Memorial Day 3-Day Weekend Guide
Celebrations
Memorial Day 3-Day Weekend Guide
Loads of fun things to do on your three-day weekend all over the Bay.
San Francisco's Carnaval Parade & Festival
Fairs & Festivals
San Francisco's Carnaval Parade & Festival
An epic two-day block party in the Mission with grand parade on Sunday.
The Bay Area's Best Yo-Yo Tricksters
Get Out : Events
The Bay Area's Best Yo-Yo Tricksters
Annual "Yo-Yo Classic" in Golden Gate Park on Saturday

Thursday, May 26

2016 Small Business Week: 40+ Workshops | SF
Thursday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Advanced registration required for each seminar and mixer.
| All Over San Francisco
2016 Small Business Week: 40+ Workshops | SF

Small Business Week 2016 present a whole day of over 40 business workshops covering everything from email marketing and brand building, to franchises and doing business in Asia. Whatever your business, or idea, you’ll find a workshop to help you in your journey on Thursday, …

“Balkan Brass Party” at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SoMa
Thursday, May 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Devoted to the swirling breakneck rhythms, dense harmonies and ecstatic sound of Balkan brass music, Inspector Gadje unites a community of musicians who have engaged deeply with the Roma people of southeastern Europe.
Featuring a bevy of highly skilled horn players and two percussionists delivering soaring …

Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Thursday, May 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF

San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions.
This tour is offered in May and October only.
Location:
Meet at the main plaza entrance …

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 26 – 4:00 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 from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

Burning Mensch for Lag B’Omer: Archery, Fire Festival & Live Music | Palo Alto
Thursday, May 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Burning Mensch for Lag B'Omer: Archery, Fire Festival & Live Music | Palo Alto

Celebrate the spring holiday of Lag B’Omer with a spectacular fire festival and party, filled with fun, creativity and meaning.
This is Lag B’Omer, the Jewish holiday marking the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, the period between Passover and Shavuot, as you’ve never …

Rock It Out With The Death Angel | Amoeba SF
Thursday, May 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Rock It Out With The Death Angel | Amoeba SF

Three decades into their celebrated career, Bay Area thrash quintet Death Angel release their eighth full-length album, The Evil Divide.  Join them at Amoeba SF for a live set and signing, and get the album a day before the official release date.
On The Evil Divide, …

Asian Art Museum $5 Night & Artist Drawing Club | Civic Center
Asian Art Museum $5 Night & Artist Drawing Club | Civic Center

Enjoy a unique artists drawing club at the Asian Art Museum on Thursday, May 26th.
This performance/exhibition action re-imagines the work of Korean video art pioneer and fluxus key figure Nam June Paik through interpretations of his work by Bay Area artists Kota Ezawa, Minji Sohn, …

’90s NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
'90s NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Everybody loves a good throwback, and this week, NightLife takes a trip to the ‘90s to celebrate the cinema science behind the decade’s most popular films.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
’90’s Science Flicks
(African Hall)
6:00 – 10:00pm, From Jurassic Park to Volcano to Encino Man, chat with Bay Area experts as they highlight …

Warriors vs Thunder: Game 5 | 2016 NBA Conference Finals Watch Party
Thursday, May 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Warriors vs Thunder: Game 5 | 2016 NBA Conference Finals Watch Party

SoMa StrEat Food Park is the Official Home of the Warriors Playoffs Viewing Parties. Other than the sold out Oracle Arena, this is the biggest game watch party in San Francisco for the Warriors. We’ve got everything you need to cheer on the Warriors as ...

“Dada Here & Now” Opening Reception | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2016
Thursday, May 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cowell Theater

Honoring the centennial of the birth of Dada, this exhibition offers contemporary responses by local, national and international artists to enduring questions first posited by their Dada predecessors.
Firmly embracing both the newest technology of the day and the element of chance in the creative process …

Summer Solstice Drum Circle and Craft Fair | SF
Thursday, May 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sacred Stream Center
Summer Solstice Drum Circle and Craft Fair | SF

Come join the longest running drum circle in the Bay Area and set your intention for the season. This special circle is open to everyone, no experience necessary.
Free. Donations are appreciated. Drum circle is at 6 pm; craft fair at 7 pm.
Following the drum circle is …

Scoot Evening of Food, Fun & Giveaways | Marina
Thursday, May 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3820 Scott
Scoot Evening of Food, Fun & Giveaways | Marina

Scoot is partnering up with their friends at RentSFNow to put on an evening of food and fun at 3820 Scott in the Marina.
Come meet your neighbors, eat dinner and learn more about Scoot. They’ll have giveaways and signup specials too. Bring your friends.
Funcheap Deal: FunCheap readers …

Campout Cooking Party: Dinner, S’mores & Camp Cocktails | SF
Thursday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Ticket price covers dinner, drinks, and dessert for the night.
| Alite Outpost
Campout Cooking Party: Dinner, S'mores & Camp Cocktails | SF

Want to learn some new tasty recipes and how to cook them up on your next big camping trip? Join for an evening of camp cooking tutorials, food, drinks, and fun with Fireside Provisions.
This hands-on workshop led by the pros at Fireside Provisions will be …

BottleRock 2016 Scavenger Hunt: Win Sold Out Wristbands | SF
BottleRock 2016 Scavenger Hunt: Win Sold Out Wristbands | SF

It’s a scavenger hunt!
We’ve got a pair of sold out BottleRock wristbands for Saturday (Florence + The Machine / Death Cab for Cutie) and for Sunday (Red Hot Chili Peppers / The Lumineers) up for grabs.
We’ve hidden them somewhere in San Francisco (near Divisadero) and …

“Time Lapsed” Past & Present Photographic Exploration | SF
Thursday, May 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Residence/SF

Please join on Thursday May 26th from 8-10 pm for projections of a photographic exploration of the Past & Present 24th Street. 
Christina Marie Klein’s 24th Street Archive is a reactivation of San Francisco’s visual history with nightly projections along storefronts of 24th street today.
The project’s goal …

The Night Light’s 4 Year Anniversary Weekend: Live Music & DJs | Oakland
Thursday, May 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ only
| The Night Light
The Night Light's 4 Year Anniversary Weekend: Live Music & DJs | Oakland

The Night Light thanks you for 4 years of excellence in downtown Oakland. Come by and celebrate with them over four days of excellent music, inspired conversation and plentiful libations. Oh yeah, it’s also all FREE (as long as you’re 21+). Because they love you. ...

Friday, May 27

2016 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont
Friday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Sharks Ice
2016 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont

Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Sharks Ice in Fremont from May 27-29, 2016. The 2016 event marks the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s 58th year. It has become an ...

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

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands 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 waterfront campus of ...

Bike-in Movie Night and Free Popcorn | Albany
Friday, May 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Bike-in Movie Night and Free Popcorn | Albany

May is Bike Month! Join the Albany Community Center for a “Bike-in Movie.” They have plenty of space to park your bike in a protected area, complete with a massive bike rack. The popcorn is free and will be flowing!.
They will be showing ‘Breaking Away,’ a …

Oakland A’s v. Tigers | $5 Game Night
Friday, May 27 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A's v. Tigers | $5 Game Night

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Reserved sections, but hey, ya get what ya pay for. Tickets will be available online only. These ...

“Bowl So Hard” Free Bowling, Beer & DJs | Oakland
Friday, May 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Plank

Come out for a night of beer, food, and music, plus watch some of the Bay’s best breweries compete in the most beer-fueled bowling battle you’ve ever seen.
Free, but an RSVP is required.

Complimentary Goose Island Beer from 8-10 pm
Sweater Funk DJs on the decks from 8-11 pm
Free …

Win Tix: Anyi Malik (Hulu) Live Comedy Album Recording | Doc’s Lab
Friday, May 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$15 General Admission $5 for Funcheap Subscribers
| Doc's Lab

Comedian Anyi Malik (Hulu, Pandora, The Laugh Factory) headlines two shows as he records his third comedy album, “Pop Grits.”  The follow-up to his first two releases, Pop Grits will feature Anyi riffing on Caitlyn Jenner, Ronda Rousey, Drake, The Game,and more.
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Win Tix: Alt-Country & Post Punk Night “Travis Hayes” | Great American Music Hall
Friday, May 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

Travis Hayes has been compared to Springsteen, Ryan Adams and Petty. High praise. Just one listen and you’ll see why. His passion and brutally honest lyrics harken back to a time when male artists actually gave a damn.
Opening is a CD release party for essence premiering her …

Win Tix: Anyi Malik’s Live Comedy CD Recording | SF
Friday, May 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Doc's Lab

Rushtix and Doc’s Lab are inviting you to become a part of Comedy history. Anyi Malik has made a name for himself by captivating audiences with his brash opinions and hilarious commentary. No celebrity is safe from Anyi’s biting criticism and laugh-out-loud reactions.
You have the …

Free Theatre, Martinis & Champagne: “Present Laughter” Witty WWII Comedy | SF
Free Theatre, Martinis & Champagne:

Theatre Rhinoceros invites you to party with the master of wit Noël Coward. Present Laughter is one of Coward’s most personal and wittiest comedies. This semi-autobiographical comedy follows a self-obsessed actor’s mid-life crisis as he freely indulges his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping ...