2016 Hip Hop in the Park
Fairs & Festivals
2016 Hip Hop in the Park
Annual free hip hop festival in People's Park
Jack London Square's
Fairs & Festivals
Jack London Square's "Car-topia"
Annual waterfront car show with classics, retro & modern muscle cars
Funcheap's May Comedy Pop-Up
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Funcheap's May Comedy Pop-Up
Two big cheap nights of laughs from Comedy Central & ViceLand | May 6-7

Friday, May 6

2016 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
Friday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon is required for free admission.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2016 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area

The annual National Public Gardens Day takes place each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day and 590+ gardens, including some Bay Area gardens that offer free admission or other special deals.
Enjoy the beauty of the gardens while learning about each garden’s commitment to education, research and …

The History of Glass in SF Architecture Rare Guided Tour | Financial Dist.
The History of Glass in SF Architecture Rare Guided Tour | Financial Dist.

The tour examines the great varieties of glass in 20th Century San Francisco, from the Financial District to Union Square. It will be found underfoot, overhead, and in the wall; in buildings by famous masters and by lesser-known local practitioners.
242 California Street (Tadich Grill) between …

Embarcadero Skyway Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Friday, May 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| 400 Sansome
Embarcadero Skyway Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Take flight (sort of). Most of the tour is above the ground. View “Rockefeller Center West” from a different angle and discover a hidden urban oasis. Tread on buried ships that once housed saloons, jails, stores and brothels.
This tour is offered in May and October only.
Location:
Meet in front of 400 …

“Manana de Mayo” Friday Happy Hour Dance Party | Pier 70
Friday, May 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but a requested donation of $5
| Pier 70

Join Pier 70 for another free, fun, attraction filled afternoon at Pier 70 the day after Cinco de Mayo. This month the party will be INSIDE building 12.
Their next happy hour will feature shopping from dozens of local vendors expertly selected by Wild Feather. The Midway …

45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival
Friday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 6 – 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 ...

Incredible Solo Artist Shows: Pop Art & Anatomical Collage | 111 Minna
Friday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 111 Minna Gallery
Incredible Solo Artist Shows: Pop Art & Anatomical Collage | 111 Minna

111 Minna is welcoming two incredible artists for solo shows opening on the same night on Friday, May 6 from 5 pm til late. The shows will be on display through May 28th.
Renowned pop artist Jason Mercier creates one of a kind and outrageous mosaic portraits. He …

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

Experimental Performance Art: “Labor Movement” | San Jose
Friday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Experimental Performance Art:

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art launched ICA Live!, a new program that includes ongoing presentations of engaging and experimental performance art. Presented during downtown San Jose’s South First Fridays, ICA Live! seeks to explore the role of the performance art medium in contemporary ...

Art Opening: 46 Portraits, Open Bar & Live Swamp Banjo Funk | Berkeley
Friday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | uBe Art
Art Opening: 46 Portraits, Open Bar & Live Swamp Banjo Funk | Berkeley

uBe Art gallery, located in the B-Side Hood of Berkeley – an up-and-coming cluster of shops, restaurants and art and entertainment venues – launches into May with an exhibition devoted to portraits.
The Opening Reception for the juried exhibition, In My Absence, taking place on Friday, …

Goorin Bros. Kentucky Derby Hat Party | North Beach
Friday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Goorin Bros. (North Beach)
Goorin Bros. Kentucky Derby Hat Party | North Beach

The most exciting two minutes in sports, otherwise know as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” is upon everyone. The Kentucky Derby is synonymous with tradition and more specifically, hats.
Goorin Bros.—the fourth generation, family-owned company —is the ultimate destination for Derby headwear, offering a stylish …

The Crucible’s “Fireside Lounge”: Fire Performance & Art Show | Oakland
Friday, May 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays and Oakland Art Murmur, The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs.
Explore the creative passions of professional artists and the …

Awesöme Orchestra Plays John Williams: “May the Si(x)th Be With You” | Oakland
Friday, May 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Drake's Dealership
Awesöme Orchestra Plays John Williams:

Come to a beer garden and play John Williams.
Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen.
Program with conductor David Möschler and guest conductor …

Funcheap’s May Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | Folsom Street Foundry
Funcheap's May Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | Folsom Street Foundry

Funcheap takes over Folsom Street Foundry with #HellaFunny and converts it into a pop-up comedy club for one weekend a month. We’ve hand-picked some of the Bay Area’s best comedians from Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), ViceLand, USO Tour and more. Plus a Saturday ...

Poetry World Series | Mill Valley
Friday, May 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mill Valley Public Library
Poetry World Series | Mill Valley

Daniel Handler returns to emcee this year’s series, where baseball and poetry collide to create a fabulous and wacky literary event.
Two teams of illustrious poets duke it out using words to swing for the fences. This boisterous slugfest of wordplay, repartee, and quips, mixed with …

Win Tix: Point Break Live | DNA Lounge
Friday, May 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | DNA Lounge

Welcome to the final run of the absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster at the DNA Lounge.
> Buy Tickets – $20
Point Break LIVE! features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, no less than two extended skydiving sequences and an indoor …

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, May 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

Celebrate women this Bike Month by dressing as your favorite female icon! There are lots to choose from: Las Ovas, Rosie the Riveter, She-Ra, Wonder Woman, The Suffragettes, The Notorious RBG, Riot Grrrls, and the list goes on and on and on….and on.
—- A special …

Movies in the Park Season Opening: “Inside Out” | Oakland
Friday, May 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Movies in the Park Season Opening:

Come out for the season opening of Movies in the Park for a showing of the Disney Pixar hit Inside Out.
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on …

“How to Never Get Old” Scientists Discuss Real Age Reversal | Stanford

What if you or your parents don’t have to get old and live forever? It is proven to be possible (with results) by Dr. Aubrey de Grey.
Science Fiction Society of Silicon Valley and Evgeni DjWizard Duhovny present Dr. Aubrey de Grey live at Stanford with a TED-style talk …

Win Tix: LCD Soundsystem Tribute & Berlin-Style Ping Pong Party | SF
Friday, May 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Verdi Club

Sing songs and ping pongs all night longs, at I’m Losing My Edge: “LCD Soundsystem” vs. Everything They Mention in “Losing My Edge.” Enjoy North American Scum, The Band as the band, DJs Tristes Tropiques, Nutzeffekt and Nick Pal as Can, Captain Beefheart, and many, …

Pay-What-You-Can Theater: “The Most Dangerous Highway in the World” | SF
Friday, May 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay what you can at the door, cash only
| Thick House
Pay-What-You-Can Theater:

A fearless eight-year old businessman makes his living directing traffic with a soda bottle on the highway connecting Jalalabad to Kabul. Soldiers, accidents, and ghosts are no match for this little fighter with a knack for surviving the toughest challenges. Inspired by a New York ...

Win Tix: Under the Golden Gate Live | Doc’s Lab
Friday, May 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Doc's Lab

Sometimes the coolest things are found under bridges, treasure, trolls that give you riddles, and the hilarious underground web series “Under the Golden Gate Bridge: Live.”
With the Bay’s best burlesque, drag, comedy, performance art, bands, hipsters, indie culture, and more, this event is sure …