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Tuesday, April 7

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, April 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...

Wednesday, April 8

Win Tix: Doncat: Nostalgic Rock & Roll & Native Mysticism | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $10
| Rickshaw Stop

Duncan “DonCat” Nielsen writes nostalgic rock-and-roll that gleams like a beacon from the fog-saturated western coastline. His minimal, lilting approach is inspired by American hope and native mysticism, and has a weighty core likened to Metals-era Feist, George Harrison’s All Thing’s Must Pass, and Jim …

Friday, April 10

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 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 ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, April 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, April 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer.  See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Saturday, April 11

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. 48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, April 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Sunday, April 12

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. 48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, April 12 – 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 ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 12 – 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 13

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, April 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Make-Out Room
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every second Monday at the Make-Out Room Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this ...

Tuesday, April 14

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Wednesday, April 15

Free Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF
Wednesday, April 15 – 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 ...

Thursday, April 16

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, April 16 – 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, April 17

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, April 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

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, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Saturday, April 18

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. 48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April ...

Sunday, April 19

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 19 – 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 ...

Tuesday, April 21

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Win Tix: Interpol: NYC Post-Punk Rockers | The Warfield
Tuesday, April 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets
| The Warfield

Emerging from the New York City indie rock scene in 1997, Interpol has taken the world by storm with their moody, post-punk albums.
Interpol is back in San Francisco and Funcheap has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. This show is …

Friday, April 24

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...