Highlights: Coming Up


SF International Arts Festival • May 30 – June 1

Dancer and choreographer Tara Brandel presents Circus, an innovative dance performance looking at diverse experiences in contemporary Irish culture. Brandel mixes contemporary dance with twerking, aerial pole dancing, video projection, and street dancing in collaboration with recent Irish immigrant and Nigerian street dancer Nicholas Nwosu. more


Amateur Fight Night @ UICC • June 1

Amateur Fight Night, in conjunction with B-Street Boxing, will present 12 fights at the United Irish Cultural Center, June 1st. Ticket info: Oliver McElhone 650 430 4560 or Michael Connolly 415 720 5380 more


The Undertones @ Slim’s • June 2

Derry band The Undertones hit the world stage in 1978 with the release of Teenage Kicks. Feargal Sharkey left for a solo career in the 80s and 16 years later, the rest of the band reformed with frontman Paul McLoone. More than 40 years later, they are touring away, dubbed “a scorching live act. more Enter to win two tickets! Download the ICBA App from the App Store or the Google Play Store


Kate Kennedy Remembrance, Colma • June 9

Irishwoman and champion for women’s rights and worker’s rights Kate Kennedy won equal pay for equal work in 1874 and protection from terminations for CA educators in 1890. Kate will be honored with a memorial event at the Cypress Lawn Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. more


O’Flaherty’s Golf Tournament • June 22

The annual charity golf tournament honors Ray O’Flaherty, and supports the commitment to education and the molding of young minds through the Educational Scholarship Fund. Platinum, gold or individual hole sponsors sought, and foursomes encouraged. more


Bloomsday @ Mechanics’ • June 16


Eat, Read, Drink and Walk on the Wild Side of Dublin. The event begins with a special Bloomsday tea with lively Irish music and song. This is a community reading of Ulysses by James Joyce – so, bring your book and be ready to read and share your favorite short passages. Bloomsday attire is encouraged. more


De Bogman @ UICC • June 28

De Bogman is an hour-long Irish tour-de-force of storytelling and physical comedy. It charts the story of Declan who, from his humble origins as a village idiot in Ireland, goes to America to become World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. more