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Saturday, May 6

2017 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2017 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 ...

Sunday, May 7

“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. ...

Saturday, May 13

2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival will once again be held in Union Square. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture. through food, music, performances and fun workshops. 25th Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival Saturday, May 13, ...
SFGMC’s Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis
Saturday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis
SFGMC's Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis
Come see the culmination event of an amazing, super-powered crowdfunding campaign hosted by the SFGMC Divas, with all monies supporting the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Financial Assistance Network – helping chorus members who can’t afford to participate the ability to do so. On May 13th, ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 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 ...

Thursday, May 18

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

StorySlam’s True Live Storytelling Competition | Oakland
Thursday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
StorySlam's True Live Storytelling Competition | Oakland

Come put your name in the hat for a chance to tell your true, personal story (5 min or less). Or you can just come and listen. They have informal judging and give out informal prizes to the best open-mic tale, and the best overall storyteller. Plus they often ...

Saturday, May 27

2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Boogie down at The Eastlake Music Festival at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland which features local music, dance, indie arts and crafts, micro-brews and food trucks. 2017 Eastlake Music Festival Saturday, May 27, 2017 | noon to 9 pm Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland FREE. Donations are appreciated. > 2017 Day ...

Wednesday, May 31

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 31 – 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, June 2

Rotunda Dance Series: Joe Goode Performance Group | SF City Hall
Friday, June 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Joe Goode Performance Group | SF City Hall
The Joe Goode Performance Group, formed in 1986, tours regularly throughout the U.S., and has toured internationally to Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Goode is known as a master teacher; his summer workshops in “felt performance” attract participants from around the ...
Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF

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, ...

Sunday, June 4

Flagging in the Castro | SF
Sunday, June 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Flagging in the Castro | SF
Enjoy the bright, beautiful movements of the Castro Flaggers. Watch and learn how to spin. If you have silks- bring them! The Castro Flaggers will share their awesomeness multiple times this season. Watch out for future dates.

Sunday, June 25

2017 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2017 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

The whole city comes alive in a rainbow burst of excitement at the 2017 San Francisco Pride Celebration. 47th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm – ...

Friday, June 30

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 ...

Friday, July 14

Rotunda Dance Series: Monaco Boys Choir | SF City Hall
Friday, July 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Monaco Boys Choir | SF City Hall
The award-winning troupe was founded in 1974 by H.S.H. Prince Rainier III to showcase the Principality’s historic association with culture and the performing arts. It is a part of the Monaco Cathedral Choir, founded in 1904, and is composed of 25 boys from ages 9 ...