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Friday, May 11

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, May 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, May 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 11 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Hot Snakes: Post Hardcore Garage Punk (Sold Out) | August Hall
Friday, May 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Hot Snakes are an American post-hardcore band led by Rick Froberg and John Reis. > Get Tickets – $26 Hot Snakes have a sound that is much more primal than that of Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu or even Rocket from the Crypt.
Win Tix: Paramount Movie Classics Night: “The Maltese Falcon” | Oakland
Friday, May 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Paramount Theatre
Return to Hollywood’s Golden Era in America’s finest Art Deco movie palace. Paramount Movie Classics Night features 35mm film prints, a newsreel, cartoon, previews, and fabulous prizes in the Paramount’s own game of chance “Dec-O-Win.” Live Mighty Wurlitzer organ serenade begins at 7:30pm. Curtain rises ...
Win Tix: Brazilian Girls: Downtempo Dance Punk | August Hall
Friday, May 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Brazilian Girls return in 2018 with Let’s Make Love, their first album since the 2008 Grammy-nominated New York City. > Get Tickets – $22.50 Formed in 2003, the group—Sabina Sciubba (lead vocals, electronics), Jesse Murphy (bass, vocals), Didi Gutman (keyboards, vocals), Aaron Johnston (drums, percussion, vocals)—was born ...

Saturday, May 12

UCSF Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | UCSF Department of Dermatology
UCSF Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening | SF
Join to a free skin cancer screening event at the UCSF Department of Dermatology. Screenings are open to the public and no need to be a patient of UCSF to attend. Insurance and appointments are not required. UCSF Annual FREE Skin Cancer Screening | SF Saturday, May ...
Free Redwood State Park Days: May 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: May 2018 | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 12 – 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 nine Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April, May and June. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and ...

Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios | South Bay
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All over South Bay & Peninsula
Silicon Valley Artists' Open Studios | 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. 2018 Silicon Valley Open Studios First Three Weekends ...

“March For Our Health” Pro-Healthcare Rally & Protest | Oakland
Saturday, May 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
We all have a right to a healthy life. That means a right to healthcare, a right to clean air, clean water, and a clean earth, to healthy food, a right to a job and housing and the right to live a life free of ...
30th Annual “May Madness” Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade | North Bay
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
30th Annual 
The checkered flag drops for May Madness, the longest running car show and parade in Northern California, which welcomes the finest rods, customs, classics, art cars, utility vehicles, modified and other cool vehicles to Downtown San Rafael. 30th Annual May Madness Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade Saturday, May ...
Innov Gnawa with Book of J: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Innov Gnawa with Book of J: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This spiritually charged double bill pairs the black Moroccan ritual trance music of Innov Gnawa with Book of J’s radical Hebraic blues. The Grammy-nominated New York musical collective Innov draws on Fez-born Hassan Ben Jaafer’s treasure trove of musical knowledge brought to Morocco centuries ago ...
The 2018 Oakland Mural Festival | May 12-19
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
The 2018 Oakland Mural Festival | May 12-19

This year, Bay Area Mural Festival is teaming up with Visit Oakland to put on the Oakland Mural Festival as part of the first ever Oakland Art Month. The Oakland Mural Festival will bring together master muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating ...

2018 Historic Japantown Immersive: Uchiwa Fan Making & Pop-Up Performances | San Jose
Saturday, May 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown San Jose
2018 Historic Japantown Immersive: Uchiwa Fan Making & Pop-Up Performances | San Jose
San Jose’s historic Japantown bursts into a series of explorable interactive experiences, bringing to life its history and future. 2018 Japantown Immersive Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm San Jose Japantown, N 5th & Jackson Streets, San Jose FREE The evening kicks off at 5:30 pm ...

Sunday, May 13

Win Tix: TIKIM: The First Ever “Filipino Food Fun Run” | San Mateo TIKIM (a Filipino word that means “to taste”) is a one-of-a-kind 5k run or walk that celebrates culture and the value of giving back through loads of happiness and tons of food. > Get Tickets – $40 Early Bird (Save $10 – Price goes up to $50 ...
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2018 | SF
Sunday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2018 | SF
All mothers and especially Mamás latinas and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium. Exhibit Schedule: Noon–3 pm Making Paper Flowers with Irma Ortiz 1 pm- ​Cuicacalli and Mariachi Juvenil La Misión 3:30 pm Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano  
Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Sunday | South Bay
Sunday, May 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All over South Bay & Peninsula
Silicon Valley Artists' Open Studios: 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. 2018 Silicon Valley Open Studios First Three Weekends ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, May 13 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, May 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Tuesday, May 15

Win Tix: The First Ever “San Francisco Coffee Passport” is Here
Tuesday, May 15 – 11:59 am | Cost: WIN | All Over San Francisco
Like a secret insiders’ club for coffee lovers, get 29 coffees at 29 excellent cafes all over SF for just $30 – good thru April 1, 2019 at coffee outposts like Ritual, Farley’s, Dynamo Donuts, Red Door and tons more. That’s around $1 per coffee.  See ...

Wednesday, May 16

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Black Sands
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild 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 a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Michelle Tea Book Release “Against Memoir” | City Lights
Wednesday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Michelle Tea Book Release
Celebrating the release of her new book Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms, from Feminist Press. Michelle Tea Book Release “Against Memoir” Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, SF FREE Michelle Tea is the author of numerous books, including Rent Girl, Valencia, and How to Grow ...
Win Tix: A Stoner Pop Day Dream: “Saalt” Music Video Release Party | SF
Wednesday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $7 | Milk Bar
Check out this dreamy preview of SF pop’s newest video, Saalt flirts with disaster as she sings and skis her way down icy slopes to chase her mystery man down the mountain. Come watch the premiere of “Wasted“, followed by a live performance from local ...

Thursday, May 17

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, May 17 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Directed and accompanied by veteran pianist Maestro Curtis and captivating vocalist Nola Curtis (a.k.a. Cyd Qurtisse), the Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs from the Bayview, Western Addition, and Ingleside neighborhoods perform rousing and inspiring music that celebrates the diversity of the members. The repertoire ...
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena 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 ...

SF Weekly “Best of SF 2018” Tasting Party & Open Bar | SoMa
Thursday, May 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $18*
*Use secret code FUNCHEAP for $18 tickets. Normally $20-$30
| City Nights
SF Weekly
Hosted by SF Weekly, enjoy Best of SF 2018, a unique all-you-can-drink (and eat) tasting celebration at City Nights, a 15,000 sq. foot nighclub with state-of-the-art lighting and sound and a Euro-inspired backlit bar. Get three hours of open bar sampling of beer, wine, spirits, sake ...
“Let’s Go Salsa” Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party with Cabanijazz Project | SF
Thursday, May 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie, the free open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, takes place on the third Thursday of each month from May to September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. The dynamic Mexican-born conga player Javier Cabanillas has come ...

Friday, May 18

The Janet Jackson Flash Mob Day | SF
Friday, May 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
The Janet Jackson Flash Mob Day | SF
Come and join the San Francisco Janet Jackson Flash Mob Day on Friday, May 18, 2018. This event will typically have 4 performances throughout the city usually including Union Square, The Castro, Powell Street turnaround, Ferry Plaza, etc. San Francisco Janet Jackson Flash Mob Day Friday, May 18, 2018 ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, May 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs 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 ...