Hunky Jesus Easter Contest
Fairs & Festivals
Hunky Jesus Easter Contest
35th Annual Easter celebration moves to Golden Gate Park for 2014
Free Sunday Parking Returns to SF
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Free Sunday Parking Returns to SF
The city makes Sunday parking meters free again starting in July
SF Library Spring Book Sale
Deals
SF Library Spring Book Sale
Over 250,000 books on sale - all for $3 or less

Thursday, April 17

Free Flower Week (April 21-24): First Day To Order | SF
Free Flower Week (April 21-24): First Day To Order | SF

Feeling inspired to make someone’s day? Sign up to get free flowers and messages delivered by bike anywhere in San Francisco thanks to KIND granola bars and the Bicycle Film Festival. Free Flower Week - Deliveries take place April 21-24, 2014 - First Day to Order: ...

Newly Discovered “Silver Twins” Fire Hydrants Painting | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hayes & Buchanan
Newly Discovered

It is now known that the fire hydrants at Hayes and Buchanan, and Ellis and Van Ness, were equal to the actions of the Gold Hydrant well known for stopping the 1906 fire from going deeper into the Mission District.
At 10 am on April 17, 2014 …

1906 “Big One” Commemoration: Marching Band & Historic Fire Engine | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event outside of John's Grill. Luncheon has a cost.
| John's Grill
1906

Scores of San Franciscans in period costumes will commemorate the 1906 “Big One” outside of John’s Grill with live music and historic displays at 2 pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Put on your best turn-of-the-century dress (or at least an Easter bonnet) and come on down to …

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Open Boat Tours | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South Beach Yacht Club
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Open Boat Tours | SF

San Francisco, get ready to celebrate the arrival of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet as it races from China, crossing the planet’s biggest ocean to reach South Beach Yacht Club, arriving on April 12 and re-starting the race on the April 19, ...

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Yerba Buena neighborhood galleries, museums, restaurants, and bars will ...

YBCA:ConVerge: Jazz & Giant Art Stitch & B*tch | SoMa
Thursday, April 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge: Jazz & Giant Art Stitch & B*tch | SoMa

YBCA ConVerge presents a communal “stitch and b*tch” session led by embroidery artist Mei-ling Humphrey and her visiting mother, Catherine Wong. From 4:30-6 pm, sit around a giant embroidery hoop with Mei and Catherine, engaging in communal learning, labor, and expression.
In addition, YBCA Artist-in Residence …

“Urban Air Night Market” Indie Mart, Food Trucks, $2 Beer | SoMa
Thursday, April 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Urban Air Market, San Francisco’s fashion festival, has joined forces with SoMa StrEat Food Park to bring you a weekly Thursday night market. This unique curated marketplace for sustainable design will feature food trucks, a beer garden and a different mix of vendors each week including top local ...

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, April 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday, April 10 – June 26, 2014. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

“Sweet Ride”: Bike-Inspired Art Show & Jewelry DIY | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cesar Chavez Student Art Gallery (SFSU)

“Sweet Ride” showcases the vibrant urban biking culture in the San Francisco Bay Area through a collection of photographs, film, interactive art pieces, and installation work.
Featuring non-profit and volunteer organizations, as well as small businesses driven by passionate entrepreneurs, “Sweet Ride” tells the story of …

Soundproof Glass Box Experiment: “Life Soundtrack” | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Soundproof Glass Box Experiment:

Step into a pseudo soundproof glass box with a stranger or two and observe the rhythm of the streets of San Francisco dancin’ to the different soundtracks that will be provided for you.
They’ll be playin’ some jazz… perhaps the people look like they’re walkin to …

Sila Afro-Funk Concert & Earth Day Celebration | Bayview
Thursday, April 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)
Sila Afro-Funk Concert & Earth Day Celebration | Bayview

Enjoy a free world music concert by Afro-Funk Master Sila, plus a PopUp Market and other performances.
The Bayview Town Center comes alive with the Bayview Underground Food Scene PopUp Market including farm stands in honor of Earth Day. Spoken word performances by Tim “Toaster” Henderson and friends …

Dance Party NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Dance Party NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Shake, shimmy, twist and twerk your way into NightLife’s first ever museum-wide dance party. Whether you’ve got two left feet or can cut a rug with the best of them, NightLife invites you to try out popular dance styles from around the world.

In African Hall, …

Win Tix: 1906 Earthquake History Night: Film, Photos & Drinks | The Old Mint
1906 Earthquake History Night: Film, Photos & Drinks | The Old Mint

In April of 1906, the earth shook, and San Francisco went up in flames. In the midst of it all, the Mint stood strong. 
Come dance, drink, and discover the history of the stoic building that still holds true. Enjoy exhibits from the San Francisco Museum and …

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games | Mission Dist.
Thursday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Go Game HQ
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games | Mission Dist.

The April 2014 theme is “Private Experiences for Two People”… interpret it however you like.
Themes are a suggestion; experiences that are entirely independent of the month’s theme are very welcome, they are happy to make time for you.

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “A Haunted House 2″ | Oakland
Thursday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Location (Oakland)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “A Haunted House 2,” a followup to the comedy horror film A Haunted House starring Marlon Wayans.
Free Film Screening: A Haunted House 2
April 17, 2014 | 7 pm
Secret Movie Theater Location in San Francisco
RSVP Code: FUNSF1RR0

Tickets available through …

Win Tix: Immersive Light & Music Show | Exploratorium
Immersive Light & Music Show | Exploratorium

The legendary Joshua Light Show paints an immersive and improvisational environment of light accompanied by the musical group Moon Duo.
Combining analog methods such as liquid light, overhead projection, and mirrors with new video technology, these seminal creators of handmade light shows create visually striking cinema …

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Walking With The Enemy” | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Movie Theater (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Walking With The Enemy,” inspired by a true story of a hero during WWII.
Free Film Screening: Walking With The Enemy
April 17, 2014 | 7 pm
Secret Movie Theater Location in San Francisco
RSVP Code: FUNSF1NP3

Tickets available through GoFoBo.com/rsvp
Tickets are …

Police Brutality History Film Night: “Cincinnati Goddam” | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*It's a bring-your-own-and-enough-to-share drinks and snacks event, free entry.
| New Nothing Cinema
Police Brutality History Film Night:

“Cincinnati Goddamn” is a feature-length documentary about police brutality, judicial misconduct, and the power of grassroots activism in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Directed and edited by April Martin and Paul Hill, the film focuses on the murders of Roger Owensby, Jr., and Timothy Thomas at the hands of …

Free DRMS Concert: Electro-Afro Noir-Pop | Mission Dist.
Thursday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Free DRMS Concert: Electro-Afro Noir-Pop | Mission Dist.

DRMS (pronounced Dreams), a newly-formed collaboration fronted by Emily Ritz of Honeycomb and Yesway and led by keyboardist Rob Shelton of The Moanin Dove, melds multiple genres into a pulsating rhythmic psychedelic pop juggernaut. The ensemble’s sound has been described what would happen if Billie …

Friday, April 18

1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta’s Fountain | SF
Friday, April 18 – 5:12 am | Cost: FREE | Lotta's Fountain
1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta's Fountain | SF

When the earthquake hit in 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument.
Every year since, city officials and some survivors (and there are …

Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
Friday, April 18 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park

One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coast of gold paint in tribute.
This annual celebration takes place on Friday, April 18, …

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | West Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | West Oakland BART
Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | West Oakland

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

“The Bay Lights” Talk & Marcus Shelby Jazz Ensemble | Friday Nights at the de Young

Celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Friday, April 18, 2014 Schedule
6 pm Presentation: “The Bay Lights,” Ben Davis, Illuminate the Arts - Piazzoni Murals Room
The Bay Lights is …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason ...

Win Tix: “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress (1933–1936)” Photography | de Young Museum

Celebrating the completion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, this exhibition presents a newly acquired group of photographs by Peter Stackpole (1913–1997) documenting the bridge’s original construction in the 1930s, juxtaposed with prints and drawings by his contemporaries.
Scaling the dizzying heights …