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Peninsula Ukulele Group PUGs

San Carlos, CA

Peninsula Ukulele Group PUGs

We are a group based in Belmont, CA (**Update: all online during COVID-19**). We meet monthly to play a set of about 20-25 songs over a two-hour session from 6-8 pm on the third Monday or Wednesday in Belmont, and one Saturday a month in Woodside (check our Meetup site for exact dates). Our usual meeting places are the Belmont Public Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA, and Woodside Library. We play a wide range of popular music and welcome players of any level to come to join us. There is no pressure to come every month or for you to feel nervous about playing with our members. We believe that sharing music should be collaborative, fun and instructional. We are a welcoming group and want to share our love of music with all comers. 

Each month, a group leader selects the songs we play. Those song selections usually are based around a common theme. For each Meetup, a link to the song chord sheets are posted on our Meetup site for you to download to a computer or tablet or just print hard copies. At the meeting our group leader will lead us to play each song and take extra time to look a special riffs, strums and chord changes. We take one break halfway through and have some refreshments and have a little time to get to know each other. We then finish our set. 

We play songs from easy to advanced to give challenges to all players. We use songs from a number of different genres. It’s our goal to help everyone learn to play the ukulele and sing the popular songs from the early 1900’s to the present. 

So, please bring your ukulele, tuner, and this month’s music. PUG takes donations each month to support the costs of our Meetup account. You and anyone you want to bring along are welcome. We always have a good time! 

Keep on strummin'

The Peninsula Ukulele Group/PUGs


* Donations should be sent to Larry Shaw, PUGs Organizer @ Paypal (DebLa Shaw) or Venmo (@Larry-Shaw)

• 🎶 PUGs Music Library -

• Amelia Plays Ukulele - Amelia's collection of songs

1223 members · Public

San Francisco EDM

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco EDM

Calling all EDM lovers!

You've found one of the largest EDM meetups in the Bay Area. More than just going to shows, we're a community centered around electronic dance music.

Here's how it works:

A. We list as many EDM events going on in the Bay Area as possible. Some weeks may have 10+ events happening!

B. We pick 1-3 events per month to make official. Official meetups are "hosted", i.e. they will have a concrete place and time to meet before the show (like a pregame at a bar) and are perfect for meeting new people in the city. If you're not sure if an event is official or not, check the title or description of the event for the words "official" or "hosted", or leave a comment on the event page.

C. For any non-official (i.e. unhosted) events where our official organizers can't make it, we leave it up to you to be proactive. If you'd like to meet up with people, reach out in the comments section of the event and see if anyone else in interested!

D. We *highly* recommend our official meetup events (e.g. Dolores Park socials, barhopping, pre-games before big events) for meeting new people to go to shows with. From there, it's much easier to go to unhosted events and see familiar faces.

E. We also collaborate with local venues and DJs under the collective Frequency SF. Check us out on Facebook or Eventbrite to see our latest events.

F. Interested in being an organizer? Some perks include free swag, community recognition, invites to organizer-only events and more! Still interested? Reach out to Jon G. and let us know.

Cheers, <br>Jon

P.S. Don't forget to join our community on Facebook too!

Join our slack chat room for the latest SFEDM info:

(In the mood for some more reading? Check out our 'House Rules' and legal disclaimer below.)



These rules are in place to make sure we all have the best experience possible. :)


It goes without saying, but please avoid shameless promotion of self or affiliated events unless it is in a conversational, engaging, and respectful manner.


We are a group for the fans by the fans. If you are suggesting an event, would you be willing to host it and serve as a point of contact to other members who are attending?


If you are suggesting an event to the group, are you ready to offer a number of free entry tickets or other promotional incentives? If so, please describe in the suggested event form or email us directly.


- If you are suggesting an event to the group, are you ready to offer a number of free entry tickets or other promotional incentives? If so, please describe in the suggested event form or email us directly.

DJ’s / Producers

We partner with local venues (e.g. Halcyon and Monarch) to throw events under the collective name Frequency SF. If you believe there's an opportunity for us to collaborate, reach out to us via our Frequency SF FB page.


In exchange for participation in the activities organized by San Francisco EDM (SFEDM) Meetup Group you agree for yourself and your guests (if applicable), to the following:

You are responsible for your own interactions with other members of the SFEDM Meetup Group. You understand that the group does not do background checks on any of our existing members or on new members joining the group. This site makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of its members. The organizers and event hosts of this group are NOT liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to your conduct or anyone else's conduct in connection with or attending an event with the SFEDM Meetup Group or use of this site. This includes, without limitation, bodily injury and emotional distress. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members of the group, including if you decide to meet outside of an event. In addition, you agree to the group's terms and conditions noted above and to abide by them.

You agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by organizers or event hosts of the group when attending an event.

You recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the organized activities and you assume full responsibility for personal injury to yourself and (if applicable) to your guests, and further release and discharge the organizers and even hosts for injury, loss or damage arising out of your attendance or your guest’s attendance of an SFEDM event, whether caused by the fault of yourself, your guests, or other third parties.

You agree to indemnify and defend SFEDM against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in way arise from your attendance or your guest’s attendance of an SFEDM event.

You agree to pay for all damages to the facilities caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by you or your guests.

Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under California law.

You agree and acknowledge that you are under no pressure or duress to agree to this and that you have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before agreeing. You further agree and acknowledge that you are free to have your own legal counsel review this Agreement if you so desire.


8297 members · Public

Marin Music Jam!

San Rafael, CA

Marin Music Jam!

This is a meet up group for people to gather, play music and sing in a fun, social environment. 

Marin Music Jam! is open to all levels of players and all types of instruments, including vocalists. The group was formerly the ‘Marin Acoustic Guitar Group’ so we tend to be guitar heavy, but we've changed our name to accommodate violin, mandolin, flute, bongo and other players who attend our meet ups. Electric guitars/amped instruments with small amps are also welcome at many of our events.  At John's and Kevin's house a keyboard is available to play.

We have a tradition of holding a monthly acoustic jam which usually entails 8-12 musicians sharing songs, food and drinks in the house of one of our members. We hold other sessions on a semi-regular basis, which include genre specific nights, open mics and other formats. For example, past events have included an holiday open mic party, 80s night, a Tom Petty Tribute night and an evening with The Beatles.  We play everything from the old Folk and Rock songs of the 60's (and before) to today's pop tunes.  We are also planning to set up an annual live event where members can have the opportunity to play in a live venue.

Our group tends to be primarily intermediate players but the format enables beginners to feel welcome and is a great opportunity to learn fast. Expert and professional players have also been known to drop in regularly. 

We strive to make our events as fun as possible with very little emphasis on getting your music right and a ton of emphasis on enjoying the evening and each other’s company. Since we often have 8 or more people playing together, the song choices tend to be (relatively) easy and composed of well-known rock, folk and pop classics - although other genres are often weaved in as well. 

Within the group you will also find numerous other opportunities as we have members who attend lessons together, others are preparing for open mics or other performances and some hold private jam sessions focusing on specific interests. 

Gatherings usually have 8-12 players and we usually meet on a Friday night.  Bring copies of your favorite song sheets to share with the group to play. All kinds of instruments - guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, steel guitar, bass guitar, violin, autoharp and electric versions of all have been known to show up. We sometimes have an electric bass player or a drummer which adds to the groove of the songs.   Just a great time to be had playing music with musical friends.  All in all, we strive to be a great Bay Area meet up for people who want to enjoy playing music with each other.

257 members · Public

San Francisco Kirtan Connection

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Kirtan Connection


Due to the spread of Covid-19 virus. Many counties have social distancing guidelines in effect. 

Check the latest CDC information here:

Check California gov guidelines

you can find many more kirtan events below:

Some kirtan events are now in person and some are indoors August 1st 2021

Contact the hosts and venues and check their covid guidelines for your own safety.

Please practice social distancing wear masks and be safe.

People who enjoy or are curious about kirtan and South Asian spritual music are all welcome.  

Singers and musicians who help enhance kirtans and South Asian Spritual music experience are also welcome to post their events here. Please message me related events and I will post them in event section.

Kirtan or qawwali to me are types of sound meditation. Members participating and experiencing kirtan or qawwali events is our goal.

Our focus is personal spritual experience and non-religious.

If you would like to read about Bhakti movement's origin and development in South Asia please read:


472 members · Public

Out to the Symphony--Bay Area Lesbian Classical Music Lovers

San Francisco, CA

Out to the Symphony--Bay Area Lesbian Classical Music Lovers

Calling all lesbian classical music lovers from all over the Zoom universe!  

The live concert hall world as we know it has come to a halt. Temporarily, I hope. Until we are vaccinated against all the COVID mutations, Out to the Symphony -- San Francisco Bay Area Classical Music Lovers has moved online. 

As we patiently wait behind the glow of screens, we gather every other Monday 5-8 pm PST/PDT (if not local, please calculate the time difference), unless we depend on a public live streamed event Together, we watch films around classical music themes and attend virtual concerts. We aim to focus on feminist, lesbian, and queer composers, conductors, and performers. But of course, we cannot exclude Bach, Beethoven, and Bartok.

Long to share your passion for classical music with other lesbians sheltering in place? Perfect, me too. Originally, I started this meet-up so we could attend concerts at the Davis Symphony Hall together. Alas, no one can be certain when we'll gather as an in-person group again. 

Until then, my fellow lesbian and queer classical music lovers, kindly escape your domestic bliss and engage in celestial meet-ups of harmonious pleasure (the dissonants of modern classical repertoire included). Via Zoom, of course. Now more than ever it is crucial to cherish what little we possibly can. Come on and escape the COVID stress with three hours of lively music and conversations. 

169 members · Private