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Friday, April 18

1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta’s Fountain | SF
Friday, April 18 – 5:12 am | Cost: FREE | Lotta's Fountain
1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta's Fountain | SF

When the earthquake hit in 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. The cast iron Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument.
Every year since, city officials and some survivors (and …

Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
Friday, April 18 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park

One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coast of gold paint in tribute.
This annual celebration takes place on Friday, April 18, …

“The Bay Lights” Talk & Marcus Shelby Jazz Ensemble | Friday Nights at the de Young

Celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Friday, April 18, 2014 Schedule
6 pm Presentation: “The Bay Lights,” Ben Davis, Illuminate the Arts - Piazzoni Murals Room
The Bay Lights is …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason ...

Win Tix: “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress (1933–1936)” Photography | de Young Museum

Celebrating the completion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, this exhibition presents a newly acquired group of photographs by Peter Stackpole (1913–1997) documenting the bridge’s original construction in the 1930s, juxtaposed with prints and drawings by his contemporaries.
Scaling the dizzying heights …

“SuperAwesome” Friday Night & Vinyl Record Swap Party | Oakland Museum of California

Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street in Oakland for a SuperAwesome sneak peek of two spring exhibitions that explore what happens when communities come together around a shared love of culture, Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, and SuperAwesome: Art and …

UK’s The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF
Friday, April 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Rasputin San Francisco
UK's The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF

The 1975 will be performing at Rasputin in Union Square. Purchase their Self Titled album and get a wristband to meet the band.
The 1975 are an English alternative/indie rock band. Their “mellow” stripped down style was praised for its lack of “attention-grabbing production theatrics” – Paste …

Win Tix: Sing-Along “Jesus Christ Superstar” & Chunky Jesus Contest | SF
Sing-Along

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Bad Flower Productions proudly present “Sing-Along Jesus Christ Superstar” which kicks off the Sisters’ Easter weekend with this long-awaited, musical and cinematic event, back by popular demand on Good Friday.
This year, they will have a “Chunky Jesus Contest” before …

Free Blacklight Art Party | Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are accepted
| The Grease Diner
Free Blacklight Art Party | Oakland

Neon Palace is a fun-raiser party for the Grease Diner’s black light events. Two electronic bands will play in a world of glow in the dark, 3D, and black light art, where viewers will be given 3D glasses and blacklight flash lights at the door …

“Smoky’s Boutique: A Menagerie of Insanity” Art Party | SF
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blackball Universe

Blackball Universe proudly presents “Smoky’s Boutique,” an experimental art party where you will get to experience multimedia art, hear live music and enjoy drinks and food on Friday, April 18, 2014.
The show features work by six young Bay Area artists: Kate Klingbeil, Anna McNeary, Whitney Sharpe, …

Burning Man 2014 Art Sneak Peek | Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Radiance Oak
Burning Man 2014 Art Sneak Peek | Oakland

Curious about what art projects are coming to Burning Man? On April 18, 2014, East Bay Burners will have several artists present their planned works, while on the big screen behind them slides and movies of their art will appear.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
There’ll …

Roller Derby Demo & Flower Power Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
Roller Derby Demo & Flower Power Ride | San Jose Bike Party

Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be giving a demo of the fast paced sport of roller derby this Friday during the Flower Power Ride. As you may know, San Jose Skate, their current practice space and bouting venue, is closing permanently on June 1, 2014. …

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque Variety Show & Free Retro Hairstyling | Oakland
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque Variety Show & Free Retro Hairstyling | Oakland

April 18, 2014 features comedy by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and burlesque by Kitty Von Quim, Raphaele Daubois, Rasa Vitalia, Bombshell Betty, Sheba Queen of the Night, Willard Cron, and Fella-Fem. Tunes with DJ Lady Ryan before and after the show.
Wait to style your hair. Ileath Bridges and …

Saturday, April 19

Watch Amazing & Massive Sand Art Creation | Ocean Beach
Saturday, April 19 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
Watch Amazing & Massive Sand Art Creation | Ocean Beach

Andres Amador is an earthscape artist from San Francisco who is well known for creating massive sand drawings on the beach using only a rake and some volunteers. His next project is at Ocean Beach from 7:30-9:30 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Saturday’s event is …

Earth Day 2014: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Compost | Emeryville
Saturday, April 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Shorebird Park
Earth Day 2014: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Compost | Emeryville

In honor of Earth Day, join the Emeryville Community Services Department and help give back to the community by participating in Earth Day in Action on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
In 2014, the Emeryville Community Services Department has organized three volunteer projects for you to participate …

2014 Duboce Park Egg Hunt | SF
2014 Duboce Park Egg Hunt | SF

Duboce Park is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt with eggs for kids and coffee for the grownups starting at 9 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required to duboce.egg.hunt@gmail.com. Please include the ages of your children.

Free Fitness Saturday: Yoga, Pilates & Bellydance | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each class.
| Flex Gym
Free Fitness Saturday: Yoga, Pilates & Bellydance | Oakland

Flex Gym on Piedmont Avenue has completed it’s major expansion project and is celebrating with a Free Class Saturday event from 9 am to 4 pm on April 19, 2014.
Sample up to eight exercise classes including Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, a couple …

2014 Earth Day on the Bay: Film Fest, Shark Feeding & String Music | Redwood City
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Science Institute
2014 Earth Day on the Bay: Film Fest, Shark Feeding & String Music | Redwood City

The Marine Science Institute is honoring Planet Earth with the annual “Earth Day on the Bay” event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
They’re open to the public just once a year and they’ve made sure to bundle as much wonder, fun, …

Record Store Day 2014
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Record Store Day 2014

Major and independent label artists alike have special, vinyl-only limited edition releases available on the third Saturday in April , a.k.a. Record Store Day 2014.
Amoeba, Aquarius, Rasputin, and dozens of record stores in the Bay Area will take part in the celebration. There will some local stores with special …

Earth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Earth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center

Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area, and beyond converge at U.N. Plaza/ Civic Center to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco.
Earth Day Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 10 am to 6 pm
Civic Center and UN Plaza, SF
FREE
The event features …

Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods

Sometimes you’ve just got get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks including Muir Woods and Yosemite Park. Yosemite park waves their usual $20 per car ...

Point Molate Beach Springtacular: Live Music, Hikes & Games | East Bay
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Point Molate Beach Park
Point Molate Beach Springtacular: Live Music, Hikes & Games | East Bay

After 10 long years of closure, one of the most beautiful beaches in the East Bay is once again open to the public. To celebrate, the citizens who saved Pt. Molate are throwing a big, free public celebration with live music, naturalist walks, egg coloring, volleyball …

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Come see the Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of the nests brooding the chicks, feeding the chicks, etc. Interns ...

Race Start Ceremony: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 40
Race Start Ceremony: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race | SF

Get amongst the action and watch the twelve teams race under the Golden Gate Bridge into the changeable conditions that the remaining global course brings on race start day, Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Schedule

10 am: Departure Ceremony, Pier 40
11 am: Parade of Sail
1 pm: Race Start

Easter Egg Hunt at Good Vibrations | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free prizes while supplies last.
| Good Vibrations (Valencia St.)
Easter Egg Hunt at Good Vibrations | Mission Dist.

All humpy bunnies are invited to hop on in to Good Vibrations Valencia this weekend for a sexy Easter Egg Hunt that’s all for grown-ups. Find an egg and win a prize on April 19-20, 2014.
All egg-finders will get in-store discounts. Egg hunters must be 18 …