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Thursday, August 11

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, August 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Friday, August 12

The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)
Friday, August 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 adult/$3 youth (5-11)
| 1435 Webster Street, Alameda CA
The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)

It’s a Mini-Menagerie of Oddities & Curiosities, Bizarre Art, and Acrobats! Join us during Webster Street’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll at the al Fresco Dining Park for a Peculiar Pop Up Residency this summer with special performances from SkyHigh Odditorium & other entertainers. The show ...Monthly

“Godspell” The Musical Live in Concord (Aug. 12-13)
"Godspell" The Musical Live in Concord (Aug. 12-13)
Don’t miss out on a two-night production of the ever-popular musical, Godspell. De La Salle High School’s Theatre Company has put a unique black box twist on its first production of the school year; with an inventive, yet static, set and active props. Expect plenty ...

Saturday, August 13

Oakland’s Kinetic Arts “Summer Circus Celebration” (Aug 13-14)
Oakland's Kinetic Arts "Summer Circus Celebration" (Aug 13-14)

Join Kinetic Arts Center (Oakland, CA) as We Celebrate Bay Area Circus Performers, Schools, and Studios this Summer with Two Nights of Circus Acts and Two Days of Circus Training Workshops! Saturday and Sunday, Aug 13 – 14, 2022 During the day, a workshop pass ...

“Blackhawk Block Party” Mini Jazz Music Fest in the Tenderloin (SF)
Saturday, August 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Dodge Place, San Francisco, CA
"Blackhawk Block Party" Mini Jazz Music Fest in the Tenderloin (SF)
Blackhawk Block Party Exploring the legacy of jazz in the Tenderloin A day long mini music festival celebrating the Tenderloin’s storied jazz club. Presented as part of the Tenderloin Museum’s Sound of the Tenderloin live music series Music by: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (3:30pm) SF Recovery Theater ...
SF’s Free “Japan Week” Ozashiki Chamber Music Demo (Japantown)
Saturday, August 13 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Japan Center
SF's Free "Japan Week" Ozashiki Chamber Music Demo (Japantown)

A cultural festival featuring performances, workshops/demonstrations in San Francisco Japantown. Presented by GenRyu Arts in association with East and West Japan Center Mall. Japan Day Festival SUNDAY, August 14, 2022 12:00-4:00pm Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco Japantown (free) Celebrating Japanese cultural arts with live ...

The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)
Saturday, August 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
| Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin
The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)

Enjoy some of the Bay Area’s top comedians in this open air covered patio set on the majestic Oakland waterfront. the Comedy Edge brings you a new diverse lineup of some of the brightest and boldest voices in comedy featuring acts that have ...Every Saturday

Sunday, August 14

Oakland’s Kinetic Arts “Summer Circus Celebration” (Aug 13-14)
Oakland's Kinetic Arts "Summer Circus Celebration" (Aug 13-14)

Join Kinetic Arts Center (Oakland, CA) as We Celebrate Bay Area Circus Performers, Schools, and Studios this Summer with Two Nights of Circus Acts and Two Days of Circus Training Workshops! Saturday and Sunday, Aug 13 – 14, 2022 During the day, a workshop pass ...

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

SF’s “Japan Day 2022” Cultural Festival (Japantown)
Sunday, August 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
SF's "Japan Day 2022" Cultural Festival (Japantown)

A cultural festival featuring performances, workshops/demonstrations in San Francisco Japantown. Presented by GenRyu Arts in association with East and West Japan Center Mall. Japan Day Festival SUNDAY, August 14, 2022 12:00-4:00pm Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco Japantown (free) Celebrating Japanese cultural arts with live ...

Nomadic Press Celebrates Food (SF Main Library)
Sunday, August 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Nomadic Press Celebrates Food (SF Main Library)
Nomadic Press celebrates food with authors Kevin Madrigal Galindo, adrienne danyelle oliver, Roberto F. Santiago, Vernon Keeve III and James Cagney. Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists. Through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic ...

Monday, August 15

ODC Theater Art &Ideas: Choreographing Parenthood (SF)
Monday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| B.Way Theater
ODC Theater Art &Ideas: Choreographing Parenthood (SF)
ODC Home Company RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Director and new mom, Katerina Wong, brings together three Bay Area working artists/ parents to share their experiences. Life is filled with moments to move, choreograph, and improvise – whether it’s decision-making, aligning schedules, balancing jobs, or being flexible to ...
The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Thursday, August 18

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, August 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Saturday, August 20

Hubba Hubba Revue’s “Wild West Burlesque” (DNA Lounge)
Saturday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Limited number of discount tickets available on ticketing page
| DNA Lounge
Hubba Hubba Revue's "Wild West Burlesque" (DNA Lounge)
Saddle-up, Rough Riders! World-famous impresario, Colonel Kingfish, is bringing his lavish, wild west revue to San Francisco, with dashing desperados, sultry saloon gals, & burlesque beauties of the wild & wooly west! With special guests Dahlia Mae Darling (Seattle), Maggie Thrillemall (Los Angeles) Aerialists Mega & ...
The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)
Saturday, August 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
| Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin
The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)

Enjoy some of the Bay Area’s top comedians in this open air covered patio set on the majestic Oakland waterfront. the Comedy Edge brings you a new diverse lineup of some of the brightest and boldest voices in comedy featuring acts that have ...Every Saturday

Sunday, August 21

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, August 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

SF Drag King Contest 2022
SF Drag King Contest 2022
The 26th Annual SF Drag King Contest thrusts gayly forward into the annals of entertainment by celebrating all things Punk, Pop, and Glam. Where else can you see Bowie, Marc Bolan, Michael Jackson, Sid Vicious, and Joey Ramone on the same stage? The fierce and fun-fueled competition ...

Monday, August 22

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Thursday, August 25

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, August 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Saturday, August 27

The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)
Saturday, August 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
| Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin
The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)

Enjoy some of the Bay Area’s top comedians in this open air covered patio set on the majestic Oakland waterfront. the Comedy Edge brings you a new diverse lineup of some of the brightest and boldest voices in comedy featuring acts that have ...Every Saturday

Sunday, August 28

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, August 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
"Lindy in the Park" Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

Monday, August 29

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Thursday, September 1

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, September 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Friday, September 2

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, September 2 – 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 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly

Monday, September 5

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Wednesday, September 7

From The Ashes Comedy Show (Half Moon Bay)
Wednesday, September 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 356 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94550
From The Ashes Comedy Show (Half Moon Bay)

The Bay Area comedy scene is bursting with talent that you can see for free at San Benito House! Every month we bring comics who open for the best touring headliners, win prestigious contests such as The Seattle & The San Francisco International Comedy Festivals, ...Monthly

Friday, September 9

The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)
Friday, September 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 adult/$3 youth (5-11)
| 1435 Webster Street, Alameda CA
The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)

It’s a Mini-Menagerie of Oddities & Curiosities, Bizarre Art, and Acrobats! Join us during Webster Street’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll at the al Fresco Dining Park for a Peculiar Pop Up Residency this summer with special performances from SkyHigh Odditorium & other entertainers. The show ...Monthly

Friday, September 16

“Our Night” SF’s Queer Cabaret & Drag King /Queen Show at Castro Theater (SF)
Friday, September 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE tickets to the first 20 people to use code: FUNCHEAP20
| Castro Theatre
"Our Night" SF's Queer Cabaret & Drag King /Queen Show at Castro Theater (SF)
Our Night: A Community Cabaret Show Celebrating Local, Queer Talent – New Date – September 16, 2022 (previously was scheduled for July 24) The iconic mainstage of the Castro Theatre will be owned by exciting performers of the Bay featuring: Drag Kings, Queens, Burlesque, Fashion ...

Friday, October 7

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, October 7 – 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 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly