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Sunday, May 28

Free Play Arcade Game & Pinball: All-Day Sundays at Coin-Op | SoMa
Sunday, May 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Free Play Arcade Game & Pinball: All-Day Sundays at Coin-Op | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

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 …

“Art Practice Makes Art Pervert” Solo Drawing Exhibit | SF
Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for Sex and Culture

Art Practice Makes Art Pervert is a solo exhibition by Bay Area-based artist Dorian Katz curated by Dorothy R. Santos. Her drawing series 120 Days of Sodomy appropriates the Marquis de Sade’s book title 120 Days of Sodom.
While Katz’ non-human beings don recognizable human characteristics, …

Funny Fest Friday Night Fights Comedy Show | SF
Friday, June 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Funny Fest Friday Night Fights Comedy Show | SF

Have a laugh every first Friday of each month, beginning April 7th through July 7th at Brainwash with the Funny Fest Night Fights. Funny Fest Friday Night Fights Comedy Show Every 1st Friday | 6:30 to 8:30 pm Brainwash Cafe, 1122 Folsom Street, SF FREE

Last Blue Couch in the Sky: Free Dance/Theater Journey | SF
Friday, June 2 – 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 …

Saturday, June 3

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

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 …

Tuesday, June 6

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, June 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, June 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...

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

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, June 7 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, June 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...

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 …

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, June 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

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 …

Sci-Fi Noir Art Show: Night Of Popster Art & Soundscapes | SF
Friday, June 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heron Arts
Sci-Fi Noir Art Show: Night Of Popster Art & Soundscapes | SF

Join Patreon, Time Beards and Heron Arts for a night of pop poster art and soundscapes inspired by sci-fi, with a nod to film noir.
Over thirty participating artists will fill the walls of Heron Arts for one night only to share their interpretations of dystopian …

The “D*ck Picks” Art Show | SF
Friday, June 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 advance, $20 at the door
| SOMArts Cultural Center
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You might remember reading about their hall of unsolicited d*ck pics last spring. Everyone from VICE to Playboy to Ms. Magazine took notice of their unconventional resistance to this lewd act of sexual harassment. So they’re taking the show on tour – First Stop: SF.
Join …

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

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 …

Monday, June 12

Witches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF
Monday, June 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
| Black Hammer Brewing
Witches' Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF

Witches’ Brew is a monthly comedy show featuring the best witchy comics in the Bay and beyond. 7:30 pm Doors/ 8 pm Show Hosted by Aviva Siegel & Allison Mick.

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.

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, June 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Wednesday, June 14

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “47 Meters Down” | AMC Metreon
Wednesday, June 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Metreon 16
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “47 Meters Down,” a brand new thriller/horror film starring Mandy Moore.
Free Film Screening: 47 Meters Down
June 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm
AMC Metreon 16 (SF)
RSVP code: wsCtx09957

Tickets available through https://www.gofobo.com/rsvp
Tickets are free, but subject to availability.
Depending on demand, passes …