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Saturday, June 15

Ensambles Ballet Folklorico | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, June 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Ensambles Ballet Folklorico | Live! in the Castro
Join us for a colorful afternoon of local Mexican folklorico dancing in the Castro. Ensambles has been set apart as a unique dance ensemble made up of a diverse group of talented individuals. Company members are all part- time artists that either work or attend ...
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella: Opening Weekend | SF
Saturday, June 15 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Festival
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella: Opening 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 2019, they celebrate their 11th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, June 15 – 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, June 16

Cumbia Concert: Combo Tezeta | Union Square Live
Sunday, June 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Cumbia Concert: Combo Tezeta | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella: Opening Weekend | SF
Sunday, June 16 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Festival
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella: Opening 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 2019, they celebrate their 11th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, June 16 – 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, June 20

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

Friday, June 21

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Friday, June 21 – 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 2019, they celebrate their 11th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Saturday, June 22

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, June 22 – 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 2019, they celebrate their 11th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Free “Redwood Symphony” Concert in the Park 2019 Kick Off | Redwood City
Saturday, June 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Free "Redwood Symphony" Concert  in the Park 2019 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 2019. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, and Bay ...

Sunday, June 23

Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, June 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, June 23 – 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, June 26

Bollywood Blues Concert: Aki Kumar Blues Band | Union Square Live
Wednesday, June 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bollywood Blues Concert: Aki Kumar Blues Band | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 26 – 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, June 28

“Subversion” A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF
Friday, June 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
"Subversion" A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF

IncivilitySF is an irreverent showcase of politically-inspired work from San Francisco’s underground. The new development series invites artists working with themes of social justice, community-empowerment, and political awakening to come try out new work/work-in-progress in front of a live audience. Each evening there will have ...

Saturday, June 29

Free Shakespeare in the Park Kickoff: “As You Like It” | Pleasanton
Saturday, June 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park Kickoff: "As You Like It" | Pleasanton

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of As You Like It. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, ...

Sunday, June 30

2019 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1-5 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2019 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

Celebrate  “Generations of Resistance” at the 2019 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup. 49th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 29, 2019 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, June 30 – 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, July 3

Folk/Pop Concert: Michelle Lambert | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Folk/Pop Concert: Michelle Lambert | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First 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

Thursday, July 4

2019 SF Mime Troupe Season Opening | Dolores Park
Thursday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
2019 SF Mime Troupe Season Opening | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area. San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area Various dates: Begins ...

Friday, July 5

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, July 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, July 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that 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, member galleries are open ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, July 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

Sunday, July 7

Tango in the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, July 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

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, July 7 – 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, July 13

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, July 13 – 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, July 14

Alt Rock/Indie Concert: House Of Mary | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Alt Rock/Indie Concert: House Of Mary | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...