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Tuesday, April 30

Jazz Search West 2019: Grand Finale | Oakland
Tuesday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Jazz Search West 2019: Grand Finale | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2019, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2019 during which 16 ...

Friday, May 3

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, May 3 – 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 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

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, May 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, May 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, May 4

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 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
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 5

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, May 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

Monday, May 6

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

Friday, May 10

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

Saturday, May 11

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, May 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, May 12

Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center
Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center

Danville Sunday Market started out by wanting a place where all downtown Danville merchants can put their sale items out for the public in one common place and make it a fun event. Now it is a place for local merchants, artists, vendors etc come ...Monthly

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, May 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...Monthly

Friday, May 17

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, May 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, May 18

18th Annual Arroyo Charity Car Show | San Lorenzo
Saturday, May 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 spectators, and $30 for car show particiants
| Arroyo High School (San Lorenzo)
18th Annual Arroyo Charity Car Show | San Lorenzo
Come to a day of fun and enjoy hundreds of classic and custom cars, street rods, tricked out trucks, muscle cars, vintage cars, low riders, motorcycles, bicycles, and more 18th Annual Arroyo Charity Car Show. There will be live music, vendors, food, contest, and more!!! ...

Sunday, May 26

Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Sunday, June 2

Italian Symphony, Song & Dance in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Italian Symphony, Song & Dance in the Park  | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Saturday, June 8

12th Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival | SF
Saturday, June 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
12th Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival | SF

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Sunday, June 9

12th Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival | SF
Sunday, June 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
12th Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival | SF

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Sunday, June 16

Free Music & Dance of Scotland | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Music & Dance of Scotland  | Golden Gate Park
Music and Dance of Scotland in the Park with the Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers

Saturday, June 29

SF Dyke March & Rally 2019 | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
SF Dyke March & Rally 2019 | Dolores Park
Join  the rally at Dolores Park and then a march through Castro Street back to Dolores Park. Enjoy the speeches, camaraderie, and the music of our many talented artists who will perform on the day. The San Francisco Dyke March is an annual rally and march ...

Thursday, July 4

Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Thursday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Patriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
The Golden Gate Park Band plays free Sunday concerts all summer long, but the band always takes the time to commemorate our country’s birthday with a special show featuring patriotic and American music.

Sunday, July 14

“French Music” Symphony Sunday in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, July 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
"French Music" Symphony Sunday in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Sunday, July 28

“The Magic of Disney & Pixar” Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
"The Magic of Disney & Pixar" Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Enjoy a lovely afternoon in the park listening to your favorite Disney and Pixar hits performed by the Golden Gate Park Band.  

Sunday, August 4

Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF’s Firefighters | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF's Firefighters | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Sunday, August 11

Free Symphony in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Sunday, August 18

St. Stevens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
St. Stevens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Saturday, August 24

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

Sunday, August 25

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Sunday, September 1

Free Labor Day Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Labor Day Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...