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Wednesday, April 25

Beyoncé Mass at Grace Cathedral | SF
Wednesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Beyoncé Mass at Grace Cathedral | SF
Beyoncé music? At church? It’s happening. This will be a special mass dedicated to Queen Bey’s music and accomplishments. Come to The Vine SF, a contemporary church service at Grace Cathedral, to sing your Beyoncé favorites and discover how her art opens a window into the lives ...

Thursday, April 26

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, April 26 – 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 Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Friday, April 27

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, April 27 – 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 ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 27 – 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. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

2018 “Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival” | First Day
2018

A Free New Orleans-inspired spring event, the 2018 Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival will bring a diverse lineup of American roots-inspired musicians, cajun cuisine and family fun to historic downtown Truckee, California on April 27 & 28, 2018. Bands include The Easy Leaves, Jazz Mafia ...

“Under the Fog” Monthly Indie Showcase | Ghirardelli Square
Friday, April 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square

Come and listen to an indie showcase on the West Plaza featuring local musicians and bands every last Friday of the month from 6:30-9:00 pm. “Under the Fog” Monthly Indie Showcase Every Last Friday | 6:30 pm to 9 pm Ghirardelli Square, 900 N Point ...

A Night of Irish Culture, Dance & Music | Albany
Friday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Children under 12 free
| Albany Community Center
A Night of Irish Culture, Dance & Music | Albany
Join them for the Center’s first Irish Night. Enjoy performances by the Albany Irish Dance group and learn a few steps yourself. Instructor, Barbara Butkus, will teach a group dance for all. No experience necessary. Just bring your willingness to have fun & learn something new. ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, April 27 – 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: Evidence: Hype Hip Hop | August Hall
Friday, April 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Evidence released The Weatherman LP, one of the most commercially and critically successful underground rap albums of the year. A solo effort ripe with introspection that ran the gamut from all his haters to the tragic passing of his mother, it was the album his ...
Win Tix: Poor Man’s Whiskey: Old Time Bluegrass | Great American Music Hall
Friday, April 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
Poor Man’s Whiskey is an American band originating in the San Francisco Bay Area rooted around the songwriting talents of Josh Brough and Jason Beard (who met in 1993 at the University of California, Santa Barbara). > Get Tickets – $25.00 Poor Man’s Whiskey’s live show and sound ...
Win Tix: ALMA: Cybergoth Pop | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, April 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Every so often a new pop star explodes out of nowhere, re-shaping people’s expectations and creating a new page in the rulebook in the process. > Get Tickets – $14 Adv / $16 Door ALMA – a 20-year old with bright neon green hair, a magnetic attitude ...

Saturday, April 28

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. Over the weekend of April 28th and 29th, 2018, the fourth annual Bay Area Book Festival will transform downtown Berkeley into ...

2018 Butter & Egg Days: Parade & Festival | Petaluma
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
2018 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. 2018 Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm  – Parade at noon Downtown Petaluma FREE The 100-unit parade features over 3,000 ...
2018 “Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival” | Final Day
2018

A Free New Orleans-inspired spring event, the 2018 Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival will bring a diverse lineup of American roots-inspired musicians, cajun cuisine and family fun to historic downtown Truckee, California on April 27 & 28, 2018. Bands include The Easy Leaves, Jazz Mafia ...

Win Tix: Jukebox The Ghost: Bombastic Power Pop | August Hall
Saturday, April 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Jukebox the Ghost’s latest record, Off To The Races is a giddy, vibrant collection of Jukebox the Ghost’s most bombastic, colorful songs to date. Though it’s the fifth studio outing from this long-running trio of piano pop wizards, it plays like an energetic debut album: ...

Sunday, April 29

2018 Glen Park Festival & Street Fair | SF
Sunday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Glen Park
2018 Glen Park Festival & Street Fair | SF
One of the earliest street fairs of the season takes place in Glen Park with live music, local artists, vendors, a raffle and the usual street fare vibe right along Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery streets, as well as extending down Wilder Street. All proceeds ...
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

People’s Park 49th Anniversary & Live Music | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
People's Park 49th Anniversary & Live Music | Berkeley
People’s Park will celebrate its 49th Anniversary with music, speakers, dancing, and drumming from noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Come out and enjoy a day in the park, celebrate another trip around the Sun for the world’s most unique social experiment. People’s Park ...
2018 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque Ninos Unidos
2018 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
San Francisco’s Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros: A Celebration of Children & Books is rooted in a longtime Latin American tradition of celebrating children. San Francisco’s first Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros was held in 1999 with the goal of ...
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 29 – 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 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
For 04/29/2018, Return of the Cypher will feature our February M.V.P. Frak. This artist is well known in the battle circuit for his technical and humorous bars. Hosted by Monolyth. And of course, live cyphers powered by our in-house Get Down band and songstress Jenna Medina. ...

Monday, April 30

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, May 1

Stern Grove 2018 Schedule Announced | May 1st
Tuesday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove 2018 Schedule Announced | May 1st

The Stern Grove Festival has been throwing free concerts in the park every summer since 1938. If you don’t mind arriving early to spread out your blanket to stake your spot, it’s an excellent way to spend a relaxing Sunday in a beautiful park setting watching free ...

Oakland Art Month | May 2018
Oakland Art Month | May 2018
The entire month of May is dedicated to promote events, performances, and shows that highlight the diversity of artists and work created in Oakland. Oakland Art Month May 2018 Many events free, others require paid tickets View the entire Oakland Art Month schedule of events Oakland Art Month Highlights May 4 ...

Friday, May 4

Union Square Live Season Opening | SF
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square Live Season Opening | SF

The 2018 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park starting from May to October. Union Square Live | 2018 Friday, May 4, 2018 | Noon ...

Bayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills
Friday, May 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drinks
| Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery (Bayview)
Bayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills

Join Seven Stills every first Friday of the month for a free concert or comedy show featuring a different act each month. Their neighbors at Laughing Monk will have your karaoke fix and a food truck will be running outside. Bayview First Fridays Every First ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, May 4 – 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 ...

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, May 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, May 4 – 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, May 5

2018 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2018 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party with live music, cultural performances, and more. This year, there will be music and entertainment on two stages, kids zone, food and exhibitor booths, beer garden, fun for all ages. 14th Annual ...