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Sunday, April 27

Win Tix: Love/Make: The Bold Italic Wedding Expo | SF
Love/Make: The Bold Italic Wedding Expo | SF

The Bold Italic is throwing its first ever wedding expo, Love/Make, showing off the best of San Francisco’s indie-minded designs at a day-long event that brings together upwards of 40 unique local makers, caterers, venues and designers that want to help attendees craft a truly bespoke …

People’s Park 45th Anniversary: Free Music & Free Food | Berkeley
Sunday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
People's Park 45th Anniversary: Free Music & Free Food | Berkeley

People’s Park in Berkeley is celebrating 45 years of freedom with free speech, free food and free music at this annual events from noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Music lineup includes:

Antiquia
Hali Hammer
Carol Denney
Cool Whip
All Nation Singers
Too Much Funky
St. Stephen
Five Boys
Yukon Hannibal
Jimbow the Hobo
and …

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, April 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Arts Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | Berkeley
Sunday, April 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Great Fugue | Berkeley

Bach’s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and string orchestra, it ends with the most joyful fugue ever written. Beethoven’s “great fugue” was something different, an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by the by-now completely-deaf composer. Called “repellent” …

Surfabilly Rock ‘n Roll Concert: Original Famous Twang Sunday| Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Surfabilly Rock 'n Roll Concert: Original Famous Twang Sunday| Potrero Hill

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Thee Parkside’s stage welcomes:

The Rumble Strippers, a band of exceptionally attractive musicians with a taste for early rock and roll. And also tiki drinks.
Rocketship Rocketship, San Francisco based power trio bringing you a tight twist to this galaxy with their rowdy and …

Win Tix: The National Live In Concert | Greek Theatre
Sunday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $49.50
| Greek Theatre
The National Live In Concert | Greek Theatre

Heartfelt and quietly anthemic indie rockers, The National, recently released ‘Trouble Will Find Me,’ the most self-assured collection of songs produced in their 14-year career.
From beginning to end, the latest album possesses the effortless and un-self-conscious groove of a downstream swimmer. It’s at times lush and …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 27 – 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 28

Win Tix: Franz Ferdinand Live | The Fox Theater
Monday, April 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $39.50
| Fox Theater
Franz Ferdinand Live | The Fox Theater

Franz Ferdinand’s 2013 exuberant, unencumbered album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action,’ is the first from the Glasgow band since 2009′s ‘Tonight.’
They seem to have rediscovered the imagination, vitality and fun found on their classic, era-encapsulating debut Franz Ferdinand. Recorded over the last year at …

Wednesday, April 30

Win Tix: UK’s Toy: Modern Psychedelia & Synths | The Chapel
Wednesday, April 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| The Chapel
UK's Toy: Modern Psychedelia & Synths | The Chapel

Formed in 2010 in London, Toy is steered by an ambition to make music with close, likeminded friends. They have quickly established a sound that is as modernistic as it is faithful to the spirit of psychedelia of decades past.
Marrying sophisticated chord progressions with a …

Thursday, May 1

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 1 – 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, May 2

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, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 2 – 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, May 2 – 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, May 2 – 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 ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, May 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

Saturday, May 3

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco 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 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $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 4

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, May 4 – 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 ...

2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa

For the 15th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for under the 2014 “Outer Space” theme. All ages are welcome, and space costumes are highly encouraged.
There …

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Kick-Off: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra | SF
Sunday, May 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Kick-Off: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra | SF

The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival kick-off event for 2014 brings back the living legend of New York Salsa, Eddie Palmieri. Maestro Eddie Palmieri is an explosive, unpredictable lion of the keyboards, an acknowledged jazz master, whose astonishing ensemble never fails to get audiences on their …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 4 – 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.

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, May 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 4 – 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, May 5

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, May 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin.

Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands playing anything from folk, rock to electronic music. The Make-Out Room is located at 3225 22nd Street in the Mission District.