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Sunday, April 19

Spring 2015 Open House at Headlands Art Center | Marin
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Headlands Center for the Arts
Spring 2015 Open House at Headlands Art Center | Marin

Come roam the various buildings of the campus, engage with artists in their studios, experience new work and works in progress, see performances, hear readings, and stay for a homemade lunch for purchase in the Mess Hall at the Spring Open House at Headlands Center for the …

Win Tix: 5th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament | SF
Sunday, April 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Terra Gallery

Sugar and spice and everything nice? No way! How about beauty, brains, and brute strength, that’s what these girls are made of. Project Hope Arts hosts the 5th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament.
Emceed by Betty Tight and Paul Trask, and Refereed by Alex Mace and …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 19 – 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 20

4/20 Late Nite Open Mic, DJ & Shenanigans | The New Parkway Theater
Monday, April 20 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
4/20 Late Nite Open Mic, DJ & Shenanigans | The New Parkway Theater

If you believe in self-expression, passion, free art and weird sh*t inside of a movie theater in Oakland come out this Monday to the only late-night Open Mic inside of a movie theater in Oakland. It’s gonna be a show for freaks, squares, queers and straights, hosted by …

Wednesday, April 22

Greenhouse 2015: Provocative Play Readings | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$10.
| Z Below Theater
Greenhouse 2015: Provocative Play Readings | SF

Emerging playwrights in the Bay Area present staged readings of new work at Z Below (470 Florida Street) on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 to Sunday, April 26, 2015. The theme this year is “Hot Plays” — plays dealing with hot issues like murder, madness, abortion, beauty, opportunity, ...

Friday, April 24

Free Dance Class Friday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week: Opening Day
Friday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Friday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week: Opening Day

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

2015 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | Union Square
Friday, April 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2015 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | Union Square

Bay Area Dance Week kicks off on Friday, April 24, 2015 at noon with a free public performance of One Dance, led by Rhythm & Motion, at Union Square.
“One Dance” is a flash-mob style dance performance in the middle of Union Square that you can join in …

Saturday, April 25

Free Dance Class Saturday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Saturday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes require RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Saturday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, April 25 – 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 ...

2015 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2015 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square

The Oakland Dance Festival would help start a diverse and dynamic interaction between the people who attend, creating dialogue promoting cross-cultural understanding and respect for others. By uniting people through dance, we hope to bring the diverse cultures of Oakland and the greater Bay Area …

Free Caribbean Dance Class for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, April 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Class for SF Carnival | Oakland

Join Sistas-Wit-Style for free Caribbean dance classes to get you ready for San Francisco Carnival held annually on Memorial Day weekend. Free, but an RSVP is required and you must have an intention to participate in SF Carnival. Class is $10 for those interested in only attending the classes. ...

Sunday, April 26

Free Dance Class Sunday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Sunday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Sunday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

2015 sjDANCEco Festival: 5.5 Hours of Dance | San Jose
Sunday, April 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
2015 sjDANCEco Festival: 5.5 Hours of Dance | San Jose

sjDANCEco is instrumental in bringing local and regional dance artists together to celebrate National Dance Week in a free outdoor festival featuring the diversity and the wealth of the Bay Area dance community.
Newly situated in the popular Santana Row’s Park Valencia, close to 70 groups perform within …

Greenhouse 2015: Provocative Play Readings | SF
Sunday, April 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$10.
| Z Below Theater
Greenhouse 2015: Provocative Play Readings | SF

Emerging playwrights in the Bay Area present staged readings of new work at Z Below (470 Florida Street) on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 to Sunday, April 26, 2015. The theme this year is “Hot Plays” — plays dealing with hot issues like murder, madness, abortion, beauty, opportunity, ...

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

Free Dance Class Monday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Monday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Monday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

Tuesday, April 28

Free Dance Class Tuesday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Tuesday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Tuesday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

Wednesday, April 29

Free Dance Class Wednesday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Wednesday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Wednesday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

2015 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall
Wednesday, April 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2015 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall

The 10th Annual Poems Under the Dome invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month at San Francisco’s largest open mic poetry event inside City Hall from 5:30-8 pm on Thursday, April 29, 2015.
San Francisco’s Poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguía, will read the first poem, then local poets will …

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

Thursday, April 30

Free Dance Class Thursday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Thursday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Thursday | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

Friday, May 1

Free Dance Class Day | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Friday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Day | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

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

Saturday, May 2

Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

The 17th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 24 – Sunday, May 3, 2015. The annual 10-day festival features over 600 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including tango, Bharatnatyam, jazz, hip hop, ...

2015 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2015 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 in People’s Park.
2015 Hip Hop in the Park
Saturday, May 2, 2015 …