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Wednesday, May 27

Pop-Up Magazine’s Spring Issue “At Home”: Stories, Music, Animation, Art and More
Wednesday, May 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Pop-Up Magazine's Spring Issue "At Home": Stories, Music, Animation, Art and More
They are back! And this time, they are bringing the show to you. Join us for the all-new Spring Issue: At Home featuring true, never-before-told stories paired with an original score, art, animation, and more. Spring Issue: At Home premieres for free on May 27 at ...

Thursday, May 28

POSTPONED: SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, May 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westwood
POSTPONED: 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

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, May 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

Speechless Live(stream) Featuring Freestyle Love Supreme
Thursday, May 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Show (live access)
Speechless Live(stream) Featuring Freestyle Love Supreme
Funny people present fake slide shows! Freestyle Love Supreme Edition! Speechless improvised presentation comedy meets Broadway as some of the most talented folks from “Freestyle Love Supreme, Hamilton” & other amazing special guests attempt Powerpoints with slides they’ve never seen! ONLY $5– Profits to benefit Brooklyn ...

Friday, May 29

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Online Concert Broadcast + Q&A w/ The Bernal Hill Players
Friday, May 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to receive broadcast link
| Online
Online Concert Broadcast + Q&A w/ The Bernal Hill Players
Join us for a free, online concert featuring the Bernal Hill Players, a San Francisco-based, eclectic chamber ensemble that plays classical and contemporary music from around the world. The group will present music for flute, voice, and piano. Following the short concert, ask the artists questions ...
Virtual Watch Party with SF Orchestra One Found Sound
Friday, May 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
Virtual Watch Party with SF Orchestra One Found Sound
One Found Sound, the San Francisco-based conductorless chamber orchestra, announces a special digital performance of Frederic Rzewski’s “Coming Together” on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm PDT on Facebook Live and YouTube. The democratic, conductorless orchestra continues to move into the virtual performance arena with ...
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, May 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert
Friday, May 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert

We love what locals are doing in Alameda. Please be advised. We are letting you know about a hyper-local neighborhood community event. If you do not live within walking distance of the event, please do not attend. If you love it too, consider starting this ...Every Friday

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Friday, May 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Doors open at 7:30 pm
| Shapeshifters Cinema
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

5/29 Lineup: Natural Formulas: Films by Karissa Hahn and Andrew Kim Presented in association with BAMPFA Los Angeles-based filmmakers Andrew Kim and Karissa Hahn present recent solo and collaborative moving image work. Kim’s 16mm films explore the limitations of the medium and the abilities of human perception, celebrating ...Monthly

Patch Pulse: Virtual Concert with Lealani & Brin
Friday, May 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation is encouraged.
Patch Pulse: Virtual Concert with Lealani & Brin
Tune in to Patch Pulse, a new series of live-streamed A/V performances spotlighting experimental multimedia artists Lealani and Brin. Patch Pulse presents a night of audiovisual collaborations by multimedia artists. On May 29, tune in for special live performances by button smashing pop songstress Lealani ...

Saturday, May 30

Virtual Celebration API Heritage Month “Our HeART-filed Heritage”
Saturday, May 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Virtual Celebration API Heritage Month "Our HeART-filed Heritage"
Join the Virtual Celebration API Heritage month via YouTube Live. Get your fill of traditional arts, cooking demos, and more! We will update our lineup constantly so keep checking our event page! **PARTICIPATING ARTISTS** (as of 5/19/20) Van-Anh Vanessa Vo, Emmy Award-winning Vietnamese musician (https://www.vananhvo.com/) Oakland Tech High School ...
Annual Animal Liberation March & After Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oscar Grant Plaza
Annual Animal Liberation March & After Party | Oakland
Join 1,000+ people on the streets of Oakland for our annual Animal Liberation March as part of the Animal Liberation Conference. As a movement rises across the world, revolutionary social and political change is coming for all animals. Every year, activists from around the globe converge ...
Virtual Music Festival “QuaranPalooza”
Virtual Music Festival "QuaranPalooza"
QuaranPalooza is a live streaming Festival happening on Saturday May 30th from 4 pm to 7 pm.  Confirmed lineup includes Deborah Crooks, Dawn Ellerbeck-Roorda, Cello Joe, Nathan Jones, Lisa Graciano, Genie Love, and John Rybak. We’ll all be doing 20-minute sets with some live Zoom interaction/Q ...
SoFA Saturdays: Virtual Visit to San Jose’s Arts & Cultural District
Saturday, May 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
SoFA Saturdays: Virtual Visit to San Jose’s Arts & Cultural District

SoFA Saturdays is a weekly virtual visit to Downtown San Jose’s eclectic arts and cultural district. Experience and engage with dozens of artists, musicians, poets, bars, restaurants, galleries, theaters, and more. Click through various curated channels to find wonderful new interactive events showcasing the talent ...Every Saturday

Sunday, May 31

Stern Grove’s 2020 Virtual Concert Lineup Announced (June 14 – Aug.16)
Sunday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove's 2020 Virtual Concert Lineup Announced (June 14 - Aug.16)

This summer, in place of canceled performances, the Festival is creating Best of the Fest, a virtual video series featuring highlights from the Festival’s vast library of concert footage from the past 13 years. Hosted by TV and radio personality and seasoned emcee Liam Mayclem, ...Every Sunday

SF’s Punk/Metal Flea Market | DNA Lounge
Sunday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge
SF's Punk/Metal Flea Market | DNA Lounge
Come and join an event where all the punks, metalheads or just someone who likes the culture gather under one roof, bringing the Bay Area scene together to have a platform for artist to sell their products. They will be bringing you Records, Comic Books, Zines, ...
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley
Sunday, May 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley

Enjoy the afternoon every last Sunday of each month and listen for a free acoustic music in the square. Acoustic Music in the Square Last Sunday of each Month | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. & Sanchez St, San ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 31 – 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, June 1

Virtual Field Day Performathon (Annual Music Extravaganza)
Monday, June 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Virtual Field Day Performathon (Annual Music Extravaganza)
Field Day is Community Music Center’s annual extravaganza of music and community with a school-wide Performathon, raising money for music scholarships and tuition assistance and celebrating our visionary founder Gertrude Field. Virtual Field Day is a new frontier, as the show must go on…line! Instead ...
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Free Online Concert
Monday, June 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Live Streaming for FREE
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Free Online Concert
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s (LCCE) 2019-2020 Season culminates with Sheltering Music, a uniquely curated concert of solos and duets by Ensemble musicians that can be practiced and performed in the shelter of one’s home. The performance will be streamed live on Monday, June 1 at ...
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, June 1 – 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

Thursday, June 4

POSTPONED: SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, June 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westwood
POSTPONED: 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

Friday, June 5

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and drop-in craft activities. Visit the Museum for free all-day. Catch up with friends in Abbott Square and grab a bite to eat from one of your favorite ...Monthly

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | June 5-7
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | June 5-7

Everything tastes better at night. Bring family and friends to eat all your favorite snacks at the 9th season of 626 Night Market (Previously called NorCal Night Market). Inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, this iconic Californian festival named after the 626 ...

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

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert
Friday, June 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert

We love what locals are doing in Alameda. Please be advised. We are letting you know about a hyper-local neighborhood community event. If you do not live within walking distance of the event, please do not attend. If you love it too, consider starting this ...Every Friday

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, June 5 – 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, June 5 – 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, June 5 – 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