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Vega and Charlie Aponte direct from Puerto
Rico. Due to the ongoing effects of the
devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto
Rico, all proceeds of El Dia de San
Juan Festival will benefit the educational
programs of the youth of
Puerto Rico. Tickets $25. History
Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose.
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.
July 6-22, weekends, times vary.
This 40th annual festival celebrates
dance and musical traditions from
Alaska, Bolivia, Cambodia, China,
Cuba, India, Korea, Liberia, Mexico,
Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Tahiti,
the continental U.S. and Zimbabwe.
Ticket prices vary. San Francisco
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van
Ness Ave, San Francisco. 415/392-4400.
17th Annual Monterey Beer Festival.
July 7, 12:30-5 p.m. Celebrating its 17th
year, this sudsy soiree will now incorporate
an educational display about cannabis
(no consumption allowed onsite). Also on
display, will be classic cars, hundreds of beers
to sample plus a variety of delicious food available
to pair with your beer of choice. Tickets
$45-$50. Monterey County Fair & Event
Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey.
Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2018 Summer Festival.
July 10-Sept. 2, times vary. Celebrating
its fifth season, this fest kicks off with Shakespeare’s
hilarious feast of language, “Love’s
Labour’s Lost,” followed by some of “The
Bard’s” most iconic plays, including “Romeo
and Juliet.” The theatrical feast finishes with
David Ives’s wickedly comedic thriller “Venus
in Fur.” Tickets $20-$56. The Grove at DeLaveaga
Park, 501 Upper Park Road, Santa
20 South Bay Accent
Dua Lipa, June 30, Bill Graham Civic
Auditorium, San Francisco
California Rodeo Salinas Kick Off Concert.
July 13, 5 p.m. Country star Blake Shelton
headlines the inaugural concert to kick off the
108th California Rodeo Salinas. Attendees
will be treated to a full night of country entertainment
with Danielle Bradbery and Jimmie
Allen opening the show. Bradbery, winner of
season 4 of “The Voice.” Tickets $25. Salinas
Sports Complex. 1034 N Main St, Salinas.
Music@Menlo. July 13-Aug. 4, times vary.
This 16th summer music festival, “Creative
Capitals,” explores the thriving metropolises
from which some of Western civilization’s
greatest artistic and musical triumphs have
emerged. Ticket prices vary. 50 Valparaiso
Ave., Atherton. 650/330-2030.
Island Reggae Festival. July 14, 11 a.m. to
11 p.m. Celebrate reggae culture at this “irie”
event. This rhythmic extravaganza features
two stages of live music, arts and crafts,
carnival rides, fireworks, Caribbean
food and rugby tournament. Tickets
$40-$150. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds,
344 Tully Road, San Jose.
Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.
July 14-15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Showcasing
the distinctive works of artists
and craftspeople from around the
country, this festival delights visitors
with global cuisine and local wines.
Free concerts take place throughout
the day, and a “Kidzone” offers entertainment
for little ones. Free. State and
Main streets, Los Altos. 650/949-5282.
Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival. July
14-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This beloved
festival features both fine and functional
art by 150 juried artists. Meet the artists
and learn about their masterpieces
while enjoying a variety of activities,
including hands-on pottery-making
and wheel-throwing demonstrations.
Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313
Newell Rd., Palo Alto. 650/329-2366.
Renegade Craft Fair. July 14-15, 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. Explore indie crafts, workshops, artisan
food and more. This DIY craft celebration
that showcases unique and emerging talents
in the maker community. Free. Fort Mason
Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd., San
Francisco. Visit renegadecraft.com for details.
AIDS Walk. July 15. Join 20,000 people to
raise funds for local HIV programs including
Project Open Hand, Positive Resource Center,
and dozens of other Bay Area AIDS service
organizations. Walk begins in Sharon Meadow
at Golden Gate Park rain or shine. Visit
sf.aidswalk.net for more information.
Sharon Meadow, 320 Bowling Green
Drive, San Francisco. 415/615-9255.
Menlo Summerfest. July 21-22, 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy “hot fun in the
summertime” with live music, fine
arts and crafts, delectable food, artisan
cocktails, craft beer, premium wine,
kids’ entertainment and a fun run.
Free. Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
California Rodeo Salinas. July 19-22,
times vary. The largest professional
rodeo in the golden state celebrates its
108th year with bull riding, horse races,
motocross, parades, a carnival, a beauty
contest and much more. Ticket prices
vary. Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N.
Main St., Salinas. 800/549-4989.
Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show. July 22,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marvel at hundreds
Pretenders, June 24, The Masonic, San Francisco; Jersey Boys, June 5–10,
San Jose’s Center for the Perfoming Arts