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Weekend Planner: May 31st, 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, May 24th


Redwood City Music on the Square

Downtown Redwood City

All Day, Ages: All


Celebrate our 18th year with us by enjoying FREE music for fourteen weeks throughout the summer on Friday evenings! With top-quality local and national musical performers — from rock and reggae, to Latin and much more— music fans of all ages will be thrilled to discover and enjoy the most popular summer concert series on the Peninsula! Courthouse Square is the Community's "Living Room" and the weather can't be beat. Come down and spend Friday evenings with us! 

Reminder- glass bottled beverages are NOT allowed at events. This policy will be enforced.

For more answers to popular questions about our events, go here.

May 31

Santana Tribute

CARNAVAL!  faithfully recreates the drive and the sound that has made Santana’s music a mainstay in rock music history for the past five decades! You’ll hear all the hits from Santana’s early years through the new favorites of today. All of it played with the same instrumentation, soul, and passion that fans have known and loved.

Grab your friends and family, bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair, and get ready to enjoy some incredible live music. Courthouse Square is the Community’s “Living Room” and the weather can’t be beat. Come down and spend Friday evenings with us!

And the best part? It’s all completely free! So whether you’re a die-hard fan of the main act or just looking for a fun night out, our live music concert series is the place to be!

Along with Music on the Square, other exciting FREE events in Redwood City include: Music in the Park on Wednesdays; Movies on the Square on Thursdays; Pub in the Park on Saturdays; Shakespeare in the Park on Weekends in August; Kids Rock! Concert Series on Sundays, plus special outdoor exhibits featuring ART on the Square complementing 4 dates of Music on the Square. More info at

Redwood City’s Music on the Square is brought to you by Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services, and is proud to be supported by Community Partners Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation, and to be sponsored by Embarc, Ghostwood Beer Company, The Bottleshop, and Sound Union


Cats on Mats

KitTea Lounge, San Francisco

7 PM, Ages: All


We will be hosting our mew Purrlates class in our cat lounge with 20+ cats. We recommend you wear a tee shirt or long-sleeved shirt, as many of our cats like to hop on backs during these sessions (it can be a little unpurrdictable). We also advise that you show up ready to go in your Purrlates workout outfit, as we only have one restroom for changing and to bring a water bottle just in case you get parched during your session. *It is optional to bring your own mat, but we will be providing clean pilates mats as well.

Rescheduling and Refunds for Purrlates: Due to the nature of this event and the world, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled after purchase. However, if you give us a heads-up at we can try to sell your tickets and either refund or reschedule mew for a future date.


Saturday, June 1st


Bay Area Book Festival


11 AM, Ages: All


Annually featuring scores of renowned and emerging authors in conversations at multiple indoor and outdoor venues, the Bay Area Book Festival has become one of the country’s premier literary events. We are lucky to be based in a region rich in literary history and innovation and brimming with writers, readers, activists, and independent booksellers. Attracting 10,000 attendees over the course of the events in Downtown Berkeley, the festival promotes its authors and programs through a robust publicity strategy utilizing social media, partnerships with local press and partner organizations, and story placements in diverse and wide-ranging media outlets.

The Festival offers a panoramic view of what’s most exciting in literature today. Our goal is to create conversation, prioritizing authors and topics that reflect and engage the diverse readers who live and work in the Bay Area. We center marginalized voices, explore complex current events from a multitude of angles, and celebrate boundary-pushing literature. Our comprehensive program for children and middle grade readers finds new and creative ways to engage young readers and their caregivers through interactive and innovative programming.


Pints for Paws

Treasure Island, San Francisco

All Weekend, Ages: All


Over 30 Craft Breweries to Support Shelter Animals at Award-Winning East Bay Beer Festival 

BERKELEY, Calif. – In honor of the upcoming National Beer Day, Berkeley Humane has announced tickets are now on sale for Pints for Paws, 10th Anniversary craft beer festival. Voted Best Fundraising Event in the East Bay for several years running, Pints for Paws will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 2 pm – 5 pm (1-hour earlier entrance for VIP ticket holders) at 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley. This event sells out every year.  

Community volunteers organize this 21-and-over dog-friendly event with all funds supporting the medical and behavioral needs of shelter dogs and cats. To learn more or to purchase tickets for Pints for Paws,  

“I participate in a lot of festivals, but Pints for Paws has a unique vibe, and there is nothing as powerful as a community coming together to save the lives of animals,” said Kevin Hamilton, event chair and owner of Canyon Club Brewery. “This event sells out every year, so buy your tickets early and plan to attend with your dog and your friends.”  

Admission includes a commemorative Belgian-style glass, unlimited tastings from over 30 unique craft breweries, artesian ciders, boutique wineries, Tito’s vodka, and other beverages while enjoying live music and a friendly neighborhood vibe.   

Fieldwork Brewing, Subaru, and Wareham Development present the dog-friendly event. Unlike beer festivals that donate only a fraction of proceeds to charities, 100% of the funds raised by Pints for Paws support Berkeley Humane’s programs and community services.   

“Pints for Paws attracts an amazing group of beer lovers and dog owners who come together for a great cause,” said Jeffrey Zerwekh, executive director of Berkeley Humane. “This event provides us with the financial resources to save the lives of injured, abused, or animals in need of urgent medical care.”  

This event sells out, and prices will increase the last week, so please purchase your tickets now. To learn more or to purchase tickets for Pints for Paws in Berkeley, CA, on June 1st, please visit: 

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Sunday, April 28th


Bandshell Concert at Golden Gate Park

North Beach, San Francisco

All Day, Ages: All


Street festival of Italian food, drink, music, culture, family fun and the running of the 103rd Statuto Race on Sunday morning Full entertainment and Kids’ Corner Saturday and Sunday Live Italian music from Vanessa Racci, Cory Pesaturo, Nino Lane Band, Sonamo, il Sole featuring Steve Albini and Bella Ciao Pizza toss by 13 time World Champion and restaurateur Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana of North Beach Special Sunday performance by a “symphony” of accordions. Italian cuisine and wine tasting featuring Capo Isetta and Highway 12 Children’s corner featuring Italian Marionette show, tarantella dancing, bounce house, face painting and crafts Italian products sold by local vendors; including, Lianna Soap, Giovanni’s Specialities, True Delicious, Zoe Aquila Jewelry, Amelia Imports and more. Sign up for the 103nd Statuto Race Statuto Race Information and Sign Up


Saturday, June 1 (Tentative)

11a.m. Sonamo

12 – 12:20 p.m. – Queen and Court, Italian Consulate introductions & announcements12:20 – 12:50 -Ricco Dancers

1p.m. 13-Time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani Pizza Acrobatics

1:30p.m. Ricco Italian Dancers

2p.m. il Sole featuring Steve Albini

3p.m. Vanessa Racci

4:30p.m. Ricco Dancers

5p.m. Nino Lane Band

Sunday, June 2 (Tentative)

11a.m. Mike Trucco Band

12:10p.m. Tatiana

12:45 Ron Borelli Group

1:45p.m. il Sole featuring Steve Albini

2:45p.m.Accordian sing-a-long of “That’s Amore”

3:15p.m. Bella Ciao featuring Tom Torriglia

2024 Kids’ Corner

located in front of Laura Vicuña preschool on Filbert St. and Stockton St.

Noon-12:30 p.m. Fratello Marionettes Puppet Show #1 (Saturday and Sunday)

1 p.m. 13-Time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani Pizza Acrobatics (Saturday only)

12:30-1 p.m. – Tarantella Lessons (Sunday only)

2-2:30. Fratello Marionettes Puppet Show #2 (Saturday and Sunday

All Day – Italian Arts & Craft Projects,

Cheaper Than Therapy Comedy Festival

533 Sutter, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: 18+


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 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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