Talk It Out Radio, Sun, 5/19, 7pm: ARISE AND AWAKEN

Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist, who was the founder of engaged Buddhism. Host, Marlena Willis, talks with guests, Antoinette Gonzalez and Victoria Mausisa, co founders of ARISE (Awakening through Race, Intersectionality and Equity), which is a community of mindfulness practitioners and monastics in the Plum Village tradition of Thich … Continued

Bob Dylan 78th Birthday Special

Bob Dylan turns 78 on Friday, but at KPFA we’re not waiting to celebrate his birthday. On Wednesday (May 22) Larry Kelp hosts a two-hour “Sing Out” Bob Dylan special from 10 p.m.-midnight. Since 1991 the “Bob’s Birthday Special” has been an almost annual event on KPFA. Dylan is a unique force in modern music, … Continued

Real Vocal String Quartet

Real Vocal String Quartet along with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts present performance and cd release of Culture Kin. Original songs & collaborative pieces with sister cities such as Cork, Ireland, Osaka, Japan and Barcelona, Spain are featured.

The event takes place at 701 Mission Street in San Francisco. For details, call 415.978.2787.

The Playwrights Foundation

The Playwrights Foundation presents a reading of “The Garbologists” on Monday, May 20 at 7:30pm. The play about bickering sanitation workers finding some common ground takes place

at Roble Hall, Stanford University, 374 Teresa Street, in Palo Alto. For details,call (415) 626-2176.

May 1 2019 through October 31 2019

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

KPFA Co-Sponsors nearly 100 free arts programs in Yerba Buena Gardens!


KPFA co-sponsors the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: 6 months of admission-free performances reflecting the rich cultures and creativity of the Bay Area. Programs are outdoors, family-friendly and ADA accessible.

This program will focus on a handful of artists performing at this years BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival taking place Memorial Day Weekend of May 24-26, 2019 in Napa, California. Featuring music from Shannon & The Clams, Sir Sly, Houses, Sylvan Esso, The Dip, Lord Huron and Santana.

The Community of Grace

We are proud to premier the radio documentary “Community of Grace.” All across this country, and the world, homelessness is on the rise. KPFA reporter Lucy Kang spent months speaking with residents of the Community of Grace, an unhoused community in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. This long-form audio documentary reveals the devastating circumstances many unhoused Oakland residents face and the incredible ingenuity with which their communities are surviving.