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Wednesday, May 31

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Thursday, June 1

Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy: Limber Quartet Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy: Limber Quartet Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley has been a major force on the Bay Area music scene since his teenage years in the mid-90s. A protégé of the dynamic Miss Faye Carol, he’s steeped in a vast array of African-American idioms, from gospel, blues and jazz to ...

First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF
Thursday, June 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Phoenix Hotel
First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF

The Phoenix Hotel hosts Daylighted Inc for a First Thursday art opening showing great artworks while enjoying drinks, snacks, and good people. Free, but an RSVP is required. You can also get the VIP for $10 which includes 2 drinks. Whether you come to enjoy the ...

ICONS Organization for Choreographers Meetup | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2017
Thursday, June 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with paid ticket to June 1 SFIAF Performance.
| Cowell Theater
ICONS Organization for Choreographers Meetup | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2017
Vladimir Angelov is the founder of the International Consortium for Advancement in Choreography, a Washington DC based organization with a mission to hear from dance makers about their needs, goals and new ideas. The ICONS plan is to build an international networking association to advocate for ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Experimenting with Strings & Vibrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Experimenting with Strings & Vibrations | Pier 15
Tune in to surrounding sounds by experimenting with strings and vibrations, and use electromagnets to build a basic speaker. Learn how to listen with your bones, and explore the workings of the inner ear.
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, June 1 – 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 ...

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, June 1 – 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 ...

Friday, June 2

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...

Alphabet Rockers: Hip-Hop For Children | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, June 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Alphabet Rockers: Hip-Hop For Children | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Over the past decade, the Alphabet Rockers have honed a supremely engaging hip-hop act designed for children and families. With singer/songwriter Kaitlin McGaw and beatboxer/b-boy/rapper Tommy Shepherd, this powerhouse group makes the world come alive through beats, rhymes, songs and dances. This children’s program repeats at ...
Rotunda Dance Series: Joe Goode Performance Group | SF City Hall
Friday, June 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Joe Goode Performance Group | SF City Hall
The Joe Goode Performance Group, formed in 1986, tours regularly throughout the U.S., and has toured internationally to Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Goode is known as a master teacher; his summer workshops in “felt performance” attract participants from around the ...
Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, June 2 – 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 ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, June 2 – 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, June 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, June 2 – 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, June 2 – 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.

Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
Friday, June 2 – 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, June 3

National Trails Day 2017: Volunteer Outdoors | Bay Area
Saturday, June 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for each event.
| San Francisco Bay Area
National Trails Day 2017: Volunteer Outdoors | Bay Area
Celebrate National Trails Day, the nation’s largest celebration of trails and the outdoors, in the Golden Gate National Parks on June 3, 2017. The National Park Service is realigning the trail at this historic Marin Headlands site to elevate safety and accessibility for visitors, improve drainage to ...
2017 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2017 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF

The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events, plus it launches the start of the city’s summer street festivals. The Festival is held on San Francisco’s fashionable Union Street where historic Victorians have been transformed into popular boutiques, art galleries ...

OminoDay 2017: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
OminoDay 2017: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF
OminoDay is a free day-long outdoor music festival which provides a social, musical, artistic, and cultural celebration for the families and youth of San Francisco. The event features some of the Bay Area’s hottest DJs, special guest performances and live mural/graffiti painting. 2017 Omino Day Music ...
2017 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | San Jose
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Children's Discovery Museum
2017 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | San Jose

Join the annual Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest in San Jose to enjoy the sun, learn to yo-yo, and be witness to some of the world’s best players as they compete in the yo-yo championship. Over 100 of the top yo-yo competitors will gather to test their skill, ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

2017 “Grillin’ in the Mo'” Summerfest Block Party, Blues & BBQ | Fillmore Dist.
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hamilton Recreation Center
2017
The annual Grillin’ in the Mo’ is a free blues and jazz concert and family BBQ celebrating the start of summer in the Fillmore District and the start of summer enrichment programs for Western Addition youth. 2017 Grillin’ in the Mo Saturday, June 3, 2017 | Noon ...
Mission Street Dances: Life & Art Interplay | SF
Saturday, June 3 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Joe Goode Annex
Mission Street Dances: Life & Art Interplay | SF
ODC invites you on a walking tour of the Mission District as local dance makers set their works on the streets and sites of their own city in a true interplay of life and art. Mission Street Dances Now in its sixth year, the Walking Distance Dance Festival ...
Fiddle Music w/ Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, June 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Fiddle Music w/ Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
As the leader of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble BeauSoleil fiddler Michael Doucet has been in the vanguard of the Cajun cultural revival for more than four decades, earning an international following for an almost lost body of music. In 2014 he joined his longtime friend, Bay ...
“The Road to Bali” Panel Discussion | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2017
Saturday, June 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Over the last four decades Bay Area artists and artist ensembles such as Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Larry Reed, Richard Marriott and Keith Terry have developed strong ties to artistic peers and their respective communities on the island of Bali. What is the importance of Balinese ...
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, June 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) sprawls across more than a dozen venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, and homes all over La Mission from around 6 pm until late. The event features taking common spaces, and for one ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, June 3 – 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 ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, June 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, June 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...