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Saturday, May 13

2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival will once again be held in Union Square. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture. through food, music, performances and fun workshops. 25th Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival Saturday, May 13, ...
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

Free “Devil’s Gulch Ranch” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 13 – 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. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Devil’s Gulch Ranch. Chef Greg Lutes opened 3rd Cousin in late 2015 ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, May 13 – 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 ...

46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

Sip & Shop: Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Boutique Bazaar | SF
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event admission. Workshops require purchased tickets on Eventbright.
| Woods Island Club
Sip & Shop: Mother's Day Weekend Pop-Up Boutique Bazaar | SF
Shop locally handmade, small-batch, luxury bath and body products, gorgeous succulent arrangements, and artisan jewelry while enjoying handcrafted libations and El Porteño Empanadas on gorgeous Treasure Island. Where else can you bring Mom to an island and indulge her with tons of luxe handmade goodies while ...
Win Tix: Kartwheel: Mario Kart-Inspired Race | Golden Gate Park Kartwheel is a series of super fun battle races inspired by live Mario Kart. Forget about a sticky Z button or sitting on the couch, we’re putting you in control. Using our mobile app (iPhone only), you’ll run three laps of our half mile course (1.5 ...
“New Growth 2017” Annual Youth Art Exhibition | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
Root Division proudly presents “New Growth 2017: EmPOWERing Peace, Justice & Love”, their annual Youth Art Celebration & Exhibition, featuring hands-on family art-making activities alongside an exhibition of artwork made by students and instructors in Root Division’s free after school Youth Education Program. They are partnering with ...
Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble: Traditional Songs In The Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, May 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble: Traditional Songs In The Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The women in Kitka are fearless sonic explorers, and you can hear their intrepid spirit in every haunting song. Over nearly four decades the eight-women Oakland ensemble has developed a vast, breathtaking repertoire of traditional songs from the Balkans, Caucasus and Slavic lands, as well ...
Spring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Spring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at the San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very bountiful and beautiful. After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain ...

SF Gay Men’s Chorus’ Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis
Saturday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis
SF Gay Men's Chorus' Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis
Come see the culmination event of an amazing, super-powered crowdfunding campaign hosted by the SFGMC Divas, with all monies supporting the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Financial Assistance Network – helping chorus members who can’t afford to participate the ability to do so. On May 13th, ...
Flying Trapeze Open House | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $5 | Circus Center
Flying Trapeze Open House | SF
Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Now’s your chance. Come take a swing on the flying trapeze. They’re opening their flying trapeze rig to the community, and they’ll have several instructors on hand to teach children and adults how to swing. No previous experience ...
Presidio Stargazing Party | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested but not required.
| Main Parade Ground
Presidio Stargazing Party | SF
Presidio Stargazing Parties are perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the universe through a telescope. The SFAA brings telescopes and amateur astronomers to guide you, unveiling some of the night sky’s most interesting astronomical beauties. See the moon, planets, nebulae and ...
Lag B’Omer Holiday: Burning Mensch & Fire Festival | Palo Alto
Saturday, May 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Lag B'Omer Holiday: Burning Mensch & Fire Festival  | Palo Alto
Come in costume and celebrate the spring holiday of Lag B’Omer, with a spectacular fire festival and party filled with fun, creativity and meaning. They’re bringing primal vitality to Lag B’Omer, the Jewish holiday marking the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, the period ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, May 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Every Saturday

Random Fitness Saturdays: Fun Fitness Adventures for All-ages | Oakland
Every Saturday – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | See Jane Run
Random Fitness Saturdays: Fun Fitness Adventures for All-ages | Oakland

Let them surprise you with some fun, always different, always entertaining fitness adventures to shake up your routine.
Come join them every Saturday morning for a random workout led by a different local trainer each week. It will be open to all genders, ages, and fitness levels …

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.

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 …

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Bar Fluxus, run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar, is a new downtown cocktail bar filled with cool art and as colorful as a big box of crayons.
Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel Woods …

“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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