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Tuesday, May 10

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, May 10 – 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 10 – 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 10 – 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 11

SFMade Week 2016: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either Free with RSVP, or $5
| All Over San Francisco
SFMade Week 2016: Free 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 ...

Rare “1906: Phoenix Rising” Guided Walking Tour | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Franklin & Fulton
Rare
Find out how cooking breakfast burned down the neighborhood, how City Hall was destroyed, and how the city rushed to rise from the ashes and rebuild better than ever. See little-known remnants of pre-1906 City Hall.
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the ’60s | Wild SF Tour
Haight-Ashbury: A Musical Trip of the '60s | Wild SF Tour

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours invite you for an unforgettable through the Hippie heyday of the Haight-Ashbury. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the Diggers, Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests, the ...

Win Tix: “Ramp It Up” SFMade Week 2016 Maker Experience | Anchor Brewing Co.
Wednesday, May 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets to the benefit party. Regular cost $35-45.
| Anchor Steam Brewery
SFMade Week 2016 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. SFMade Week’s benefit celebration, Ramp it Up, takes over iconic San Francisco company Anchor Brewing and opens up its Potrero Hill factory to fill it with over 20 SFMade companies pairing up for ...
Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight
Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight

Are you ready for some hot, live stand-up comedian action? Producer and performer Jason Mack brings you Real Live Comedians, a monthly showcase with some of the funniest talent in the Bay Area, every second Wednesday of the month. > Get Free Tickets just for Funcheapers ...

Thursday, May 12

“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF
Thursday, May 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Secret Location (SF)

Sandbox is a monthly open mic, held every second Thursday, for playtesting live games and participatory experiences. Work presented is generally embodied play–unlike video games or board games, the experiences at Sandbox generally involve players moving around and exploring space and interacting with other players. ...

Friday, May 13

Bay to Breakers Expo 2016: Friday | SF
Friday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Bay to Breakers Expo 2016: Friday | SF

The 2016 Zappos.com Bay to Breakers Expo will be held at Pier 35 and features the very latest in fitness technology, gear and nutrition. Runners will be able to pick up their race packets at the Expo. The Expo is open to the public. Runners will be ...

SFMade Week 2016: Free Factory Tours & Tastings | SF
Friday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either Free with RSVP, or $5
| All Over San Francisco
SFMade Week 2016: Free 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 ...

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, May 13 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2016
Friday, May 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Victoria Manalo Draves Park
SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2016
Peek under the covers of Folsom’s “Miracle Mile,” where gay and leather establishments reigned supreme from the 1960s to the 1980s. Learn why the LGBT and leather communities were attracted to the South of Market neighborhood; what caused most of the queer bars and bathhouses ...
“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, May 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 13 – 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 ...

Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant
Friday, May 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant

The Sports Basement Bryant Street store hosts the Good Times in the Grotto comedy night on (most) second Fridays of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm. Start your weekend off with a laugh with host and local comedian Anthony Medina who brings in a diverse lineup of ...

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, May 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer. See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Saturday, May 14

Bay to Breakers Expo 2016: Saturday | SF
Saturday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Bay to Breakers Expo 2016: Saturday | SF

The 2016 Zappos.com Bay to Breakers Expo will be held at Pier 35 and features the very latest in fitness technology, gear and nutrition. Runners will be able to pick up their race packets at the Expo. The Expo is open to the public. Runners will be ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 14 – 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 ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, May 14 – 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 ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 14 – 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 ...

SFMOMA Re-Opening Celebration | SF
Saturday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFMOMA
SFMOMA Re-Opening Celebration | SF
The newly expanded SFMOMA will finally reopen on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10 am to 8 pm. An opening ceremony will be held at 9 am and free admission will be offered for the entire day. Free Tickets to Opening Day (as well as general admission ...

Sunday, May 15

Bay to Breakers 2016 | SF
Bay to Breakers 2016 | SF
Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.” The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San ...
Glen Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| Glen Park Branch Library
Glen Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Visit San Francisco’s ‘Little Switzerland.’ See one of the city’s first suburban recreational areas, now grownup from farms and pastureland to a cozy neighborhood. Location: Meet at Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond Street.
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 ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Monday, May 16

Sacred Places: Rare Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Monday, May 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Rare Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at the main plaza entrance ...
Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, May 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight
Monday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Jury Duty is a show that meshes improvisational humor with the wit and quickness of stand-up comedy at 8 pm, every third Monday of the month, at Milk Bar. Jury Duty is a debate style show where the crowd declares the winner over three different rounds. Usually ...

“Resistance is Futile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, May 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
May 16th’s lineup: Karinda Dobbins (opens for Trevor Noah and W. Kamau Bell) Aviva Siegel (SF Sketchfest) Allison Mick (Cobb’s Comedy Club) Priyanka Wali (Blondie’s comedy) Sam Disalvo (Blondie’s comedy) Stefani Silverman (SF Sketchfest)