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Friday, April 17

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...Monthly

Saturday, April 18

CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the ...

50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration | Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*General Admission: FREE, Kids Zone: FREE
| Martin Luther King Jr, Civic Center Park
50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration | Berkeley
Join on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at MLK Jr. Civic Plaza next to the Berkeley Farmers’ Market and celebrate this 50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration. Keynote Speakers: Annie Leonard, Greenpeace Martin Bourque, Ecology Center Andres Soto, Communities for a Better Environment Hannah Estrada, Youth vs. the Apocalypse With Performances By: Jennifer Johns, ...
CANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
CANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival | 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 ...

2020 Earth Day Festival | Danville
Saturday, April 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Danville Library
2020 Earth Day Festival | Danville
UPDATE: Yes, this event was confirmed as still happening (as of 3/16 at 12:12 pm). Things may change rapidly, so please check the website to confirm should you choose to go out. This event may be canceled or postponed at any time without any notice. Bring ...
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, April 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, April 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...Monthly

Sunday, April 19

CANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Earth Day Festival | Mission District
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia Street
CANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Earth Day Festival | Mission District
UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. On Sunday, April 19th celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day San Francisco style. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “The Change is coming”. Earth Day Festival | San Francisco Saturday, April 19, 2020 ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...Monthly

POSTPONED: Orinda Olive & Wildlife Festival | 2020
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area
POSTPONED: Orinda Olive & Wildlife Festival | 2020
UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus, the festival has been postponed until Fall 2020 with a date TBD. Come enjoy the beautiful historic ranch, 18-acre nature preserve, and Contra Costa County’s oldest-producing olive grove, rarely open to the public. Join a variety of Earth Day activities for all ...
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, April 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s 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 19 – 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 22

Win Tix: Matt Corby:The Rainbow Valley Tour | August Hall
Wednesday, April 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Multi-platinum-selling musician Matt Corby has been pushing his own boundaries for a decade, embracing a journey of self-discovery that’s seen him wrestle a few pre-conceptions and stare down his share of demons. > Get Tickets – $37.50 The Australian singer-songwriter will visit North America this fall for ...

Thursday, April 23

SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, April 23 – 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

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, April 23 – 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

Friday, April 24

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, April 24 – 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

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 24 – 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

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...Monthly

Saturday, April 25

POSTPONED: Grand Opening Celebration Visitor Center | Concord
Saturday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Concord Visitor Center
POSTPONED: Grand Opening Celebration Visitor Center | Concord
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. Join the Grand Opening Celebration of the Concord Visitor Center on Saturday, April 25th from 12 pm to 4 pm. Tour the Center, view displays from all the new partners and enjoy some light appetizers while ...

Sunday, April 26

POSTPONED: 22nd Annual Glen Park Festival & Street Fair | SF
Sunday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Glen Park
POSTPONED: 22nd Annual Glen Park Festival & Street Fair | SF
UPDATE: Due to Corona Virus concerns, this event has been postponed for 2020. A new date will be announced so please check their website for updates. One of the earliest street fairs of the season takes place in Glen Park with live music, local artists, vendors, ...
2020 Día de Los Libros: Free Books, Music & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque Ninos Unidos
2020 Día de Los Libros: Free Books, Music & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
San Francisco’s Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros: A Celebration of Children & Books is rooted in a longtime Latin American tradition of celebrating children. San Francisco’s first Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros was held in 1999 with the goal of ...
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley
Sunday, April 26 – 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, April 26 – 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

Tuesday, April 28

Jazz Search West 2020: Grand Finale | Oakland
Tuesday, April 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Jazz Search West 2020: Grand Finale | Oakland

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. ...

Wednesday, April 29

Local Sirens Free Concert Series | SF
Wednesday, April 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is 21+.
| El Rio
Local Sirens Free Concert Series | SF
Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) presents Local Sirens, a free music series that features Bay Area women and gender non-conforming performers. Featuring rap duo Jada Imani and Stoney Creation, ethereal rapper-singer Siri Seiko, and DJ La Femme Papi. Come through and check out these Bay Area rising ...

Friday, May 1

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, May 1 – 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

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, May 1 – 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

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, May 1 – 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, May 1 – 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, May 1 – 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