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Forbidden City Burlesque

Sun., May 26, 2-9:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$30 each workshop, $40 performance, $90 workshops and Performance

This is the first burlesque show in San Francisco Chinatown. A great lineup of Asian American burlesque artists from Seattle to New York, with local Bay Area gems as well. Featuring Frankie Fictitious, Mynx d'Meanor, The Shanghai Pearl, Sophie Rose Bisou and Phoenix A'Blaze. Guest artists include magician Tamaka, singer Dennis Tom, poet Clara Hsu and the Grant Avenue Follies. Hosted by Kitten on the Keys. Workshops on fan dancing, stage presence and costume designing; and how to add magic to your art. 415-391-1317

Shadows and Secrets

Sun., May 26, 2 & 4 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25 advance, $28 at the door

More than a Mystery! Multi-media, storytelling, intrigue! The early 1900s in Chicago beckoned immigrants with possibility – but danger was never far behind – tong wars (Chinese mafia), gambling, murders, prohibition… Grandfather and Grandfather’s mega-restaurant were the talk of the town, but one late night the phone rang ... A multi-media staged reading. Part of the SF International Arts Festival. This reading is supported by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, the SF Arts Commission, SF Grants for the Arts, and the SF International Arts Festival. 415-399-9554

Pier Pressure SF Memorial Day Weekend Yacht Party

Sun., May 26, 3:30-8 p.m.
Hornblower Cruises Pier 3, San Francisco Embarcadero

Buy Tickets$29 - $395

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Come aboard the beautiful triple-deck luxury yacht, San Francisco Spirit, and take in the sunset from the SkyDeck as you set sail. 415-573-0740

River Gods

Sun., May 26, 6 p.m.
Hotel Utah 500 Fourth St., San Francisco South of Market

Buy from TicketFly$10

w/ Jimmy Dias, Mike Carnahan, High Tatras 415-546-6301

Free Wild and Scenic Film Festival showcases the best in environmental and adventure films

Sun., May 26, 6-9 p.m.

Buy TicketsFree, advance registration required.

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@ Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
The films in this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling. Festival-goers can expect to see award-winning short films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and indigenous cultures. The festival is co-hosted by Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen). 650-949-7360

Rent Romus & Heikki Koskinen’s Manala, A musical adventure inspired by Kaleva mythology

Sat., May 25, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., May 26, 8-10 p.m.
Finnish Brotherhood Hall 1970 Chestnut, Berkeley West Berkeley

Buy Tickets$10 sen, $15 stu, $20 gen

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The Finnish Heritage Society presents the East Bay debut of Rent Romus and Heikki Koskinen’s “Manala” (netherworld), a representation of cultural rediscovery through the lens of music weaving the elements of jazz, traditional folk, and free improvisation inspired by the mythic prose of cultural liberation and identity found in the Finnish and Finno-Ugric folklore and shamanic traditions. This epic presentation will take place at the newly restored historic Berkeley Finnish Hall presented as part of the Finnish Heritage Society’s spring cultural events programming featuring Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble. 510-845-5352

The Waiting Period

Sun., April 14, 5:30 p.m., Sun., April 28, 5:30 p.m., Sun., May 5, 5:30 p.m. and Sun., May 26, 5:30 p.m.
The Marsh Theater 1062 Valencia, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

Buy TicketsGeneral admission is free, although reservations are recommended

The Marsh San Francisco adds four free performances of Brian Copeland’s "The Waiting Period," due to ongoing support from a GoFundMe campaign and generous corporate contributions from The Handlery Hotel Union Square in San Francisco, and Fremont Bank and OSIsoft in San Leandro. This deeply moving and surprisingly funny work outlines Copeland’s own struggles with depression and suicidal thought, and is presented at no cost to remove all barriers for those who may be struggling with depression themselves. Featuring humorous, poignant, and riveting insights, the solo show is written by Brian Copeland and directed by David Ford. 415-282-3055

Chen-Wei Lee & Zoltan Vakulya - "Together Alone"

Fri., May 24, 7-8 p.m., Sat., May 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fort Mason, Firehouse 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco Marina/ Cow Hollow

Buy TicketsEarly Bird 15.0 USD, General Admission (Youth) 15.0 USD, General Admission (Adult) 25.0 USD, At the Door 28.0 USD

Together Alone is a solo performance danced by a couple. The piece counters individual loneliness with the power of being together. Deprived of all external concealment and decorations, the two protagonists return to the primitive in dance and face each other with their most naked selves. 415-399-9554

Tomoko Momiyama - "New Work (TBA)

Thu., May 23, 7-8 p.m., Sat., May 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Sun., May 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Fort Mason, Firehouse 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco Marina/ Cow Hollow

Buy TicketsEarly Bird 15.0 USD, General Admission (Youth) 15.0 USD, General Admission (Adult) 25.0 USD, At the Door 28.0 USD

An original site-specific work by Tomoko Momiyama, a composer and multi-disciplinary artist from Japan. Inspired by conversations with Japanese-American and Native-American communities as well as specialists in different disciplines including seed science, migratory birds, and natural history, the work explores the issues of home and Diaspora identities in the Bay Area and beyond. 415-399-9554


Last Saturday, Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Treasure Island off the Bay Bridge, San Francisco Treasure Island

Buy Tickets$5.00 12 and under free

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Delicious food trucks, cocktail booths, live music and workshops for kids lend an ultra fun energy and party vibe to TreasureFest, a monthly flea market where you can score vintage clothing and jewelry from one of the 400+ vendors. Located on Treasure Island, the beautiful views of the city are well worth the trip across the Bay. TreasureFest has great activities for children and is pet-friendly so bring your pooch. 323 683 0996

Jazz Sundays Series

Last Sunday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Press Club Wine Bar & Lounge 20 Yerba Buena, San Francisco South of Market

Buy TicketsFree

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Join us every last Sunday of the month from 6PM-9PM to enjoy some live jazz! NO COVER! Be sure to show early for our Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm (1/2 off bottles of wine over $70)! (415) 744-500

Innovative Art Kiosk Installation by Frank Boban Comes to Downtown Redwood City

May 18-June 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Redwood City Courthouse Square 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City Redwood City

The Redwood City Improvement Association has announced the latest Art Kiosk Installation by San Mateo County native and San Jose State University senior, Frank Boban. The exhibit is titled “Alone” opening on Saturday, May 18 in one of Downtown Redwood City’s Courthouse Square Kiosks. The opening reception will reveal the newest interactive art exhibit that the community can engage with as part of the rotating art installation project. “Alone” is a site-specific photo based installation that will transform the Art Kiosk into a giant camera obscura for viewers to walk into and experience real time city happenings. 650-362-5017

Audio Tour of Top Historic Buildings in San Francisco

Aug. 18-Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Download the free Geotourist app on your smartphone and take an audio tour of San Francisco's top historic buildings. The tour is created by the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter and features the City's most important structures built before 1950. The tour includes City Hall, visual and performing arts venues, religious temples around the city and in Golden Gate Park. 415-362-7397

Queer California: Untold Stories

Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11

Going beyond mainstream narratives, this exhibition will deepen and expand our understanding of the untold stories of LGBTQ+ history in California. April 13 - August 11, 2019 510-318-8400

Return to Eden: Etchings from California's Wild and Cultivated Gardens

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
San Francisco Botanical Garden Martin Luther King Jr., San Francisco Sunset (Inner)

Stephanie Martin's aquatint etchings depict our state's most exquisite native and cultivated flora. Etching has a magic that is perfect for plants. 415-661-1316 x403

An Oasis of Taste @ Matanzas Creek Winery

Feb. 27-20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

@ Matanzas Creek Winery, 6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
Like our wines, the Matanzas Creek Estate is a natural reflection of our philosophy. We've got the food, wine, and environment covered. The rest is up to you. Wine Tasting Experiences: Wine Tasting at the Tasting Bar $10 to $20 per person Daily from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm No appointment needed for up to eight people. Food and Wine Experiences: Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing $25 per person Daily from 11:00 am 3:30 pm No reservation needed for up to four people This culinary journey pairs some of our limited-production wines with local artisan cheeses. 707-528-6464

Show Me as I Want to Be Seen

Thu., Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 7
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission, San Francisco South of Market

The CJM's original exhibition, "Show Me as I Want to Be Seen," presents the work of groundbreaking French Jewish artist Claude Cahun and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore in dialogue with ten contemporary artists to examine the complex and empowered representation of fluid identity. 415-655-7800

10th Annual Altered Book Exhibit and Fundraiser

Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through June 1
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art 500 Palm Drive, Novato Novato

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The book becomes art at MarinMOCA’s most popular art show featuring 180 original book art objects, crafted by artists who combine compelling messages with creative technique. We invite the public to view and bid on their favorite works during the silent auction from April 27 - June 1. All proceeds from the auction support our exceptional exhibition and educational programs. Art Talk with Mary Austin and Donna Seager April 27, 4pm - 5pm, Hamilton Community Center (next door to MarinMOCA) 503 South Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949. Followed by the Opening Reception from 5pm - 7pm. 415-506-0137

Cuban Social Dance Party on Sundays

Sundays. Continues through Oct. 27
El Valenciano 1153 Valencia, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

Come to socialize, have fun and support the Cuban culture. Make Sunday afternoon the best part of your week. Every Sunday Cuban Social Dance Party (Rincon Cuba Descarga). El Valenciano 1153 Valencia St, San Francisco, California 94110 5-6pm Casino Dance Class (Cuban Salsa) 6-11pm Social Dance. Event $10 Class and event $15 415-826-9561

Rincon Cuba Descarga (Cuban Dance Party)

Sundays, 5-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 26
El Valenciano 1153 Valencia, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

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RINCON CUBA DESCARGA DANCE PARTY Come to socialize, have fun and support the Cuban culture. Make Sunday afternoon the best part of your week. Every Sunday 5:00- 11:00 pm 5:00- 6:00 pm Cuban Salsa class (Casino Dance)beg. Take the class and enjoy the rest of the party. No additional event fee. 6:00- 9:00 pm DJ 9:00 pm- 9:15 pm Rueda time. 9:15- 11:00 pm DJ Cuban Food by Tropi Cuba . January 6, 2019 Son (Chevere live music) Stay tuned to find out when your favorite 415 947 9729

Cuba Descarga Salsa Dance Party

Sundays, 6-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27
El Valenciano 1153 Valencia, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

Every Sunday live music 415 947 9729

Kings, by Sarah Burgess, directed by Joanie McBrien

Fri., May 17, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat., May 18, 8-9:30 p.m., Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., May 22, 8-9:30 p.m., Thu., May 23, 8-9:30 p.m., Fri., May 24, 8-9:30 p.m., Sat., May 25, 8-9:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m. Continues through June 15
The Ashby Stage 1901 Ashby, Berkeley South Berkeley

Has money ruined politics? YES! Here's a hilarious whip-smart satire that will inspire you to change the system. 510-841-6500

Who Killed Sylvia Plath

Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Continues through June 16
The Marsh Theater 1062 Valencia, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

Buy Tickets$25-$35 sliding scale; $55 and $100 reserved seating

The Marsh San Francisco presents the World Premiere of "Who Killed Sylvia Plath," written by award-winning playwright Lynne Kaufman and starring Lorri Holt. Poet Sylvia Plath returns to her burial place in West Yorkshire, England to view the fourth replacement of her tombstone. The previous ones have been defaced by feminists who chiseled off her married name, claiming it was Ted Hughes who caused Sylvia Plath’s death. Did Hughes kill Plath? Was her suicide at age 30 a “good career move”? Would she do it again? And what does it say to us today? 415-282-3055

Badass SF Heroes: A FREE Tour

Ongoing, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Union Square Powell and Stockton, San Francisco Union Square/ Financial District

Locals may know the city's best burrito, or that Karl the Fog is for real. But did you know about California's Black founding father from the Gold Rush? How about the history of sex workers just off of Union Square? Or how to find hidden public rooftops in the Financial District? Join Wild SF on our daily free tour through Downtown, the Financial District and Chinatown to learn more about your city's rise as a metropolis, plus architecture, activism, heroes, and issues facing the City today. Wild SF is a local tour company led by artist and activist guides. 415-580-1849

Red Hots Burlesque Brunch

Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
PianoFight 144 Taylor, San Francisco Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin

Buy Tickets$10-$20

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Doors open at 11am. Show at noon.

Welcome to San Francisco's only Burlesque Brunch show, happening every Sunday at PianoFight, featuring Red Hots' Burlesque and the best food and drink the city has to offer. Enjoy $15 bottomless (and topless) mimosas alongside a delectable menu of comfort foods from PianoFight’s chefs. Red Hots Burlesque has a mission of variety! Expect drag, comedy, striptease, sideshow, circus from folks of every gender, size, race, performance style and country. Yes, we have a pool of over 500 performers from all over the world. You will never see the same show twice! 415-672-4735

Getting Sketchy! Free Sketch Comedy Workshop

Sundays, 4-6 p.m.
Mutiny Radio 2781 21st St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights

Open Sketch Comedy workshop hosted by David Stolowitz. Brainstorm, share, write, refine, record, and produce great sketches for the Internet or your next show! May involve field trips around the mission. Donations to Mutiny Radio always welcome but not required. 415-550-0511


Sundays, 5-8 p.m.

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"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase

Sundays, 7 p.m.
Neck of the Woods 406 Clement, San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore

Buy TicketsFree with RSVP (Otherwise $10), 21+

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area's top comedians at San Francisco's Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let's celebrate the Bay's Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. First 100 people to RSVP get free tickets. Donations appreciated 415-387-6343


Mon., May 27, 8-10 p.m.
The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley Downtown Berkeley

Buy Tickets$67.50 - $510.00

Only a few bands can rival Zveri for eccentricity, excitement and, let’s face it, downright sexiness. Roma Zver have thrilled, shocked and entertained their Russian speaking audience in equal measure since their inception in 2001. The tremendous energy, charisma, sincerity of their music from the first chord evoke a powerful response from the crowd. Come to the show, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of reckless drive and musical excitement! 510-356-4000

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