2017 San Francisco Carnaval
Fairs & Festivals
2017 San Francisco Carnaval
The 39th annual festival & parade takes over the Mission | May 27-28
Alamo Square Reopening Celebration
Celebrations
Alamo Square Reopening Celebration
A celebration welcoming back one of SF's iconic neighborhood parks | Wednesday
Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Nights
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Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Nights
Two nights of free comedy shows at SF’s biggest comedy club

Monday, May 22

57th Annual “Film Finals” Student Showcase | Roxie Theater
Monday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*General admission tickets are $12 and $8 for seniors (with valid ID)
| Roxie Theater
57th Annual

Film Finals 2017 is SF State Cinema Department’s marquee annual jury-selected showcase of student films drawing from graduate and undergraduate students in narrative, documentary, animated and experimental formats at the Roxie Theater on Monday, May 22, 2017.
This year’s program continues SFSU’s vibrant cinematic heritage that has resulted in …

Tuesday, May 23

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, May 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Today, it ...

16mm Movie Night: Classic Giant Monster Movie “The Black Scorpion” | Nob Hill
Tuesday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: Classic Giant Monster Movie

Classic Giant Monster Movie “The Black Scorpion”
Mexico City is next. If the volcanoes don’t get it, the giant scorpions will. Come see this ancient city get destroyed on our old-time 16mm projector on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 pm.
“The Black Scorpion” stars Mara Corday (also …

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Baywatch” | AMC Van Ness
Tuesday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Van Ness 14
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Baywatch,” a drama-filled action movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
Free Film Screening: Baywatch
May 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm
AMC Van Ness 14
RSVP code: nEeOd41050

Tickets available through https://www.gofobo.com/rsvp
Tickets are free, but subject to availability.
Depending on demand, passes may be …

$5 Night: Oakland A’s vs. Miami Marlins | Oakland
Tuesday, May 23 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
$5 Night: Oakland A's vs. Miami Marlins | Oakland

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 Outfield and Reserved sections, but hey, ya get what ya pay for. Tickets will be available online ...

Wednesday, May 24

Alamo Square Reopening Celebration | SF
Wednesday, May 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Alamo Square Park
Alamo Square Reopening Celebration | SF

Join in for a celebration event marking the completion of significant improvements to this iconic neighborhood park. Funded by the 2008 and 2012 Clean and Safe Neighbhorhood Park bonds as well as an irrigation improvement grant from the SF Public Utilities Commission.
The speaking program begins …

Community Blood Drive: Free Buffet & Giants T-shirt for Donors | SF
Wednesday, May 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Elks Lodge #3
Community Blood Drive: Free Buffet & Giants T-shirt for Donors | SF

Give a pint of blood at the historic San Francisco Elks Lodge and get a SF Giants t-shirt and enjoy a free buffet on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
> Make an appointment and enter the sponsor code: SFELK5
Please note, this event was submitted to us by the event …

Sex Worker Fest 2017: Film & Panel Discussion | SF City Hall
Wednesday, May 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco City Hall
Sex Worker Fest 2017: Film & Panel Discussion | SF City Hall

Get ready for Sex Worker Fest 2017 – 10 days of sex worker art, parties, movies, and politics.   Join in for the whores-eye-view at the 10th Biennial San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival May 19th to 28th at the Center ...

Women of the 60s Counterculture: Planting the Seeds of Liberation | SF Main Library
Wednesday, May 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Women of the 60s Counterculture: Planting the Seeds of Liberation | SF Main Library

Join California Historical Society at the San Francisco Public Library Koret Auditorium for a conversation with Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo, Denise Kaufman, Delia Moon, Judy Goldhaft, Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, and Salli Rasberry.
Hear stories connected to why and how they created or participated in the counterculture, on sexism …

LGBTQ Scholarship Fund Cocktail Party at Google | SoMa
Wednesday, May 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Google San Francisco
LGBTQ Scholarship Fund Cocktail Party at Google | SoMa

Point Foundation (Point) is hosting an event in San Francisco for anyone interested in how they can help support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. Meet other professionals interested in advancing education, leadership development, and mentorship for LGBTQ students in higher education.
Point is …

Afro-Cuban Jazz Concert: SFSU Afro-Latin Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, May 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Afro-Cuban Jazz Concert: SFSU Afro-Latin Ensemble | Union Square Live

Led by John Calloway, this instrumental and vocal ensemble is unique in its approach in that it organically creates its own new and exciting arrangements each semester. The mission of the ensemble is to expose the larger listening audiences of the Bay Area to the …

The ‘All-American’ Eclipse of the Sun Free Viewing & Public Talk | Los Altos
Wednesday, May 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Foothill College
The ‘All-American’ Eclipse of the Sun Free Viewing & Public Talk | Los Altos

On August 21, 2017, there will be a rare eclipse of the Sun visible throughout the U.S. and all of North America. People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun, …

Free Cobb’s Summer Comedy Nights | SF
Free Cobb's Summer Comedy Nights | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. We’ve handpicked some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you whose credits include SF Sketchfest, NBC and more. Funcheap’s Free Summer Comedy Nights ...

Thursday, May 25

The Anita Lofton Project’s Folk Music Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
The Anita Lofton Project's Folk Music Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

About a decade ago Anita Lofton was known as one of the hardest rockin’ guitarists around, a gonzo player whose punk power trio Sistas In the Pit opened for Iggy and the Stooges on their 2007 reunion tour, including a near-legendary show at the Warfield …

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, May 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – 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 under the ...

Speak Cheesy Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, May 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Outpost
Speak Cheesy Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF

Spice up the weekday hum drum with the Alite Designs team and happy hour beers.
Fill up on free grilled cheeses and then join lead Alite designer, Todd Wilkinson for a “sketchy” design workshop. He’ll take you on a quick journey of his design process before leading …

Acoustic Soul Mini Concert with Matisyahu | Amoeba SF
Thursday, May 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Purchase the album if you want priority admission
| Amoeba Music (SF)
Acoustic Soul Mini Concert with Matisyahu | Amoeba SF

Join them for a special acoustic set with Matisyahu in celebration of his new album, Undercurrent (out 5/19 on CD & vinyl).
Purchase the album at Amoeba San Francisco starting May 19th and receive priority admission for the in-store and a limited-edition Matisyahu “Live at Amoeba” poster …

Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Sound | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Sound | Pier 15

Join them for a resonant presentation on sound at Full-Spectrum Science. Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.
What is sound? How high a pitch …

Spotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Spotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Get your late night science fix with a celebration of the best of the Academy and sip cocktails in the company of 38,000 live animals.
Schedule of Events:

Protecting Endangered WildLife, 8:00 pm, Catch a special presentation by Damien Mander, a former naval special operations sniper for …

“Talk & Taste” Korean Cuisine & Asian Table Setting Demonstration | SF
Thursday, May 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)

Don’t miss celebrity chef Kristen Kish for a one-of-a-kind “Talk & Taste” demonstration hosted by local, multi-talented Irvin Lin, followed by a meet and greet.
Sample amazing Korean cuisine, get inspired to entertain with an Asian table setting display, and enjoy an authentic Korean Night Market …

Shadow Tunnel: Cinematic Shadow Performance | SF
Thursday, May 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minna Street Tunnel
Shadow Tunnel: Cinematic Shadow Performance | SF

Glass Eye Shadow Pictures creates immersive, cinematic shadow performances that are like watching a live film bloom before your eyes. The Common Grounds Shadow Tunnel performance will be a unique, transformative and interactive experience.
The tunnel will be transformed into many different environments. The audience …

Listen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland
Listen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland

In 2015, a community gathered over a novel idea. Throw a fancy “fundraiser” to raise awareness instead of money. They listened to powerful stories and promised to advocate for these issues by standing up to hate, ignorance, and misinformation.
Join them as they listen to three …

Brahms & Mendelssohn: Strings Collaborative Spring Concert | SF
Thursday, May 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Brahms & Mendelssohn: Strings Collaborative Spring Concert | SF

The members of Strings Collaborative at UCSF are excited to invite you to their free spring concert at the beautiful Sol Joseph Recital Hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Works to include:

Johannes Brahms String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36
Felix Mendelssohn String Octet in E-flat …

Free Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night with #HellaFunny | SF
Free Cobb's Summer Comedy Night with #HellaFunny | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. We’ve handpicked some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you whose credits include SF Sketchfest, NBC and more. Funcheap’s Free Summer Comedy Nights ...

Win Tix: Indiana Pop Quartet “Hoops” | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Thursday, May 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Brick & Mortar Music Hall

The Indiana band craft hyper-melodic songs, built around power-pop chords, deceptively complex drum patterns, and rock-anthem sentiments that hide some tellingly dark thoughts. Three of the four members write and sing, each a frontman and a sideman simultaneously. During a live show, the bandmates can …

AT&T Park Fireworks Show for 2017 Graduates | SF
Thursday, May 25 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the statdium
| AT&T Park
AT&T Park Fireworks Show for 2017 Graduates | SF

Following the graduation ceremony for San Francisco State University at AT&T Park there will be a concluding fireworks show at approximately 9:30pm.
The graduation ceremony starts at 5pm and is intended for guests and graduating students, so if you’re up for just the fireworks show you …

Friday, May 26

North of the Panhandle: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
North of the Panhandle: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

This central part of the City started out with sand dunes and marsh to become a fashionable neighborhood. The Depression era gave way to a working class area. After the summer of love, came a population exodus until today where it is becoming a desirable …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 26 – 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: “Cool Runnings” & Free Popcorn | Albany
Friday, May 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Bike-In Movie Night:

Join them at the Albany Community Center for a “Bike in Movie.” They will be showing “Cool Runnings” a film sure to spark your quest for the ultimate drive.
Ride your bike on down to the Center and join them for this fabulous Bike Month event. They have plenty of …

Win Tix: Steel City Kitty Burlesque & Variety Show | SF
Friday, May 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great Star Theater

All the way from Pittsburgh, PA, Witness the San Francisco debut of the Steel City Kitty Burlesque & Variety Show at the Great Star Theater in Chinatown. “The Nice Show” and “The Naughty Show” are two nights of the hottest international touring burlesque and boylesque …