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Sunday, April 30

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | Final Day
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | Final Day

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture, with traditional exhibitions, entertainment and food. 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Memorial Park, 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino FREE Cultural demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment will take place ...

“Mavra” & “Dido & Aeneas” Fully-Staged Opera | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
“Mavra” & “Dido & Aeneas” Fully-Staged Opera | SF
Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Voice and Historical Performance Departments present a double-billed, fully-staged production of Stravinsky’s rarely-performed opera, “Mavra,” and Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.”
$39 Tix: “The Encounter” Immersive 3D Audio Journey (+ Free Drink) | Curran
$39 Tix:

From London to Broadway and now SF, The Encounter is “one of the most immersive theater pieces ever created.” (New York Times) Simon McBurney’s solo performance traces a journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using innovative 3D audio technology to build an intimate and ...

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 ...
“Endless Journey” Theatrical Dance Production | Oakland
Sunday, April 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Laney College
History collides with art in “Endless Journey;” a theatrical dance production honoring the collective story of all refugees as experienced by the personal tale of survival of choreographer, Danny Nguyen. Students of the College of Alameda’s Dance Department join young performers from the local community ...

Monday, May 1

“The Cure” Free Play Reading & Potluck | SF
San Francisco Playhouse’s monthly reading series presents Nicole Jost’s play “The Cure” directed by Lisa Marie Rollins. Ruth has armpit cancer. Unwilling to take the widely used but ineffective drug “Omni-RD,” and unable to wait for the highly in-demand cure that is only available to the ...
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, May 1 – 9:00 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 ...

Tuesday, May 2

Alandra Hileman’s High-Fantasy Play “Spell Eternity” | Mojo Theatre
Alandra Hileman's High-Fantasy Play

Quantum Dragon Theatre presents Spell Eternity, a new play by Alandra Hileman. Join and explore an apocalyptic fantasy world rife with music and magic, danger and revelry, and a looming threat casting a shadow over all. Featuring Marisa Darabi, Max Seijas, Genevieve Perdue, Karl Schackne, Michael ...

Win Tix: The Encounter: Amazing 3D Audio Theater at Curran | SF
Tuesday, May 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Curran
Complicite’s The Encounter is “one of the most immersive theater pieces ever created.” (New York Times) Simon McBurney’s solo performance traces a journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using 3D audio technology to build an intimate and shifting world of sound. Each seat comes ...

Wednesday, May 3

Classical Underground: Weekly Late Night Live Classical Music | SF
Wednesday, May 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Monroe
Classical Underground: Weekly Late Night Live Classical Music | SF
Every Wednesday night at Monroe, come experience live classical music in an unconventional space. The program changes weekly, and will always highlight live chamber music. Hear and experience the sounds of exciting arrangements without the pretense of a concert hall. Sip on cocktails, or enjoy a cold beer ...

Thursday, May 4

Win Tix: Britney Spears “Oops I Did it Again” Dance Class | LEVYstudio
Thursday, May 4 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$125 covers the 7 week dance class and performance night.
| LEVYstudio
Let’s flashback to the year 2000 and learn all the steps to this three time nominated MTV Award winner. We’ll learn the choreography from the red spandex bodysuit music video and her live performances. When we’re done, we’ll all dress up like Britney Spears and ...

Friday, May 5

Rotunda Dance Series: Ruth Asawa | SF City Hall
Friday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Ruth Asawa | SF City Hall
Come and watch a dazzling performance from the students of San Francisco School of the Arts World Music and Dance Programs. Rotunda Dance Series: Ruth Asawa Friday, May 5, 2017 | 12 pm San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., SF FREE
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, May 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

“Side by Side” by Sondheim Musical Theater Performance | SF
Friday, May 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Voice Department and Musical Theatre Ensemble present a production of “Side by Side” by Sondheim.

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. This year they will also be hosting a Beer Garden for all attendees 21 and over. The festival is attended by an average ...
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 ...
Final Night: Alandra Hileman’s High-Fantasy Play “Spell Eternity” | Mojo Theatre
Final Night: Alandra Hileman's High-Fantasy Play

Quantum Dragon Theatre presents Spell Eternity, a new play by Alandra Hileman. Join and explore an apocalyptic fantasy world rife with music and magic, danger and revelry, and a looming threat casting a shadow over all. Featuring Marisa Darabi, Max Seijas, Genevieve Perdue, Karl Schackne, Michael ...

Sunday, May 7

Cinco de Mayo Dance & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Capp
Cinco de Mayo Dance & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances is a tour of the historic murals along the 24th Street corridor brought to life through performances by local choreographers and dance companies on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Mural Tours begin in the parking lot on 24th Street between Capp ...
“Bad Asians” Candid Storytelling Night | SF

Bad Asians will be featuring local raconteurs, performers, and comedians who will be telling a story based on a theme of the month. Featured will be Asians/Asian Americans with differing backgrounds and upbringings, but somehow share some very specific commonalities due to their cultural lineage. ...

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, ...

Saturday, May 13

2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival will once again be held in Union Square. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture. through food, music, performances and fun workshops. 25th Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival Saturday, May 13, ...
46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | 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, ...

SF Gay Men’s Chorus’ Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis
Saturday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis
SF Gay Men's Chorus' Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis
Come see the culmination event of an amazing, super-powered crowdfunding campaign hosted by the SFGMC Divas, with all monies supporting the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Financial Assistance Network – helping chorus members who can’t afford to participate the ability to do so. On May 13th, ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, May 14

46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Final Day | Dance & Music Festival
Sunday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Final Day | 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, ...

2017 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove
Sunday, May 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
2017 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove

Flagging in the Park is a summertime gathering of fluttering human butterflies dancing and waving psychedelic patterned weighted pieces of fabric to the beat of DJs in the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. 2017 Flagging in the Park AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park FREE ...