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Thursday, May 1

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 1 – 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 ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s
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 first Thursday of every month at 6 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and is ...

Friday, May 2

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason ...

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 3

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, May 3 – 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 ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, May 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. All this ...

Sunday, May 4

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, May 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Monday, May 5

Free Shoe Shine Night | Elixir
Free Shoe Shine Night | Elixir

Bust out your dirtiest shoes and come get them shined up at Elixir’s “Back In Black” Mondays to celebrate their in-house oatmeal stout made by Sudwerk, Boot Black Stout. Get a free shoe shine with the purchase of a Boot Black Stout and a shot (or a cocktail) of Black Grouse Whisky from 6-9 ...

Pyramid Brewery Beer Bingo | Berkeley
Monday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your own booze and food.
| Pyramid Alehouse (Berkeley)
Pyramid Brewery Beer Bingo | Berkeley

Come by Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley on the first Monday of the month to drink beer, play bingo and win prizes. It’s free to play, but it is first come, first serve, so grab your friends and get there early to get a seat and ...

Wednesday, May 7

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

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 ...

Thursday, May 8

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 8 – 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, May 9

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason ...

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 9 – 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 once a month on the second Friday and last 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 ...

Saturday, May 10

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, May 10 – 11:00 am | 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, May 10 – 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 ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, May 10 – 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.

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, May 10 – 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, May 10 – 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 ...

“The Sh*t Show”: DJs, Free Beer, Hot Dogs & Tacos | The Showdown
Saturday, May 10 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $2.50*
*Admission for two for $5 (that comes out to $2.50 each).
| The Showdown

“The Sh*t Show” is a monthly event at Showdown with DJs, a free hot dog and taco bar (while supplies last), and everyone will get a token for a free beer. They promise $1 beers afterwards, but as with any good sh*t show, the specifics are ...

Sunday, May 11

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, May 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Tuesday, May 13

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, May 13 – 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 ...

Thursday, May 15

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. Yerba Buena neighborhood galleries, museums, restaurants, and bars will ...

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, May 15 – 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, ...

Design Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF
Thursday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Design Center
Design Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF

Every third Thursday evening, you are invited to shop and sip at the San Francisco Design Center from 5-8pm with live performances, free wine tasting and bites. Admission is free, so come by to wander around, exploring contemporary design, with a glass of wine in ...