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Thursday, May 28

Bloom: Youth Hip Hop Showcase | Oakland
Thursday, May 28 – 6:00 pm | | Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
Bloom: Youth Hip Hop Showcase | Oakland
Join us for Bloom: A Hip Hop Showcase by Youth. Twice a year the BRL community comes together to highlight and celebrate the creative and personal achievements of our youth. Through this wonderful tradition we remember our youth are not simply “at risk” but rather ...
Win Tix: “Barbary Coast Revue” Musical | Balançoire
Thursday, May 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Balançoire
Mark Twain spent his coldest winter here in the summer time, now he’s back in San Francisco for more temperate weather as he narrates the wildly entertaining, excitingly informative Barbary Coast Revue, a journey through the history of The City set to parodies of popular ...

Friday, May 29

Catnip Cocktail Party, Cat Art Show, Fashion & Free Adoption Event | SF
Friday, May 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| American Steel Studios
Catnip Cocktail Party, Cat Art Show, Fashion & Free Adoption Event | SF
Calling all Catsters… Are you ready to purr-ty? Enjoy a free evening of food, beer, wine, entertainment, and awesome adoptable cats at the equally awesome American Steel Studios from 6-9 pm on Friday, May 29, 2015. Throughout the night, enjoy hosted beer/wine and delicious bites from local ...
The Midway SF Gallery: Grand Opening Reception & Live Music | SF
Friday, May 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Midway SF
The Midway SF Gallery: Grand Opening Reception & Live Music | SF
Come one, come all to the Grand Opening Reception of the The Midway San Francisco gallery presenting Oddities: A Show to Celebrate the Strange from 6 pm to midnight on Friday, May 29, 2015. Welcome artists from New York, Philadelphia, Montreal, Los Angeles, Oakland, and, of course, San ...
Win Tix: Nude Night: This Is What I Want Festival 2015 | SF This Is What I Want 2015 explores desire as fuel with their annual Nude Night, an intimate, clothing-optional night of performances at CounterPulse on May 29, 2015. Come to the festival and enter an unapologetically erotically embodied space. Each year, the This Is What I Want performance festival ...

Saturday, May 30

Win Tix: Diary of a Strong Black Woman | Oasis
Saturday, May 30 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Oasis
See sisters do it for themselves at this drag-tastic, drag-cellent, drag-stounding, performance, Mother: Sisterhood, Diary of a Strong Black Woman at Oasis nightclub. Staring special guest Latrice Royale, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4  and featuring performances by Holy McGrail, Dulce de Leche, Efferevensense Jackson,and ...
Win Tix: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Clay Theater
Saturday, May 30 – 11:55 pm | Cost: WIN | Landmark's Clay Theatre
Get ready to do the time warp again and again at the midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Clay Theatre.  Join the sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania and his zany pals as they sing and dance their way through this classic movie ...

Sunday, May 31

SF Botanical Garden 75th Anniversary Community Day | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden
SF Botanical Garden 75th Anniversary Community Day | Golden Gate Park
2015 marks 75 years since San Francisco Botanical Garden opened to the public as a place of beauty, learning and inspiration. To honor this anniversary, they’ve designed a day just for you. Enjoy free admission for all – normally $7 for non-SF adult residents. The celebration features family activities, ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 31 – 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 ...

Tuesday, June 2

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Pajama-Oke: Karaoke & PJ Swap Party | SF
Tuesday, June 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balançoire
Pajama-Oke: Karaoke & PJ Swap Party | SF

Pajama-Oke??? Yup, come sing karaoke in your pajamas hosted by KJ “Karaoke Junkie” Paul. Pajama-Oke happens once a month on the first Tuesday. They use a loose definition of pajamas to mean anything you would wear around the house before going to bed. Sexy or sleepy? A robe, ...

Win Tix: Tuesdays w/ the T Sisters: Cabaret Concert Series Opening | Oakland
Tuesday, June 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets to the June 2, 2015 show at Leo's. Regular cost, $7.
| Leo's Music Club
The first four Tuesdays this June the T Sisters, a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, will be performing in a residency with a cabaret twist in Oakland at Leo’s Music Club. Every Tuesday will feature a different theme, lots of surprises and special guests including members ...

Friday, June 5

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, June 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 ...

Wednesday, June 10

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, June 10 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Friday, June 12

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, June 12 – 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, June 13

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, June 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 ...

Thursday, June 18

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Thursday, June 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Friday, June 19

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Saturday, June 20

Young Chef Cook-Off: Tastings & Performances | SF
Young Chef Cook-Off: Tastings & Performances | SF

Be a part of a hand picked audience to taste and judge ethnic food prepared by youth chefs from the community as they showcase their mad cooking skills. Free, but an RSVP is required. Space is limited to the first 40 folks per event. Enjoy free food, ...

Wednesday, June 24

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...

Saturday, June 27

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, June 27 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Sunday, June 28

2015 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2015 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
On Pride Sunday, June 28, 2015, SF Pride will once again offer exciting, up-and-coming cutting edge talent, world renowned performers, and the best of local entertainment from the Bay Area.

Friday, July 3

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, July 3 – 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 ...

Tuesday, July 7

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Pajama-Oke: Karaoke & PJ Swap Party | SF
Tuesday, July 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balançoire
Pajama-Oke: Karaoke & PJ Swap Party | SF

Pajama-Oke??? Yup, come sing karaoke in your pajamas hosted by KJ “Karaoke Junkie” Paul. Pajama-Oke happens once a month on the first Tuesday. They use a loose definition of pajamas to mean anything you would wear around the house before going to bed. Sexy or sleepy? A robe, ...

Wednesday, July 8

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, July 8 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Friday, July 10

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, July 10 – 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, July 11

2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, July 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 writers in a single night, spread out at 30 East Bay venues over 3 hours on July 12, 2014. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events, including ...

Thursday, July 16

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Thursday, July 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...