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Sunday, April 29

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
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. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

“Spring Chicken” Vending Garden for the Blooming Season | The Chapel
Sunday, April 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Spring has Sprung and with that, you are cordially invited to the inaugural edition of our new event, “Spring Chicken: A Vending Garden.” “Spring Chicken” Vending Garden for the Blooming Season Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco FREE Make a ...

People’s Park 49th Anniversary & Live Music | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
People's Park 49th Anniversary & Live Music | Berkeley
People’s Park will celebrate its 49th Anniversary with music, speakers, dancing, and drumming from noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Come out and enjoy a day in the park, celebrate another trip around the Sun for the world’s most unique social experiment. People’s Park ...
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | April 29
Sunday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | April 29

The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, ...

Blossom International Dance Party Festival | SF
Sunday, April 29 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | CCSF Health and Wellness Center
Blossom International Dance Party Festival | SF
Participate in a large program of dances from around the world. The first hour will be instruction time for dancers of all ages and experience. Blossom International Dance Party Festival Tuesday, April 29, 2018 | 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm CCSF Health and Wellness Center, Ocean Ave. at Phelan, SF FREE Beginners ...

Tuesday, May 1

Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant Rights | East Bay
Tuesday, May 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant Rights | East Bay
Get ready with your signs, organize your family, friends and neighbors and join May Day March on Tuesday, May 1st at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland for a rally. Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant Rights | East Bay Tuesday, May 1, 2018 ...

Wednesday, May 2

LINES Dance Center Outdoor Performance | SF
Wednesday, May 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Alonzo King Lines Ballet
LINES Dance Center Outdoor Performance | SF
Come be part of this annual community performance event and see a diverse spectrum of local dance artists including: Lines Dance Center Choreography and Performance Workshops Lines BFA at Dominican University Lines Ballet Training Program This is an outdoor family performance designed for audiences of all ages.

Friday, May 4

2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

2018 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Friday, May 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Taverna Aventine
2018 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. Join the Scavenger Hunt around North Beach for a Free ticket. Come eat at Aventine in person to grab ...
“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Saturday, May 5

2018 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2018 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party with live music, cultural performances, and more. This year, there will be music and entertainment on two stages, kids zone, food and exhibitor booths, beer garden, fun for all ages. 14th Annual ...
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Second Day
Saturday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Second Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

2018 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Children's Day Festival | Japantown
On the May 5, 2018, San Francisco joins Japan and China to celebrate a national holiday dedicated to celebrating children – Kodomo No Hi or the Children’s Day Festival. 2018 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza FREE This year marks the ...
Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay
Saturday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay

Did you know that per capita, more artists live in Marin than in any other county in the United States? Marin Open Studios is an annual, free, self-guided art tour held the first two weekends in May. Artists open their doors to show their work spaces and ...

2018 Hip Hop in the Park: Dance Cypher, Live Music & Food Trucks | Berkeley
Saturday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2018 Hip Hop in the Park: Dance Cypher, Live Music & Food Trucks | Berkeley
The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festival run by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal in People’s ...
2018 Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park
2018 Bluegrass Pickin' Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Bring a blanket (and an instrument if you like) or just kick back and watch some of the Bay Area’s top bluegrass, country and folk performers as they get together for an impromptu concert jam. Pickin’ Picnic in Golden Gate Park Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Noon to 6 ...
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 ...

Sunday, May 6

2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Final Day
Sunday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Final Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay
Sunday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay

Did you know that per capita, more artists live in Marin than in any other county in the United States? Marin Open Studios is an annual, free, self-guided art tour held the first two weekends in May. Artists open their doors to show their work spaces and ...

2018 How Weird Street Faire: The Disco Ball | SoMa
Sunday, May 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $11.11*
*Early Bird tickets $11.11, Advanced tickets are $15 and Door tickets are $20
| Howard & Main (SoMa)
2018 How Weird Street Faire: The Disco Ball | SoMa
On May 6, 2018, a unique gathering of the tribes will occur in downtown San Francisco for a Celebration of Peace for The Disco Ball. It will be a parody of the 1970s, and a very groovy time. There will be dancing in the streets ...
USF Intergenerational Dance | SF
Sunday, May 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USF Studio Theater on Lone Mountain
USF Intergenerational Dance | SF
Join Dance Generators, USF’s intergenerational performance company, for a lively workshop that engages participants in our signature dance/theater process. People of all ages are invited to explore memory through movement. USF Intergenerational Dance Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 3 pm to 5 pm USF Studio Theater, 2800 Turk Blvd. ...
Bay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF
Sunday, May 6 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashkenaz
Bay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art and dance that is played as a game in a circle to live music. Although shaped in the cauldron of Brazil, its roots extend into Africa. This Capoeira class will include the training of fundamental movements as well as ...
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | Final Day
Sunday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | Final Day

The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, ...

Saturday, May 12

Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay

Did you know that per capita, more artists live in Marin than in any other county in the United States? Marin Open Studios is an annual, free, self-guided art tour held the first two weekends in May. Artists open their doors to show their work spaces and ...

“March For Our Health” Pro-Healthcare Rally & Protest | Oakland
Saturday, May 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
We all have a right to a healthy life. That means a right to healthcare, a right to clean air, clean water, and a clean earth, to healthy food, a right to a job and housing and the right to live a life free of ...
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, ...

2018 Historic Japantown Immersive: Uchiwa Fan Making & Pop-Up Performances | San Jose
Saturday, May 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown San Jose
2018 Historic Japantown Immersive: Uchiwa Fan Making & Pop-Up Performances | San Jose
San Jose’s historic Japantown bursts into a series of explorable interactive experiences, bringing to life its history and future. 2018 Japantown Immersive Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm San Jose Japantown, N 5th & Jackson Streets, San Jose FREE The evening kicks off at 5:30 pm ...

Sunday, May 13

Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay
Sunday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay

Did you know that per capita, more artists live in Marin than in any other county in the United States? Marin Open Studios is an annual, free, self-guided art tour held the first two weekends in May. Artists open their doors to show their work spaces and ...

Saturday, May 19

The 2018 Bay Area Mural Festival: Closing Celebration | Oakland
Saturday, May 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
The 2018 Bay Area Mural Festival: Closing Celebration | Oakland
This year, Bay Area Mural Festival is teaming up with Visit Oakland to put on the Oakland Mural Festival as part of the first ever Oakland Art Month. The Oakland Mural Festival will bring together master muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in ...