Monday, May 8, 2017

9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF  FREE
10:00 pmCANCELLED – “GrooveWell” Super Funky Mondaze Dance Party | Milk Bar  FREE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

12:30 pmLine Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks & Modern Jazz Ukelele | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
1:00 pmFree Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF   FREE
4:00 pmFree Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2017   FREE*
*Free while supplies last. Buying customers get priority in line.
5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
5:30 pm“Technology & Social Change” Speaker Series | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmRock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmNopalito Happy Hour: Free Margaritas & Sangrias | SF   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmEvening of Poetry Reading | Green Apple Books & Music   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Snatched” | Century San Francisco Centre 9   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Free Mural Workshop with a Tenderloin Legend | SF
Wednesday, May 10 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glide

Amos Gregory from Vets Alley GLIDE and Veterans Alley are joining forces to bring community expressive art to the Tenderloin. For five weeks beginning in late April, esteemed neighborhood muralist and Veterans Alley more...

2:00 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.
5:00 pmKoto Demonstration & Lecture | SF Main Library   FREE
7:00 pm“Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World” Book Release Celebration | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pmHealth of the Bayshore: Shaping San Francisco Lecture | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bike to Work Day 2017 | SF
Thursday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

It’s the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day so grab your bike and join tens of thousands of people pedaling to the office on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition more...

6:00 pmWomen Bike Book Club | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmBrain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Wild Salmon & Sewn Scenarios | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm“Angels & Demons” Art Show Premiere | SF   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: The Rock, Rhythm & Blues Revue | Concord   FREE
7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
7:00 pm“Writers Who Love Too Much” Book Release Celebration | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: The Weeks: Longhair Mississippi Glam Rock | Bottom of the Hill   WIN

Friday, May 12, 2017

2017 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
Friday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon is required for free admission.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

American Public Gardens Association 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 more...

All DayMother’s Day Special Shopping Treat | Pier 39   FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pm46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival   FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael   FREE
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays   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.
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   FREE
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
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*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmYeti: Stand-up Comedy with $1 Beer | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmInside Baseball: A Comedy Variety Show | SF   FREE*
*Free for Funcheap users who enter "FUNCHEAP" as a promo code at checkout. Otherwise it's $5.
8:30 pmFort Nights “Magic”: Free Film & Light Art Festival | Final Day   FREE
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival will once again be held in Union Square. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese more...

10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amSF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
10:00 amSports Basement’s Camp Out: 20% Off Discounts & Complimentary Beer | Berkeley   FREE
10:30 amFree “Devil’s Gulch Ranch” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All DayMarin Open Studios 2017 | North Bay   FREE
All Day“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square   FREE
11:00 amFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
All Day46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival   FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmGarden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
All DaySip & Shop: Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Boutique Bazaar | SF   FREE*
*Free Event admission. Workshops require purchased tickets on Eventbright.
1:00 pmWin Tix: Kartwheel: Mario Kart-Inspired Race | Golden Gate Park   WIN*
*$39 use FUNCHEAPSF code for 10% off (normally $45) Please note tickets are sold in pairs.
1:00 pm“New Growth 2017” Annual Youth Art Exhibition | SF   FREE
1:00 pmKitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble: Traditional Songs In The Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
All DaySpring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*FREE with proof of San Francisco residency. The garden is free daily 7:30-9 am and all day on second Tuesdays of the month. Admission for non-residents is $8 general, $6 youth 12-17 and seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE. Families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $17.
6:00 pmSF Gay Men’s Chorus’ Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis   FREE
6:30 pmZoovie Night: “The Jungle Book” | Oakland Zoo   $7
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmFlying Trapeze Open House | SF   $5
7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmPresidio Stargazing Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested but not required.
7:00 pmLag B’Omer Holiday: Burning Mensch & Fire Festival | Palo Alto   FREE
8:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, May 14 – 5:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth more...

All DayExploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2017 | SF   FREE
All DayMother’s Day 2017 | 19 Free Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito   FREE
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View   FREE
All DayMarin Open Studios 2017 | North Bay   FREE
All DaySFMade Week 2017: Pop-Up Shops, Factory Tours & Workshops | Final Day   FREE*
*Tours are either free with RSVP or $5.
All DayMission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party: 1960’s Takeover | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All Day46th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Final Day | Dance & Music Festival   FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
12:00 pmGoddess Gathering: Free Yoga & Dance Class on Mother’s Day | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DaySip & Shop: Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Boutique Bazaar | SF   FREE*
*Free Event admission. Workshops require purchased tickets on Eventbright.
12:30 pm76th Annual Mother’s Day Rose Show | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:30 pmFree Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but advance registration may be required
1:00 pm2017 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove   FREE
1:00 pmGreat Concert Band Music | Golden Gate Park   FREE
4:00 pmMother’s Day Family Yoga | The Presidio   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE

Monday, May 15, 2017

SFJAZZ Center Free Big Band Jazz Concert Night | Hayes Valley
Monday, May 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| SFJAZZ Center

Join Adam Theis and the Monday Night Band for an exciting night of big band music featuring fresh arrangements developed throughout the 12-week education program from Bay Area musicians and the more...

6:30 pm“Hello, My Name is Ice Cream” Book Launch | Omnivore Books  FREE
7:30 pm“Salt Houses” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.