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Sunday, May 28

Fusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, May 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Fusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live

Separately, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have extensive, multi-faceted careers as musicians. Together they play provocative, complex compositions – music that tears down stylistic walls and refuses to be compartmentalized – echoes of jazz, rock, folk, avant-garde, and world music – something …

Wednesday, May 31

Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, May 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | 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.
Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin’ rhythm, wailing improvisations, …

Win Tix: Pop-Up Magazine: Live at the Curran | SF
Wednesday, May 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Curran

Two nights of true stories, documentary films, photography, and radio from some of our favorite writers, performers, and musicians.
> Get Tickets – $45
Unrecorded, live onstage at SF’s historic Curran theater. You have to be there to see it. “A Sensation” – The New York Times.

Sunday, June 4

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 …

Saturday, June 10

Spring India Day Festival 2017 | Union Square
Saturday, June 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Spring India Day Festival 2017 | Union Square

Spring India Day 2017 will showcase Indian history, its rich culture, cuisine, fashion, entertainment and tourism in Union Square in San Francisco from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
The event will feature Indian traditional dance and bhangra performances, live music and more.
2017 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SoMA
Wednesday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Bartlett Hall
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SoMA

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...

Sunday, June 25

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, …

Sunday, July 9

Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square

Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its tenth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival …

Wednesday, July 12

Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 12 – 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 …

Saturday, July 15

Film Night in the Park: “Beauty and the Beast” | Union Square
Saturday, July 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Union Square Park
Film Night in the Park:

The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF) produces the popular Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series. The 2017 season includes three films in Dolores Park, two in Union Square and one in Washington Square Park. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings ...

Sunday, July 16

Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square

Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its tenth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival …

Wednesday, July 19

Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, July 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | 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.
The B Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that serves up a hearty stew of …

Sunday, July 23

Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square

Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its tenth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival …

Wednesday, July 26

Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square

Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has worked at the creative edge of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene since the 1970s, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco is an invaluable proving ground for stellar young …

Wednesday, August 2

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 2 – 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, August 16

Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 16 – 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 …

Wednesday, August 30

Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Wednesday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | 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.
Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG …

Saturday, September 9

Film Night in the Park: “The Graduate” | Union Square
Saturday, September 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Union Square Park
Film Night in the Park:

The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF) produces the popular Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series. The 2017 season includes three films in Dolores Park, two in Union Square and one in Washington Square Park. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings ...

Sunday, September 10

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 10 – 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, September 20

Swing in the Square: Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra | Union Square
Wednesday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra | 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.
With a uniquely modern take on retro Americana genres including blues, swing, rock, and soul, …