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Free concerts and dance events in San Francisco this summer.

Free concerts and dance events in San Francisco this summer

The free concerts that are part of SanFrancisco's City Celebration, in its ninth year, now spread out over four months, and the nonprofit group's impressive Ethnic Dance Festival is bigger than ever.

Thursdays in Golden Gate Park

Presented in honor of senior citizens, theconcerts are open to all. They take place from 1 to 3 every Thursday, June 4 through September 17, in the band shell at the Music Concourse.

June 4, Jimmy Price Big Band ('40s-eraswing).

June 11, the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

June 18, Middle Eastern percussion (MaryEllen Donald) and dance Ebbtisaam Nikol).

June 25, the San Francisco Boys Chorus.

Later concerts will include a variety ofmusic and dance: jazz, country western, ethnic. You're welcome to bring a picnic. Or eat at the Cafe de Young in the nearby M.H. de Young Memorial Museum Parking can be difficult here; try Middle Drive behind the California Academy of Sciences or take the #44 Muni bus.

Noon concerts in two plazas

From noon to I every Tuesday, June 2through September 29, musicians perform at State Fund Plaza at Ninth and Market streets. It's studded with benches, flower beds, a stream, a cluster of small redwoods; entry is off Market through a gateway on the building's east side.

June 2, Tropical Breeze (Brazilian music).

June 9, Geist (guitar and harp).

June 16, Golden Bough (Irish music).

June 23, Back Up and Push (swing).

Alternate Fridays from June 12 to September25, noontime concerts will also be held at Levi's Plaza:

June 12, Espresso (Caribbean-style band).

June 26, Golden Bough (Irish).

Other concerts here offer jazz, reggae.

Ethnic Dance Festival at Herbst

Dates are June 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8 P.M.and June 7 at 2 at Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Now bigger than ever, this festival is gaining national prominence as a dance showcase. Some 26 groups--all in authentic costumes--are selected from the city's best ethnic troupes; you might see African, Bulgarian, Japanese, or Polynesian dances.

Tickets ($12, $15, $30) are availablethrough BASS; reserve early. You can park ($3.25) at Civic Center Garage, on McAllister Street between Polk and Larkin streets, or at Performing Arts Garage, 360 Grove Street.

Photo: Outdoor music is part of summer celebration. The Golden Bough, heard last summer in Golden Gate Park, plays Celtic strains noontime June 16 this year at State Fund Plaza
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