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Saturday, April 26

Win Tix: 2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Brava Theater
2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF

Who will lead the 2014 Carnaval Grand Parade? Watch King and Queen contestants compete in a 3-minute dance in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians.
Although primarily a dance competition, performers can also play instruments and sing. The winners are selected based on …

Sunday, April 27

Win Tix: Love/Make: The Bold Italic Wedding Expo | SF
Love/Make: The Bold Italic Wedding Expo | SF

The Bold Italic is throwing its first ever wedding expo, Love/Make, showing off the best of San Francisco’s indie-minded designs at a day-long event that brings together upwards of 40 unique local makers, caterers, venues and designers that want to help attendees craft a truly bespoke …

Sunday, May 4

2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa

For the 15th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for under the 2014 “Outer Space” theme. All ages are welcome, and space costumes are highly encouraged.
There …

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 ...

Thursday, May 15

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Thursday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Thursday of the month. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, May 15 – 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 ...

Saturday, May 24

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2014: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2014: Saturday | Mission

The 2014 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 24-25, 2014 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2014 theme is La Rumba de la Copa Mundial – a Celebration of the World Cup – which begins ...

Sunday, May 25

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2014
Sunday, May 25 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2014

On Sunday, May 25th, the 2014 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, where …

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2014 | Mission
Sunday, May 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2014 | Mission

The 2014 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 24-25, 2014 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2014 theme is La Rumba de la Copa Mundial – a Celebration of the World Cup – which begins ...

Saturday, June 14

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, June 14 – 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 ...

Thursday, June 19

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Thursday, June 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Thursday of the month. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, June 19 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 12

Beast Crawl 2014: Huge East Bay Literature Pub Crawl | Oakland
Saturday, July 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
Beast Crawl 2014: Huge East Bay Literature Pub Crawl | Oakland

Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 140 writers in a single night, spread out over three hours on July 12, 2014.
Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events, including The Uptown, Telegraph Beer …

Saturday, July 26

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday, July 27

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Saturday, November 15

Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose
Saturday, November 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Elks Lodge (San Jose)
Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.