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Friday, May 5

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, May 5 – 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.

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2017
Friday, May 5 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2017
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 ...

Saturday, May 6

2017 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2017 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 with live music, cultural performances, and more. This year they will also be hosting a Beer Garden for all attendees 21 and over. The festival is attended by an average ...
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 6 – 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 ...

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 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown
Saturday, May 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Children's Day Festival | Japantown
On the May 6, 2017, San Francisco joins Japan and China to celebrate a national holiday dedicated to celebrating children – Kodomo No Hi or the Children’s Day Festival. 2017 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza FREE This year marks the ...
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 6 – 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 ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 6 – 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 ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, May 6 – 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 ...

Sunday, May 7

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Kick-Off | SF
Sunday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Kick-Off | SF

Between May and October in 2017, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents over 75 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens. Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs. 2017 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival May – October, 2017 Yerba ...

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 ...

Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society
Sunday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Sunday | 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. ...

Spring 2017 “Urban Air Market” Block Party: 130 Designers & Quality Products | Hayes Valley
Spring 2017
Urban Air Market is a curated fashion festival held twice a year in Hayes Valley, typically featuring independent designers of men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and home décor. 2017 Urban Air Market | Spring 2017 Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Patricia’s Green, Octavia ...
Cinco de Mayo Dance & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Capp
Cinco de Mayo Dance & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances is a tour of the historic murals along the 24th Street corridor brought to life through performances by local choreographers and dance companies on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Mural Tours begin in the parking lot on 24th Street between Capp ...
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park
Sunday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park

Elevate your mind and lift your hearts under the open sky at Dolores Park at this Kundalini Yoga Flash Class taking place the first Sunday of every month. Just look for the Yogis, Yoginis and Large Gongs. Grab your mat, blanket, and water and join the community for ...

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 ...

2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and the 18th ongoing historic counter-cultural gathering of How Weird. Once again to celebrate peace, dance in the streets, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of ...
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, May 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Pianist Arturo O’Farrill is part of a legendary Latin jazz dynasty. His father was the pioneering Cuban composer/arranger and bandleader Chico O’Farrill and his son is the rising trumpet star Adam O’Farrill. As the driving force behind the Grammy Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Arturo has ...
“Bad Asians” Candid Storytelling Night | SF

Bad Asians will be featuring local raconteurs, performers, and comedians who will be telling a story based on a theme of the month. Featured will be Asians/Asian Americans with differing backgrounds and upbringings, but somehow share some very specific commonalities due to their cultural lineage. ...

Monday, May 8

SFMade Week 2017: Pop-Up Shops, Factory Tours & Workshops | Opening Day
Monday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either free with RSVP or $5.
| All Over San Francisco
SFMade Week 2017: Pop-Up Shops, Factory Tours & Workshops | Opening Day

SFMade Week 2017 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. The week features various events at local factories and retailers, including factory tours, demos, shopping and a Ramp it Up! — a benefit for SFMade at Barebottle Brewing Company. 2017 ...

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, May 8 – 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 8 – 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 ...

Tuesday, May 9

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks & Modern Jazz Ukelele | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tuesday, May 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks & Modern Jazz Ukelele | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation. Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors. Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet from Write Bloody Press. Jason performs regularly around the ...
Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2017
Tuesday, May 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free while supplies last. Buying customers get priority in line.
| Haagen Dazs - San Francisco Centre
Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2017
Ice cream lovers can enjoy a free kiddie size scoop of their favorite flavor in either a cup, sugar cone, or cake cone from 4-8 pm in any participating Häagen-Dazs shop across the country (including 6 in the Bay Area), as Häagen-Dazs celebrates their annual Free Cone Day. Häagen-Dazs ...
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, May 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, May 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second and third Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedians Andrew Holmgren and Leslie Small. There’s never a cover nor a drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy ...

Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, May 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Danny Coyle's
Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF

The Lower Haight’s free stand-up showcase is in an Irish bar every second Tuesday and is hosted by a guy named Logan Hesse. Entry is free and there will be $2.50 Tecates, $7 PB&J (Shot of Jameson and a PBR), and lots of laughs. Please note, this is ...

Wednesday, May 10

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Thursday, May 11

Bike to Work Day 2017 | SF
Thursday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Bike to Work Day 2017 | SF
It’s the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day so grab your bike and join tens of thousands of people pedaling to the office on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hosts a robust Bike to Work Day event with 25 Energizer Stations with snacks and bike ...