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Sunday, May 26

2013 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Fremont
Sunday, May 26 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Sharks Ice
2013 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Fremont

Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Sharks Ice in Fremont from May 24-26, 2013. The 2013 event marks the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s 55th anniversary. It has become an ...

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2013
Sunday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2013

Come watch the 2013 Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast on May 25-26, 2013. Over 100 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders in the state on ...

Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Gudes
Sunday, May 26 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| McAllister & Leavenworth
Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Gudes

Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood.
Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and vice district, how it became part of the mean streets in the last half …

Tour de Fromage 2013 | Bike Tour of SF’s Best Cheese Spots
Tour de Fromage 2013 | Bike Tour of SF's Best Cheese Spots

Join JB Rumburg, Other Avenues’ Cheesemonger for the 2013 Tour du Fromage, a bicycle ride highlighting his favorite independent cheese shops in San Francisco.
JB will share his cheese expertise and experiences by way of bicycle. The ride will take you to the far reaches of the …

Treasure Island Flea: 2nd Anniversary Party | Sunday
Treasure Island Flea: 2nd Anniversary Party | Sunday

Treasure Island Flea is turning two on May 25-26, 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend), so FunCheap is helping celebrating by throwing a mini-carnival.
TREASURE ISLAND FLEA | 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY
May 25-26, 2013 (10 am-4 pm)
The Great Lawn, Treasure Island, SF
$3 Admission
EXCLUSIVE FUNCHEAP FREEBIES FOR RSVPS
RSVP on Facebook …

Treasure Island Flea: VIP Food & Wine Tickets | Sunday
Treasure Island Flea: VIP Food & Wine Tickets | Sunday

The Treasure Island Flea is a fun, two-day bazaar & flea market celebrating its 2nd birthday on May 25-26, 2013. They have 200+ curated vendors, lots of food trucks, DIY classes, and over 15,000 people attending each month.
General admission is $3, but Funcheap is offering …

2013 Green Cup: “Footbag” Hacky Sack Tournament | Oakland
Sunday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lakeside Park
2013 Green Cup:

2013 Green Cup | May 26, 2013
Lakeside Park (468 Perkins St, Oakland)

11 am – Consolation Singles
11 am – Intermediate Singles Pools
1 pm – Advanced Doubles to Finals
1 pm – Intermediate Singles Finals
1 pm – Singles Semi-finals
2 pm – Mixed Doubles Semi-Finals(if necessary)

Bushrod Recreation Center (560 …

San Ramon Art, Wind & Kite Festival | 2013
Sunday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Ramon Central Park
San Ramon Art, Wind & Kite Festival | 2013

The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival blows into town on Sunday and Monday, May 26 & 27 2013 in San Ramon Central Park from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily. The festival includes over 150 arts & crafts booths, entertainment on 4 stages, kite-flying demos, free ...

24th Annual Flower & Food Festival | Larkspur
Sunday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Larkspur
24th Annual Flower & Food Festival | Larkspur

Nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Tamalpais, Downtown Larkspur lets you enjoy California’s summer offerings and nature’s bouquets while tasting the Bay Area’s gourmet foods during the 24th annual Larkspur Flower & Food Festival filled with music, food and flowers for all ages on May 26, 2013.
Back …

Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports
Sunday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting
| Lombardi Sports
Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports

Under the beautiful skies of San Francisco, join the Lombardi Sports for a Rooftop Yoga Class, a 60-minute all-levels yoga class designed to promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. During Rooftop Yoga, you’ll do standing, seated, and balancing postures, as well as inversions. The classes are ...

2013 Asian American Cultural Festival & Free Bowling | Daly City
Sunday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for free bowling.
| Classic Bowling Center
2013 Asian American Cultural Festival & Free Bowling | Daly City

Join in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the second annual Asian American Cultural Festival, a free event in Daly City featuring free bowling, arts, crafts, food, music and kids’ activities on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Free festival, but an RSVP is required for …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

2013 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Sunday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2013 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City

Join the Bay Area Burmese Community for the second annual Burmese New Year Water Festival on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Kennedy Park in Union City.
The Water Festival, also called Thingyan is the most unique and colorful celebration in Myanmar – water 
There will be several …

Walgreens Fresh Samples Tour: Free Fro Yo, Smoothie & Juice | SF
Sunday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Walgreens (Potrero Ave)
Walgreens Fresh Samples Tour: Free Fro Yo, Smoothie & Juice | SF

The Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” bus will be serving free samples of a variety of items to celebrate the fresh food offerings available at Walgreens stores. The samples will be given from a custom-made, 40 foot bus that will be visiting select locations and special events ...

USS San Francisco Memorial Ceremony | SF
Sunday, May 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS San Francisco Memorial Park
USS San Francisco Memorial Ceremony | SF

Join the USS San Francisco (CA-38) memorial ceremony on Sunday, May 26, 2013, dedicated to the 100 Sailors and seven Marines killed in action during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 12-13, 1942.
The ceremony is all for all the men who served, fought and …

Yo-Yo Trick Day & Free BBQ | Dolores Park
Yo-Yo Trick Day & Free BBQ | Dolores Park

Kick it in Dolores Park in San Francisco at 1 pm on Sunday, May 26, 2013 for a free BBQ of burgers and hot dogs, music and a chance for you to watch, meet and learn from some of the Bay Area’s top yo-yo tricksters.

This …

Instant Camera Photo Walk | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Photobooth SF
Instant Camera Photo Walk | Mission Dist.

Bring your favorite Polaroid/Land or Frankenstein Instant camera and walking shoes and join Photobooth staff on a group photo walks through the Mission every last Sunday of the month. You’ll meet up at the end and show off our photo results. Show up a little ...

Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band

In honor of Memorial Day 2013, the Golden Gate Park band will present a program of patriotic American music.

Secret Pool Party & BBQ | Oakland
Sunday, May 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5-20 sliding scale donation to AIDS Lifecycle will be accepted. BBQ is free after that.
| Secret Location (Oakland)
Secret Pool Party & BBQ | Oakland

Chill by the pool and enjoy some DJ beats and barbecue for a good cause in Oakland.
Want to join in? Email Jae for the address: jaedkst@gmail.com
$5 minimum donation which includes BBQ and drinks. $20 donation is suggested.
Local cyclist Jae Szeszycki-Truesdell is throwing a fundraiser poolside for AIDS Lifecycle, a …

Free Taiko Drumming Show | Union Square Live
Sunday, May 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Free Taiko Drumming Show | Union Square Live

San Francisco Taiko Dojo introduces school children to the art of Taiko Drumming in their work with Young Audiences of Northern California.
Ensemble members present the four elements of Taiko: communication, respect, power and spirit through exciting assemblies and artist-in-residencies.

The Kick Back at Art Attack: Free Drinks, Games & Art | SF
Sunday, May 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Art Attack SF
The Kick Back at Art Attack: Free Drinks, Games & Art | SF

As a big thank you to all of the artists and patrons, Art Attack SF is throwing a “Kick Back” for Memorial Day weekend with free drinks, DJ, games and art.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Tunes will be provided by DJ Ted (Club Connection Entertainment). Free …

2013 Forbidden Island Luau: Free Rum Tasting, Hula & Fire Dancing | Alameda
Sunday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 cover charge, Food is extra.
| Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
2013 Forbidden Island Luau: Free Rum Tasting, Hula & Fire Dancing | Alameda

It’s time for that tropical vacation again – on the conveniently located island of Alameda at the sixth annual Forbidden Island Luau from 2-11 pm on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
2013 Forbidden Island Luau
Sunday, May 26, 2013 | 2-11 pm
Forbidden Island Lounge, 1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda
$5
2013 features:

Live music …

Acoustic Soulful Jazz Concert: NaJe | Westfield Centre
Sunday, May 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Acoustic Soulful Jazz Concert: NaJe | Westfield Centre

NaJe takes listeners back in time with her glamorous appeal and unique, soulful sound heavily influenced by jazz greats Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O’ Day.
She joined forces with Latin-Grammy winning producer Lorenz Russo (‘Tango Fatal’) to record, produce, and release versions of ‘Caravan’ …

Free Twang Sundays: Country, Bluegrass & Rockabilly | North Beach
Sunday, May 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tupelo
Free Twang Sundays: Country, Bluegrass & Rockabilly | North Beach

Free Twang Sundays is on hold during the 2013-14 pro football season. Tupelo hosts Free Twang Sundays on most Sunday afternoons featuring a free concert with Bay Area bands playing Country, Western, Bluegrass, Americana, Y’All-ternative and Rockabilly. Admission is free and they have soul food for purchase.

AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Memorial Day 2013
Sunday, May 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Memorial Day 2013

AAA’s Tipsy Tow Program offers a free tow for drinking drivers in Northern California from 6 pm on most major holidays (read: popular times to get wasted) until 6 am the next morning, in Northern California, Nevada and Utah. And you don’t even have to be ...

Every Sunday

The Free Book Store | East Bay
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Free Book Exchange
The Free Book Store | East Bay

Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange (open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm in El Cerrito) and take home up to 100 books for free.
Yes, all 10,000+ books on all the shelves are available to the public, free of charge. …

Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports

Under the beautiful skies of San Francisco, join the Lombardi Sports for a Rooftop Yoga Class, a 60-minute all-levels yoga class designed to promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.
During Rooftop Yoga, you’ll do standing, seated, and balancing postures, as well as inversions. The classes are designed …

Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based Yoga, pay whatever you can - Rain may cancel
| Dolores Park
Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park

Enjoy Yoga on Sundays in Dolores Park at 11 am, provided by the teachers of the Purusha Yoga community.
Come and play outdoors in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting and melting into the ground. Join up for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| Golden Gate Park
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over.
Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor …

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you …

Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Meet at 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights

See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides.
On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll learn about Victorian lifestyles and San Francisco’s illustrious history. You’ll see some steep streets and …

Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender’s Bar & Grill
Every Sunday – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your drinks.
Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender's Bar & Grill

Since Sundays are the only day of the week that their kitchen’s closed, consider this Bender’s gift to you. Every Sunday from 3 till 7 pm, they’ll treat the public to a free BBQ with burgers, veggie options, or whatever else the bar’s in the …

Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight
Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight

Finish off the weekend at Molotov’s and enjoy an afternoon of free food (usually around 3 pm) every Sunday between games of pool, retro pinball, and some serious punk rock ‘tude. While it’s usually burgers and hot dogs, occasionally the bar mixes it up with …

Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights

Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon.
Jamming happens from 4-7 pm every Sunday at 453 Corland Avenue.
Yodelai-hee-hoooooo…
Photo credit: Bernalwood

The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley

The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a weekly all-ages matinee concert series from 4-7 pm every Sunday.
The show is free, but donations are welcome. The pub opens at 2 pm. There is a large selection of beers and full kitchen with satisfying pub staples like …

Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock
Every Sunday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but bring cash for drinks & food
| Comstock Saloon
Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock

Comstock Saloon, SF’s throwback saloon on the edge of the Financial District hosts Honky Tonk Sundays.
In the spirit of the wild west, get your cocktails shaken with tunes from DJ Blaze Orange’s old- crusty vinyl collection of 20th century American country music, plus Western Swing and …

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