Saturday, April 4, 2015

2015 Macy's Flower Show: Family Fun Day | Union Square
Saturday, April 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)

Join us for an afternoon the whole family can enjoy. Kids of all ages will love the activities we have planned like hands-on arts and crafts, face painting, balloons, music, games more...

11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands  FREE
11:00 amFerry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF  FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands  FREE
2:00 pmNon-Stop Bhangra: Punjabi Music & Dance | 2015 Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
3:00 pmShrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times | SF   FREE
6:00 pmMAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pmSF Storytelling Podcast Launch Party “The Finch Files” | Bazaar Cafe   FREE*
*Food and beverages available for purchase.
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
8:00 pmSF Public Canvas: Aerial Dance Over Market Street | SF   FREE*
*Open rehearsals are free. The public is encouraged to bring mats, beach chairs or blankets for best viewing.
8:00 pmFree Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
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, April 5, 2015

2015 Easter In the Park: Hunky Jesus & Foxy Mary Contests | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*In case of bad weather, visit thesisters.org for location updates
| Hellman Hollow

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, host their 36th Easter Sunday in the Park at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park. There’s a family-friendly Children’s Easter celebration at 11 am, more...

All Day2015 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason   FREE
10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amFree Yoga: Mellow Sunday Morning Vinyasa | SF   FREE*
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to reserve your spot.
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 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
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
4:00 pm“Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race 2015 | Potrero Hill   FREE*
*Free to watch; but $5 to $10 donations are requested to race
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
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, April 6, 2015

Monday, April 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Highly respected Atlanta chef and season six Top Chef Fan Favorite Kevin Gillespie shares his unbounded passion for pork in 100 unique recipes with global flavors. Everything you need to know more...

All DayFree Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSF Giants 2015 Opening Day Viewing Party & Free Hot Dogs | AT&T Park   FREE*
*Free admission, only the first 5,000 get coupons for free hot dogs. Parking may incur an additional charge.
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBeatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

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 amCartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
6:00 pmAlternative Art Discussion: Style Wars | Tenderloin   FREE
6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark   FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis
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.
8:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Wild History of The Tenderloin | City History Lectures
Wednesday, April 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Money! Crime! Vice! Politics! Moral Panic! Gender bending! The history of the Tenderloin, one of the least heralded and worst understood neighborhoods in town, has it all. Peter Field, who gives more...

12:00 pmState-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
6:00 pmKids Book Illustrator Rock Star: 19th Annual Lecture | Main Library  FREE
7:05 pmOakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers | $2 Ticket Day  $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
8:00 pm“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF   FREE
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin   FREE

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Yuri's NightLife: Exoplanets & Space Cowboys DJs | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences

Ready for blast-off? Go straight up spacey this week as NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. Music provided by Space Cowboys and SunsetSF DJs including DJ shOOey, 8ball, Mancub, more...

7:00 pmCup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
7:00 pmPlaytesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday, April 10 – 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...

5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael  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.
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays  FREE
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda   FREE
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE
6:30 pmCookie Love: Awesome & Tasty Award-Winning Recipes | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5
8:00 pmFree Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining more...

10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
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
11:00 amFerry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF   FREE
12:00 pmHistory for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
1:00 pm50% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Saturday | Fort Mason   50% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSAT for $42 tickets to Saturday (normally $83)
2:00 pmDowntown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food   FREE
3:00 pmMastering Cooking with Vanilla | Omnivore Books on Food   FREE
All DaySecond Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmFree Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 12, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining more...

10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito   FREE
10:00 amFree Yoga: Mellow Sunday Morning Vinyasa | SF   FREE*
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to reserve your spot.
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose   FREE
11:00 am“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Dogpatch/Bayview   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pmKandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park   FREE*
*$5 donation requested, but not required.
12:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation to helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
1:00 pm53% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Sunday | Fort Mason   53% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSUN for $39.50 tickets to Sunday (normally $83)
3:00 pm“A Bird in the Hand” Super Tasty Chicken Recipes | SF   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE