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Sunday, May 24

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Sunday | Mission

The 2015 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 23-24, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2015 theme is Agua Sagrada, which is Spanish for “sacred water.” It symbolizes the universal reverence for the most basic element ...

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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

2015 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre & Air Accordion Championship | San Jose
Sunday, May 24 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 admission (after that all plates are $6 or less)
| History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
2015 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre & Air Accordion Championship | San Jose

Celebrate tacos at the San Jose Taco Festival of Innovation – a feast day filled with tastings, art, music, Lucha Libre, and a curated selection of over 20 food trucks from all over the Bay Area serving their best rendition of a taco all day. Taco ...

Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Ethnic Jazz Dance in the Square: San Francisco Taiko Dojo | Union Square
Sunday, May 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Ethnic Jazz Dance in the Square: San Francisco Taiko Dojo | Union Square
The dynamic San Francisco Taiko Dojo ensemble has been active in San Francisco for over forty-five years. Led by Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, Taiko Dojo is a multi-ethnic troupe blending American jazz with traditional and contemporary Japanese songs, rhythms, dance and martial arts to create ...
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 24th Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes Dear County and Porkchop Express to Thee Parkside. Dear County met when they were practically kids then met again many moons later for the sake of love and country. Started off playing just the two of them and ...
Organ Concert: Bach & Mozart Performances | Oakland
Sunday, May 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cathedral of Christ the Light
Organ Concert: Bach & Mozart Performances | Oakland
Enjoy the sounds of the magnificent Conroy Memorial Organ as we welcome organist Bryan Dunnewald to The Cathedral of Christ the Light. Relax and bask in the beautiful performance of works by Bach, Marcel Dupré, Mozart and Calvin Hampton. Bryan Dunnewald, of Arvada, Colorado, is a ...
Hard Rock Punk Live Music | SF
Sunday, May 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Hard Rock Punk Live Music | SF
Come celebrate Memorial Day weekend with The Dramedy live at 50 Mason Social House. Also on the bill: Jenna Syde & The Watchers and Skylar Clark Hamel. Admission is free, 21+ and it all starts at 8:00 pm. The Dramedy: http://www.facebook.com/thedramedy2014, http://www.reverbnation.com/thedramedy, www.instagram.com/thedramedy, www.twitter.com/the_dramedy Jenna Syde & ...
Win Tix: Broke-Ass Stuart’s Bar Mitzvah Party | Rickshaw Stop
Sunday, May 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets are $15.
| Rickshaw Stop
Our lovable deadbeat Broke-Ass Stuart has been in SF 13 years now, so he’s throwing himself a fun bar mitzvah party with all sorts of shenanigans like live music from Conspiracy of Beards, Hard French DJs, circus performances from The Golden Gate Dolls, free Ike’s ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 24 – 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, May 25

2015 Memorial Day Parade, Carnival & Music Fest | Hillsborough
Monday, May 25 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Hillsborough North School
2015 Memorial Day Parade, Carnival & Music Fest | Hillsborough
Hillsborough’s 6th Annual Memorial Day Parade, Carnival and Music Festival is on Monday, May 25, 2015. The Parade starts at Town Hall at 10:30 am. Carnival, food trucks and music festival follow at North School. They will have the Wells Fargo Stagecoach back for 2015, plus the 2014 Giants ...
2015 Memorial Day Celebration, Rock ‘n Roll & Free BBQ | San Anselmo
Monday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free food and music, but bring cash for the bar.
| The Log Cabin
2015 Memorial Day Celebration, Rock 'n Roll & Free BBQ | San Anselmo
The American Legion Post 179 will be hosting its annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Log Cabin and Dugout Bar from 1-7 pm on Monday, May 25, 2015. There will be a free BBQ, live rock ‘n roll classics music from Tommy Odetto. The event honors the nation’s veterans, but ...
Win Tix: “Red White & Booze” Memorial Day Music Fest | Oakland
Monday, May 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The New Parish
This Memorial Day weekend, join Lightice and OMF for six hours of music on two stages with the Red White & Booze Memorial Day Fest at The New Parish. Featuring Post Malone, Nic Nac, Marc E Bassy, Julia Lewis, Manni Phantom, Spillions- Spank Pops & JBillions, Tree ...
20th Annual Sh*t-Kickin’ Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio
20th Annual Sh*t-Kickin' Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio
Always one to go for the foul mouth, El Rio marks this holiday with their 20th Annual Sh*t Kickin’ Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2015. This party kicks off at 4 pm (doors open at 3 pm) out on the patio with plenty of music ...
Win Tix: Canadian Folky-Pop “Jesse Marchant” | The Chapel
Monday, May 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
See Jesse Marchant (the artist formally known as JBM), a Canadian singer-songwriter ready to bring his folky-pop rock guitar stylings to The Chapel. In American Songwriter magazine, Brittney McKenna described Marchant’s music feeling like “one man’s soft, musical prayer for hope in a world that ...

Wednesday, May 27

Union Square Live: Psychedelic Moonalice | SF
Wednesday, May 27 – 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 ...
Salon97’s 7 Year Anniversary Classical Music Concert | SF
Wednesday, May 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*General Admission
| 50 Mason Social House
Salon97's 7 Year Anniversary Classical Music Concert | SF
It’s been seven great years of classical music fun, and we’re celebrating. Join Salon97 at 50 Mason Social House on Wednesday, May 27 for a live concert and lots of good times. Featured performers include: Meerenai Shim, flute Matthew Linder, guitar performing works by Garrett Shatzer Amaranth String Quartet performing ...

Thursday, May 28

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 28 – 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 ...

Speakerbox Summer Live Music Series | W San Francisco
Thursday, May 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| W San Francsico
Speakerbox Summer Live Music Series | W San Francisco

The W Hotel San Francisco hotel invites you to their monthly Speakerbox Summer Series featuring live music by up and coming artists. Free, but an RSVP is required. Located in the heart of the SoMA district, W San Francisco is a gathering place for art exhibitions, ...

Friday, May 29

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, May 29 – 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 ...

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, May 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on select Fridays. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the Bay View Room at San Francisco’s ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 29 – 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 ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, May 29 – 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, ...

Saturday, May 30

Zydeco & Soul Concert: André Thierry & Chelle! and Friends | SF
Saturday, May 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Zydeco & Soul Concert: André Thierry & Chelle! and Friends | SF
If there’s one thing that unites the many styles of music that hail from New Orleans, it’s an insistence that the present moment is the best time to celebrate life’s pleasures. Case in point is this double bill, which features two Bay Area treasures with ...
Rock/Dance & Present-Day Hits Music Night | SF
Saturday, May 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Abbey Tavern
Rock/Dance & Present-Day Hits Music Night | SF
The Quaadudes, a modern, eclectic rock & dance band based in San Francisco, will appear at The Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Blvd. (at 5th Avenue), on Saturday, May 30. The band’s three sets will run four hours starting at 9 p.m. and feature a variety of ...

Sunday, May 31

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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Free Sunday Concert: Armenian Music & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Sunday Concert: Armenian Music & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band
In honor of Armenian Independence Day, the Golden Gate Park band will present Armenian music, singing and dancing in the Golden Gate Bandshell.
Union Square Live: Josh Klipp & the Klipptones| SF
Sunday, May 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square Live: Josh Klipp & the Klipptones| SF
The Klipptones play classic swing, blues and rockabilly, sometimes straight or sometimes mashed with your favorite pop hits. Every generation can dance and sing along to this high energy band, who you might’ve seen at the Fillmore Jazz Fest, the Palace Hotel, Cigar Bar, People ...
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, May 31 – 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, May 31 – 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.