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Thursday, April 25

Free Alcatraz Photo Exhibit | Apr 25-Sept 16
Thursday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Free Alcatraz Photo Exhibit | Apr 25-Sept 16

Together with Alcatraz Cruises, Hilton Union Square San Francisco and Parc 55 Hotel will be the new, temporary homes of the “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” and “Alcatraz: The Last Day” exhibits. From April 25 through September 16, 2019, the 3,000 square foot “Alcatraz: Life ...

Window Gallery Exhibit: “Bells” Closing Reception | SF
Thursday, April 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for New Music
Window Gallery Exhibit: "Bells" Closing Reception | SF
Join us for a free reception to celebrate the closing of window gallery exhibit Bells. Reception at 6 PM Artist Talk and Demonstration at 7 PM About the Exhibit Bells are as old as time, marking its stately passage with roots in ancient Asia, Europe and Africa over 4000 ...

Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF
Thursday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Union Square
Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF

Jericho is an urban spy game with Nerf guns played sneaky in public settings all over SF like malls and parks, where everyone assumes the role of a spy like a giant secret game of Capture the Flag. Each team of “agents” will carry out ...

Friday, April 26

Newest Skincare Store Grand Opening: Rituals | Westfield Centre
Friday, April 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Newest Skincare Store Grand Opening: Rituals | Westfield Centre
Can’t get there early? Stop by anytime Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 and Try Your Luck at the door for a chance to win an exclusive RITUALS product bag valued at $250. (RITUALS is located on Level 1 next to Kate Spade)
Black Laughs Matter Comedy Show | SF
Friday, April 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Rambler
Black Laughs Matter Comedy Show | SF
Come to RamberSF to get some laughs with some of San Francisco’s Best African America Comedians. This isn’t just a comedy show…it’s also a celebration of cultural diversity in San Francisco. Everyone from every ethnic background is welcome and encouraged to attend. Comedians on this ...
Win Tix: SOLD OUT: Whiskey Myers “Die Rockin’ Tour” | August Hall
Friday, April 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Built on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, complete with country and blues overtones, Whiskey Myers formed in Elkhart, Texas when housemates Cody Cannon and Cody Tate began writing songs together. Soon enlisting the help of friend and guitarist John Jeffers. Signing with Smith Entertainment. > ...

Saturday, April 27

2019 Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
The 23rd Annual Arab Cultural Festival moves to Union Square to bring the sights, smells, and sounds of the Arab world to San Francisco with a showcase of food music, games, gifts and, most importantly, the spirit of Arab Americans and of the Arab world. 2019 Arab Cultural Festival Saturday, April ...
Free Workshop: Customize your Jeans with Crayola | Macy’s
Saturday, April 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Macy's (Union Square)
Free Workshop: Customize your Jeans with Crayola | Macy's
Join us for a Crayola Create It Yourself event as we take the CIY network offline at this hands-on workshop. Artists of all ages will use Crayola Fabric paint and Markers, to create patches, putting a personal stamp on classic Levi’s T’s or a denim ...
Win Tix: Jagged Florida Dream Pop: SALES | August Hall
Saturday, April 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Morgan (guitar, vocals) and Shih (guitar, programming) formed the band in Orlando, Florida after the longtime friends had been recording music together on and off for several years. Their latest musical project, SALES, is based on vocal and instrumental improvisation as well as sampling. > Get ...

Wednesday, May 8

The Board Match: 2019 Non-Profit & Volunteering Fair | Union Square
Wednesday, May 8 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hilton San Francisco Union Square
The Board Match: 2019 Non-Profit & Volunteering Fair | Union Square
Looking for ways to give your time, talent, and energy in a meaningful way? Join a nonprofit board. The Board Match is a job-fair style event featuring around 175 Bay Area nonprofits whose reps talk to interested candidates about volunteering to serve on their organization’s board of ...

Saturday, May 11

Mother’s Day Beauty Gala | SF
Saturday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square
Mother's Day Beauty Gala | SF
Every day should be a day to pamper Mom, but today the Union Square Beauty team is ready to make all women feel beautiful and taken care of. From exclusive gifts with purchase or to finding her that perfect personalized scent, surprise and delight Mom ...
Free Workshop: DIY Colorful Mother’s Day Card | Macy’s
Saturday, May 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Macy's (Union Square)
Free Workshop: DIY Colorful Mother's Day Card | Macy's
Join us for a Crayola Create It Yourself event as we take the CIY network offline and discover how to turn your favorite colors into your favorite new artwork. At this hands-on workshop, artists of all ages will create Mother’s Day memories one masterpiece at ...

Sunday, May 12

Union Square Live 2019 Opening “Mitch Polzak’s Royal Deuces” | SF
Sunday, May 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square Live 2019 Opening "Mitch Polzak's Royal Deuces" | SF
Union Square Live kicks off its 2019 season with “Mitch Polzak’s Royal Deuces.” Everything You Want and Nothing You Don’t. Americana gone Rockabilly meets Truck Driving music. Mitch Polzak is a master entertainer and guitar picker in the style of Joe Maphis fingers on fire. Blazing instrumentals ...

Wednesday, May 15

Swing/Blues Concert: Stompy Jones | Union Square Live
Wednesday, May 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing/Blues Concert: Stompy Jones | Union Square Live
Little David Rose’s thumpin’ stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of Scott Lawrence provide the rhythmic foundation of the band’s jump style. Riffing on top is the gutiar sound of Jackson Allen and Jeff “Erv” Ervin on the saxophone. ...

Saturday, May 18

Macy’s Backstage Grand Opening: Free $20 Gift Card, DJ & Freebies | Union Square
Saturday, May 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Backstage Grand Opening: Free $20 Gift Card, DJ & Freebies | Union Square
Come to the Grand Opening of Macy’s Backstage at Union Square. Be one of the first 100 customers to arrive and you’ll receive a $20 rewards card. During the event, you’ll shop to the tunes of our live DJ. Plus, snap a photo at our selfie-station and ...
Free Cooking Demo: Vegetarian Dishes with Chef Greg Lutes | Macy’s
Saturday, May 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Free Cooking Demo: Vegetarian Dishes with Chef Greg Lutes | Macy's
Spend a delicious afternoon with Chef Greg Lutes of 3rd Cousin, an elevated neighborhood gathering place serving up New American-California cuisine. Learn from his inspirations and how to recreate his featured vegetarian dish at home. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Serving up good health. For more healthy ...

Sunday, May 19

Indie/Rock Concert: Matt Jaffe | Union Square Live
Sunday, May 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Indie/Rock Concert: Matt Jaffe | Union Square Live
Matt Jaffe is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record. Since then, Matt has churned out ...

Sunday, May 26

Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, May 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live
The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been ...

Wednesday, May 29

Latin/Jazz/Cuban Concert: SFSU Afro-Cuban Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, May 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz/Cuban Concert: SFSU Afro-Cuban Ensemble | Union Square Live
Founded in 1999, the ensemble’s mission is to expose the larger listening audience to the richness of Cuban and other Latin American music styles that have so influenced American popular music styles. Over its 15 year history, the ensemble has performed at Carnaval San Francisco, Yerba ...

Sunday, June 2

Tango on the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, June 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango on the Square | Union Square Live
Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

Monday, September 16

Final Day: Free Alcatraz Photo Exhibit | Union Square
Monday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Final Day: Free Alcatraz Photo Exhibit | Union Square

Together with Alcatraz Cruises, Hilton Union Square San Francisco and Parc 55 Hotel will be the new, temporary homes of the “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” and “Alcatraz: The Last Day” exhibits. From April 25 through September 16, 2019, the 3,000 square foot “Alcatraz: Life ...