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Sunday, September 14

2014 Fiestas Patrias “El Grito” Mexican Independence Day Festival | San Jose
Sunday, September 14 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
2014 Fiestas Patrias

The outdoor Fiestas Patrias “El Grito” Festival brings families and friends together to enjoy a fun-filled day in San Jose celebrating Mexican Independence Day from 12:30-8:30 pm on Sunday, September 14, 2014. 
The Festival features two stages with live music and entertainment from local and national mariachi, folkloric …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, September 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Sunday, September 14, 2014, Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes The Motor Boaters and The Silver Threads to Thee Parkside.
The Motor Boaters are a classic example of four friends and pro players that needed an excuse to form a band. They share a love of alt country …

Big Band Concert at a Brand New Venue: Doc’s Lab | North Beach
Sunday, September 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doc's Lab
Big Band Concert at a Brand New Venue: Doc's Lab | North Beach

Check out the brand new venue, Doc’s Lab, for a Sunday residency featuring the Bay Area Composer’s Big Band on September 14, 2014.
The Bay Area Composer’s Big Band was organized by Erik Jekabson and Jeanne Geiger in 2008 as a reading band for new big …

“This is the Girl”: Dance, Taiko Drums & PJ Harvey Children’s Chorus | SF
Sunday, September 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Get the Funcheap Hookup: $10 Tickets (normally $15)
| Dance Mission Theater

New full-length work by Christy Funsch’s (named one of 2014′s “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine) Funsch Dance Experience, with seven dancers and accompaniment by the Grrrl Brigade Taiko drummers, guitarist Dory Ellis, and a children’s chorus covering songs by PJ Harvey.
>> Selected for the …

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, September 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Tommy Becker is a poet trapped in a camcorder who continues to feed video poems into his never-ending documentary, Tape Number One. The video work for TNO blends poetry, songwriting, performance, costuming, found footage and hand-made props. Each track of the tape is presented as …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 14 – 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, September 15

Calvin Johnson & The Hive Dwellers: Free Rock ‘n Roll Show | Oakland
Monday, September 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stranded
Calvin Johnson & The Hive Dwellers: Free Rock 'n Roll Show | Oakland

Join Stranded, Oakland’s vinyl record store on Telegraph Avenue for a free in-store concert by Calvin Johnson with his latest band, The Hive Dwellers, at 7 pm on Monday, September 15, 2014. .
Although the store isn’t saying it, but this show falls right around Stranded’s second anniversary, so stop by …

Tuesday, September 16

Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty Solo Rock Mini-Set | Amoeba SF
Tuesday, September 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Soul Coughing's Mike Doughty Solo Rock Mini-Set | Amoeba SF

Join singer/songwriter Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) for a live set and signing in celebration of the release of Stellar Motel, his first all-original studio album in three years.

Win Tix: Yanni Live | Oracle Arena
Tuesday, September 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $61.85
| Oracle Arena
Yanni Live | Oracle Arena

A true global ambassador for peace, good will, and understanding, Yanni is one of the most recognizable composer performers of our time.
He is, without a doubt, a musical phenomenon—a rare artist whose music defies borders and boundaries and has sold over 20 million albums.  His …

Free Jazz Concert: Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project | SF
Tuesday, September 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doc's Lab
Free Jazz Concert: Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project | SF

Ralph Carney (born January 23, 1956, Akron, Ohio) is an American musician. While his primary instruments are various saxophones and clarinets, Carney collects and plays many instruments, often unusual or obscure ones. He was a founding member of Tin Huey, and is perhaps best known …

Wednesday, September 17

Bangers & Grass Bluegrass All-Stars | Albany Music in the Park
Wednesday, September 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
Bangers & Grass Bluegrass All-Stars | Albany Music in the Park

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2014 concert series will be the 11th season of providing free concerts every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. ...

Free Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF
Wednesday, September 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Showdown
Free Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF

Due to the success and demand of the Showtime at Showdown show with Ron Chapman and Brandon Stokes, they’re going bi-weekly. The show will feature an array of comics old and new. After the show, bay area rappers will showcase their talent in the Revolver cypher. Brandon ...

Win Tix: Sunshine-y Reggae: Elan Atias (Lead Singer of “The Wailers”) | Bottom of the Hill
Wednesday, September 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets are $12
| Bottom of the Hill
Sunshine-y Reggae: Elan Atias (Lead Singer of

Sunshiney reggae star who has sung with Snoop Lion, Gwen Stefani and was the lead singer of Bob Marley’s “The Wailers.” Yes, those Wailers.

Thursday, September 18

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists ...

Twilight by the Lake: Live Ragtime Swing & Free Snacks | Oakland
Thursday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cathedral of Christ the Light
Twilight by the Lake: Live Ragtime Swing & Free Snacks | Oakland

Back by popular demand, Vocal-ease and The Boogie Men, a band that entertains fans with a variety of musical styles ranging from Ragtime and Swing to Boogie Woogie, classic Rock ‘n Roll, Doo-Wop, and Motown, will again perform at the Cathedral and promise to have …

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, September 19

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, September 19 – 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 Fridays from September 12 through November 21, 2014. 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 ...

“Friday Night Market”: Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, September 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. Bring cash for food, drinks and shopping
| UN Plaza

In trying to make United Nations Plaza a comfortable and fun evening destination rather than a public space you walk quickly through, the city is throwing a series of late summer night markets with a beer garden, live music, food trucks, DIY art workshops and ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Saturday, September 20

Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF
Saturday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF

Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or an elitist art form, by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after ...

Win Tix: Soul, Jazz & Spoken Word: Meshell Ndegeocello | SF
Saturday, September 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $26
| Great American Music Hall
Soul, Jazz & Spoken Word: Meshell Ndegeocello | SF

Mercurial and masterful, Meshell Ndegeocello has survived the best and worst of what a career in music has to offer. She has eschewed genre for originality, celebrity for longevity, and musicals trends for musical truths. 
Fans have come to expect the unexpected from Meshell, and faithfully …

Sunday, September 21

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, September 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band

On Sunday, September 21, 2014 the Golden Gate Park Band celebrates Robert Emmet Day with a program of Irish music, dancing, and costumes.
Robert Emmet was an Irish nationalist and Republican, orator and rebel leader. He led an abortive rebellion against British rule in 1803 and was captured, …