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Sunday, May 3

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 3 – 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 3 – 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 3 – 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 4

Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 4 – 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 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.

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, May 4 – 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.

Tuesday, May 5

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, May 5 – 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 ...

Thursday, May 7

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 7 – 4:00 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 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, May 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
1st & 3rd Thursday

Every first and third Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a ...

Friday, May 8

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, May 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on select Fridays. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the Bay View Room at San Francisco’s ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 8 – 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, May 8 – 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 8 – 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, May 9

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, May 9 – 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, May 9 – 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, May 10

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. 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, May 10 – 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, May 10 – 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, May 10 – 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 11

SFJAZZ Center Free Big Band Jazz Concert Night | Hayes Valley
Monday, May 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ Center Free Big Band Jazz Concert Night | Hayes Valley

Led by Bay Area band leader Adam Theis, the Monday Night Band will impress with traditional big band repertoire, funk, original band member arrangements and compositions, and plenty of energy at a free concert at the SF Jazz Center’s Miner Auditorium
SF JAZZ Free Concert Night
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Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 11 – 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 ...

Friday, May 15

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, May 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on select Fridays. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the Bay View Room at San Francisco’s ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 15 – 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 ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, May 15 – 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 ...

Sunday, May 17

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. 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, May 17 – 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, May 17 – 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 ...

Wednesday, May 20

Free Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF
Wednesday, May 20 – 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, May 21

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, May 21 – 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, May 22

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian 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 out on ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, May 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...