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Friday, May 26

North of the Panhandle: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
North of the Panhandle: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
This central part of the City started out with sand dunes and marsh to become a fashionable neighborhood. The Depression era gave way to a working class area. After the summer of love, came a population exodus until today where it is becoming a desirable ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 26 – 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 ...

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, May 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
Friday, May 26 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stagewerx Theatre
Live Comedy Show:

EndGames Improv brings you Your F!#&ed Up Relationship, a funny improv show happening every Friday night at 10:30 pm. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your real, honest relationship stories will be the grist for the comedy mill. That sounds awful. But it’s basically true. It’s ...

Saturday, May 27

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Saturday | Mission

The 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. On May 27th and 28th, the Mission District will transform into an ...

“Treasure Island Flea” 6th Birthday Party
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Happy Birthday, Flea. It’s been 6 years that the Treasure Island Flea has taken over the island with 400+ local artists, makers and designers and 15,000 people each month. There’s three full bars, DIY community workshops, carnival games, 25+ food trucks and pop-ups, local bands, a ...
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 27 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal ...

2017 Bikes to Books: Literary Adventure Bike Tour | SoMa to North Beach
Saturday, May 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South Park
2017 Bikes to Books: Literary Adventure Bike Tour | SoMa to North Beach
Celebrate both the literary and the adventurous spirit of San Francisco at the 2017 Bikes to Books tour on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The 7.1-mile tour, which takes between two and three hours to complete, is admittedly not for the faint of heart nor those lacking gears — these streets ...
“Jazz Jedi Master” Richard Howell Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, May 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Aptly described by KQED as a jazz “Jedi master,” tenor saxophonist Richard Howell is a Bay Area treasure who has come into his own as a bandleader after decades of producing and supporting other artists. His latest album, Burkina, was named one of the best ...
Spring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Spring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at the San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very bountiful and beautiful. After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain ...

International Women Choreographers Panel Discussion | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2017
Saturday, May 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cowell Theater
International Women Choreographers Panel Discussion | SF Int'l Arts Fest 2017
Six young women choreographers discuss how economics and cultural practice impacts the creative process; the approaches they have taken to establish a niche, home or business model for themselves in their home (or adopted) city/country; and have there been ramifications for the performing arts (and ...
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, May 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
This week’s lineup: Katie Compa (San Francisco Sketchfest, High Times Magazine) Zack Chapaloni (TBS National Comedy Competition) Andrew Orolfo (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) Ben Kolina (Future owner, Oakland Athletics)

Sunday, May 28

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
Sunday, May 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
On May 28th, 2017 at 9:30 am the 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks–off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets. The theme, El Corazón de San Pancho/The Heart of San Francisco refers to the very essence of what it means to identify with ...
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission

The 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. On May 27th and 28th, the Mission District will transform into an ...

“Treasure Island Flea” 6th Birthday Bash
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Happy Birthday, Flea! It’s been 6 years that the Treasure Island Flea has taken over the island with 400+ local artists, makers and designers and 15,000 people each month. There’s three full bars, DIY community workshops, carnival games,  25+ food trucks and pop-ups, local bands, ...
Inner Richmond: Part II Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 6th Ave & Geary
Inner Richmond: Part II Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake ...
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid's

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 ...

USS San Francisco WWII Memorial Ceremony | SF
Sunday, May 28 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | USS San Francisco Memorial Park
USS San Francisco WWII Memorial Ceremony | SF
Join the USS San Francisco (CA-38) memorial ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2017, dedicated to the 100 Sailors and seven Marines killed in action during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 12-13, 1942. The ceremony is all for all the men who served, fought and ...
Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, May 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Fusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, May 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Fusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live
Separately, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have extensive, multi-faceted careers as musicians. Together they play provocative, complex compositions – music that tears down stylistic walls and refuses to be compartmentalized – echoes of jazz, rock, folk, avant-garde, and world music – something ...
LGBT Resistance to the Trump Administration | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2017
Sunday, May 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cowell Theater
LGBT Resistance to the Trump Administration | SF Int'l Arts Fest 2017
Panelists discuss the impact of the Trump administration as it pertains to the LGBT community(ies)—in particular vis-à-vis the subjects of trans civil rights, gay marriage, health care and immigration. What are the immediate threats, how can the queer community respond, and what is the role of ...
’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 28 – 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, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Monday, May 29

SF City Guides Memorial Day 2017 | 13 Free Guided Walking Tours
Monday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| All Over San Francisco
SF City Guides Memorial Day 2017 | 13 Free Guided Walking Tours
If you have the day off on Memorial Day, why not spend part of your day learning something new about the city you love. San Francisco City Guides will be offering thirteen free guided walking tours on Memorial Day Monday. All tours are free and open to the public, ...
Memorial Day 2017 Commemoration & Parade | Presidio
Monday, May 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Memorial Day 2017 Commemoration & Parade | Presidio
Join veterans, families, and the community for the annual Memorial Day commemoration at the Presidio. The formal program includes music and remarks by military and civilian dignitaries. 2017 Memorial Day Commemoration & Parade Monday, May 29, 2017 | 10:30 am to 2 pm Presidio Main Post and National Cemetery, San Francisco FREE Schedule ...
22nd Annual Sh*t-Kickin’ Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio
22nd Annual Sh*t-Kickin' Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio
Always one to go for the foul mouth, El Rio marks this holiday with their 22nd Annual Sh*t Kickin’ Memorial Day bash. This party is finally old enough to drink and hooooo-eeeee do they plan on getting it good and toasty with a classic mix of ...
Embarcadero Skyway: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Embarcadero Skyway: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
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. Meet in front of 400 Sansome Street (at Sacramento). Lots of stairs; ...

Wednesday, May 31

2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit: “Bombs Away: Humor Goes to War” | Final Day
Wednesday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit:

Every year during the month of April, the San Francisco Public Library presents a Wit & Humor exhibit at the Main Branch. Naturally, the opening day is April Fool’s Day. The exhibit is on display April 1 – May 31, 2017. How did the average reader and soldiers ...

Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, May 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin’ rhythm, wailing improvisations, ...