Sunday, May 6, 2018

2018 World Laughter Day: Free Laughter Yoga | Embarcadero
Sunday, May 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sue Bierman Park

The first Sunday of May is World Laughter Day. Join Laughter Yoga for an easy combination of laughter, yogic breathing, and movement at a little park just north of Four Embarcadero Center on more...

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

Monday, May 7, 2018

SF's Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, May 7 – 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 at more...

All Day2018 NCAA Women’s Golf Regional Openings | SF  FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:00 pmMisery Index: All Star Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pm“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

Andrew Steinmetz 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 more...

5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pmRock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm“Belly Up” Book Reading & Discussion | City Lights Books   FREE
7:30 pm“The Apartment In Bab El-Louk” Graphic Novel Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmTown Business Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Yarn Tree Wrapping: SF's Afternoon Art Break | Asian Art Museum
Wednesday, May 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free outside the Asian Art Museum at larkin and fulton
| Asian Art Museum

Stop by the Asian Art Museum’s Village Artist Corner (outside at the corner of Larkin & Fulton) every second Wednesday of the month to engage in Yarn Wrapping. Pick Me Up Art Every 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.
6:30 pmBeyond Borders Storytelling Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
7:00 pmThe Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmShaping SF Public Talk: Platform Cooperatives | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pm“On Doing Nothing” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: All Stars Comedy: One Epic Night | The Punch Line   WIN

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New World String Project: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, May 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

The Bay Area has long served as a creative hothouse for adventurous-minded roots string players, and New World String Project is the latest gorgeous hybrid to emerge from this fertile soil. more...

6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmMarx Now: Karl Marx At 200 – Reading & Discussion | City Lights Books   FREE
7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
7:30 pm“Last Ferry Home” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
8:00 pmInstant Band Night 4 On The Floor Live Music & Performances | Oakland   $5*
*It's $5 at the door
8:00 pmWin Tix: Born Ruffians: Indie Rock | Slim’s   WIN
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Off the Grid More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
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 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
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 pmSan José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: Hot Snakes: Post Hardcore Garage Punk (Sold Out) | August Hall   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Paramount Movie Classics Night: “The Maltese Falcon” | Oakland   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Brazilian Girls: Downtempo Dance Punk | August Hall   WIN
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night.
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

UCSF Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | UCSF Department of Dermatology

Join to a free skin cancer screening event at the UCSF Department of Dermatology. Screenings are open to the public and no need to be a patient of UCSF to attend. more...

All DayFree Redwood State Park Days: May 2018 | Second Saturdays   FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at
9:00 amTrail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF   FREE
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.
All DayMarin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay   FREE
All DaySilicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios | South Bay   FREE
11:00 am“March For Our Health” Pro-Healthcare Rally & Protest | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pm30th Annual “May Madness” Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade | North Bay   FREE
12:00 pmGarden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
1:00 pmInnov Gnawa with Book of J: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
5:30 pm2018 Historic Japantown Immersive: Uchiwa Fan Making & Pop-Up Performances | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz Quartet Concert | 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
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tikim TIKIM (a Filipino word that means “to taste”) is a one-of-a-kind 5k run or walk that celebrates culture and the value of giving back through loads of happiness and tons of more...

All DayExploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2018 | SF   FREE
All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito   FREE
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View   FREE
All DayMarin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay   FREE
11:00 amSilicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Sunday | South Bay   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
2:00 pmAnime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE

Monday, May 14, 2018

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE
7:00 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF  FREE
9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF  FREE

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s  FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio  FREE
7:00 pm“Cruel Futures” Book Reading | SF  FREE
7:30 pmWitches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
8:00 pmTown Business Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
5:30 pmFood First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley  FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE