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Wednesday, May 22

New Era / New Politics: Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013
New Era / New Politics: Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2013. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises. The six-month long tour season ensures ample opportunity to take in ...

Harvey Milk Day 2013: GLBT History Museum Free Day | SF
Wednesday, May 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | GLBT History Museum
Harvey Milk Day 2013: GLBT History Museum Free Day | SF

Since 2009, the State of California has honored the memory of Harvey Milk by celebrating May 22, the anniversary of his birth, as a statewide “day of special significance.”
The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco will celebrate Harvey Milk Day 2013 by offering free admission on May 22, 2013 and providing special …

Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
Wednesday, May 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Autodesk Gallery
Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the ...

Color Me Badd Wednesdays: Cheap Drinks, Free Snacks & Coloring Books | Union Sq.
Wednesday, May 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, bring chase for drinks and tips
| The Cellar
Color Me Badd Wednesdays: Cheap Drinks, Free Snacks & Coloring Books | Union Sq.

That local deadbeat-of-love, Broke Ass Stuart, is throwing his own ’90s R&B jam happy hour at Monarch on Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 pm. Broke Ass Stuart will be the guest bartender. Plus, there will be coloring books and crayons at the bar, so you can get your ...

Swing In The Square: Free Concert & Dance Lessons | Union Square
Wednesday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing In The Square: Free Concert & Dance Lessons | Union Square

The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that serves up a hearty stew of honky tonk and hillbilly hits for your listening and dancing pleasure.
With nods to the country and western stars of the late 1940s and 1950s, these sharp-suited jukebox honky tonkers will be …

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice | Oakland
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Heartfelt donations are welcome.
| Ruach Center
Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice | Oakland

Join a guided Mindfulness Meditation practice at 7 pm every fourth Wednesday of the month for a beautiful way to pause during your busy week. For thirty minutes, you’ll gather to collect yourselves and re-connect with your experience. There will be no sharing or talking, only a simple ...

2013 Academy of Art University Spring Show | SF
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
2013 Academy of Art University Spring Show | SF

See the opening night of the Academy of Art University’s 2013 Spring Show, combining a free-ranging fashion show, mega-gallery opening, and multimedia fair, on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
“Explore a showcase of fresh talent and the best student work in 21 areas of art and design.“
2013 Academy …

Free Tiny House Film Screening & Filmmaker Talk | Annie Alley
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Annie Alley
Free Tiny House Film Screening & Filmmaker Talk | Annie Alley

Can living small go big? Fresh off its premiere at SXSW 2013, TINY, a film about families living in homes smaller than a parking space and one couple’s attempts to build a similarly scaled house for themselves, will feel perfectly sized for a screening in …

Ecology and Science in San Francisco: City History Lectures | SF
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Ecology and Science in San Francisco: City History Lectures | SF

Join a challenging conversation some have dubbed “environmental communications in the Anthropocene” to discuss the problems with presenting complex ecological information publicly.
Rose Aguilar from KALW’s Your Call radio, Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute, and environmental scientist and climate change activist Azibuike Akaba will …

Harvey Milk Day 2013: Harvey Milk’s Speeches w/ Special Guests | Castro
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Books Inc. (Castro)
Harvey Milk Day 2013: Harvey Milk's Speeches w/ Special Guests | Castro

In commemoration of Harvey Milk’s birthday, the SF GLBT History Museum and Books Inc. present An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings, with editors Jason Edward Black and Charles E. Morris III, photographer & former employee at Harvey Milk’s camera shop Daniel Nicoletta, …

The Lineup 2013: Battle of the Bands | Cafe du Nord
Wednesday, May 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Brick & Mortar Music Hall
The Lineup 2013: Battle of the Bands | Cafe du Nord

The Lineup 2013 is set and SF Station is once again hosting a night of free music with local bands Branches, Kiwi Time, Happy Fangs and Bring The Tiger on May 22, 2013 at Cafe du Nord.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Join a night of local …

Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland
Wednesday, May 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland

Fourth Wednesday of the month means free improvised comedy in Oakland from The Senseless Bureau. The East Bay’s witty bunch of Senseless Bureaucrats will take your random suggestions and craft them into clever scenes to delight and amuse you. Watch the Senseless Bureau simultaneously write, ...

$1 Drinks & $1.50 Taco Wednesdays: ’80s vs. ’90s DJ Party | SF
Wednesday, May 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, bring cash for drinks
| Monroe
$1 Drinks & $1.50 Taco Wednesdays: '80s vs. '90s DJ Party | SF

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks and $1.50 tacos? well… we “think” there are $1.50 tacos… that’s what their Facebook event page says… but we’ve heard rumblings they may have raised the prices to $2 so be forewarned. ...

Hump Day Comedy Showcase at The Stud: Danny Cruzz | SF
Wednesday, May 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Stud Bar
Hump Day Comedy Showcase at The Stud: Danny Cruzz | SF

Comedy Lineup: May 22, 2013

Danny Cruzz
Joe Corzo
Steve Lee
Andrew Goldmeier
Eddy Jayson
Pam Benjamin

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Wednesday, May 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase.
| Northstar Cafe
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF

Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach. Get lubricated on $3.50 drink specials, win prizes (like best athletic wear… ’cause you need great threads to show your RPS moves) and the tournament champ wins a $50 bar tab ...

Win Tix: El Vez: Frenetic Punk Rock Revue | The New Parish
Wednesday, May 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets: Regular price, $15/adv, $18/door
| The New Parish
El Vez: Frenetic Punk Rock Revue | The New Parish

El Vez is known for his high-production value, frenetic stage show, which features two backup singers/dancers (the Elvettes), numerous on- and off-stage costume changes, and between-song monologues mixing humor and political activism as he covers Elvis, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, T. Rex, Queen and …

KALX’s Free Experimental Rock Concert | The Uptown
Wednesday, May 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
KALX's Free Experimental Rock Concert | The Uptown

Lineup | May 22, 2013

Crow Crash Radio is a retro-futurist instrumental rock band.

Mountain vs. Building is an experimental, spontaneous, collaborative ensemble from Oakland, CA.
Failure Cock is an experimental band. They’ve dubbed their style as “drum ‘n cock.”

Every Wednesday

Free Outdoor Workout: Stairs, Core & Endurance | Alamo Square
Every Wednesday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Kezar Stadium
Free Outdoor Workout: Stairs, Core & Endurance | Alamo Square

Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, gather at Alamo Square Park for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city.
The half hour workouts are different each week, but consist of  boot camp style workouts like running hills, core …

Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
Every Wednesday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality.
With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role …

Castro Farmers’ Market | SF
Every Wednesday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Castro Farmers' Market | SF

Every Wednesday night throughout the season, March 12 to December 17, 2014, Noe Street is abloom with fresh fruits and vegetables as the Castro Farmers’ Market brings California’s best to the neighborhood.
The farmers’ market is open 4-8 pm, rain or shine, but it doesn’t hurt to be …

Color Me Badd Wednesdays: ’90s Jams & Coloring Contests | SoMa
Every Wednesday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but bring cash for drinks and tips.
Color Me Badd Wednesdays: '90s Jams & Coloring Contests | SoMa

That local deadbeat-of-love, Broke Ass Stuart, is throwing his own ’90s R&B jam happy hour at Monarch on Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 pm.
Broke Ass Stuart will be the guest bartender.
Plus, there will be coloring books and crayons at the bar, so you can get your color me …

Karma Cinema: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
Karma Cinema: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway

Time to get generous; The New Parkway Theater is letting you pay-what-you-wish for a movie ticket every Wednesday night.
Theater doors open at 6 pm every Wednesday and every movie (albeit a few exceptions like private events) will be offered on a sliding scale of a penny (if …

Queeraoke: Rock Star Stage & Prizes | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pandora karaoke & bar
Queeraoke: Rock Star Stage & Prizes | SF

Queeraoke takes place every Wednesday from 6 pm to 2 am at the Pandora Karaoke & Bar, which features a stage that will make you feel like a rock star, 50″ plasma TVs, wireless mics, and an excellent sound system.
There is never a cover and you can win prizes …

Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most  Wednesdays | 7 to 9pm
Free, but the class has a 25 person maximum. Please check-in between 7-7:45 pm.
This class is open to everyone at no charge …

The Business: $5 Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Dark Room Theater
The Business: $5 Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.

The Business is one of the best alternative comedy shows in SF and features comedians from Comedy Central, SXSW, and the Comedians of Comedy tour.
This weekly Wednesday night comedy gig features a rotating cast of comedians, but most often features their main headliners Nato Green, Sean …

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase.
| Monroe
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF

Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach. Get lubricated on $3.50 drink specials, win prizes (like best athletic wear… ’cause you need great threads to show your RPS moves) and the tournament champ wins a $50 bar tab …

Free Wednesday Concert Night | Haight
Every Wednesday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP on Eventbrite or $5 at the door
| The Milk Bar
Free Wednesday Concert Night | Haight

The Milk Bar hosts their favorite bands on their weekly series, Milk Was A Bad Choice.
Each show is free with an RSVP on Eventbrite, or $5 at the door.
All shows will include live bands and a themed pop-up kitchen.

“Housepitality” DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa

Housepitality SF gives you a reason to come out dancing every Wednesday night with world-class artists and free champagne.
Free, but an RSVP is required and you must arrive before 11 pm. Otherwise, it’s $5 before 11 pm or $10 after.
Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality …

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