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Tuesday, April 7

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the Dogpatch. Rather than featuring paintings or traditional ...

Alternative Art Discussion: Style Wars | Tenderloin
Tuesday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
Alternative Art Discussion: Style Wars | Tenderloin

Style Wars (April 7, May 12, June 2)
Yves Saint-Laurent famously quipped that “fashion fades, style is eternal.” This enigmatic statement alerts us to the relationship that exists between notions of style and notions of history. Or, to the idea that “to have style” is to have the …

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, April 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...

Wednesday, April 8

The Wild History of The Tenderloin | City History Lectures
Wednesday, April 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
The Wild History of The Tenderloin | City History Lectures

Money! Crime! Vice! Politics! Moral Panic! Gender bending! The history of the Tenderloin, one of the least heralded and worst understood neighborhoods in town, has it all.
Peter Field, who gives astounding walking tours there, will cover the early days to WWI while Chris Carlsson …

Thursday, April 9

Yuri’s NightLife: Exoplanets & Space Cowboys DJs | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Yuri's NightLife: Exoplanets & Space Cowboys DJs | California Academy of Sciences

Ready for blast-off? Go straight up spacey this week as NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space.

Music provided by Space Cowboys and SunsetSF DJs including DJ shOOey, 8ball, Mancub, Sol, Deckard, DJ Alarm, Matt Haze, and U9Lift.
Take a (rare) sip of Ground Control, …

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, April 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Thursday, April 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every second Thursday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a game jam, specifically for real world games and participatory experiences. There is a ...

Friday, April 10

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 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 ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, April 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, April 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Free Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland
Friday, April 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
| The Omni Commons
Free Theater: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet | Oakland

See a free production of Romeo & Juliet, a tale of love’s triumph over violence and fear – Shakespeare distills this down to its archetypal essence. Kind of a big deal, right? It’s happening at 8 pm on March 27 and 28, plus April 3, ...

“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland
Friday, April 10 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Era Art Bar & Lounge

Meet up with fellow cocktail connoisseurs at Era Art Bar in Oakland to mix, mingle, and taste a freshly-inspired seasonal cocktail. The only catch – you have to be a member (don’t worry, it’s free to join). How to Join the Club: Arrive between 9-9:30 pm ...

Saturday, April 11

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. 48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 11 – 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 ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, April 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...

50% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Saturday | Fort Mason
Saturday, April 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: 50% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSAT for $42 tickets to Saturday (normally $83)
| Fort Mason Center
50% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 - Saturday | Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back with a Spring 2015 wine showcase of nearly 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. The event features three hours of tastings from a unique collection of top ...

Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF

You want some hot comic after comic action? Yeah, you do. Do you like your comics to put out… jokes? Mmm, sounds hot. Do you like it so hard you can’t take it anymore… from laughter? Yes, yes, yes you do. Not only that, but there is ...

Free Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland
Saturday, April 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
| The Omni Commons
Free Theater: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet | Oakland

See a free production of Romeo & Juliet, a tale of love’s triumph over violence and fear – Shakespeare distills this down to its archetypal essence. Kind of a big deal, right? It’s happening at 8 pm on March 27 and 28, plus April 3, ...

Sunday, April 12

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. 48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Dogpatch/Bayview
Sunday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bayview

This will be Sunday Streets sixth year visiting the Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods. With over three and a half miles of car-free space, this is one of the longest Sunday Streets routes and a great opportunity to explore San Francisco neighborhoods by bike. For the …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 12 – 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, ...

Kandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park
Sunday, April 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 donation requested, but not required.
| Dolores Park
Kandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park

Get your PLUR on with Silent Disco DJ sets sponsored by ZerodB at the monthly Kandi Love day party in Dolores Park. They will be bringing a few containers of beads, strings, scissors, some snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and music. They would love to see flow artists, ...