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Friday, April 3

POSTPONED: “Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, April 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
POSTPONED: "Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. Monthly

CANCELED: Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
CANCELED: Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, April 3 – 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 ...Monthly

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, April 3 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 cover
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...Monthly

Saturday, April 4

POSTPONED: 2020 Cambodian Khmer New Year Festival | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted and an RSVP is requested.
| Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
POSTPONED: 2020 Cambodian Khmer New Year Festival | Oakland
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. Join the Oakland’s 9th Annual Khmer Cambodian New Year Celebration. The Khmer community, friends, and allies of Oakland gather to celebrate the national Khmer holiday in an all-day celebration filled with traditional live music, food, dance ...

Sunday, April 5

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 5 – 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 8

Tiny Dorm Free Concert “Voice, Piano & Bass”
Wednesday, April 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Tiny Dorm Free Concert "Voice, Piano & Bass"
On April 8, 2020 at 5 pm, Watch the live stream either on SFCM’s YouTube account or the Tiny Dorm webpage. Performances are 20-25 minutes, with a brief—or shall we say, tiny—intermission before the next act begins.
The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The Second Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Saturday, April 11

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Sunday, April 12

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 12 – 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

Thursday, April 16

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 ...Monthly

Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF
Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF

Bay Area residents and visitors are invited to sip, shop and snack their way through the Bay’s favorite food hall and marketplace during Ferry Building Third Thursdays every third Thursday of the month from 6 – 9 pm. The rotating lineup of performances will include ...Monthly

Saturday, April 18

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

Sunday, April 19

“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

CANCELED: Bedtime Stories: A New Kind of Storytelling | SF
CANCELED: Bedtime Stories: A New Kind of Storytelling | SF

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Friday, April 24

CANCELED: 2020 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off | April 24 – May 3
Friday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| All Over the Bay Area
CANCELED: 2020 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off | April 24 - May 3

UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. You may still check the website to see if  there are any artists and organizations will offer a virtual event.  Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 22nd anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, ...

Win Tix: CANCELED: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “The Rocky Horror Show” | SF
Friday, April 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Geary Theater (ACT)
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. On a dark and stormy night, Brad and Janet get a flat tire… So begins our party at The Geary Theater. Sam Pinkleton, Tony Award-nominated director-choreographer (Soft Power and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) reimagines ...

Sunday, April 26

“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

Wednesday, April 29

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, April 29 – 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 ...Monthly

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

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, May 1 – 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 ...Monthly

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, May 1 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 cover
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...Monthly

Saturday, May 2

CANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
CANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. 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’ ...

Sunday, May 3

CANCELED: 2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| All Over the Bay Area
CANCELED: 2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day

UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. You may still check the website to see if  there are any artists and organizations will offer a virtual event.  Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 22nd anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, ...

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, May 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 3 – 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

Saturday, May 9

2020 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Civic Center
2020 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Civic Center. Produced the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival ...
2020 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Union Square Park
2020 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is back and it’s going to be tastier than ever. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture through food, music, performances and fun workshops. You can see elected officials, ...