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Sunday, April 12

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...

53% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Sunday | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: 53% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSUN for $39.50 tickets to Sunday (normally $83)
| Fort Mason Center
53% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 - Sunday | 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 ...

Monday, April 13

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, April 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, April 14

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Free Cone Day 2015 | Ben & Jerry’s
Tuesday, April 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ben & Jerry's (Haight St.)
Free Cone Day 2015 | Ben & Jerry's

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know what that means… free ice cream for you.
As long as you don’t mind waiting in really long lines, almost all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in the Bay Area (and around …

Art Talk: The New Geography of the Contemporary Art Market | Tenderloin
Tuesday, April 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
Art Talk: The New Geography of the Contemporary Art Market | Tenderloin

The New Geography of the Contemporary Art Market (April 14)
The market for contemporary art today is global, but has it changed the dynamic of the center and the periphery? While it might seem that the dominant players from established art centers are pulling the strings, …

Wednesday, April 15

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 15 – 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, April 16

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 ...

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, April 16 – 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, ...

Giant NightLife: Whale Heart Replica & Electro DJs | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Giant NightLife: Whale Heart Replica & Electro DJs | California Academy of Sciences

It’s no secret that NightLife likes to go BIG—and this week will be no exception.

Marvel at colossal whale skeletons in the Academy’s latest exhibit Whales: Giants of the Deep.
Plus, crawl through a life-sized replica of a blue whale heart and view ancient artifacts from the Maori …

Friday, April 17

“Tenderloin Institute of Art” 2-Day MFA Program | SF
Friday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

Tenderloin Institute of Art (April 17 – 18)
SFAQ [Project] Space patrons will be offered the chance to attend the MFA program and receive a degree from the Tenderloin Institute of Art in an hour and a half course offered on two different Saturdays. Instruction provided …

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated and benefit Lost Weekend Video.
| 3rd St Warehouse
The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland

In April 2015, The Smart Culture Show will be a special benefit for Lost Weekend Video and will take place on the third Friday, April 17, 2015.

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

San Francisco Conservatory of Dance “Harrowing” | SoMa
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco Conservatory of Dance
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance

In her first public presentation in San Francisco following her departure from the acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company, Bobbi Jene Smith presents her newest choreographic project, Harrowing, a duet that features Smith and former standout Alonzo King Lines dancer David Harvey Friday April 17, Saturday April …

Saturday, April 18

Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods

In honor of National Park Week, enjoy free admission to all of the National Parks for the opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18-19, 2015.

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – 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 ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, April 18 – 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 ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 18 – 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 ...

Justin Timberlake Flash Mob | SF
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the flashmob. Dance classes are $6 each.
| All Over San Francisco
Justin Timberlake Flash Mob | SF

Put on your suit and tie and bring a little sexy back as Bay Area Flash Mob dances the choreo to your favorite Justin Timberlake hits – SexyBack, My Love, Like I Love You, Rock Your Body and more.
On April 18, 2015, they’ll take it to the streets …

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, April 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

“Tenderloin Institute of Art” 2-Day MFA Program | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

Tenderloin Institute of Art (April 17 – 18)
SFAQ [Project] Space patrons will be offered the chance to attend the MFA program and receive a degree from the Tenderloin Institute of Art in an hour and a half course offered on two different Saturdays. Instruction provided …

Funcheap $5 Comedy Night “Comedians with Criminal Records”| SF
Funcheap $5 Comedy Night

Funcheap and #HellaFunny are taking over the historic Great Star Theater (built in 1925) for a comedy showcase on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
>> Get $5 tickets (with code FUNCHEAP good for the first 200 people at each show)
Funcheap and #HellaFunny present Comedians with Criminal Records – a unique comedy showcase …

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 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, April 18 – 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 ...