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Thursday, April 17

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, April 17 – 5:00 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 10 – June 26, 2014. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

Sila Afro-Funk Concert & Earth Day Celebration | Bayview
Thursday, April 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)
Sila Afro-Funk Concert & Earth Day Celebration | Bayview

Enjoy a free world music concert by Afro-Funk Master Sila, plus a PopUp Market and other performances.
The Bayview Town Center comes alive with the Bayview Underground Food Scene PopUp Market including farm stands in honor of Earth Day. Spoken word performances by Tim “Toaster” Henderson and friends …

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

The featured merchant for April’s Stroll is the McGuire-Reid Farmer’s Insurance Agency who are featuring an incredible mosaic sculpture artist, Kim Larson and her art exhibit, Painting With Light. 
Kim Larson’s exquisite mosaic work honors organic form as well as delights the eye. Using mixed glass media …

Win Tix: Immersive Light & Music Show | Exploratorium
Immersive Light & Music Show | Exploratorium

The legendary Joshua Light Show paints an immersive and improvisational environment of light accompanied by the musical group Moon Duo.
Combining analog methods such as liquid light, overhead projection, and mirrors with new video technology, these seminal creators of handmade light shows create visually striking cinema …

Win Tix: “Live at the Landmark” Jack Daniels Free Concert: St. Lucia | City Hall
Thursday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Originally tickets were free, but they are now sold out.
| San Francisco City Hall

Jack Daniels is taking over “landmarks” all over the country and throwing free concerts. In San Francisco, they’re bringing NYC-based faux new wavers St. Lucia to San Francisco City Hall for an exclusive free concert.
Each guest will receive two complimentary drink tickets – we’re assuming for …

Free DRMS Concert: Electro-Afro Noir-Pop | Mission Dist.
Thursday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Free DRMS Concert: Electro-Afro Noir-Pop | Mission Dist.

DRMS (pronounced Dreams), a newly-formed collaboration fronted by Emily Ritz of Honeycomb and Yesway and led by keyboardist Rob Shelton of The Moanin Dove, melds multiple genres into a pulsating rhythmic psychedelic pop juggernaut. The ensemble’s sound has been described what would happen if Billie …

Friday, April 18

Annual Good Friday Concert: Grammy-Nominated String Quartet | Stanford
Friday, April 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford University - Memorial Church
Annual Good Friday Concert: Grammy-Nominated String Quartet | Stanford

In its 4th annual free Good Friday performance, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will play Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross.
In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, …

“The Bay Lights” Talk & Marcus Shelby Jazz Ensemble | Friday Nights at the de Young

Celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Friday, April 18, 2014 Schedule
6 pm Presentation: “The Bay Lights,” Ben Davis, Illuminate the Arts - Piazzoni Murals Room
The Bay Lights is …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason ...

UK’s The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF
Friday, April 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Rasputin San Francisco
UK's The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF

The 1975 will be performing at Rasputin in Union Square. Purchase their Self Titled album and get a wristband to meet the band.
The 1975 are an English alternative/indie rock band. Their “mellow” stripped down style was praised for its lack of “attention-grabbing production theatrics” – Paste …

Free Blacklight Art Party | Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are accepted
| The Grease Diner
Free Blacklight Art Party | Oakland

Neon Palace is a fun-raiser party for the Grease Diner’s black light events. Two electronic bands will play in a world of glow in the dark, 3D, and black light art, where viewers will be given 3D glasses and blacklight flash lights at the door …

Win Tix: Hot For Teacher: The Van Halen Experience | Slim’s
Friday, April 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $14. All ages 6+.
| Slim's
Hot For Teacher: The Van Halen Experience | Slim's

Hot For Teacher features four explosive performers that are not only among the most talented musicians on the West Coast, but are also dedicated scholars of the Van Halen musical legacy.
These rock and roll ninjas bring to the stage everything fans of the world’s …

Saturday, April 19

Earth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Earth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center

Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area, and beyond converge at U.N. Plaza/ Civic Center to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco.
Earth Day Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 10 am to 6 pm
Civic Center and UN Plaza, SF
FREE
The event features …

Point Molate Beach Springtacular: Live Music, Hikes & Games | East Bay
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Point Molate Beach Park
Point Molate Beach Springtacular: Live Music, Hikes & Games | East Bay

After 10 long years of closure, one of the most beautiful beaches in the East Bay is once again open to the public. To celebrate, the citizens who saved Pt. Molate are throwing a big, free public celebration with live music, naturalist walks, egg coloring, volleyball …

2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

Event Schedule for Saturday, April 19, 2014
Peace Plaza Stage

12:00 – 12:30 pm San Francisco Taiko Dojo
12:30 – 1:00 pm Grass Valley Taiko
1:00 – 1:30 pm Rosa Parks School Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program
1:30 – 2:00 pm Zanshin Dojo
2:00 – 2:15 pm Children’s Tsuzumi Challenge
2:15 – 2:30 pm …

2014 Easter Egg Hunt, Games & Free Lunch | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Antonio Park
2014 Easter Egg Hunt, Games & Free Lunch | Oakland

The annual Oakland Easter Egg Hunt is completely free and each child will have a chance to decorate a free Easter egg basket, have an Easter Egg Hunt and get a free lunch after the hunt.
Easter egg baskets and lunches are on a first come, first …

American Idol Phillip Phillips Live | Berkeley
Saturday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rasputin Berkeley
American Idol Phillip Phillips Live | Berkeley

Phillip will be performing at Rasputin in Berkeley for Record Store Day. Pre-Order the new album ‘Behind The Light’ (out 5/19) and get a wristband to meet Phillip.
Phillip Phillips is an American singer-songwriter, who won the eleventh season of American Idol in 2012. His coronation …

“Oakland Drops Beats”: All-Day Music Festival Crawl | East Bay
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Awaken Cafe

Oakland Drops Beats is a free, all day music crawl in downtown Oakland that includes eight different locations and event producers, within a 10 block radius in downtown Oakland.
It will also include an outdoor stage on the corner of 15th St. and Webster, and day …

Sunday, April 20

2014 Sunrise Easter Service on Top of a Mountain | SF
Sunday, April 20 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mount Davidson Summit Cross
2014 Sunrise Easter Service on Top of a Mountain | SF

San Francisco’s grandest Easter morning tradition gets under way at 6:30 am on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the annual Sunrise Service at Mount Davidson Cross. This year’s citywide celebration atop the city’s highest peak marks the 92nd anniversary of the event.
Civic leaders taking part in …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 20 – 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 ...

Moonalice’s Annual $4.20 Music Party & Easter Egg Hunt | Slim’s
Sunday, April 20 – 4:20 pm | Cost: $4.20 | Slim's
Moonalice's Annual $4.20 Music Party & Easter Egg Hunt | Slim's

Moonalice, the legendary psychedelic roots-rock band celebrates the highest of high holidays – 4/20 – with its annual 420 Gathering of the Tribe at Slim’s. It costs only $4.20.
These seasoned touring musicians feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 20 – 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 21

Hubba Hubba Revue Live Burlesque Show | Oakland
Monday, April 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Uptown Nightclub
Hubba Hubba Revue Live Burlesque Show | Oakland

Every Monday night, San Francisco’s Hubba Hubba Revue burlesque and variety show comes to shake their tasselled nipples, flutter their bejewled eyelashes and wiggle their powdered bums in downtown Oakland’s Uptown nightclub. Hubba Hubba Revue Every Monday Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15pm. $5 (most ...

Thursday, April 24

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, April 24 – 5:00 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 10 – June 26, 2014. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

Friday, April 25

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, ...