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Sunday, March 29

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon & After-Party | 2015
Sunday, March 29 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch and listen to music. There's a fee to race, of course.
| Van Ness Ave (at Aquatic Park)
Rock 'n' Roll San Francisco Half Marathon & After-Party | 2015

The Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon thunders through San Francisco and it will be preceded by a two-day free Running Expo. For two days at Moscone Center North, over 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information. The ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, March 29 – 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, ...

Win Tix: The Bay Brewed: Rock and Roll Beer Festival | SF
Sunday, March 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel

San Francisco’s only rock and roll beer festival, The Bay Brewed, is back for a fourth year of pairing outstanding local beer and local music. This year’s festival offers performances by four great San Francisco Bay Area bands and unlimited tastings from nine San Francisco …

2015 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
2015

Jazz Search West 2015, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. At the end of each competition (free to ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, March 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

March 2015 Mixed Media Mixer Lineup:
Live Music:

2 pm: The Hex Breakers
2:30 pm: Sebastian Sheldon
3 pm: Henry Whittaker
3:30 pm: V.J. Gabi
4 pm: Mike Glendinning
4:30 pm: Disrupted Continuum
5 pm: Meg Anderson
5:30 pm: Shoulderblades
6 pm: Creature Baby
6:30 pm: Zeke Mason
7 pm: La Cook
with DJ Organic Rhythm spinning between sets.

Visual Art, Live Painting, Tinkering, and One-of-a-kind objects of craft …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: 4 Band Country Rock Blowout | Potrero Hill
Sunday, March 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: 4 Band Country Rock Blowout | Potrero Hill

Sunday, March 29th Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes Fernando, The Dead Volts, American Dirt, Jack Parker to Thee Parkside.
Luther Russell and Jason Hiller have recently completed mixing Fernando‘s 8th CD “Leave the Radio On” which will feature stellar performances by Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey (REM, …

Win Tix: The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
Sunday, March 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)

Music lovers of the world get ready as The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players present Project TenFourteen, the world premiere of music simultaneously released by 10 different composers.
Each composer was tasked with creating a work that reflected on the human condition, relatable to us all. …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 29 – 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, March 30

Win Tix: Jeremy Enigk: Power Pop Voice & Enigmatic Lyrics | Rickshaw Stop
Monday, March 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $12-14
| Rickshaw Stop

Better known as the principal singer/songwriter for (the now disbanded) Sunny Day Real Estate, Jeremy Enigk (pronounced ee-nihk) has released three solo discs.
With Jen Wood, Mark Nichols and the Everexpanding Experience Machine.
‘For the most part, [the new album] bears the signature marks of its creator. Enigk’s …

Tuesday, March 31

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 ...

Thursday, April 2

Opening Night: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, April 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
Opening Night:

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 ...

Friday, April 3

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 3 – 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, April 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, April 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Saturday, April 4

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The April 2015 Mission Arts & Performances Project crawl is dedicated to the life, work and memory of Alejandro Nieto and Almicar Perez-Lopez, along with all victims of SF police murder.
Stay tuned for the details closer to the event.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, April 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, April 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Sunday, April 5

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 5 – 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, ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 5 – 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.

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, April 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 5 – 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 6

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, April 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin.

Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, April 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music.

Tuesday, April 7

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 ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, April 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...