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Azúcar Con Aché
THU. 06/18 | 6:00PM @ YERBA BUENA GARDENS
A sizzling multicultural salsa group with members hailing from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the United States.
ADMISSION: FREE

SF City Hall Centennial Celebration
FRI. 06/19 | 6:00PM – 11:00PM @ SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL
Two stages of live music honoring San Francisco’s rich musical tradition, a silent disco, daytime carnival atmosphere, and an extraordinary light show on the façade of City Hall.
ADMISSION: FREE

Plated Grilling Season with Joanne Weir
SAT. 06/20 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM @ EMBARCADERO CENTER
Enjoy an intimate chef interview and cooking demonstration with Chef Joanne Weir, featuring Farmer’s Market fresh items, complete with bbq and grilling recipes for everyone to enjoy at home.
ADMISSION: FREE

Pacific Mambo Orchestra with Sheila E. and Salsamania
SUN. 06/21 | 2:00PM @ STERN GROVE 
The 20-piece Pacific Mambo Orchestra fuses the booming, classic sound of the mambo-crazed orchestras of the 1950s with modern arrangements of hit songs. PMO shares the stage with special guests Sheila E. and Marlow Rosado, and the dancers of Salsamania Dance Company.
ADMISSION: FREE

“Property” by Elizabeth McCracken
MON. 06/22 | 7:00PM @ Z SPACE
Best American Short Stories of 2011.  A young scholar, grieving a sudden loss, decides to  refurbish his  Maine rental house by eliminating his landlord’s 1960’s underground possessions.
ADMISSION: SUGGESTED DONATION @ DOOR

CONCERT-AFTER-THE-PARK: Aqua Velvets
TUE. 06/23 | 8:30PM @ BERGAMOT ALLEY
A sea of hawaiian shirts, surf rock and nothing makes you feel groovier than these boys and their entourage of well deserved groupies.
ADMISSION: FREE

Alice Smith
WED. 06/24 | 8:00PM @ THE INDEPENDENT
An intoxicating mixture of rock, pop and R&B, the album reveals a singer/songwriter/producer who has an unshakable sense of self and the attitude to match.
ADMISSION: $25

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eighth blackbird with Special Guest Will Oldham / Bill Frisell & Sam Amidon
THU. 06/18 | 7:30PM @ PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL 
EIGHTH BLACKBIRD is an impeccable sextet that team up with revered singer-songwriter WILL OLDHAM. This set will include Frederic Rzewski’s powerful spoken word piece “Coming Together,” as well as arrangements of Oldham’s songs.
ADMISSION: FREE 

Beirut
FRI. 06/19 | 8:00PM @ BEARSVILLE THEATER
Beirut is the only band I still follow to see if they’re touring, the only band that can pull me out of the depths of my couch to see perform live, the only heart-throb posters on my wall. And after a two-year “bottom out,” Zach Condon is emotionally and physically well enough to set out on tour.
ADMISSION: $30

Jungle / Ibeyi
SAT. 06/20 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM @ CENTRAL PARK
Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz are the daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father’s culture, Yoruba.
ADMISSION: FREE

Make Music New York LES Exclusive
SUN. 06/21 | 8:00AM – 6:00PM @ ALDO’S PIZZERIA
Open air event taking place in the Lower East Side near the corner of Delancey St. & Columbia St. Hosted by G-Immortal Brandz’ Patrick “2Geez” Johnson with writer lounge exclusives: streaming live to FATT TRAXX RADIO hosted by RomeE & DJ Steve-o and a Bar-B-Que in the park hosted by K. LaRue of Pot La Rue’s Gourmet Chocolate Barbeque Sauce.
ADMISSION: FREE

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Ghostbusters 
MON. 06/22 | 7:00PM @ BRYANT PARK
Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.
The lawn opens at 5:00PM for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset, between 8-9.
ADMISSION: FREE

River to River Festival: Olga Bell, Krai
TUE. 06/23 | 8:30PM @ SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
Krai is an audio-visual performance concerned with the rest of the Russian map: the wilderness, the towns, the inhabitants and their stories. From the Cossack melodies of Krasnodar Krai in the West to the Chukchi drumming of Kamchatka Krai in the Russian Far East, Krai is a forty-minute journey across the Eurasian landmass.
ADMISSION: FREE

Judy Torres / Tony Touch
WED. 06/24 | 7:00PM @ CROTONA PARK
The former 80’s B-Boy Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. An icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre, Tony Touch is a true innovator who has revolutionized the DJ game time and again.
ADMISSION: FREE

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