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Tuesday, April 21

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Win Tix: Interpol: NYC Post-Punk Rockers | The Warfield
Tuesday, April 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets
| The Warfield

Emerging from the New York City indie rock scene in 1997, Interpol has taken the world by storm with their moody, post-punk albums.
Interpol is back in San Francisco and Funcheap has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. This show is …

Wednesday, April 22

2015 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: 5,000 Free BART Tickets | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free BART tickets for first 5,000 to complete the BART Blue Sky passport.
| Justin Herman Plaza
2015 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: 5,000 Free BART Tickets | SF

Join BART for the annual free BART Blue Sky Festival at Justin Herman Plaza, thanking those who ride BART and recognizing eco-friendly Bay Area leaders, just in time for Earth Day.
5th Annual BART Blue Sky Festival
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 11 am to 1:30 pm
Justin Herman Plaza, SF
FREE
You’ll …

Earth Day 2015: DJ, Samba Dancing & Artisan Market | Oakland
Wednesday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Earth Day 2015: DJ, Samba Dancing & Artisan Market | Oakland

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with an afternoon of music, culture, art, education, Earth Day games and family fun at City Center Plaza in beautiful downtown Oakland from noon to 2 pm on Wednesday April 22, 2015.
In honor of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, Skin World Wide will present live …

Thursday, April 23

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, April 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday,April 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

Win Tix: Massively Hooky Melodic Punk: Upset | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, April 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $12
| Rickshaw Stop

For the past few years, Ali Koehler has been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front …

Friday, April 24

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

“Heart of Darkness” Opera Rehearsal & Art Installation | SF
Friday, April 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Z Space

Ever wonder what goes into making operatic magic on stage? What about pushing the boundaries of the operatic form and creating not just a production that you see, but a production that you experience?
Come to Z Space and check it out a free open rehearsal and …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out on ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Win Tix: Kaiser Chiefs: Muscular, Anthemic Rock | The Regency Ballroom
Friday, April 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom

Things could so easily have stayed the same. After more than 10 years, four albums, platinum record sales, a volley of top ten singles and 3 Brit Awards, it would have been simple for Kaiser Chiefs to sit back and coast a while, to enjoy …

Win Tix: Polaris: TV Show Indie Rock Band | The Chapel
Friday, April 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $20 adv / $22 door
| The Chapel

After a long stint as the house band on a kids’ TV show, Polaris is finally going on tour. Polaris is the house band for The Adventures of Pete & Pete, a ’90s children’s TV show. They open every show and perform much of the music …

Win Tix: The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit: Americana Folk | SF
Friday, April 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost: $14
| Great American Music Hall

Take two Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran of a drummer, country-born bassist, and metal-bred pedal steel player, and what do you get: the rough-hewn yet driftwood-smooth; rebel-headed, but heart-of-gold sound of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit.
Likened to anything from Old Crow Medicine Show and …

Saturday, April 25

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, April 25 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

2015 Butter & Egg Days: Parade & Festival | Petaluma
Saturday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
2015 Butter & Egg Days: Parade & Festival | Petaluma

The Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival celebrates Petaluma’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country.
2015 Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 10 am to 5 pm
 – Parade at noon
Downtown Petaluma
FREE
The 100-unit parade features over 3,000 …

Sunday, April 26

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

2015 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2015 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa

For the 15th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for under the 2015 “Weirdest Show on Earth” theme. All ages are welcome, and costumes are highly …

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, April 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, April 27

Win Tix: On The Road: All-Star Rockabilly, Funk & Pop Punk Show | Bottom of the Hill
Monday, April 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $12
| Bottom of the Hill

Victor “Vic” Ruggiero, (also known as Rugaroo, Bad Vic or Lord Sluggo) is a musician, songwriter and producer from New York City who has played in reggae, blues, ska and rocksteady bands since the early 1990s, including The Slackers, Rancid, Stubborn All-Stars, SKAndalous All Stars, …

Tuesday, April 28

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...