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Saturday, September 9

Nubian Music with Alsarah & The Nubatones | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Nubian Music with Alsarah & The Nubatones | Yerba Buena Gardens
The Brooklyn-based combo Alsarah & The Nubatones came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. Inspired by Nubian music’s pentatonic scales, they blend original material and traditional music of central Sudan ...
Saturday Latin Jazz Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, September 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Latin Jazz Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Sandor Moss y su Mechanica, Johnny Escobedo & El Guarijo and Charged Particles wows you with dancer-friendly blends of Salsa, Cha-Cha, Timba, Cuban Guajira and Puerto Rican Bomba.

Art Walk 2017: 8 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia
Saturday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Art Walk 2017: 8 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia

Benicia Art Walk 2017 returns Saturday, 2-6 PM, at 8 amazing galleries on First Street in downtown Benicia. Galleries have special activities going on including demonstrations, live music, small sips, and more. Look for the bright blue banners, then stop by all 8 galleries for ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 9 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Addison Street Jazz | Oakland
Saturday, September 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Addison Street Jazz | Oakland

Enjoy the smooth sounds of the accomplished quartet at 7 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Food will be available for purchase from Ippo Ramen. This is an all-ages show.

Sunday, September 10

“J-Pop” Huge Japanese Pop Culture Festival 2017 | Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason hosts one of the country’s biggest J-Pop culture events of the year with the 2017 J-Pop Summit Festival, a two-day event taking place for more than 30,000 people. J-Pop Summit Festival Sat-Sun, September 9-10, 2017 | 11 am-9 pm – Fort Mason Center J-POP passes ...

“Kidchella 2017” Kids Summer Music Festival: The Andyland Band | Redwood City
Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

Redwood City is proud to offer the kids music series for a fourth year. Now for four Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. This series will provide a safe ...

Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, September 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Get down & dirty with the down home blues of Dirty Cello. Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on ...
Opera in the Park 2017 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 10 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Opera in the Park 2017 | Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Opera puts on their annual free concert in Sharon Meadow on the east side of Golden Gate Park, just west of Haight and Stanyan. Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert which will feature highlights from the Opera’s fall season and some of ...
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 7th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month of July and September. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the sunshine and music from 2-5 pm. While you’re at ...

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Santa Cruz
Sunday, September 10 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Bay Shore Lyric Opera | Redwood City
Sunday, September 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Free Bay Shore Lyric Opera | Redwood City

For the classical music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent, Redwood City continues its free Classical Music Series performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square from June through September 2017. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, and Bay ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, September 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Monday, September 11

Live at Lagunitas: Mavis Staples | Petaluma
Monday, September 11 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Mavis Staples | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Thursday, September 14

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Concord’s Blues & Soul Diva | Concord
Thursday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Concord's Blues & Soul Diva | 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 ...

“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, September 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 7 to 21, 2017 in the heart of Temescal at the weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza (Telegraph and 46th) in Oakland along with food and craft beer for purchase from Off the Grid. Rather than showing ...

Saturday, September 16

2017 Korean Day Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*In 2016, it is free but an RSVP is required for a free gift and a raffle entry.
| Union Square Park
2017 Korean Day Cultural Festival | Union Square
Celebrate traditional and modern Korean culture with a day full of beautiful bajis and mouthfuls of bulgogi at the 25th Annual Korean Day Cultural Festival in Union Square. 2017 Korean Day Cultural Festival Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 10 am to 4 pm Union Square Park FREE but an ...
Facebook’s “Bacon, Blues & Brews” Festival f| Menlo Park
Saturday, September 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's
Join them for Battle-of-the-Bacon with Facebook’s own culinary team. Sizzling bacon-inspired dishes prepared for public tasting & voting. Proceeds donated to local art & music programs. Celebrate this epic battle with dozens of craft beers, Blues, Jazz & Funk tunes from many talented local musicians. What to expect: Farmers ...
Live in the Castro: Vintage Train Ride Ft. Gaucho | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Vintage Train Ride Ft. Gaucho | Jane Warner Plaza
Let’s meet in Jane Warner Plaza for live music (with Gaucho) and dancing then hop aboard the historic F-Market street car for a ride to the Orbit Room. Vintage clothes, vintage street cars, Gaucho’s gypsy jazz music and you. What could be better?
Brooklyn Raga Massive with Classical Revolutional Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brooklyn Raga Massive with Classical Revolutional Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
The composer Terry Riley is a patriarch of minimalism, and his seminal commandment is “In C,” a supremely pliable work conceived for any instrumental combination, with 53 musical cells and a set of directions that allow every performer to move through the music at their ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. every third Saturday of the month. There will be easels provided and some materials ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, September 16 – 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 third 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, and ...

Sunday, September 17

Urban Air Market: Fall 2017 | Hayes Valley
Sunday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP gets you a free tote bag.
| Patricia's Green
Urban Air Market: Fall 2017 | Hayes Valley
Urban Air Market, the Bay Area’s sustainable shopping event, comes to Hayes Valley with over 130 vendors, live music, and interactive art from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Twice a year SF’s largest outdoor design festival comes to ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, September 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park

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 ...

Live in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza
Enjoy the bright, beautiful movements of the Castro Flaggers. Watch and learn how to spin. If you have silks- bring them. The Castro Flaggers will share their awesomeness multiple times this season.
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, September 17 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

Tuesday, September 19

Live at Lagunitas: Nick Waterhouse | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 19 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Nick Waterhouse | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Wednesday, September 20

Swing in the Square: Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra | Union Square
Wednesday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra | 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. With a uniquely modern take on retro Americana genres including blues, swing, rock, and soul, ...