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Saturday, May 5

2018 Makers Market in the Park & Craft Fair | San Jose
Saturday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
2018 Makers Market in the Park & Craft Fair | San Jose

The Santana Row monthly Makers Market in the Park is back by popular demand. They are so excited to kickoff their monthly craft fair series at the Row and would love for you to join. There will be new makers and new products to show ...

Cinco De Mayo Margarita & Taco Garden | Alameda
Saturday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover. Bring cash for food & drinks
| La Penca Azul of Bay Farm
Cinco De Mayo Margarita & Taco Garden | Alameda
Join the Cinco de Mayo at Outside Margarita & Taco Garden at the Bay Farm location. Enjoy different Flavored Margaritas, Beer on Tap & Street Style Tacos from their own taco cart. Cinco De Mayo Margarita & Taco Garden Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 4 pm-11 pm La Penca ...

Sunday, May 6

Bike San Leandro: Fun, Free & Family Friendly Bike Day | San Leandro
Sunday, May 6 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free. But registration is required.
| Casa Peralta
Bike San Leandro: Fun, Free & Family Friendly Bike Day | San Leandro
Currently in its 9th year BikeSL has over 150 bicycle riders make the family trek to the San Leandro Marina and back or the advanced trek to Lake Chabot and back. BikeSL (Bike San Leandro) will take place on Sunday, May 6th from 9 am to ...
A La Carte & Art Festival 2018 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2018 | 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 2018 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 22nd anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. 2018 ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, May 6 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Monday, May 7

Urban Putt’s 4th Birthday Party: 1/2 Priced Mini Golf + Free Arcade Night | SF
Monday, May 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 to golf for adults (regularly $12).
| Urban Putt
Urban Putt's 4th Birthday Party: 1/2 Priced Mini Golf + Free Arcade Night | SF

Urban Putt, SF’s fantastical, high-tech 14-hole indoor mini-golf course, is throwing a birthday party. Urban Putt 4th Anniversary Party Monday, May 7, 2018 | 4pm to close 1096 South Van Ness Ave. @ 22nd St., SF 1/2-price rounds of mini golf (Normally $12 for adults, it’s $6 ...

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, May 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
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 Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, May 7 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Tuesday, May 8

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, May 8 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Green is the topic. Drinks the excuse. The San Francisco North Bay comes to this mixer to network with local business folks living and working as green as they can. Check the calendar for their high caliber guest speakers. You’ll love the incredible selection of ...

Wednesday, May 9

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, May 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local Brews ...

Thursday, May 10

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, May 10 – 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 Thursday and fourth Thursday 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 ...

Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, May 10 – 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 11

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, May 11 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every Friday, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, May 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs 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 ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, May 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland

Comedy Soup 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 popcorn and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...

Saturday, May 12

30th Annual “May Madness” Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade | North Bay
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
30th Annual 
The checkered flag drops for May Madness, the longest running car show and parade in Northern California, which welcomes the finest rods, customs, classics, art cars, utility vehicles, modified and other cool vehicles to Downtown San Rafael. 30th Annual May Madness Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade Saturday, May ...
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...

Sunday, May 13

Win Tix: TIKIM: The First Ever “Filipino Food Fun Run” | San Mateo TIKIM (a Filipino word that means “to taste”) is a one-of-a-kind 5k run or walk that celebrates culture and the value of giving back through loads of happiness and tons of food. > Get Tickets – $40 Early Bird (Save $10 – Price goes up to $50 ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, May 13 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Monday, May 14

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, May 14 – 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 ...

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, May 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
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 Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...

Tuesday, May 15

Win Tix: The First Ever “San Francisco Coffee Passport” is Here
Tuesday, May 15 – 11:59 am | Cost: WIN | All Over San Francisco
Like a secret insiders’ club for coffee lovers, get 29 coffees at 29 excellent cafes all over SF for just $30 – good thru April 1, 2019 at coffee outposts like Ritual, Farley’s, Dynamo Donuts, Red Door and tons more. That’s around $1 per coffee.  See ...
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, May 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Wednesday, May 16

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, May 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, May 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
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 ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Black Sands
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Thursday, May 17

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena 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 ...