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Friday, March 31

Jazz Live Music Sessions | The Presidio
Friday, March 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Jazz Live Music Sessions | The Presidio
In the intimate atmosphere of a house concert, experience jazz, contemporary, and classical music, and enjoy opportunities to converse with performers and each other. The people that will be performing are Hitomi Oba on the saxophone; Nick DePinna, trombone; Jon Jang, piano; Gary Brown, double bass ...
“B-Side Cipher: Live & Direct” Variety Show & Potluck | Berkeley
Friday, March 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Community Media
B-Side Cipher: Live And Direct is a multimedia variety show and speaker series that aims to entertain, educate and empower its audience through art, community wellness and free speech media. Live And Direct is broadcast from Berkeley Community Media, a local free speech public access television ...

Saturday, April 1

Fort Point Garrison Brass Band: Civil War Era Music | Redwood City
Saturday, April 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors
| San Mateo County History Museum
Fort Point Garrison Brass Band: Civil War Era Music | Redwood City
The San Mateo County History Museum will present the Fort Point Garrison Brass Band, which will play Civil War Era music. The program is free with the price of admission to the Museum ($6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors).
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: Classical Music For All Ages | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Ministry
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: Classical Music For All Ages | SF
The SFCO’s Family Concerts feature fun-filled collaborations with local professionals and young musicians. These 45-minute presentations introduce classical music to listeners aged 3 to 103, setting the stage for life-long appreciation of this great art form. The Young Partners in Performance program brings youth ensembles to ...
Free Indian Rhythm & Hand Drumming Workshop | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Free Indian Rhythm & Hand Drumming Workshop | SF
CMC is happy to present a series of free, one-hour Hand Drumming and Indian Rhythm Workshops for the campus and community. Directed by international percussionist, educator, and entrepreneur, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy, the interactive workshops will be open to participants of all ages and backgrounds, both ...
Afro-Cuban Dance Party with CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Afro-Cuban Dance Party with CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble | SF
Come dance, listen, hang out and experience smoking Cuban charanga music at Community Music Center – it’s free. CMC’s own Cuban Salsa Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, ...
April Fools Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
April Fools Comedy Night | SF
Celebrate April Fools Day with a free comedy show on Haight Street. Guaranteed to be a night of huge laughs, these comics have performed all over the nation and have appeared on Hulu, Vice, Audible.com and more. The line up includes: Feel Woods (Cobbs Comedy Club, Viceland) Ruby Gill (SF ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 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 ...

“Swag Art II: Rich & Fit” Art Show & Old School Hip Hop | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Equinox Sports Club
Come by the Equinox Sports club for its first ever art show. Featuring artists from all over San Francisco, experience a variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and live performances. Enjoy some old school hip hop spun by vinyl DJ Mad Jack. All proceeds go to the Edgewood ...
Win Tix: Methyl Ethel: Perth’s Uninhibited Alt-Pop Band | Swedish American Hall
Saturday, April 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Methyl Ethel is the uninhibited alt-pop project from Perth musician Jake Webb. The band started in 2013, as an outlet for the reverb-soaked home recordings Webb was working on whilst developing his ambient and textural guitar playing in a variety of local outfits. > Get Tickets ...

Sunday, April 2

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 2 – 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

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 ...

SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: Classical Music For All Ages | Oakland
Sunday, April 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: Classical Music For All Ages | Oakland
The SFCO’s Family Concerts feature fun-filled collaborations with local professionals and young musicians. These 45-minute presentations introduce classical music to listeners aged 3 to 103, setting the stage for life-long appreciation of this great art form. The Young Partners in Performance program brings youth ensembles to SFCO stages, providing ...
Live Ephemeral Music & “Create-with-Nature” Session | Albany
Sunday, April 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Albany Bulb
Live Ephemeral Music &
Come hear eclectic music and make ephemeral art at the old shoreline landfill known as the Albany Bulb. Amber Field will perform Australian didgeridoo, hapi drum, flute, and voice while environmental artist Zach Pine will lead you in creating art from rocks, leaves and other found ...
SF Civic Symphony’s Free Spring Concert | Nourse Theatre
Sunday, April 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Nourse Theatre
SF Civic Symphony's Free Spring Concert | Nourse Theatre

The oldest community orchestra on the West Coast, the San Francisco Civic Symphony (SFCS) has been proud to offer free concerts to the community while providing a unique, welcoming environment for musicians of all skill levels to study and perform a diverse repertoire of classical ...

SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: Classical Music For All Ages | Burlingame
Sunday, April 2 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Burlingame High School Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: Classical Music For All Ages | Burlingame
The SFCO’s Family Concerts feature fun-filled collaborations with local professionals and young musicians. These 45-minute presentations introduce classical music to listeners aged 3 to 103, setting the stage for life-long appreciation of this great art form. The Young Partners in Performance program brings youth ensembles to ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 2 – 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 3

2017 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Monday, April 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Piedmont Piano Company
2017

Jazz Search West 2017, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2017 during which 16 ...

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, April 3 – 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, April 3 – 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 ...

Friday, April 7

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 7 – 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 ...

“Dubz Against the World” Art Show | SF
Friday, April 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance and $10 at the door.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
Are you a member of Dub Nation? Well, this is the event for you. Come and join #DubzAgainstTheWorld SF on April 7-9, 2017 where you will find art exhibits of more than 30 artists, music, sneakers, games, and food trucks. This is a family friendly so bring ...
“Sylvestris Quartet” Live Music Performance | The Presidio
Friday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Sylvestris Quartet is the exciting new presence on the Bay Area’s bustling early music scene.They have performed historically informed programs of Mozart, Haydn and others through Marin Baroque and the Berkeley Early Music Festival Fringe. Their members are Anna Washburn and Tyler Lewis on the violin Aaron ...
Concerts on the Plaza: 2017 Season Kick-Off | Mountain View
Friday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza: 2017 Season Kick-Off | 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, April 7 – 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, April 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Drake’s Dealership
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Music From
Join Awesöme Orchestra during Oakland Art Murmur’s First Friday at Drake’s Dealership. 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. Program: 7:00 PM – Lalo Schifrin – ...
“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, April 7 – 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, April 8

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: $8*
*$8 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $10 at the door.
| Rainbow Park
2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose
Holi Festival of Colors is a fun event with live bands, DJs, interactive dance, color throws, yoga, food, a kids section and much more. It’s a multicultural event which brings the community together; join in on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In addition to fun color throws, ...
Addison Street Jazz | Oakland
Saturday, April 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Addison Street Jazz | Oakland

Enjoy the smooth sounds of the accomplished quartet at 7 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Food will be available for purchase from Ippo Ramen. This is an all-ages show.

Sunday, April 9

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...