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Anglo-Celtic Ceilidh Dance plus Dance Lesson

Thu., April 25, 8-10:30 p.m.

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Ashkenaz is proud to launch the first of the bi-monthly Pan-Celtic Ceilidh dance! The Ceilidh is a tradition of music, dance and storytelling in Scottish and Irish traditions. In Ashkenaz inclusive tradition, this Ceilidh will combine easy dances everyone can do in many traditions including English Ceilidh, English Country, Contra, Scottish and Irish Ceilidh. 510-525-5054

Metamorphosis By Okuda

Fri., April 26, 7-10 p.m.
Heron Arts 7 Heron, San Francisco South of Market

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Heron Arts is pleased to announce Okuda San Miguel’s first exhibition in San Francisco, a new and refreshing collection of work featuring collaborations with major international artists. The exhibition Metamorphosis by Okuda, curated by the Spanish artist, will be on view at Heron Arts until May 11, 2019. Visitors can enjoy a selection of Okuda’s work, alongside pieces from a carefully chosen and surprising line-up of artists. The opening of Metamorphosis will be on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 7pm and is free and open to the public. 224-875-0626

St. Jude Miracles on the Bay

Fridays, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. and Fridays, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Sept. 21
City View at Metreon 135 4th STret, San Francisco Downtown

Buy TicketsTicket prices start at $175.00

St. Jude Miracles on the Bay, Friday October 5, 2018. 10th Annual dinner and dance with live & silent auctions benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To be held at Metreon City View and Featuring the band Notorious. 415-590-5357

Evening of South Asian-American Poetry

Tue., April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Poets Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield and Athena Kashyap read from their recent books, Undersong, Crossing Black Waters and Sita’s Choice. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author Geeta Anand will engage Kashyap in a conversation about poetry, women’s issues in India, and other matters addressed in Kashyap’s books. A short Q & A with the public will conclude the program. 415-557-4400

Tourettes Without Regrets

First Thursday of every month, 8:30 p.m.

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Once a month in Oakland, something magical happens. Actually, a lot of magical things all happen in the same place, around the same time: Freestyle battles, slam poetry, standup comedy, acrobatics, dirty haikus, juggling, sexy dancing, storytelling, pogo-sticking. It's Tourettes Without Regrets, an odd name for a fantastically odd "fight club of underground art" that goes on every first Thursday of the month. Hosted by spoken wordist and area poet Jamie DeWolf, the open mic freestyle battle-slash-poetry slam-slash-variety show lends itself to the wild and unpredictable. It's unlike your average poetry slam, and why not kick off your holiday weekend with an evening of b-boy battles and a full bar?


S.F. Jewish Heritage Tour Aboard the Mitzvah Cable Car

First and Third Sunday of every month, 10:55 a.m.

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A street-modified cable car takes you on a tour of historically important Jewish locations around the city, starting at the southwest corner of Union Square (Geary @ Powell) and concluding at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. 415-831-2700

The News

First Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.
SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan, San Francisco South of Market

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For a city flooded with artists that doubles as a mecca for the queer community, San Francisco seems to sometimes have trouble letting go of the formalities of a professional art and performance world. Limited gallery time and space mean carefully selected artists are expected to put out polished work, leaving little room for taking major risks. Kolmel WithLove founded The News, a monthly evening of queer performance, providing a space at SOMArts that spotlights performance pieces, experiments, and works-in-progress. As curator, she has few requirements other than the 10-minute time limit, choosing pieces she herself might find potentially brilliant or even terrible, giving everyone room for experimentation and growth. Among this month’s featured performers is Yvonne “Fly” Onakeme Etaghene, a Nigerian poet and self-described “dyke of a different caliber” who discusses queer Africa. Joining her will be actor Anthony Julius Williams, known to explore issues of human justice and mass incarceration, a couple of acrobats, dancers, videos artists, and WithLove herself, hosting with multimedia artist/badass Kevin Seaman. WithLove discourages renditions and new arrangements of established works to fit her show, so everything is new. 415-863-1414

Voz Sin Tinta

Second Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m.
Alley Cat Books 3036 24th St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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Monthly bilingual poetry reading series curated by Jose Hector Cadena and Marguerite Muñoz. 415-824-1761

The Moth StorySLAM

Second Monday of every month, 7 p.m.
Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell, San Francisco Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin

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Storytelling is really hot right now, partly thanks to the MOTH series, which hosts its San Francisco StorySLAM once a month at the Rickshaw Stop. Whether you've got a great five-minute true story to tell — like about how you once were almost kidnapped in Brazil or how you once ate a whole thing of spreadable cheese in like, ten minutes — or whether you just want to sit back and sip a libation and listen, the MOTH showcase is where it's at. There are no notes here, no standup routines, and no fictional stories allowed. It is a competition, so stories will be judged and a prize will be awarded to the storyteller who stays within the time limit, sticks to the month's theme, and has a story that best illuminates the gentle hearts of all assembled, drunk though they may be.


3rd on Third

Third Thursday of every month, 5-8 p.m.
Bayview Opera House 4705 Third St., San Francisco Bayview-Hunters Point

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Featuring live music, food, art, kids' activities, and more. 415-864-0386

Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Sat., May 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Annual event honoring Asian and Pacific Islander cultures with crafts, food, music, and more. N/A

Pistahan Parade & Festival

Sat., Aug. 13, 11 a.m.
Yerba Buena Gardens Fourth St. & Mission, San Francisco South of Market

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Annual Filipino American arts expo featuring a parade, live music, food, dance, and more. 415-284-9589

St. Stupid's Day Parade

Fri., April 1, 12 p.m.

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Annual April Fools' Day procession of eccentric jesters, kooks, loonies, screwballs, and other madcap misfits who march up through the Financial District and into North Beach, making much mirth along the way. All are welcome to participate. 415-772-0700

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