Sunday, May 1
Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Highlights for Sunday, May 1, 2016
A Taste of Odissi Indian Classical Dance – 1 pm
Cubberley Community Center, Studio L6, Palo Alto
Tango Revolution: an evening of Argentine Tango music and social dance – 6 pm
Café Mediterraneum, Berkeley
Kathy Mata Ballet presents BADW 2016 Celebration – 3:30 pm
Alonzo King LINES Dance ...
Cinco de Mayo Dance & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances is a tour, guided by a Precita Eyes docent, of the historic murals along the 24th Street corridor brought to life through performances by local choreographers and dance companies on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Mural Tours begin in the parking ...
2016 Art-Centric Discovery Festival | NoPa
Come out for a day of fun, and support a small local public school at the same time from 12 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
New Traditions Creative Arts Elementary – in the heart of NoPa – is hosting their annual community event to ...
Marin Music Chest Scholarship Winners Concert | San Anselmo
Marin Music Chest, the 82-year old organization which presents annual scholarships to Marin County students studying classical music, has announced its 2015 scholarship award winners and annual concert featuring solo performances by each student musician.
Marin Music Chest presents its annual “Scholarship Winners Concert” at 2:30 ...
Monday, May 2
Opera on the Spot: “Songs of Spring” Performance | SF
In opera, the theme of springtime seems to pop-up in just about every major work, sparking romance, awakening new feelings, or even provoking a bit of trouble. Join them for an evening of arias and art songs about spring, flowers, romance and more.
Opera on the ...
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 3
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, ...
Thursday, May 5
Friday, May 6
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
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
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 ...
Experimental Performance Art: “Labor Movement” | San Jose
The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art launched ICA Live!, a new program that includes ongoing presentations of engaging and experimental performance art. Presented during downtown San Jose’s South First Fridays, ICA Live! seeks to explore the role of the performance art medium in contemporary ...
Saturday, May 7
2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration that is normally held in Dolores Park, but due to construction is being held as a block party on Valencia Street with live music, cultural performances, and more.
12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival
Saturday, May ...
2016 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 ...
Friday, May 13
“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
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, May 14
Con Brio, Duniya Dance & Drum Company R&B Afternoon | SF
New school soul meets old world grooves.
Today’s program features two of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Bay Area in the past decade and a fantastic theater performance.
Propelled by the snake-hipped young vocal phenom Ziek McCarter, Con Brio extends the dance-inducing funk ...
“Dragathon Is Burning” Fundraising Drag Show | SF
It is time for The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ 5th Annual Dragathon.
And what is Dragathon? Dragathon is a five-week crowdfunding campaign, where some fierce individuals dare to ask their friends, family, and associates to support the SF Gay Men’s Chorus Financial Assistance Network (FAN) ...
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, May 19
Cypress String Quartet: “Beethoven in the City” Classical Performance | SF
Praised by The New York Times for “tender, deeply expressive” interpretations, San Francisco’s Cypress String Quartet has played on thousands of stages around the world and recorded more than a dozen albums.
Celebrating both their 20th anniversary and the commercial release of their complete recordings of ...
Orquesta La Moderna Tradición’s Latin Music | SF
As the only ensemble on the West Coast devoted to danzón, the insuperably elegant and foundational 19th century Afro-Cuban style, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición is a charanga orchestra with strings, woodwinds and percussion that delivers driving and gracefully interlocking Afro-Cuban rhythms.
Stocked with some of the ...
Friday, May 20
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Club BnB 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 can ...
Wednesday, May 25
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 ...
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.” – ...
Thursday, May 26
The Breakneck Rhythms & Dense Harmonies of Balkan Brass Party | SF
Devoted to the swirling breakneck rhythms, dense harmonies and ecstatic sound of Balkan brass music, Inspector Gadje unites a community of musicians who have engaged deeply with the Roma people of southeastern Europe.
Featuring a bevy of highly skilled horn players and two percussionists delivering soaring ...
Saturday, May 28
Ensemble Mik Nawooj: A Dynamic 10-piece Hip-Hop Orchestra | SF
Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, Ensemble Mik Nawooj is a dynamic 10-piece hip-hop orchestra complete with reeds, strings, funky drums and MCs/lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman.
The Bay Area ensemble has gained national attention with a heady synthesis of hip-hop and European classical compositional techniques (ESPN ...