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Thursday, May 5

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Friday, May 6

The History of Glass in SF Architecture Rare Guided Tour | Financial Dist.
The History of Glass in SF Architecture Rare Guided Tour | Financial Dist.
The tour examines the great varieties of glass in 20th Century San Francisco, from the Financial District to Union Square. It will be found underfoot, overhead, and in the wall; in buildings by famous masters and by lesser-known local practitioners. 242 California Street (Tadich Grill) between ...

Embarcadero Skyway Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Friday, May 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| 400 Sansome
Embarcadero Skyway Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Take flight (sort of). Most of the tour is above the ground. View “Rockefeller Center West” from a different angle and discover a hidden urban oasis. Tread on buried ships that once housed saloons, jails, stores and brothels. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet in front of 400 ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

Saturday, May 7

Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Ocean & Faxon Avenues
Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Craftsman, English Tudor, Spanish Revival, Colonial Revival… you’ll see all these styles and more strolling through this west side neighborhood of 650 cozy bungalows built for middle class San Franciscans in the early 20th century. Location: Meet at Ocean & Faxon Avenues
Rare Guided Hiking Tour of Mt. Davidson | SF
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size. Rain cancels.
| Mount Davidson Summit Cross
Rare Guided Hiking Tour of Mt. Davidson | SF
Explore the inspired history of San Francisco’s highest hill on this vigorous hike through a 38-acre nature preserve to the amazing view and gigantic monument at its 938 ft. high summit. Steep trails which can be windy and muddy. Wear a jacket and sturdy shoes. No ...
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

Angel Island Conservancy Wildflower Hike | Tiburon
Angel Island Conservancy Wildflower Hike | Tiburon
Join them and other friends of Angel Island Conservancy for a pre-mother’s day wildflower hike on Angel Island. This is a walking experience, so there will be up to 4 miles total walking/hiking. They will walk at a comfortable pace, but there will be some hills and possibly ...
CANCELED Bayview Bike Ride: Exploring a New Community | SF
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Woods Yard Park
CANCELED Bayview Bike Ride: Exploring a New Community | SF
The Event has unfortunately been canceled by the promoters Do you love biking around the Bay Area? There is no better place in the world to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the landscape (maaaybe Detroit). Do you also want to experience the city ...
Uncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| Taraval Stairs
Uncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Find out about the Parkside, the first neighborhood to begin growing on the west side of SF in the early 1900s. You’ll find out how public transportation made the difference and learn to identify the three major periods of development by the houses you see. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at ...
Tour of Andy Goldsworthys Earth Wall | The Presidio
Saturday, May 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Tour of Andy Goldsworthys Earth Wall | The Presidio
Enjoy a short tour describing the making of Andy Goldsworthy’s most recent addition to the Presidio, The Earth Wall. ​​Rain or shine. Located inside the Presidio Officers’ Club​​​​, Earth Wall is Andy Goldsworthy’s fourth and most recent Presidio installation. It was completed in 2014, just as the ...
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, May 7 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Sunday, May 8

Inner Richmond Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 6th Ave & Geary
Inner Richmond Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake ...
Mother’s Day 2016 | 17 Free Guided Walking Tours
Sunday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| All Over San Francisco
Mother's Day 2016 | 17 Free Guided Walking Tours
Skip the spendy (and crowded) brunch, and spend some quality time together with mom learning something new about the city you love. Mother’s Day Guided Walking Tours Sunday, May 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE, but donations are welcome. San Francisco City Guides will be offering 15 free guided walking tours on ...

Monday, May 9

SFMade Week 2016: Factory Tours & Tastings | SF
Monday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either Free with RSVP, or $5
| All Over San Francisco
SFMade Week 2016: Factory Tours & Tastings | SF

SFMade Week 2016 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. The week features over 40 events at local factories and retailers, including factory tours, demos and shopping events. 2016 SFMade Week May 9 – 15, 2016 All ...

Wednesday, May 11

SFMade Week 2016: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either Free with RSVP, or $5
| All Over San Francisco
SFMade Week 2016: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF

SFMade Week 2016 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. The week features over 40 events at local factories and retailers, including factory tours, demos and shopping events. 2016 SFMade Week May 9 – 15, 2016 All ...

Rare “1906: Phoenix Rising” Guided Walking Tour | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Franklin & Fulton
Rare
Find out how cooking breakfast burned down the neighborhood, how City Hall was destroyed, and how the city rushed to rise from the ashes and rebuild better than ever. See little-known remnants of pre-1906 City Hall.
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the ’60s | Wild SF Tour
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the '60s | Wild SF Tour

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours invite you for an unforgettable through the Hippie heyday of the Haight-Ashbury. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the Diggers, Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests, the ...

Thursday, May 12

Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Thursday, May 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at the main plaza entrance ...

Friday, May 13

SFMade Week 2016: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF
Friday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either Free with RSVP, or $5
| All Over San Francisco
SFMade Week 2016: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF

SFMade Week 2016 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. The week features over 40 events at local factories and retailers, including factory tours, demos and shopping events. 2016 SFMade Week May 9 – 15, 2016 All ...

SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2016
Friday, May 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Victoria Manalo Draves Park
SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2016
Peek under the covers of Folsom’s “Miracle Mile,” where gay and leather establishments reigned supreme from the 1960s to the 1980s. Learn why the LGBT and leather communities were attracted to the South of Market neighborhood; what caused most of the queer bars and bathhouses ...
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, May 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

Sunday, May 15

Bay to Breakers 2016 | SF
Bay to Breakers 2016 | SF
Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.” The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San ...
Glen Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| Glen Park Branch Library
Glen Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Visit San Francisco’s ‘Little Switzerland.’ See one of the city’s first suburban recreational areas, now grownup from farms and pastureland to a cozy neighborhood. Location: Meet at Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond Street.
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, May 15 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Tour: Int’l Masturbation Month | Good Vibrations
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Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Monday, May 16

Sacred Places: Rare Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Monday, May 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Rare Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at the main plaza entrance ...

Wednesday, May 18

Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the ’60s | Wild SF Tour
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the '60s | Wild SF Tour

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours invite you for an unforgettable through the Hippie heyday of the Haight-Ashbury. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the Diggers, Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests, the ...

Embarcadero Skyway Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Wednesday, May 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| 400 Sansome
Embarcadero Skyway Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Take flight (sort of). Most of the tour is above the ground. View “Rockefeller Center West” from a different angle and discover a hidden urban oasis. Tread on buried ships that once housed saloons, jails, stores and brothels. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet ...