Life at NEMA puts you in the center of it all. August brings block parties, Bridge to Bay run, origami and more to the neighborhood and beyond. Here are a few of the many must attend events to get on your social calendar this month:

August 2: Friday Farmers Market & Bazaar in UN Plaza. This new Friday market will feature local farmers and producers from Heart of the City Farmers Market, who already operate in UN Plaza every Wednesday and Sunday.

August 3: Shuck Yeah! National Oyster Day. Dive into National Oyster Day with freshly-shucked oysters at SoMa StrEat Food Park’s Shuck Yeah National Oyster Day shell-ebration!

August 3-4: Nihonmachi Street Fair. Featuring Asian artisans, performers, and food, plus a muscle-car show and a children’s area in Japantown.

August 4: San Francisco Block Party & SF Etsy Team Shopping Market. Shop Local and meet the makers and the SF Etsy team at the Civic Center Block Party.

August 4: Brazilian Bloco Afro w/ Loco Bloco. This Brazilian bloco afro ensemble workshop will focus on samba-reggae and other popular fusion styles at SFJAZZ.

August 4, 11, 18: Stern Grove Festival. Enjoy the last few live music performances in beautiful Stern Grove each Sunday this month until August 18. All shows start at 2pm.

August 6: Plants & Wine: Terrarium Workshop. Love plants and a good happy hour? “Plants and Wine“ night is for you!

August 8-9: Outside Lands. This three-day music festival features more than 70 well-known artists on multiple stages, as well as local food, wine, and beer vendors.

August 8-18: Into the Woods. Join The Strand this summer and journey into the woods and discover that for every hero, there’s a villain, and for every wish, there’s a consequence.

August 11, 18, 24, 31: SF Mime Troupe. This year's piece, Treasure Island is about corruption on the building of the new Treasure Island.

August 15: At the Table with Asian Art Museum. Chef Tim Archuleta shares his expertise on the history of sushi, his experience of becoming one of the Bay Area’s top sushi chefs and his tattoo tale.

August 16: Botanicals and Brews Beer Garden. Hear live music (7 to 10 p.m.), visit the Conservatory of Flowers and hang out in the Palm Terrace beer garden.

Thru August 18, Stern Grove Festival. Stern Grove Festival's free concerts will run every Sunday.

August 24: Ubay SF Ube Fest. A galactic lineup of mouthwatering, eye-catching, Instagram-worthy ube eats are returning to SoMa StrEat Food Park.

August 24: Eat Drink SF. Featuring 160 chefs, local restaurants, bars, distilleries, breweries, and wineries.

August 25: Bridge to Bridge Run. Follow a scenic waterfront route from Justin Herman Plaza to an after party with food and music at Marina Green.

August 25: Origami-Palooza. Celebrate the ancient Japanese art of folding paper, featuring a table where you can fold paper cranes for the World Tree of Hope in City Hall.

Thru October 6, Concerts in the park. Golden Gate Park Band plays a variety of music (classical, marches, opera, swing, and show tunes) at Spreckels Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park.

Thru October 27, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Hear music concerts and watch dance performances outdoors.

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