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Thursday, May 5

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 ...

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 ...

2016 Car-topia: Hot Rod & Custom 1920-60s Classic Car Show | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2016 Car-topia: Hot Rod & Custom 1920-60s Classic Car Show | Jack London Sq.
Jack London Square rolls dozens of classics, retro models and modern muscle cars onto the Oakland waterfront, for a Car-topia auto extravaganza from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016. From car buffs to casual enthusiasts, everyone is invited check-out these rare and beautiful ...
UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Street Fair | SF
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UCSF Women's Health Center
UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health Street Fair | SF
The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a festive street fair. The event will begin with a keynote address from Congresswoman Jackie Speier, followed by a day of live music & entertainment, food, fun & games, and more. Tasty ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Bicycle Career Day & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, May 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, and comes with free pizza
| 81st Avenue Branch
Bicycle Career Day & Free Pizza | Oakland
Live for bikes? Join the Bicycle Career Day! Meet messengers, shop owners, repair people, advocates, frame builders, manufacturers and other amazing people who created rewarding careers through their love of bicycles. Then enjoy free pizza (delivered by bike couriers from Pedal Express) and a short ride led by ...
Win Tix: 4th Annual Brewtastic Beer Bash | SF
Saturday, May 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $10 off tickets. $35 (Earlybird) for unlimited tastings
| Mayes Oyster House
Prepare your palate for unlimited tastings from local brewers of the Sirwasa Brewing Collective at the 4th Annual Brewtastic Bash at Mayes Oyster House benefiting Family House, Inc. > Save $10 on Tickets: Grab your tickets now and save $10 if you’re one of the first 20 ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, May 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first and third Saturday of the month. Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy from some of the ...

Sunday, May 8

Very Vegan Sundays – Mother’s Day edition
Sunday, May 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Very Vegan Sundays - Mother's Day edition

Continuing a tradition and back by popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park bring you Very Vegan Sundays. We’ll have lots food trucks, popup vendors, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, and lots of vegan specials. Join up with hundreds of fellow vegans at a monthly series at SoMa StrEat ...

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 ...

Monday, May 9

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, May 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, May 10

Kara’s Cupcakes Factory Tour & Tasting | SoMa
Tuesday, May 10 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Kara's Cupcakes
Kara's Cupcakes Factory Tour & Tasting | SoMa
Kara’s Cupcakes carefully bakes in small batches by hand each day using the finest ingredients sourced from local, sustainable, and whenever possible, organic producers. Their pastry and development kitchen is open to the public on the afternoon of May 10th for a tour and tasting with the ...
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, May 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, May 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Wednesday, May 11

Bay Area’s Spark Discovery Day: Career-based Projects, Food Trucks & Raffle Prizes | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Raffle tickets are for purchase at $10.
| Justin Herman Plaza
Bay Area's Spark Discovery Day: Career-based Projects, Food Trucks & Raffle Prizes | SF
See Bay Area students in action! Spark Discovery Day is an opportunity to discover the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship of San Francisco Bay Area’s middle school youth. The science fair-style event is open to the public. In attendance will be over 800 people representing all aspects ...

Thursday, May 12

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Celebrating Israel’s 68th Independence Day | Palo Alto
Thursday, May 12 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Yom Ha'atzmaut: Celebrating Israel's 68th Independence Day | Palo Alto
Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day at the community-wide annual party. Enjoy Israeli music, children’s activities, artists, great food and a wonderful Israeli-style atmosphere. This year’s theme: Israel in Color – come and experience the colorful, fun, cool and hip Israel. What to expect on this event: Explore the Caesarea ...
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, May 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula

Every second Thursday of the month, Comedy Sharks standup night features some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Come on out and enjoy some laughs with your neighbors, hosted by Phil Griffiths & Hop Dogma Brewing Company. The show starts at 7:30 pm; seating is limited, ...

Friday, May 13

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, May 13 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 13 – 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 ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, May 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Sad Comedy is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to sadcomedyrsvp@gmail.com is required. Doors at ...

Saturday, May 14

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, May 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...