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Wednesday, May 27

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

Bedtime Stories is a monthly salon of words, voices, and the creations our performers use them for. Poetry, comedy, music, drag, – anything can happen. Snuggle up with us every fourth Wednesday in a cozy corner of SF’s nightlife, The Eagle, for provocative performances, midnight ...Monthly

Friday, June 5

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, June 5 – 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, June 5 – 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, June 5 – 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

Win Tix: CANCELED: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “Poor Yella Rednecks” | SF
Friday, June 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Geary Theater (ACT)
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. After the rollicking success of Vietgone (2018) at The Strand, playwright Qui Nguyen returns to A.C.T. for the second chapter in his kickass, hip-hop trilogy about a Vietnamese family who swaps war-torn Saigon for rural ’70s ...
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, June 5 – 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

Sunday, June 7

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, June 7 – 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

Wednesday, June 10

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, June 13

2020 Kalayaan: Philippine Independence Day Festival | Union Square
Saturday, June 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2020 Kalayaan: Philippine Independence Day Festival | Union Square
Drawing thousands of revelers each year, KalayaanSF 2020 will once again hold its main event in the heart of downtown San Francisco, in historic Union Square, against the backdrop of San Francisco’s iconic cable cars and well-known landmarks. Kalayaan commemorates the 121st anniversary of the Declaration of ...
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella: Saturday | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Festival
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella: Saturday | 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 2020, they celebrate their 12th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Sunday, June 14

Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella: Sunday | SF
Sunday, June 14 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Festival
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella: Sunday | 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 2020, they celebrate their 12th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Friday, June 19

Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella on Father’s Day Weekend | SF
Friday, June 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella on Father's Day Weekend | 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 2020, they celebrate their 12th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Saturday, June 20

Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella on Father’s Day Weekend | SF
Saturday, June 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella on Father's Day Weekend | 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 2020, they celebrate their 12th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Wednesday, June 24

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 24 – 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

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

Bedtime Stories is a monthly salon of words, voices, and the creations our performers use them for. Poetry, comedy, music, drag, – anything can happen. Snuggle up with us every fourth Wednesday in a cozy corner of SF’s nightlife, The Eagle, for provocative performances, midnight ...Monthly

Sunday, June 28

2020 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1-5 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2020 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

Celebrate  “Generations of Hope” at the 2020 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. 50th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2020 – Parade – Sunday at 10:30 am Civic Center, San Francisco FREE ...

Friday, July 3

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, July 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

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, July 3 – 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

Friday, July 10

Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | Oakland
Friday, July 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Studio One Arts Center
Free Summer Circus Day w/ 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 2020, they celebrate their 12th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Sunday, July 19

Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | Oakland
Sunday, July 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dimond Park
Free Summer Circus Day w/ 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 2020, they celebrate their 12th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Sunday, July 26

Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | SF
Sunday, July 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | NOW Hunters Point
Free Summer Circus Day w/ 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 2020, they celebrate their 12th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Friday, September 4

“Oaklash” Bay Area All-Day Drag Festival | Oakland
Friday, September 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 one-day tickets available at the door.
| Classic Cars West
"Oaklash" Bay Area All-Day Drag Festival | Oakland

Oaklash is the Bay Area’s drag and queer  festival performance. This year’s festival will feature a full weekend of nonstop drag including live performance, music, local vendors, DJs, and more. Queens, kings, and queers from all over the Bay Area and beyond will come together in ...

Saturday, September 5

“Oaklash” Bay Area All-Day Drag Festival | Oakland
Saturday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 one-day tickets available at the door.
| Classic Cars West
"Oaklash" Bay Area All-Day Drag Festival | Oakland

Oaklash is the Bay Area’s drag and queer  festival performance. This year’s festival will feature a full weekend of nonstop drag including live performance, music, local vendors, DJs, and more. Queens, kings, and queers from all over the Bay Area and beyond will come together in ...

Sunday, September 6

2020 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2020 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Ring in the new season with Opera in the Park, a free outdoor concert dedicated to celebrating community and artistry at San Francisco Opera. 2020 Opera in the Park Sunday, September 6, 2020 | 1 pm to 2 pm Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, SF FREE Opera ...
“Oaklash” Bay Area All-Day Drag Festival | Oakland
Sunday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 one-day tickets available at the door.
| Classic Cars West
"Oaklash" Bay Area All-Day Drag Festival | Oakland

Oaklash is the Bay Area’s drag and queer  festival performance. This year’s festival will feature a full weekend of nonstop drag including live performance, music, local vendors, DJs, and more. Queens, kings, and queers from all over the Bay Area and beyond will come together in ...

Saturday, October 3

67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*From 2019: Kids are free and entry fee is only $3.
| St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church
67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland

It’s kochari, kebabs and kefir at St. Vartan Armenian Church’s 65th Annual Bazaar & Food Festival on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 in Oakland. 67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival October 3-4, 2020 St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church, 650 Spruce St, Oakland ...

Sunday, October 4

67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*From 2019: Kids are free and entry fee is only $3.
| St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church
67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland

It’s kochari, kebabs and kefir at St. Vartan Armenian Church’s 65th Annual Bazaar & Food Festival on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 in Oakland. 67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival October 3-4, 2020 St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church, 650 Spruce St, Oakland ...

Saturday, October 17

San Francisco Trolley Dances | 2020
Saturday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required. RSVP Required
| International Art Museum of America
San Francisco Trolley Dances | 2020

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. A two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated by Epiphany Dance Theater artistic director Kim Epifano, pairs artists ...

Sunday, October 18

2020 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| International Art Museum of America
2020 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. A two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated by Epiphany Dance Theater artistic director Kim Epifano, pairs artists ...