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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Qualify for Free Dental Fillings & Deep Cleaning | SF

Need dental fillings or a deep cleaning? If you’re age 18 and older, you may qualify for free treatment by participating in the clinical portion of a dental licensure exam. Dental students more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame   FREE
10:00 amSF Zoo Free Admission Day   FREE*
*Free admission offer only valid to San Francisco residents with valid ID, subject to capacity. Admission into the zoo ends one hour before closing time for non-members. (For members admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.)
All DayCinco de Mayo Fiesta: Mariachi, Flamenco and $5 Specials | Cadillac Bar & Grill   FREE*
*Free admission but food and drinks for purchase.
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: $50 Gift Certificate: Cadillac Bar & Grill   WIN
All DayCinco de Mayo Party in the Alley | Tropisueño   FREE*
*Free admission but bring cash for food & drinks
3:30 pmJapanese Koto Demonstration | SF   FREE
4:00 pm2016 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.   FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP through Eventbrite
4:00 pm2016 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa   FREE
4:00 pmUrban Putt’s 2nd Anniversary: 1/2 Price Mini Golf Night | SF   $6*
*$6 to golf for adults (regularly $12). Plus free popcorn, free snacks and $1 ice cream.
5:00 pmCinco de Mayo Happy Hour: Outdoor Patio, Live Salsa & DJs | SF   FREE*
*Free before 6:30 pm, but an RSVP is required. All-day entry is $10 in advance. 21+
5:00 pmCinco de Mayo: Mexican Music, Culture & Wine Tastings | SF   FREE
5:00 pmTupelo’s Fiesta Cinco de Mayo | SF   FREE
5:00 pm“Cinco de Thigh-o” Party: Free Sombreros, Guac Station & Cervezas | SF   FREE
5:30 pmReclaiming Cinco de Mayo 2016: Live Music, Spoken Word, DJ & Live Art | Oakland   FREE
5:30 pmCinco de Mayo Taco Takedown | Clift Hotel   FREE
5:30 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmCinco de Mayo Mariachi Party | The Chapel   FREE
5:30 pmPortraiture: A Group Photography Exhibition | SF   FREE
All DayVirgin America’s $49 Flight Sale   $49*
*Fares expire May 5th at 8:59pm. Travel is for September - November 2016 with blackout dates
6:00 pm2016 “Cinco de Mustache” Sombrero Bike Ride & Party | Danville   FREE
6:00 pmSchroeder’s 123rd Maifest Party: Polkalicious Dance Party | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCancelled: Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pmLost Landscapes of San Francisco | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFirst Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo   FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
6:00 pmMezcal NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmWin Tix: Exploratorium After Dark: Identity | Pier 15   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. $15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members; $10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome. Adults Only (18+)
6:30 pmFirst Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight   FREE
6:30 pm“Sweeter Off The Vine: Fruit Desserts For Every Season” Book Launch | SF   FREE
7:00 pmLive Music at CJM: Music of Bill Graham | SF   $5
7:30 pmConquer The Dance Floor: Club Dancing Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Donations welcome ($5 suggested). Also, the venue encourages attendees to buy one beverage.
7:45 pmAstronomy Night: Star Party on The Roof | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Cinco de Mayo Latino Comedy Concert | East Bay   WIN
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE
10:00 pm“Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton” Fully Costumed Music Hour | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
10:00 pmCinco de Mayo DJ Party: Open Bar & Dancing | Temple Nightclub   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free entry. Capacity is limited, so get on it.
10:15 pmPrince Tribute Drag Spectacular “The Monster Show” | Castro   $5
11:59 pmEta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2016   FREE

Friday, May 6, 2016

2016 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
Friday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon is required for free admission.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

The annual National Public Gardens Day takes place each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day and 590+ gardens, including some Bay Area gardens that offer free admission or other special deals. Enjoy the more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
10:00 amHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City   FREE
10:00 amThe History of Glass in SF Architecture Rare Guided Tour | Financial Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
2:00 pmEmbarcadero Skyway Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
4:00 pm17th Annual Thacher Gallery Student Art Exhibition & Awards | USF   FREE
4:00 pmFirst Friday Cannabis Industry Social & Picnic | Lake Merritt   FREE
4:00 pmPier 70 Happy Hour: Music, Shopping, Fresh Oysters & More | SF   FREE*
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5:00 pm45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival   FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland   $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pmArt: An Exhibition For The Benefit Of Bernie Sanders | SF   FREE
5:00 pmIncredible Solo Artist Shows: Pop Art & Anatomical Collage | 111 Minna   FREE
6:00 pmGoorin Bros. Kentucky Derby Hat Party & Live Music | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmExperimental Performance Art: “Labor Movement” | San Jose   FREE
6:00 pmConcerts on the Plaza: Mo-Chi Quartet | Mountain View   FREE
6:00 pmAsian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
6:00 pmArt Opening: 46 Portraits, Open Bar & Live Swamp Banjo Funk | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmFamily Film Night: The Good Dinosaur | The Presidio   FREE
6:30 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: “Men of The Cloth” Film Screening | SF   FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
6:30 pmThe Crucible’s “Fireside Lounge” Night: Fire Performance, Art Show & Live Music | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmFree Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmFuncheap’s May Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | Folsom Street Foundry   FREE*
*Free RSVP on Eventbrite for Admission ($5 Suggested Donation). Lineup subject to change.
7:00 pmThe Objective Chance Art Show: A Glimpse Into The Artists World | SF   FREE
7:00 pmAwesöme Orchestra Plays John Williams: “May the Si(x)th Be With You” | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmPoetry World Series | Mill Valley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:30 pm“How to Never Get Old” Scientists Discuss Real Age Reversal | Stanford   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited to 200 people and last time they run out of space. So please write your name on the Facebook event wall to get on the guest list.
7:30 pmAlumni of Harvard & Kyoto Glee Clubs: A Performance | SF   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: Point Break Live | DNA Lounge   WIN
7:30 pmMovies in the Park Season Opening: “Inside Out” | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmUppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmFirst Friday Fiesta: An Evening of Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmSoul Time Dance Party: Hiphop Dancefloor & Private Bar | SF   FREE
8:00 pmAbout Last Night: Sexcapade Storytelling Stories | SF   $5
8:00 pmWin Tix: LCD Soundsystem Tribute & Berlin-Style Ping Pong Party | SF   WIN
8:00 pmPay-What-You-Can Theater: “The Most Dangerous Highway in the World” | SF   $1*
*Pay what you can at the door, cash only
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Under the Golden Gate Live | Doc’s Lab   WIN
9:00 pmCinco de Mayo Live Music Party: Afro-Brazilian & Peruvian Beats | East Bay   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Rap & Hip-Hop Megastar Jadakiss | Social Hall   WIN
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE
9:30 pmWin Tix: Funcheap’s Big Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | SoMa   WIN
10:15 pmWin Tix: Tom Green (MTV) Comedy Show | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
10:30 pmWin Tix: Boyonce’ Fierce Friday Drag Show | Club OMG   WIN
10:30 pm“Rebel Rebel”: David Bowie Tribute Concert | Pianofight   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:59 pmNight Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:26 pm2016 Annual Animation Show | Oakland   FREE


Saturday, May 7, 2016

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island  FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee. Parking is $10, but if you arrive by Muni it's free.
9:00 amBi-Annual Spring City Wide Yard Sale | Sausalito  FREE