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Weekend Planner: July 5th, 2024

View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, July 5th


Mrs Doubtfire Live

Orpheum Theater, San Francisco

7:30 PM Ages: All


Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to San Francisco! Rob McClure will reprise his Tony-nominated Broadway performance on tour alongside co-star (and real wife!) Maggie Lakis in this internationally acclaimed hit musical critics call “wonderful, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, MRS. DOUBTFIRE tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune – one that proves we’re better together.


Friday Nights at OMCA

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland

5 PM, Ages: All


Reconnect with family, friends, and community during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket. Limited flat rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage for $10.

Friday Nights at OMCA are back and ready to kick off the season in style on April 5, 2024.

Gather with family, friends, and community every Friday at 5 pm for free live music and hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and late night access to our galleries and special exhibitions, with a Museum ticket.

Bring your own or grab dinner from any one of the 8 Off the Grid food trucks on 10th Street between Oak and Fallon Streets. Beer, wine, mixed and non-alcoholic drinks are available for sale. After grabbing a meal from a wide and weekly changing menu of culinary creations, head to the OMCA Garden where you’ll find picnic tables and blankets to enjoy your local eats. Play lawn and table games, enjoy weekly rotating Museum programming, and create new memories at one of the Town’s most treasured spaces right in the heart of Oakland.


Saturday, July 6th


Get Free Festival

Yerba Buena, San Francisco

1 PM, Ages: All


After a week of euphoria, healing and celebration, the 5th Annual Get Free Festival culminates at Yerba Buena Gardens with Timing is Synchronicity, a playfully inventive interdisciplinary performance that intertwines street dance battle culture, live music, spoken word and improvisation. The annual street dance festival is rooted in the artistry of freestyling, experimental battling, healing through community practices and love for Black social dance and the Bay Area street dance community. Get Free takes the party out of the theater and into the Gardens. Presented by Embodiment Project, this unpredictable explosion of multi-disciplinary creativity features a bevy of brilliant artists, including EP founder Nicole Klaymoon, K’niin Abbrey, Toyin Sogunro and Rama Mahesh Hall.


4th of July Laser Light Show

Ferry Building, San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: All


Illuminate just announced a brand new laser art exhibit is coming to San Francisco.

Illuminate will light the sky with AuroraSF on July 3-7th from 9 pm – 1 am, and and extended display on July 4 from 10:30 pm – dawn.

Just approved by the FAA, the brand new laser art will shoot 20 laser space canons from the Ferry Building.

The lasers will shoot straight up into the sky, converging at a point 245 feet above the Ferry Building tower before spreading out and illuminating the night with a variety of red, white, and blue hues, along with other inspirational colors and patterns.

Known for their breathtaking light displays such as the Bay Lights on the Bay Bridge (which is supposed to return in spring 2025) and the 4.1 Mile Laser Rainbow Flag over Pride weekend, Illuminate will once again dazzle San Francisco.


Sunday, July 7th


The Commodores

Stern Grove, San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: All


The Commodores, celebrated for their R&B classics such as "Just to Be Close to You," "Easy," and "Brickhouse," stood as one of Motown's premier bands, boasting a repertoire that included over 50 albums and numerous chart-toppers. Originating from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, the band emerged from the merging of two disbanded groups, the Mystics and the Jays, initially driven by a desire to play music casually and meet girls. Led by Clyde Orange, the group struggled to settle on a name until fate led them to "Commodores."

Their early performances in Alabama garnered local attention before a breakthrough gig at Smalls Paradise in New York City catapulted them into the spotlight, leading to a two-week residency. Their partnership with Motown solidified after an impressive tour opening for The Jackson 5, eventually resulting in a string of hits including the funky "Machine Gun" and the soulful ballad "Just to Be Close to You." Following the departure of Lionel Richie, J.D. Nicholas joined the band, and they achieved their biggest success with the Grammy-winning tribute "Nightshift." Departing from Motown in 1985, the band continued to thrive with Polydor, maintaining a presence in the music industry well into the '90s despite lineup changes.

Cheaper Than Therapy Comedy Festival

533 Sutter, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: 18+


San Francisco stand-up comedy every Wed @8pm, Thu @8pm, Fri-Sat @8 & 10pm, and Sun @8pm. No drink minimum.

Cheaper Than Therapy offers a healthy dose of live stand-up comedy every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, year-round. Located in San Francisco's historic Shelton Theater in the heart of Union Square, Cheaper Than Therapy is convenient to get to, whether you live in the Bay Area or are just visiting.

Check out our reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook.

About the show

Each show features five to six hand-picked, experienced comedians and an occasional guest drop-in.

Please arrive at the theater by 7:45pm to check in with the box office. The bar opens at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Last seating is at 8:20pm.

The theater has a full bar with no drink minimum. Come early for craft drinks and great seats!

The show always ends by 9:30pm. For a list of restaurant recommendations in the area, please visit our website.

We encourage everyone 21+ to party with us at the Shelton Theater bar.

Frequently asked questions

Is there an age requirement?

The show is for mature audience members of 18+ only.

Is there a drink minimum?

No, there is no drink minimum.

What if I'm late?

This is a live show, and we want everyone to have a great time. As a courtesy to the performers and audience, we will not seat those who arrive after 8:20pm. If you are unable to make it by this time, please let us know. We would be happy to transfer your tickets to a future date.

Is there parking available?

There is no parking at the theater, but there are many public parking garages close by. See your options on Parkopedia.

If the event is sold out, will you have tickets at the door?

We often sell out, so please buy your tickets in advance. If the event is sold out online, we will not have any extra tickets to sell at the door. In that case, please get tickets to the next show!

If I can't make it to the show anymore, will the fees be refunded?

Unfortunately, Eventbrite does not refund any fees, so only the base ticket price is refunded. However, we're happy to transfer your tickets to a future show of your choice instead. Just email us at let us know that you can no longer make it and want to transfer your tickets. Once you've decided on a date that works better for you, email us again at least 48 hours in advance of the show, and we'll confirm your tickets.

More information

For more information, please visit our website.

Still have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions? Feel free to email or call us at (415) 506-8474 anytime. We'd love to hear from you!

Cheaper Than Therapy is presented by CTT Comedy and Shelton Theater.


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