Oakland Art Month | May 2018
Fairs & Festivals
Oakland Art Month | May 2018
May brings you dance-offs, mural festivals, jazz in the park, open studios and more
2018 Bay Area Dance Week
Fairs & Festivals
2018 Bay Area Dance Week
Annual 10-day festival with over 400 free dance events | April 27 - May 6
Google's Indie Game Expo + Pizza Party
Geeks
Google's Indie Game Expo + Pizza Party
Come to Google and be the first try 60+ new games from indie developers.

Thursday, April 26

Free Grilled Cheese Day: 150 Free Sandwiches | GrilledCheezGuy SF
Thursday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for the 1st 150 people per day who checkin and/or like Cello Cheese online
| Grilled Cheese Guy (SoMa)
Free Grilled Cheese Day: 150 Free Sandwiches | GrilledCheezGuy SF

Come celebrate Grilled Cheese Month on Thursday and Friday, April 26-27 at GrilledCheezGuy SF. They’ve partnered with Cello Cheese to give away free grilled cheeses each day. Arrive early; this offer is only for the first 150 people per day who checkin and/or like Cello ...

2018 Art Market San Francisco Preview: Free Passes | Fort Mason
Thursday, April 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Art Market San Francisco Preview: Free Passes | Fort Mason

Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this spring to celebrate its sixth edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors last year, the 2018 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Reflections on the Universe | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Reflections on the Universe | Pier 15

Join SOFIA scientists from NASA and the German SOFIA Institute (DSI) to hear about mirrors used in telescopes, especially the 100-inch mirror on board SOFIA. Learn about how the mirror was made, how and why it was put in a Boeing 747SP jetliner, and how …

Google’s Indie Game Expo & Pizza Party | SF
Thursday, April 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 Advance, otherwise $10 on the day.
| Google Launchpad (San Francisco)
Google's Indie Game Expo & Pizza Party | SF

Join the Spring Expo on April 26 at the Google Launchpad with over 60 games and 500 players in 1 night. You’ll be among the first to try out brand new games from over 50 indie game developers at Google’s San Francisco HQ and give …

The Camp Cookie Season Launch Party | Alite Outpost
Thursday, April 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Outpost
The Camp Cookie Season Launch Party | Alite Outpost

Come party at The Camp Cookie Season Launch Party this Thursday and join for free beer, free cookies and cookie shots, a ton of gear giveaways and more.
The Camp Cookie Season Launch Party
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 6 pm to 9 pm
Alite Outpost, 3376 18th St, San …

Academy of Art University Annual Fashion Show | SF
Academy of Art University Annual Fashion Show | SF

Mark your calendars now for San Francisco’s most stylish night. Academy of Art University’s annual Graduation Fashion Show is the culminating event for students studying fashion design, textile design, knitwear design, menswear design, and jewelry and metal arts in the School of Fashion and the …

Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” Screening w/ Director Q&A | SF
Thursday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a RSVP is required
| Presidio Officers' Club
Al Gore's

In Presidio Live, experience live music, theatre, dance, film, and dialogues that offer a contemporary take on the history and nature of the Presidio and the culture of our diverse Bay Area community.

In celebration of Earth Day, Presidio Live will be screening Al Gore’s latest …

King’s Night DJ Party & Dutch Goodies | SF
Thursday, April 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $8.91*
*Early Bird tickets start at $8.91
| Bar Nua
King's Night DJ Party & Dutch Goodies | SF

Before the King’s Day in Golden Gate Park, The Koningsdag Night will be held at Bar Nua, a great Irish Pub with great big windows, comfortable seating, full bar, and plenty of room to dance in the heart of Northbeach.
Please note this event is $8.81 …

Cobb’s Spring Free Comedy Nights: April 2018 | SF
Cobb's Spring Free Comedy Nights: April 2018 | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

“Deep Sea Disco” Ocean-Friendly Dance Party | Bar Fluxus

This shimmering, ocean-friendly dance party highlights organizations fighting for healthy oceans, and celebrates our community-wide commitment to ocean-friendly living.
Raise your glass and dance the tides clean alongside like-minded ocean-lovers, activists, scientists, and conservationists. This month, they’re celebrating the hard work of Surfrider Foundation. Come learn …

Friday, April 27

The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | First Day
Friday, April 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | JCO'S Art Haus
The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair | First Day

If you thought original artwork was out of your budget, we’re out to prove you wrong. Join for a one weekend discounted art fair. Featuring a curated collection of international, national, and under-represented artists. The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair April 27 to 28, ...

2018 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason
Friday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason

Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this spring to celebrate its sixth edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors last year, the 2018 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a ...

Free Grilled Cheese Day: 150 Gouda & Havarti Sandwiches | GrilledCheezGuy SF
Friday, April 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for the 1st 150 people per day who checkin and/or like Cello Cheese online
| Grilled Cheese Guy (SoMa)
Free Grilled Cheese Day: 150 Gouda & Havarti Sandwiches | GrilledCheezGuy SF

Come celebrate Grilled Cheese Month on Thursday and Friday, April 26-27 at GrilledCheezGuy SF. They’ve partnered with Cello Cheese to give away free grilled cheeses each day. Arrive early; this offer is only for the first 150 people per day who checkin and/or like Cello ...

2018 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Dance Party | SF City Hall
Friday, April 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2018 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Dance Party | SF City Hall

Bay Area Dance Week kicks off on Friday, April 27, 2018 at noon with a free public performance of One Dance, led by Rhythm & Motion, at San Francisco City Hall.
“One Dance” is a flash-mob style dance performance at the San Francisco City Hall that they can …

Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Opening Day | April 27-May 6
Friday, April 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Opening Day | April 27-May 6

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 27-May 6, 2018. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical ...

Rotunda Dance Series: “Bay Area Dance Week” Kick Off Party | SF
Friday, April 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series:

Join in with hundreds of movers at the kick-off to the 20th annual Bay Area Dance Week! Led by Dudley Flores and Rhythm & Motion, this year’s kick-off features a “silent disco adventure.” It’s a fun and easy game.
Download or stream an audio track through …

Win Tix: 2018 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol
Friday, April 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Hotel Del Sol

stARTup Art Fair SF is a contemporary art fair for independent artists.

> Get Tickets – $7.50 Funcheap exclusive: Save 50% with code Funcheap for the first 200 tickets (normally $15)

Its core mission is to provide artists with direct access to the art world, and an exhibition venue populated by dealers, curators, collectors, and consultants–all …

2018 BioBlitz: City Nature Treasure Hunt Challenge | Noe Valley
Friday, April 27 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
2018 BioBlitz: City Nature Treasure Hunt Challenge | Noe Valley

In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and Bay Nature, come explore the Noe Valley neighborhood and look for nature great and small as part of the 2018 international City Nature Challenge.
2018 City Nature Treasure Hunt Challenge
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 3:30 pm to …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, April 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic ...

Smuin Ballet Dancers’ Typical Day Sneak Peek | SF
Friday, April 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please arrive by 5:15 pm to observe class.
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Smuin Ballet Dancers' Typical Day Sneak Peek | SF

Come see Smuin dancers up close in an open studio rehearsal in honor of Bay Area Dance Week. Observe their 16 dancers during a typical day in the studio, working in conjunction with their ballet master and various choreographers to perfect the Company’s new works for the …

2018 “Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival” | First Day
2018

A Free New Orleans-inspired spring event, the 2018 Truckee Craw Thaw Music Festival will bring a diverse lineup of American roots-inspired musicians, cajun cuisine and family fun to historic downtown Truckee, California on April 27 & 28, 2018. Bands include The Easy Leaves, Jazz Mafia ...

Oakland Mural Festival: Pop-Up Gallery Opening | 2018
Friday, April 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 54 Washington St.
Oakland Mural Festival: Pop-Up Gallery Opening | 2018

The Oakland Mural Festival presented by BAMFest will open their PopUp Gallery on Friday, April 27th at 54 Washington St. from 6p-9p. The gallery will be open for the month of May, which is Oakland Art Month.
There will be weekday events with music and dance …

“Under the Fog” Monthly Indie Showcase | Ghirardelli Square
Friday, April 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square

Come and listen to an indie showcase on the West Plaza featuring local musicians and bands every last Friday of the month from 6:30-9:00 pm. “Under the Fog” Monthly Indie Showcase Every Last Friday | 6:30 pm to 9 pm Ghirardelli Square, 900 N Point ...

2018 stARTup Art Fair: Opening Night Party | Hotel Del Sol
2018 stARTup Art Fair: Opening Night Party | Hotel Del Sol

San Francisco’s stARTup Art Fair is one of the most unique art shows you’re likely to ever encounter. The entire hotel is shut down for three days, and instead of the hotel’s 47 rooms occupied by tourists, all the rooms are taken over by 60+ hand-picked artists and turned ...

’80s Movie Night “The Goonies”: Popcorn & BYOB | Hayes Valley
Friday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Peak Design Flagship Store
'80s Movie Night

They’ll be screening The Goonies featuring truffle shuffles, Baby Ruths, statue glue-up debacles, Chester Copperpot, the Fratellis, and of course, One-Eyed Willy. Don’t miss their chance to see a pubescent Corey Feldman on a gigantic 65-inch 4K television.

“Greenhouse 2018” Transformative Play Readings: Never Mind by Al | SF
Friday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations from $5 to $15 is requested.
| Z Below Theater

Some of the hottest emerging playwrights in the Bay Area present staged readings of new work. San Francisco’s theatre scene is thriving, and the playwriting program is a hot spot, helping the next generation of playwrights grow and reap the stories of our times. RSVP ...

Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Afro Hatian with Blanche Brown | SF
Friday, April 27 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| ODC Dance Commons
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Afro Hatian with Blanche Brown | SF

These classes introduce the technique, culture, and spirituality of Haitian dance. You will learn the subtle movements of the Rada dances, the strength of the Nago dances, and the excitement of the Petro Dances, as well as the joy and abandon of Carnival and Banda …

Hayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Lady Bird” | SF
Friday, April 27 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF
Hayes Valley's Free Outdoor Movie Night:

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter.
Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly …

Win Tix: Go-Go’s “Head Over Heels” Broadway Musical | Curran

Peppermint (of RuPaul’s Drag Race) is the first openly transgender women to headline a new Broadway show | Head Over Heels at SF’s Curran | April 10-May 6

Win Tix: Evidence: Hype Hip Hop | August Hall
Friday, April 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall

Evidence released The Weatherman LP, one of the most commercially and critically successful underground rap albums of the year. A solo effort ripe with introspection that ran the gamut from all his haters to the tragic passing of his mother, it was the album his …