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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. ...

Friday, May 1

“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

Saturday, May 2

2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an amazing all day outdoor festival. Family friendly, fun for all ages celebration of Mexican and Latino culture. A full day of music, vendor booths, kids’ zone, and special entertainment. 16th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday, May 2, ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 2 – 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
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Sunday, May 3

2020 How Weird Street Faire: 10 Stages of World-Class Electronic Music | SoMa
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: $11.11*
*$11.11 Early Bird Presale Magic Pass - $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
| Howard & Main (SoMa)
2020 How Weird Street Faire: 10 Stages of World-Class Electronic Music | SoMa
Join as the tribes once again celebrate peace, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness. There will be dancing in the streets at 10 stages of world-class electronic music, spectacular performances, fantastic ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, May 3 – 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

Monday, May 4

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 4 – 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

Friday, May 8

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, May 8 – 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

Saturday, May 9

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 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

Thursday, May 14

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, May 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie 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. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly

Saturday, May 23

San Francisco Carnaval 2020 | Mission
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval 2020 | Mission

The 42nd San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District. 42nd Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade – Festival: May 23, 2020 | 10 am to 6 pm – ...

The Bay’s Huge “626 Night Market” is Back for 2020 | May 23-25
The Bay's Huge "626 Night Market" is Back for 2020 | May 23-25

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 ...

Sunday, May 24

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
Sunday, May 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
On May 24th, 2020 at 9:30 am, the 2020 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street, travels west onto Mission Street, then on Mission Street travels north to 15th Street. Watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of ...
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Memorial Weekend
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Memorial Weekend

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 ...

Monday, May 25

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Memorial Day
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Memorial Day

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 ...

Friday, May 29

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

Friday, June 5

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 ...

Saturday, June 6

NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton
NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton

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 ...

Sunday, June 7

NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton
NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton

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 ...

Friday, June 12

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, June 12 – 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

Thursday, June 18

Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, June 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward

The 2020 Downtown Hayward Street Party will be a hit with everyone on June 18, July 16, and August 20. Enjoy live bands, street entertainers, and kids’ rides. There will be lots of fun for the whole family.

Thursday, July 16

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, July 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2020 Downtown Hayward Street Party will be a hit with everyone on June 18, July 16, and August 20. Enjoy live bands, street entertainers, and kids’ rides. There will be lots of fun for the whole family.

Friday, July 31

The Bay’s Huge “626 Night Market” w/ 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | July 31-Aug. 2
The Bay's Huge "626 Night Market" w/ 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | July 31-Aug. 2

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 ...

Saturday, August 1

NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton
NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton

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 ...

Sunday, August 2

NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Final Day
NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Final Day

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 ...

Thursday, August 20

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Hayward
Thursday, August 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Hayward

The 2020 Downtown Hayward Street Party will be a hit with everyone on June 18, July 16, and August 20. Enjoy live bands, street entertainers, and kids’ rides. There will be lots of fun for the whole family.

Sunday, October 25

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2020 | SF
Sunday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2020 | SF

San Francisco’s largest community picnic, the Presidio Picnic, will return for its much-anticipated ninth season beginning Sunday, March 29 and running through October 25, from 11 am – 4 pm. The weekly picnic combines the best of the international food scene with the best of ...Every Sunday