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Saturday, April 30

Saratoga Art Show: 150+ Artists, Live Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Saturday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Valley College
Saratoga Art Show: 150+ Artists, Live Music & Food Trucks | South Bay

Over 150 artists will be showcasing their work on April 30 and May 1, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm as part of the annual Saratoga Rotary Art Show. Juried artists are participating in many categories including original sculpture, jewelry, fiber art, ceramics, glass, wood, ...

2016 Emergency Prep Fair: Pet Demos, Free Microchips & Live Music | Berkeley
Saturday, April 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2016 Emergency Prep Fair: Pet Demos, Free Microchips & Live Music | Berkeley
Celebrate your community’s resilience and protect those you love by getting ready together. Kids growing up in earthquake country need a disaster-prepared household.  Pet owners need to know how to keep pets safe in a disaster. At this free community-wide event, we invite people at all levels ...

Whimsy Fest: The World’s Shortest Parade, Food Trucks & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, April 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 350 W Trident Ave
Whimsy Fest: The World's Shortest Parade, Food Trucks & Live Music | Alameda
Please join this event in celebrating the revival of Alameda Point, during a free, family-friendly street festival. They look very much forward to seeing you! This event is filled with: The World’s Shortest Parade Mural painting by local artists A DIY craft station Live music, including brass bands playing alongside jugglers Craft ...
Gutter Swan: Songs of Love, Hope & Longing | PianoFight
Saturday, April 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Gutter Swan: Songs of Love, Hope & Longing | PianoFight
San Francisco-based acoustic duo, Gutter Swan, holding court in the bar area, performing songs of love, hope, longing, and the human condition. Free but an RSVP is required.
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Revolutionaries” | Palo Alto
Saturday, April 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seating is first-come first-served. SFCO members receive priority entrance & priority seating.
| First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert
“Don’t miss the spectacular Amy X Neuburg. She’s the best thing to come out of Oakland since Jack London.” -composer, John Adams Igor Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra Amy X Neuburg: Hunger Strike (2016) [World Premiere] L. V. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. ...
Win Tix: “Ann Halen” Tribute to Van Halen | East Bay
Saturday, April 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Historic BAL Theatre
Re-live the gutsy, never say die fire of 70s and 80s hard rock, without the bad hair and awkward clothing, with Ann Halen. This Van Halen tribute band brings all the unapologetic passion of their forebears, David Lee Roth-style. With Annie Scherer putting the “Ann” ...
Win Tix: Giants of Jazz on Film | JCCSF
Saturday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
The Big Five will be in full effect when the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco celebrates Jazz on Film. George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern were instrumental in shaping the early musical works of film. Their ...
Free SF Civic Symphony Concert “Mozart to Mendelssohn” | SF
Saturday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations to support free classical music are welcome.
| St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Free SF Civic Symphony Concert
Come in for a free concert by the new orchestra from the Civic Symphony Association of San Francisco. Program: Mozart – Overture to “Don Giovanni” Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” Conductor: Thomas Alexander
Win Tix: Jamaican Rock “The Slackers” 25th Anniversary Show | Slim’s
Saturday, April 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Although their name suggests they spend more time playing video games in their parent’s basement than going out and being productive members of society, The Slackers are actually hardworking musicians ready to bring their unique brand of Jamaican Rock n’ Roll to a Slim’s near ...
Live Contemporary Chamber Music: PickPocket Ensemble | PianoFight
Saturday, April 30 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Live Contemporary Chamber Music: PickPocket Ensemble | PianoFight
Inspired by many world musical traditions, the pickPocket ensemble inhabit a country all their own. Original, fresh and engaging, the pickPocket ensemble create a contemporary chamber café music that moves both body and soul. Free but an RSVP is required.

Sunday, May 1

2016 Cinco de Mayo San Francisco Lowrider Car Show | Mission Dist.
2016 Cinco de Mayo San Francisco Lowrider Car Show | Mission Dist.
See 100+ of SF’s classic lowrider cars from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, along with lowrider bicycles and motorcycles when the San Francisco Lowrider Council presents the annual Cinco de Mayo “Give Something Back” Lowrider Show. 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo San Francisco Lowrider Car Show Sunday, ...
Spring 2016 “Urban Air Market” Block Party: 130 Designers & Quality Products | Hayes Valley
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Patricia's Green
Spring 2016
Urban Air Market is a curated fashion festival held twice a year in Hayes Valley, typically featuring independent designers of men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and home décor. 2016 Urban Air Market | Spring 2016 Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Patricia’s Green, Octavia ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Community Picnic: Lawn Games, Local Food & Music | The Presidio
Sunday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
Community Picnic: Lawn Games, Local Food & Music | The Presidio
Back for its fourth season, San Francisco’s favorite picnic offers the best of the local food scene, lawn games, and music. Grab your blanket and enjoy the fun. Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
2016 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2016 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
For the 17th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all of the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for under the 2016 “The Cosmic Stew” theme. All ages are welcome. Boogie down to ten dance ...
Symphony in the Park: Polish Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Symphony in the Park: Polish Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
The Golden Gate Park band will be celebrating with Polish music, singing and dancing on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Why Polish? Well, May 5 might be Cinco de Mayo, but May 3 is Polish Constitution Day.
2016 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Opening Concert | Live Afro-Cuban Rumba
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
2016 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Opening Concert | Live Afro-Cuban Rumba
Cuban conguero Pedrito Martinez created a sensation in 2008 with his New York quartet, a joyously virtuosic ensemble rooted in the Afro-Cuban rumba tradition and the sacred batá rhythms and Yoruba chants of santería. Featuring Cuban pianist/trumpeter Edgar Pantoja-Aleman, Venezuelan electric bassist Alvaro Benavides, and Peruvian-born, ...
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Revolutionaries” | Oakland
Sunday, May 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seating is first-come first-served. SFCO members receive priority entrance & priority seating.
| ValleyCenter for Performing Arts
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert
“Don’t miss the spectacular Amy X Neuburg. She’s the best thing to come out of Oakland since Jack London.” -composer, John Adams Igor Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra Amy X Neuburg: Hunger Strike (2016) [World Premiere] L. V. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. ...
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville
Sunday, May 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville

Bay Street turns up the heat with Salsa Sundays, an all-new music series featuring a live salsa band and plenty of room to dance every Sunday from 3-5 pm in May 2016. Everyone is invited to spice up their evenings enjoying festive salsa music and ...

Lounge Rumba: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 1st & 3rd Sundays
Lounge Rumba: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 1st & 3rd Sundays

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and so come join the party every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
This Sunday, May 1st Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes The California Sons, Hardly Worth The Trouble to Thee Parkside. Take a heavy dose of Americana, add a shot or two of Whiskey, and you have the ​​The California Sons, a fast-rising quartet from San Francisco, CA. With ...
Lyrical Opposition: Conscious Hip-Hop & Poetry Night | SF
Sunday, May 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| CityLife
Lyrical Opposition: Conscious Hip-Hop & Poetry Night | SF
Lyrical Opposition, an inclusive night of positive vibes and a presentation of socially-conscious hip-hop and poetry for the community. There will be a showcasing of mission driven artists focused on progression and social change, as well as providing a platform for curated spoken word poetry performances, ...

Monday, May 2

Bleached: Punk Desires With Pop Vibes Concert | Amoeba SF
Monday, May 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Bleached: Punk Desires With Pop Vibes Concert  | Amoeba SF
Jennifer Clavin, Jessie Clavin, and Micayla Grace are Bleached. They celebrate their new album, Welcome the Worms (out now on Dead Oceans, available on LP, B&W vinyl, & CD), with a live performance and signing at Amoeba SF. Also catch them later that night at ...
Opera on the Spot: “Songs of Spring” Performance | SF
Monday, May 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Caffe Delle Stelle
Opera on the Spot:
In opera, the theme of springtime seems to pop-up in just about every major work, sparking romance, awakening new feelings, or even provoking a bit of trouble. Join them for an evening of arias and art songs about spring, flowers, romance and more. Opera on the ...
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Set #1: DaMaDa (world fusion) http://www.damada.net/ Luo Danna – vocals Marc Schmitz – guitarist Dave Mihaly – drums, percussion MichaelFortes – bass Set #2: Grex (art rock/free jazz) http://www.grexsounds.com/ Karl Evangelista-gtr, vocals Rei Scampavia-keys, vocals Robert Lopez-dms Set #3:Two Aerials (chamber jazz/songs) http://www.markcliffordmusic.com/ Mark Clifford-vibes, dms, electronics, keys Crystal Pascucci-cello, voice, electronics, keys Steve Blum-keys Britt Ciampa-dms
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, May 2 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Tuesday, May 3

Free Shoegaze Concert: Future Twin | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, May 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Free Shoegaze Concert: Future Twin | Brick & Mortar
Join in for another edition of Wood Shoppe featuring sets by: Future Twin bed. Ancient Wing DJ Molly Water

Wednesday, May 4

Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the ’60s | Wild SF Tour
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the '60s | Wild SF Tour

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours invite you for an unforgettable through the Hippie heyday of the Haight-Ashbury. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the Diggers, Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests, the ...

Union Square Live: Psychedelic Moonalice | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square Live: Psychedelic Moonalice | SF
Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. Everyone is a part of the experience and the music inspires dancing and other acts of self expression. Every show ...
“May The Fourth” Star Wars Day Party: Cantina Band, Costume Contest & Cabaret | PianoFight
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
May The Fourth. A date known across galaxies near and far as Star Wars Day. On this great day, PianoFight will be fully armed and operational, with a party centered around all things Star Wars. Whether you like your Force light or dark, you’re gonna ...