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Wednesday, June 20

Dance Lesson with Dana DeSimone: Andre Thierry (Zydeco) | Union Square Live 2018
Wednesday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dance Lesson with Dana DeSimone: Andre Thierry (Zydeco) | Union Square Live 2018
Andre Thierry, a name highly regarded amongst industry figures and fans throughout the music scene. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although ...
Win Tix: “Soft Power” Groundbreaking New Comedy/Musical | Curran Soft Power is the groundbreaking first-time time collaboration between Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Flower Drum Song) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), As original as it is topical, Soft Power rewinds our recent political history and plays it back through a Chinese ...

Thursday, June 21

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Underground Speakeasy & Pride Happy Hour at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop | North Beach
Underground Speakeasy & Pride Happy Hour at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop | North Beach

Join The Speakeasy SF for a pre-show celebration of Pride Month in partnership with Goorin Bros. The Goorins have graciously opened their doors to a hidden speakeasy (yes a real former speakeasy) that lives underneath their shop. RSVP on Facebook – free entry, but priority ...

StorySlam’s “Awkward” Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland
Thursday, June 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20. It may be standing room only inside.
| Sweet Bar Bakery
StorySlam's "Awkward" Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland
This month’s theme is: “Awkward”. Everyone has had an awkward or embarrassing moment, and some are so epic, that they turn into stories.

Friday, June 22

Underground Speakeasy & Pride Happy Hour | North Beach
Underground Speakeasy & Pride Happy Hour | North Beach

Join The Speakeasy SF for a pre-show celebration of Pride Month in partnership with Goorin Bros. The Goorins have graciously opened their doors to a hidden speakeasy (yes a real former speakeasy) that lives underneath their shop. RSVP on Facebook – free entry, but priority ...

“Dancing Under the Stars”: Bollywood Night | Jack London Square
Friday, June 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
"Dancing Under the Stars": Bollywood Night | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Saturday, June 23

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. In 2018, they celebrate their 10th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Free Redwood Symphony Concert in the Park 2018 Kick Off | Redwood City
Saturday, June 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Free Redwood Symphony Concert  in the Park 2018 Kick Off | Redwood City

For the classical music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent, Redwood City continues its free Classical Music Series performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square from June through September 2018. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, and Bay ...

Win Tix: Hubba Hubba Revue’s Uptown Cabaret | The Uptown Nightclub
Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Uptown Nightclub
Burlesque, live music & more. Hubba Hubba Revue heats up your Saturday night with tantalizing striptease, snazzy cocktails & the skanktastic, NorCal sounds of musical guests, The Tahoes. A mix of irreverent comedy, classic striptease and circus and variety act, the Hubba Hubba Revue is a ...

Sunday, June 24

2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup. 48th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Noon to 6 pm – ...

Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live 2018
Sunday, June 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live 2018
The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always ...

Monday, June 25

Case of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar
Monday, June 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted, based on what you can afford.
| Milk Bar
Case of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar

Bringing you a comedy show on the suckiest day of the week, Case of the Mondays features SF’s top comedians determined to de-suck your Monday. They’ll distract you from the pile of emails you haven’t read, the stale coffee you drank at 3 pm, and ...

Wednesday, June 27

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live 2018
Wednesday, June 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live 2018
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Friday, June 29

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Friday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. In 2018, they celebrate their 10th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Bachata, Salsa & Merengue | Jack London Square
Friday, June 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
"Dancing Under the Stars" Bachata, Salsa & Merengue | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Saturday, June 30

2018 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Saturday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Free tote to the first 500 in attendance.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
2018 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Come discover the “joy of soy” at the 8th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival with live entertainment, a tofu eating contest. 8th Annual Soy & Tofu Festival Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 11 am to 5 pm Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event Center 1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard), ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park Kick Off: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | June 30 – Sept 23
Saturday, June 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park Kick Off: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | June 30 - Sept 23

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Sunday, July 1

2018 Japan Day Festival: GenRyu Arts, Music, Dance, Tea & Art | Japantown
Sunday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Japan Day Festival: GenRyu Arts, Music, Dance, Tea & Art | Japantown
Celebrate the Japanese cultural heritage of Japantown. Enjoy the GenRyu Arts production of Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area. Experience Japanese cultural arts, music and dance. 2018 Japan Day Festival Sunday, July 1, 2018 | 11:30 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and ...
2018 Civic Center Commons Block Party Kick Off | SF
Sunday, July 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Civic Center Commons Block Party Kick Off | SF
The July 1st Block Party will kick-off the series with a special performance by San Francisco’s own Circus Bella at 11:30 am, an interactive exhibit by the designers from NONAPS, free Block Printing Workshops by Jenny Lemons, and more.
Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) | Union Square
Sunday, July 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) | Union Square
Sun July 1: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association If you know tango, get to know Lagrimas Y Sonrisas. The trio offers an astonishing range of emotion, style and sound for your next affair.
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Pleasanton
Sunday, July 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Pleasanton

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Tuesday, July 3

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito
Tuesday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 20th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2018. July 3, 2018 – (Mainstage) Hula Halau O’ Nalau Te Orama + Otea Api- Tahiti Fete 4 pm: Magical Nathaniel, Little Big Top Circus Imagination 5-7 pm: Hula ...

Wednesday, July 4

El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2018

El Cerrito hosts the 20th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2018. July 3, 2018 – (Mainstage) Hula Halau O’ Nalau Te Orama + Otea Api- Tahiti Fete 4 pm: Magical Nathaniel, Little Big Top Circus Imagination 5-7 pm: Hula ...

2018 SF Mime Troupe Season Opening | Dolores Park
Wednesday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
2018 SF Mime Troupe Season Opening | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Classic Country/Honky Tonk Concert: Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Classic Country/Honky Tonk Concert: Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men | Union Square Live
Wed July 4: 6-8pm — Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men (Classic Country/Honky Tonk) Special 4th of July reunion show, one night only on Union Square, San Francisco. b. 17 March 1965, Springfield, Illinois, USA. One of several old-fashioned style honky-tonk musicians to emerge on the US ...

Friday, July 6

“Dancing Under the Stars” Reggae Dancehall & Reggaeton | Jack London Square
Friday, July 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Reggae Dancehall & Reggaeton | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, July 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Saturday, July 7

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Fort Mason
Saturday, July 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Fort Mason

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. In 2018, they celebrate their 10th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...