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Monday, May 30

San Francisco Theater Pub Presents: Sticky Icky | PianoFight
Monday, May 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*10$ suggested donation
| PianoFight
San Francisco Theater Pub Presents: Sticky Icky | PianoFight
Urban Dictionary describes “sticky icky icky” as a phrase “used by Snoop Dogg to mean highly potent, sticky green buds.” Sticky Icky, written and directed by Colin Johnson, is a new, highly potent stoner zom-com-pocalypse play making its world premiere. A beleaguered group of slacker survivors hole ...

Tuesday, May 31

San Francisco Theater Pub Presents: Sticky Icky | PianoFight
Tuesday, May 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*10$ suggested donation
| PianoFight
San Francisco Theater Pub Presents: Sticky Icky | PianoFight
Urban Dictionary describes “sticky icky icky” as a phrase “used by Snoop Dogg to mean highly potent, sticky green buds.” Sticky Icky, written and directed by Colin Johnson, is a new, highly potent stoner zom-com-pocalypse play making its world premiere. A beleaguered group of slacker survivors hole ...

Wednesday, June 1

Free Theatre Night: “Present Laughter” Witty WWII Comedy | SF
Wednesday, June 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter promo code on BrownPaperTickets website to get free tickets.
| Eureka Theatre
Free Theatre Night:

Theatre Rhinoceros invites you to party with the master of wit Noël Coward. Present Laughter is one of Coward’s most personal and wittiest comedies. This semi-autobiographical comedy follows a self-obsessed actor’s mid-life crisis as he freely indulges his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping ...

Thursday, June 2

“SCLOrk” Computer Music Ensemble Performance Night | Santa Clara
Thursday, June 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara University
SCLOrk (the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra) turns four this Spring! You never know what will happen at a SCLOrk concert. All you know is that you will see a stage full of computers, loudspeakers, cable spaghetti, and humans making sound. SCLOrk is a computer music ...
Win Tix: Tourette’s Theatre: “Backstage in Biscuit Land” | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2016
Thursday, June 2 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets are general admission, $20 in advance and $25 at the door
| Southside Theater (Fort Mason)
Jess Thom has Tourette’s syndrome, a condition that makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she’s about to share with the world. Accompanied by her assistant Chopin, Jess weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and ...
“Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton” Fully Costumed Music Hour | PianoFight
Thursday, June 2 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| PianoFight

Direct from London newcomer Phil Surtees shares his live Elton John music hour at the premier theater hub PianoFight. Best of all, he’ll be dressed like the flamboyant superstar, Elton John, known for his wild stage costumes and performances.

Friday, June 3

Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, June 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes, and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics into the 21st century with jaw-dropping displays of strength, balance, and dexterity. While founded in ...
Rotunda Dance Series: Ethnic Dance Festival | SF City Hall
Friday, June 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Ethnic Dance Festival | SF City Hall
The Rotunda Dance Series presents the opening of the  San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival with El Tunante. Founded 30 years ago, El Tunante will perform Marinera Norteña, a traditional dance with its origins in Peru’s struggle for independence from Spain in the 1800’s. The marinera ...
Fat Chance Bellydance: Talented, Improvisional Dance | SF
Friday, June 3 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Annie Street Plaza
Fat Chance Bellydance: Talented, Improvisional Dance | SF
One of the most popular groups in Annie Plaza returns to charm and entertain. Fat Chance Bellydance will bring their talented improvisational dance and vibrant costumes on June 3rd for a special lunchtime performance.
2016 San Jose Greek Festival | Friday
2016 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. 2016 San Jose Greek Festival – Friday, June 3rd (5:00pm to 10:00pm)  – Saturday, June 4th (11:00am to 10:00pm)  – Sunday, June 5th (11:00am to 9:00pm) ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, June 3 – 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 ...

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

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, June 3 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Can You Keanu? “Point Break” Live on Stage | SF
Friday, June 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $20-50 each.
| DNA Lounge
Jaime Keeling’s “Point Break, Live,” the internationally lauded, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster, is at DNA Lounge for a limited engagement. With armed robbery, big-wave surfing, explosions, skydiving and an indoor monsoon, “’Point Break LIVE!’ turns out to be a wild ride,” says SFWeekly. The best ...

Saturday, June 4

2016 Soy & Tofu Festival: Live Music & Silly Mascots | Japantown
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 in advance. $15 at the door.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
2016 Soy & Tofu Festival: Live Music & Silly Mascots | Japantown
Come discover the “joy of soy” at the 6th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival with live entertainment, a tofu eating contest and silly mascots, Tofu Panda and Tofutti Cutie.  6th Annual Soy & Tofu Festival Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 11 am to 5 pm Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event ...
2016 San Jose Greek Festival | Saturday
2016 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. 2016 San Jose Greek Festival – Friday, June 3rd (5:00pm to 10:00pm)  – Saturday, June 4th (11:00am to 10:00pm)  – Sunday, June 5th (11:00am to 9:00pm) ...

2016 Polish Heritage Festival | Belmont
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*Adults - $5. Children below 12 - FREE
| Belmont Twin Pines Park
2016 Polish Heritage Festival | Belmont
Get a taste of Poland at the Polish Heritage Festival with Polish food, beer, pierogi, kielbasa, live jazz and live entertainment all day on two stages in Twin Pines Park in Belmont from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Featuring the Dixie Band ...
Pride 2016: 4th Annual County Pride Celebration | San Mateo
Saturday, June 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Pride 2016: 4th Annual County Pride Celebration | San Mateo
Join the 4th annual San Mateo County Pride Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm at San Mateo Central Park. Enjoy a fun-filled day of live music, family friendly activities, local art and merchandise, entertainment, and local resources. This is a ...
35th Annual Art and Wine Festival | Walnut Creek
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Heather Farm Park
35th Annual Art and Wine Festival | Walnut Creek
Are you a SummerAti? Come out and join the celebration of The Annual Art and Wine Festival in Walnut Creek. This year, everything gets kicked up a notch! True to tradition, the midway will be filled with wines, beers, and food choices that have made the ...
Traditional Balinese Dance With Gamelan Sekar Jaya | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, June 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Traditional Balinese Dance With Gamelan Sekar Jaya | Yerba Buena Gardens
Gamelan Sekar Jaya, the most celebrated gamelan ensemble outside of Indonesia, returns to Yerba Buena Gardens Festival with a breathtaking mix of traditional and contemporary music and dance works. Under the direction of internationally renowned gamelan composer and performer Ida Bagus Made Widnyana and legendary dance ...

Sunday, June 5

Mountaintop “Planetary Dance” Sunrise Ceremony | Mt. Tam
Sunday, June 5 – 5:20 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but parking costs $8 per car
| Mt. Tam Peak
Mountaintop
Greet the day atop Mt. Tamalpais in a sunrise mountaintop ceremony that is also a celebration of legendary dancer and activist Anna Halprin. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, arrive at 5:20 am at the peak parking lot, which is 45 minutes from the Stinson Beach exit off ...
36th Annual Planetary Dance | Mt. Tam
Sunday, June 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santos Meadow (Mt. Tam)
36th Annual Planetary Dance | Mt. Tam
Join the dance legend Anna Halprin for a free, participatory Planetary Dance dedicated to peace among people and peace with the Earth on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Mt. Tamalpais State Park. The main community event will take place at 11 am. People of all ages and abilities, ...
2016 San Jose Greek Festival
2016 San Jose Greek Festival

Experience the culture and hospitality of the Greek people in an outdoor, open market setting under the beautiful sunshine of San Jose. 2016 San Jose Greek Festival – Friday, June 3rd (5:00pm to 10:00pm)  – Saturday, June 4th (11:00am to 10:00pm)  – Sunday, June 5th (11:00am to 9:00pm) ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, June 5 – 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 ...

Monday, June 6

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, June 6 – 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 ...

Tuesday, June 7

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, June 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF

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, ...

Free Theatre Night: “Present Laughter” Witty WWII Comedy | SF
Tuesday, June 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter promo code on BrownPaperTickets website to get free tickets.
| Eureka Theatre
Free Theatre Night:

Theatre Rhinoceros invites you to party with the master of wit Noël Coward. Present Laughter is one of Coward’s most personal and wittiest comedies. This semi-autobiographical comedy follows a self-obsessed actor’s mid-life crisis as he freely indulges his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping ...

Wednesday, June 8

Free Theatre Night: “Present Laughter” Witty WWII Comedy | SF
Wednesday, June 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter promo code on BrownPaperTickets website to get free tickets.
| Eureka Theatre
Free Theatre Night:

Theatre Rhinoceros invites you to party with the master of wit Noël Coward. Present Laughter is one of Coward’s most personal and wittiest comedies. This semi-autobiographical comedy follows a self-obsessed actor’s mid-life crisis as he freely indulges his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, June 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, June 10

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, June 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 ...