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Saturday, April 29

2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Night & Free Audiobooks | Civic Center
Saturday, April 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Night & Free Audiobooks | Civic Center
Books Inc. Opera Plaza is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with Katie Bayerl, author of “A Psalm for Lost Girls”; Marianna Baer, author of “The Inconceivable Life of Quinn”; and Jandy Nelson, author of “I’ll Give You the Sun.” In addition to that, you can get free audiobooks courtesy ...
2017 Southside Festival: Music & Arts | Bayview
Saturday, April 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Laughing Monk Brewing
2017 Southside Festival: Music & Arts | Bayview
On Saturday, April 29th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 p.m., Imprint.City will launch the 2017 Southside Festival in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. The Southside Festival is a day-long, free, music & arts festival, showcasing local visual artists and musicians, however unlike most festivals, Southside will enliven indoor spaces, ...

“Dinner: Changing the Game” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, April 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Each recipe in Dinner is meant to be dinner—one fantastic dish that is so satisfying and flavor-forward it can stand alone—or be paired with a simple salad or fresh bread on the side. This is what Melissa Clark means by changing the game. Dinner is ...
“Brewfest” Unlimited Beer Tasting from Local Breweries | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*Online tickets at Eventbrite
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Join Sports Basement Berkeley for unlimited tastings from local breweries. For just $7, you can sample beers from Drakes Brewing Co., Lagunitas, Strike Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing, Buck Wild Brewing, Headlands Brewing and more. Tasty eats provided from Cassave Taqueria and get 20% off all ...
Win Tix: “Brewfest” Unlimited Bay Area Beer Tasting Celebration | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$7
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Unlimited tastings from local breweries: Drakes Brewing Co, Lagunitas Brewing, Strike Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Buck Wild Brew and Headlands Brewing. We will have beer, food and games….it does not get much better than that. Tasty eats provided from Cassave Taqueria and get 20% off ...

Sunday, April 30

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture, with traditional exhibitions, entertainment and food. 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Memorial Park, 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino FREE Cultural demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment will take place ...

Treasure Island Flea: Mother’s Day Special | Sunday
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea: Mother's Day Special | Sunday
The Treasure Island Flea is hosting a two-day “Mother’s Day Special” on April 29-30, 2017 so you can get your Mother’s Day shopping done early (for once). There’s 400+ vendors to choose from including Woodsong Herbs (40 varieties of loose leaf teas and 35 varieties of ...
2017 Walnut Creek Restaurant Week | Final Day
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Lunch and dinner prix fixe menus start at $10.
| Walnut Creek Downtown
2017 Walnut Creek Restaurant Week | Final Day

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week is a culinary celebration of spectacular cuisine at incredible prices. Entice your appetite and delight your palate with prix-fixe menus offered at over two dozen restaurants. 2017 Walnut Creek Restaurant Week April 23-30, 2017 | Walnut Creek Downtown With cuisines that encompass American, Italian, Spanish, ...

La Placita Grand Opening Block Party: Live Music, Performances & Food | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
La Placita Grand Opening Block Party: Live Music, Performances & Food | SF
Mission Community Market is moving to a new home—the Mission’s newest and most inspiring meeting place, La Placita—and they need your help. They’re throwing an all-ages interactive block party, lined up with local superstar entertainment and a variety of creative activities to get you started. Now all they ...
Free Market Recipe Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Market Recipe Tasting | Jack London Square
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland  for a market recipe tasting featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. Please note, this event takes place at Jack London Square in Oakland, not the Ferry Building. Please note that instead of Chef Amanda Tash, ...
“Daybreaker” Sunday Funday: Free Outdoor Yoga & Dance Party | Lake Merritt
Daybreaker is throwing a big, free daytime music festival under the Daybreaker brand on Lake Merritt on April 30, 2017. Throw on your most vibrant threads because this’ll the biggest Daybreaker they’ve thrown in the Bay Area.  Daybreaker Sunday Funday Sunday, April 30, 2017 | Yoga at 11a, Music at ...
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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 ...

Fitchella: Fun, Fitness, Food & Music | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Perform for Life
Fitchella: Fun, Fitness, Food & Music | SF
They may not be at the world-famous music festival, but they plan on groovin’ like they are. It will be filled with fun, fitness activities, yummy brunch treats, photo booth, special appearances/activities, music, giveaways, and more. Just a brunch of awesome people doing some awesome things, ...
“OakHella Turns 1” Day Party: 8 Hours of DJ Sets & Art Installation | Oakland
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free all-day, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $5 after 3 pm.
| Bottoms Up Community Garden
Come join the Bottoms Up Community Garden for their spring kick-off OakHella day party on Sunday, April 30, 2017. They’ll be featuring amazing live performances and sets from resident and guest DJs along with an art installation by Creative Shields. Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it’s ...
Earth Day Celebration: Garden Tour, Cake & Refreshments | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, April 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden
Earth Day Celebration: Garden Tour, Cake & Refreshments | Pleasant Hill
Join them in the Garden to celebrate Earth Day with fun and games for all ages, local exhibitors, a Garden tour, cake and refreshments, and much more. Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden is a water conservation demonstration garden and wildlife habitat that uses zero pesticides. PHIG is ...
“Vegan for Everybody” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Sunday, April 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Jack Bishop is the editorial director of America’s Test Kitchen. In this cookbook, America’s Test Kitchen decodes and demystifies vegan cooking, so you can reap its many benefits and avoid the pitfalls of bland food, lack of variety, and overprocessed ingredients. You’ll find approachable, fresh, ...

Monday, May 1

“Samarkand: Recipes from Central Asia” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Monday, May 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Samarkand is a love letter to Central Asia and the Caucasus, containing travel essays, beautiful photography and recipes that are little known in the West that have been expertly adapted for the home cook. There is an introduction to the region (explaining the ethnic groups ...
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, May 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at a super rad bar in San Francisco, Soda Popinski’s. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new ...

Tuesday, May 2

“My Mother’s Kitchen” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Tuesday, May 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
The daughter of a restaurateur―the restaurant was New York’s legendary Ratner’s―Judy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; ...

Wednesday, May 3

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, May 3 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 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 ...

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, May 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, May 3 – 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 ...

Thursday, May 4

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, May 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden happening on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Berkeley Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | USF
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations encouraged
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | USF

Do you love fresh, organic, homemade food? Please come out and celebrate with other veggie lovers and enjoy some great food with amazing company. All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in ...

Friday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo Tequila Party: Live Mariachi & Salsa | San Jose
Friday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your own booze and food.
| El Jardin Tequila Bar & Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Party: Live Mariachi & Salsa | San Jose

Get in the Cinco de Mayo spirit with Jardin Tequila Bar’s celebration featuring live mariachi and salsa music, and a huge selection of tequila (for purchase) from Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017. Relax under a giant old oak tree while commemorating the Mexican ...

2017 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Friday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Taverna Aventine
2017 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. 2017 Cinco de Mayo Block Party Friday, May 5, 2017 | 4 pm to 10:30 pm Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St, San ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 5 – 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 galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 5 – 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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...