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Friday, April 10

“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland
Friday, April 10 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Era Art Bar & Lounge

Meet up with fellow cocktail connoisseurs at Era Art Bar in Oakland to mix, mingle, and taste a freshly-inspired seasonal cocktail. The only catch – you have to be a member (don’t worry, it’s free to join). How to Join the Club: Arrive between 9-9:30 pm ...

Saturday, April 11

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 11 – 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 ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

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 ...

50% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Saturday | Fort Mason
Saturday, April 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: 50% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSAT for $42 tickets to Saturday (normally $83)
| Fort Mason Center
50% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 - Saturday | Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back with a Spring 2015 wine showcase of nearly 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. The event features three hours of tastings from a unique collection of top ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, April 11 – 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.

Mastering Cooking with Vanilla | Omnivore Books on Food
Saturday, April 11 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Mastering Cooking with Vanilla | Omnivore Books on Food

With the help of 33 outstanding chefs, who have each contributed a ‘vanilla plate’, international chef Natasha Macaller has created a truly global compendium of vanilla expertise, showcasing this most exotic and yet everyday spice in over 100 vanilla dishes, sweet and savory.

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 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 ...

Sunday, April 12

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

53% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Sunday | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: 53% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSUN for $39.50 tickets to Sunday (normally $83)
| Fort Mason Center
53% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 - Sunday | Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back with a Spring 2015 wine showcase of nearly 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. The event features three hours of tastings from a unique collection of top ...

“A Bird in the Hand” Super Tasty Chicken Recipes | SF
Sunday, April 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Diana Henry, author of “A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood” was named ‘Cookery Writer of the Year’ by The Guild of Food Writers in 2009 and in 2007 for her column in the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine. She …

Monday, April 13

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, April 13 – 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 ...

The Art of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto | Noe Valley
Monday, April 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
The Art of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto | Noe Valley

Award-winning Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri wanted to write his first book about pasta. Instead, he wrote two other acclaimed cookbooks and continued researching pasta for ten more years. Now, the respected master of Italian cuisine finally shares his vast knowledge of pasta, gnocchi, and risotto …

Tuesday, April 14

Free Cone Day 2015 | Ben & Jerry’s
Tuesday, April 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ben & Jerry's (Haight St.)
Free Cone Day 2015 | Ben & Jerry's

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know what that means… free ice cream for you.
As long as you don’t mind waiting in really long lines, almost all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in the Bay Area (and around …

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, April 14 – 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 ...

The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon | Omnivore Books on Food
Tuesday, April 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon | Omnivore Books on Food

In this follow-up to her successful first book, The Sprouted Kitchen, blogger and author Sara Forte turns her attention to bowl food, which combines vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins in one vessel to make a simple, complete, and nutritious meal.

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Wednesday, April 15

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, April 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Awaken Cafe
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

Thursday, April 16

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, April 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas with art, live music and curated performances in an interactive, ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

French Meet-Up, Snacks & Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but $10 gets you one drink and tasty appetizers.
| Bissap Baobab SF
French Meet-Up, Snacks & Happy Hour | SF

Bissap Baobab hosts a French Meet-Up and Happy Hour every 3rd Thursday of the month until June 2015. Come and enjoy French music and meet other Francophones in a relaxed environment at this tasty Senegalese restaurant. Admission is free, but for $10 you’ll get one ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Thursday, April 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro
Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro

Every third Thursday of the month come out to the Lookout for Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase at The Lookout in the Castro. It’s the new comedy with a touch of drag variety show all the kids are talking about hosted by comics Valerie Branch and Yuri ...

Friday, April 17

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 ...