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Sunday, April 16

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

$5 Sunday: Oakland A’s vs. Houston Astros | Oakland
Sunday, April 16 – 1:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
$5 Sunday: Oakland A's vs. Houston Astros | Oakland

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Outfield and Reserved sections, but hey, ya get what ya pay for. Tickets will be available online ...

Monday, April 17

9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Watch Historic Oral Arguments | SoMa
Monday, April 17 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Watch Historic Oral Arguments | SoMa

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Watch Oral ...

Tuesday, April 18

Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: Espionage in Japantown | SF
Tuesday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Secret Location (SF)
Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: Espionage in Japantown | SF
Come on out for a 3 mission game of Jericho as they run (or walk) all over Japantown. The mission briefing start promptly at 7pm & lasts 15 mins. Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: Espionage in Japantown Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 7 pm Secret Location SF Free but ...
$5 Night: Oakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers | Oakland
Tuesday, April 18 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
$5 Night: Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers | Oakland

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Outfield and Reserved sections, but hey, ya get what ya pay for. Tickets will be available online ...

Wednesday, April 19

2017 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: 5,000 Free BART Tickets | SF
Wednesday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free BART tickets for first 5,000 to complete the BART Blue Sky passport.
| Justin Herman Plaza
2017 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: 5,000 Free BART Tickets | SF
Please note, below are the details from last year. We have yet to confirm the details for 2017. Join BART for the annual free BART Blue Sky Festival at Justin Herman Plaza, thanking those who ride BART and recognizing eco-friendly Bay Area leaders, just in time for Earth Day. 7th Annual ...
SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Bayview
Wednesday, April 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Laughing Monk Brewing
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Bayview

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 6pm typically featuring special release ...

New Music Ensemble: Celebrating Lou Harrison Centennial | SF
Wednesday, April 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
New Music Ensemble: Celebrating Lou Harrison Centennial | SF
SFCM’s New Music Ensemble has embodied a progressive attitude since its inception in 1969, and, after taking off in the ’70s with former faculty member John Adams at the helm, the Ensemble gained a reputation for adventurous programming that challenged the traditional concert experience. Conductor ...

Thursday, April 20

420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
Thursday, April 20 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, at your own risk of arrest and contact high, of course
| Hippie Hill
420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
Let’s file this one under “unofficial.” There’s no permits issued; it’s not really legal, but usually the city tends to turn a blind eye when thousands turn up on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20th each year for a giant smoke out.  Let’s just ...
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 ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Scandium For Everything Matters | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Scandium For Everything Matters  | Pier 15
Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and our collective human experience.

Friday, April 21

2017 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off
Friday, April 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco City Hall
2017 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off: Rhythm & Motion | SF City Hall
Friday, April 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off: Rhythm & Motion | SF City Hall
Rhythm & Motion is a come as you are party because they believe that truly, anyone can dance. They offer fun, high energy dance-based workout classes for everyone. Come experience the spirit, expressiveness, and freedom of movement no matter your level or background. Bay Area Dance Week ...
“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, April 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 21 – 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 ...

2017 Proxy Spring Outdoor Film Series: “Operation Avalanche” | Hayes Valley
Friday, April 21 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF
2017 Proxy Spring Outdoor Film Series:

Spring has sprung; time to get out, get together and be heard. The Spring Series of free outdoor film screenings returns to the Proxy Walk-in Theater starting March 31. Truth, post-truth, politics and social upheaval—this year’s series explores the present moment through humor, pointed observation, ...

Win Tix: TILT: Stand Up Comedy & 100+ Pinball Machines on Free Play | Pacific Pinball Museum
Friday, April 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Pacific Pinball Museum
If you want to watch a hilarious comedy show and play nearly 100 free pinball machines both before and after at the same place, there’s literally nowhere else you can go but TILT: Stand Up Comedy & Pinball for that funny gaming night you’ve been craving. ...
San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 21 – 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 ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, April 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, April 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Comedy Soup 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 soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is required. Doors open at ...

Saturday, April 22

Cal Day 2017 | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2017 | UC Berkeley
On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs. Cal Day 2017 Saturday, April 22, ...
March for Science 2017 on Earth Day | SF
Saturday, April 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
March for Science 2017 on Earth Day | SF
The “March for Science” has the mission of building public trust in science and to encourage politicians to forum evidence-based public policy for the good of humanity.  There’s a massive San Francisco march planned for Earth Day 2017 from 9am to Noon which we’re told starting ...
2017 Earth Day on the Bay: Live Music & Touch Live Sharks | Redwood City
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Science Institute
2017 Earth Day on the Bay: Live Music & Touch Live Sharks | Redwood City
The Marine Science Institute is honoring Planet Earth with the annual “Earth Day on the Bay” event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017. They’re open to the public just once a year and they’ve made sure to bundle as much wonder, fun, and ...
San Francisco Earth Day 2017 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Earth Day 2017 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco. On Saturday, April 22, 2017 it is happening again and not only there is a festival but also a climate rally for Mother Earth. Earth Day ...
Free National Parks Week 2017: Final Weekend | April 22-23
Free National Parks Week 2017: Final Weekend | April 22-23

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Sophina Uong Free Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 22 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Sophina Uong Free Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Sophina Uong has worked in the finest of restaurants — from the front of the house to behind the kitchen doors — in the Bay Area over ...
Tommy Halvorson Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 22 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Tommy Halvorson Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
DogFest 2017: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park
DogFest 2017: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park
DogFest 2017 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco. 10th Annual DogFest Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Duboce Park, Duboce and Steiner, SF FREE, but pre-registration ($20) is typically required for your dog ...
Shaun King Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Shaun King Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Shaun King has spent years in many of the top kitchens across the United States. Trained by a Japanese master chef, King learned to appreciate the bold, ...
Turfin’ vs. the World Dance Battle Festival | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Turfin' vs. the World Dance Battle Festival | Jack London Sq.
The turf-dancing phenomenon that started in Oakland’s inner city will take center stage at Jack London Square, as part of an all-new dance battle event, dubbed Turfin vs. the World Dance Battle. Held on the waterfront by the palm trees featuring 20+ diverse vendors, food trucks, ...