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Friday, May 11

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, May 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Win Tix: Hot Snakes: Post Hardcore Garage Punk (Sold Out) | August Hall
Friday, May 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Hot Snakes are an American post-hardcore band led by Rick Froberg and John Reis. > Get Tickets – $26 Hot Snakes have a sound that is much more primal than that of Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu or even Rocket from the Crypt.

Win Tix: Brazilian Girls: Downtempo Dance Punk | August Hall
Friday, May 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Brazilian Girls return in 2018 with Let’s Make Love, their first album since the 2008 Grammy-nominated New York City. > Get Tickets – $22.50 Formed in 2003, the group—Sabina Sciubba (lead vocals, electronics), Jesse Murphy (bass, vocals), Didi Gutman (keyboards, vocals), Aaron Johnston (drums, percussion, vocals)—was born ...

Saturday, May 12

30th Annual “May Madness” Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade | North Bay
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
30th 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. 30th Annual May Madness Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade Saturday, May ...
Innov Gnawa with Book of J: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Innov Gnawa with Book of J: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This spiritually charged double bill pairs the black Moroccan ritual trance music of Innov Gnawa with Book of J’s radical Hebraic blues. The Grammy-nominated New York musical collective Innov draws on Fez-born Hassan Ben Jaafer’s treasure trove of musical knowledge brought to Morocco centuries ago ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...

2018 Historic Japantown Immersive: Uchiwa Fan Making & Pop-Up Performances | San Jose
Saturday, May 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown San Jose
2018 Historic Japantown Immersive: Uchiwa Fan Making & Pop-Up Performances | San Jose
San Jose’s historic Japantown bursts into a series of explorable interactive experiences, bringing to life its history and future. 2018 Japantown Immersive Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm San Jose Japantown, N 5th & Jackson Streets, San Jose FREE The evening kicks off at 5:30 pm ...
Addison Street Jazz Quartet Concert | Oakland
Saturday, May 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Addison Street Jazz Quartet Concert | 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, May 13

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 13 – 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 13 – 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 ...

Wednesday, May 16

Win Tix: A Stoner Pop Day Dream: “Saalt” Music Video Release Party | SF
Wednesday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $7 | Milk Bar
Check out this dreamy preview of SF pop’s newest video, Saalt flirts with disaster as she sings and skis her way down icy slopes to chase her mystery man down the mountain. Come watch the premiere of “Wasted“, followed by a live performance from local ...

Thursday, May 17

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, May 17 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Directed and accompanied by veteran pianist Maestro Curtis and captivating vocalist Nola Curtis (a.k.a. Cyd Qurtisse), the Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs from the Bayview, Western Addition, and Ingleside neighborhoods perform rousing and inspiring music that celebrates the diversity of the members. The repertoire ...
“Let’s Go Salsa” Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party with Cabanijazz Project | SF
Thursday, May 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie, the free open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, takes place on the third Thursday of each month from May to September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. The dynamic Mexican-born conga player Javier Cabanillas has come ...

Friday, May 18

Network Mixer At La Pena: Music, Bites, Sips & Socializing | Berkeley
Friday, May 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Network Mixer At La Pena: Music, Bites, Sips & Socializing | Berkeley
Submitted by the Event Organizer Join the Berkeley Chamber on Friday, May 18th, 2018 for their upcoming network mixer. From 5:30pm to 7pm, come for music, bites, sips, and socializing at La Peña. Located at 3105 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, just two blocks from Ashby BART. Free ...
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...

Saturday, May 19

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, May 19 – 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 third 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, and ...

Sunday, May 20

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, May 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, May 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 20 – 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 21

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Monday, May 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
| The Revolution Cafe

“Classical Revolution” is a bi-monthly chamber music night at the Mission District’s Revolution Cafe. They feature different local and visiting musicians in a unique Chamber Jam format, where musicians get a chance to perform in a casual environment and audiences get to hear chamber music in a ...

Friday, May 25

Win Tix: BottleRock 2018: Sold Out Passes | Napa Valley
Friday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Napa Valley Expo
BottleRock Napa Valley is an epic 3-day music festival with wine, food & craft brew on Memorial Day Weekend. This year’s lineup includes Muse, The Killers, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Snoop Dogg, Halsey, Thievery Corporation, Billy Idol and countless more. That’s 80+ bands on four stages, celebrity ...
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, May 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, May 25 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Oh Wonder: British Alt-Pop Duo (Sold Out) | August Hall
Friday, May 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Oh Wonder are a London-based alt-pop duo, consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West. Since releasing their debut album, they have seen international success with their alt-pop singles. > Get Tickets – $32.50 The album Oh Wonder has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. It has been ...

Saturday, May 26

Live in the Castro 2018 Kickoff Concert: Alpha Rhythm Kings | SF
Saturday, May 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro 2018 Kickoff Concert: Alpha Rhythm Kings | SF
Rob Dehlinger is a composer, performer, and recording artist leads this swingin’ group of top musicians with his blazing trumpet and entertaining vocal stylings. Specializing in swing, vintage lounge, boogie-woogie, and jump blues, the Alpha Rhythm Kings bring an energetic, jazzy vibe which is 100% ...

Sunday, May 27

The Fiddle Castros: Classical Revolution & Underground | Live! in the Castro
Sunday, May 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Fiddle Castros: Classical Revolution & Underground | Live! in the Castro
The Fiddle Castros are part of a long-standing group of musicians who form ensembles for various events throughout the Bay Area. As graduates of the San Francisco Conservatory, they started out busking in the Castro and became a well-loved entity at night on the weekends. ...

Monday, May 28

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, May 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Friday, June 1

Bayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills
Friday, June 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drinks
| Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery (Bayview)
Bayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills

Join Seven Stills every first Friday of the month for a free concert or comedy show featuring a different act each month. Their neighbors at Laughing Monk will have your karaoke fix and a food truck will be running outside. Bayview First Fridays Every First ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, June 1 – 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 ...