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Thursday, April 17

Newly Discovered “Silver Twins” Fire Hydrants Painting | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hayes & Buchanan
Newly Discovered

It is now known that the fire hydrants at Hayes and Buchanan, and Ellis and Van Ness, were equal to the actions of the Gold Hydrant well known for stopping the 1906 fire from going deeper into the Mission District.
At 10 am on April 17, 2014 …

1906 “Big One” Commemoration: Marching Band & Historic Fire Engine | SF
Thursday, April 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event outside of John's Grill. Luncheon has a cost.
| John's Grill
1906

Scores of San Franciscans in period costumes will commemorate the 1906 “Big One” outside of John’s Grill with live music and historic displays at 2 pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Put on your best turn-of-the-century dress (or at least an Easter bonnet) and come on down to …

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, April 17 – 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 ...

Friday, April 18

1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta’s Fountain | SF
Friday, April 18 – 5:12 am | Cost: FREE | Lotta's Fountain
1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta's Fountain | SF

When the earthquake hit in 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument.
Every year since, city officials and some survivors (and there are …

Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
Friday, April 18 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park

One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coast of gold paint in tribute.
This annual celebration takes place on Friday, April 18, …

Annual Good Friday Concert: Grammy-Nominated String Quartet | Stanford
Friday, April 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford University - Memorial Church
Annual Good Friday Concert: Grammy-Nominated String Quartet | Stanford

In its 4th annual free Good Friday performance, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will play Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross.
In this seven-section work, lasting just over an hour, Haydn is at his most reflective. Evoking the last hours of Christ’s life, …

Win Tix: Sing-Along “Jesus Christ Superstar” & Chunky Jesus Contest | SF
Sing-Along

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Bad Flower Productions proudly present “Sing-Along Jesus Christ Superstar” which kicks off the Sisters’ Easter weekend with this long-awaited, musical and cinematic event, back by popular demand on Good Friday.
This year, they will have a “Chunky Jesus Contest” before …

Saturday, April 19

Earth Day 2014: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Compost | Emeryville
Saturday, April 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Shorebird Park
Earth Day 2014: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Compost | Emeryville

In honor of Earth Day, join the Emeryville Community Services Department and help give back to the community by participating in Earth Day in Action on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
In 2014, the Emeryville Community Services Department has organized three volunteer projects for you to participate …

2014 Duboce Park Egg Hunt | SF
2014 Duboce Park Egg Hunt | SF

Duboce Park is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt with eggs for kids and coffee for the grownups starting at 9 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required to duboce.egg.hunt@gmail.com. Please include the ages of your children.

Earth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Earth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center

Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area, and beyond converge at U.N. Plaza/ Civic Center to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco.
Earth Day Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 10 am to 6 pm
Civic Center and UN Plaza, SF
FREE
The event features …

Record Store Day 2014
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Record Store Day 2014

Major and independent label artists alike have special, vinyl-only limited edition releases available on the third Saturday in April , a.k.a. Record Store Day 2014.
Amoeba, Aquarius, Rasputin, and dozens of record stores in the Bay Area will take part in the celebration. There will some local stores with special …

2014 Earth Day on the Bay: Film Fest, Shark Feeding & String Music | Redwood City
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Science Institute
2014 Earth Day on the Bay: Film Fest, Shark Feeding & String Music | Redwood City

The Marine Science Institute is honoring Planet Earth with the annual “Earth Day on the Bay” event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
They’re open to the public just once a year and they’ve made sure to bundle as much wonder, fun, …

Eggster’s 20th Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Campanile (UC Berkeley)
Eggster's 20th Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival | UC Berkeley

Eggster will be holding its Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival at the UC Berkeley Campus with an egg hunt, performances and live music, and tons of raffle prizes.
20th Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 10 am to 3 pm
Campanile (Sather Tower), UC Berkeley
FREE
2014 performers …

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 19 – 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 ...

Race Start Ceremony: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 40
Race Start Ceremony: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race | SF

Get amongst the action and watch the twelve teams race under the Golden Gate Bridge into the changeable conditions that the remaining global course brings on race start day, Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Schedule

10 am: Departure Ceremony, Pier 40
11 am: Parade of Sail
1 pm: Race Start

2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

Event Schedule for Saturday, April 19, 2014
Peace Plaza Stage

12:00 – 12:30 pm San Francisco Taiko Dojo
12:30 – 1:00 pm Grass Valley Taiko
1:00 – 1:30 pm Rosa Parks School Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program
1:30 – 2:00 pm Zanshin Dojo
2:00 – 2:15 pm Children’s Tsuzumi Challenge
2:15 – 2:30 pm …

2014 Eggapalooza: Giant Egg Hunt With Over 10,000 Eggs | South Bay
Saturday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food, drinks and select activities.
| GateWay Bible Church
2014 Eggapalooza: Giant Egg Hunt With Over 10,000 Eggs | South Bay

Join a day of Easter fun with your family at GateWay Bible Church which includes a giant egg hunt for kids of all ages, bounce houses, free family photos, a Cupcake Walk, a visit from the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and lots more.
2014 Giant Egg …

2014 Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival & BBQ Contest | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $8 | Sharon Meadow
2014 Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival & BBQ Contest | Golden Gate Park

Celebrate spring at the annual Eggstravaganza event at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
This family-friendly event features egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, kids activities and a heated barbecue competition between Rec and Park, …

27th Annual Lakeshore Easter Hat Parade & Egg Decorating | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Entry is free. To participate: Derby hats to decorate cost about $2 at local shops.
| Lakeshore Baptist Church
27th Annual Lakeshore Easter Hat Parade & Egg Decorating | Oakland

In the week before the 27th Annual Lakeshore Easter Parade & Derby Decorating Contest, neighborhood kids are invited to come down to merchants on Lakeshore who display little plastic hats called derbies, buy one (in the past they have been $2) and then go home …

$1 Earth Day Sale | Buffalo Exchange
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Buffalo Exchange (Haight)
$1 Earth Day Sale | Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange is partnering with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to help raise awareness of pollination conservation at all of their Bay Area locations on April 19, 2014.
All proceeds from the purchase of $1 items will be donated to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and help its current …

2014 Rhododendron Flower Show & Sale | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lakeside Park Garden Center
2014 Rhododendron Flower Show & Sale | Oakland

Did you know that rhododendrons grow to over 100 feet tall, or that they blanket entire mountainsides in Bhutan and Nepal? See hundreds of these rare and fragrant flowers in all colors, from miniature to grapefruit-size at the Flower Show & Plant Sale of the American Rhododendron Society. ...

World Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day 2014 Edition | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
World Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day 2014 Edition | SF

It’s time to tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash; you won’t need them for the World Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day Edition in San Francisco on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Meet at 11 am in Justin Herman Plaza at the northeast corner, behind …

2014 Spring Carnival: Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games | Emeryville
Saturday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emeryville Marina Park
2014 Spring Carnival: Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games | Emeryville

Hop on over to the Emeryville Marina Park where the City of Emeryville will be hosting its annual Spring Carnival with free fun and games for children of all ages from 1-3 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
There will carnival games, face painting, balloon twisting, …

2014 Easter Egg Hunt, Games & Free Lunch | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Antonio Park
2014 Easter Egg Hunt, Games & Free Lunch | Oakland

The annual Oakland Easter Egg Hunt is completely free and each child will have a chance to decorate a free Easter egg basket, have an Easter Egg Hunt and get a free lunch after the hunt.
Easter egg baskets and lunches are on a first come, first …

“Oakland Drops Beats”: All-Day Music Festival Crawl | East Bay
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Awaken Cafe

Oakland Drops Beats is a free, all day music crawl in downtown Oakland that includes eight different locations and event producers, within a 10 block radius in downtown Oakland.
It will also include an outdoor stage on the corner of 15th St. and Webster, and day …