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July 3-4: Fillmore Jazz Festival, Schooled, Ghost Lit Kingdom, Hieroglyphics at Stern Grove, SF Lesbian-Gay Freedom Band

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Vocalist Kim Nalley performs her tribute to Ernestine Anderson at 4:30 p.m. at the Fillmore Jazz Festival. (Courtesy Rich Yee)


Fillmore Jazz Festival: The 32nd annual event, billed as the “West Coast’s largest free jazz festival,” hosts multiple stages showcasing local musicians, along with arts and crafts, gourmet food and beverages. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fillmore, between Jackson and Eddy streets, S.F.]

Schooled: The San Francisco Mime troupe opens its 57th season of free, politically-themed musical comedies in parks across the Northern California with a satire taking aim at public education in the 21st century. [2 p.m., Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose St., Berkeley]

Ghost Lit Kingdom: The anthemic alt-rock, indie band from Los Angeles, plays from its new EP “We Were Once Alive” on a bill with Your Fearless Leader and Analog Dream. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

This Feels Terrible: Comedian Erin McGathy presents the live version of her relationship podcast (originally performed at the UCB Theatre) complete with embarrassing stories, on-stage interviews and special guests. [8 p.m., Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Golden Gate Park Band: The free concert, called “The American Landscape,” features music inspired by different parts of the U.S. (such as “Oklahoma” and “California Here I Come”) as well as people who have influenced music about the country. [1 p.m., Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Spirit Forward!: Ghost Ship and The Edwardian Ball present the indoor-outdoor party featuring Christian Martin, Lisbona Sisters, Shiny Objects, MPHD and Sepehr along with a “multi-genre silent disco getdown” headlined by Popscene’s Aaron Axelsen. [4 p.m. to midnight, Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Hieroglyphics: The Oakland-based hip-hop collective headlines the free outdoor concert, also featuring dance crews Mix’d Ingrdnts and Golden State Breakers. [2 p.m., Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

S.F. Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band: The marching band for social change plays a free patriotic program with Independence Day standards (Sousa, of course!) and a salute to Broadway. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]


Redwood City Fireworks: The 9:30 p.m. display is launched from the port of Redwood City following a concert by the Megatones. [7 p.m., Seaport Boulevard, Redwood City]

San Mateo County Historical Museum: An “Old-Fashioned Fourth,” held in a 105-year old courthouse, includes pinwheel crafts and ice cream-making. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Peninsula Celebration Association Family Fourth: Festivities at the 78th annual event include a Redwood City parade (starting at 10 a.m. at Winslow and Marshall streets), a carnival, kids activities and information booths. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2600 Broadway, Redwood City]

San Mateo Fourth in the Park: Family fun, music and free swim are in the lineup. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Martin Luther King Park and Pool, Monte Diablo Avenue and Fremont Street, San Mateo]

S.F. Fourth at the Wharf: The Purple Ones, a Prince tribute band (6 p.m.) and The Cheeseballs (7:45 p.m.) appear in concert before the 9:30 p.m. fireworks. [6 p.m. Aquatic Park, 890 Beach St., S.F.]

S.F. Pier 39 Fourth of July Celebration: Festivities include live musical performances Tainted Love (5 p.m.) followed by a 9:30 p.m. fireworks display over the bay, [11 a.m. to 9:30 p.., The Embarcadero and Beach Street, S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony: The annual Fourth of July concert, led by Edwin Outwater,features music by American composers and from Hollywood films — and fireworks. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Half Moon Bay Ol’-Fashioned Parade: In its 46th year, the event hosts creative floats, marching bands, horse troupes, classic cars, bikes and trikes making their way down the town’s historic main street. [Noon to 1 p.m., Main and Seymour streets, Half Moon Bay]

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