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Thursday, April 24

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, April 24 – 5:00 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 10 – June 26, 2014. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

Free Punk Rock & Psych Concert | SFSU
Thursday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Depot (SFSU)
Free Punk Rock & Psych Concert | SFSU

SFSU’s The Depot presents a free show featuring four rocking punk and psych bands from 6-9 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Band Lineup:

Wild Moth - Punk
Meat Market - Visual/Rock
Labor Temple - Aggressively Depressed

Food and drinks available for purchase at The Pub.

Multimedia Extravaganza: Laser Harp, DJs & Jam Zoo | Berkeley
Thursday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*An RSVP is required. Admission is donation-based ($5-15 suggested).
| Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery
Multimedia Extravaganza: Laser Harp, DJs & Jam Zoo | Berkeley

Come one, come all to an evening of light, motion, music, technology, innovation, and dance exploring the intersection of live performance, technology, science, and art.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Please print or bring an electronic copy of your ticket to show at the door.
In addition …

Free Drinks, Appetizers & Indie Dance Concert | SF
Free Drinks, Appetizers & Indie Dance Concert | SF

The Trims and Animal Super Species will be performing live at Milk Bar (1840 Haight St) for The City: SF Sounds’ monthl party on April 24, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required. You must “like” The City on Facebook in order to RSVP.
The Trims describe themselves …

Ghost Parade Prog Rock Concert & Cocktails | SF
Thursday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Optical Underground
Ghost Parade Prog Rock Concert & Cocktails | SF

Optical Underground hosts a free concert night with Ghost Parade, a progressive, post-hardcore band from San Francisco.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and chocolate chip cookies from Melange. Entrance is free, but they hope you buy raffle tickets to support Dress for Success SF: 1 …

Free Secret Outdoor DJ Concert | UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Free Secret Outdoor DJ Concert | UC Berkeley

A big time electro hip hop DJ will be playing a free show on the steps of Upper Sproul on April 24, 2014.
The headliner for now is being kept secret, but trust us… if you’re into genre-bending music, this is the show for you.. Local Bay …

Win Tix: The String Cheese Incident | The Fox Theater
Thursday, April 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $49.95
| Fox Theater
The String Cheese Incident | The Fox Theater

Over the past decade, The String Cheese Incident has emerged as one of America’s most significant independent bands. Their 14 year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments.
They have been recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and …

Win Tix: SF Station’s 2014 Local Rock Showcase “The Lineup” | Boom Boom Room
SF Station's 2014 Local Rock Showcase

SF Station’s annual local band showcase “The Lineup” returns for its fourth year with three top local bands were selected by SF Station readers and fans to perform live at the Boom Boom Room.
Admission includes a free raffle ticket for chances to win tickets to the …

Win Tix: The Jim Jones Revue: Manic Rock ‘n Roll & Tribal Stomps | SF
Thursday, April 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $16 adv / $18 door
| The Chapel
The Jim Jones Revue: Manic Rock 'n Roll & Tribal Stomps | SF

The Jim Jones Revue have in their short history criss-crossed the world, shared bills with The Stooges,Grinderman and The Dead Weather become rock ’n’ roll statesmen in France, sold out London’s Koko and made phenomenal live appearances on TV’s Later with Jools Holland and The …

Friday, April 25

Feathers & Fedoras: 1920s Music, Dancing & Costumes | Friday Nights at the de Young
Feathers & Fedoras: 1920s Music, Dancing & Costumes | Friday Nights at the de Young

SF Bay Guardian presents Feathers & Fedoras: A Night of Fashion, Music, and Dancing.
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Trio Zincalo featuring Adam Theis & Magik*Magik Orchestra (String Trio) - Wilsey Court
Also featuring:

The Decobelles, dancers/models will bring to life the era of the 1920s-40s with performances in the “Busby Berkeley Style” …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 25 – 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 playing guitar, violin, ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, April 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held once a month on the second Friday and last 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 ...

“Pixel Perfect” Art Installation w/ 1,000s of Recycled iPods | SoMa
Friday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 111 Minna Gallery

For one night only, witness a massive digital art installation by Jeff Grady, an inventor of iPod accessories and founder of the company that helped change the face of consumer electronics, who has returned to the iPod as his source of inspiration on April 25, 2014 at …

The Escapist Comics Anniversary: Free Food & Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Escapist Comic Bookstore
The Escapist Comics Anniversary: Free Food & Music | Berkeley

Escapist Comics turns three years old and you’re invited to their anniversary party at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014.
The store hours officially end at 7 pm on Friday, but the doors will stay open. They will have refreshments and music provided by Jessica Schneider and …

SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | SF
Friday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Nourse Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | SF

Bach’s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and string orchestra, it ends with the most joyful fugue ever written. Beethoven’s “great fugue” was something different, an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by the by-now completely-deaf composer. Called “repellent” …

No Age: Experimental Punk Concert | SF
Friday, April 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Thing
No Age: Experimental Punk Concert | SF

Experimental punk two-piece, No Age, will be making the trek up from LA to The Thing Quarterly for a recording event in their Tenderloin office at 447 O’Farrell Street.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are sold out.
The band is re-imagining both the music and packaging …

Win Tix: The Soft White Sixties: Soulful Swaggering Rock | Slim’s
Friday, April 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $15. All ages 6+.
| Slim's
The Soft White Sixties: Soulful Swaggering Rock | Slim's

Named as one of Paste Magazine’s “Top 25 Shows at SXSW 2013,” The Soft White Sixties are increasingly gaining recognition for their infectious live performance. Since 2010 they have been perfecting their sound, appropriately dubbed Working Class Soul – a gritty edge to modern pop.
They …

Saturday, April 26

Earth Day 2014: Environmental Beach Festival | Pacifica
Earth Day 2014: Environmental Beach Festival | Pacifica

The 10th annual Earth Day of Action clean up, education and EcoFest festivities are coming to Pacifica from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday April 26, 2014.
The annual citywide day of action is dedicated to building community, cleaning up litter and restoring the native landscape …

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 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 ...

Awesöme Orchestra 1st Anniversary BART Flashmob | Oakland
Saturday, April 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Awesöme Orchestra 1st Anniversary BART Flashmob | Oakland

To celebrate their first birthday, the Awesöme Orchestra Collective are going to do their first ever flashmob aboard BART and at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza at noon, followed by an all-night musician lock-in at Fantasy Studios in the evening.
Please the original location at the MacArthur BART station had …

Fahrenheit 9th Anniversary Bash: Free Hors D’oeuvres, Champagne & DJs | San Jose
Saturday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fahrenheit Restaurant
Fahrenheit 9th Anniversary Bash: Free Hors D'oeuvres, Champagne & DJs | San Jose

Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge invites you to celebrate their anniversary with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne and DJs starting at 7 pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
They had a case of champagne donated to this party, so get there early to get in on the bubbly. There …

Win Tix: 2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Brava Theater
2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF

Who will lead the 2014 Carnaval Grand Parade? Watch King and Queen contestants compete in a 3-minute dance in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians.
Although primarily a dance competition, performers can also play instruments and sing. The winners are selected based on …

SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | Palo Alto
Saturday, April 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | Palo Alto

Bach’s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and string orchestra, it ends with the most joyful fugue ever written. Beethoven’s “great fugue” was something different, an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by the by-now completely-deaf composer. Called “repellent” …

Sunday, April 27

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Wonderfest Talk | East Bay
Sunday, April 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Wonderfest Talk | East Bay

On April 27, 2014 the guest speaker will be Tucker Hiatt, founder of Wonderfest.
Wonderfest’s Mission is to inspire and nurture a deep sense of wonder about the world. We aspire to stimulate curiosity, promote careful reasoning, challenge unexamined beliefs, and encourage life-long learning. We achieve …