-5555.

July 12-13: Obon Buddhist Festival Featuring a bazaar, games, food, entertainment, and an obon dance (free). Japantown, San Jose. (408) 293-9292.

July 22-August 4: Sonoma County Fair Rodeos, horse races, Bob Eubanks, the Bacon Brothers, Chuck Mangione, and more ($5). Sonoma County Fair Grounds. (707) 545-4200.

July 25-27: Gilroy Garlic Festival Garlic ice cream, anyone? ($5-$10). Christmas Hill Park. (408) 842-1625.

July 26-27: Berkeley Kite Festival Demonstrations, competitions, food, music, and children's events. Cesar E. Chavez Park/Berkeley Marina. (510) 235-5483.

July 27: Up Your Alley Fair South of Market street fair by and for leather enthusiasts. Dore Alley.

July 28-August 10: Cabrillo Music Festival Modern music gathering mixing theater, chorus, orchestra, dance, and video (free-$40). Various Santa Cruz locations. (831) 426-6966. [page]

August 2-3: San Francisco Aloha Festival Pacific Island dance, arts, crafts, and foods (free). Presidio Parade Grounds. (415) 281-0221.

August 2-3: All Nations Native American dance, arts, crafts, and foods ($1). Petaluma Adobe Historic Park. (707) 762-4871.

August 6-10: Napa Town & Country Fair Live music, destruction derby, Hispanic Extravaganza, and other attractions ($4-7). Napa Valley Expo. (707) 253-4900.

August 9-10: Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes Arts and crafts plus gourmet food and wines in a charming South Bay town (free). Town Center. (408)

August 9-10: 10th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair Lion dancers, taiko drummers, arts and crafts, music, food, and children”s events. San Francisco”s Japantown and Japan Center. (415) 771-9861.

August 12-17: Monterey County Fair This year”s theme is the Land of Ahh”s. Horse races, livestock auctions, brand new Food & Wine Pavilion, Pete Escovedo, and more. ($4-8) (831) 372-5863

August 15-September 1: California State Fair 150th Anniversary Carnival rides, livestock exhibits, the Go-Gos, The B-52s, and Kirk Franklin ($1.50-9) Cal Expo, Sacramento. (916) 263-3247.

August 16-17: Hayward Zucchini Festival A fair devoted to a squash. Kennedy Park. (510) 264-9466.

August 20-September 7: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus ($11-50). Oakland Arena, Compaq Center in San Jose, and the Cow Palace. (415) 421-TIXS

August 23-24: Palo Alto Festival of the Arts Local wine and foods, digital art pavilion, and three stages of entertainment (free). Downtown. (650) 324-3121.

August 23-24: Bodega Bay Seafood, Art & Wine Festival Seafood galore, wine and microbrew tastings, and music too ($5-7). Chanslor Horse Ranch. (707) 824-8717.

August 25-September 1: Burning Man Art, music, fire, and freaks in the desert ($225). Black Rock Desert, 120 miles east of Reno. (415) TO-FLAME.

August 29-September 1: Sausalito Art Festival A fine-arts festival with music and food ($5-20). (415) 331-37575.

August 30-September 21: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Free weekend performances of the Bard”s classics. Golden Gate Park. (415) 422-2222.

Cultural Events

Through August 31: Treasures of Lost Art Rare Italian manuscript paintings from the 13th to 16th centuries ($5-8) Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park. (415) 863-3330.

Through Aug 17: American Conservatory Theater: Urinetown, The Musical! Geary Theater. (415) 749-2229.

Through August 31: Burning Man Deprecation Night Highlighting Burning Man artists every Tuesday. Odeon Bar, San Francisco. (415) 550-6994.

Through August 31: Reflections in Black Part one of the three-part Smithsonian photography collection chronicling African-American history since 1840. Oakland Museum of California ($4-6). (510) 238-2200.

Ongoing: Book Passage Authors Series Events all summer at this North Bay independent bookstore. Corte Madera. (415) 927-0906.

Through December 31: Cody's Books Authors Series at two Berkeley locations. (510) 845-7852.

Through December 31: A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books San Francisco independent bookstore”s ongoing author series. (415) 441-6670.

Through August 2: Burning Man Beach Burn Dance, drum, and burn something at this recurring Saturday gathering. Ocean Beach, Stairwell 28.

July 1: Brower Day Celebrate the legacy of an American environmental leader with earth activities, (free). Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline, Oakland. (415) 788-3666, ext. 260.

July 4-September 1: San Francisco Mime Troupe Annual Show Tony Awardwinning group premieres its 41st summer season with Veronique of the Mounties, a biting look at militarism and empires. Various locations throughout San Francisco (free). (415) 285-1717.

July 6-20: Sonoma Valley Poetry Festival A series of readings by local and national talent (free). (707) 280-4696.

July 13-18: The Woman's Will Shakespeare Company Love 1670s-style in Aphra Behn”s The Rover, presented by an all-female troupe. Various Bay Area parks (free). (510) 420-0813.

July 13-14: San Francisco Silent Film Festival Alice in Disneyland, Carmen, and 2001″s Claire ($10-12). Castro Theatre, 833 Market (415) 777-4908.

July 14-15: First Grade Film Fest Showcasing works of first-time directors and early work of established directors, driven by ideas rather than genre. Grab a cocktail and kick back. FGFF takes off at Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission Street ($7).

July 17-August 10: Wine Country Film Festival Napa and Sonoma ($8-25). (707) 996-2536.

July 17-August 4: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Castro Theatre and other locations (415) 621-0556.

July 19-August 10: 66th Carmel Bach Festival presents works by Bach and others ($15-60). (831) 624-2046.

July 19: Books by the Bay Festival Readings by well-known poets and authors in support of indie bookstores (free). Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. (415) 561-7686

August 7-10: Steinbeck Festival Celebrates the California author with lectures, films, readings, tours, and panel discussions (call for prices). Salinas. (831) 796-3833.


Through August 30: Mountain Winery Concert Series Artists from Lyle Lovett and Tracy Chapman to James Brown and Meatloaf ($25-85). Mountain Winery, Saratoga. (408) 741-2822

July 8: Ozzfest 2003 Marilyn Manson, KORN, Grade 8, and others take to the stage. Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

July 11-13: 10th Annual Bluegrass Festival 100% California Bluegrass ($17-55). Bolado Park, Hollister. (831) 479-4634.

July 12: Vans Warped Tour Tsunami Bomb, VAUX, Rancid, and others. Piers 30-32, San Francisco.

July 15-26: Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra Chamber, opera, big band, blues, and world music ($15-45). Mendocino Headlands State Park. (707) 937-2044.

July 17-20: California World Music Festival Performances from Beolach, Inner Visions, Tommy Emmanuel, and more than two dozen other artists ($5-100). Fairgrounds, Grass Valley. (530) 891-4098.

July 20: Musical Saw Festival Acoustic jam session featuring bluegrass, classical, jazz, country, gospel, and blues music (free). Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton. (831) 335-4484. [page]

July 20: Jazz on the Half Shell Brazilian music by Liza Siva and Voz do Brazil, Hog Island oysters, and other gourmet foods ($15-18). Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station. (415) 663-1075.

July 26: Rock the Mic Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, and Blackalicious at the Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

July 30-August 3: North Beach Jazz Festival Rebirth Brass Band, Melvin Sparks, and others (free-$20). Various North Beach locations. (415) 252-8773.

Aug 1: Brown Bag Opera Free lunchtime opera in Yuerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. (415) 565-3245.

August 1-17: Music in the Vineyards Chamber music soloists and ensembles perform in winery settings Napa Valley. 707-258-5559.

August 1: B.B. King Blues Festival B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Galactic and Mofro, and others. Chronicle Pavilion, Concord. (925) 363-5701

August 7-10: San Jose Jazz Festival Four days of jazz, from salsa to bebop to modern (free). Plaza de Cesar Chavez and other venues.

August 16: JVC Jazz Festival Chronicle Pavilion at Concord. (925) 363-5701.

Aug 19: Lollapalooza Featuring Jane”s Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, A Perfect Circle, Jurassic 5, The Donnas, and others. Shoreline Ampitheatre. (650) 962-1000.

August 22-25: Nadine's Wild Weekend 135 bands, 20 shows, 15 clubs, 4 days. Various San Francisco venues. (650) 340-8159.


July 11-13: Healdsburg Museum Annual Barn Sale Grand-scale garage sale with furniture, clothes, jewelry, housewares, books, linens, tools, and more (free). Healdsburg Classic Antiques. (707) 431-3325.

August 8-10: American Craft Council Craft Show Large, juried craft show, featuring traditional wares as well as unusual items. Herbst and Festival Pavilions, Fort Mason, San Francisco. (415) 836-3470.

August 8-9: V Foundation Wine Celebration Winemaker dinners, an after-hours party, golf tournament, and a gala at Niebaum-Coppola Winery to raise funds for cancer research. ($650-1,000). Napa Valley.

August 15-17: Russian River Valley Winegrowers Grape to Glass Barbecue At Richard”s Grove & Saralee”s Vineyard. Vineyard tours and wine panel, various locations. (707) 521-2534.

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