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“CAAMFest: Directions in Sound” Free Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Concert (SF)

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens | Mission St. & 3rd St., San Francisco, CA

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CAAMFest returns to the SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Heritage District for a renewed collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

CAAMFest: Directions in Sound
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens | Mission St. & 3rd St., SF
FREE

Featuring a dynamic music program showcasing emerging and established musicians making an impact on the Asian American cultural landscape, Directions in Sound is a partnership with the Center for Asian American Media that ties into the concurrent CAAM Film Festival May 9-19.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2024

May 4 – November 2, 2024
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF
FREE

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

2024 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Programming Highlights

All events are free and take place outdoors in Yerba Buena Gardens, off Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, and the Yerba Buena Children’s Garden located at Howard & Fourth Street.

APRIL 2024 – Pre Festival Events

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SEPTEMBER 2024

OCTOBER 2024

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Kids & Families, Live Music, Outdoors, San Francisco, Sponsored
Address: Mission St. & 3rd St., San Francisco, CA

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9:00 am   Terra Nova Car Show (Pacifica)  FREE
9:30 am   Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)  FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Timed advanced tickets required
9:30 am   Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)  FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Advanced timed tickets required.
10:00 am   Pleasant Hill Art, Wine & Music Festival 2024 (May 18-19)  FREE*
*Free for the whole family! Drinks and Food for purchase!
10:00 am   45th Annual Boogie Campbell’s Music Festival  FREE*
*Admission is free; food, drink and other festival activities have various costs
10:00 am   Free “Int’l Museum Day” at Museum of History Benicia  FREE*
*free
10:00 am   The Himalayan Fair 2024 in Berkeley (May 18-19)  FREE*
*Donations encouraged at the door
10:00 am   SF’s “Secondhand Saturday” 2024 w/ Sunset Mercantile (Every Third Saturday)  FREE*
*Free Admission
11:00 am   Saturday Sonoma County Meetup Volunteer Day to Ban Factory Farms  FREE
11:00 am   Makers Market on the Plaza (Walnut Creek)  FREE
11:00 am   Girl Gang Craft Fair (Oakland)  FREE
11:00 am   3rd Annual Indonesian Bazaar (Fort Mason)  $20
11:00 am   Lafayette Rotary’s Great Musicians Festival at the Res  FREE*
*Not specified
11:00 am   Badarikashrama’s 40th Anniversary w/ Free Food (San Leandro)  FREE
11:00 am   Oakland Greek Festival 2024 (May 17-19)  $5
11:00 am   Bencia Historic Sightseeing Cruises (May 18-19)  $30*
*$30/Adults and $25/Youth (5-17).4 and Under is free.
11:00 am   SF World Naked Bike Rides 2024 (Bay2Breakers Weekender)  FREE*
*A Big Smile Guarantees Your Freedom to Roll With Us!
12:00 pm   2024 Ocean Avenue Car Show (SF)  FREE
12:00 pm   Live Chalk Art Festival (City Center Bishop Ranch)  FREE
12:00 pm   SF’s Filipino “Tagalog Fest” at Kapwa Gardens (2024)  FREE
12:00 pm   Cal Shakes Community Picnic (Orinda)  $5*
*Tickets for this event are Pay What You Can. The suggestion minimum donation is $5 per person. You will have the opportunity to indicate the size of your group on the order form.
12:00 pm   SF’s “Ube Festival” Returns  $5*
*Timed entry tickets start at 5pm
12:00 pm   3rd Annual “Camp For Grown Folx” Community Festival w/ Bull Riding &Hatchet Throwing (Oakland)  $30*
*Early bird tickets available until the end of March!
12:00 pm   Hawker Market w/ Sucka Flea at SF’s Independence High  FREE
12:00 pm   Growing Together Day 2024 at Candlestick Park (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   7th Annual “Oaklash” Drag & Queer Festival in Old Oakland (2024)  $20*
*$20 Suggested Donation • NOTAFLOF
1:00 pm   Spring Flower Festival at The Academy (SF)  $25*
*General Admission: USD 25.00
1:00 pm   The Bay’s Huge “626 Night Market” w/ 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls (May 17-19)  $5*
*$5 online or cash at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $15. Most vendors accept cash only and ATMs are available.
1:00 pm   2-for-1 Distillery Tour & Whiskey Tasting at Tripp Distillery (Pacifica)  $9*
*Distillery Tour and tastings for two $9 (normally $18)
1:30 pm   “Ralph Chessé: A San Francisco Century” Epic Puppet Celebration (SF Main Library)  FREE
2:00 pm   8th Annual Street Soccer USA Cup (SF)  FREE
2:00 pm   Learn to Grow Cannabis in the Garden w/ Free Cannabis Seeds (Redwood City)  $15*
*Mention SF Fun Cheap and you get a free packet of cannabis seeds from Grow It From Home! Exclusive to SF Fun Cheap.
2:00 pm   Wine Tasting & Poetry Event (SF)  FREE*
*This is a FREE event, RSVP here - https://www.hopelivesartforals.net/events Paid street parking and lots on 7th and 8th Avenues.
2:00 pm   San Francisco Boys Chorus Spring Concert “Heavenly Voices”  $30*
*General Admission: USD 30.00, Rear Orchestra: USD 42.00, Front Orchestra: USD 52.00
2:00 pm   Boxing “Fury vs Usyk” at Question Mark Bar  FREE*
*Free lapel pin for mentioning you came via Funcheap.
2:00 pm   Golden State Valkyries Block Party: SF’s New WNBA Team (Thrive City)  FREE*
*RSVP Required. First come first served. RSVPs open 5/15/24 at 10am
2:00 pm   AAPI Month: Free Outdoor Polynesian Dance at Salesforce Park (SF)  FREE*
*Free and open to the public
3:00 pm   Precita Eyes “Open Studio + Mural Celebration” in The Mission (SF)  FREE
3:30 pm   “Not a Genuine Black Man” at The Marsh (SF)  $25*
*$25-$100
4:00 pm   “Town Life” Ecofutures Festival in West Oakland  FREE
4:00 pm   J.S. Bach: St. John Passion  $40*
*General Admission: USD 40.00, Senior Admission: USD 35.00, Student: USD 15.00
4:00 pm   $25 Tix: “Unscripted” Lauren Graham Live at the Curran Theater (SF)  $25*
*Get up to 30% Off Tickets (Usually $36 all in) w/ secret code FUNCHEAP
4:00 pm   J.S. Bach: St. John Passion (Berkeley)  $40*
*General Admission: USD 40.00, Senior Admission: USD 35.00, Student: USD 15.00
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*$0-$100, $10 recommended but not expected
5:00 pm   Live in The Laurel: “Make No Bones” Free All Ages Concert & Backyard Party (Oakland)  FREE*
*Free
5:00 pm   SF’s “Black to Africa” Weekend: Art Show & Performance (May 17-19)  $5
5:00 pm   Artist Minnie Phan Launches Her Children’s Picture Book “Simone”  FREE*
*This is a free event, but you must pre-register on Eventbrite or call the store to ensure seating.
5:00 pm   Matinee SF  $30
5:00 pm   “Salsa in the Streets 2024” SF Summer Block Party  FREE
5:30 pm   Delta Wires: High-Energy Harmonica & Horns Blues (Livermore)  $15
6:00 pm   Free Film Screening “Tukdam: Between Worlds” + Discussion w/ Filmmaker (Berkeley)  FREE*
*Donations welcome
6:00 pm   Adrian West Band (Davis)  FREE
6:00 pm   1974 Afro-Futurist Film “Space is the Place” Set in Oakland  FREE
7:00 pm   FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
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*12 and under free (accompanied by an adult)
7:00 pm   “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)  FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
7:00 pm   ‘Words That Made the Difference’ Brown v. Board of Education 70th Anniversary (Oakland)  FREE*
*Free with reservation.
7:00 pm   Free Cconert Bach, Brahms & More (SF)  FREE
7:00 pm   Vaklush Documentary Screening (SF)  $15
7:00 pm   San Francisco POC Comedy Night (Fridays & Saturdays)  FREE*
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7:00 pm   SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Saturday)  FREE*
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7:30 pm   City Arts and Lectures: Amy Tan In conversation with John Muir Laws (SF)  $49*
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8:00 pm   1974 A.D. Legendary Nepali Band (The UC Theatre)  $60
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*Pay what you can FREE - $40.
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10:00 pm   “Drunk Theatre” SF’s Wildest Comedy Show (May 2024)  $20*
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10:30 pm   No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)  FREE*
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