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Monday, April 24

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 24
Monday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 24

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

Bay Area Dance Week: Aerial Arts Workshop | SF
Monday, April 24 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aerial Artique
Bay Area Dance Week: Aerial Arts Workshop | SF
Come explore the magical world of aerial arts. They will have multiple aerial apparatuses rigged for you to view live demonstrations of and explore through the guidance of trained professionals. This hands-on experience is geared towards individuals who are looking to learn more about the aerial ...

Sacred Dance of the Silk Road | Berkeley
Monday, April 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance
Sacred Dance of the Silk Road | Berkeley
Persian & Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices, this unique class form offers a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement. The class begins with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence ...

Tuesday, April 25

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 25
Tuesday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 25

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

Wednesday, April 26

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 26
Wednesday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 26

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

LINES Dance Center Outdoor Performance | Union Square
Wednesday, April 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
LINES Dance Center Outdoor Performance | Union Square
Come be part of this annual community performance event and see a diverse spectrum of local dance artists including: Lines Dance Center Choreography and Performance Workshops Lines BFA at Dominican University Lines Ballet Training Program This is an outdoor family performance designed for audiences of all ages.

Thursday, April 27

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 27
Thursday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 27

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

Smuin Ballet Dancers’ Typical Day Sneak Peek | SF
Thursday, April 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Academy of Ballet
Smuin Ballet Dancers' Typical Day Sneak Peek | SF
Come see Smuin dancers up close in an open studio rehearsal in honor of Bay Area Dance Week. Observe their 16 dancers during a typical day in the studio, working in conjunction with their ballet master and various choreographers to perfect the Company’s new works for the ...
USF Dance Generators: Rites of Passage | SF
Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USF Studio Theater on Lone Mountain
USF Dance Generators: Rites of Passage | SF
Dance Generators are a group of USF students, adults and elders from throughout the Bay Area, ages 18 to 84. Together they create thought-provoking works of dance/theater and stretch audiences’ definitions of dance. Directed by Natalie Greene and Krista DeNio, this concert uses dance, theater, improvisation and ...

Friday, April 28

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 28
Friday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 28

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

Bay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF
Friday, April 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Project Commotion
Bay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF
Capoeira is an African-Brazilian ritualized way of combat, it’s a self-defense disguised as a dance. This class, led by Mestre Urubu Malandro of Capoeira Ijexá, will explore movements of capoeira along with other traditional Afro-Brazilian dances of maculelê and dança guerreira. Please arrive 5 minutes early ...

Saturday, April 29

Independent Book Store Day 2017
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Independent Book Store Day 2017

Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is ...

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 29
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 29

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House
Saturday, April 29 – 11:45 am | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House
Want to see the artists of SF Ballet up close and in action? Go behind the scenes with SF Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America. Observe the dancers of SF Ballet in action in a Company class, led by one of the Company’s Ballet Masters, ...
MACLA Family Art Day: Dance & Yoga Classes | San Jose
Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
MACLA Family Art Day: Dance & Yoga Classes | San Jose
Come for a celebration of art and culture from the Latin American diaspora. Family Art Day is an event for youth and families with hands-on visual art activities with professional artists, bilingual gallery tours, multicultural dance and music performances, as well as dance and yoga ...
Hula Pahu: Hawai’i’s Sacred Dance | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance
Hula Pahu: Hawai'i's Sacred Dance | Berkeley
Join Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine in a presentation of the sacred hula of Hawaii. Their presentation will include a Q&A session. Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a seat. Please note, this event is listed as free on the Bay Area Dance Week website, but ...

Sunday, April 30

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | Final Day
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | Final Day

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

Blossom Festival: International Dance Party | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | CCSF Health and Wellness Center
Blossom Festival: International Dance Party | SF
Participate in a large program of dances from around the world. The first hour will be instruction time for dancers of all ages and experience. Beginners are highly encouraged and basic rhythms, steps and styling will be reviewed. Mixed program including requests will follow until 5 pm. Stay ...

Friday, May 5

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2017
Friday, May 5 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2017
Set your alarm and get up before dawn to witness the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. In 2016, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquarid meteors to light up the predawn darkness on May 5 and 6. It should be a good year for this ...

Saturday, May 6

Free Comic Book Day 2017
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day is an annual tradition, held the first Saturday in May each year, where participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, ...

Obscura Day 2017: Discover Hidden Local Gems | SF Bay Area
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Each event cost differs but prices range from FREE to $45. An RSVP may be required.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Obscura Day 2017: Discover Hidden Local Gems | SF Bay Area
Obscura Day is an annual celebration of discovery, and a time to visit a hidden treasure in your hometown, or to roam further afield. On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Atlas Obscura will be leading more than 200 unusual, curious, and wondrous expeditions in more than ...

Friday, May 12

2017 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
Friday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon is required for free admission.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2017 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
The annual National Public Gardens Day takes place each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day and 590+ gardens, including some Bay Area gardens that offer free admission or other special deals. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens while learning about each garden’s commitment to education, research and ...

Friday, July 28

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2017
Friday, July 28 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2017
The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 28-29, ...

Saturday, August 12

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
Saturday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high ...

Friday, August 25

Free National Parks Day | National Park Service Birthday
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day | National Park Service Birthday

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Saturday, September 30

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Saturday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12
Saturday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...