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Saturday, April 26

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Come see the Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of the nests brooding the chicks, feeding the chicks, etc. Interns ...

DogFest 2014: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park
Saturday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food and games for purchase and there's a registration fee for competing
| Duboce Park
DogFest 2014: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park

DogFest 2014 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco.
Watch doggies compete for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Coat, Best Ears and more, with celebrity judge Top Chef Chris Cosentino along …

Win Tix: 2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Brava Theater
2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF

Who will lead the 2014 Carnaval Grand Parade? Watch King and Queen contestants compete in a 3-minute dance in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians.
Although primarily a dance competition, performers can also play instruments and sing. The winners are selected based on …

Sunday, April 27

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Win Tix: “Off The Grid” Bloody Mary Kit | Picnic at the Presidio
Sunday, April 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Free admission to Picnic at Presidio, Bloody Mary Kits are $45, 21+ only
| Main Post Lawn

Come out to Off The Grid’s weekly picnic and food truck party at the Main Post lawn of the Presidio for sun, fun and cocktails.
One lucky FunCheaper will win a free Bloody Mary Kit which serves 4-5 people and comes with pre-mixed Bloody Marys, a bucket …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Win Tix: Love/Make: The Bold Italic Wedding Expo | SF
Love/Make: The Bold Italic Wedding Expo | SF

The Bold Italic is throwing its first ever wedding expo, Love/Make, showing off the best of San Francisco’s indie-minded designs at a day-long event that brings together upwards of 40 unique local makers, caterers, venues and designers that want to help attendees craft a truly bespoke …

Instant Camera Photo Walk | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Photobooth SF
Instant Camera Photo Walk | Mission Dist.

Bring your favorite Polaroid/Land or Frankenstein Instant camera and walking shoes and join Photobooth staff on a group photo walks through the Mission every last Sunday of the month. You’ll meet up at the end and show off our photo results. Show up a little ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 27 – 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 on every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, the ...

Monday, April 28

“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight
Monday, April 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Jury Duty is a show that meshes improvisational humor with the wit and quickness of stand-up comedy every fourth Monday at 7 pm at Milk Bar. A debate style show where the crowd declares the winner over three different rounds. Usually Jury Duty sucks, but ...

Melt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach
Monday, April 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Melt Cafe
Melt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach

Griffin Daley presents a fortnightly stand-up comedy showcase every other Monday at Melt Cafe in North Beach. Come by for great comedy and Melt Cafe wine and beer specials as well as fondues for purchase.

Free “Tickled Pink” Comedy Night | SF
Monday, April 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free - tips accepted at the end of the evening.
| The Royale
Free

From the co-producer of Comikaze Lounge, Stefani Silverman, comes the Tickled Pink monthly comedy night at Cafe Royale. Every last Thursday of the month, Tickle Pink is dedicated to giving your favorite comedians longer sets to stretch out and explore the comic horizon.

Tuesday, April 29

Bhangra, Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa
Bhangra, Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa

Check out Underground Nomads Tuesdays at F8 with Bay Area’s most eclectic DJs breaking barriers of genre and culture with live Bhangra and belly dancing performances, plus tribal and bass DJ sets. Underground Nomads Most Tuesdays at 8 pm 1192 Folsom, SF Free until 9:30 pm, ...

Wednesday, April 30

NPR’s “Best Book of the Year” Bookstore Author Talk | SF Main Library
Wednesday, April 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
NPR's

Join up for an author talk from Robin Sloan, whose book is a winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San …

Michael Jackson Flash Mob Dance Class | SF
Wednesday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $6 | LEVYstudio
Michael Jackson Flash Mob Dance Class | SF

Dangerous. Rock My World. Ghost. Grab your sequined glove and come learn the iconic steps to these three great Michael Jackson songs. Rock My World and Ghost (2Bad) are directly from the music videos and Dangerous is from his awesome live performances. Come learn the ...

Thursday, May 1

Free First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society
Thursday, May 1 – 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. ...

“Urban Air Night Market” Indie Mart, Food Trucks, $2 Beer | SoMa
Thursday, May 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Urban Air Market, San Francisco’s fashion festival, has joined forces with SoMa StrEat Food Park to bring you a weekly Thursday night market. This unique curated marketplace for sustainable design will feature food trucks, a beer garden and a different mix of vendors each week including top local ...

Free Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports
Thursday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required to climb@outdooradventureclub.com
| Lombardi Sports
Free Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports

Come to Lombardi Sports on any first Thursday of the month for a free intro to rock climbing, taught by the professional guides of the Outdoor Adventure Club. Free, but RSVP is required. Lombardi Sports has a 25′ high indoor climbing wall inside their store. The Outdoor ...

Upper TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Upper 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 ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF

All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place the first Thursday of every month at 6 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and is ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Thursday, May 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy's Pub

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced by Ryan Cronin and booked by Ken Townsend. It’s a free weekly showcase of local (and sometimes national) comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Drink Special: $1 off draft beers ...

Free Comet Club Comedy | SF
Thursday, May 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Comet Club
Free Comet Club Comedy | SF

Comet Club Comedy is a weekly free comedy showcase at the Comet Club in the Marina district of San Francisco, featuring local Bay Area comedians and special guests hosted by Ben Feldman. Comet Club Comedy Every Thursday | 8:30-10 pm Comet Club, 3111 Fillmore Street, ...

Friday, May 2

Zumba For The People: Free Dance Party | SF
Friday, May 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE!
| Mobu Dance Studio
Zumba For The People: Free Dance Party | SF

Every Friday in April and May 2014 from 11 am to noon, you are invited to a free weekly Zumba dance party at the Mobu Dance Studio (1605 Church St. SF) Get up and move and have a great time in a judgement-free space. This ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

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, ...