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Sunday, April 22

2018 “Spey-O-Rama” Fly Casting Championship Finals | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 22 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Meals will be available for a nominal fee.
| Angler's Lodge & Casting Pools
2018

The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club will be presenting the 14th Annual Spey-O-Rama, the World Championship of Spey Casting, April 21-22, 2018, from 8 am to 5 pm at the casting ponds located in Golden Gate Park. In addition to showcasing product exhibits and casting demonstrations, ...

2018 “Opening Day On The Bay” Boat Parade | SF
Sunday, April 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Marina Green
2018
The annual Opening Day on the Bay shows off over 100 historic workboats, fireboats, towboats, classic and contemporary craft. For 2018 the parade will be joined by The Lady Washington Tall Ship and the Hawaiian Chieftan who will have a ceremonial battle sail before the opening of ...

Earth Day 2018: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Snacks | Emeryville
Sunday, April 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chevy's (Emeryville)
Earth Day 2018: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Snacks | 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 Sunday, April 22, 2018. Meet at Powell Street, just east of the fire station building. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their ...
2018 “Restore & Create” Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
Sunday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but Facebook RSVP is requested. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch.
| Stinson Beach
2018
The 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach combines care for the environment wth arts activities  for all ages. Participants can help with beach cleanup or creek restoration, and join with over a dozen collaborating artists engaging the public in sculpture-making with natural materials, making ...
2018 Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival | Menlo Park
Sunday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Avenue
2018 Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival | Menlo Park

The 36th Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival will celebrate spring in downtown Menlo Park on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm. This free family festival features an array ...

Historical Railway Society Train Show: Sunday | San Leandro
Sunday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged, but not required.
| San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Historical Railway Society Train Show: Sunday | San Leandro

The San Leandro Historic Railway Society is hosting a Spring Open House taking place at the 118-year-old Southern Pacific Depot where visitors can walk through the train museum or watch trains running on their HO Scale model of the Southern Pacific Overland Route with over 4,000 feet ...

Chipotle’s BOGO Burritos for Earth Day | 2018
Chipotle's BOGO Burritos for Earth Day | 2018
On Sunday, April 22, 2018, making small steps to reduce your environmental footprint will get you buy one, get one Chipotle Mexican Grill. Just head into any Bay Area Chipotle between 10:45 a.m. and 10 p.m., show the cashier your reusable water bottle or tote bag, ...
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

2018 Shipyard Artsts Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Hunters Point
Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard
2018 Shipyard Artsts Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Hunters Point

Explore over 100 working studios featuring San Francisco’s top artists on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2018. Spring Open Studios has been part of SF’s cultural calendar for over 26 years. There are seasoned artists to be visited and emerging artists to be discovered at ...

13th Annual Sustainable Lafayette Earth Day | East Bay
Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Library
13th Annual Sustainable Lafayette Earth Day | East Bay
You’re invited to explore this year’s Earth Day Festival and discover opportunities to make better, more environmentally-friendly decisions. On Sunday, April 22nd, Lafayette will hold our annual Earth Day Festival. There will be a gathering from 11 am – 2 pm on Golden Gate avenue, behind the ...
Yom Ha’atzmaut: Celebrating Israel’s 70th Independence Day
Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: $12*
*Early bird pricing through April 8: Free for children ages 0–3,$10 Children ages 3-17, $12 Adults 18+
| OFJCC, Freidenrich Conference Center
Yom Ha'atzmaut: Celebrating Israel's 70th Independence Day
Get ready for a huge Street Party. Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day at our community-wide annual party. The celebration will feature music, food, activities for kids, wine tasting, artists, a marketplace and much, much more in a wonderful Israeli-style atmosphere. Stay tuned for more details, and join us ...
Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco | A Walking Tour
Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Huntington Park
Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco | A Walking Tour
The Master of Suspense loved San Francisco and used its beauty, elegance and mystery to great effect in several films. From Nob Hill to Union Square, you’ll see some of the hotels, clubs, retail stores and other locations featured in Vertigo and other Hitchcock classics. During ...
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. 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 ...

17th Annual Earth Day & Wildlife Festival | Orinda
Sunday, April 22 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and beverage purchase.
| Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area
17th Annual Earth Day & Wildlife Festival | Orinda
Come enjoy the beautiful historic ranch and 18-acre nature preserve, rarely open to the public. Join the family-friendly, a variety of activities for all ages, especially kids. Featuring wildlife fun at the pond (red-legged frogs and the resident western pond turtles). 17th Annual Earth Day & ...
Earth Day 2018: Bicycle Powered Live Music & Free Henna Tattoos | Ghirardelli Square
Sunday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Earth Day 2018: Bicycle Powered Live Music & Free Henna Tattoos | Ghirardelli Square
Come celebrate Earth Day at Ghirardelli Square in partnership with Rock the Bike and Soul Graffiti Productions on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4 pm in the West Plaza. The whole family can enjoy free activities such as bicycle powered live music by the Justin ...
Golden Gate Park Band: 2018 Season Opening Day | Free Sunday Concert in the Park
Sunday, April 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free. Donations are appreciated.
| Spreckels Temple of Music
Golden Gate Park Band: 2018 Season Opening Day | Free Sunday Concert in the Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the new direction of Robert Calonico, presents the 136th 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 ...

Dolores Park Earth Day 2018: “Love Dolores Celebration” | SF
Sunday, April 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Dolores Park Earth Day 2018:

Join in at Dolores Park for the Love Dolores Celebration on Earth Day weekend. Dolores Parks Works and The Dolores Park Ambassadors have partnered up with Rec and Park and the Love Dolores folks for three days of service in the park. Thursday, they will kickoff with the now ...

Tuesday, April 24

Jazz Search West 2018: Grand Finale | Oakland
Tuesday, April 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Jazz Search West 2018: Grand Finale | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2018, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2018 during which 16 ...

Wednesday, April 25

“Greenhouse 2018” Transformative Play Readings: Sweet And Sour by Dan Schifrin | SF
Wednesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations from $5 to $15 is requested.
| Z Below Theater

Some of the hottest emerging playwrights in the Bay Area present staged readings of new work. San Francisco’s theatre scene is thriving, and the playwriting program is a hot spot, helping the next generation of playwrights grow and reap the stories of our times. RSVP ...

Thursday, April 26

Academy of Art University Annual Fashion Show | SF
Academy of Art University Annual Fashion Show | SF
Mark your calendars now for San Francisco’s most stylish night. Academy of Art University’s annual Graduation Fashion Show is the culminating event for students studying fashion design, textile design, knitwear design, menswear design, and jewelry and metal arts in the School of Fashion and the ...

Friday, April 27

2018 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | SF
Friday, April 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2018 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | SF
Bay Area Dance Week kicks off on Friday, April 27, 2018 at noon with a free public performance of One Dance, led by Rhythm & Motion, at San Francisco City Hall. “One Dance” is a flash-mob style dance performance at the San Francisco City Hall that they can ...
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | April 27
Friday, April 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | April 27

The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, ...

2018 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival | Redwood City
Friday, April 27 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but there will be fees for carnival rides.
| Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
2018

Wild West Days 2018 is an annual three-day festival, held each spring, that sees over 5,000 local families joining in for carnival rides, treats, festival game booths, live local entertainment, and socializing with friends and neighbors. 2018 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 2018 – ...

Smuin Ballet Dancers’ Typical Day Sneak Peek | SF
Friday, April 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please arrive by 5:15 pm to observe class.
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Smuin Ballet Dancers' Typical Day Sneak Peek | SF
Come see Smuin dancers up close in an open studio rehearsal in honor of Bay Area Dance Week. Observe their 16 dancers during a typical day in the studio, working in conjunction with their ballet master and various choreographers to perfect the Company’s new works for the ...
“Greenhouse 2018” Transformative Play Readings: Never Mind by Al | SF
Friday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations from $5 to $15 is requested.
| Z Below Theater

Some of the hottest emerging playwrights in the Bay Area present staged readings of new work. San Francisco’s theatre scene is thriving, and the playwriting program is a hot spot, helping the next generation of playwrights grow and reap the stories of our times. RSVP ...

Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Afro Hatian with Blanche Brown | SF
Friday, April 27 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| ODC Dance Commons
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Afro Hatian with Blanche Brown | SF
These classes introduce the technique, culture, and spirituality of Haitian dance. You will learn the subtle movements of the Rada dances, the strength of the Nago dances, and the excitement of the Petro Dances, as well as the joy and abandon of Carnival and Banda ...

Saturday, April 28

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 250 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will take ...

Independent Book Store Day 2018
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Independent Book Store Day 2018

Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is ...

2018 Indie Bookstore Day: Beauty & the Beast Storytime | North Bay
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Book Passage (Corte Madera)
2018 Indie Bookstore Day: Beauty & the Beast Storytime | North Bay
Bring your little ones and come dressed in your fairy tale finest for this special storytime about the story of Beauty & the Beast, make arts and crafts, and even be visited by Belle and Gaston. Hosts Events throughout the day: 1 pm – Carol Rosenberger 4 pm – Carla Gambescia 7 pm – Liza ...
2018 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Appearances & Baked Goods | SF
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Book Passage (SF)
2018 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Appearances & Baked Goods | SF
Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day in the Ferry Building, and hosting local authors with their books. Additionally, here’s your chance to get limited-release merchandise created just for Indie Day. Join the “Meet and Greet” events with these authors for their books. 10 am- Judd Winick, author of ...