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Saturday, April 9

Starbucks 40th Anniversary Community Service Event | Ocean Beach
Saturday, April 9 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach - Meet between Lincoln & Fulton*
Starbucks 40th Anniversary Community Service Event | Ocean Beach

Starbucks’ been known for offering its entry-level employees good benefits. Their goodwill extends out of the shops too when they encourage and support community service.
To feast the company’s 40th Anniversary, Starbucks is putting on Community Service event at Ocean Beach. Come lend a helping hand …

Author Of Fresh & Fast Vegetarian Cooking Demo | Ferry Building
Saturday, April 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Author Of Fresh & Fast Vegetarian Cooking Demo | Ferry Building

Marie Simmons loves bold, imaginative flavors from around the world, and her magically simple combinations have been featured in many magazines, from Redbook to Bon Appétit, where she was a popular columnist, and in her award-winning cookbooks. Over the years, she has come to rely more …

Scenic Hiking Tour Of San Francisco Hills | Bernal Heights
Saturday, April 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights
Scenic Hiking Tour Of San Francisco Hills | Bernal Heights

This hike’s a thigh-burner: you’re encouraged to “sample” all the great views from San Francisco’s central hills. But of course, you have to hike up their steep slopes first.
Comes with a warning/allowance: Hikers are encouraged to do any portion of the hike, stopping to do …

Obscura Day: Expedition to Mt. Olympus | SF
Obscura Day: Expedition to Mt. Olympus | SF

Once upon a time, Adolf Sutro’s grand statue “The Triumph of Light” stood at the Victorian geographic center of San Francisco known as Mount Olympus. The statue, like most of Sutro’s collection, has long since disappeared, but on Obscura Day, her memory will be celebrated …

Typewriter Haiku Flash Mob & Origami Performance | Japantown
Saturday, April 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | NPC Lot: Japantown
Typewriter Haiku Flash Mob & Origami Performance | Japantown

SOMArts Cultural Center gets mobile and takes their art to the 2011 Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown with a pop-up exhibition.
The exhibit will include hanging scroll etchings by Seiko Tachibana, origami lessons with Jeremy Shafer of Bay Area Rapid Folders, an interactive “scent piano” designed …

SFO’s New Terminal 2 Open House | SF
Saturday, April 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Must reserve your ticket in advance. Regular parking rates apply
| San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 2 (T2)
SFO's New Terminal 2 Open House | SF

SFO is ready to unveil Terminal 2 (T2), its gorgeous and earth-friendly new home to Virgin America and American Airlines and is celebrating with a unique party and open house.
Sorry! All timed tickets for this event have been sold out.
In a one-day-only event that is …

Miniature Art Show with Mimosas, Pastries & Free Blue Bottle Coffee | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Candystore Collective
Miniature Art Show with Mimosas, Pastries & Free Blue Bottle Coffee  | Mission Dist.

The Bold Italic tipped us off to a fun way to spend your saturday… that is if you like innovative local artists, free pastries and free Blue Bottle Coffee!
Artist Nicole Buffett moves into the gallery at Candystore Collective for a one-month Novelita making residency …

Macy’s Cookie Making Class | Union Square
Saturday, April 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macys Union Square - Fifth Floor
Macy's Cookie Making Class | Union Square

This one’s for the kiddies, the ones with a sweet tooth.
Come to the children’s department at Macy’s on the fifth floor for an afternoon of fun, sweet treats and cookie decorating with Palace Hotel Executive Chef Jesse Llapitan. Fancy.

Obscura Day: Victorian Era By Candlelight | Oakland
Saturday, April 9 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The atlas obscura page says it's $2, but we were told by the Peralta that it's actually free
| Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Obscura Day: Victorian Era By Candlelight | Oakland

Step back in time and experience the Victorian farmhouse lit by candlelight. Ascend to the restored widow’s walk. Meet the ghost of Maria Peralta performed by tour guide Diane Wang. Enjoy tamales and sangria in the Peralta House’s beautiful kitchen.
Celebrate Obscura Day …

Fast & Fresh Vegetarian Sampling | Noe Valley
Saturday, April 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Fast & Fresh Vegetarian Sampling | Noe Valley

Life is too short to waste on a bad meal, suggests veteran cookbook author Marie Simmons. Drawing from her syndicated weekly newspaper column, she sets about to liberate home cooks from the processed tastes of convenience foods.
Some 250 recipes showcase fresh ingredients …

Obscura Day: Cocktails & Steampower | Oakland
Saturday, April 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register in advance at the link.
| Kinetic Steamworks
Obscura Day: Cocktails & Steampower | Oakland

Join Atlas Obscura and Hendricks Gin at the home of the Kinetic Steam Works for an afternoon demonstration and discussion of their beautiful, steam-powered machines.
Kinetic Steam Works is a Bay Area collective dedicated to steam powered machines. They will be firing up their Victorian-era contraptions …

Obscura Day: Lost Wonders of SF | Warfield
Saturday, April 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ only. Click on link to get on waitlist.
| Gray Area Foundation For The Arts - Warfield Theatre Basement
Obscura Day: Lost Wonders of SF | Warfield

San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre opened in 1922 to host Vaudeville shows. During Prohibition, the space under the theatre was converted into an underground secret speakeasy.
To celebrate that awesome history, we will be gathering for complimentary Hendrick’s cocktails, a little prohibition-era music, and sharing photos, maps, …

The Clift Sessions 2011: Experimental Pop Concert “Twin Sister” | SF
Saturday, April 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ Free, but RSVP required to cliftsessions@morganshotelgroup.com
| Clift Hotel
The Clift Sessions 2011: Experimental Pop Concert

IAMSOUND Records is hosting a series of free shows in the swanky Velvet Room and Redwood Room of San Francisco’s Clift Hotel in February and April of 2011. Bands include Francis and the Lights, Men, Cass Mccombs Band, Fool’s Good, Twin Sister and Fun along …

Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation Flash Mob | SoMa
Saturday, April 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 9:30pm, $5 before 10pm, $8 after.
| The Cat Club
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation Flash Mob | SoMa

The Bay Area Flash Mob got so excited about the upcoming Janet show at the Bill Graham Civic that they’re hosting their own party just before: Rhythm Nation: The Best of Janet Jackson and the Ladies of the 80s.
The Bay Area Flash Mob are …

Burlesque Night & $2 PBR | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ bar, no cover charge
| Pops Bar
Burlesque Night & $2 PBR | Mission Dist.

Rock ‘n Roll to dance to and a burlesque show to feast the eyes on.
The Music: DJs Eva Von Slut and Rick Eusey are spinning punk, garage, girl group, rock-a-billy and all the dirty, sleazy rock n’ roll that you’ve come to love over the …

Learn to Transform Your Sidewalk Into a Garden | GG Park
Saturday, April 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please register in advance at http://grey2green.eventbrite.com/
| SF Botanical Garden - County Fair Building
Learn to Transform Your Sidewalk Into a Garden | GG Park

The SF Department of Public Works has teamed up with the SF Botanical Garden Society and SF Parks Trust to bring you free Saturday workshops to teach you everything you need to know to “green” your sidewalk.
We’ll give you step-by-step instructions to transform your sidewalk …

Every Saturday

Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill

Zumba is a 60-minute cardio workout featuring a playlist full of hot Latin/international/pop songs that will have you twirling, shimmying, and forgetting that you’re working out.
If you’re a non-dancer, you’ll find that there’s enough repetition to make it easy to catch on; if you’re a …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13′s always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish – but, if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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