Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Dogpatch
Wednesday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| All Over San Francisco

The San Francisco Brewers Guild , an organization made up of 26 breweries in the area, has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a more...

7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop  $8
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond  FREE
8:00 pmFree “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF   FREE
8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland   FREE*
*Suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away.
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cypress String Quartet:
Thursday, May 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Praised by The New York Times for “tender, deeply expressive” interpretations, San Francisco’s Cypress String Quartet has played on thousands of stages around the world and recorded more than a dozen more...

12:30 pmGrown-Up Lego Day | Mountain View  FREE
4:00 pmYBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa   FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmGame Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF   FREE*
*No cost to get in the door or play games. Food and Drinks will need to be purchased.
6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pmOrquesta La Moderna Tradición’s Latin Music | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Friday, May 20, 2016

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, May 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city more...

All DayFree Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek  FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF  FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to or phone at 510-230-8270.
8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland  $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
9:00 pmThat ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Wingding Family Fest: A Celebration of Spring & All Things Winged | Los Altos
Saturday, May 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

Come explore, learn, discover, and share the wonder of nature with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. Join in for a day of fun in more...

All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio  FREE
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:30 amMakerSpace: 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines | South SF   FREE
10:30 am“Island City Waterways” Arts Festival | Alameda   FREE*
*Free, but tours will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
All Day2016 Oakland Veg Fest | Lake Merritt   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amFree DIY Workshop: Felted Soap | East Bay   FREE*
*Workshops are free and open to ages 12 and up, but an RSVP is required; register online at , call 510-881-7975, or email
1:00 pm“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pmAn Irish Take On The Legends Of The Celtic Harp | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
8:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available more...

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland  FREE
3:00 pm“Extraordinary Rendition” Author Discussion | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pmSalsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "attractivecamp". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
8:00 pmWheel of Karaoke West: Standup Showcase & Karaoke Contest | SF   FREE

Monday, May 23, 2016

6:30 pmUkulele Song Workshop & Jam | Mountain View  FREE*
*Registration appreciated but not required.
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF  FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

6:00 pm“Healthy Food-Healthy You” Nutrition Workshop & $5 Farmers Market Bucks | South SF  FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF  FREE
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmWhere Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight  FREE

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

7:30 pm“Sh*t Talk” 2-for-1 Comedy Night | SF  FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin  FREE

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Breakneck Rhythms & Dense Harmonies of Balkan Brass Party | SF
Thursday, May 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Devoted to the swirling breakneck rhythms, dense harmonies and ecstatic sound of Balkan brass music, Inspector Gadje unites a community of musicians who have engaged deeply with the Roma people of more...

4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmBurning Mensch for Lag B’Omer: Archery, Fire Festival & Live Music | Palo Alto   FREE
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmFrameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area   FREE
8:00 pmPlanet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations of $10 are greatly appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Oakland A's v. Tigers | $5 Game Night
Friday, May 27 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Reserved sections, but more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos  FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass  FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF  FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF  $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.  FREE

Saturday, May 28, 2016

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street

The 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 28-29, 2016 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. The 2016 theme is ¡Viva La Madre Tierra!, which is Spanish for more...

1:00 pmEnsemble Mik Nawooj: A Dynamic 10-piece Hip-Hop Orchestra | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016
Sunday, May 29 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant

On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission more...

All DaySan Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Sunday | Mission   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
All DayTreasure Island Flea   $3
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
3:00 pmSalsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville   FREE

Monday, May 30, 2016

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

$1.31 Ice Cream Scoop Day | Baskin Robbins

Make every 31st the sweetest day of the month as Baskin Robbins celebrate their favorite number with scoops for $1.31 and two-scoop sundaes for $3.31. Stop by Baskin-Robbins on the 31st of January, March, more...

All DayFinal Day: 2016 Humor Exhibit “Animal House” | SF Library   FREE
6:00 pm“Healthy Food-Healthy You” Nutrition Workshop & $5 Farmers Market Bucks | South SF   FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 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...

All DayBay 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*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email Space is limited. Reservations are limited to four people per party.
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
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF   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, June 2, 2016

Locura & Their Caribbean Music  | SF
Thursday, June 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Mixing flamenco with an exuberant array of Caribbean styles via deliriously joyful rhythms, LoCura sprang directly out of San Francisco’s fertile music scene. Embodying the best of globalization, where people, ideas and more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.