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San Francisco Bay Area In-Person Event Calendar
San Francisco Bay Area In-Person Event Calendar
Collection by Eventbrite
As San Francisco reopens, there’s a wide array of events and experiences waiting outside your door. This calendar is your ultimate guide to the best things to do in the Bay Area, from concerts and comedy shows to pop-up markets and art shows. These in-person activities have been hand-picked by Eventbrite’s experts to keep you informed on the area's most exciting happenings and hidden gems.
San Francisco Bay Area In-Person Event Calendar

Church of 8 Wheels / San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Bay Area In-Person Event Calendar

Church of 8 Wheels / San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Bay Area In-Person Event Calendar
San Francisco Bay Area In-Person Event Calendar
Collection by Eventbrite
As San Francisco reopens, there’s a wide array of events and experiences waiting outside your door. This calendar is your ultimate guide to the best things to do in the Bay Area, from concerts and comedy shows to pop-up markets and art shows. These in-person activities have been hand-picked by Eventbrite’s experts to keep you informed on the area's most exciting happenings and hidden gems.
As San Francisco reopens, there’s a wide array of events and experiences waiting outside your door. This calendar is your ultimate guide to the best things to do in the Bay Area, from concerts and comedy shows to pop-up markets and art shows. These in-person activities have been hand-picked by Eventbrite’s experts to keep you informed on the area's most exciting happenings and hidden gems.

The Marin Center's huge lawn hosts two fun-packed days of music, food, crafts, vendors, and entertainment for the whole family, including leashed pooches. Unique local beers and wines will also be served.

Bump and grind while seated at your reserved table at the Neck of the Woods club, as DJs throw you back to a time when the Fresh Prince, Kid ‘N Play, and Usher ruled the airwaves.

Laughter and levity reign in Half Moon Bay, as you strike poses outdoors and 15 small goats lick, nibble, climb, and cuddle their way into your stretches. Will your experience be the Greatest Of All Time? Perhaps!

Dive deep into the history of this radical Black community group that has defined Bay Area resistance for more than five decades, in this educational walking tour led by Panther members themselves.

Reignite your love of San Francisco's live music scene with this strut down memory lane. Heavy-hitters like rock writer Ben Fong-Torres and Rolling Stone photographer Robert Altman contribute to this self-guided, masked exhibit in the Music City Hotel.

Learn how to duel with specially designed Lightsabers, including improvisational sparring moves and more clever Jedi tricks. Your mask will make you look more sci-fi.

Summer music festivals and weddings are coming back, and you'll need to look dreamy for the 'gram. This socially distanced, masked workshop — inside a mannequin warehouse! — helps you create a stunning wearable art piece.

Fall in love with the city again on this after-dark tour of its glowing landmarks and romantic sights. King Tut Chariot Tours whisks you to Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral, the Bay Bridge, and beyond for a nocturnal taste of true City magic.

San Francisco loves its fierce drag queens! Laugh with them at this biweekly Sunday drag comedy show, hosted by Nitrix Oxide with DJ Monty Quilla.

This is one Pride celebration where it's OK to strike out — just don't end up in the gutter! Mission Bowling Club welcomes bowlers of all orientations for a fun evening of music, food, and community.

An intimate evening with the sublime singer-songwriter, now in her sixth decade of performing after releasing 55 albums, who remains beloved to fans with hits like "Send in the Clowns" and "Both Sides Now."

Scratch your chin at the fact that one of the best dance parties takes place on Monday nights, but an eager crowd packs into Madrone Lounge for this long-running celebration of Motor City soul music with terrific DJs.

Combining the comforting craft of embroidery with the ancient art of mandala-making, this introductory course teaches basic skills and history to all levels interested in stitching cosmically beautiful designs.

One of the most gorgeous and serene locations in San Francisco, the spiraling Grace Cathedral Labyrinth hosts yoga teacher Darren Main and practitioners of all ability levels, every Tuesday evening.

After a year under wraps, you may feel like a tourist in your own city. This guided tour delves deep into the Mission neighborhood's history and art — and tries out some delicious new food spots in the area.

Sample a smorgasbord of local food trucks, browse fabulous vendor booths, sway to live music and DJs — and just enjoy Friday summer evenings outdoors in the city with friends, at District Six.

Now that we can share the joy of cooking together again, hone your rolling skills with other sushi lovers, as Instructor Huong teaches you the basics of this delicate art.

Bearracuda, the dance party for bigger gay men, has been packing venues for more than a decade. September's installment brings fabulous UK foursome Horse Meat Disco to the decks, champions of the glittery sounds and wild hedonism of the '70s.

A 22-year career has lead to 'a musically accomplished and sonically polished master class in electro-flecked, New Wave-y rock' for this Swedish quintet, a perennial favorite on the live scene since hit single "Living in America."

A mashup dance party celebrating both the Queen of Pop (Madonna) and the Queen of Disco (Donna Summer), featuring drag performances and dancing all night courtesy of DJ Shy Boy? It's time to party like a bad girl, hot stuff.

Grab your mat and catch some rays among the gorgeous foliage of Sunbather's Meadow in Golden Gate Park, as teachers from Divine Yoga take you through Vinyasa-style yoga flow poses.

Cultivate a calm state of mind and a deeper sense of presence in the gorgeous surroundings of Park Presidio, with a mindful hike followed by a socially distanced guided meditation and conversation.

The only thing better than learning to skate from D. Miles, Jr. — San Francisco's Skate Godfather himself — is learning in an old church that's been converted into a (socially distanced, masked) roller rink!

Who else could you trust to teach you how to shake and stir with perfection, if not the renowned bartenders of one of San Francisco's oldest saloons, Elixir? You'll learn all the fundamentals of new and classic cocktails.

Nothing will chase away last night's hangover faster than a warm cinnamon bun and a sky-high wig. Every Saturday, the ladies of Lips & Lashes fill the Lookout bar with looks and personality, while you down chicken and waffles and specialty cocktails.

Sharpen your rounding and shading skills at one of the city's revered independent arts institutions. Instructor Julianna Lopez facilitates, with live models in an airy, light-filled studio setting.

Muhammad Ali, The Grateful Dead, and Miles Davis all have a past in this gritty, beloved neighborhood. Jazz singer Pam Coates guides you to hidden landmarks and historical gems on this distanced, masked walking tour.

"Taste sake, learn sake, buy sake safely," is the motto of this sake-tastic event, now in its 16th year. Try more than 120 different imported and craft versions of the Japanese liquor, meet the makers, and take some home.

Get ready for some love on the rocks, as this massive whiskey event returns to Pier 27, bringing hundreds of tastings, intriguing masterclasses, and a swirl of presentations and events. A solid buffet and a cigar showcase keep it neat.

Where the Castro and the Mission neighborhoods meet, Slate Bar is rolling out colorful drag queens and cocktails every Saturday evening outdoors, with some of the best performers in town.

While "young" in the scheme of jazz things, this outfit has made a huge impression in its first two decades, attracting legions of younger listeners to the genre and upending preconceptions with gorgeous, accessible pop touches.

The world's naughtiest fair may be scaled down again this year, but the parties will go on—including an installment of the raucous A Club Called Rhonda, bringing "all-night pansexual house music delight" to all.

Take a big breath of fresh air and rediscover the magic of the Bay, as this narrated nature excursion guides you to local wildlife from Sausalito to the Point Bonita Lighthouse. You may even spot a shark.

Guidebook author Dennis Evanosky leads a moderately challenging walk through this hidden natural gem in Oakland, home of the area's first European colonizers and an essential watershed full of fascinating geological history.

Grab those lederhosen and that dirndl, it's time to raise a foaming stein to harvest season at Park Chalet restaurant in Golden Gate Park. A full traditional German menu with house-brewed beer is on offer, plus a live oom-pah-pah band.

In celebration of San Francisco Fashion Community Week, a glamorous outdoor runway show will catch you up on cream-of-the-crop local designers, while you enjoy cocktails and a VIP reception on the Hotel Zelos rooftop.

If there's one drag queen who can have you rolling in the aisles over the pandemic, it's this helium-voiced musical sensation from Provincetown, whose new show is billed as a laughter-filled shot in the arm.

Violins and woodwinds sail atop driving Afro-Cuban rhythms when 12-piece Orquesta La Moderna Tradición takes the stage, delivering styles from danzón to cha-cha-chá — and transporting you back to the glamorous social clubs of 1950s Havana.

Get high on laughs (well at least a couple stories up), as renowned local comedians come out of the clubs and into the evening air, every other Thursday at Oetse restaurant.

An art show for our moment, which asks, how can we turn our trash into treasure? The Randall Museum hosts an exhibit of more than 40 stunning artworks created from junk materials, in conjunction with the Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP).

Followers of classic techno music will throw their hands in the air when they see the lineup for this As You Like It party anniversary, which features Detroit giant Robert Hood playing with his daughter Lyric as Floorplan, plus New Jersey legend "Todd the God" Edwards.

Sip and nibble your way through the delectable offerings of 50 global wineries and 10 local restaurants, in an unbeatable atmosphere on the island of Tiburon, accompanied by live music and entertainment.

In times of trouble, what better way to scream and shout than a dose of good ol' rock and roll? This four-piece blends rockabilly, country and down-home blues into a volatile mix, for a rip-roarin' time.

"We book very good comedians!" is the rallying cry for this weekly show — named for how the promoters like their French fries — at legendary dive bar Edinburgh Castle Pub. It's a perfectly intimate venue to showcase the lineup of diverse, independent comics.

Oooh, scary! Mixing San Francisco history with vampire lore and humor, guide Kitty Burns-Nasarow — aka Mina Harker from "Dracula" — takes you on a spooky journey around the Nob Hill neighborhood.

An impressively talented GLBTQ AC/DC tribute band shows off its dirty deeds (done dirt cheap), paired with an up-and-coming queer punk foursome that won't let any midlife angst go to waste.

The Sundaze Brunch & Marketplace is an outdoor, continuously evolving experience that brings individuals safely together to enjoy a curated selection of local small good vendors and food trucks.

The spacious back patio at Irish bar Casements has served as a masked, safe musical respite during the pandemic. Now there's music every Tuesday to go with the whiskey, courtesy of this very hip classical quartet.

Straight out of Midland, Michigan (via Kalamazoo) comes indie sensation Michigander, riding the moody, golden tones of his guitar from bedroom to Spotify success with songs like "Let Down" and "Better."

Do the Time Warp again! Revisit the beloved "sweet transvestite from Transylvania" in a club-style production that has the renowned Ray of Light theater troupe directly interacting with the audience.

The acclaimed trumpeter doesn't shy from confronting social justice issues in his music and at his concerts, or calling upon his ancestral roots as a Chieftain in the Black-masking culture of New Orleans to ground his trailblazing sounds.

Who could resist soft, pillowy clouds of potato delight, gently swathed in hand-rolled pasta and dipped in a zesty sauce? Your date might just dip out with the gnocchi after this class, watch out.

This trailblazing New York goddess of house music is hailed as one of the first Black trans DJs to make it big, with a huge worldwide following and appearances in Calvin Klein and Comme Des Garcons fashion campaigns.

New graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang ("Shadow Hero" and "Superman Smashes the Klan") and Pornsak Pichetshote ("The Good Asian") revisit the anti-Asian racism of the past and give us new heroes to root for. They'll speak at Eastwind Books in Berkeley.

Author Jennifer De Leon discusses her new book, "White Space," highlighting her coming-of-age journey as a Guatemalan-American woman navigating the space between two worlds, from cobblestoned Central American streets to posh university.

Born in Malaysia and based in Kuala Lumpur, the self-taught guitarist has become a global R&B sensation, working with everyone from Usher and Tyler, The Creator to Jhené Aiko and DJ Premier. She's touring in support of fourth album "Rouge."

Prepare for the onslaught of All Hallow's Eve with this outdoor musical freakfest, featuring the rocking sounds of Osees, Seth Bogart, and the Mummies. It's all hosted by the Godfather of Trash himself, John Waters

With her unique blend of emotional vocals and big, stomping beats, Korean American electronic dance music wiz TOKiMONSTA has built up a rabid following since her debut in the early 2010s. Catch her in this Young Art label showcase.

Flamenco virtuoso Yaelisa is a force of nature, stomping and clapping with a fierce passion that transmits all the joy and drama of the traditional Spanish dance directly to the audience.

In the mood for some live K-Pop and spicy chicken wings? Celebrate Korean culture, cuisine, music, arts, and community at the traditional Chuseok Autumn moon festival, taking place online and in Presidio Park.

There's no way to describe the influence this enduringly edgy country legend has held over generations of artists. From 1972 hit "Delta Dawn" through last year's double-Grammy win with album "While I'm Livin’," the toast of Texas keeps everyone's toes tapping.

Celebrate Filipino Heritage Month with a fistfull of crispy, flaky, buttery, deliciously stuffed, and perfectly golden Lumpia, the ultimate traditional pork (or chicken, or serrano pepper, or even cheeseburger) roll. There'll be dozens of varieties at this outdoor food festival.

Taking the relationship between hip-hop and country one step further, young rap star Breland made the line "don't touch my truck" one of the platinum-selling earworms of 2020, and rode to Mack-sized success.

Discover new ways to access your creativity, finally launch that dream project, or just overcome a pesky bout of writer's block, as instructor Phyllis Stowell guides you down a spiritual path to eloquent expression.

One of country music's most acclaimed contemporary tunesmiths, Nashville native Clark has written hits for Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and LeAnn Rimes, but she also shines on her very own.

Three of the coolest women in techno bring a spectrum of electronic sounds to Monarch club, from bubbly experimental jams and sparkling house to dark bangers.

If you've outgrown trick-or-treating, nothing says "Halloween" more than getting pummeled by deep and dark techno and trap beats, from the likes of superstar DJs Eprom, Craze, and oodles more at this dance floor fright fest.

What better way to observe Samhain than utilizing magic to stop persistent psychic attacks, spirit intrusions, or malevolent human behavior? This class at Wicked Grounds café will help you rethink how to handle troublemakers.

Just in time for Halloween, the all-star indie musicians who make up tribute band Fleetwood Macramé are pulling up their thigh boots and throwing on their shawls to give you a full "Rhiannon" experience.

A legend so talented that it takes a 14-piece band to do him justice, including three singers and full horn section covering his hits from the Jackson 5 through "Thriller" and beyond? That's Jacko.

She took the '80s mall scene by storm with number one hit "I Think We're Alone Now," but the teen sensation has aged like fine wine, using her strong voice to strike a country rock note on tenth album "Pieces of Me."

The Berlin duo's irresistible take on upbeat techno has landed them unusual spots on indie and jazz festival lineups, as well as unlikely gigs remixing rock bands like Kings of Leon. Find out why they've been named one of the best live-touring electronic acts.

Almost everything tastes better smothered with melted cheese, and this family friendly outdoor festival, with music and entertainment, pours on the extra queso for an afternoon of piled-high delights.

One of those great events where the title says it all: You will eat free pizza, and you will dance to techno. It's simply a good time at this day party, with great tunes from half a dozen local DJs, celebrating four years of hot slices on the dance floor.

Hunky Russian mentalist Isa Bagirov promises a spell-binding evening showcasing "the magic of hypnosis, mental transformation, and even movement into another reality." Be careful what you're thinking, he just might read your mind.

The gonzo pioneers of '90s arena-rave have slimmed down to just one member, but DJ Scott Kirkland keeps the flame lit for a distinctly West Coast big-room electronic sound. Prepare yourself for the "legion of boom."

Spunky cocktail-and-pizza bar the Orbit Room has opened a very sweet outdoor space called the Lunar Lot, now featuring local funny people onstage every Sunday night, hosted by Greg Gettle and Josh Holub.

She's known for her heavenly, social justice-inflected R&B, but the the South African, German-Jewish, Oakland-born singer/songwriter, producer, activist, actress, and designer has a lot more up her sleeve.

What's up, brew? Find the roast with the most among dozens of small-batch specialists showcased at this annual bean-anaza. Then ride the buzz into a full program of entertainment from local bands and more.

Hosted by nonprofit creative reuse center SCRAP, this introduction to embroidery on paper includes a terrific array of stitching techniques, Chinese knotting, and more, resulting in gorgeous sustainable art works.

'Tis (almost) the season for harvesting what's at hand and placing a welcoming wreath on your hearth or door. Floral designer and gardener Hannah Shulman shows you how to weave a seasonal beauty.

After a wild first series that saw men and women score titles inside the cage, the mixed martial arts throwdown returns, as professional and amateur contestants battle it out at Kezar Pavillion.

Sporting arrangements ranging from Latin jazz to classical, the mighty, mighty horns of this brassy local group come together in beautiful harmony, and include tuba, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, and euphonium.

"Nobody walks in L.A.," goes Missing Persons' California synthpop classic, but local '80s New Wave fans will run to hear still-gleaming hits from the band, with Bow Wow Wow, Josie Cotton, and "Two of Hearts" queen Stacy Q.

The Swiss DJ duo's hypnotic, melodic techno is perfect for transporting you to higher planes, which is why they recently played live from a helicopter above the snow-capped Alps.

Sweet harmonies colored with a hint of indie irony pour forth from this California trio, whose free-floating style touches on everything from surf rock legend Dick Dale to the wild party anthems of the B-52's.

Since 2013, this wild bunch of rockers has filtered the metal assault of Black Sabbath through the zany characters of the MacDonald's universe. The results are surreal, yet hilariously, head-bangingly, Happy Meal-appropriate somehow.