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Wednesday, May 4

“May The Fourth” Star Wars Day Party: Cantina Band, Costume Contest & Cabaret | PianoFight
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
May The Fourth. A date known across galaxies near and far as Star Wars Day. On this great day, PianoFight will be fully armed and operational, with a party centered around all things Star Wars. Whether you like your Force light or dark, you’re gonna ...
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble: “Mexico Lindo” | SF State
Wednesday, May 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Knuth Hall (SFSU)
Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble:
The Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of SF State performs pop hits of the 1960s – 1990s with Latin flair. Music by Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson and Michael Jackson as well as some Celia Cruz, Toña La Negrato and Kubavana. Directed by John Calloway. Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble of ...
Win Tix: Big Ideas at CIIS: Why Poetry is Not a Luxury | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regularly: $10 advance; $15 at door
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
California Institute of Integral Studies Public Programs & Performances presents events for people who are curious about the world and themselves—engaging Bay Area communities through a diverse array of performing arts, lectures, conversations, and workshops. Words create the thoughts that shape our reality, our movements, our ...
“Sh*t Talk” 2-for-1 Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis
This week’s lineup includes Priya Prasad from NBC’s last season’s “Last Comic Standing”! She is a local favorite that is not to be missed. Also featured: Drew Harmon Liz Stone Ruby Gill Joe Nguyen and surprise special guests
Star Wars Trivia & Comedy Night: May the 4th Be With You | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Showdown
Star Wars Trivia & Comedy Night: May the 4th Be With You | SF
Celebrate International Star Wars day by coming out for a Star Wars theme trivia night. Along with dozens of challenging questions, laugh it up with hilarious stand up comedy in between each round. Prizes will be awarded for enthusiastic audience members and winning teams. Win prizes, laugh your ...
“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern
This week’s show is guest hosted by Tess Barry featuring comedy from: Richard Sarvate‘s act consists of quirky observations, impressions, and surreal one-man sketches. (SF Sketchfest, Punchline Comedy Club) and many more!
“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar
Have the April showers paved the way for May flowers? The talent certainly is blossoming at Dirty Show! They have another fantastic show jam-packed with amazing comedians, delicious pizza, and intense pornography! This month’s special guest: Ronn Vigh: Ronn Vigh’s brash attitude and acerbic wit have earned ...

Thursday, May 5

Qualify for Free Dental Fillings & Deep Cleaning | SF
Qualify for Free Dental Fillings & Deep Cleaning | SF

Need dental fillings or a deep cleaning? If you’re age 18 and older, you may qualify for free treatment by participating in the clinical portion of a dental licensure exam. Dental students will hold free screenings to select potential patients on April 18, 28; May 2, ...

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Mariachi, Flamenco and $5 Specials | Cadillac Bar & Grill
Thursday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but food and drinks for purchase.
| Cadillac Bar & Grill
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Mariachi, Flamenco and $5 Specials | Cadillac Bar & Grill
Come enjoy food, drinks, music and dancing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Cadillac Bar & Grill inside the Twitter building. And get ready to grub on $5 specials on margaritas, beer, tequila shots, burritos and tacos. Cinco de Mayo 2016 Lineup Lunch begins at 11am (Win a $50 ...
Free First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society
Thursday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, the museum introduces the rich history of the Chinese American experience. Come discover Chinatown’s unique and inspiring stories. ...

2016 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Thursday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP through Eventbrite
| Taverna Aventine
2016 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Taverna Aventine is once again closing off Hotaling Alley and packing it with outdoor bars, live DJs, and food trucks for their annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party. 2016 Cinco de Mayo Block Party Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 4 pm to 10:30 pm Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St, San ...
Urban Putt’s 2nd Anniversary: 1/2 Price Mini Golf Night | SF
Urban Putt's 2nd Anniversary: 1/2 Price Mini Golf Night | SF

Urban Putt, SF’s fantastical, high-tech 14-hole indoor mini-golf course, is throwing a birthday party. Urban Putt 2nd Anniversary Party May 5, 2016 | 4pm to close 1096 South Van Ness Ave. @ 22nd St., SF 1/2-price rounds of mini golf (Normally $12 for adults, it’s $6 today) 1/2-price ...

“Cinco de Thigh-o” Party: Free Sombreros, Guac Station & Cervezas | SF
Thursday, May 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chubbies Shorts Shop SF
Cinco de Thigh-o is just around de corner, so come to the SF shorts-only store Chubbies at 1980 Union St. from 5 – 8pm on Thursday, May 5th (doy) to commemorate the following things: The Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during ...
Cinco de Mayo Taco Takedown | Clift Hotel
Thursday, May 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Clift Hotel
Cinco de Mayo Taco Takedown | Clift Hotel
5 Chefs. 1 winner. You decide. The tacos will be tasted. Limes will be squeezed. Taste buds will be buzzing. And, most importantly, votes will be cast. In the end, there can only be one Taco Takedown King/Queen and it’s up to you to decide. With a ...
Schroeder’s 123rd Maifest Party: Polkalicious Dance Party | SF
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 123rd Maifest Party: Polkalicious Dance Party | SF

Schroeder’s German restaurant is turning 123 years old, and what better way to celebrate than with the traditional German Spring Harvest Festival with beer, music, food, and beer hall games. Schroeder’s 123rd Maifest Party Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 6 pm Schroeder’s Restaurant, 240 Front St, ...

Cancelled: Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Cancelled: Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled for May 5, 2016. It will be back in June though. 
Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF
Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF

Engage in an ancient practice in a sacred space – a church sanctuary. People of all faiths, perspectives, age, and yoga experience are are invited to join teacher Erin Mariani, on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga at ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Win Tix: Exploratorium After Dark: Identity | Pier 15 Identify yourself: What defines you against, or within, the context of others? From cells to self-image, take a good look at the biological, psychological, and sociocultural circumstances of our individual and collective identities. Explore the shifting boundaries between us and our microbiota, and learn how fetal ...
First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
Thursday, May 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Red Victorian
First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight

The first Thursday of every month, The Red Vic hosts a free art and music show, featuring local artists and musicians starting at 6:30 pm. The Red Vic in the Haight, is a 20 room, mixed-use co-living hotel, hostel and collaboration space exploring participatory decision making, nomadic ...

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, May 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, May 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Village Cafe
New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill

New Village Comedy Night is a free comedy showcase held every 1st Thursday of the month at New Village Cafe located at 1426 Polk St. (between Pine & California). The show brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest comics along with the occasional special ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Thursday, May 5 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy's Pub
On 5/5 they have a packed and incredible lineup, including the following: Natasha Muse Adam Pearlstein Abhay Nadkarni Nicole Love Jeff Anaya Kenny Garcia Melissa Shoshahi
Cinco de Mayo DJ Party: Open Bar & Dancing | Temple Nightclub
Thursday, May 5 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free entry. Capacity is limited, so get on it.
| Temple Nightclub
Cinco de Mayo DJ Party: Open Bar & Dancing | Temple Nightclub
MetroWize is going to Temple once again for a Cinco de Mayo edition of Next Level Thursdays. Temple is featuring a hosted bar from 10-11 pm, plus super discounted Avion cocktails all night. MetroWize is hooking up a free guest list on top of it all. RSVP is ...
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2016
Thursday, May 5 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2016
Set your alarm and get up before dawn to witness the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. In 2016, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquarid meteors to light up the predawn darkness on May 5 and 6. It should be a good year for this ...

Friday, May 6

The History of Glass in SF Architecture Rare Guided Tour | Financial Dist.
The History of Glass in SF Architecture Rare Guided Tour | Financial Dist.
The tour examines the great varieties of glass in 20th Century San Francisco, from the Financial District to Union Square. It will be found underfoot, overhead, and in the wall; in buildings by famous masters and by lesser-known local practitioners. 242 California Street (Tadich Grill) between ...
Embarcadero Skyway Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Friday, May 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| 400 Sansome
Embarcadero Skyway Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Take flight (sort of). Most of the tour is above the ground. View “Rockefeller Center West” from a different angle and discover a hidden urban oasis. Tread on buried ships that once housed saloons, jails, stores and brothels. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet in front of 400 ...
17th Annual Thacher Gallery Student Art Exhibition & Awards | USF
Friday, May 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | University of San Francisco - Fromm Hall
17th Annual Thacher Gallery Student Art Exhibition & Awards | USF
USF students explore places and spaces in the 17th Thacher Gallery Student Art Exhibition student art show. The awards ceremony will be held in the Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. Following the awards there will be a reception from 4:30 to 6:00 in the Thacher Gallery.