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Saturday, May 16

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Final Saturday | South Bay
Saturday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All over South Bay & Peninsula
Silicon Valley Artists' Open Studios: Final Saturday | South Bay

Silicon Valley Open Studios is an opportunity to experience a wide variety of art and talk with local artists in the comfort of their own studios from 11 am to 5 pm during the first three weekends in May. 2015 Silicon Valley Open Studios First Three Weekends ...

New TV Drama Casting: “94110” | Tenderloin
Saturday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
New TV Drama Casting:
94110 Screen Tests (May 16 – 17) New TV drama 94110 is looking to cast six leads, supporting roles, and background extras for its pilot episode. The production will be accepting union + non-union submissions. No experience necessary. Each role will be cast with no preference ...
Funcheap’s “Best of SF” 2015 Comedy Showtacular | SF
Funcheap's
Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny are taking over the historic Great Star Theater (built in 1925) for a one-night-only “Best of SF” comedy showcase on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Please note the date change from May 9th. >> Get $5 tickets (good for the first 200 people at ...
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, May 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, May 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, May 16 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, May 17

Win Tix: Bay to Breakers 2015 Registration | SF Here is your chance to win registration for you and a friend to biggest annual event in San Francisco – Bay to Breakers. A quintessential SF experience for 103 years, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection ...
Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Final Sunday | South Bay
Sunday, May 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All over South Bay & Peninsula
Silicon Valley Artists' Open Studios: Final Sunday | South Bay

Silicon Valley Open Studios is an opportunity to experience a wide variety of art and talk with local artists in the comfort of their own studios from 11 am to 5 pm during the first three weekends in May. 2015 Silicon Valley Open Studios First Three Weekends ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
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, ...

New TV Drama Casting: “94110” | Tenderloin
Sunday, May 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
New TV Drama Casting:
94110 Screen Tests (May 16 – 17) New TV drama 94110 is looking to cast six leads, supporting roles, and background extras for its pilot episode. The production will be accepting union + non-union submissions. No experience necessary. Each role will be cast with no preference ...
Mad Men Series Finale Viewing Party | SF
Sunday, May 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but an RSVP is required.
| Novela
Mad Men Series Finale Viewing Party | SF

Hold on to your fedoras and go-go boots – it’s the final episodes of an all-time great series, Mad Men. Novela will be screening each remaining episode every Sunday from April 5 until May 17, 2015. Mad Men Viewing Party Sundays, April 5-May 17, 2015 | 7pm Novela, ...

Monday, May 18

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, May 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Tuesday, May 19

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, May 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Networked Creativity: Tech & Art Discussion | Tenderloin
Tuesday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
Networked Creativity: Tech & Art Discussion | Tenderloin
The Networked World (March 24, April 21, May 19, June 9) Ben Valentine, art critic and culture commentator, will organize a series of 4 panels on the complexities of networked creativity in today’s unique technological environment. Discussions include: “The Archive” [March 24] with Alexis Rossi,Natalie Cadranel, and Keir Winesmith; “Is it Global?” [April 21] ...

Wednesday, May 20

A Rare Appearance by Performance Artist “Peaches” | City Lights
Wednesday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
A Rare Appearance by Performance Artist
Enjoy a rare appearance of the musician, singer, performance artist, Peaches. Join her for a night as she celebrates the release of her new book, What Else Is in The Teaches of Peaches?  which presents a mesmerizing collection of Holger Talinski’s evocative and sometimes erotic photos ...
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, May 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Thursday, May 21

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, May 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas with art, live music and curated performances in an interactive, ...

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, May 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd St Warehouse
The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland

It’s the third Thursday, and that only means one thing: The Smart Culture Show is back at the 3rd St. Warehouse. What is the Smart Culture Show? It’s an art themed comedy show held in a warehouse space in the Jack London section of Oakland. ...

Friday, May 22

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian 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 out on ...

Saturday, May 23

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Saturday | Mission

The 2015 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 23-24, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2015 theme is Agua Sagrada, which is Spanish for “sacred water.” It symbolizes the universal reverence for the most basic element ...

Fantasy Art Market League Award Ceremony | Tenderloin
Saturday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
Fantasy Art Market League Award Ceremony | Tenderloin
League of F.A.M.E. Season Two (April 23 – May 23) The competition is back with League of F.A.M.E season two. This installment of L.O.F. is sure to take Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasm to the next level. League of F.A.M.E. (Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasts) is a fantasy ...

Sunday, May 24

May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, May 24 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents (more likely seen ...

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2015
Sunday, May 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2015
On Sunday, May 24, 2015, the 2015 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, ...
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Sunday | Mission

The 2015 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 23-24, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2015 theme is Agua Sagrada, which is Spanish for “sacred water.” It symbolizes the universal reverence for the most basic element ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
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, ...