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San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: Your Guide to In-Person Events
San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: Your Guide to In-Person Events
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As San Francisco begins to reopen, 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 socially distant 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 region's most exciting happenings and hidden gems.
San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: Your Guide to In-Person Events

Wild Moves / Rodeo Beach, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: Your Guide to In-Person Events

Wild Moves / Rodeo Beach, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: Your Guide to In-Person Events
San Francisco Bay Area Event Calendar: Your Guide to In-Person Events
Sammlung von Eventbrite
As San Francisco begins to reopen, 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 socially distant 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 region's most exciting happenings and hidden gems.
As San Francisco begins to reopen, 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 socially distant 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 region's most exciting happenings and hidden gems.

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.

The prolific indie bandleader is synonymous with q garage rock revival that's still sweeping the Bay Area a decade later. Here, he performs outdoors for an all-ages crowd, with opening act Harold Ray and the East Side Dynamite.

Remember shopping? Support local indie designers and vendors while enjoying live music and food trucks every Friday at new outdoor marketplace District Six (formerly SoMa StrEat Food Park).

This campy 1990s sci-fi horror flick always had special resonance in the quake-prone Bay Area, and seeing it at a drive-in seems like a fun flashback to the days before CGI-heavy, earth-shaking Marvel blockbusters.

MegaBlack SF, CUESA, and the Port of San Francisco are celebrating local Black-owned businesses on Juneteenth with a fun-filled day focused on community and food. The event is free, but you'll need tasting tickets to sample food from more than a dozen local eateries.

Bring a cute, pest-free plant. Leave with a cute, pest-free plant. And possibly make some cute, pest-free friends! The more plants you bring, the more of everything you get.

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!

At this Oddities and Curiosities Market, you'll find a vast array of vendors selling all sorts of Victorian-era treasures, including jewelry, clothing, taxidermy, antiques, and more. There will also be "masked theatrics,” music, puppet shows, and tarot card readings.

Time to ditch the sweatpants and beanies and restart your "ready for the world again" beauty regimen. This huge, masked, socially distanced pop-up includes tons of tips and swag.

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.

Nightlife is slowly seeping back in, and this outdoor, seated party from the Green Gorilla crew features some of the best local techno and house DJs — plus a great lightshow and superb sound.

Queer hip-hop party Swagger Like Us is back to celebrate this vital holiday — and there'll be plenty of voguing and rapping to make this seated, distanced event unmissable.

It wouldn't be Pride month without a fabulous ensemble of men in tutus and pointe shoes performing some stunning dances. The Ballet22 troupe delivers bravura performances at a limited-capacity engagement.

Chefs Brandon Rowan-Taylor (BRTables), Elijah Brown (Pimpin' Chkn'), and Eva Allen (Full Belly Bakery) have created a collaborative seven-course, New Orleans-inspired meal, paired with wine and music from Malinda DeRouen, to celebrate Black excellence.

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.

Heels, jazz, Afrobeats, twerking — you'll get a very lively, 90-minute dance course to work out those pandemic blues with renowned Oakland instructor De'Jhonea (De'Jha) Scott.

Join this watch party experience at 7th West for Grooves from the Greenhouse! There will be a live DJ, interactive activations, and food and drinks for purchase.

The return of big techno sounds — made by two excellent local DJ party crews — will flood club Audio's big room with plenty of boom. Masks and proof of vaccination required.

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.

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.

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.

A rip-roaring tribute to the legendary pioneer of the Outlaw Country sound, featuring almost a dozen local acts performing outdoors, including Leigh Crow, Nashville Honeymoon, Ruby Vixxen, and Laura Benitez and the Heartache.

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.

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.

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.

The classic, trippy album got several generations through college in blacklit dorm rooms. Now you can listen in a state-of-the-art, immersive sonic environment. But will they play it backwards?

Peruvian restaurant La Mar brings attention to the ecological destruction of the Amazon rainforest, showcasing indigenous artists from the Awa Gallery in Cusco, Peru, who celebrate the "sacred jungle." Vaccination cards required.

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.

You may have to weather some "Who's on first?" cracks, but it'll be worth it to catch some well-known comedians taking a swing — and hopefully no misses — outdoors at Moscone Field every Thursday evening.

This innovative, award-winning drive-in video project brings together 16 renowned aerial artists to tell "a collective narrative during this time of uncertainty and social discord."

One of the Bay's best DJs, Shortkut brings the '90s throwback soul for a smooth cruise, hosted by emcee Fran Boogie on a double-decker yacht, with safety precautions in place.

With a disco DJ lineup bursting with Pride, the downtown club's dance floor will be lit up with rainbows and quite a few dancing unicorns. The Go Bang! crew hosts. Wear something sparkly!

Immigrant feminists, freedom fighters, and other outspoken South Asian activists from the past 100 years get some shine on this invigorating tour, led by community historians Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee.

You'll want to snatch up limited table reservations for the return of this incredible charitable Pride party. Drag goddess Juanita More goes all out, with special guest DJs and wild performances.

For more than three decades, DJ David Harness has thrilled the Bay Area with his smooth and soulful house sounds. He's bringing that bass into the sunshine for Pride, with a daytime party by the pool.

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.

DJs Juanny Depp and Yuca Frita turn up the party heat, bringing reggaeton, dembow, and other sizzling club sounds from the Americas to the backyard patio at Brix in Oakland. Vaccination cards are required.

Renowned choreographer Catherine Galasso and the Dance Film Festival present evening of touching duets — both live and on film — that "create intricate combinations of everyday gesture, resulting in otherworldly forms."

Drag club Oasis reopens with an appearance by larger-than-life Los Angeles drag superstar Jackie Beat, performing her sparkling celebrity satires and reveling in trashy pop culture.

Tease your hair to the heavens, throw on something neon pink, and get into the groove: DJ Dave Paul is spinning classic New Wave, synthpop, freestyle, rap, and rock at this popular throwback party.

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.

The legendary Bay Area percussionist (and Shiela E.'s dad) has brought Latin rhythms to the masses since playing with Carlos Santana back in the 1960s. He's still beating the drums at 85.

The dance party that bills itself a "pansexual party palace" never fails to wow with its welcoming atmosphere, diverse crowd, and music selectors like Chicago house music favorite Derrick Carter.

Learn the fundamentals of street photography and compose postcard-quality pictures with instructor Reza, on this four-hour, 1.6-mile walk brimming with the city's majestic sights.

Slaps, throwbacks, beats, and a cute QTPOC/LGBTQ crowd come through when DJ Reeact takes to the tables all afternoon at Oakland's casual Classic Cars West club.

San Francisco's unique climate can seem daunting — we've all got a thick hoodie for the summer fog. But this masked, distanced workshop will teach you to growing delicious fruits and vegetables year-round, even in rainy winter.

A violin sensation since the age of six — when she debuted with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra — Lucia Micarelli has toured with Josh Groban and Barbara Streisand, binding together classical and pop with technical wizardry.

For more than three decades, beloved techno DJ Doc Martin has ruled the Bay Area party scene — even though he lives in LA. He's headlining the Art Deco-chic Great Northern club with a four-hour set, vaccination proof required.

After so much solitude, get to know other dog lovers — and enjoy some tasty ice cream for both humans and pups — at this canine-centered social hour in the Mission Bay sunshine.

"Girls, Girls, Girls" takes on a deeper meaning when this all-woman Motley Crüe tribute band tears into the hair metal heroes' wild oeuvre. Too fast for love? You bet.

This prolific American singer-songwriter has been entertaining audiences since 1984. Now he brings his raspy voice and irreverent style to the Cornerstone in Berkeley for an all-ages show honoring the 25th anniversary of "A Bigger Piece of Sky," his breakthrough album.