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Friday, April 3

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, April 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Tuesday, April 7

CANCELED: TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, April 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 80 Turk
CANCELED: TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF

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

Wednesday, April 8

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

Friday, April 17

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
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"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...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

CANCELED: “Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
CANCELED: "Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Canceled due to coronavirus concerns With open streets, free activities and plenty of chances to meet your neighbors, Sunday Streets most urban route celebrates the centrally-located and densely-populated Tenderloin, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Blocks of Fulton, Hyde, Larkin, Ellis and Golden Gate Avenue transform into ...
SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Friday, April 24

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 ...

Saturday, April 25

$5 Tix: SF’s “Fog City Comedy” Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum
Saturday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Normally $15, get $10 off with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Tenderloin Museum
$5 Tix: SF’s “Fog City Comedy” Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum

Welcome to Fog City, the Tenderloin’s Dirty Little Secret. Get ready for a fresh line-up of some of SF’s best comics every Saturday night at the beautifully renovated Tenderloin Museum in downtown SF’s iconic Cadillac Hotel. You’ll not only get access to a great comedy ...Monthly

Friday, May 1

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, May 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, May 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Tuesday, May 5

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 80 Turk
TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF

T.A.L.L. the Tenderloin Art Lending Library loans framed, original artwork, much of it by Tenderloin artists, for free to lower income residents. Take a work home for one month, bring it back and borrow another piece for one month. Just like the public library TALL: ...Monthly

Saturday, May 9

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 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

Wednesday, May 13

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

Friday, May 15

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, May 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

Saturday, May 16

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, May 16 – 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, May 17

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Saturday, May 30

$5 Tix: SF’s “Fog City Comedy” Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum
Saturday, May 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Normally $15, get $10 off with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Tenderloin Museum
$5 Tix: SF's "Fog City Comedy" Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum

Welcome to Fog City, the Tenderloin’s Dirty Little Secret. Get ready for a fresh line-up of some of SF’s best comics every Saturday night at the beautifully renovated Tenderloin Museum in downtown SF’s iconic Cadillac Hotel. You’ll not only get access to a great comedy ...Monthly

Friday, June 5

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 ...

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

Friday, June 19

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, June 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

Saturday, June 27

$5 Tix: SF’s “Fog City Comedy” Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum
Saturday, June 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Normally $15, get $10 off with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Tenderloin Museum
$5 Tix: SF's "Fog City Comedy" Night + Free Drink | Tenderloin Museum

Welcome to Fog City, the Tenderloin’s Dirty Little Secret. Get ready for a fresh line-up of some of SF’s best comics every Saturday night at the beautifully renovated Tenderloin Museum in downtown SF’s iconic Cadillac Hotel. You’ll not only get access to a great comedy ...Monthly

Sunday, September 13

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday Streets returns to the Tenderloin this fall. Enjoy one mile of open, car-free community space for you and your neighborhood to enjoy. Check out Activity Hubs on Ellis, Golden Gate, and Larkin Streets for free fun, family-friendly activities offered by local nonprofits, community groups, and ...