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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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 6 – 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 ...

Incredible Solo Artist Shows: Pop Art & Anatomical Collage | 111 Minna
Friday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 111 Minna Gallery
Incredible Solo Artist Shows: Pop Art & Anatomical Collage | 111 Minna
111 Minna is welcoming two incredible artists for solo shows opening on the same night on Friday, May 6 from 5 pm til late. The shows will be on display through May 28th. Renowned pop artist Jason Mercier creates one of a kind and outrageous mosaic portraits. He ...
Goorin Bros. Kentucky Derby Hat Party & Live Music | SF
Friday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Goorin Bros. (North Beach)
Goorin Bros. Kentucky Derby Hat Party & Live Music | SF
The most exciting two minutes in sports, otherwise know as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports”, is upon everyone. The Kentucky Derby is synonymous with tradition and more specifically, hats. Goorin Bros.—the fourth generation, family-owned company of Bold Hatmakers®—is the ultimate destination for Derby headwear, offering ...
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, May 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, May 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Celebrate women this Bike Month by dressing as your favorite female icon! There are lots to choose from: Las Ovas, Rosie the Riveter, She-Ra, Wonder Woman, The Suffragettes, The Notorious RBG, Riot Grrrls, and the list goes on and on and on….and on. —- A special ...
“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, May 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, May 6 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Saturday, May 7

“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island

Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles.  Cars and Coffee is held on the first Saturday ...

2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party on Valencia Street with live music, cultural performances, and more. 12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Valencia between 21st and 24th, Mission ...
Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Ocean & Faxon Avenues
Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Craftsman, English Tudor, Spanish Revival, Colonial Revival… you’ll see all these styles and more strolling through this west side neighborhood of 650 cozy bungalows built for middle class San Franciscans in the early 20th century. Location: Meet at Ocean & Faxon Avenues
Rare Guided Hiking Tour of Mt. Davidson | SF
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size. Rain cancels.
| Mount Davidson Summit Cross
Rare Guided Hiking Tour of Mt. Davidson | SF
Explore the inspired history of San Francisco’s highest hill on this vigorous hike through a 38-acre nature preserve to the amazing view and gigantic monument at its 938 ft. high summit. Steep trails which can be windy and muddy. Wear a jacket and sturdy shoes. No ...
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 7 – 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 ...

2016 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2016 Children's Day Festival | Japantown
On the May 7, 2016, San Francisco joins Japan and China to celebrate a national holiday dedicated to celebrating children – Kodomo No Hi or the Children’s Day Festival. Since that day falls on a Tuesday, they’re celebrating Children’s Day a bit early on Saturday, May 2nd. Bring along your ...
Uncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| Taraval Stairs
Uncovering The Parkside: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Find out about the Parkside, the first neighborhood to begin growing on the west side of SF in the early 1900s. You’ll find out how public transportation made the difference and learn to identify the three major periods of development by the houses you see. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at ...
Taco-Chella 2016: Cinco de Mayo Lucha Battles & Taco Festival | SoMa
Taco-Chella 2016: Cinco de Mayo Lucha Battles & Taco Festival | SoMa

Funcheap and SoMa Streat Food bring you a Cinco de Mayo celebration with real Lucha battles, lots of beer (including Michelada cocktails), Agave Margaritas and tacos… oh the tacos. Taco-Chella: 2016 Cinco de Mayo at the Park – Tue., May 5 | 11a to 9p – Free ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, May 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party & Dance Off | NoPa
Saturday, May 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party & Dance Off | NoPa
This monthly dance party at Madrone will turn into a tribute to two stars lost too soon. DJ Dave Paul plays album cuts, b-sides, un-released tracks, remixes and the hits from the two artists as well as songs by ancillary acts. The music is far from ...

Sunday, May 8

Inner Richmond Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 8 – 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 ...
Free Admission for Moms | SF Zoo
Free Admission for Moms | SF Zoo
Join Sukari, their African Lion, and her cub as well as a host of other “mom” animals as the San Francisco Zoo celebrates Mother’s Day 2016. Mothers accompanied by their children will receive free admission to the SF Zoo in honor of Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2016. The ...
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2016 | SF
Sunday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2016 | SF
The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, 2016 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers).   Schedule 1:00 p.m. Mariachi Mexicanismo 2:00–4:00 p.m. Making Flores de papel 4:00 p.m. Cuicacall
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

75th Annual Mother’s Day Rose Show | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 8 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
75th Annual Mother's Day Rose Show | Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Rose Society continues its tradition with the annual Mother’s Day Rose Show at Golden Gate Park’s Hall of Flowers with a rose showcase in the exhibition hall. Rose society members and consulting rosarians will be on hand to discuss rose care and answer rose-related ...

Monday, May 9

SFMade Week 2016: Factory Tours & Tastings | SF
Monday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either Free with RSVP, or $5
| All Over San Francisco
SFMade Week 2016: Factory Tours & Tastings | SF

SFMade Week 2016 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. The week features over 40 events at local factories and retailers, including factory tours, demos and shopping events. 2016 SFMade Week May 9 – 15, 2016 All ...

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, May 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, May 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF

The Something Something Shindig is a wild show that combines stand up comedy, improv, music, and what they like to call “audience-participation-good-times” typically happening at 8 pm every second Monday. The emcees for the evening are Justin Gomes and Andrew Moore. True fans of debauchery, they’ve ...

Basement Comedy Night: “The People Under The Stairs” | Mission Dist.
Basement Comedy Night:

“The People Under The Stairs” is monthly comedy show in a basement below an antique store, presented by Adam Pearlstein, Ashton Tate and Joey Avery. The show takes place at Viracocha on the second Monday of every month. Funcheap Deal: $5 with an RSVP to underthestairscomedy@gmail.com, or $10 at the door. Please ...

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Make-Out Room
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every second Monday at the Make-Out Room Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this ...