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Thursday, May 19

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas with art, live music and curated performances in an interactive, ...

Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF
Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF

Engage in an ancient practice in a sacred space – a church sanctuary. People of all faiths, perspectives, age, and yoga experience are are invited to join teacher Erin Mariani, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga. Bring your ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Thursday, May 19 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced and hosted by Joe Nguyen. It’s a free weekly showcase of local (and sometimes national) comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is ...

Friday, May 20

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, May 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
This series now takes place on the 3rd Friday of each month, and not the 4th Friday as was originally posted.
That ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF
Friday, May 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+
| Neck Of The Woods
That '80s Show: The Ultimate '80s Dance Party | SF

That ’80s Show is the ultimate ’80s party. Every 3rd Friday of the month DJ Dave Paul breaks down the ’80s and reconstructs the decade at Neck of the Woods. Bust out your retro gear be it new wave, punk or hip-hop and come have some ...

Saturday, May 21

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, May 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 21 – 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 ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, May 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for drop-ins. ...

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, May 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, May 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF
Saturday, May 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, May 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, May 22

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 ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 22 – 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, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Monday, May 23

Gettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF
Monday, May 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Gettin' Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF

Gettin’ Weird hosts the Bay Area’s favorite comedians with an added twist every fourth Monday of the month. Sometimes it’s a performer, sometimes it’s something people have to do, but it’s always weird and always entertaining. Brandon Stokes is a co-producer of the monthly “Fun Times ...

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, May 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every last Monday of ...

Tuesday, May 24

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, May 24 – 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 ...

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, May 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight

Where Eagles Dare is a punk rock themed stand-up comedy show and podcast where hosts Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, and Matt Lieb invite three guest comedians to do stand-up, do feats of strength, play improv games and mosh. The show takes place on the fourth ...

Wednesday, May 25

“Sh*t Talk” 2-for-1 Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, May 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis

Sh*t Talk is a monthly comedy show featuring professional comics happening at Oasis on every 4th Wednesday of the month. The show is hosted by Yuri Kagan who moved to San Francisco to get a degree in bad habits and telling jokes. Yuri is a dry-humor, observational, dead-pan comedian ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, May 25 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Thursday, May 26

Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area
Thursday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area

Join Frameline Encore, a free community screening series, as they revisit queer film favorites, every fourth Thursday of the month. Frameline Encore aims to increase accessibility to diverse queer stories, with an emphasis on films and discussions about underrepresented experiences, such as gender variant folks and ...

Friday, May 27

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, May 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, May 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, May 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Saturday, May 28

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Saturday | Mission

The 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 28-29, 2016 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. The 2016 theme is ¡Viva La Madre Tierra!, which is Spanish for “Mother Earth,” celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the ...

Sunday, May 29

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016
Sunday, May 29 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016
On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, ...
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Sunday | Mission

The 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 28-29, 2016 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. The 2016 theme is ¡Viva La Madre Tierra!, which is Spanish for “Mother Earth,” celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, May 29 – 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 ...