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Monday, June 26

Salsa Dance Lessons on a Monday: Salsa Bachata Party | SF
Salsa Dance Lessons on a Monday: Salsa Bachata Party | SF
Salsa & Bachata Dance Party – This Monday, come and join a rare open house, and salsa & bachata dance class at San Francisco’s crazyiest Monday night.  It will be fun and social, and will include a step by step dance lessons – you’ll love ...

Wednesday, June 28

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 28 – 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 ...

Thursday, June 29

Win Tix: Lovesick: The Cat Allergy Musical | SF
Thursday, June 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$ 25 with discount code
| The Shelton Theater
Lovesick – The Cat Allergy Musical, is a comedic musical romp through the world of online dating. While Serenity, mines the internet looking for her soulmate, Lucky, her cat, does everything in his power to secure his position as the alpha male of the household. > ...

Friday, June 30

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Summer of Love Experience | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: The Summer of Love Experience | SF
Kick-start your weekend with free general admission, live music, art-making, cocktails, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures and exhibition tours, all in the name of art. Join this Friday, June 30th, for the ongoing commemoration of the special exhibition, ‘The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and ...
Free Opera at the Ballpark 2017: Don Giovanni | AT&T Park
Friday, June 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets, but advanced registration is required
| AT&T Park
Free Opera at the Ballpark 2017: Don Giovanni | AT&T Park
Going to see Don Giovanni at the War Memorial Opera House costs, oh, upwards of $200 for good seats. But, thanks to the Opera at the Ballpark program, you can watch a live simulcast of the very same opera on the giant HD screens in ...
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Samba Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 30 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Win Tix: “The Soiled Dove” Wild Barbary Coast Circus Theater | Alameda
Friday, June 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$45 for 9pm Show. $117 for Dinner & Show
| Alameda Point
Dress in your Victorian or Edwardian best to get ready for The Soiled Dove – an immersive, circus-infused extravaganza set in the reincarnation of San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast red light district. > Get Tickets: Save 10% off tickets with exclusive code FUNCHEAP-TSF17 (Normally $50 for 9pm ...

Saturday, July 1

SF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley
Saturday, July 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Cedar Rose Park
SF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Berkeley
Saturday, July 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents
“Walls” asks the question:How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: fear. L. Mary Jones knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” Preview | Pleasanton
Saturday, July 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical Live On Stage | Closing Night
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical Live On Stage | Closing Night

Using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott’s 1994 Oscar-winning film, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever ...

Sunday, July 2

LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Berkeley
Sunday, July 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents
“Walls” asks the question:How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: fear. L. Mary Jones knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton
Sunday, July 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

SF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley
Sunday, July 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Cedar Rose Park
SF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Monday, July 3

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito
Monday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 19th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2017. July 3, 2017 – Kupaoa, Hawaiian Mele & Hula 4 pm: Circus Imagination 5-7 pm:  Kupaoa + Kumu Kau’i Isa-Kahaku + Halau NaWaiOla July 4, 2017 – ...

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, July 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, July 4

El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2017

El Cerrito hosts the 19th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2017. July 3, 2017 – Kupaoa, Hawaiian Mele & Hula 4 pm: Circus Imagination 5-7 pm:  Kupaoa + Kumu Kau’i Isa-Kahaku + Halau NaWaiOla July 4, 2017 – ...

SF Mime Troupe: Opening Weekend 2017 | Dolores Park
Tuesday, July 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted.
| Dolores Park
SF Mime Troupe: Opening Weekend 2017 | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Dolores Park
Tuesday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents
“Walls” asks the question:How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: fear. L. Mary Jones knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear ...
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, July 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, July 5

Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF
Wednesday, July 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, July 7

The Sound 2017: Nationwide Jesus Festival | McLaren Park
Friday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
The Sound 2017: Nationwide Jesus Festival | McLaren Park
In the summer of 2017 get ready for a nation-wide Jesus Festival. 50 years from the very place of the counter-cultural revolution in 1967, there will be a releasing the sound of worship and declare a new day for America. Jubilee, every 50 years, means ...
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, July 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, July 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. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, July 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, July 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 ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 7 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, July 8

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Berkeley
Saturday, July 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

“Lear” The Musical: Outdoor Shakespeare | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
“Lear” The Musical: Outdoor Shakespeare | Yerba Buena Gardens
Theatre Rhinoceros may be the world’s longest running professional queer theater company, but their satire hasn’t lost a bit of its bite. Lear! is an original outdoor musical of Shakespeare’s King Lear with the various locales in the park serving as the playing area. The story ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton
Saturday, July 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...