This Week’s Top Events – San Francisco + New York
Although we’re sure you already plan out your entire social life around our stellar calendar of events, we like to highlight our favorites each week. Take a gander below but make sure to check our SF & NY calendars often since they are always being updated.
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Rad Upcoming SF Events
IN THE VALLEY BELOW / WATERSTRIDER, FREEDOM FRY
THU. 04/30 | 9:00PM @ RICKSHAW STOP
Currently based in the Echo Park, In The Valley Below is a new musical pairing delivering hushed swirls of male and female vocals forged with dark stories of brooding riddles and romance.
Bicicleta Sem Freio Exhibition Opening
FRI. 05/01 | 7:00PM @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY
“This Is Not A Poster” is the first U.S. exhibition for Brazilian duo, Bicicleta Sem Freio.
Independent Bookstore Day
SAT. 05/02 | ALL DAY @ Various SF Locations
Various bookstores throughout San Francisco will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day in their own special way; Green Apple Books, Books Inc, Bookshop West Portal, Folio Books, ect. Check their website for more locations.
SF Cinco de Mayo Festival
SAT. 05/02 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM @ VALENCIA ST. B/T 21st + 24th
Food vendors, artists, kid’s zone, music, dancing, arts + crafts.
SHOP at Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley Spring
SUN. 05/03 | 11:00AM @ HAYES VALLEY
Featuring 130 emerging designers and artists that represent the Bay Area’s abundant creative community (plus a few guest designers from Los Angeles and Portland).
MON. 05/04 | 6:30PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
Food52 Executive Editor Kristen Miglore, helps SF celebrate the first book that features Nigella Lawson’s Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake and Jim Lahey’s No-Knead bread.
Taco-Chella: Cinco De Mayo At The Park
TUE. 05/05 | 11:00AM @ SOMA STREAT FOOD PARK
Please join SOMA Streat Food Park for a Cinco de Mayo celebration with piñatas, Mexican music, lots of beer, Agave Margaritas and tacos… oh the tacos.
For Peace Band from Guam!, Animo
WED. 05/06 | 9:00PM @ NECK OF THE WOODS
For Peace Band began playing roots/rock/reggae at numerous venues on the island of Guam.
Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our SF calendar here!
Rad Upcoming NY Events
The Creative Cycle Benefit Show with BIG UPS/ EULA/ PAINTED ZEROS/ CHARLY BLISS
THU. 04/30 | 7:00PM @ THE SILENT BARN
This showcase of Brooklyn bands and artists benefits The Creative Cycle, a non-profit that donates art supplies to local public schools in New York City. With your support TCC will be able to supply NYC classrooms with musical instruments!
Heems with Michael Christmas, Pills, ZZZ’s, and lyes
FRI. 05/01 | 7:00PM @ BROOKLYN BAZAAR
Music starts around 8 and goes all the way until 1 AM. As always with BK Night Bazaar, there will be copious amounts of vendors, food, beer, art, ping-pong and putt-putt.
Independent Bookstore Day
SAT. 05/02 | All Day @ Various Locations throughout NYC
It’s independent bookstore day and lots of cities across the country are celebrating in their own special way! Check out the NYC webpage to see if your favorite bookstore is participating!
Cinco de Mayo at Herald Square
SUN. 05/03 | 10:00AM @ HERALD SQUARE
Since 1999, international merchants, restaurants, food, art, craft, antique and merchandise exhibitors. Cultural and corporate displays will be on view, plus a wide variety of multi-ethnic and entertainment will be present throughout the festival.
Night School: A Lowbrow Lecture Series
MON. 05/04 | 7:00PM @ HOUSING WORKS BOOKSTORE CAFE
Night School, presented by BuzzFeed’s Jack Shepherd and Tanner Ringerud, is like school, except at night! Also, funnier. And with beers. And jokes. And no homework. This edition of Night School will contain five hilarious and informative presentations by BuzzFeed and friends on hard-hitting topics.
Cinco de Mayo w/ Pistolera, Rana Santacruz, and Digital Guaracha
TUE. 05/05 | 7:30PM @ LE POISSON ROUGE
Rana Santacruz is a Mexican native living in Brooklyn, NY. He is considered one of the artists currently redefining the sound of Mexican American music. His music, often called “Mexican Bluegrass” or “Irish Mariachi” starts in Ireland, runs through Appalachia, swings through New Orleans, and careens across most of Mexico.
Schweid & Sons Presents the 4th Annual NY Burger Week: Beer Burger Dinner
WED. 05/06 | 6:30PM @ BEER AUTHORITY
4th Annual NY Burger Week. Each of the Burgers will be expertly paired with craft beers from Allagash Brewing Company. You’ll taste and rate all 3 Burgers and Beers as well as Beer Authority’s french fries and fried pickles.
Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our NYC calendar here!