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Thursday, March 23

Counterpulse: Oral Histories & Portrait-Taking On The Spot | SF
Thursday, March 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Museum
Counterpulse: Oral Histories & Portrait-Taking On The Spot | SF
Join CounterPulse, Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith, and the Tenderloin Museum for an evening of oral histories and portrait-taking of Tenderloin residents, community members, and a few stalwart volunteers. In front of a live audience, interviewees will discuss their relationship to and memories of San ...
Win Tix: SF Opera Lab Pop-Up: Oakland Edition | East Bay
Thursday, March 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Uptown Nightclub
Hey East Bay, SF Opera Lab is headed your way and we hope you’re ready to play! Join us for a night of operatic mischief and cocktails where you — the audience — get to be a part of the story. > Get Tickets – $20 with exclusive code ...

“Listen for a Change”: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland
Thursday, March 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Betti Ono Gallery
In 2015, a community gathered over a novel idea. Throw a fancy “fundraiser” to raise awareness instead of money. They listened to powerful stories and promised to advocate for these issues by standing up to hate, ignorance, and misinformation. Join them as they listen to three ...

Friday, March 24

Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Collective | SF City Hall
Friday, March 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Collective | SF City Hall
To kick off the 7th season of the Rotunda Dance Series, Nava Dance Collective will present Transcendence – Charkh e Falak (Turning of The Cosmos), a dance installation in honor of Nowruz (New Day), a celebration of the Spring equinox observed by peoples across the ...

Saturday, March 25

2017 Prescott Circus & Youth Orchestra Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, March 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Technical High School
2017 Prescott Circus & Youth Orchestra Showcase | Oakland
The Prescott Circus Theatre presents its Spring Student Showcase featuring a cast of talented Oakland children with two upbeat and inspiring shows  at 11 am and 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Performances will feature the Prescott Circus Performance Company from PEsperanza, Korematsu Discovery Academy, Lafayette, Laurel, Manzanita Community, Manzanita ...
2017 Howth Street Block Party: Live Music, DJs, Dance, Workshops & Movie Night | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but an RSVP is requested.
| Youth Art Exchange
2017 Howth Street Block Party: Live Music, DJs, Dance, Workshops & Movie Night | SF
This Spring Youth Art Exchange and Lick-Wilmerding High School team up to bring you the 3rd Annual Howth Street Block Party. The Excelsior/OMI neighbors  will gather for an afternoon of live entertainment, music & DJs, performances, youth-led workshops and activities, games & prizes, and food trucks. 2017 Howth Street Block Party & ...
Peter & Co.:”Under the Hood 2017″ Open Studio Rehearsal | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| ODC Theater
Peter & Co.:
Join Peter & Co. for their first open studio rehearsal of 2017, delving into the choreographic process from studio to stage, including open dialogue between artists and viewers. Free but an RSVP is required.
Library for The Blind & Print Disabled Talent Show | SF Main Library
Saturday, March 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Library for The Blind & Print Disabled Talent Show | SF Main Library
Join them for their first annual talent show. What’s Your Talent? Here’s your opportunity to take center stage. Individuals and groups of all ages are encouraged to participate. Perform your talent or just come to enjoy the show. Performances could include music (vocals or instrumental), ...
Classical Guitar Performance by Josh Dichiacchio | SF Main Library
Saturday, March 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Classical Guitar Performance by Josh Dichiacchio | SF Main Library
Classical guitarist Josh DiChiacchio returns to the Art and Music Center for a spring serenade. Mr. Dichiacchio will play selections by Isaac Albeniz, Benjamin Britten, Erik Satie, Agustin Barrios and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Sunday, March 26

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 26 – 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, March 27

2017 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brava Theater
2017 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.
Come celebrate the best in Bay Area dance at the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, with a stellar lineup of hosts, presenters, and performers. 31st Annual Izzies Dance & Choreography Awards Monday, March 27, 2017 | 6 pm Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., SF FREE The evening’s festivities will begin ...
Marionette Play: Cinderella | South SF
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Marionette Play: Cinderella | South SF
Join them for a magical fairy tale storytime. Jan Dymond will be performing the classic story of Cinderella. After being inspired by the magic of marionettes, you will create your own simple animal puppets.

Wednesday, March 29

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, March 29 – 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 ...

Friday, March 31

Dance Anywhere 2017: Simultaneous Global Dance-Off | SF
Friday, March 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Dance Anywhere 2017: Simultaneous Global Dance-Off | SF
Dance Anywhere is an annual conceptual public art performance and an invitation for people to stop their routine and dance wherever they are. Find performances at noon in San Francisco… 3 pm in New York…  8 pm in Rome, Prague and Cairo… 10 pm in Istanbul, ...
Speakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF
Friday, March 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
| Acrosports
Speakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF
Dress to the nines, set your clocks to the year 1920, and come marvel at Speakeasy Circus: Fools’ Delight, their staff and adult student cabaret on March 31, 2017 and April 1, 2017. Tickets are $20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students Enter the underground speakeasy with the ...

Saturday, April 1

2017 Cambodian New Year Festival: Traditional Dances & Costumes | Oakland
Saturday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted and an RSVP is requested.
| Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2017 Cambodian New Year Festival: Traditional Dances & Costumes | Oakland
The Cambodian New Year festival is multicultural with Cambodian dance groups from all over Northern California performing traditional dances from the palace, court, and villages in dazzlingly costumes; there will be Burmese, Thai and Nepali dancers, too. Free, but donations are accepted and an RSVP is ...
Speakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
| Acrosports
Speakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF
Dress to the nines, set your clocks to the year 1920, and come marvel at Speakeasy Circus: Fools’ Delight, their staff and adult student cabaret on March 31, 2017 and April 1, 2017. Tickets are $20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students Enter the underground speakeasy with the ...
Win Tix: African-American Shakespeare Company “Jitney” | Marine’s Memorial Theater
Saturday, April 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Marines' Memorial Theatre
Jitney takes place during an end of an era, where urban renewal threatens to eliminate the makeshift small business Jitney service, which developed to serve the Black community when taxis would not come to their neighborhoods. > Get Tickets – $32.50 Jitney is a play about father ...

Sunday, April 2

“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. ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 2 – 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, April 3

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, April 3 – 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, April 4

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, April 4 – 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, ...

Wednesday, April 5

Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF
Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Women's Building
Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF

Join Bay Area Sacred Harp to sing “The Sacred Harp,” an American tunebook with strong roots in the early music of New England and the southern United States. Singing is participatory, acappella, 4-part harmony. Everyone is welcome with no performances or rehearsals, commitment, experience, or ability ...

Friday, April 7

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, April 7 – 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, April 7 – 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, April 7 – 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, April 7 – 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, April 8

Circus Day with Circus Bella | Macy’s Flower Show
Saturday, April 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Circus Day with Circus Bella | Macy's Flower Show
The circus is in town. Step right up and enjoy in-store entertainment with members of Circus Bella.
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, April 8 – 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 ...