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Thursday, March 21

Discussion & Workshop on Tenderloin Cocktail Culture | SF
Thursday, March 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Doors at 6:30 pm, Program 7 pm
| Tenderloin Museum
Discussion & Workshop on Tenderloin Cocktail Culture | SF
As San Francisco’s roaring vice district, the Tenderloin of the early 20th century figures greatly into the development of cocktail culture. Many of the bars, restaurants, and hotels represented in The Match Book: Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project played a role in San Francisco cocktail history. Join ...

Friday, March 22

Radio Veloso: Live Funk & Jazz | The Royale
Friday, March 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Radio Veloso: Live Funk & Jazz | The Royale
Free night of music at the Royale with instrumental funk and jazz from SF based quartet Radio Veloso.

Tuesday, March 26

Win Tix: “The Jungle” West Coast Premiere at the Curran | March 26 – May 19
Tuesday, March 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Curran
After sold-out runs in London and New York, The Jungle has its West Coast premiere at San Francisco’s historic Curran.  It’s an urgent story for our time; a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event. The limited engagement run (March 26-May 19) of this timely and immersive production sees the audience ...

Wednesday, March 27

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, March 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...Monthly

Tuesday, April 2

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, April 2 – 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

Wednesday, April 3

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

Friday, April 5

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 5 – 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, April 5 – 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

Saturday, April 13

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, April 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, April 14

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, April 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday Streets SF in the Tenderloin is back. Enjoy 1 mile of car-free community space for you and your neighborhood to enjoy. Come checkout the Activity Hubs on Ellis, Golden Gate, and Larkin Streets for free fun, family-friendly activities offered by local nonprofits, community groups, ...

Friday, April 19

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 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, April 20

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

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

Wednesday, April 24

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, April 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...Monthly

Wednesday, May 1

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

Friday, May 3

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, May 3 – 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 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, May 7

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, May 7 – 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 11

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

Saturday, May 18

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, May 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, May 19

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

Wednesday, May 22

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...Monthly

Wednesday, June 5

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, September 8

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Tenderloin

Sunday Streets (March – October 2019) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five-hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, and yogis take over the streets for an afternoon. “Sunday Streets 2019” Street ...