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Sunday, May 28

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
Sunday, May 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
On May 28th, 2017 at 9:30 am the 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks–off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets. The theme, El Corazón de San Pancho/The Heart of San Francisco refers to the very essence of what it means to identify with ...
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission

The 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. On May 27th and 28th, the Mission District will transform into an ...

Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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 ...

45th Annual Muir Beach Firemen’s BBQ | Mt. Tam
Sunday, May 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$20 parking per vehicle. Donations are appreciated
| Santos Meadow (Mt. Tam)
45th Annual Muir Beach Firemen's BBQ | Mt. Tam
The 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue is a fun event for the whole family with delicious food, activities for the kids, live music and dancing. An annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Marin, the event takes place on Sunday, May 28, from noon to ...
Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 28 – 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 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Fusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, May 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Fusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live
Separately, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have extensive, multi-faceted careers as musicians. Together they play provocative, complex compositions – music that tears down stylistic walls and refuses to be compartmentalized – echoes of jazz, rock, folk, avant-garde, and world music – something ...
Win Tix: Samba-Reggae-Funk “SambaDá” | The Chapel
Sunday, May 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
SambaDá musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion-based styles of South and Central American samba and salsa, and blending them with the funk. While Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring their profound knowledge and respect for the roots of afro-brazilian song and ...

Monday, May 29

2017 Memorial Day Parade, Carnival & Music Fest | Hillsborough
Monday, May 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Hillsborough North School
2017 Memorial Day Parade, Carnival & Music Fest | Hillsborough
Bring the family to celebrate Hillsborough’s 8th annual Memorial Day Parade, Carnival and Music Festival. The parade starts at Town Hall at 10:30 am. Carnival, food trucks and music festival follow at North School. Returning this year are the San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association Color Guard, Wells ...
2017 Memorial Day Celebration, Rock ‘n Roll & Free BBQ | San Anselmo
2017 Memorial Day Celebration, Rock 'n Roll & Free BBQ | San Anselmo
Spend the day with Vets who have served our country at The American Legion Post 179 at their fun annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Log Cabin and Dugout Bar from 1-7 pm on Monday, May 29, 2017. There will be a free BBQ, live rock ‘n roll ...
22nd Annual Sh*t-Kickin’ Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio
22nd 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 22nd Annual Sh*t Kickin’ Memorial Day bash. This party is finally old enough to drink and hooooo-eeeee do they plan on getting it good and toasty with a classic mix of ...
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, May 29 – 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 30

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop Up: Free Entertainment & Happy Hour | SF
Renee & Irish Greg's Pop Up: Free Entertainment & Happy Hour | SF
This is a night of free entertainment offering great music and conversation. Starring Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, Matt’s musical mentor Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads will stop by for a chat and they’ll get everything started with San Geronimo making this an all-Marin affair ...

Wednesday, May 31

Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, May 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin’ rhythm, wailing improvisations, ...
Rare US Show: “Filastine” Barcelona Beat Producer & Video Artist | Oakand
Wednesday, May 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 9pm
| Starline Social Club
Rare US Show:
Barcelona beat producer Grey Filastine and Indonesian neo-soul vocalist Nova Ruth will share their new live AV performance, Drapetomania, in a rare US appearance. Filastine & Nova’s sound collides future bass with traditional Javanese singing, dirty analogue synths, and delicate strings. FREE with RSVP before 9pm ($10 ...

Thursday, June 1

Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy: Limber Quartet Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy: Limber Quartet Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley has been a major force on the Bay Area music scene since his teenage years in the mid-90s. A protégé of the dynamic Miss Faye Carol, he’s steeped in a vast array of African-American idioms, from gospel, blues and jazz to ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, June 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax under the ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Red Hot Rockin’ Soul | Concord
Thursday, June 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Red Hot Rockin' Soul | Concord

The 28th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

Win Tix: 2017 SF International Arts Festival: Taipei World Music | Fort Mason
Thursday, June 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $10 tickets to select performances on June 1st.
| Gallery 308 (Fort Mason)
World music improvisation ensemble KaDaoYin, based in Taipei and London, play their U.S. premiere at the SFIAF. The signature combination of C-saxophones / flute, piano, and the colorful traditional Chinese instruments sheng and guzheng stands at the crossroads of Chinese and Western music culture. > Get ...
Win Tix: Café du Nord ‘s Sold Out Relaunch Party with Rogue Wave | SF
Thursday, June 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Noise Pop announces the return of Café du Nord as a music venue. The Summer calendar kicks off with a relaunch party June 1 featuring SF stalwarts Rogue Wave, The Tambo Rays & DJ Aaaron Axelsen (Live 105 & Popscene). > Get Tickets – $25 – ...

Friday, June 2

Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF

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, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, June 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 of ...

SPACES First Friday Festival: Art, Music & Drinks | San Jose
Friday, June 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, and RSVP is encouraged but not required.
| Spaces (San Jose)
SPACES First Friday Festival: Art, Music & Drinks | San Jose
SPACES San Jose invites you to experience great art, great company and great design – all in one place. Enjoy an inspiring evening of art, local handmade goods, beers, and conversation with a community of like-minded people. Bring the family for a great night. Free, and ...
Concerts on the Plaza: Hootenanny | Mountain View
Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza: Hootenanny | Mountain View

Grab your friends and neighbors and bring your blanket or lawn chair down to the Civic Center Plaza for Concerts on the Plaza, a monthly live music series will take place on the first Friday of the month April through September from 6-7:30 pm. In addition to the music, ...

Music on the Square: Dance Band | Redwood City
Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Dance Band | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 2-September 1, 2017. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, June 2 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Kidz Bop Kids “Best Time Ever” Tour | Concord Pavilion
Friday, June 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Concord Pavillion
Fans can look forward to the ultimate family-friendly live concert featuring brand-new songs, choreography and an eye-popping set design. The tour is headlined by the newest group of KIDZ BOP Kids, who were introduced in January with the release of KIDZ BOP 34. > Get Tickets ...
Vadalma’s Final Concert: Hungarian Folk Songs in Handmade Arrangements | SF
Friday, June 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Vadalma's Final Concert: Hungarian Folk Songs in Handmade Arrangements | SF
Vadalma (“Wild Apple”) creates vibrant, intimate arrangements of Hungarian village folk songs, featuring the rich singing traditions of Transylvania, Moldavia, Transdanubia, and other areas of the Carpathian Basin. Led by Zina Bozzay, with the fiery fiddling of Matthew Szemela and Misha Khalikulov’s soulful cello, these ...
$10 Tix: Misfit Cabaret: “Cinephilia” A Cult Film Variety Show | Great Star Theater
Friday, June 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Use code CINEFUNCHEAP for $10 tickets. Otherwise it's $20.
| Great Star Theater
$10 Tix: Misfit Cabaret:

Kat Robichaud presents Misfit Cabaret’s Cinephilia- a cult film variety show. Join Kat and her curated collection of misfit darlings as they entertain you through homages to their favorite cult films Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret: Cinephilia June 2-3, 2017 | 8pm Great Star Theater, 636 ...

Win Tix: “Cinephilia” A Cult Film Variety Show | Great Star Theater
Friday, June 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Use code CINEFUNCHEAP for $10 tickets. Otherwise it's $20.
| Great Star Theater

Kat Robichaud presents Misfit Cabaret’s Cinephilia- a cult film variety show. Join Kat and her curated collection of misfit darlings as they entertain you through homages to their favorite cult films Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret: Cinephilia June 2-3, 2017 | 8pm Great Star Theater, 636 ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, June 2 – 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 ...