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Stars & Diamonds

March 1 - April 27
Joyce Gordon Gallery
Visual Arts

Frontline Prophet: James Baldwin

March 1 - April 27
Joyce Gordon Gallery
Visual Arts

KOOZA

April 18 - June 26
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
Theater + Film

San Francisco Art Fair

April 25 - April 28
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (Festival Pavilion)
Visual Arts

St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture

April 25 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Stanford Humanities Center
Conversations + Speakers

Eric Roberson: The 30th Anniversary Tour

April 26 @ 6:30 PM PDT
Blue Note Napa
Music

Angélique Kidjo

April 26 @ 8:00 PM PDT
Zellerbach Hall
Music

Musiq Soulchild

April 26 @ 8:00 PM PDT
The Warfield
Music

Eric Roberson: The 30th Anniversary Tour

April 26 @ 9:00 PM PDT
Blue Note Napa
Music

3rd Annual 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Career Expo

April 27 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Laney College
April 27 | Money + Career

Eric Roberson: The 30th Anniversary Tour

April 27 @ 6:30 PM PDT
Blue Note Napa
Music

Eric Roberson: The 30th Anniversary Tour

April 27 @ 9:00 PM PDT
Blue Note Napa
Music

(NO MORE) adjustments

May 1 - May 5
Fort Mason Center
May 1-5, 2024 | Theater

Ayo Brame

May 2 @ 8:00 PM PDT
Yoshi’s Oakland
Music

Pedrito Martinez – Season Kick-Off!

May 4 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT
Yerba Buena Gardens
Music

MoAD Diaspora Dinner featuring Dr. Jessica B. Harris

May 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
MoAD | Museum of the African Diaspora
Conversations + Speakers

Seal

May 5 @ 7:30 PM PDT
The Mountain Winery
Music

Hybrid | Natalie Foster with Darrick Hamilton: The Guarantee

May 9 @ 6:00 PM PDT
Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California
Conversations + Speakers

SFJAZZ Gala 2024 After Party

May 9 @ 9:00 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

KP Thrive @ MoAD

May 11 @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT
MoAD | Museum of the African Diaspora
Visual Arts

Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis: When Vegas was VEGAS!

May 12 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT
Lesher Center for the Arts
Music

Hybrid | Msnbc’s Ali Velshi: A Legacy of Endurance and The Fight for Democracy

May 14 @ 12:00 PM PDT
Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California
Conversations + Speakers

Samara Joy

May 16 @ 7:30 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

Nicolas Bearde Sings Burt Bacharach

May 16 @ 8:00 PM PDT
Blue Note Napa
Music

Samara Joy

May 17 @ 7:30 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

Beethoven’s Fifth

May 17 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
Paramount Theatre
Music

2024 Founder’s Concert

May 18 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Music

Samara Joy

May 18 @ 7:30 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

Samara Joy

May 19 @ 7:00 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

Samara Joy

May 22 @ 7:30 PM PDT
Bing Concert Hall
Music

Wanda Sykes

May 31 @ 7:30 PM PDT
Jackson Hall
Comedy

Black Food & Wine Experience, Grand Tasting 2024

June 1 @ 7:00 PM PDT
The Bridge Yard
Food + Drink

Pop-Ups on the Plaza: Juneteenth on the Waterfront

June 8 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Fairs + Festivals

Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton

June 9 @ 7:00 PM PDT
Blue Note Napa
Musi

Newsmakers: Eugene Robinson

June 11 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Lesher Center for the Arts
Conversations + speakers

2nd Annual Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Juneteenth Concert

June 15 @ 8:00 PM PDT
Freight & Salvage
Music

Judith Hill

June 29 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Lesher Center for the Arts
Music

Chante Moore

July 5 @ 8:00 PM PDT
Yoshi’s Oakland
Music

Chante Moore

July 5 @ 10:00 PM PDT
Yoshi’s Oakland
Music

Chante Moore

July 6 @ 7:30 PM PDT
Yoshi’s Oakland
Music

Chante Moore

July 6 @ 9:30 PM PDT
Yoshi’s Oakland
Music

Blind Boys of Alabama

July 25 @ 7:30 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

Blind Boys of Alabama

July 26 @ 7:30 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

Blind Boys of Alabama

July 27 @ 7:30 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

Blind Boys of Alabama

July 28 @ 3:00 PM PDT
SFJAZZ
Music

Ms. Lisa Fischer

August 9 @ 8:00 PM PDT
Freight & Salvage
Music

Ms. Lisa Fischer

August 10 @ 8:00 PM PDT
Freight & Salvage
Music

Pop-Ups on the Plaza: Black Creators Craft Market

August 17 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Fairs + Festivals

Smokey Robinson: Soufully Yours – Rescheduled

October 5 @ 8:00 PM PDT
Paramount Theatre
Music

Pop-Ups on the Plaza: Black Holiday Market

December 7 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Fairs + Festivals