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Saturday, May 7

45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival
Saturday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

2016 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2016 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festival run by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal, in People’s ...

Psychedelic Afro-futurism, Visceral Beats With Elephantine & The Seshen | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, May 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Psychedelic Afro-futurism, Visceral Beats With Elephantine & The Seshen | Yerba Buena Gardens
This afternoon’s powerhouse double bill of Bay Area soul pairs the Afro-futurism of Elephantine with the visceral beats of The Seshen. Devoted to exploring new sonic territory, both bands feature mesmerizing rhythms and captivating singers. Launched in Oakland in 2013, Elephantine features the electrifying vocal triumvirate ...
Win Tix: 11th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival | Ghirardelli Square
Saturday, May 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Ghirardelli Square
If you have a true appreciation for exceptional wines, wineries, and wine makers, or just love any excuse to drink and have fun, the 11th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival is for you. > Buy Tickets – $50 Early Bird / $60 General Admission Enjoy unlimited tastings from ...
Rock Concert: Dirty Ghosts & Lemme Adams | Amoeba SF
Saturday, May 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Rock Concert: Dirty Ghosts & Lemme Adams | Amoeba SF
Amoeba Music & Converse Rubber Tracks present Dirty Ghosts & Lemme Adams on a special double bill at Amoeba SF. Free split 7″ while supplies last. Dirty Ghosts In October they hit the road for a full US tour with the release of their sophomore album Let It ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, May 7 – 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 first 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, ...

Sunday, May 8

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 ...

45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Final Day | Dance & Music Festival
Sunday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Final Day | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

2016 Berkeley Old-Time Music “Spring Situation”: Folky Music, Jams & DIY | Freight & Salvage
Sunday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freight & Salvage
2016 Berkeley Old-Time Music
Fiddles galore, Tex-Mex music, jug band jams, and even a make-your-own tin can banjo workshop for kids? The Berkeley Old Time Music “Spring Situation” is a full afternoon of concerts, workshops and jam sessions, with old-time music styles ranging from fiddle and banjo to Cajun. 2016 Freight & ...
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville
Sunday, May 8 – 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 ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Friday, May 8th Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes The Proofs, Joe Shambeaux to Thee Parkside. If writing is revising, Bay Area locals ​​The Proofs are content to call themselves a work in progress. From The Band to Bright Eyes, Robert Johnson to Daniel Johnston, Wilco to ...
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, May 8 – 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, May 9

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 9 – 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, May 10

Litquake Poetry & Bluegrass Outdoor Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tuesday, May 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
Litquake Poetry & Bluegrass Outdoor Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation. Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors. Your poets for the day: Tongo Eisen-Martin Leticia Hernández-Linares Randall Mann Kathleen Winter Musical guest: With his energetic performances, unique instrumental stylings, and ...
Punk-Folk Concert: Violent Femmes | Amoeba SF
Tuesday, May 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Punk-Folk Concert: Violent Femmes | Amoeba SF
Join punk-folk legends the Violent Femmes for a live set at Amoeba SF in celebration of their ninth studio album, We Can Do Anything (out now on [PIAS] and available on LP, indie exclusive color vinyl & CD). Violent Femmes’ timeless timelessness is manifest in the ...

Wednesday, May 11

Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the ’60s | Wild SF Tour
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the '60s | Wild SF Tour

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours invite you for an unforgettable through the Hippie heyday of the Haight-Ashbury. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the Diggers, Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests, the ...

Win Tix: Monster Metalcore “Memphis May Fire” | Regency Ballroom
Wednesday, May 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
The music of Memphis May Fire is the sound of hope and compassion, delivered by a dedicated group of men striving for something greater than the world around them. Memphis May Fire is a clarion call to those who insist on bettering themselves, their loved ...
Win Tix: Noise Pop’s Folk Pop Duo “Lily & Madeleine” | Swedish American Hall
Wednesday, May 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Lily & Madeleine, 17 and 19 year old sisters from Indianapolis, have accomplished more in their few years than most people do their whole lives. Don’t feel lazy yet? After an experiment that got these sisters writing a song a day, they decided to release ...

Thursday, May 12

Israel’s 68th Independence Day Street Party | Palo Alto
Thursday, May 12 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Israel's 68th Independence Day Street Party | Palo Alto
Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day at the community-wide annual party. Enjoy a huge street party, Israeli music, children’s activities, artists, great food and a wonderful Israeli-style atmosphere. Yom Ha’Atzmaut Israeli Street Party Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 3:30pm to 7pm – All ages – 7pm to 9:30pm – 21+ Oshman Family ...
Opening Night: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
Opening Night:

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 ...

Friday, May 13

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, May 13 – 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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 13 – 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 ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, May 13 – 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, May 13 – 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 ...

Influx: Monthly Live Music & DJ Night | Oakland
Friday, May 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Night Light
Influx: Monthly Live Music & DJ Night | Oakland

Influx is a free monthly party brought to you by The Night Light in Oakland. They really just want to make everyone best friends and throw the best parties they can – for free. Influx takes place on the 2nd Friday of the month. 21 and over ...

Saturday, May 14

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, May 14 – 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.

Sunday, May 15

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 ...

Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville
Sunday, May 15 – 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 ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 15 – 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.