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Saturday, April 8

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

2017 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday | West Portal
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Portal Avenue
2017 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday | West Portal

West Portal’s 29th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show takes place in the heart of one of San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood from 10 am to 5 pm April 7-9, 2017. Local residents and tourists alike flock to admire the works of more than 40 artists displaying ...

Holi Festival of Colors | Cupertino
Saturday, April 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Holi Festival of Colors | Cupertino
For the very first time, Cupertino Chamber of Commerce presents Holi ” Cupertino Festival of Colors” This event is open to the community of Cupertino and beyond. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring and for many a festive day to meet others, enjoy delicacies, play & laugh. Colors ...
Shoreway’s Earth Day 2017: Arts, Raffles & Free Compost | San Carlos
Saturday, April 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Shoreway Environmental Center
Shoreway's Earth Day 2017: Arts, Raffles & Free Compost | San Carlos
Join for a free family fun event with activities for the whole family at the Shoreway on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The day will include: Compost (for residents only, while supplies last. Bags provided) Tours of Shoreway Information booths Giveaways Arts and Crafts Face Painting Raffle Recognizing the winners of RethinkWaste’s “Trash to Art” Contes ...
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Oakland
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Oakland

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

Hello Kitty Truck Comes to SF | Japantown
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for Hello Kitty goodies of course.
| Japantown
Hello Kitty Truck Comes to SF | Japantown

You can now literally binge on Hello Kitty. The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming to San Francisco. In the past, the truck has sold Hello Kitty cakes, donuts, macarons and other sweets, and of course Hello Kitty swag like water bottles. The truck attracted ...

Historic Meek Mansion Free Open House | Hayward
Saturday, April 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Meek Park
Historic Meek Mansion Free Open House | Hayward
Enjoy a look inside the beautiful Meek Mansion during the community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Have you always wondered what’s inside this local treasure? For two hours the first floor of the house will be open for free. Come and explore.
Free “Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting one of our market sellers. Evan Bloom started cooking younger than most, eschewing Kraft mac n cheese for Thai cuisine & baked Alaska. This love ...
Free Yoga Class & Back Patio After-Party | Phoenix Hotel
Free Yoga Class & Back Patio After-Party | Phoenix Hotel
Join Henry’s Hard Sparkling, a new line of spiked, sparkling water for a 45-minute yoga class followed by complementary Henry’s Hard Sparkling, post-workout bites and fitspo giveaways. The yoga portion of the event will begin at 10:30am. Upon arrival at Chambers please head to the back ...
Canceled – 2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Canceled - 2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Unfortunately the Berkeley Bay Festival has been canceled due to sh*tty weather for 2017. Spend a day by the Bay listening to music, enjoying food, taking free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, and exploring the Berkeley Marina at the Berkeley Bay Festival. 2017 Berkeley Bay Festival Saturday, April ...
Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District
Mark your calendars now! The Calle 24 Latino Cultural District will be THE place to be Saturday, April 8, 2017. During this month’s Paseo Artistico, our participating organizations will provide free events and activities for all of the community. This month we’re celebrating the community of ...
“Jack of All Trades” Easter Special Indie Craft Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Asha Stanford’s 2017 Holi Celebration | Opening Day
Asha Stanford's 2017 Holi Celebration | Opening Day

The famous Asha Stanford Holi is back this year. Get unlimited color and hip shaking music as you join the biggest celebration of the Indian Spring festival in the Bay Area. The festival brings together an unique cultural experience with more than 5000 lbs of ...

2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: $8*
*$8 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $10 at the door.
| Rainbow Park
2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose
Holi Festival of Colors is a fun event with live bands, DJs, interactive dance, color throws, yoga, food, a kids section and much more. It’s a multicultural event which brings the community together; join in on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In addition to fun color throws, ...
“Sanctuary City” Art Show: With Liberty and Justice for Some | Closing Day
Saturday, April 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | SFAC Main Gallery

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries announces the first installment of Sanctuary City, a year-long exhibition and public program series that delves into topics related to San Francisco’s immigration policies, immigrant and refugee populations and the history of our Sanctuary City status. The opening ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks.
Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front …

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 …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday.
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, this event is BYOB.
All this goodness is brought to you …

Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore
Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore

Come relax in the Heritage Lounge of 1300 on Fillmore and listen a free jazz performance during Saturday Night Live Music.
The band lineup will change weekly and they do take some Saturdays off so make sure to check the schedule to see who’s performing.
There is no cover …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF

Sid Singh hosts the craziest show in the city where you get to see standup, improv, and then you get on stage to do improv.
If you want, you can also just sit and laugh at the other people doing improv. No one is here to make …

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