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Thursday, May 11

Exploratorium After Dark: Wild Salmon & Sewn Scenarios | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Wild Salmon & Sewn Scenarios | Pier 15
Join them at Pairings for robust presentations and refreshing conversation—this time about salmon—designed to inspire your scientific palate. And watch sewing artist Paul Nosa embroider your ideas on fabric at Sewn Scenarios. Also, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and ...

Friday, May 12

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, May 12 – 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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 12 – 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 ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, May 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, May 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant
Friday, May 12 – 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 ...

Inside Baseball: A Comedy Variety Show | SF
Inside Baseball: A Comedy Variety Show | SF

Inside Baseball is the only show in the Bay Area that provides every kind of comedy, every second Friday, for the low-price equivalent of a coffee. Free for Funcheapers who enter “FUNCHEAP” as a promo code at checkout. Otherwise, it’s $5. Each month, Endgames Improv’s incredibly popular ...

Saturday, May 13

2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival will once again be held in Union Square. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture. through food, music, performances and fun workshops. 25th Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival Saturday, May 13, ...
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 13 – 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 ...

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 13 – 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 ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 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 ...

Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble: Traditional Songs In The Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, May 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble: Traditional Songs In The Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The women in Kitka are fearless sonic explorers, and you can hear their intrepid spirit in every haunting song. Over nearly four decades the eight-women Oakland ensemble has developed a vast, breathtaking repertoire of traditional songs from the Balkans, Caucasus and Slavic lands, as well ...
Spring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Spring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at the San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very bountiful and beautiful. After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, May 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 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 14

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2017 | SF
Sunday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2017 | SF
The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2017 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers). Schedule 1:00 p.m. Mariachi Mexicanismo 2:00–4:00 p.m. Making Flores de papel 4:00 p.m. Cuicacall
Mother’s Day 2017 | 19 Free Guided Walking Tours
Sunday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| All Over San Francisco
Mother's Day 2017 | 19 Free Guided Walking Tours
Skip the spendy (and crowded) brunch, and spend some quality time together with mom learning something new about the city you love. Mother’s Day Guided Walking Tours Sunday, May 14, 2017 All over San Francisco FREE, but donations are welcome. San Francisco City Guides will be offering 19 free guided walking tours on ...
SFMade Week 2017: Pop-Up Shops, Factory Tours & Workshops | Final Day
Sunday, May 14 – 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 | Final 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 ...

Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party: 1960’s Takeover | SF
Sunday, May 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Parade Ground
Off the Grid's
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic blends the best of the international food scene with the best of the national park. At this event, put on your tie-dye and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with classic rock, 1960s-era cocktails, and the chance to ...
76th Annual Mother’s Day Rose Show | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 14 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
76th Annual Mother's Day Rose Show | Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Rose Society continues its tradition with the annual Mother’s Day Rose Show at Golden Gate Park’s Hall of Flowers with a rose showcase in the exhibition hall. Exhibitors show their judged and award-winning garden roses. An opportunity to view the many types of roses, ...
2017 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove
Sunday, May 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
2017 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove

Flagging in the Park is a summertime gathering of fluttering human butterflies dancing and waving psychedelic patterned weighted pieces of fabric to the beat of DJs in the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. 2017 Flagging in the Park AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park FREE ...

Monday, May 15

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

Nicole Calasich and Shelbi Evans bring you Resistance is Fertile featuring the Bay Area’s best comics to discuss the times they were cowards, the eternal struggle of standing up for yourself, and the art of giving in. Resistance is Fertile happens in SF’s vibrant Mission district at ...

Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar

Come in for a night of fun with free pizza, trivia, board games, video games, and stand up comedy in the historic Haight Ashbury. Starting at 7 pm, enjoy free pizza from Escape From New York and play video games spanning from Xbox 360, PS3, ...

Tuesday, May 16

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, May 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, May 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF

The third Tuesday is just around the corner so that means it’s time to get yummy again. Wash your undies in the laundromat, grab a beer and get ready for a fun distraction. Brainwash is the home to many local comics so come watch host ...

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Observation Post at the Presidio
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Presidio, Observation Post / Building 211 on the third Tuesday ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wednesday, May 17

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, May 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, May 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit.  Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The laughter exercises in this class aim to: ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.
Wednesday, May 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Seven Stills
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Sunset Dist.

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...