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Friday, May 2

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, May 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, May 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

SF Indie’s First Friday Roller Disco Party | Mission Dist.
SF Indie's First Friday Roller Disco Party | Mission Dist.

SF IndieFest presents a fun, monthly roller disco party, the last Friday of every month with skate rentals and groovy disco tunes courtesy of Black Rock Roller Disco. Costumes are encouraged and IndieFest not responsible for alcohol influenced roller skating wipe outs. SF Indie’s Roller Disco ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, May 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

Saturday, May 3

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 six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 3 – 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 ...

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” | SF
Saturday, May 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Movie Theater (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” a 3D-animated musical film based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Free Film Screening: Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
May 3, 2014 | 11 am
Secret Movie Theater Location in San Francisco
RSVP Code: FUNSF7XEW

Tickets available through …

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, May 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. All this ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, May 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, May 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Sunday, May 4

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, May 4 – 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 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. . Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Dogpatch/Bayview
Sunday, May 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bayview

Sunday Streets (March – October 2014) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yoga classes, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, May 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, May 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa

For the 15th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for under the 2014 “Outer Space” theme. All ages are welcome, and space costumes are highly encouraged.
There …

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Yoga
Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.

Learn how to dive, survive, and return quickly to your feet (like the ninja you are) if you are ever unlucky enough to eat it while biking around town. This free two-hour workshop will teach you to do just that every first Sunday of the month at ...

Monday, May 5

SFMade Week 2014: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF
SFMade Week 2014: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF

SFMade Week is a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector and the companies and people that bring locally produced products to fruition, from May 5-11, 2014. Among a variety of events, SFMade Week features factory tours with local manufacturers to heighten awareness of local ...

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Pleasanton
Monday, May 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dublin/Pleasanton BART
Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Pleasanton

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Cinco de Mayo 2014
Monday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Cinco de Mayo 2014

AAA’s Tipsy Tow Program offers a free tow for drinking drivers in Northern California from 6 pm on most major holidays (read: popular times to get wasted) until 6 am the next morning, in Northern California, Nevada and Utah. And you don’t even have to be ...

“Attack of the Typewriters” Old School Letter-Writing Party | Make Out Room
Monday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room

“Vent your political angst with others at Attack of the Typewriters, a free monthly letter-writing party that provides free typewriters, stamps, envelopes, and paper — everything you need to get your voice heard in the halls of power.”   SFIst Grab a drink and tell the ...

Pyramid Brewery Beer Bingo | Berkeley
Monday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your own booze and food.
| Pyramid Alehouse (Berkeley)
Pyramid Brewery Beer Bingo | Berkeley

Come by Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley on the first Monday of the month to drink beer, play bingo and win prizes. It’s free to play, but it is first come, first serve, so grab your friends and get there early to get a seat and ...

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, May 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin.

Tuesday, May 6

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. The museum was ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $10 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...