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Saturday, April 21

Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2018
Free National Parks Day for

Sometimes you’ve just got to 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 and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

9th International Children’s Festival | San Jose
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
9th International Children's Festival | San Jose
International Children’s Festival is organized as a flagship event by Pacifica Institute with the goal of bringing together children from different world cultures and communities in the Bay Area. More than 3000 people attend the festival that includes traditional dances, performances, arts and crafts, children’s ...

SF History Day: The 49 Mile Scenic Drive | Treasure Island
Saturday, April 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Historic Building One
SF History Day: The 49 Mile Scenic Drive | Treasure Island

“Little Island – Big Ideas” is a free lecture series on the past, present and future of Treasure Island presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. The lecture series is presented on Treasure Island, in historic Building One, on select Saturdays at 10:30 am. Treasure ...

San Francisco Earth Day 2018 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Saturday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Earth Day 2018 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco. On Saturday, April 21, 2018 it is happening again and not only there is a festival but also a climate rally for Mother Earth. This year’s ...
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown
Saturday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Saturday, April 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
| Old Town Pittsburg
Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg

Pittsburg’s creative community brings artisans and Old Town merchants together via free monthly pop-up art galleries. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax event, and walk historic charming Old Town Pittsburg to view artisan works in pop-up displays at over ...

Win Tix: SF’s Newest Concert Venue “August Hall” | Prize Pack
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Opening in April 2018, you’re invited to August Hall, re-establishing a historic venue near Union Square. The former Ruby Skye space originally built in 1911 has been revamped, refurbished and turned into SF’s newest 1,000 capacity music venue with a killer new d&b audiotechnik sound system. Read more ...

Sunday, April 22

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Sunday, April 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Lyrids Meteor Shower | 2018
Sunday, April 22 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Lyrids Meteor Shower | 2018
The Lyrid meteor shower lasts from about April 16-25 and it peaks before dawn on April 22, 2018 (night of April 21) when about 10-20 meteors are expected per hour. But, there’s a catch… In 2018, the peak of this shower – which tends to come in a ...

Wednesday, April 25

Shaping SF Lecture: Time for Universal Basic Income | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Time for Universal Basic Income | Mission Dist.
Touted by the tech industry as a way to preserve livelihoods in a time of automation replacing workers, Universal Basic Income (UBI) is not a new concept. As a poverty alleviation idea, it has resonance in the EPIC program of 1930s California, and similar ideas ...

Friday, April 27

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, April 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

Saturday, April 28

2018 Butter & Egg Days: Parade & Festival | Petaluma
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
2018 Butter & Egg Days: Parade & Festival | Petaluma
The Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival celebrates Petaluma’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country. 2018 Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm  – Parade at noon Downtown Petaluma FREE The 100-unit parade features over 3,000 ...
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill
Saturday, April 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill

Every fourth Saturday come to the Gallery Cafe to watch classic scary films on a vintage old-timey 16mm projector. The cafe serves beer, wine, coffee and food. The movie is free. Prepare to be scared.

Sunday, April 29

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, April 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

Monday, April 30

SF’s “Burrito Project” Volunteer Feeding the Hungry | SF
Monday, April 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martin de Porres House of Hospitality
SF's

San Francisco’s Burrito Project is a community supported group that gets together on the last Monday of each month to make and deliver vegan burritos to our hungry and homeless neighbors. Volunteer for Burrito Project SF and help feed the hungry community of San Francisco. ...

Thursday, May 3

Asian Art Museum’s Zen Buddhism “Tasting Menu” | SF
Asian Art Museum's Zen Buddhism
Dan Zigmond, author of “Buddha’s Diet: The Ancient Art of Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind,” discusses both his experience of becoming a Zen priest and the benefits of Buddha’s diet. Zigmond will be joined by chef Annie Somerville of Greens Restaurant to talk about what ...

Friday, May 4

“Off the Grid” Star Wars Party, Cantina & Stormtroopers | Fort Mason
Friday, May 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
May the Fourth Be With You (May 4): Off the Grid Fort Mason features a stormtrooper takeover from The 501st Golden Gate Garrison as well as a special appearance from The Cantina Party Band and curated Star Wars-themed food and beverage offerings.
“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Bayview First Fridays: Beer, Whiskey & Free Concert | Seven Stills
Friday, May 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery (Bayview)
Bayview First Fridays: Beer, Whiskey & Free Concert | Seven Stills

Join Seven Stills every first Friday of the month for a free concert featuring a different band each month. Their neighbors at Laughing Monk will have your karaoke fix and a food truck will be running outside. Bayview First Fridays Every First Friday | 7-10pm ...

Saturday, May 5

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Sunday, May 6

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, May 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $15 for general ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

“StreetBeats” Hip Hop Fest: DJ Workshops & Dance Lessons | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, May 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
Join the Asian Art Museum for StreetBeats: An Exploration of Culture through Hip-Hop, a free all-ages day of interactive hip-hop culture and community where you are a part of the show. Plus, it’s free admission day at the Asian Art Museum, so you can pop into the museum ...
2018 How Weird Street Faire: The Disco Ball | SoMa
2018 How Weird Street Faire: The Disco Ball | SoMa
On May 6, 2018, a unique gathering of the tribes will occur in downtown San Francisco for a Celebration of Peace for The Disco Ball. It will be a parody of the 1970s, and a very groovy time. There will be dancing in the streets ...

Friday, May 11

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, May 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, May 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, May 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire City of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...