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Saturday, May 9

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).

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wednesday, May 13

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Please note: The tour starts at 2 pm and not noon as was originally posted.

“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, May 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Haters Gonna Hate is a niche comedy showcase created by Josef Anolin where comedians give you a piece of the darkest corners of their minds while simultaneously being kept on their toes by the antics of the show’s resident Haters, Josef Anolin, Chris Riggins, Kaseem Bentley ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, May 13 – 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 14

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Thursday, May 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every second Thursday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a game jam, specifically for real world games and participatory experiences. There is a ...

Cup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF
Thursday, May 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emma's Coffee House
Cup 'o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF

Join Danny Dechi – comedian and world’s only pencil musician – and his funny friends for a Cup ‘o Comedy at Emma’s Coffee House. Come by every second and fourth Thursdays for your cup o’ comedy.

Friday, May 15

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, May 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on select Fridays. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the Bay View Room at San Francisco’s ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 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 ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, May 15 – 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 ...

Saturday, May 16

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 16 – 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 PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, May 16 – 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 ...

New TV Drama Casting: “94110” | Tenderloin
Saturday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
New TV Drama Casting:

94110 Screen Tests (May 16 – 17)
New TV drama 94110 is looking to cast six leads, supporting roles, and background extras for its pilot episode. The production will be accepting union + non-union submissions. No experience necessary. Each role will be cast with no preference …

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF
Saturday, May 16 – 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 ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, May 16 – 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 ...

New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, May 16 – 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 ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, May 16 – 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 ...