NEMA San Francisco is positioned at the intersection of SOMA, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, and The Mission neighborhoods—each offering a unique appeal and distinct character. May in the neighborhood and beyond brings a variety of live entertainment! Here are a few of the many must attend events that are up next this month near NEMA:

May 1-8, Swan Lake. Introduced and premiered in America by San Francisco Ballet, it is a captivating vision of the world's most mesmerizing ballet.

May 1, Great Good Fine Ok. Popscene welcomes Great Good Fine Ok with very special guest Emlyn at the Rickshaw Stop.

May 1, Mozart to Mendelssohn "String Together". The San Francisco Civic Music Association presents Mozart to Mendelssohn's Spring Concert.

May 1, IKEBANA Flower Arranging Workshop. Design your own take-home Sogetsu Ikebana flower arrangement during a workshop taught by Hiromi Nomura of Belle Flora at TINT Gallery.

May 4, MAY THE 4TH: A Star Wars Drag Show. Oasis will blast off to a galaxy far, far away for some Cantina disco, go-go aliens and droids, and a drag show.

May 5, Cinco De Mayo Party @ Bergerac. Peek inside the beautiful boutique bar and lounge and celebrate CINCO DE MAYO. Food menu served until 10pm, drinks and music served from 6pm - 2am.

May 7, Slow Streets Bike Tour with SFMTA! Join YPT SF Bay and the SFMTA for a tour of some of San Francisco’s most popular slow and car-free streets.

May 7, District Six Presents Taco Fest. Taco lovers unite! Watch for more information on the event.

May 11, Carolina Herrera Fashion Show & Luncheon. This glamorous luncheon will begin with an elegant champagne reception; guests will then enjoy a spectacular runway show accompanied by a luncheon.

May 13, Skate Night. The Church of 8 Wheels in SF has an 18+ Skate Night on Fridays from 9-11pm. It's a vibe and if we get all of us to go, we can turn it up even more.

May 14 + 28, Live Music in the Square! Enjoy live music performances at Union Square Park. Bring your friends, family and neighbors, grab some lunch and enjoy live local acts.

May 15, Music as Conversation. Together with artists from the local Southeast Asian community, special guest artist Charya Burt, and Võ’s musical collective, Blood Moon Orchestra, she will share stories of immigrants’ resilience through music and movement.

May 19, Soweto Kinch: Black Peril. Head to SF JAZZ. Soweto Kinch is a seeker – a wide-open musician, finding inspiration in the spoken word, theater, dance, and history.

May 21, District Six Art & Wine Festival. Combining local artists & wineries together for one day. Think outdoor art walk that meets wine tasting with best friends with live music and muralist creating art on-site.

May 25, Art Battle San Francisco. Come watch the paint fly before your eyes and help vote to determine the Winner as artists battle the clock & each other in 3 fast-paced rounds.

May 25-27, SF Ballet School Spring Festival. Returning in person for the first time since 2019 with three evenings of performances at the Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA.

May 29, Chamber Music. It’s personal—music curated and performed by small ensembles of San Francisco Symphony musicians at Davies Symphony Hall.

Image credit: MAY THE 4TH: A Star Wars Drag Show

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