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Saturday, April 30

Free Pool Weekend: Open Swim & Classes | Berkeley
Saturday, April 30 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | YMCA Berkeley
Free Pool Weekend: Open Swim & Classes | Berkeley

Come for a swim as part of a free aquatics weekend at the Berkeley YMCA. Bring your friends and family to try out their aquatics programming for free. Saturday, April 30 Facility Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm 7:30am-5:00pm: Adult Lap Swimming – Lap Pool Enjoy lap swimming ...

Independent Book Store Day 2016
Saturday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Independent Book Store Day 2016

Independent Bookstore Day will take place on on Saturday May 2, 2015 at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, 16 limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. You can’t get them ...

2016 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Appearances & Baked Goods | SF
Saturday, April 30 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Book Passage (SF)
2016 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Appearances & Baked Goods | SF
Back for its third year, Book Passage invites you to join us for an all-ages carnival in celebration of 2016 Independent Bookstore Day in our Corte Madera store, and special events in our Ferry Building store. We’ll have limited edition IBD items for sale, including ...
2016 TableTop Day: Free Old School Gaming | Bay Area
Saturday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2016 TableTop Day: Free Old School Gaming | Bay Area
International TableTop Day is an annual celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming. It’s a single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun. Participating stores will offer free stuff like games, special edition ...
A La Carte & Art Festival 2016 | Mountain View
Saturday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2016 | 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 2016 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 20th anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. Check ...

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma
Saturday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
| All Over Sonoma County
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma

Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what’s flowering. Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice. Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal ...

2016 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival | Redwood City
Saturday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but there will be fees for carnival rides.
| Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
2016

Wild West Days 2016 is an annual three-day festival, held each spring, that sees over 5,000 local families joining in for carnival rides, treats, festival game booths, live local entertainment, and socializing with friends and neighbors. 2016 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1, 2016 ...

2016 Indie Bookstore Day: Meet Star Wars Storm Troopers | Civic Center
Saturday, April 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
2016 Indie Bookstore Day: Meet Star Wars Storm Troopers  | Civic Center
Books Inc. Opera Plaza is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with Pablo Hidalgo, creative executive at LucasFilm Story Group, author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary and co-author of Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded, releasing in April 2016. This event will feature a visit ...
Humans v. Zombies Nerf War: Gridlock | SF
Saturday, April 30 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring the required materials
| San Francisco State University (Main)
Humans v. Zombies Nerf War: Gridlock | SF

Do you like a game of Tag? Do you like Nerf Guns? How about horror movies? Most importantly, how long do you think you’d last during a Zombie Apocalypse? Try out your skills in a game where you’ll fight for your lives in the live-action game is essentially ...

Capture the Flag in Mountain Lake Park | SF
Saturday, April 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $2 | Mountain Lake Park
Capture the Flag in Mountain Lake Park | SF
The park where the Capture the Flag organizer played from infancy to age eight is the setting. It’s a handsome and little-known park, and it turns out to be great for these games. There’s a meadow with cover on either side. They’ll begin by reviewing rules ...

Sunday, May 1

May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley
Sunday, May 1 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley
As is traditional, the Berkeley Morris Dancers will begin their regular season by dancing the sun up at Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. They will gather at 5 am and begin dancing around 5:30 am at Inspiration Point. Sunrise happens at 6:13 am, and they will dance ...
A La Carte & Art Festival 2016 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2016 | 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 2016 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 20th anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. Check ...

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
| All Over Sonoma County
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma

Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what’s flowering. Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice. Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal ...

2016 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival | Redwood City
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but there will be fees for carnival rides.
| Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
2016

Wild West Days 2016 is an annual three-day festival, held each spring, that sees over 5,000 local families joining in for carnival rides, treats, festival game booths, live local entertainment, and socializing with friends and neighbors. 2016 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1, 2016 ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

2016 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Magic Meadow
2016 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park
Join the witches of Reclaiming for the annual springtime Beltane Ritual – a pagan ritual reflecting the passing season at 1 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016. May Day, or Beltane, celebrates the time when the green of the Earth meets the red and black of workers’ rights ...

Tuesday, May 3

Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover new games or socialize with other gamers. ...

Wednesday, May 4

Star Wars Day 2016 Mini Festival & Stormtrooper Interrogations | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Super7
Star Wars Day 2016 Mini Festival & Stormtrooper Interrogations | SF
The Force.. it’s calling… and Super7 letting it in.. again. On Star Wars Day (a.k.a. “May the Fourth” be with you), come celebrate the finest Sci-Fi Saga in the Galaxy at the Bay Area’s best Star Wars store. Star Wars Day Mini Festival May 4, 2016 | 11 ...
“May The Fourth” Star Wars Day Party: Cantina Band, Costume Contest & Cabaret | PianoFight
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
May The Fourth. A date known across galaxies near and far as Star Wars Day. On this great day, PianoFight will be fully armed and operational, with a party centered around all things Star Wars. Whether you like your Force light or dark, you’re gonna ...
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, May 4 – 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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, May 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Thursday, May 5

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, May 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Please Note: This series now takes place on the 1st Thursday of the month, not the 4th Thursday as was previously posted.
First Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
First Thursday

Every first Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a song, a ...

Friday, May 6

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, May 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, May 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, May 7

13th Annual Pagan Festival “Ancestral Wisdom”: Games, Crafts & Storytelling | Berkeley
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
13th Annual Pagan Festival
Enjoy a unique mix of entertainers, children’s crafts and activities, storytelling, games, and arts and crafts vendors on the 13th Annual Pagan Festival at MLK Jr. Civic Center Park. There will be live music by Irish Singer Shay Black, Musical Theater and Cabaret Artist Carly Ozard, ...

Sunday, May 8

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Monday, May 9

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Make-Out Room
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every second Monday at the Make-Out Room Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this ...

Wednesday, May 11

Bay Area’s Spark Discovery Day: Career-based Projects, Food Trucks & Raffle Prizes | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Raffle tickets are for purchase at $10.
| Justin Herman Plaza
Bay Area's Spark Discovery Day: Career-based Projects, Food Trucks & Raffle Prizes | SF
See Bay Area students in action! Spark Discovery Day is an opportunity to discover the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship of San Francisco Bay Area’s middle school youth. The science fair-style event is open to the public. In attendance will be over 800 people representing all aspects ...