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Weekend Planner: June 7th, 2024


View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


 

Friday, June 7th

 

San Francisco Jazz Festival

Across San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: All

Various prices


This year's 41st Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival (Jun 5-16) features 40 shows over 12 days in 4 venues, and includes performances by Shabaka Hutchings, Gary Bartz NTU Troop with Ambrose Akinmusire, Kenny Garrett, Jane Monheit, GoGo Penguin, Cory Henry, La Doña, Monty Alexander, Lakecia Benjamin, James Brandon Lewis Trio, Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, John Santos' tribute to Jerry & Andy Gonzales, René Marie's Harry Belafonte Tribute, an all-star centennial celebration of Oscar Peterson with Kenny Barron, Benny Green, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra & more!


 

Oakland First Fridays for Juneteenth

Telegraph, Oakland

5 PM, Ages: All

Free



Celebrate Black Love and Juneteenth at Oakland First Fridays, a vibrant gathering that pays homage to the rich history and culture of the Black community. Join us for an evening of unity, art, music, food, and an abundance of love. This special event embodies the essence of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery and highlighting the enduring power of Black love and resilience.


Prepare yourself for a fun-filled entertainment lineup this month at the Black Love and Juneteenth event, showcasing incredible poets and artists like Ladi Rev, Devine King, Juanito Carlos Arroz, MoeMinistry, and LooveMoore! Don't miss the chance to be captivated by their talents as they celebrate Black culture and freedom. It's an event brimming with creativity, inspiration, and a celebration of love and liberation. Get ready to be immersed in a evening of unforgettable performances and heartfelt expressions.


 

Saturday, June 8th

 

Jazz Show at Yerba Buena Gardens

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Yerba Buena, San Francisco

1 PM, Ages: All

Free


Marking the 30th anniversary of South Africa’s first free, post-apartheid election, this double bill presents the perfect artists to celebrate the momentous occasion. Saxophonist Steve Dyer is one of South Africa’s most influential jazz artists, and his music was shaped by the revolutionary anti-apartheid movement. He performs with Dyertribe, his duo with his son, pianist/composer Bokani Dyer.


They’re joined by the group Izithunywa featuring trumpeter Ndabo Zulu and saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane. With Bokani’s immersion in his Tswana heritage from Botswana and Ndabo’s passion for pre-colonial musical traditions of the Zulu (practices repressed by the apartheid government), both groups embrace an expansive aesthetic steeped in history while committed to investigating new sounds and forms.


Co-Presented with the Museum of the African Diaspora, the Bay Area residency includes a free talk at MoAD, moderated by John Santos: South African Jazz: A Musical Journey through Traditions and Time, Friday, June 7, 6:30-8pm.


 

West Coast Craft Festival

Fort Mason, San Francisco

10. AM, Ages: All

Free


The celebrated West Coast Craft (WCC) fair returns to Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture for summer shopping fun. A juried exhibition of more than 275 artisans, WCC features designers and craftspeople inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle, as well as by local materials and innovations.


Enjoy browsing for fine craft items including ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, textiles, home furnishings, paper goods, wood crafts, bath and body products, and more. (Visit the WCC Catalog for examples of the types of artists who exhibit at WCC.)


WCC Summer 2024 takes place in the Festival Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission


 

Sunday, June 9th

 

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathalon

The Bay, San Francisco

All Day, Ages: All

Free


The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is back and is set to take place on Sunday, June 9 in San Francisco. 

 

The race welcomes triathletes from all over the world to take over the S and waters of San Francisco. The triathlon features a grueling 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shoreline of Marina Green, an 18-mile technical bike ride through the Presidio, and an 8-mile multi-terrain run out to Baker Beach and back, where athletes will also encounter the infamous 200-plus-step Sand Ladder. 

 

After completion, these triathletes belong to an exclusive and small community of people who can officially claim they have “Escaped from Alcatraz.”

 
Cheaper Than Therapy Comedy Festival

533 Sutter, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: 18+

$25


San Francisco stand-up comedy every Wed @8pm, Thu @8pm, Fri-Sat @8 & 10pm, and Sun @8pm. No drink minimum.


Cheaper Than Therapy offers a healthy dose of live stand-up comedy every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, year-round. Located in San Francisco's historic Shelton Theater in the heart of Union Square, Cheaper Than Therapy is convenient to get to, whether you live in the Bay Area or are just visiting.


Check out our reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook.


About the show


Each show features five to six hand-picked, experienced comedians and an occasional guest drop-in.


Please arrive at the theater by 7:45pm to check in with the box office. The bar opens at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Last seating is at 8:20pm.


The theater has a full bar with no drink minimum. Come early for craft drinks and great seats!


The show always ends by 9:30pm. For a list of restaurant recommendations in the area, please visit our website.


We encourage everyone 21+ to party with us at the Shelton Theater bar.


Frequently asked questions


Is there an age requirement?

The show is for mature audience members of 18+ only.

Is there a drink minimum?

No, there is no drink minimum.

What if I'm late?

This is a live show, and we want everyone to have a great time. As a courtesy to the performers and audience, we will not seat those who arrive after 8:20pm. If you are unable to make it by this time, please let us know. We would be happy to transfer your tickets to a future date.

Is there parking available?

There is no parking at the theater, but there are many public parking garages close by. See your options on Parkopedia.

If the event is sold out, will you have tickets at the door?

We often sell out, so please buy your tickets in advance. If the event is sold out online, we will not have any extra tickets to sell at the door. In that case, please get tickets to the next show!

If I can't make it to the show anymore, will the fees be refunded?

Unfortunately, Eventbrite does not refund any fees, so only the base ticket price is refunded. However, we're happy to transfer your tickets to a future show of your choice instead. Just email us at info@cttcomedy.com let us know that you can no longer make it and want to transfer your tickets. Once you've decided on a date that works better for you, email us again at least 48 hours in advance of the show, and we'll confirm your tickets.


More information


For more information, please visit our website.


Still have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions? Feel free to email or call us at (415) 506-8474 anytime. We'd love to hear from you!


Cheaper Than Therapy is presented by CTT Comedy and Shelton Theater.

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