Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, March 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come more...

4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE

Monday, March 30, 2015

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

7:30 pmSF History Night: San Francisco History Association  $5*
*$5 for non-members; free if you're an SFHA member

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, April 1 – 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
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE
4:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: First 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.
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 pmVietnam War, Dissent, and the U.S. Military | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFree Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF   FREE

Friday, April 3, 2015

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for more...

10:00 amHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   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, April 4, 2015

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank more...

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | SF  FREE*
*Free for spectators, but parking in the nearby lot is $3. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
All DayTax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF   FREE
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   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, April 5, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, April 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum more...

10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
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 pmFree 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
7:30 pmHillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide   FREE

Monday, April 6, 2015

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, April 6 – 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.
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF  FREE
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF  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
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
7:30 pmThe News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa   $5*
*$5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
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...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for more...

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, April 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when more...

5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael  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
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake

Come see the Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in more...

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 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
2:00 pmDowntown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food   FREE
All DaySecond Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmFree Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF   FREE
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are more...

10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito  FREE
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose  FREE

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, April 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at more...

7:00 pmFree Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale   FREE*
*No cover, but a tip jar donation is welcome.
8:00 pmBasement Comedy Night: “The People Under The Stairs” | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to underthestairscomedy@gmail.com, or $5 at the door.