Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Season Opening: $1 Book Sale | SF Main Library
Wednesday, April 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Library

Starting this April, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less more...

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email Space is limited. Reservations are limited to four people per party.
12:00 pm“A Sculpture Exhibition” Opening Day | San Rafael   FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:00 pmNational Poetry Month Local Poets Showcase | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pm“Ocean Acidification & Its Impact on the California Coast” Lecture | Tiburon   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:00 pmSacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF   FREE
7:00 pmDeep Dive Lecture on the Jefferson Airplane | Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmBaked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF   $5*
*$5 or free for Endgames Improv students.
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Jacques Greene: Techno Producer / DJ | Swedish American Hall   WIN
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Walk to Work Day 2017: Free Coffee & Free Breakfast Snacks | SF

San Francisco was the nation’s first city to officially launch Walk to Work Day  – walking just 15 minutes of your commute counts and your efforts be rewarded with some free goodies. Be more...

10:00 amOakland Earth Expo 2017: Demos, Giveaways & Food Trucks | Oakland   FREE
10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame   FREE
11:00 amFree First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay   FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
5:00 pmThe Board Match: 2017 Non-Profit & Volunteering Fair | Union Square   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmAdventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmVoyage To Sustainability | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Cannabis | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmCollectible NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
7:00 pm“Tending the Fire” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmStomping Grounds: A Celebration Of Asian American Activism | SF   FREE
7:00 pmDancing Through The Decades: Dancing, Trivia & Prizes | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmRestoring Tidal Wetlands In The Face Of Accelerating Climate Change | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThe Setup’s “Storytelling” Comedy Night | Beer Basement   $5*
*Normally $10 use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets. 21+
9:00 pmComedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE

Friday, April 7, 2017

2017 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show: Friday | West Portal
Friday, April 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Portal Avenue

West Portal’s 29th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show takes place in the heart of one of San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood from 10 am to 5 pm April 7-9, 2017. Local residents and more...

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.
4:00 pmEaster Cupcake Decorating | San Mateo   FREE*
*Appropriate for kids under 12 years, only.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   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.
5:00 pm“Dubz Against the World” Art Show | SF   $8*
*$8 in advance and $10 at the door.
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmAsian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
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.
6:00 pm“Sylvestris Quartet” Live Music Performance | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmConcerts on the Plaza: 2017 Season Kick-Off | Mountain View   FREE
6:30 pm“Nasty Women” Art Exhibition | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP for shorter lines to the opening night. But it's not required.
6:30 pmFunny Fest Friday Night Fights Comedy Show | SF   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Art Explosion Spring Open Studios: Opening Gala | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmAwesöme Orchestra Collective: Music From “Mission: Impossible” | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:45 pm2017 Proxy Spring Outdoor Film Series: “20th Century Women” | Hayes Valley   FREE
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmComedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United more...

9:00 am86th Annual Easter Egg Hunt | South San Francisco  FREE
9:00 amE*trade Education Day: Tackling The Markets | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day2017 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday | West Portal   FREE
10:00 amLatino Outdoors Nature Hike | Palo Alto   FREE
All DayTax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF   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 amPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Oakland   FREE*
*Dockside tours are technically free, but a donation of $5 is appreciated. Sailing tickets start at $39
All DayHello Kitty Truck Comes to SF | Japantown   FREE*
*Bring money for Hello Kitty goodies of course.
10:30 amFree “Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground   FREE
All Day“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square   FREE
11:00 amCreative Family Fun: Morse Code | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is preferred.
All Day2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose   $8*
*$8 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $10 at the door.
11:00 amFree Spring Plant Swap | Oakland   FREE
11:30 amOpera In An Hour: Family Movie Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. workshops are $10.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2017 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF   FREE
12:00 pm8th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt | Golden Gate Park   $10*
*Free to watch from the side (it's in the park), but $10 (early bird tickets) to enter with your doggie. Otherwise its $15.
12:00 pmEaster Bunny Treasure Hunt | Alamo   FREE
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmPuppy & Kitten Shower: Donate To Help Animal Shelters | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Free to visit, but donations are highly suggested. You can donate by choosing a gift, for their little ones, at their online registry.
12:00 pmTreasure Hunt For Golden Eggs at the Plaza | Alamo   FREE
12:00 pmSnuggle Bunnies & Baby Chicks: Your Easter Favorites | San Mateo   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmCircus Day with Circus Bella | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
1:30 pmTrekking The Model: Explore & Learn | Sausalito   FREE
3:00 pmAlé Katz Boutique Grand Opening: Treats & Drinks | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pm“Where is My Daddy” Book Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books & Music   FREE