5-9pm | Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19

SF Civic Center, UN Plaza & Fulton Street

Entertainment curated by

Off the Grid Markets

Food + Drinks (21+) by

Off the Grid Markets

A free, inclusive and family-friendly event

Schedule of Programming

August 17

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Civic Center Plaza

The Caribbean Allstars

The Caribbean Allstars not only play Jamaican reggae with a traditional electric bass-drumsguitars-keyboards lineup, but also add steel drums to bring in South Caribbean calypso and soca styles of Trinidad and Tobago, producing rhythms that drive listeners to the dance floor. Santana played on their second album and introduced them as "My favorite band" at the 1987 Bay Area Music Awards (Bammies).

Curated by

People in Plazas
  • 5-6:30: DJ Funklor
  • 6:30 - 7:20: Caribbean All Stars
  • 7:20- 7:40: DJ Funklor
  • 7:40 - 8:30: Caribbean All Stars
  • 8:30 - 9:00: DJ Funklor
  • 5:00-9:00pm: Bocce Ball, Giant Jenga and other games

Fulton Street

Curated by

Another Planet Entertainment
  • 5:00– 6:15pm: DJ Ry Pieri
  • 6:15-7:30pm: Hot Flash Heat Wave
  • 7:30-9pm: Field Medic

United Nations Plaza

Curated by

Another Planet Entertainment
  • Music to Read By – Sound Installation by Christopher Willits
  • WorkshopSF – Free DIY letter stamps buttons, macrame plant hangers, and other arts and crafts
  • San Francisco Public Library – Book cart, Spoke-n-Word book bike/trailer
  • Friends of the Public Library – Book sale and free button making
  • Adobe Books - Pop-up bookstore
  • 826 Valencia / Tenderloin – Giant Scrabble
  • America Scores – Poetry wheel / Make your own poem
  • San Francisco Art Commission – Unique Artisan Vendors

Off the Grid

“Off the Grid is thrilled to expand on our footprint around Mid-Market and be a part of this terrific collaboration with the City, Another Planet, Noise Pop and others,” said Off the Grid Founder Matt Cohen. “We are honored to play a part in bringing more great food to Civic Center for this Thursday evening experience."

Off the Grid

Seafood

808 Poke Shack

Indian

DUM Truck

Chinese

Hongry Kong

Dessert

Johnny Doughnuts

Mexican

Judie's Tacos Locos

Korean

Kokio Republic

American

Moonraker

Bar + Beverages

QBC

Mediterranean

SAJJ

Jamaican Food

Scotch Bonnet

Future Events

SEPTEMBER 21

OMEGA LIVE

oMega brings her own unique blend of style and creativity to some of her favorite influences such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Maze and more! Accompanied by some of the bay's best musicians, oMega LIVE! will give you a reason to bob your head, get up to dance and sing out loud! We prefer all of the above.

OCTOBER 19

STOMPY JONES

Little David Rose's thumpin' stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of Scott Lawrence provide the rhythmic foundation of the band's jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Jeff "Erv" Ervin on the saxophone. These two fellas create the fireworks of vintage rhythm and blues. The charming Glen Earl Brown Jr on vocals and have become a trademark of Stompy Jones.

Nearby Attractions

SHN’s Orpheum Theater

August 15 - September 10
Cultural performances including Something Rotten!

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City Hall

Open til 8pm
City Hall photo exhibit on the Ground Floor and North Light Court by artist Tabitha Soren (formerly MTV) called Fantasy Life.

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Asian Art Museum

Swing by the Asian Art Museum to view Flower Power, a special exhibition exploring the hidden meanings of flowers in Asian art through gloriously gilded screens; sleek lacquers; rare porcelains; and participatory contemporary installations that speak to issues today, from climate change to social activism. And then stay for Tasting Menu: Filipino Flavors of the Bay Area. This latest installment of the museum’s popular Tasting Menu series invites four chefs to trace Philippine culinary heritage in the Bay Area. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste each chef’s take on contemporary Philippine food.

TASTING MENU: FILIPINO FLAVORS OF THE BAY AREA

6:30—9 PM Samsung Hall, South Court

More info & tickets

Flower Power

JUN 23 — OCT 1, 2017

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Key Funders

City & County of San Francisco
The Trust For Public Land
Market Street Association
Civic Center Community Benefit District
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
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