Mother's Day Fun in San Francisco
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Mother's Day Fun in San Francisco
Picnic parties, flower shows, free museums... great ideas for giving Mom an awesome day
Rare San Francisco Walking Tours
Get Out : Events
Rare San Francisco Walking Tours
Explore San Francisco in May with 20 rare guided walking tours.
Eat & Drink
"Best of SF" Tasting Party
A night of booze, beer & food celebrating SF Weekly's "Best of SF" 2015 Issue

Wednesday, May 6

Swing in the Square Opening Night: Dance Lesson & Live Music | Union Square Live
Wednesday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square Opening Night: Dance Lesson & Live Music | Union Square Live

Live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie.
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit deliver ’40s & ’50s-style jumpin’ R & B, blues, …

Free LEVYdance Performance & Wine Reception | SF
Wednesday, May 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| NEMA - SF Luxury Apartments
Free LEVYdance Performance & Wine Reception | SF

LEVYdance is hosting wine reception at NEMA (a luxury apartment complex) from 6:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Drink a glass of wine (we think it’s free, but bring a few bucks just in case), watch a live LEVYdance performance, …

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, May 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Special guest: Ray Molina
Molina has been seen on Comedy Central’s “Up Next”, and his recordings are a favorite on Comedy Central Radio. His comedy blends thoughtful insights about humanity and absurd examinations of everyday existence with audience interaction for a clever, unpredictable and hilarious evening.
Also featuring:

Ben …

Thursday, May 7

Free Stumptown Coffee Tasting | Rainbow Grocery Cafe
Thursday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rainbow Grocery
Free Stumptown Coffee Tasting | Rainbow Grocery Cafe

Stumptown Coffee Roasters will be doing a free coffee cupping at the Rainbow Cooperative Cafe at 10 am on Thursday, May 7, 2015.
This is a great opportunity to taste and smell some of Stumptown’s carefully crafted coffees. Get there on time.

Win: “Make My Day: San Francisco” Perfect Day Planner | Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet’s Make My Day: San Francisco is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening.
Start the morning with the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf, spend the …

“Beats for Lunch”: Midday Dance Party w/ DJ Dials | SF
Thursday, May 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Monarch

Beats for Lunch is back again, bringing you a side of dancing for your lunch time break.
As always, the rules are simple: enter, dance, take away a delicious meal to enjoy back at your desk or wherever the day takes you from there.
Free, but an …

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 7 – 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,April 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos
Thursday, May 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (San Carlos)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new products from …

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, May 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, May 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cyprian’s
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF

All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place the first Thursday of every month at 6 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and is ...

Dandelion Chocolate: Free Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Thursday, May 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Dandelion Chocolate
Dandelion Chocolate: Free Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF

Mmmm… chocolate! Four days a week, Dandelion Chocolates offer free factory tours (with tastings). These tours can book up months in advance (especially for the Saturday tours) so we recommend trying to book as early as possible and aim for a Wednesday or Thursday. Weeknight ...

Dance Party NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Dance Party NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Schedule of Events
Dance Workshops (African Hall)
6:45 pm, Polish off your boots and get in line for a country western and line dancing class with Michael Metzger.
7:45 pm, Learn to stride with grace while picking up ballroom dancing tips from pro dancing duo Michael Eric Koptke …

SF Weekly “Best of SF 2015″ Tasting Party | Public Works
Thursday, May 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 | Public Works
SF Weekly

Hosted by SF Weekly, enjoy the “Best of San Francisco 2015″ party – a unique all-you-can-taste celebration and indoor/outdoor party held at Public Works.
Get three hours of wine, booze, beer and food tastings from Woodford Reserve, Herradura, Doughbies cookies, Tap 415, 25 Lusk,  Chabaa Thai, Larceny Kentucky Bourbon, …

“The Price of the Ticket” Bleak Noir Novel Set in SF | City Lights

In this bleak noir novel set in San Francisco, this master of hardboiled fiction Jim Nisbet (Prelude to a Scream) etches the lives of two wretched misfits in acid prose  – including one who makes high-class torture racks in downtown SF, and returns to City Lights …

Photojojo Party: Pop-Up Geodesic Dome, Aura Readings & Goodie Bags | SF
Thursday, May 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Photojojo
Photojojo Party: Pop-Up Geodesic Dome, Aura Readings & Goodie Bags | SF

Photojojo has a new haus and you know what that means… haus part-ay. Come check out the new digs, dance to some musics, eat some pizzas, drink some drinks and get your Aura read by Radiant Human in a pop-up geodesic dome.
Get there early – first bunch of human beings …

Win Tix: “Comics 4 Comix” Comedy Fest | Cartoon Art Museum
Thursday, May 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cartoon Art Museum

Cartoons and comedians go together like bacon and anything. See this classic combo live at Comics 4 Comix, a live stand-up and art show featuring a chance to bid on cool unique comics.
Featuring Jesse McGrath, a Bay Area comedian and creator of “Super Trashed …

Shipwreck: Six Writers Destroy Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” | The Booksmith
Shipwreck: Six Writers Destroy Louisa May Alcott's

San Francisco’s premier literary erotic fanfiction event.
Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on the first Thursday of every month at the Booksmith. Fics are blind-read by our Thespian-in-Residence, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and the best ship is chosen before the writers are …

Beauty Bar Costume Dance Party & Free Drinks | SF Comics Fest 2015
Thursday, May 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*First drink is on the house for all who dress up.
| Beauty Bar
Beauty Bar Costume Dance Party & Free Drinks | SF Comics Fest 2015

At the Beauty Bar Costume Dance Party you can dance and drink as your favorite hero at this anything-goes extravaganza.
Come mix, mingle and get weird with writers, artists, fellow enthusiasts and of course your co-hosts from Mission: Comics. DJ Omar Perez on the decks from 7-11 …

Friday, May 8

Bike to Yoga Week: Final Day | SF Iyengar Yoga Institute
Friday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free yoga class if you bike to class and arrive wearing a bike helmet.
| Iyengar Yoga Institute
Bike to Yoga Week: Final Day | SF Iyengar Yoga Institute

For the week of May 4-8, the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco will offer a free yoga class to anyone who arrives by bicycle wearing a helmet. Proof of helmet will be required. The Iyengar Institute of San Francisco is committed to developing programming to ...

2015 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
Friday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon may be required for free admission
| Conservatory of Flowers
2015 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area

The annual National Public Gardens Day takes place each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day and over 500 gardens, including some Bay Area gardens that offer free admission or other special deals.
2015 National Public Gardens Day Free Admission Offers
Friday, May 8, 2015
FREE, but a coupon is …

May Protest: Stop Evictions in the Mission | SF City Hall
Friday, May 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
May Protest: Stop Evictions in the Mission | SF City Hall

The Mission takes SF City Hall for protest to stop evictions in the neighborhood on Friday, May 8, 2014
Gather at 11 am. There will be a Four Directions Ceremony at 11:30 am. The main event starts at noon sharp.
This will be a very big, very exciting and …

Sacred Places: Rare Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Friday, May 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Rare 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 …

Schroeder’s 122nd Maifest Party: Polkalicious Dance Party | SF
Friday, May 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 122nd Maifest Party: Polkalicious Dance Party | SF

Schroeder’s German restaurant is turning 122 years old, and what better way to celebrate than with the traditional German Spring Harvest Festival with maypoles, live music and beer on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, 2015. The party begins on Friday, May 8 from 3-10 pm. Everyone’s favorite band Polkalicious will ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Tango & Botticelli to Braque | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Tango &  Botticelli to Braque | SF

Friday Nights at the de Young celebrates the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, Argentine style. Join us for live music and tango performances by ¡La Milonga de Escocia! and Trio Garufa. FAMSF Director Dr. Colin B. Bailey will …