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Sunday, May 21

Spreading “Rolligion” Bay to Breakers | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 21 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | The Bridge
Spreading
On Sunday, May 21, 2017, the GodFather and his “Holy Rollers”  are going to do just that as they have been enlisted by Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers race to pump up the volume and create a party for the participants on the race route. Come ...
Bay to Breakers 2017 | SF
Bay to Breakers 2017 | SF
Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.” The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San ...

2017 Himalayan Fair: Traditional Music, Dance & Marketplace | Berkeley
Sunday, May 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Live Oak Park
2017 Himalayan Fair: Traditional Music, Dance & Marketplace | Berkeley

The Himalayan Fair offers a rare occasion to experience a unique Himalayan festival without leaving the Bay Area during the annual two-day Himalayan Fair in Berkeley’s Live Oak Park. 2017 Himalayan Fair May 20-21, 2017 – Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm – Sunday: 10 am to 5:30 ...

2017 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | El Cerrito
Sunday, May 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2017 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | El Cerrito
El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 4th Annual Hillside Festival on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm. This year, the main gathering spot is the Meadow just above the Schmidt Lane Trailhead. Activities for young and old throughout the 100-plus acre wild land ...
2017 Milpitas International BBQ and Festival | South Bay
Sunday, May 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Alder Drive
2017 Milpitas International BBQ and Festival | South Bay

This two day Milpitas International BBQ and Festival offers entertainment, food, drinks and lots of fun for the entire family. Enjoy free admission and plenty of free parking within a few blocks of the festival site. 2017 Milpitas International BBQ and Festival – Saturday, May 20, ...

Marin Home & Garden Expo | North Bay
Sunday, May 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marin County Civic Center
Marin Home & Garden Expo | North Bay

Looking for inspiration, tips, or ideas for your next DIY home project? The Marin Home & Garden Expo is ideal for people looking to remodel, build, landscape and redecorate their homes. 2017 Marin Home & Garden Expo – Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 10 am ...

Inner Richmond: Part I Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Inner Richmond: Part I Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake ...
2017 Oakland Greek Festival: Food, Music & Dance | Sunday
2017 Oakland Greek Festival: Food, Music & Dance | Sunday

Enjoy a mini-vacation spent in the midst of authentic Greek culture at the Oakland Greek Festival taking place at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Oakland Hills. Find a plethora of Greek foods like Glyko pastries and warm lamb sandwiches, stroll through the marketplace (Agora), and ...

2017 Japanese Matsuri Festival | South Bay
2017 Japanese Matsuri Festival | South Bay
Enjoy the annual Matsuri Festival at Hakone Estate and Gardens featuring traditional Japanese cultural activities, and more from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017. They are proud to share Japanese culture presenting Japanese music, Martial Arts, and Japanese food. Besides the performers ...
Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Final Sunday | South Bay
Sunday, May 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All over South Bay & Peninsula
Silicon Valley Artists' Open Studios: Final Sunday | South Bay

Silicon Valley Open Studios is an opportunity to experience a wide variety of art and talk with local artists in the comfort of their own studios from 11 am to 5 pm during the first three weekends in May. 2017 Silicon Valley Open Studios First Three Weekends ...

37th Annual “Celebration of Old Roses” | El Cerrito
Sunday, May 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito Community Center
37th Annual
The 37th Annual Celebration of Old Roses features a giant 100′ display of rare and heritage roses, and a vendor area with hundreds of rose and other plants and rose-themed products for sale, all from 11 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Rose ...
2017 Oakland Book Festival: 7 Hours, 90 Writers & 40 Events | Oakland
Sunday, May 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Hall
2017 Oakland Book Festival: 7 Hours, 90 Writers & 40 Events | Oakland
The Oakland Book Festival is a one-day, annual literary event. Dedicated to books, ideas, and the pleasures of literacy, it aims to serve the reading public, to encourage debate, and to celebrate the city of Oakland. It will host more than 90 writers in 2017 and ...
Harvey Milk Day 2017: Free Castro Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, May 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Tips are awesome
| Castro & Market
Harvey Milk Day 2017: Free Castro Walking Tour | SF
Explore a neighborhood you thought you knew. What was once dairy farms and dirt roads is now one of the city’s most vibrant and cohesive communities. Stairs and steep hills. This free guided walking tour “Castro: Tales of the Village” takes place on Sunday, May 21, ...
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Uncovering the Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Parkside Branch Library
Uncovering the Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Find out about the Parkside, the first neighborhood to begin growing on the west side of SF in the early 1900s. You’ll find out how public transportation made the difference and learn to identify the three major periods of development by the houses you see. Meet ...
Free “Tamarindo” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, May 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a cooking demo with Gloria Dominguez of Tamarindo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. With over 25 years of culinary experience, Chef Gloria has been able to say that she ...
“Cali Cali” Music Video Shoot & BBQ | Oakland
Sunday, May 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt
The shoot will start around 11:30am, and they will film until the sun goes down later that night. The first location is Lake Merritt in Oakland. Here they will have a free BBQ, drinks (BYOB), music, and other activities as they shoot the music video. The second location will ...
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 ...

2017 “Harvey Milk Day” Commemoration | The Castro
Sunday, May 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Plaza
2017
In celebration of Harvey Milk’s birthday, the community is invited to Harvey Milk Plaza at Castro and Market (downtairs in the Castro Muni Station) at 1 pm. Hear from community leaders and elected officials. The event will kick-off at 1 pm with the LGBT Freedom Band. Confirmed speakers ...
Free Sunday Concert: Armenian Music & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Sunday Concert: Armenian Music & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

“When the Bough Breaks” Short Plays on Falling In Love | SF
Sunday, May 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Phoenix Theatre
There are many ways to fall… fall in love, fall from grace, fall apart, fall into the abyss – yes, so many ways to fall. These short plays explore a few of them. Free, but an RSVP is required. Something Broken: A woman falls and her husband ...
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Sunday, May 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, ...
The Dramatic History of the BART | South San Francisco
Sunday, May 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
The Dramatic History of the BART | South San Francisco
The discussion will be led by Mr. Bart himself the Official Historian, Michael C. Healy, author of the book, BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. This fascinating book undertakes the massive task of chronicling something the Bay Area takes for ...
Shotwell’s 10 Year Anniversary Party: $4 Pints & Free Tacos | Mission
Sunday, May 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks
| Shotwell's Bar
Shotwell's 10 Year Anniversary Party: $4 Pints & Free Tacos | Mission
Come and drink your heart out at Shotwell’s Bar 10 Year Anniversary Party. As a thank you to their patrons, they will be rolling back pints to 2007 prices ($4 pint) plus a free El Tonayense taco with pint purchase, free tee shirts.

Every Sunday

“Heart of the City” Sunday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
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 | Skatin' Place
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.
| 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 …

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
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 …

Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Sunday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club taught by Jade Ford.
Juggling Club
Most Sundays | 5-8p
Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., SF
Free, …

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