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Sunday, April 30

Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

2017 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque Ninos Unidos
2017 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
San Francisco’s Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros: A Celebration of Children & Books is rooted in a longtime Latin American tradition of celebrating children. San Francisco’s first Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros was held in 1999 with the goal of ...

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “The Lighter Side” | Berkeley
Sunday, April 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John’s Presbyterian Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “The Lighter Side” | Berkeley
Your favorite chamber orchestra ends the season on the lighter side, with music designed to tickle your classical funny bone. Peter Schickele and his hilarious alter ego P.D.Q. Bach will be well represented—namely by P.D.Q.’s brilliant reworking of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony as ...
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 30 – 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.

Monday, May 1

Stern Grove 2017 Schedule Announced | May 1st
Monday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove 2017 Schedule Announced | May 1st

The Stern Grove Festival has been throwing free concerts in the park every summer since 1938. If you don’t mind arriving early to spread out your blanket to stake your spot, it’s an excellent way to spend a relaxing Sunday in a beautiful park setting watching free ...

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music.

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, May 1 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Wednesday, May 3

Javanese & Balinese Gamelan Live Music | Berkeley
Wednesday, May 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
Javanese & Balinese Gamelan Live Music | Berkeley
Come and listen to a Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music performed by student ensembles under the direction of Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata and Lisa Gold.

Friday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo Tequila Party: Live Mariachi & Salsa | San Jose
Friday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your own booze and food.
| El Jardin Tequila Bar & Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Party: Live Mariachi & Salsa | San Jose

Get in the Cinco de Mayo spirit with Jardin Tequila Bar’s celebration featuring live mariachi and salsa music, and a huge selection of tequila (for purchase) from Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017. Relax under a giant old oak tree while commemorating the Mexican ...

2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa
Friday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sebastopol & West (Santa Rosa)
2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa
Come out to Santa Rosa for the 12th annual Roseland Cinco de Mayo Festival featuring stages of music, dance, and demonstrations. Last year’s musical entertainment included Tercer Nival, El Sello de Mexico, Los Grandes de La Banda and pop/rock. Come and see what they have in store for you this year. 2017 Roseland ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 5 – 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: Sandi Bell | Mountain View
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza: Sandi Bell | 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, May 5 – 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 ...

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Music From “Mission: Impossible” | Oakland
Friday, May 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Music From
Join Awesöme Orchestra during Oakland Art Murmur’s First Friday at Brooklyn Preserve. Bringing people together for musical adventures, their free Sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen. Please note the date change from ...
“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, May 5 – 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, May 6

2017 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2017 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party with live music, cultural performances, and more. 13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Valencia between 21st and 24th, Mission Dist., SF FREE The celebration ...
2017 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2017 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 ...
29th Annual “May Madness” Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade | North Bay
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
29th Annual 
The checkered flag drops for May Madness, the longest running car show and parade in Northern California, which welcomes the finest rods, customs, classics, art cars, utility vehicles, modified and other cool vehicles to Downtown San Rafael. 29th Annual May Madness Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade Saturday, May ...
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Party: Live Mariachi & Salsa | San Jose
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your own booze and food.
| El Jardin Tequila Bar & Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Party: Live Mariachi & Salsa | San Jose

Get in the Cinco de Mayo spirit with Jardin Tequila Bar’s celebration featuring live mariachi and salsa music, and a huge selection of tequila (for purchase) from Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017. Relax under a giant old oak tree while commemorating the Mexican ...

Rock Out With The Flock: Bounce Houses & Family Fun | San Lorenzo
Saturday, May 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lorenzo Theater
Rock Out With The Flock: Bounce Houses & Family Fun | San Lorenzo
This all ages fundraiser show to help Save the Lorenzo is sure to elevate your Saturday night to the next neon level.  So, come and rock out with the Flock at the San Lorenzo theater from 4-6pm, then stick around to watch Finding Dory on ...
Epic Rap Cypher Contest | Antioch
Epic Rap Cypher Contest | Antioch
Come hang out and watch an epic rap cypher (for free) or be in the cypher ($10 buy in) yourself. For only $10, you can enter the battle. Winner takes half the pot. If there are 20 participants, the winner takes home $100. > Sign Up Here
SFSU Gospel Choir Spring Concert 2017 | SF
Saturday, May 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SFSU students with ID, $10 general admission
| SFSU Student Life Event Center
SFSU Gospel Choir Spring Concert 2017 | SF
See SFSU’s explosive gospel choir, the Gospel Gators, sing songs of passion and no fear as they perform renowned pieces made possible by Hezekiah Walker to Ricky Dillard. They invite you to join them in reintroducing hope through the form of song. Allow them to ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 6 – 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 ...

Sunday, May 7

Spring 2017 “Urban Air Market” Block Party: 130 Designers & Quality Products | Hayes Valley
Spring 2017
Urban Air Market is a curated fashion festival held twice a year in Hayes Valley, typically featuring independent designers of men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and home décor. 2017 Urban Air Market | Spring 2017 Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Patricia’s Green, Octavia ...
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
For the 18th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all of the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for. All ages are welcome. 2017 How Weird Street Faire Sunday, May 7, 2017 | Noon to ...
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Party: Live Mariachi & Salsa | San Jose
Sunday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your own booze and food.
| El Jardin Tequila Bar & Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Party: Live Mariachi & Salsa | San Jose

Get in the Cinco de Mayo spirit with Jardin Tequila Bar’s celebration featuring live mariachi and salsa music, and a huge selection of tequila (for purchase) from Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017. Relax under a giant old oak tree while commemorating the Mexican ...

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, May 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Pianist Arturo O’Farrill is part of a legendary Latin jazz dynasty. His father was the pioneering Cuban composer/arranger and bandleader Chico O’Farrill and his son is the rising trumpet star Adam O’Farrill. As the driving force behind the Grammy Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Arturo has ...

Tuesday, May 9

Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks & Modern Jazz Ukelele | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tuesday, May 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks & Modern Jazz Ukelele | 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. Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet from Write Bloody Press. Jason performs regularly around the ...

Friday, May 12

46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival
Friday, May 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | 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, ...