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Saturday, May 28

Win Tix: AC/DC Tribute Night “Powerage” | Slim’s
Saturday, May 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
80s rock is alive and well at Slim’s. That’s because a convergence of rock tribute bands are about to take place on their hallowed stage. Three masters of tribute rock will be bringing you back to a time when rock ‘n’ roll really could move ...
The Night Light’s 4 Year Anniversary Weekend: Live Music & DJs | Oakland
Saturday, May 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ only
| The Night Light
The Night Light's 4 Year Anniversary Weekend: Live Music & DJs | Oakland

The Night Light thanks you for 4 years of excellence in downtown Oakland. Come by and celebrate with them over four days of excellent music, inspired conversation and plentiful libations. Oh yeah, it’s also all FREE (as long as you’re 21+). Because they love you. ...

Jazz Pianist Max Chanowitz | PianoFight
Saturday, May 28 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Jazz Pianist Max Chanowitz | PianoFight
Max Chanowitz is bringing classy back. An experienced jazz pianist out of Oakland, Max has tickled the ivories for over 15 years. He began with classical training but was seduced by the improvisatory freedom of jazz after taking lessons at the Berkeley Jazzschool. Aside from leading ...

Sunday, May 29

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016
Sunday, May 29 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016
On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, ...
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Sunday | Mission

The 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. The 2016 theme is ¡Viva La Madre Tierra!, which is Spanish for “Mother Earth,” celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival May ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 29 – 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 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville
Sunday, May 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville

Bay Street turns up the heat with Salsa Sundays, an all-new music series featuring a live salsa band and plenty of room to dance every Sunday from 3-5 pm in May 2016. Everyone is invited to spice up their evenings enjoying festive salsa music and ...

Win Tix: Classical Revolution Orchestra: Beethoven & Bowie | Fort Mason To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Classical Revolution is throwing one hell of a party. They’ll be playing Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 3  alongside the work of the legendary Starman. Classical Revolution has a reputation for bringing a modern energy to timeless works of art and ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 29 – 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 ...

The Night Light’s 4 Year Anniversary Weekend: Live Music & DJs | Oakland
Sunday, May 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ only
| The Night Light
The Night Light's 4 Year Anniversary Weekend: Live Music & DJs | Oakland

The Night Light thanks you for 4 years of excellence in downtown Oakland. Come by and celebrate with them over four days of excellent music, inspired conversation and plentiful libations. Oh yeah, it’s also all FREE (as long as you’re 21+). Because they love you. ...

Monday, May 30

2016 Memorial Day Celebration, Rock ‘n Roll & Free BBQ | San Anselmo
2016 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 1-8 pm on Monday, May 30, 2016. There will be a free BBQ, live rock ‘n roll classics ...
21st Annual Sh*t-Kickin’ Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio
21st 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 21st 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 ...
Live Jazz With Jules Broussard | SF
Monday, May 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Club Deluxe
Live Jazz With Jules Broussard | SF
Born in Louisiana, Jules began his career when he was only twelve years old, organizing bands and playing lead saxophone for audiences in and around his home town. After a stint in the US Air Force and then travelling throughout the US, Europe and Asia, ...
Folk Acoustic Music with Drew Jones | Pianofight
Monday, May 30 – 9:30 pm | Cost: *
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Folk Acoustic Music with Drew Jones | Pianofight
Local acoustic artist plays a fun mix of folk, singer-songwriter, and popular tunes. Free but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, June 1

Yacht Rock Thursdays | PianoFight
Wednesday, June 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Yacht Rock Thursdays | PianoFight
From 5-6pm Every Thursday they will play nothing but the smoothest Yacht Rock radio in the bar. Always keep the fire. Free but an RSVP is required.
Maldito Tango Duo | PianoFight
Wednesday, June 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Maldito Tango Duo | PianoFight
Maldito Tango Duo plays tango music for concerts and milongas in the San Francisco Bay Area. Scott O’Day is a guitarist and violinist dedicated to the music of tango. He has performed in the café-bars of Buenos Aires with members of 34 Puñaladas and Palermo Trio. ...

Thursday, June 2

Locura & Their Caribbean Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, June 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Locura & Their Caribbean Music  | Yerba Buena Gardens
Mixing flamenco with an exuberant array of Caribbean styles via deliriously joyful rhythms, LoCura sprang directly out of San Francisco’s fertile music scene. Embodying the best of globalization, where people, ideas and cultures collide and recombine, the band reflects lead vocalist Kata Miletich’s experience growing up ...
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, June 2 – 4:00 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 from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

Live Music: The Crux on Sinner’s Hour | SF
Thursday, June 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Live Music: The Crux on Sinner's Hour | SF
Sinner’s Hour is their new Happy Hour in The Vestry at The Chapel. Join them every Tuesday through Friday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for $9 Specialty Cocktails (usually $12), $6 drafts and their sinfully delicious “good vs. evil” Sinner’s Hour menu. Plus Live Music on ...
First Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
First Thursday

Every first Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a song, a ...

First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
Thursday, June 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Red Victorian
First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight

The first Thursday of every month, The Red Vic hosts a free art and music show, featuring local artists and musicians starting at 6:30 pm. The Red Vic in the Haight, is a 20 room, mixed-use co-living hotel, hostel and collaboration space exploring participatory decision making, nomadic ...

“Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton” Fully Costumed Music Hour | PianoFight
Thursday, June 2 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| PianoFight

Direct from London newcomer Phil Surtees shares his live Elton John music hour at the premier theater hub PianoFight. Best of all, he’ll be dressed like the flamboyant superstar, Elton John, known for his wild stage costumes and performances.

Friday, June 3

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, June 3 – 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 ...

Concerts on the Plaza | Mountain View
Friday, June 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza | 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, ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, June 3 – 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 ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, June 3 – 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, June 4

2016 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2016 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF

The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events and launches the start of the city’s summer street festivals. Join more than 100,000 attendees in the heart of the historic shopping and residential district of Cow Hollow. 40th Annual Union Street Festival ...

Pride 2016: 4th Annual County Pride Celebration | San Mateo
Saturday, June 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Pride 2016: 4th Annual County Pride Celebration | San Mateo
Join the 4th annual San Mateo County Pride Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm at San Mateo Central Park. Enjoy a fun-filled day of live music, family friendly activities, local art and merchandise, entertainment, and local resources. This is a ...
Live in the Castro: The Klipptones | SF
Saturday, June 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Klipptones | SF
The Klipptones, led by Josh Klipp perform a selection of standards mashed with pop tunes. The Klipptones are: Joshua Klipp and Mayra Cristina Swatt (vocals), Bob Brumbeloe (guitar), Eric Vogler, (upright bass) and Claudio Rochat-Felix (drums).