Saturday, May 2, 2015

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake

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 more...

All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
All DayCuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo   FREE
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE
12:00 pm2015 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
12:00 pmSan Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | War Memorial Opera House   FREE
12:00 pmFree Caribbean Dance Class for SF Carnival | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
12:00 pmAn Epic “California Bookstore Day” Mad Tea Party | The Booksmith   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pm2015 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Highlights for Sunday, May 3, 2015 3rd Annual Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances – 11 am Brava Theater/Precita Eyes, San Francisco Soul Sanctuary Dance – Freestyle Community Dance – 11 am Ashkenaz, Berkeley Dance-A-Rama 2015 – 1 more...

10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
11:00 amCinco de Mayo Dance Performances & Mural Walking Tour | Mission Dist.   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:00 amTaco-Chella: Cinco de Mayo at the Park   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
12:00 pmKandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park   FREE*
*$5 donation requested, but not required.
1:00 pmFree Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond   FREE
1:00 pmNinja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pm“Dance on the Brain” Discussion at ODC | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
6:30 pmMad Men Viewing Party: The Final Episodes | SF   FREE*
*Free entry, but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmHillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE


Monday, May 4, 2015

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, May 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night more...

All DayFree Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmA Queer Punk Peter Pan “Lost Boi” | The Booksmith  FREE
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF  FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amCartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
6:00 pmAAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Cinco de Mayo 2015   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
7:30 pmThe News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa   FREE*
*Admission is free, but SOMArts hopes that if you can afford to donate, you will support the artists onstage when the hat passes. RSVP on Eventbrite to guarantee a seat.
7:30 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Hot Pursuit” | SF   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street more...

9:00 amBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE
12:00 pmLunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:45 pm1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland   FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:30 pmBestselling Author Event: Ann Packer’s “The Children’s Crusade” | The Booksmith   FREE
7:45 pmWin Tix: Is the Sky Falling? Asteroids & Earth Talk | Mill Valley   WIN
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation only.
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

2015 Macy's Flower Show: Plant Sale | Piers 30-32
Thursday, May 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 30

Select plants and flowers from Macy’s Flower Show will be available for sale following the show at Piers 30-32 (599 The Embarcadero, San Francisco). All proceeds benefit the Delancey Street Foundation. Please Note: more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame   FREE
12:00 pmWin: “Make My Day: San Francisco” Perfect Day Planner | Lonely Planet   WIN*
*Win a copy of Make My Day: San Francisco. Regular price, $9.99
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFree Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF   FREE
6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo   FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
6:00 pmDandelion Chocolate: Free Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pmNightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
6:30 pm“The Price of the Ticket” Bleak Noir Novel Set in SF | City Lights   FREE*
*There's no mention of any cost for cocktails, but bring a few bucks just in case
7:00 pmShipwreck: Six Writers Destroy Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” | The Booksmith   $10*
*$10 advance tickets/$12 at the door PLEASE NOTE: Shipwreck tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1375158
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8 – 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 more...

1:00 pmFree Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF  FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael  FREE
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays  FREE
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.
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda   FREE
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   FREE
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, May 9, 2015

BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF

Join the BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, bandage skirts, cashmere, or find the perfect cocktail dress with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (with an additional 10% if you more...

10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amOceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 am$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.   $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
All Day“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE