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Friday, April 18

“The Bay Lights” Talk & Marcus Shelby Jazz Ensemble | Friday Nights at the de Young

Celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Friday, April 18, 2014 Schedule
6 pm Presentation: “The Bay Lights,” Ben Davis, Illuminate the Arts - Piazzoni Murals Room
The Bay Lights is …

Win Tix: Sing-Along “Jesus Christ Superstar” & Chunky Jesus Contest | SF
Sing-Along

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Bad Flower Productions proudly present “Sing-Along Jesus Christ Superstar” which kicks off the Sisters’ Easter weekend with this long-awaited, musical and cinematic event, back by popular demand on Good Friday.
This year, they will have a “Chunky Jesus Contest” before …

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque Variety Show & Free Retro Hairstyling | Oakland
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque Variety Show & Free Retro Hairstyling | Oakland

April 18, 2014 features comedy by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and burlesque by Kitty Von Quim, Raphaele Daubois, Rasa Vitalia, Bombshell Betty, Sheba Queen of the Night, Willard Cron, and Fella-Fem. Tunes with DJ Lady Ryan before and after the show.
Wait to style your hair. Ileath Bridges and …

Saturday, April 19

World Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day 2014 Edition | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
World Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day 2014 Edition | SF

It’s time to tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash; you won’t need them for the World Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day Edition in San Francisco on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Meet at 11 am in Justin Herman Plaza at the northeast corner, behind …

Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Classes 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 RSVP is required. Classes take place from noon to 2 pm every Saturday at New Karibbean City (1408 Webster Ave., Oakland). Their goal is ...

Sunday, April 20

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 20 – 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 21

Hubba Hubba Revue Live Burlesque Show | Oakland
Monday, April 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Uptown Nightclub
Hubba Hubba Revue Live Burlesque Show | Oakland

Every Monday night, San Francisco’s Hubba Hubba Revue burlesque and variety show comes to shake their tasselled nipples, flutter their bejewled eyelashes and wiggle their powdered bums in downtown Oakland’s Uptown nightclub. Hubba Hubba Revue Every Monday Doors at 9pm, show at 10:15pm. $5 (most ...

Tuesday, April 22

Paradise Magazine Launch & Meow Mix Variety Show | SF
Tuesday, April 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Stud Bar
Paradise Magazine Launch & Meow Mix Variety Show | SF

Paradise Magazine, “the most maximalist publication to hit the newsstands in ages” is throwing a launch party at The Stud in San Francisco.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
Please note this event takes place on Tuesday, April 22nd, not on April 14th as was previously listed.
In …

Bhangra, Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa
Bhangra, Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa

Check out Underground Nomads Tuesdays at F8 with Bay Area’s most eclectic DJs breaking barriers of genre and culture with live Bhangra and belly dancing performances, plus tribal and bass DJ sets. Underground Nomads Most Tuesdays at 8 pm 1192 Folsom, SF Free until 9:30 pm, ...

Wednesday, April 23

Michael Jackson Flash Mob Dance Class | SF
Wednesday, April 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $6 | LEVYstudio
Michael Jackson Flash Mob Dance Class | SF

Dangerous. Rock My World. Ghost. Grab your sequined glove and come learn the iconic steps to these three great Michael Jackson songs. Rock My World and Ghost (2Bad) are directly from the music videos and Dangerous is from his awesome live performances. Come learn the ...

Friday, April 25

2014 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | Union Square
Friday, April 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | Union Square

Bay Area Dance Week 2014 kicks off on Friday, April 25, 2014 at noon with 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 …

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Friday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Saturday, April 26

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte: NYC’s Met Opera Livecast | Daly City
Saturday, April 26 – 9:55 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $24 each.
| Century 20 Theater Daly City
Mozart's Così Fan Tutte: NYC's Met Opera Livecast | Daly City

The Metropolitan Opera presents a national live broadcast of Così Fan Tutte, Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love.
The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with …

Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, April 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Classes 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 RSVP is required. Classes take place from noon to 2 pm every Saturday at New Karibbean City (1408 Webster Ave., Oakland). Their goal is ...

Win Tix: 2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Brava Theater
2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF

Who will lead the 2014 Carnaval Grand Parade? Watch King and Queen contestants compete in a 3-minute dance in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians.
Although primarily a dance competition, performers can also play instruments and sing. The winners are selected based on …

Sunday, April 27

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

Tuesday, April 29

Bhangra, Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa
Bhangra, Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa

Check out Underground Nomads Tuesdays at F8 with Bay Area’s most eclectic DJs breaking barriers of genre and culture with live Bhangra and belly dancing performances, plus tribal and bass DJ sets. Underground Nomads Most Tuesdays at 8 pm 1192 Folsom, SF Free until 9:30 pm, ...

Wednesday, April 30

Spanky’s Naughty & Nice Burlesque & Comedy Show | Castro Valley
Wednesday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spanky's
Spanky's Naughty & Nice Burlesque & Comedy Show | Castro Valley

Join Spanky’s dive bar in Castro Valley for the monthly Naughty and Nice Show with burlesque and comedy. Hosted by Tommy Arnold, this show takes place on the last Wednesday of the month and features a full line-up of comedians and some naughty and nice burlesque ...

Michael Jackson Flash Mob Dance Class | SF
Wednesday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $6 | LEVYstudio
Michael Jackson Flash Mob Dance Class | SF

Dangerous. Rock My World. Ghost. Grab your sequined glove and come learn the iconic steps to these three great Michael Jackson songs. Rock My World and Ghost (2Bad) are directly from the music videos and Dangerous is from his awesome live performances. Come learn the ...

Friday, May 2

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 2 – 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 3

Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, May 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Classes 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 RSVP is required. Classes take place from noon to 2 pm every Saturday at New Karibbean City (1408 Webster Ave., Oakland). Their goal is ...

Sunday, May 4

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 4 – 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 ...