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Saturday, May 9

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 9 – 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 ...

Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset
Saturday, May 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant
Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at least two days in advance. You’ll learn about the history of wastewater treatment ...

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, May 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
| California Historical Society
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society

History for Half Pints (the kid kind, not the drinking kind) is a monthly family day at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, featuring music, games and of course, history. The family day takes place every second Saturday of the month and is free ...

SF Porchfest 2015: All Genres, All Ages, All Free Outdoor Music Fest | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
SF Porchfest 2015: All Genres, All Ages, All Free Outdoor Music Fest | Mission Dist.
The inaugural SF Porchfest is an afternoon of fun, music and community with more than 35 bands on many porches, front stoops and other outdoor spaces in the Mission and lower Noe Valley – all genres, all ages, all free. 2015 SF Porchfest Saturday, May 9, 2015 ...
Win Tix: 10th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival Tasting Tix | Ghirardelli Square Ghirardelli Square is putting on its 10th annual wine festival, Uncorked on from 1-6 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015. To celebrate its decade milestone, Uncorked is partnering with Noise Pop to kick off its best wine festival yet in the beautiful, historic Ghirardelli Square and across ...
Mad Hatter Tea Party & Hat Making Demos | SFMade Week 2015
Saturday, May 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paul's Hat Works
Mad Hatter Tea Party & Hat Making Demos | SFMade Week 2015
You’re invited to our Mad Hatter Tea Party. Come enjoy high tea with Paul’s Hat Works, where they’ll provide the tea, sandwiches, and pastries. Following the high tea, they will be demonstrating several hat making processes. All registered attendees will also receive 20% off any hat in ...
Schroeder’s 122nd Maifest Party: Live Band & German Dancers | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 122nd Maifest Party: Live Band & German Dancers | SF

Schroeder’s German restaurant is turning 122 years old, and what better way to celebrate then with the traditional German Spring Harvest Festival with maypoles, live music and beer on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, 2015. The party begins on Friday, May 8 from 3-10 pm. Everyone’s favorite band Polkalicious will ...

Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF

You want some hot comic after comic action? Yeah, you do. Do you like your comics to put out… jokes? Mmm, sounds hot. Do you like it so hard you can’t take it anymore… from laughter? Yes, yes, yes you do. Not only that, but there is ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, May 10

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2015 | SF
Sunday, May 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2015 | SF
The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, 2015 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers).
Stern Grove On The Road: Mother’s Day Music Festival | SF
Sunday, May 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Center
Stern Grove On The Road: Mother's Day Music Festival | SF
Mother’s Day Performances: 2-3 pm: Hot Club of San Francisco – Gypsy jazz ensemble 12:45 – 1:45 pm: The Mosswoods – Country soul Noon to 12:30 pm: Mental 99 – Instrumental rock duo 11:15 – 11:45 am: Lila Blue – Rising singer-songwriter All-Ages Workshops: 11 am to 3 pm: Instrument Exploration Station & Create with Nature ...
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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

The Musical Inspiration of Latin America | SF
Sunday, May 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
The Musical Inspiration of Latin America | SF

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Mother’s Day Motorbike Rides in a Rose Garden | SFMade Week
Sunday, May 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No license required. They will provide protective gear, but closed-toed shoes are recommended.
| Rose Garden (Golden Gate Park)
Mother's Day Motorbike Rides in a Rose Garden | SFMade Week
Come demo one of the Bolt M-1 fully-electric motorbikes in Golden Gate Park. Bring your Mother. No license required. Their mission is to create a uniquely-attractive, fully-electric motorbike for urban transport that is simple to operate, fun to ride, and desirable to own. If Tesla and ...
Mad Men Viewing Party: The Final Episodes | SF
Sunday, May 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but an RSVP is required.
| Novela
Mad Men Viewing Party: The Final Episodes | SF

Hold on to your fedoras and go-go boots – it’s the final episodes of an all-time great series, Mad Men. Novela will be screening each remaining episode every Sunday from April 5 until May 17, 2015. Mad Men Viewing Party Sundays, April 5-May 17, 2015 | 7pm Novela, ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 10 – 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, May 11

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, May 11 – 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 ...

Free Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale
Monday, May 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but a tip jar donation is welcome.
| The Royale
Free Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale

Every second Monday, The Royale in the Trendyloin brings you Monday Night Happy Hour Comedy with host Cara Tramontano and a full lineup of comedians. Bring some money for a drink or snacks, but otherwise, enjoy this free evening of laughs to beat your case of ...

Win Tix: How to Clone a Mammoth: Resurrecting Species Talk | SF
Monday, May 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $16.52 each.
| Marines' Memorial Theatre
Beth Shapiro is far from a giddy enthusiast about de-extinction. She knows more than nearly anyone about the subject because she is a highly regarded biologist in the middle of the two leading efforts in the new field—to resurrect extinct woolly mammoths and passenger pigeons. ...
Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, May 11 – 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.
Monday, May 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to underthestairscomedy@gmail.com, or $5 at the door.
| Lost Weekend Video
Basement Comedy Night:

“The People Under The Stairs” is monthly comedy show in the basement of a video store presented by Aviva Siegel and Adam Pearlstein. The show takes place at Lost Weekend Video on the second Monday of every month. Funcheap Deal: Free with an RSVP to underthestairscomedy@gmail.com, or $5 at ...

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, May 11 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Nick Mulvey: Sparse, Beautiful Grooves | The Chapel
Monday, May 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $15
| The Chapel
Of his music, singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey says, “My playing is all about lines, not strumming chords. It’s about having motion and rhythm and groove. It doesn’t have to be complex, but it has to be animated. Singer-songwriter stuff, Philip Glass – it’s all in there.” When ...

Tuesday, May 12

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 ...

Alternative Art Discussion: Style Wars | Tenderloin
Tuesday, May 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
Alternative Art Discussion: Style Wars | Tenderloin
Style Wars (April 7, May 12, June 2) Yves Saint-Laurent famously quipped that “fashion fades, style is eternal.” This enigmatic statement alerts us to the relationship that exists between notions of style and notions of history. Or, to the idea that “to have style” is to have the ...
Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, May 12 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Kyle: Sunny, Melodic SoCal Hip Hop | Slim’s
Tuesday, May 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost: $16
| Slim's
Kyle comes from Ventura in sunny SoCal and his songs reflect it – from gripes about social media to Hollywood sunrises – his melodic rhymes might just make you smile. Cody Brazil and Eli Arbor open the show.
Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, May 12 – 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 ...