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Sunday, June 4

37th Annual Planetary Dance | Mt. Tam
Sunday, June 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santos Meadow (Mt. Tam)
37th Annual Planetary Dance | Mt. Tam
Join the dance legend Anna Halprin for a free, participatory Planetary Dance dedicated to peace among people and peace with the Earth on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Mt. Tamalpais State Park. The main community event will take place at 11 am. People of all ages and abilities, ...
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.

Tango in the Square: Tango No. 9 | Union Square
Sunday, June 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Tango No. 9 | Union Square
Tango Number 9 is an all-star Bay Area ensemble (members have played with The Residents, Tom Waits, Club Foot Orchestra, Eric McFadden, Extra Action Marching Band…) united in a love for a famously elusive non- native art form. Since 1998, the group has delved deeply ...
Last Blue Couch in the Sky: Free Dance/Theater Journey | SF
Sunday, June 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Street Journey section is free.
| Tutubi Plaza
Last Blue Couch in the Sky: Free Dance/Theater Journey | SF
Last Blue Couch in the Sky, a piece conceived, choreographed, and directed by Kim Epifano of Epiphany Dance Theater, is a one-of-a-kind event revealing the historic wealth of the SoMa neighborhood and present-day artistry and survival in a rapidly changing city. Street Journey section is free. Meet ...

Monday, June 5

Staged Resistance: A Night of Political Theater | PianoFight
Monday, June 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged. Donations accepted.
| PianoFight
Staged Resistance: A Night of Political Theater | PianoFight
Come and listen as local playwrights and actors read original works of politically charged theater. Come out and enjoy the satire, drama, suspense, song and dance; a virtual smorgasbord of dogmatic dramaturgy. Boiling Frog Entertainment realize that in times of uncertainty and political upheaval, not to ...
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, June 5 – 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, June 6

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, June 6 – 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, June 7

Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF
Wednesday, June 7 – 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 ...

Thursday, June 8

Livermore Rodeo $1 Night: Team Roping & Wild Cow Milking | East Bay
Thursday, June 8 – 4:30 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 admission and $1 sodas and hot dogs.
| Robertson Park
Livermore Rodeo $1 Night: Team Roping & Wild Cow Milking | East Bay
The Livermore Rodeo is coming right up and you can bring the family to watch local team roping and wild cow milking on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Doors open at 4:30 pm, and the events start at 6 pm and last for a couple of hours. Admission is $1 ...

Friday, June 9

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Single Time Swing Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 9 – 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 ...

Saturday, June 10

2017 “Civil War Days” Festival & Battle Reenactments | Angel Island
Saturday, June 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll need a boat or to pay for a ferry to get you there
| Angel Island
2017

Commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Civil War at Camp Reynolds on Angel Island State Park during their annual “Civil War Days.” Angel Island Civil War Days June 10-11, 2017 | 10 am to 3 pm Angel Island FREE Explore the 1863 Union Army post at Camp ...

Sunday, June 11

2017 “Civil War Days” Festival & Battle Reenactments | Angel Island
Sunday, June 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll need a boat or to pay for a ferry to get you there
| Angel Island
2017

Commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Civil War at Camp Reynolds on Angel Island State Park during their annual “Civil War Days.” Angel Island Civil War Days June 10-11, 2017 | 10 am to 3 pm Angel Island FREE Explore the 1863 Union Army post at Camp ...

Wednesday, June 14

Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, June 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations ...

Thursday, June 15

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 ...

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Thursday, June 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

Friday, June 16

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Cha-Cha Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 16 – 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 ...

Saturday, June 17

2017 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 in advance. $15 at the door.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
2017 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Come discover the “joy of soy” at the 7th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival with live entertainment, a tofu eating contest. 7th Annual Soy & Tofu Festival Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 11 am to 5 pm Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event Center 1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard), ...
2017 Japan Day Festival: Taiko, Bon Odori Dance & Market | Japantown
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Japan Day Festival: Taiko, Bon Odori Dance & Market | Japantown
Celebrate the cultural heritage of Japantown with a special 110th Year Performance from Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and Bay Area with Taiko, Japanese classical and folk dance, Japanese dolls, Okiya style shamisen music, and more. 2017 Japan Day Bon-Odori Festival Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 1-5 pm Japantown ...

Sunday, June 18

2017 Kalayaan: Philippine Independence Day Festival | Union Square
Sunday, June 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Kalayaan: Philippine Independence Day Festival | Union Square
Drawing thousands of revelers each year, KalayaanSF 2017 will once again hold its main event in the heart of downtown San Francisco, in historic Union Square, against the backdrop of San Francisco’s iconic cable cars and well-known landmarks. Kalayaan commemorates the 118th anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine ...
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Sunday, June 18 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Festival
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

Wednesday, June 21

Swing in the Square: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s | Union Square
Wednesday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues ...

Thursday, June 22

Jenny Lind Concert: A Thrilling Peek at the Future of Opera | SF
Thursday, June 22 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jenny Lind Concert: A Thrilling Peek at the Future of Opera | SF
The annual Jenny Lind Concert is a beloved and long-running Yerba Buena Gardens Festival tradition that showcases the most extraordinary young sopranos from Sweden. This year’s program introduces Ylva Stenberg, who has spent the last six years training in Hanover, first at the College for ...

Friday, June 23

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Friday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor West Coast Swing Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 23 – 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 ...

Saturday, June 24

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

Free Redwood Symphony Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Saturday, June 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Free Redwood Symphony Concert in the Park | Redwood City

For the classical music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent, Redwood City continues its free Classical Music Series performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square from June through September 2017. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, and Bay ...

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 – ...

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Sunday, June 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, ...

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 ...

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 ...