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Sunday, May 28

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
Sunday, May 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
On May 28th, 2017 at 9:30 am the 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks–off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets. The theme, El Corazón de San Pancho/The Heart of San Francisco refers to the very essence of what it means to identify with ...
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission

The 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. On May 27th and 28th, the Mission District will transform into an ...

Thursday, June 1

Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy: Limber Quartet Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy: Limber Quartet Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley has been a major force on the Bay Area music scene since his teenage years in the mid-90s. A protégé of the dynamic Miss Faye Carol, he’s steeped in a vast array of African-American idioms, from gospel, blues and jazz to ...

Friday, June 2

Alphabet Rockers: Hip-Hop For Children | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, June 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Alphabet Rockers: Hip-Hop For Children | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Over the past decade, the Alphabet Rockers have honed a supremely engaging hip-hop act designed for children and families. With singer/songwriter Kaitlin McGaw and beatboxer/b-boy/rapper Tommy Shepherd, this powerhouse group makes the world come alive through beats, rhymes, songs and dances. This children’s program repeats at ...
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, ...

Saturday, June 3

2017 Union Street Music Festival | SF
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2017 Union Street Music Festival | SF

To keep the festival fresh and exciting they have decided to put a much bigger emphasis on Music for the 2017 Festival. This year’s event will be known as The Union Street Music Festival. The event will have live bands performing in small entertainment areas ...

Fiddle Music w/ Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, June 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Fiddle Music w/ Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
As the leader of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble BeauSoleil fiddler Michael Doucet has been in the vanguard of the Cajun cultural revival for more than four decades, earning an international following for an almost lost body of music. In 2014 he joined his longtime friend, Bay ...

Sunday, June 4

2017 Union Street Music Festival | SF
Sunday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2017 Union Street Music Festival | SF

To keep the festival fresh and exciting they have decided to put a much bigger emphasis on Music for the 2017 Festival. This year’s event will be known as The Union Street Music Festival. The event will have live bands performing in small entertainment areas ...

Thursday, June 8

Afro-Carribean Rythms w/ Aireene Espiritu & The Itch | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 8 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afro-Carribean Rythms w/ Aireene Espiritu & The Itch | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Philippine-born, Bay Area-raised Aireene Espiritu is a veteran singer/songwriter who’s created an extensive book of original songs combining Afro-Caribbean and African rhythms, American folk forms, bluegrass techniques and gospel music fervor. As a young musician she absorbed the sounds of Alan Lomax’s field recordings from the ...

Friday, June 9

“Chelle! & Friends” Mardi Gras Music | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, June 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Led by New Orleans-native Michelle Jacques, a soul-steeped vocalist with a big, bold voice, “Chelle! & Friends” bring to the Gardens a family-friendly taste of the Crescent City, the cradle of so much essential American music. Chelle! & Friends is made up of some of the ...
ChoreoFest: Bay Area Contemporary Dance Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, June 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
ChoreoFest: Bay Area Contemporary Dance Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Yerba Buena ChoreoFest highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a three-day mini festival of site specific work. Curated by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, the inaugural ChoreoFest will feature nine local companies ...

Saturday, June 10

ChoreoFest: Bay Area Contemporary Dance Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, June 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
ChoreoFest: Bay Area Contemporary Dance Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Yerba Buena ChoreoFest highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a three-day mini festival of site specific work. Curated by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, the inaugural ChoreoFest will feature nine local companies ...

Sunday, June 11

2017 Haight Ashbury Street Fair | SF
Sunday, June 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Haight Ashbury
2017 Haight Ashbury Street Fair | SF
The annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair brings thousands of people to Haight Street between Stanyan and Masonic to shop over 200 outdoor vendors including food, green businesses, local artists, clothing, crafts, non-profits and more. 2017 Haight Ashbury Street Fair Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 11 am to 5:30 ...
ChoreoFest: Bay Area Contemporary Dance Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, June 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
ChoreoFest: Bay Area Contemporary Dance Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Yerba Buena ChoreoFest highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a three-day mini festival of site specific work. Curated by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, the inaugural ChoreoFest will feature nine local companies ...

Tuesday, June 13

Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tuesday, June 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation. Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Thursday, June 15

Destani Wolf’s Soul-Drenched Sound | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Destani Wolf's Soul-Drenched Sound | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
With her multi-octave range and soul-drenched sound, Berkeley-raised vocalist Destani Wolf is one of the most exciting singers to emerge from the 1990s Bay Area scene. Mentored by masters such as percussionist John Santos and Oakland Blues/Funk Guitarist Johnny Talbot, she recorded with Machete Ensemble, ...
La Mixta Criolla’s Rumba Ryhtmic Traditions | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
La Mixta Criolla's Rumba Ryhtmic Traditions | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The Bay Area doesn’t boast a large Puerto Rican population but what the community lacks in numbers it makes up for with fervent spirit. No group has done more to bring the island’s verdant culture to Bay Area stages in recent years than La Mixta ...

Friday, June 16

Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, June 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics into the 21st century with jaw-dropping displays of strength, balance and dexterity. While founded in ...

Saturday, June 17

2017 North Beach Festival | Saturday
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2017 North Beach Festival | Saturday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2017 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous ...

M.A.K.U SoundSystem’s Cumbia Grooves & Jazz | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
M.A.K.U SoundSystem's Cumbia Grooves & Jazz | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Founded in New York City seven years ago by Colombian-born guitarist/percussionist Camilo Rodriguez, M.A.K.U SoundSystem is an eight-piece band that distills cumbia grooves and jazz improvisation, punk energy, psychedelia and folkloric Colombian cadences into a dance-floor shaking sound. The self-described “immigrant band” is drawn mostly from ...

Sunday, June 18

2017 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2017 North Beach Festival | Sunday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2017 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous ...

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

“Circus Bella” Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Circus Bella, San Francisco’s favorite one-ring circus, returns with an entirely new production conceived and directed by Bella-founder Abigail Munn and Artistic Director Joel Baker, with the talents of Juggling Director, Judy Finelli. Set to original music by the ingenious composer/accordionist Rob Reich, who leads the ...

Saturday, June 24

2017 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
Saturday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2017 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | 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 – ...

“Circus Bella” Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, June 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Circus Bella, San Francisco’s favorite one-ring circus, returns with an entirely new production conceived and directed by Bella-founder Abigail Munn and Artistic Director Joel Baker, with the talents of Juggling Director, Judy Finelli. Set to original music by the ingenious composer/accordionist Rob Reich, who leads the ...

Sunday, June 25

2017 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 25 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2017 San Francisco Pride Parade
The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza. 2017 San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Market Street, San Francisco FREE Forty-six ...
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 – ...

Stern Grove Festival 2017 Kick-Off Concert: Kool & The Gang | SF
Sunday, June 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2017 Kick-Off Concert: Kool & The Gang | SF
Disco/Funk/R&B legends Kool & The Gang will kick off the Stern Grove Festival’s 80th Season of admission-free concerts on June 25, 2017 in San Francisco’s Sigmund Stern Grove. Local artist Quinn DeVeaux opens the show. The opening day concert will take place at 2:00 p.m.at Sigmund ...

Thursday, June 29

The Jamming Nachos Rock n’ Roll Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 29 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
The Jamming Nachos Rock n' Roll Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Young, energized and politically conscious, The Jamming Nachos are a hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll band straight outta Oakland. Launched as a family combo in 2011 by the siblings Rioz (vocals/guitar), Messiah (guitar/keyboards) and Rey Aceves (bass), the group took shape when they added powerhouse lead ...

Friday, June 30

Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, June 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens
In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the humble cajón, a simple wooden box usually played by a ...