Home » Archive by Category

Live Music

Thursday, April 2

POSTPONED: 2020 Stern Grove Festival Announcement | April 2nd
Thursday, April 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
POSTPONED: 2020 Stern Grove Festival Announcement | April 2nd
UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this season announcement has been postponed for 2020. A new date will be announced so please check their website for updates. Stern Grove Festival’s 82nd Season of free concerts will run every Sunday from June 14 through August 16, 2020. Look for ...
CANCELED: SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, April 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westwood
CANCELED: SF's Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood

Due to the Shelter in Place order, Westwood is temporarily closed until April 7. Please check Instagram on updates. Enjoy wild times at SF’s premier country music bar with $5 Happy Hour specials on delicious shareable plates and live country music every Thursday. Live Music Thursdays ...Every Thursday

“Baysia” Virtual Festival (April 2-4): DJs, Poetry & Cooking Classes
Thursday, April 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP for Zoom Link
"Baysia" Virtual Festival (April 2-4): DJs, Poetry & Cooking Classes

Join us online April 2-4 for a three-night exclusive sneak peek at of the Bay Area’s kreative voices in conversation. Featuring live music, poetry readings, a community open mic, and more. Baysia was originally scheduled to take place March 19-28, but has been postponed with ...

Friday, April 3

CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

POSTPONED: “Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, April 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
POSTPONED: "Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. Monthly

“Baysia” Virtual Festival: Poetry Night
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP for Zoom Link
"Baysia" Virtual Festival: Poetry Night

Join us online April 2-4 for a three-night exclusive sneak peek at of the Bay Area’s kreative voices in conversation. Featuring live music, poetry readings, a community open mic, and more. Baysia was originally scheduled to take place March 19-28, but has been postponed with ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, April 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown
Friday, April 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated
| The Uptown Nightclub
Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party Every First Friday | 7:30 pm to 9 pm (Dance Party at 9 pm) The Uptown, 1928 ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, April 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Saturday, April 4

“Ox & Tiger” Filipino/Japanese Pop-Up Virtual Cooking Class
Saturday, April 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP for Zoom Link
"Ox & Tiger" Filipino/Japanese Pop-Up Virtual Cooking Class

Join us online April 2-4 for a three-night exclusive sneak peek at of the Bay Area’s kreative voices in conversation. Featuring live music, poetry readings, a community open mic, and more. Baysia was originally scheduled to take place March 19-28, but has been postponed with ...

CANCELED: Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, April 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
CANCELED: Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Sunday, April 5

CANCELED: Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon & After-Party | 2020
Sunday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch and listen to music. There's a fee to race, of course.
| Golden Gate Park
CANCELED: Rock 'n' Roll San Francisco Half Marathon & After-Party | 2020
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, April 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, April 6

Jazz Search West 2020: Semi-Finals | Berkeley
Monday, April 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Plymouth Jazz & Justice Church
Jazz Search West 2020: Semi-Finals | Berkeley

Jazz Search West 2020, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer five competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during February, March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2020. ...

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, April 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...Monthly

Wednesday, April 8

Tiny Dorm Free Concert “Voice, Piano & Bass”
Wednesday, April 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Tiny Dorm Free Concert "Voice, Piano & Bass"
On April 8, 2020 at 5 pm, Watch the live stream either on SFCM’s YouTube account or the Tiny Dorm webpage. Performances are 20-25 minutes, with a brief—or shall we say, tiny—intermission before the next act begins.

Thursday, April 9

SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, April 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westwood
SF's Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood

Due to the Shelter in Place order, Westwood is temporarily closed until April 7. Please check Instagram on updates. Enjoy wild times at SF’s premier country music bar with $5 Happy Hour specials on delicious shareable plates and live country music every Thursday. Live Music Thursdays ...Every Thursday

CANCELED: Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, April 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
CANCELED: Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Friday, April 10

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, April 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...Monthly

CANCELED: San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2020
Friday, April 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
CANCELED: San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2020

Please note, in response to the COVID-19, events are canceled for the time being. Thank you. The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday ...Monthly

Saturday, April 11

CANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11-12 & 18-19 | Japantown
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
CANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11-12 & 18-19 | Japantown

Due to coronavirus concerns this event has been canceled for 2020. Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

Sunday, April 12

CANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival on Easter Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
CANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival on Easter Sunday | Japantown

Due to coronavirus concerns this event has been canceled for 2020. Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Wednesday, April 15

Dave Rocha Jazz Performance | Mountain View
Wednesday, April 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Dave Rocha Jazz Performance | Mountain View
Join us for a swingin’ night of jazz at the Library with renowned trumpeter Dave Rocha. Dave’s trio will perform an hour-long set of jazz standards, bebop, and original tunes showcasing his virtuosity on both the trumpet and flugelhorn. Dave Rocha has been performing with his ...

Thursday, April 16

11th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose
Thursday, April 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 after 5pm; free to SJMA members; galleries open until 9 pm.
| San Jose Museum of Art
11th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose
Every spring, SJMA and Poetry Center San José invite Bay Area poets to create new work inspired by the art on view at the Museum. On this special evening, hear them read their poems amidst the art in the galleries. 11th Annual Poetry Reading Thursday April 16, 2020 ...
SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, April 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westwood
SF's Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood

Due to the Shelter in Place order, Westwood is temporarily closed until April 7. Please check Instagram on updates. Enjoy wild times at SF’s premier country music bar with $5 Happy Hour specials on delicious shareable plates and live country music every Thursday. Live Music Thursdays ...Every Thursday

Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF
Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF

Bay Area residents and visitors are invited to sip, shop and snack their way through the Bay’s favorite food hall and marketplace during Ferry Building Third Thursdays every third Thursday of the month from 6 – 9 pm. The rotating lineup of performances will include ...Monthly

Friday, April 17

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...Monthly