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Wednesday, April 23

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Wednesday, April 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
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3rd Annual Kaiser Roof Garden Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, April 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Kaiser Center
3rd Annual Kaiser Roof Garden Showcase | Oakland

The beautiful Kaiser Center in Oakland open up its doors and invites the public in to explore Oakland’s urban rooftop oasis at the third annual Kaiser Center Roof Garden Showcase from 6-9 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
There will be appetizers provided by …

Free Veggie Cooking Class | Oakland Veg Week 2014
Free Veggie Cooking Class | Oakland Veg Week 2014

Eating meat-free is easy as 1-2-3, a store tour and cooking demo with Chef Alex Bury.
Free, but an RSVP is required to to ashley.erickson@wholefoods.com or call 510.834.9800 ext. 260.
Nutritional yeast, seitan, Veganaise. You’re hearing about all these new products but may not know what they are or …

2014 World Book Night: Free Book Giveaway | Bernal Heights
Wednesday, April 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free books are meant for those who don’t regularly read and/or people who lack access to books.
| Bernal Heights Branch Library
2014 World Book Night: Free Book Giveaway | Bernal Heights

World Book Night is a special night each year when books are given out to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who lack access to books. The Bernal Branch of the SF Public Library will have a limited supply of these books to give away …

Thursday, April 24

$1 Ice Cream: Final Day | Baskin Robbins
Thursday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: $1*
*$1 kids scoops, $2 double scoops, and $3 triple scoops.
| Baskin Robbins (SF)
$1 Ice Cream: Final Day | Baskin Robbins

For 2014, Baskin Robbins is appreciating ice cream lovers everywhere with a Scoop Fest from April 22-24, 2014.  They’ll offer $1 kids scoops, $2 double scoops, and $3 triple scoops of all your favorite flavors. Bay Area Baskin Robbins Locations Find a Baskin Robbins near you. We ...

Win: How Weird Street Faire | VIP “Intergalactic Magic Stickers”
Enter by: Thursday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Magic stickers are $10
How Weird Street Faire | VIP

The 15th annual How Weird Street Faire on Sunday, May 4, 2014 is a huge Burning Man-ish 8-hour outdoor dance festival with 10 stages of DJ and live music, plus dance performances, strange art projects, parades and out-of-this-world vendors centered at Howard and 2nd Streets in SoMa.
Five Funcheapers …

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, April 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday, April 10 – June 26, 2014. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

2014 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall
Thursday, April 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2014 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall

The 9th Annual Poems Under the Dome invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month at San Francisco’s largest open mic poetry event inside City Hall from 5:30-8 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
San Francisco’s Poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguía, will read the first poem, then local poets will …

Multimedia Extravaganza: Laser Harp, DJs & Jam Zoo | Berkeley
Thursday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*An RSVP is required. Admission is donation-based ($5-15 suggested).
| Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery
Multimedia Extravaganza: Laser Harp, DJs & Jam Zoo | Berkeley

Come one, come all to an evening of light, motion, music, technology, innovation, and dance exploring the intersection of live performance, technology, science, and art.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Please print or bring an electronic copy of your ticket to show at the door.
In addition …

Friday, April 25

2014 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | Union Square
Friday, April 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | Union Square

Bay Area Dance Week 2014 kicks off on Friday, April 25, 2014 at noon with free public performance of One Dance, led by Rhythm & Motion, at Union Square.
“One Dance” is a flash-mob style dance performance in the middle of Union Square that you can join in …

Saturday, April 26

Cal Football 2014 Spring Game | Berkeley
Saturday, April 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | California Memorial Stadium
Cal Football 2014 Spring Game | Berkeley

Who doesn’t love free football games? Sports fans of all ages are invited to newly renovated California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley for the annual Cal Bears Football Spring Game and interactive experience with the Cal Marching Band, free coffee and donuts and lots of kid-friendly fun.
Cal …

2014 Dutch King’s Day Windmill-to-Windmill Bike Ride | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Dutch Windmill
2014 Dutch King’s Day Windmill-to-Windmill Bike Ride | SF

Celebrate the great Dutch King’s Day (in honor of the King of the Netherlands) by wearing orange and joining this free group bike ride from Queen Wilhelmina Windmill (Dutch Windmill) to the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park, where a big King’s Day party will be underway …

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Come see the Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of the nests brooding the chicks, feeding the chicks, etc. Interns ...

2014 Opening Day: Free Sail Boat Rides | Treasure Island Sailing Center
Saturday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Sailing Center
2014 Opening Day: Free Sail Boat Rides | Treasure Island Sailing Center

Celebrate Opening Day on the Bay at the Treasure Island Sailing Center with free sailboat rides, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding, plus music, family activities and food.
2014 Opening Day & National Safe Boating Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 11 am to 4 pm
Treasure Island Sailing Center, …

DogFest 2014: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park
Saturday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food and games for purchase and there's a registration fee for competing
| Duboce Park
DogFest 2014: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park

DogFest 2014 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco.
Watch doggies compete for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Coat, Best Ears and more, with celebrity judge Top Chef Chris Cosentino along …

2014 “Create-With-Nature” Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
Saturday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but be sure to bring a picnic lunch.
| Stinson Beach (South End)
2014

Celebrate Earth Day at Stinson Beach by creating art on the beach using found objects at the annual Create with Nature Earth Day event.
2014 “Create-With-Nature” Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 11 am to 3 pm
Stinson Beach (South End), Marine Blvd., Stinson Beach, CA
FREE
Using sand, rocks, …

Dutch “King’s Day” Windmill Festival 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Dutch

The Dutch community in San Francisco invites you to celebrate King’s Day 2014 near the Murphy Windmill on the south end of Golden Gate Park on April 26, 2014.
Enjoy a full day free festival celebrating Golden Gate Park’s windmills, with a bike parade, live music, silent disco, …

2014 Spring Open Studios: Saturday | Mission District
Saturday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
2014 Spring Open Studios: Saturday | Mission District

Join a weekend of of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District during the annual Spring Open Studios. 2014 Spring Open Studios Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27, 2014 | Noon to 6 pm Mission District, San Francisco FREE This annual ...

“National Rebuilding Day” Free Volunteer Picnic | Redwood Shores
Saturday, April 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marine View Park

April 26th is the National Rebuilding Day. After a hard day’s work, volunteers will gather at Marine View Park for a picnic celebration.
What we’ll be doing
One Brick will help with the picnic – set up, recreation supervision, food service, and clean up.
What you should wear
Dress …

Win Tix: 2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Brava Theater
2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF

Who will lead the 2014 Carnaval Grand Parade? Watch King and Queen contestants compete in a 3-minute dance in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians.
Although primarily a dance competition, performers can also play instruments and sing. The winners are selected based on …

2014 Union Square Fire Dancing Expo | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Union Square Fire Dancing Expo | SF

Enjoy a 90 minute fire dancing program featuring artists of all ages and skill levels as they wield a variety of flaming tools on this beautiful Union Square stage at the annual Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expo.
2014 Union Square Fire Dancing Expo
Saturday, April 26, 2014 …

Sunday, April 27

2014 sjDANCEco Festival: 5.5 Hours of Dance | San Jose
Sunday, April 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
2014 sjDANCEco Festival: 5.5 Hours of Dance | San Jose

sjDANCEco is bringing local as well as regional dance artists together to celebrate National Dance Week in a free outdoor festival featuring the diversity and the wealth of the San Jose dance community.
From 10 am to 3:30 pm on April 27, 2014, close to 50 …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 27 – 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 ...

2014 Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Mission District
Sunday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
2014 Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Mission District

Join a weekend of of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District during the annual Spring Open Studios. 2014 Spring Open Studios Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27, 2014 | Noon to 6 pm Mission District, San Francisco FREE This annual ...

People’s Park 45th Anniversary: Free Music & Free Food | Berkeley
Sunday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
People's Park 45th Anniversary: Free Music & Free Food | Berkeley

People’s Park in Berkeley is celebrating 45 years of freedom with free speech, free food and free music at this annual events from noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Music lineup includes:

Antiquia
Hali Hammer
Carol Denney
Cool Whip
All Nation Singers
Too Much Funky
St. Stephen
Five Boys
Yukon Hannibal
Jimbow the Hobo
and …