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Thursday, May 18

Prehistoric NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Prehistoric NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife is throwing a party of prehistoric proportions guaranteed to bring out the paleontologist in everyone.
Exploratorium After Dark: Bringing Science To Justice | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Bringing Science To Justice | Pier 15
Reinvent your Thursday nights at After Dark. Experience a fascinating array of unique, adult-only programs and events that change each week. Grab dinner by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, crawl through our pitch-black Tactile Dome, sip cocktails, and explore. Learn how science is ...

Changüí Majadero’s Afro-Cuban Musical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
Changüí Majadero's Afro-Cuban Musical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Playing Cuban roots music straight outta East LA, Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly personal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of ...
Win Tix: “Disney & Pixar” with the San Francisco Symphony | SF
Thursday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Davies Symphony Hall
Join the SF Symphony and special guests as they present Disney and Pixar: A Musical Journey into Animation a night where you’ll get behind the scenes looks into how these movie musicals came together. And bring tissues because you will cry. Just hearing the first ...

Friday, May 19

“American Graffiti” Cruise-In Social | Petaluma
Friday, May 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza North Shopping Center

An annual Salute to American Graffiti honors George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti, most of which was filmed in Petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candy-colored screamin’ machine or the family car for that ...

Spring Wine Pour: Live Music & Wine Tastings | Pier 39
Friday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Early bird tickets are $20, otherwise it's $25 onsite.
| Pier 39
Spring Wine Pour: Live Music & Wine Tastings | Pier 39
Grab your friends and head to the Pier for an evening of wine, music and fun at the Pier 39 Spring Wine Pour on Friday, May 19th. Stroll The Pier and stop by participating businesses to enjoy wine tastings, light bites, exclusive discounts, and live music ...
Outdoor Family Movie Night: Walt Disney’s Moana | The Presidio
Friday, May 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested but not required.
| Presidio Civil War Parade Grounds
Outdoor Family Movie Night: Walt Disney's Moana | The Presidio
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie night in the great outdoors. Sponsored by Supervisor Mark Farrell, in partnership with the Presidio Trust and the Presidio Y. This animated film follows the adventure of Moana, who tries to save her island by answering the Ocean’s call to seek ...
Redwood Tango Ensemble | The Presidio
Friday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Redwood Tango Ensemble | The Presidio
Redwood Tango Ensemble is a sextet dedicated to both traditional Argentine tango music and original tango compositions by leader and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski. The ensemble’s arrangements are inspired by the styles of Anibal Troilo, Juan D’Arienzo, Carlos DiSarli, Osvaldo Pugliese and other master orchestras in tango, ...
Win Tix: TILT: Stand Up Comedy & 100+ Pinball Machines on Free Play | Pacific Pinball Museum
Friday, May 19 – 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, May 19 – 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, May 19 – 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, May 19 – 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, May 20

123rd Annual Rose Parade & Festival | Santa Rosa
Saturday, May 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Juilliard Park
123rd Annual Rose Parade & Festival | Santa Rosa
The annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival is one of Sonoma County’s most time honored traditions and one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in Northern California. In past years, the event has boasted more than 3,500 participants in parade and over ...
2017 Salute to “American Graffiti” Festival | Petaluma
Saturday, May 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
2017 Salute to

An annual Salute to American Graffiti honors George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti, most of which was filmed in Petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candy-colored screamin’ machine or the family car for that ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 20 – 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 six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

Free “Brokaw Ranch Company” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 20 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Erik Lowe is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He landed his first restaurant job through a serendipitous ride, after his car broke down, from a ...
Free Boat Rental Day | Lake Merritt Oakland
Saturday, May 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.
| Lake Merritt Boating Center
Free Boat Rental Day | Lake Merritt Oakland
The Lake Merritt Boating Center is celebrating National Safe Boating Week with free boat rentals and an open house. If past years are any indication, you can get ½ hour of free time floating around picturesque Lake Merritt. Lake Merritt Boating Center National Safe Boating Week Open House Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Free ...
Annual Dogpatch Neighborhood Block Party & Special Discounts | SF
Saturday, May 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hub Center (Dogpatch)
Annual Dogpatch Neighborhood Block Party & Special Discounts | SF
Join the Annual Dogpatch Block Party – walk about day in the neighborhood. The “Hub Center” is located at the Dogpatch Playground – Muni Woods Yard Park. At the Hub Center, there will be local business merchants, kids playground, live music and more. To take advantage ...
SF Porchfest 2017: All Free Outdoor Music Fest | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
SF Porchfest 2017: All Free Outdoor Music Fest | Mission Dist.
SF Porchfest is an afternoon of fun, music and community with 60 bands on many porches, front stoops and other outdoor spaces in the Mission and lower Noe Valley – all genres, all ages, all free. 2017 SF Porchfest Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm All over ...
Free “Nopalito” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, followed by a book signing. Please check back for more details.
Live in the Castro 2017 Season Opener: Kippy Marks & the Castro Flaggers | SF
Saturday, May 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro 2017 Season Opener: Kippy Marks & the Castro Flaggers | SF
Come at the Jane Warner Plaza for the 2017 Opening Day of Live in the Castro events. Improv-o-linist Kippy Marks will be joined by neighborhood favorites, the Castro Flaggers.
Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, May 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
In 2016 Jazz Mafia founder Adam Theis realized a long-time dream with the premiere of Brass Convergence, a one-day Yerba Buena Gardens Festival mini-fest featuring numerous ensembles rooted in far-flung brass traditions. This year, Brass Convergence responds to the dire need for positive change by bringing ...
“American Graffiti” ’50s & ’60s Classic Car Cruise | Petaluma
Saturday, May 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Car registration is $62.
| Historic Downtown Petaluma

An annual Salute to American Graffiti honors George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti, most of which was filmed in Petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candy-colored screamin’ machine or the family car for that ...

“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Layover

Cat People is a stand up comedy show for cat lovers by cat lovers. Every third Saturday at Layover – now, until infinity. Oh and there’s free pizza. Yum. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm. Hosted by the ...

ZeroDB “Bay 2 Breakers” Silent Disco Block Party | Hayes Valley
ZeroDB

Come and join a monthly social at Patricia’s Green with DJs, music, dancing, drink specials from sponsoring bars, plus a raffle with great prizes. Headphone rentals are $8 for early birds. Typically it’s $10 onsite. In the past you could mention FUNCHEAP onstie and get ...

Community Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival | Berkeley
Community Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival | Berkeley
Berkeley Community Media is proud to present their first annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival. Come watch short sci-fi & fantasy films from Bay Area (and beyond) filmmakers. There will be a costume contest for a “Best Sci-Fi Costume” as well as “Best Fantasy Costume.” Awards ...
Win Tix: Delta Spirit Lead Singer Matthew Logan Vasquez | Bottom of the Hill
Saturday, May 20 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
Matthew Logan Vasquez is feeling optimistic and the fans of his work with Delta Spirit and Middle Brother know well. He knows how to fuse passion and poetry in his writing and then ignite this volatile mix with extraordinarily expressive singing. > Get Tickets – $15 In ...
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “Star Wars” | North Bay
Saturday, May 20 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night:
Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. Free but an RSVP is required.

Sunday, May 21

Bay to Breakers 2017 | SF
Bay to Breakers 2017 | SF
Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.” The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San ...
Harvey Milk Day 2017: Free Castro Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, May 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Tips are awesome
| Castro & Market
Harvey Milk Day 2017: Free Castro Walking Tour | SF
Explore a neighborhood you thought you knew. What was once dairy farms and dirt roads is now one of the city’s most vibrant and cohesive communities. Stairs and steep hills. This free guided walking tour “Castro: Tales of the Village” takes place on Sunday, May 21, ...