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Sunday, May 27

2018 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Sunday, May 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2018 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Join the Bay Area Burmese Community for the annual Burmese New Year Water Festival at Kennedy Park in Union City from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 27, 2018. There will be Burmese traditional dance performances, foods from various regions of Myanmar, a traditional ceremony of ...
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. Lindy in the Park | Free ...

Indie Rock Concert: Matt Jaffe | Union Square
Sunday, May 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Indie Rock Concert: Matt Jaffe | Union Square
Matt Jaffe is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record. Since then, Matt has churned out ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | 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 28

Case of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar
Monday, May 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted, based on what you can afford.
| Milk Bar
Case of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar

Bringing you a comedy show on the suckiest day of the week, Case of the Mondays features SF’s top comedians determined to de-suck your Monday. They’ll distract you from the pile of emails you haven’t read, the stale coffee you drank at 3 pm, and ...

Tuesday, May 29

“Centennial Reckoning” LGBTQ Sneak Peek Performance | SF
Tuesday, May 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Arts Commission
"Centennial Reckoning" LGBTQ Sneak Peek Performance | SF
EchoTheaterSuitcase (ETS) and Krista De Nio>>Moving Ground present a preview showing of Centennial Reckoning, a work in progress performance bringing to light the untold stories of LGBTQ+ and immigrant service members from WWI to today. At this historic moment in time, the project brings forward ...

Wednesday, May 30

Hawaiian Jazz Concert: The Alcatraz Islanders | Union Square Live
Wednesday, May 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Hawaiian Jazz Concert: The Alcatraz Islanders  | Union Square Live
The Alcatraz Islanders perform swing era Hawaiian music that blends traditional island melodies with mainland jazz.
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Thursday, May 31

Swing Dance Lesson: Dancing & Performances | SF
Thursday, May 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The 9:20 Special
Swing Dance Lesson: Dancing & Performances | SF
Join the 9:20 Special for their annual Open House at the largest, longest running Lindy Hop venue in San Francisco. There will be a free beginner lesson, free social dance, and free performances in our big, beautiful ballroom. Bring a date, bring a friend, or come ...

Friday, June 1

2018 San Jose Greek Festival | Friday
2018 San Jose Greek Festival | Friday

Experience the culture and hospitality of the Greek people in an outdoor, open market setting under the beautiful sunshine of San Jose. 2018 San Jose Greek Festival – Friday, June 1st (5:00pm to 10:00pm) – Saturday, June 2nd (11:00am to 10:00pm) – Sunday, June 3rd (11:00am ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, June 1 – 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, June 1 – 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. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Cumbia (Selena Night) | Jack London Square
Friday, June 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
"Dancing Under the Stars" Cumbia (Selena Night) | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

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

Saturday, June 2

2018 San Jose Greek Festival | Saturday
2018 San Jose Greek Festival | Saturday

Experience the culture and hospitality of the Greek people in an outdoor, open market setting under the beautiful sunshine of San Jose. 2018 San Jose Greek Festival – Friday, June 1st (5:00pm to 10:00pm) – Saturday, June 2nd (11:00am to 10:00pm) – Sunday, June 3rd (11:00am ...

37th Annual Art & Wine Festival | Walnut Creek
Saturday, June 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Heather Farm Park
37th Annual Art & Wine Festival | Walnut Creek

Are you a SummerAti? Come out and join the celebration of The Annual Art and Wine Festival in Walnut Creek. Art & Wine 2018 will continue to feature top-quality, non-stop local and Bay Area music and entertainment for the entire family, distinctive hand-made crafts and ...

2018 Juneteenth Capoeria Performance | Oakland
Saturday, June 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Pergola
2018 Juneteenth Capoeria Performance | Oakland
In Oakland, as a tribute to the freedom of our ancestors and as part of the Juneteenth celebrations, Capoeira teachers of African descent will be here to celebrate with an open roda and workshop exchange, from 1-4 pm on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Everyone please dress in ...
ChoreoFest: Yerba Buena Gardens | SF
Saturday, June 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
ChoreoFest: Yerba Buena Gardens | SF
Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3 1:00pm-2:30pm Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest highlights the spectacular strength, diversity and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a weekend of site specific performances. Curated by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, Co-Artistic Directors of ...

Sunday, June 3

2018 San Jose Greek Festival | Sunday
2018 San Jose Greek Festival | Sunday

Experience the culture and hospitality of the Greek people in an outdoor, open market setting under the beautiful sunshine of San Jose. 2018 San Jose Greek Festival – Friday, June 1st (5:00pm to 10:00pm) – Saturday, June 2nd (11:00am to 10:00pm) – Sunday, June 3rd (11:00am ...

37th Annual Art & Wine Festival | Walnut Creek
Sunday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Heather Farm Park
37th Annual Art & Wine Festival | Walnut Creek

Are you a SummerAti? Come out and join the celebration of The Annual Art and Wine Festival in Walnut Creek. Art & Wine 2018 will continue to feature top-quality, non-stop local and Bay Area music and entertainment for the entire family, distinctive hand-made crafts and ...

Ensambles Ballet Folklorico | Live! in the Castro
Sunday, June 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Ensambles Ballet Folklorico | Live! in the Castro
Join them for a colorful afternoon of local Mexican folklorico dancing in the Castro. Ensambles has been set apart as a unique dance ensemble made up of a diverse group of talented individuals. Company members are all part-time artists that either work or attend school in ...

Monday, June 4

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, June 4 – 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 ...

Thursday, June 7

SF’s Amazing “Tender” Outdoor Vertical Dance Show | June 7-16
Thursday, June 7 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cadillac Hotel
SF's Amazing "Tender" Outdoor Vertical Dance Show | June 7-16

In partnership with the Tenderloin Museum, Flyaway Productions presents the world premiere of Tender (n.): A Person Who Takes Charge, a site-specific aerial dance celebrating 100 years of “outcast activism” in the Tenderloin. Tender runs June 7 – 16, 2018 at the Cadillac Hotel, located ...

Friday, June 8

Outdoor Vertical Dance Show on SF’s Cadillac Hotel | Tenderloin
Friday, June 8 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cadillac Hotel
Outdoor Vertical Dance Show on SF's Cadillac Hotel | Tenderloin

In partnership with the Tenderloin Museum, Flyaway Productions presents the world premiere of Tender (n.): A Person Who Takes Charge, a site-specific aerial dance celebrating 100 years of “outcast activism” in the Tenderloin. Tender runs June 7 – 16, 2018 at the Cadillac Hotel, located ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Pop (Michael Jackson Night) | Jack London Square
Friday, June 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
"Dancing Under the Stars" Pop (Michael Jackson Night) | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Flyaway’s Amazing Outdoor Vertical Dance Show | Tenderloin
Friday, June 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cadillac Hotel
Flyaway's Amazing Outdoor Vertical Dance Show | Tenderloin

In partnership with the Tenderloin Museum, Flyaway Productions presents the world premiere of Tender (n.): A Person Who Takes Charge, a site-specific aerial dance celebrating 100 years of “outcast activism” in the Tenderloin. Tender runs June 7 – 16, 2018 at the Cadillac Hotel, located ...

Saturday, June 9

Facebook Festivals: Bayou on the Bayfront | Menlo Park
Saturday, June 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission and parking. Open to the public.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook Festivals: Bayou on the Bayfront | Menlo Park
Celebrate New Orleans Style, Live Jazz, Zydeco, Rhythm & Blues Bands, Southern, Creole & Cajun Cuisines Cultural Dances, Art & Vendor Showcase. Bayou on the Bayfront Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 1 pm to 6 pm Facebook HQ, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park FREE There will be free admission and free parking. 100% of proceeds ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, June 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...

SF’s Amazing Outdoor Vertical Dance Show | Tenderloin
Saturday, June 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cadillac Hotel
SF's Amazing Outdoor Vertical Dance Show | Tenderloin

In partnership with the Tenderloin Museum, Flyaway Productions presents the world premiere of Tender (n.): A Person Who Takes Charge, a site-specific aerial dance celebrating 100 years of “outcast activism” in the Tenderloin. Tender runs June 7 – 16, 2018 at the Cadillac Hotel, located ...

Thursday, June 14

Circus in the Park KickOff | Oakland
Thursday, June 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
Circus in the Park KickOff | Oakland

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...