Thursday, May 3, 2018

Free Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF
Thursday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Donations are welcome.
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

USF Community Garden Do you love fresh, organic, homemade food? Please come out and celebrate with other veggie lovers and enjoy some great food with amazing company. All are welcome to a free more...

6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays  FREE
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free admission. Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF   FREE
9:00 pmBay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF   FREE

Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza

Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Mint Plaza for its HeART of Market: Dance, Create, Connect, a free, participatory and family friendly event. Two Free Lunchtime Performances by LINES Dance Center students more...

All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
11:00 amTimbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco  FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
12:00 pm2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day   FREE
12:00 pmUnion Square Live Season Opening | SF   FREE
12:00 pmRotunda Dance Series: “Lines” Performance Workshop | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
4:00 pm2018 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
5:00 pmCinco de Mayo Fiesta: Live Music, Tequila and Salsa Dancing | Cadillac Bar & Grill   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Star Wars Party, Cantina & Stormtroopers | 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“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
7:00 pmBayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills   FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drinks
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:45 pmFinal Walk-In Movie Night: “Brimestone and Glory” | Hayes Valley   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown   FREE
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, May 5, 2018

2018 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th) Studios Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party with live music, cultural performances, and more. This year, there will be music and entertainment on more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
10:00 amFree Comic Book Day 2018   FREE
All DayA La Carte & Art Festival 2018 | Mountain View   FREE
10:00 amSF Botanical Garden 51st Annual Spring Plant Sale | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am2018 Free Comic Book Day: Princesses, Magic Show & Cosplay | Santa Clara   FREE
10:00 am96th Annual May Fete Children’s Parade & Fair | Palo Alto   FREE
10:00 amSeason Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
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.
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Second Day   FREE
10:30 am2018 Free Comic Book Day: DIY Comics, Potraits & Discounts | Berkeley   FREE*
*Arrive early as supplies of the official free comics are limited.
11:00 am2018 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown   FREE
All DayMarin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay   FREE
11:00 am2018 Comic Book Day & Family Fun | Mission Dist.   FREE
11:00 am2018 Cameron Festival: Dragon Dances, Games & Performances | Chinatown   FREE*
*Free to the public.
11:00 amSilicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Saturday | South Bay   FREE
11:00 amVisitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
12:00 pm2018 Hip Hop in the Park: Dance Cypher, Live Music & Food Trucks | Berkeley   FREE
12:00 pm2018 Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free, but please bring food to share. There will not be a grill as it is no longer allowed at the location.
12:00 pm2018 Kite Day: Giant Kites, Snow Cones & Hotdog Lunches | Menlo Park   FREE
12:00 pm2018 Makers Market in the Park & Craft Fair | San Jose   FREE
12:00 pm2018 Cinco de Mayo Urban Dance Festival | Jack London Square   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
2:30 pm“Great Wall of Oakland” Arts Fiesta & Vertical Dance Show | Cinco de Mayo   FREE
3:00 pm2018 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa   FREE
4:00 pmCinco De Mayo Margarita & Taco Garden | Alameda   FREE*
*No cover. Bring cash for food & drinks
6:00 pmCheck Out SF’s Newest 50-Foot LED Sculpture | Hayes Valley   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pmCraft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
8:00 pmWin Tix: Giraffage: Electronic Hypnagogic Pop | August Hall   WIN
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bike San Leandro: Fun, Free & Family Friendly Bike Day | San Leandro
Sunday, May 6 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free. But registration is required.
| Casa Peralta

Currently in its 9th year BikeSL has over 150 bicycle riders make the family trek to the San Leandro Marina and back or the advanced trek to Lake Chabot and back. BikeSL more...

9:00 amBirdwatching For Beginners Lectures | Peninsula  FREE
9:30 am“The Rough Patch” Book Launch & Forum | SF  FREE
All DayA La Carte & Art Festival 2018 | Mountain View   FREE
10:00 am$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
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 Day2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Final Day   FREE
All DayMarin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay   FREE
11:00 amSilicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Sunday | South Bay   FREE
11:00 am“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin   FREE
11:00 am“StreetBeats” Hip Hop Fest: DJ Workshops & Dance Lessons | Asian Art Museum   FREE
11:30 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square   FREE
12:00 pm2018 How Weird Street Faire: The Disco Ball | SoMa   $11.11*
*Early Bird tickets $11.11, Advanced tickets are $15 and Door tickets are $20
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pm2018 Backyard Chicken Coop Bike Tour | Alameda   FREE
1:00 pmYerba Buena Gardens Festival 2018 Kick-Off: All-Female Mariachi | SF   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pm2018 World Laughter Day: Free Laughter Yoga | Embarcadero   FREE
3:00 pmUSF Intergenerational Dance | SF   FREE
3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
3:30 pmBay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
5:00 pmBay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | Final Day   FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door