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Sunday, May 1

A La Carte & Art Festival 2016 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2016 | Mountain View

Enjoy a sun-splashed weekend strolling through artist booths, listening to live music and gawking at a classic car show at Mountain View’s 2016 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 20th anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. Check ...

Community Picnic: Lawn Games, Local Food & Music | The Presidio
Sunday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
Community Picnic: Lawn Games, Local Food & Music | The Presidio
Back for its fourth season, San Francisco’s favorite picnic offers the best of the local food scene, lawn games, and music. Grab your blanket and enjoy the fun. Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Renegade Craft Fair: Sunday | Fort Mason Center
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Renegade Craft Fair: Sunday | Fort Mason Center

Come out for a weekend of fresh, modern design from modern makers featuring exciting special features and installations, inspiring hands-on workshops, yummy food and drinks, and more as the Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion. Renegade Craft Fair: San Francisco ...

Tuesday, May 3

2016 Kentucky Derby Soiree: Big Hats & Mint Juleps | Elixir
Tuesday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Mint Juleps will be for purchase, of course.
| Elixir
2016 Kentucky Derby Soiree: Big Hats & Mint Juleps | Elixir

Slip into your Derby duds, and come out to Elixir Saloon for an afternoon of partying for 2 minutes of glory. Watch the 140th Kentucky Derby with a Mint Julep in hand starting at 1 pm on May 3, 2016. Please Note: Mint Juleps will be ...

Drink Steam: Local Letterpress Art Night & $1 Off Beer | NoPa
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
Drink Steam: Local Letterpress Art Night & $1 Off Beer | NoPa
Come Drink Steam and celebrate local makers who are creating today’s classics. We will be hosting a series of unique events with the makers listed below throughout San Francisco. Stop by and learn about their craft over America’s first craft beer. Drink Steam with the local ...
Trivia Tuesday With Free Popcorn | Oakland
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rosenblum Cellars
Trivia Tuesday With Free Popcorn | Oakland
Trivia begins at 6:00 pm with hostess Nicole every Tuesday. Drink, play, win. It’s free and it now comes withfree popcorn. Check out the Rosenblum Facebook page for weekly topics and clues.
“Healthy Food-Healthy You” Nutrition Workshop & $5 Farmers Market Bucks | South SF
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library

Healthy Food/Healthy You is a five-part series on healthy eating presented by Fresh Approach. Each class will focus on a different aspect of choosing or preparing foods that are affordable, fresh, and delicious. Fresh Approach is dedicated to helping families gain the knowledge and skills ...

Wednesday, May 4

Free “Maple Bacon” Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Spring Sidewalk Bakesale: Food Artisans, Free Wine & Goodies | Oakland
Wednesday, May 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kitchener Oakland
Spring Sidewalk Bakesale: Food Artisans, Free Wine & Goodies | Oakland
It’s time for another sidewalk bakesale to celebrate Spring and Mother’s Day. Join Kitchener Oakland and 6 of their food artisans for the most delicious sidewalk bakesale in Oakland! Come by and try what’s new on the Oakland artisan food maker scene and pick up some ...
“May The Fourth” Star Wars Day Party: Cantina Band, Costume Contest & Cabaret | PianoFight
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
May The Fourth. A date known across galaxies near and far as Star Wars Day. On this great day, PianoFight will be fully armed and operational, with a party centered around all things Star Wars. Whether you like your Force light or dark, you’re gonna ...
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

“Sh*t Talk” 2-for-1 Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis
This week’s lineup includes Priya Prasad from NBC’s last season’s “Last Comic Standing”! She is a local favorite that is not to be missed. Also featured: Drew Harmon Liz Stone Ruby Gill Joe Nguyen and surprise special guests

Thursday, May 5

Win Tix: $50 Gift Certificate: Cadillac Bar & Grill
Thursday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cadillac Bar and Grill
Located in the Twitter building is the brand new incarnation of the rollicking Cadillac Bar & Grill – a fun and lively spot for margaritas and serves up unique Mexican cuisine like Puffy Tacos and mesquite grilled fresh fish. Thrillist featured their margaritas on their list ...
2016 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Thursday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP through Eventbrite
| Taverna Aventine
2016 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Taverna Aventine is once again closing off Hotaling Alley and packing it with outdoor bars, live DJs, and food trucks for their annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party. 2016 Cinco de Mayo Block Party Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 4 pm to 10:30 pm Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St, San ...
Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour: Outdoor Patio, Live Salsa & DJs | SF
Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour: Outdoor Patio, Live Salsa & DJs | SF
Come out to a Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour at the Cigar Bar & Grill in San Francisco on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Free before 6:30 pm, but an RSVP is required. All-day VIP entry is $10 in advance. The party features a live salsa band, DJs and a heated outdoor ...
Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Music, Culture & Wine Tastings | SF
Thursday, May 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Annie Street Plaza
Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Music, Culture & Wine Tastings | SF
Come out and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the music, food, and everything Mexican! On Thursday, May 5th, join is in celebrating Mexican culture with the Mexican Museum from 5-7pm in Annie Street Plaza. They will be featuring the music of Carne Cruda, mezcal tastings with the ...
Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo 2016: Live Music, Spoken Word, DJ & Live Art | Oakland
Thursday, May 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Cultura Cura Cultural Arts Cafe
Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo 2016: Live Music, Spoken Word, DJ & Live Art | Oakland
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) presents the 3rd Annual Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo Event “From Defending Our Pueblos to Defending Our Hoods” on Thursday, May 5, 2016. This year they call to end the incarceration of children and youth as adults in the criminal injustice system, as ...
Cinco de Mayo Taco Takedown | Clift Hotel
Thursday, May 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Clift Hotel
Cinco de Mayo Taco Takedown | Clift Hotel
5 Chefs. 1 winner. You decide. The tacos will be tasted. Limes will be squeezed. Taste buds will be buzzing. And, most importantly, votes will be cast. In the end, there can only be one Taco Takedown King/Queen and it’s up to you to decide. With a ...
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, May 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Please Note: This series now takes place on the 1st Thursday of the month, not the 4th Thursday as was previously posted.
2016 “Cinco de Mustache” Sombrero Bike Ride & Party | Danville
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Norm's Place
2016
Grab your sombrero and start growing your mustaches today. The annual Cinco de Mustache Cruising Party celebrates Cinco de Mayo – Norm’s style with a Cinco de Mayo-themed bike ride on May 5, 2016. The party goes all day with $3 tacos, $4 draft beer, $7 tequila. Want ...
Schroeder’s 123rd Maifest Party: Polkalicious Dance Party | SF
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 123rd Maifest Party: Polkalicious Dance Party | SF

Schroeder’s German restaurant is turning 123 years old, and what better way to celebrate than with the traditional German Spring Harvest Festival with beer, music, food, and beer hall games. Schroeder’s 123rd Maifest Party Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 6 pm Schroeder’s Restaurant, 240 Front St, ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF

All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place the at 6 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and is sponsored by the University of ...

Mezcal NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Mezcal NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, learn about the rich history and flavorful future of mezcal at NightLife’s spirit-focused celebration of Cinco de Mayo, co-presented by the MEX I AM festival showcasing the best of Mexico. Sip your way through a selection of mezcal-inspired cocktails at bars around the museum ...

Friday, May 6

First Friday Cannabis Industry Social & Picnic | Lake Merritt
Friday, May 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pine Knoll Park (Lake Merritt)
First Friday Cannabis Industry Social & Picnic | Lake Merritt

Come out to the First Friday Cannabis Industry Social at Lake Merritt. Oakland’s burgeoning cannabis community has more than plenty industry professionals and they’ve decided to start gathering on the monthly. They’ll be set up from 4-7 pm across from Pine Knoll Park located on the East ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Fireside Lounge Educational Night: Demos, Art Show & Live Music | Oakland
Friday, May 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
Fireside Lounge Educational Night: Demos, Art Show & Live Music | Oakland
Celebrating Oakland First Fridays and Oakland Art Murmur, The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs. Explore the creative passions of professional artists and the ...

Saturday, May 7

“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island

Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles.  Cars and Coffee is held on the first Saturday ...