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Thursday, April 13

The Bounty of Spring with Chef Traci des Jardins | The Presidio
Thursday, April 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
The Bounty of Spring with Chef Traci des Jardins | The Presidio
Through a delightful cooking demonstration of her seasonal favorites, Chef Traci Des Jardins shares how to use all of spring’s wonderful bounty in your kitchen at home. A native of Northern California, Traci Des Jardins has six restaurants in San Francisco, including three at the Presidio, ...
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, April 13 – 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, April 14

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, April 14 – 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 ...

SF Giants Pre-Game Party at Anchor Beer Garden | SF
Friday, April 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| The Yard at Mission Rock
SF Giants Pre-Game Party at Anchor Beer Garden | SF
Join them for a San Francisco pre-game party by the bay. Come down to the Anchor Beer Garden for fresh brews and tasty grub before the Giants take on the Colorado Rockies. There will be: 25 Anchor taps, including limited-release beers served only at the Anchor Beer Garden Happy ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 14 – 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 ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, April 14 – 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, ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, April 14 – 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 ...

2017 San Francisco Int’l Film Fest Free Screening | Hayes Valley
Friday, April 14 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF
2017 San Francisco Int'l Film Fest Free Screening | Hayes Valley

Spring has sprung; time to get out, get together and be heard. The spring series of free outdoor film screenings returns to the Proxy Walk-in Theater starting on March 31. Truth, post-truth, politics and social upheaval—this year’s series explores the present moment through humor, pointed ...

Saturday, April 15

2017 Goat Festival at the Ferry Building | SF
Saturday, April 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2017 Goat Festival at the Ferry Building | SF
Enjoy goat-centric cooking demos, talks and samples of goat milk cheeses, yogurts, ice creams and more at the annual Goat Festival – A Celebration of All Things Goat at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. 2017 Goat Festival Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 10 am to 2 pm Ferry Building, ...
Free “Serpentine” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 15 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
“Color of Spring” Dance Party | SF
Saturday, April 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| W Hotel (SF)
  Celebrate their 1st annual color of spring party at one of the most pristine and loved hotels – W Hotel – in stylish and luxury setting. Exclusive and ultimate experience is guaranteed. Don’t miss it. There will be live DJs performing all night. DJ Nile DJ Mian DJ White ...

Sunday, April 16

26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade, Festival & Bonnet Awards | SF
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade, Festival & Bonnet Awards | SF
The Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade is not your average street fair or formal parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 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

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 ...

Monday, April 17

“Rum: The Manual” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Monday, April 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how versatile rum can be. It will help you to understand rum – how it’s produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and ...

Tuesday, April 18

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, April 18 – 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 ...

“On Vegetables: Modern Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Tuesday, April 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Known for his game-changing approach to cooking with vegetables, Jeremy Fox first made his name at the Michelin-starred restaurant Ubuntu in Napa Valley. Today he is one of America’s most talked-about chefs, celebrated for the ingredient-focused cuisine he serves at the Los Angeles restaurant, Rustic ...

Wednesday, April 19

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, April 19 – 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, April 19 – 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 | Bayview
Wednesday, April 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Laughing Monk Brewing
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Bayview

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 6pm typically featuring special release ...

“Lucky Peach All About Eggs” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, April 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Eggs: star of the most important meal of the day, and, to hear billions of cooks and chefs tell it, quite possibly the world’s most important food. Does that make Lucky Peach’s All About Eggs the world’s most important book? Probably yes. In essays, anecdotes, ...

Thursday, April 20

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 ...

Friday, April 21

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 21 – 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 ...

2017 Proxy Spring Outdoor Film Series: “Operation Avalanche” | Hayes Valley
Friday, April 21 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF
2017 Proxy Spring Outdoor Film Series:

Spring has sprung; time to get out, get together and be heard. The spring series of free outdoor film screenings returns to the Proxy Walk-in Theater starting on March 31. Truth, post-truth, politics and social upheaval—this year’s series explores the present moment through humor, pointed ...

Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, April 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | 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, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is required. Doors open at ...

Saturday, April 22

Sophina Uong Free Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 22 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Sophina Uong Free Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Sophina Uong has worked in the finest of restaurants — from the front of the house to behind the kitchen doors — in the Bay Area over ...
Tommy Halvorson Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 22 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Tommy Halvorson Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Shaun King Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Shaun King Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Shaun King has spent years in many of the top kitchens across the United States. Trained by a Japanese master chef, King learned to appreciate the bold, ...
Earth Day 2017: World’s Largest Nachos & First Ever Cricket Chips | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Saturday, April 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Early bird tickets are free, otherwise general admission tickets are $6.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
Earth Day 2017: World's Largest Nachos & First Ever Cricket Chips | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Celebrate Earth Day by helping break (and eat) the world record for the largest serving of nachos. However, these are not just any nachos – these nachos are made with Chirps, the first ever cricket chips. Early bird tickets are free. Otherwise, tickets are $6 and include ...