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Wednesday, May 11

Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the ’60s | Wild SF Tour
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the '60s | Wild SF Tour

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours invite you for an unforgettable through the Hippie heyday of the Haight-Ashbury. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the Diggers, Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests, the ...

Bay Area’s Spark Discovery Day: Career-based Projects, Food Trucks & Raffle Prizes | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Raffle tickets are for purchase at $10.
| Justin Herman Plaza
Bay Area's Spark Discovery Day: Career-based Projects, Food Trucks & Raffle Prizes | SF
See Bay Area students in action! Spark Discovery Day is an opportunity to discover the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship of San Francisco Bay Area’s middle school youth. The science fair-style event is open to the public. In attendance will be over 800 people representing all aspects ...

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Money Monster” | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Van Ness 14
Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Money Monster,” a new thriller starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Free Film Screening: Money Monster May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm Secret Movie Theater Location in San Francisco RSVP code: MMFunCheapSF Tickets available through https://www.sonyscreenings.com/main/code_redeem Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending on ...
Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Money Monster” | Santa Clara
Wednesday, May 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Mercado
Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Money Monster,” a new thriller starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Free Film Screening: Money Monster May 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm AMC Mercado | Santa Clara RSVP code: MMFunCheapSJ Tickets available through https://www.sonyscreenings.com/main/code_redeem Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending on demand, passes ...

Thursday, May 12

Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Thursday, May 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at the main plaza entrance ...
Opening Night: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, May 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
Opening Night:

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

Origins NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Origins NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Explore the origins of life with a deep-thinking line-up of talks presented by Wonderfest, a long-standing Bay Area nonprofit inspired by curiosity and dedicated to sharing science with the public. Hear how the Universe evolved from smooth to lumpy with UC Berkeley astrophysicist Eliot Quataert Explore how ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Thursday, May 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Lobos
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Come join them for their monthly City Star Party. SFAA members provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, May 13

SFMade Week 2016: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF
Friday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either Free with RSVP, or $5
| All Over San Francisco
SFMade Week 2016: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF

SFMade Week 2016 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. The week features over 40 events at local factories and retailers, including factory tours, demos and shopping events. 2016 SFMade Week May 9 – 15, 2016 All ...

Rotunda Dance Series: Academy of Danse Libre & Cypress String Quartet | SF City Hall
Friday, May 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Academy of Danse Libre & Cypress String Quartet | SF City Hall
Join them for a performance by the Academy of Danse Libre and Cypress String Quartet. The high-profile Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall’s rotunda space for free monthly noontime performances.
SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2016
Friday, May 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Victoria Manalo Draves Park
SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2016
Peek under the covers of Folsom’s “Miracle Mile,” where gay and leather establishments reigned supreme from the 1960s to the 1980s. Learn why the LGBT and leather communities were attracted to the South of Market neighborhood; what caused most of the queer bars and bathhouses ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 of ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 13 – 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 ...

Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, May 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Sad Comedy is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to sadcomedyrsvp@gmail.com is required. Doors at ...

Saturday, May 14

BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
Join the BCBG Sample Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, skirts, sweaters, or find the perfect cocktail dress – with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (additional 10% if you pay cash).Labels include BCBG, FindersKeepers, Keepsake and more. BCBG Sample Sale Extravaganza Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 10 am to 3:30 ...
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 14 – 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 ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, May 14 – 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 ...

Con Brio, Duniya Dance & Drum Company R&B Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, May 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Con Brio, Duniya Dance & Drum Company R&B Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens
New school soul meets old world grooves. Today’s program features two of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Bay Area in the past decade and a fantastic theater performance. Propelled by the snake-hipped young vocal phenom Ziek McCarter, Con Brio extends the dance-inducing funk ...
“MCD Library MakeArt” Kiddie Printmaking Workshop | Mission Bay
Saturday, May 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mission Bay Branch Library
Humans have used variations of different print techniques for millennia. Experiment making your mark with a variety of familiar and not-so-familiar objects at this workshop at the Mission Bay Branch Library. Free, but an RSVP is required. Ages 4-14. Presented by Museum of Craft and Design
“Dragathon Is Burning” Fundraising Drag Show | SF
Saturday, May 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Cafe (Castro)
It is time for The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ 5th Annual Dragathon. And what is Dragathon? Dragathon is a five-week crowdfunding campaign, where some fierce individuals dare to ask their friends, family, and associates to support the SF Gay Men’s Chorus Financial Assistance Network (FAN) ...
SFMOMA Re-Opening Celebration | SF
Saturday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFMOMA
SFMOMA Re-Opening Celebration | SF
The newly expanded SFMOMA will finally reopen on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10 am to 8 pm. An opening ceremony will be held at 9 am and free admission will be offered for the entire day. Free Tickets to Opening Day (as well as general admission ...

Sunday, May 15

Bay to Breakers 2016 | SF
Bay to Breakers 2016 | SF
Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.” The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San ...
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. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Tour: Int’l Masturbation Month | Good Vibrations
SF's

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Monday, May 16

Sacred Places: Rare Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Monday, May 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Rare Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at the main plaza entrance ...

Wednesday, May 18

Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the ’60s | Wild SF Tour
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the '60s | Wild SF Tour

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours invite you for an unforgettable through the Hippie heyday of the Haight-Ashbury. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the Diggers, Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests, the ...

Embarcadero Skyway Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Wednesday, May 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| 400 Sansome
Embarcadero Skyway Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Take flight (sort of). Most of the tour is above the ground. View “Rockefeller Center West” from a different angle and discover a hidden urban oasis. Tread on buried ships that once housed saloons, jails, stores and brothels. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet ...
SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Dogpatch
Wednesday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| All Over San Francisco
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Dogpatch

The San Francisco Brewers Guild , an organization made up of 26 breweries in the area, has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with ...

Thursday, May 19

Cypress String Quartet: “Beethoven in the City” Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, May 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Cypress String Quartet:
Praised by The New York Times for “tender, deeply expressive” interpretations, San Francisco’s Cypress String Quartet has played on thousands of stages around the world and recorded more than a dozen albums. Celebrating both their 20th anniversary and the commercial release of their complete recordings of ...
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, May 19 – 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, ...