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Friday, March 27

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, March 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Art, Live Music, Dancing & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Art, Live Music, Dancing & Off the Grid | Oakland

What to expect on March 27:

5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here
5–9 pm: Featured artists Deanna Wardley (jewelry and ceramics), Susan Barkhann (jewelry and thing-a-ma-jiggles), and Lorien Eck (cosmology paintings) selling their wares in the Redwood Burl area
5–7 pm: March resident DJ …

Saturday, March 28

2015 Prescott Circus & Youth Orchestra Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, March 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Technical High School
2015 Prescott Circus & Youth Orchestra Showcase | Oakland

The Prescott Circus Theatre presents its Spring Student Showcase featuring a cast of talented Oakland children with two upbeat and inspiring shows  at 11 am and 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Young performers 3rd-5th grade students will knock your socks off and melt your heart as they showcase juggling, stilting, acrobatics, …

“Get Outdoors” Festival: Zip Line, Archery & Nature Hikes | North Bay

Get outdoors with your family and friends at a fun-filled festival all about outdoor activities and adventures you can do with your family around the Bay Area.
Free festival, but pre-registration and $10 fee is required for zip line. Archery and high ropes is 4th-grade or above.
Enjoy outdoor skills …

2015 Spring Carnival: Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games | Emeryville
Saturday, March 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doyle-Hollis Park
2015 Spring Carnival: Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games | Emeryville

Hop on over to Emeryville’s Doyle Hollis Park as they host the annual Spring Carnival with fun and games for children of all ages from noon to 3 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Mr. Bunny (a giant, human-sized and arguably terrifying bunny) will be on …

6th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt | Golden Gate Park
6th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt | Golden Gate Park

Bring your furry friend to the 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs from noon to 2 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Enjoy finger foods and local vendors while your dog sniffs out eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Don’t forget your camera for photo …

SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Youth Jazz Workshops | SF
SFJAZZ Girls Day: Free Youth Jazz Workshops | SF

Join celebrated women jazz faculty in this very special workshop for female jazz musicians ages 13-18 on March 28, 2015.
Essential skills including ensemble techniques, theory and musicianship will be the focus of this special program geared toward emerging jazz players. All instruments are welcome.
This workshop …

Sunday, March 29

2015 Albany FilmFest: Quirky Shorts & Anime History Talk | East Bay
2015 Albany FilmFest: Quirky Shorts & Anime History Talk | East Bay

Cozy, quirky and creative, Albany FilmFest, is back welcoming experienced and amateur filmmakers of all ages and across the country.
Albany FilmFest is a national juried festival of short films (and really short films) — an annual showcase for emerging independent filmmakers of all ages in Albany, a …

2015 Spring Fling Carnival: Egg Hunt & Jumpy Castles | Marina
Sunday, March 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Moscone Rec Center
2015 Spring Fling Carnival: Egg Hunt & Jumpy Castles | Marina

San Francisco Rec & Parks invite you to the Spring Fling at the Moscone Recreation Center from 10 am to noon on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
The fun will be happening rain or shine at Moscone Gymnasium with egg coloring, jumpy castles, egg hunt, cookie decorating, arts, …

2015 Village Farmers’ Market Season Opening | Glen Park
Sunday, March 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Glen Park BART
2015 Village Farmers' Market Season Opening | Glen Park

The Glen Park Village Certified Farmers’ Market celebrates it’s 5th seasonal grand opening on March 29, 2015.
There will be a ribbon cutting at 11 am to celebrate the opening of the 2015 season, along with free arts and crafts and games for kids. There will be …

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Sausalito
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Sausalito

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, March 29 – 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

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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Dogs on the Catwalk: Haute Dog Fashion Show | Oakland
Sunday, March 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Animal Services
Dogs on the Catwalk: Haute Dog Fashion Show | Oakland

Dogs on the Catwalk is a fashion show featuring adoptable dogs happening at Oakland Animal Services from 1-3 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
There will be a crafts table for kids, face-painting, and adoptable dogs strutting their stuff while wearing the latest in canine fashion. They’ll …

Wednesday, April 1

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, April 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: First Day | Redwood City
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: First Day | Redwood City

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...

Thursday, April 2

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, April 2 – 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 ...

Friday, April 3

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, April 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

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 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, April 3 – 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, April 4

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, April 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Sunday, April 5

2015 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2015 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason

Held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, the San Francisco Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will feature over 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media in over 70 categories. SFPL 2015 Spring Book Sale April 1-5, 2015 | 10 ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 5 – 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

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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Tuesday, April 7

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the ...

Friday, April 10

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 ...