Upcoming Events

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 27
Thursday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | David Yu The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes more...

6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: “Mirrors” with Ron Hipschman | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm2017 Art Market San Francisco Preview: Free Passes | Fort Mason   FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
6:00 pmFree Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay   FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
6:00 pmFree Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose   FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
6:00 pmWin Tix: “SF Maritime Beer Fest” at Historic Pier 45 | SF   WIN
6:30 pmMycology Mixer & DIY Biology Case Study | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“The Macallan” Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 21+ Only.
7:00 pm“In Memory of an Angel” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmEchoes Of Oppression: Music, Spoken Word & Poems | San Jose   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended.
7:00 pm“Pizza Party” Cheesy Art Spring Group Show | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmArtlyOwl’s Pop-Up Art Show: Colors of The Mission | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm$39 Tix + Free Drink: “The Encounter” Immersive 3D Audio Journey | Curran   50% Off*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for 50% off any ticket (except rear mezzanine) for shows through April 30th
7:30 pmListen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | SF   FREE*
*There’s free food and open bar, but this is a self-funded, grassroots events and donations are very much appreciated. All funds in excess will be divided among three awesome organizations to which each speaker is affiliated.
7:30 pmWin Tix: Femprovisor Fest 2017 (The Bitchin’-est Improv Fest) | EXIT Theater   WIN
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
9:30 pmShame Cave Free Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are highly suggested.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 28
Friday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | David Yu The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes more...

8:30 amWomen In Tech: Morning Of Advice, Networking & Breakfast | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
All Day2017 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason   FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
1:00 pmBotany Series: Introduction to Plant Identification | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
3:30 pm2017 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival | Redwood City   FREE*
*Free admission, but there will be fees for carnival rides.
4:00 pmFinals Friday Family Dance Party: Shake Off The Stress | South SF   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 pm“Poetry Lab #1” National Poetry Month Workshop | Albany   FREE
5:00 pmCalifornia Wildflower Cask Ale On Anchor Brewing’s Firkin Friday | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
5:30 pm“SoMapagmahal” Photography Exhibit | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmPresidio Sessions: Ila Cantor’s “Encanto” | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Project 258: Making Dinner at Fish & Game” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmBay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“The Macallan” Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 21+ Only.
7:00 pm2017 stARTup Art Fair: VIP Opening Night Party | Hotel Del Sol   $10*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets (valid for first 100 people) otherwise it's $15 adv / $20 door gets admission to the Friday night celebration from 7pm to 10pm.
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: stART Up Art Fair 2017: Opening Night Party | Hotel Del Sol   WIN
7:00 pmHella Funny Friday Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
7:30 pm“Mavra” & “Dido & Aeneas” Fully-Staged Opera | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “The Lighter Side” | SF   FREE
7:30 pmComedians with Criminal Records | Great Star Theater   $9.40*
*Get 54% off with code HELLAFUNCHEAP - Tickets normally $20
7:45 pm2017 Proxy Spring Outdoor Film Series: “National Bird” | Hayes Valley   FREE
8:00 pmAs I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
8:00 pm“Yesterday Is Tomorrow” Thematical Vignettes | SF   FREE*
*Free but donations are highly encouraged.
8:00 pmWin Tix: “The Encounter” VIP Tix: Premier Orchestra Seats & Drink Tickets | Curran   WIN
8:00 pm50% Off + Free Drink: “The Encounter” Immersive 3D Audio Journey | Curran   50% Off*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for 50% off any ticket (except rear mezzanine) for shows through April 30th
8:00 pmWin Tix: “The Encounter” Amazing 3D Audio Theater at Curran | SF   WIN
8:15 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Big Hero 6” | Pier 39   FREE
8:30 pmFort Nights “Magic”: Free Film & Light Art Festival | Week 2   FREE
8:30 pmWin Tix: South Bay Alt-Rockers “Picture Atlantic” | Bottom Of The Hill   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: SF Neo-Futurists: “The Infinite Wrench” | SAFEhouse Arts   WIN
9:00 pmSuperbFest: “Rogue One” Free Outdoor Movie Screening | UC Berkeley   FREE*
*Free with CAL ID
10:15 pmWin Tix: Dan St. Germain (Fox / Comedy Central) | The Punch Line   WIN


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Independent Book Store Day 2017
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Indie Bookstore Day Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than more...

9:00 amNASA Space Apps Hackathon | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free the entire day, bring your laptop to participate and officially register
All DayBay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 29   FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
All DaySpring Plant Sale Extravaganza & Free Workshops | San Jose   FREE
All Day2017 Butter & Egg Days: Parade & Festival | Petaluma   FREE
10:00 am2017 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.   FREE
10:00 am2017 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley   FREE
All Day“BotBall” 2017 Robot Battle Tournament | NASA   FREE
10:00 am2017 Laney College Open House | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
All Day2017 Town Wide Garage Sale | Colma   FREE
All Day2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Free Mimosas, Poetry & Beer | Green Apple Books   FREE
All Day2017 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino   FREE
10:00 amAn Epic “California Bookstore Day” Print Party | The Booksmith   FREE*
*Free, with RSVP greatly appreciated but not required.
All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DaySonoma Spring Farm Tour Weekend: Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies | North Bay   FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amWWII In The Shadow Of Mt. Tam: Walking Tour | Sausalito   FREE
All DayTreasure Island Flea: Mother’s Day Special | Saturday   $3
10:00 amSTEM Central: Discover The Future Of Technology | Santa Clara   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayIndependent Book Store Day: Books, Scavenger Hunts & Trail Hikes | SF   FREE
10:30 am2017 Dutch King’s Day Windmill-to-Windmill Bike Ride | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:30 amAnna & Lenore Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day2017 Cesar E. Chavez Street Festival | Mission Dist.   FREE
All DayCesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF   FREE
All Day2017 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason   FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
11:00 amUhuru Community Health Fair | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 am12th Annual Maritime Day | Redwood City   FREE
11:00 am“Dia De Los Ninos” Magic Show, Music & Movement Games | South SF   FREE
11:00 amSkyjam Family Fest: Dance, Live Music & Craft | Kensington   $5
11:00 amPeople’s Climate Movement: Fight For A Clean Environment | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:45 amSan Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House   FREE
12:00 pmDancing in the Park 2017: Outdoor Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayDutch “King’s Day” Windmill Festival 2017 | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Food is for purchase.
All Day2017 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square   FREE
12:00 pmMelissa Clark Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
12:00 pmHomemade Cleaning Products | South SF   FREE
12:00 pmMACLA Family Art Day: Dance & Yoga Classes | San Jose   FREE
All Day2017 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol   $10*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets (valid for first 100 people) otherwise it's $15 adv / $20 door.
12:00 pm2017 Southside Festival: SF’s Newest Music, Mural & Arts Fest | Bayview   FREE
12:00 pmTelegraph Ave. “Summer of Love” Block Party | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2017 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival | Redwood City   FREE*
*Free admission, but there will be fees for carnival rides.
1:00 pm2017 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park   FREE