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Wednesday, April 1

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Visit ...

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

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, April 2 – 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, April 3

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, April 3 – 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, April 4

Win Tix: Walking Tour: The Mid-Market Renaissance | SF
Saturday, April 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Market Street

San Francisco is a walking city. At just 7×7 miles you could get all around this town on just your two little legs. Explore a small part of this feet friendly city with the Walking Tour: The Mid-Market Renaissance. See how Mid-Market is changing and …

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, April 4 – 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 ...

Nature Hike: Search for Twain’s Frog & the Beautiful Serpent | Pacifica
Saturday, April 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Mori Point
Nature Hike: Search for Twain's Frog & the Beautiful Serpent | Pacifica

Go on a search for two of the most imperiled vertebrate species on the San Francisco peninsula: the California Red-legged Frog and the San Francisco Garter Snake, with Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
This will be a leisurely walk …

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The April 2015 Mission Arts & Performances Project crawl is dedicated to the life, work and memory of Alejandro Nieto and Almicar Perez-Lopez, along with all victims of SF police murder.
April 4, 2015 Schedule
1. Procession for Amilcar Perez Lopez and Alex Nieto
MAPP is organizing a procession in honor …

Sunday, April 5

12 Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Easter Sunday 2015
Sunday, April 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
12 Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Easter Sunday 2015

Take some time on Easter Sunday to learn something new about the city you love on a guided walk around San Francisco on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
2015 Easter Sunday Walking Tours

11 am – Haight-Ashbury
11 am – Mission Dolores Neighborhood
11 am – Rising Steel: Downtown Design
11 …

Win Tix: Pirate Ship Cannon Battle & Sail | Redwood City
Sunday, April 5 – 1:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Seaport Court (Redwood City)

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a real live cannon ship battle, except not die, or hurt anyone, or get gunpowder all over your doubloons? Well now you can in Battle Sails at the Port of Redwood City.
Featuring one of the real live …

Wednesday, April 8

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at noon on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Friday, April 10

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, April 10 – 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, April 10 – 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 ...

Saturday, April 11

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Sunday, April 12

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final 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 16

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, April 16 – 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 ...

Friday, April 17

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, April 19

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, April 19 – 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, ...

Friday, April 24

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, April 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Friday, May 1

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 1 – 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 2

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, May 2 – 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 ...

Wednesday, May 6

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, May 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Visit ...

Thursday, May 7

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, May 7 – 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 8

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, May 8 – 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 ...