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Sunday, May 18

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, May 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides with Cal Sailing Club , a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. At this Open House, get a free introductory sail and get a fun first-hand experience on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay. Sign ...

Monday, May 19

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
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 20

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, May 20 – 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 ...

Yoga on the Labyrinth: Meditation & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Tuesday, May 20 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted.
| Grace Cathedral
Yoga on the Labyrinth: Meditation & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

Work your core with a cat or crane pose at an all-levels hatha yoga session on Grace Cathedral’s  indoor labyrinth with live music which changes every week, but is likely to be either Indian chanting, singing bowls, harp music, tribal instruments or acoustic guitar. Yoga on the Labyrinth ...

Big Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, May 20 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must have big hair or wear a wig.
| The Showdown
Big Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF

Bring that big hair and those big laughs down to Showdown every third Tuesday for a few rounds of bingo, guest bands, hosts, and bartenders every month with your resident DJ Mike Apocalypse. Partake in complimentary PB&J sandwiches, $5 PBR tall boys, and $6 shlitz and Jamesons. ...

Wednesday, May 21

Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF
Wednesday, May 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From 1:10-2:10 pm guests will also enjoy complimentary historic bites from the “The Hotel ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, May 21 – 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 22

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 22 – 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.

Friday, May 23

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Friday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Saturday, May 24

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2014: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2014: Saturday | Mission

The 2014 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 24-25, 2014 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2014 theme is La Rumba de la Copa Mundial – a Celebration of the World Cup – which begins ...

Sunday, May 25

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2014
Sunday, May 25 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2014

On Sunday, May 25th, the 2014 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, where …

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2014 | Mission
Sunday, May 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2014 | Mission

The 2014 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 24-25, 2014 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2014 theme is La Rumba de la Copa Mundial – a Celebration of the World Cup – which begins ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Instant Camera Photo Walk | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Photobooth SF
Instant Camera Photo Walk | Mission Dist.

Bring your favorite Polaroid/Land or Frankenstein Instant camera and walking shoes and join Photobooth staff on a group photo walks through the Mission every last Sunday of the month. You’ll meet up at the end and show off our photo results. Show up a little ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, May 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Arts Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm on every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if ...

Tuesday, May 27

SF History Night: 1930s WPA Murals | Noe Valley
Tuesday, May 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for general public. Free if you're an SFHA member
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night: 1930s WPA Murals | Noe Valley

Richard Everett, Maritime Museum curator, will present the interesting history and background of the art and artists who in just two years (1937–1938) created the wonderful undersea murals, statues, and terrazzo floors of the Aquatic Park Bathhouse known today as the Maritime Museum of San …

Thursday, May 29

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 29 – 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.

Friday, May 30

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, May 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held once a month on the second Friday and last 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 ...

Saturday, May 31

Final Day: 2014 Humor Exhibit “Wordless Cartoons” | SF Library
Saturday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Final Day: 2014 Humor Exhibit

Every year during the month of April, the San Francisco Public Library presents a humor themed exhibit at the Main Branch. Naturally, the opening day is April Fool’s Day. The exhibit is on display April 1 – May 31, 2014. The 2014 theme is You Don’t ...

Sunday, June 1

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, June 1 – 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 ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, June 1 – 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 ...

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, June 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under a living roof. The Academy hosts four free ...

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, June 1 – 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 ...