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Friday, April 14

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 14 – 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 ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, April 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, April 14 – 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 ...

Saturday, April 15

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 15 – 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 ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, April 15 – 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, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. every third Saturday of the month. There will be easels provided and some materials ...

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, April 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...

Win Tix: Julia Jacklin: Australian Singer/Songwriter | Swedish American Hall
Saturday, April 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Jacklin grew up in a family of school teachers in Australia. Inspired by Britney Spears, at the age of 10 and took classical singing lessons before joining a high school band which did Avril Lavigne and Evanescence covers. > Get Tickets – $12 – 21+ In person ...
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, April 15 – 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
Please note, Push The Feeling DJ Night will be happening every third Saturday of the month starting April 2017.

Sunday, April 16

2017 Sunrise Easter Service on Top of a Mountain | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mount Davidson Summit Cross
2017 Sunrise Easter Service on Top of a Mountain | SF
San Francisco’s grandest Easter morning tradition gets under way at 6:30 am on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the annual Sunrise Service at Mount Davidson Cross. The 2017 citywide celebration atop the city’s highest peak marks the 95th anniversary of the event. Check out early movie ...
Easter Concert: The Magik*Magik Orchestra & Choir | Davies Symphony Hall
Sunday, April 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Davies Symphony Hall
Easter Concert: The Magik*Magik Orchestra & Choir | Davies Symphony Hall
Come celebrate Easter at Davies Symphony Hall with City Church San Francisco featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra and The City Church Choir on Sunday, April 16, 2017. This is a family-friendly event featuring singing, prayer, and celebration. Service starts at 11 am. Arrive early for coffee and refreshments served from ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, April 16 – 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 ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 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 ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, April 16 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Sublime Folk w/ Julie Byrne | Swedish American Hall
Sunday, April 16 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
An inborn singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Julie draws heavily from the folk tradition in her timeless songwriting, which is matched by her quietly powerful voice. Her songs are collections of hushed intimate front porch psych-folk songs, recalling the greats, but strongly emanating the essence of ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 16 – 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, April 19

2017 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: 5,000 Free BART Tickets | SF
Wednesday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free BART tickets for first 5,000 to complete the BART Blue Sky passport.
| Justin Herman Plaza
2017 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: 5,000 Free BART Tickets | SF
Please note, below are the details from last year. We have yet to confirm the details for 2017. Join BART for the annual free BART Blue Sky Festival at Justin Herman Plaza, thanking those who ride BART and recognizing eco-friendly Bay Area leaders, just in time for Earth Day. 7th Annual ...
New Music Ensemble: Celebrating Lou Harrison Centennial | SF
Wednesday, April 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble: Celebrating Lou Harrison Centennial | SF
SFCM’s New Music Ensemble has embodied a progressive attitude since its inception in 1969, and, after taking off in the ’70s with former faculty member John Adams at the helm, the Ensemble gained a reputation for adventurous programming that challenged the traditional concert experience. Conductor ...

Friday, April 21

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, April 21 – 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 (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 21 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Scott Kannberg’s (ex-Pavement) Spiral Stairs| Swedish American Hall
Friday, April 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, released new music after eight years. The years just have a habit of slipping away sometimes but you can’t hurry genius – not even the genial, unforced and unpretentious genius that has long been Scott’s forte. What’s for sure is ...

Saturday, April 22

Cal Day 2017 | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2017 | UC Berkeley
On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs. Cal Day 2017 Saturday, April 22, ...
San Francisco Earth Day 2017 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Earth Day 2017 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco. On Saturday, April 22, 2017 it is happening again and not only there is a festival but also a climate rally for Mother Earth. Earth Day ...
Record Store Day 2017
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Record Store Day 2017
Major and independent label artists alike have special, vinyl-only limited edition releases available on the third Saturday in April, a.k.a. Record Store Day. Amoeba, Aquarius, Rasputin, and dozens of record stores in the Bay Area will take part in the celebration. There will some local stores with special events with DJ ...

Sunday, April 23

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 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 ...

Golden Gate Park Band: 2017 Season Opening Day | Free Sunday Concert in the Park
Sunday, April 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Golden Gate Park Band: 2017 Season Opening Day | Free Sunday Concert in the Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Monday, April 24

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, April 24 – 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 ...

Tuesday, April 25

Jazz Search West 2017: Grand Finale | Oakland
Tuesday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Jazz Search West 2017: Grand Finale | Oakland

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 ...

Wednesday, April 26

Win Tix: Italian Drift-Pop “Porcelain Raft” | Swedish American Hall
Wednesday, April 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Mauro Remiddi – aka Porcelain Raft – Italian native who grew up in Rome and has since lived in London, New York, and now Los Angeles is a singer-songwriter whose projects are built on meticulously constructed and delicately polished dream-pop soundscapes, delivered with urgency and ...

Friday, April 28

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, April 28 – 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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 28 – 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 ...