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Saturday, May 20

2017 Dogpatch Block Party & Walk About | SF
Saturday, May 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hub Center (Dogpatch)
2017 Dogpatch Block Party & Walk About | SF
Join the Annual Dogpatch Block Party, a day to walk about the neighborhood, get to know the community, and receive discounts and treats at participating businesses. To take advantage of the discounts in the neighborhood, one must head to the Hub Center to sign in, then you’ll receive a VIP ...
Common Grounds Family Day: Workshops, Drag Performance & Craft Market | SF
Saturday, May 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but some activities/programs may require registration.
| SF Chronicle Building
Common Grounds Family Day: Workshops, Drag Performance & Craft Market | SF
With over 4 stages of free entertainment, Common Grounds: Family Day will provide the community with opportunities to gather and celebrate the diverse neighborhood on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The main stage will come alive with various performances, while the smaller stages will host a vast array ...

Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Leland Avenue
Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Explore Visitacion Valley, named by 18th-century Spaniards lost in the fog and part of the only local land grant deeded to an Anglo. The focus is on the valley’s commerce, transportation, and development, including a foray through Little Hollywood and ending at Silvestri’s log cabin. Meet ...
Hands Across the Sand: No Offshore Drilling Movement | Ocean Beach
Saturday, May 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Sloat)
Hands Across the Sand: No Offshore Drilling Movement | Ocean Beach
Join in supporting No Offshore Drilling on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Meet at the Sloat Blvd and Great Highway in the parking lot before heading down to the beach. How to Join Hands on May 20: Go to an event location near you at 11 AM, in your time ...
2017 Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park
2017 Bluegrass Pickin' Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Bring a blanket (and an instrument if you like) or just kick back and watch some of the Bay Area’s top bluegrass, country and folk performers as they get together for an impromptu concert jam. Pickin’ Picnic in Golden Gate Park Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm Dahlia ...
2017 “Taste of Town Center” Free Food Tasting Festival | Corte Madera
Saturday, May 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
2017
The 8th Annual Taste of Town Center will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 featuring an afternoon of free, outdoor fun for the whole family. Designed to introduce the community to the dining options at Town Center, the event will offer bites of the tastiest ...
SF Porchfest 2017: Free Outdoor Music Fest | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
SF Porchfest 2017: Free Outdoor Music Fest | Mission Dist.
SF Porchfest is an afternoon of fun, music and community with around 60 bands on many porches, front stoops, backyards and other outdoor spaces in the Mission and lower Noe Valley – all genres, all ages, all free. 2017 SF Porchfest Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Noon to 6 ...
Free “Nopalito” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, followed by a book signing. Please check back for more details.
Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary Festival & Flower Extravaganza
Saturday, May 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
Redwood City's 150th Anniversary Festival & Flower Extravaganza
Redwood City celebrates its Sesquicentennial year in style, starting with a special 150th Festival and Flower Extravaganza. This free downtown event features three stages, along with attractions such as a Flower Extravaganza & flower sale, live music, a historic fashion show, 1850s pioneer camp, Kids Love Trucks area, Art on ...
Berkeley Bluegrass Festival: Free Workshops & Jams | Freight & Salvage
Berkeley Bluegrass Festival: Free Workshops & Jams | Freight & Salvage

The Freight & Salvage celebrates the incredible talent in your own backyard with the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival. Northern California has been a bluegrass stronghold since the 1960s and the Freight is proud to continue their support of legendary local artists and up-and-coming musicians. They’re bringing together leaders ...

Live in the Castro 2017 Season Opener: Kippy Marks & the Castro Flaggers | SF
Saturday, May 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro 2017 Season Opener: Kippy Marks & the Castro Flaggers | SF
Come to the Jane Warner Plaza for the 2017 Opening Day of Live in the Castro. Improv-o-linist Kippy Marks will be joined by neighborhood favorites, the Castro Flaggers.
Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, May 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
In 2016 Jazz Mafia founder Adam Theis realized a long-time dream with the premiere of Brass Convergence, a one-day Yerba Buena Gardens Festival mini-fest featuring numerous ensembles rooted in far-flung brass traditions. This year, Brass Convergence responds to the dire need for positive change by bringing ...
Courthouse Docket: Historic Fashion Show | Redwood City
Saturday, May 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
Courthouse Docket: Historic Fashion Show | Redwood City
On May 20, Redwood City will celebrate its 150th Festival on Courthouse Square and within the San Mateo County History Museum which is located on the Square. Featured in the History Museum’s beautifully restored Courtroom “A” will be a historical fashion show – “150 Years of ...
“Pin Up” Group Show Opening Night | Oakland
Saturday, May 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Classic Cars West
“Pin Up” featuring the work of Claudia Huenchuleo, Derek Cracco, Gillian O’Shea, Marie-Pier Frigon, Nina Wright, Victor Barbieri, Walter Aprile and Winnie van der Rijn will open May 20th at the Classic Car West Gallery in Oakland. The show will run through June with special events ...
Summer Runway Fashion Show | Macy’s Union Square
Saturday, May 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for other purchases.
| Macy's (Union Square)
Summer Runway Fashion Show | Macy's Union Square
Celebrate Summer with Macy’s Union Square. Breeze through the season in style. Grab a seat at their runway fashion show hosted by lifestyle blogger, Nichole Ciotti, of Vanilla Extract and style expert Caroline Rooney, and discover sunny-day looks and sizzling beachwear for the whole family. Then check ...
“American Graffiti” ’50s & ’60s Classic Car Cruise | Petaluma
Saturday, May 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Car registration is $62.
| Historic Downtown Petaluma

An annual Salute to American Graffiti honors George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti, most of which was filmed in Petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candy-colored screamin’ machine or the family car for that ...

Humans vs. Zombies Nerf Tag: Blood Moon | SF
Humans vs. Zombies Nerf Tag: Blood Moon | SF
This month’s game, HvZ Blood Moon: On the same night every thirteen years, the peaceful village of Moonhaven is threatened during a lunar eclipse by the Blood Queen’s undead army. A brave group of mercenaries has the chance to discover her weakness and destroy the undead ...
“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Layover
This month’s lineup: Nicole Love Emily Van Dyke Hosted by the Feline Fellowship of Jennifer Dronsky, Juan Medina, Luigi Diaz, and Ruby Gill.
ZeroDB “Bay 2 Breakers” Silent Disco Block Party | Hayes Valley
ZeroDB
Party People, don’t miss the Bay to Breakers Silent Disco Pre-Party in Hayes Valley, home of the notorious Hayes St Hill, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7 pm. Enjoy good libations and cool vibrations. There will be drink specials at Dobbs Bar and Sugar Lounge. Awesome ...
Community Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival | Berkeley
Community Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival | Berkeley
Berkeley Community Media is proud to present their first annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival. Come watch short sci-fi & fantasy films from Bay Area (and beyond) filmmakers. There will be a costume contest for a “Best Sci-Fi Costume” as well as “Best Fantasy Costume.” Awards ...
“Summer of Love” Opening Reception | SF
Saturday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Arc Studios & Gallery
Arc Gallery announces the “Summer of Love” Bay Area juried exhibition that pays tribute to the 1967 Summer of Love and celebrates its 50th anniversary. Included are works by Bay Area artists that reimagine the brief period in 1967 that was the Summer of Love. Join ...

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 …

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