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Thursday, July 18

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

Saturday, July 20

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, July 20 – 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, July 21

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Sunday, July 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dimond 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 2019, they celebrate their 11th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Vintage Blues Concert: HowellDevine | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Vintage Blues Concert: HowellDevine | 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 ...

Wednesday, July 24

Latin/Cuban Concert: The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Cuban Concert: The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet | 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 ...

Friday, July 26

“Subversion” A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF
Friday, July 26 – 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, July 27

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mariposa Park
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 ...

Sunday, July 28

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Sunday, July 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | NOW Hunters Point
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 ...

Wednesday, July 31

Swing/Big Band Concert: Fil Lorenz Little Big Band | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing/Big Band Concert: Fil Lorenz Little Big 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 ...

Friday, August 2

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, August 2 – 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, August 4

Tango in the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 4 – 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, August 4 – 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, August 7

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 7 – 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

Sunday, August 11

Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

Celebrate the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 10 and 11. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The the two-day event ...

Newgrass Concert: Dusty Green Bones Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Newgrass Concert: Dusty Green Bones 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 ...

Wednesday, August 14

Americana/Country Concert: Whateverglades | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Americana/Country Concert: Whateverglades | 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 ...

Sunday, August 18

Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | 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 ...

Wednesday, August 21

Eclectic Surf/Rock Concert: Par Avion | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Eclectic Surf/Rock Concert: Par Avion | 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 ...

Wednesday, August 28

Latin/Jazz/Salsa Concert: Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel | SF
Wednesday, August 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz/Salsa Concert: Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel | SF

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 ...

Sunday, September 1

Tango on the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango on 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 ...

Wednesday, September 4

Country Blues/Roots Americana Concert: Eric Long | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Country Blues/Roots Americana Concert: Eric Long | SF

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 ...

Sunday, September 8

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2019
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2019
Northern California’s second largest pride parade and festival is on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. Oakland kicks off their annual Pride celebration with a Pride Parade at 11 am. The celebration continues in Uptown Oakland for the Pride Festival from 11 am to 7 pm with more than six city blocks of ...
2019 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2019 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Join at the arias al fresco and celebrate the opening of San Francisco Opera’s Season and other operatic favorites. 2019 Opera in the Park Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, SF FREE Featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and stars from ...

Wednesday, September 11

Cuban/Brazilian/Salsa Concert: The Sonando Project | SF
Wednesday, September 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Cuban/Brazilian/Salsa Concert: The Sonando Project | SF

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 ...

Wednesday, September 18

Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | 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 ...

Sunday, October 6

2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art, and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...

Friday, October 11

Rotunda Dance Series: Awakko Ren | SF City Hall
Friday, October 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Awakko Ren | SF City Hall

The “Rotunda Dance Series” is a set of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall’s extraordinary rotunda, Dancers’ Group and World Arts West have once again partnered to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Set amidst the ...

Friday, October 25

“Subversion” A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF
Friday, October 25 – 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 ...

Friday, November 8

Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Theatre | SF City Hall
Friday, November 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Theatre | SF City Hall

The “Rotunda Dance Series” is a set of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall’s extraordinary rotunda, Dancers’ Group and World Arts West have once again partnered to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Set amidst the ...