Friday, April 6, 2018

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 7, 2018

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting more...

9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
11:00 am10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
All DayUSF Human Rights Film Festival: Final Day | SF   FREE
All Day“Dubz Against the World” Warriors & NBA Art Show | SF   $10*
*$10 in advance and $15 at the door.
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
5:30 pm“The Retrieval” Human Trafficking Art Show: Closing Performance | SF Arts Commission   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmCraft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland   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
8:00 pmPunchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5


Sunday, April 8, 2018

KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

Credit | KUSFKUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find more...

10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View   FREE
All DayFinal Day: “Dubz Against the World” Warriors & NBA Art Show | SF   $10*
*$10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Monday, April 9, 2018

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE
7:00 pmPerfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF  FREE

Tuesday, April 10, 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...

6:00 pmRock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach   FREE
7:30 pm“Look Big” Book Release | 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.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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.
7:00 pmWhere Is My Mind: A Monthly Music Trivia Night | SF  FREE

Thursday, April 12, 2018

7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula  FREE
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pmFree Drinks & Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pm“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” 2-for-1 Drinks & Drag Show | Midnight Sun  FREE

Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Holi Festival: The Bay's Biggest Free Color Fight | East Bay
Friday, April 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bishop Ranch

The colorful, ancient spring festival of Holi will once again be celebrated at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, so get ready to get messy and have a lot of fun at more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda   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
6:30 pmZoovie Night: “The LEGO Batman Movie” | Oakland Zoo   $7*
*Pre-registration is required. $7 per person. $6 per person for groups of 4 or more.
6:30 pmSan José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   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.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Free Second Saturdays Admission: A Day with Nature | Redwood State Parks
Saturday, April 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering free day-use admission to more than 40 redwood state parks on more...

9:00 amTrail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | 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.
All Day2018 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown   FREE
All DayMission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz Quartet Concert | Oakland   FREE
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Historic 1920s-1950s Italian Race Car Show
Sunday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)

The 28th annual California Mille will bring 70 historic cars from all over the world to San Francisco to salute Italy’s most famous open road race, the Mille Miglia. See the more...

All Day2018 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown   FREE
11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   FREE
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
5:00 pm2018 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Final Day   FREE

Monday, April 16, 2018

8:00 pmHaight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar  FREE

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Oakland A's: Free Tickets to 50th Anniversary Game | 2018
Tuesday, April 17 – 7:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*First come first served tickets available on January 10, 2018 at 8am
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Athletics The Athletics played their first game in Oakland on April 17, 1968. Exactly 50 years later, the A’s celebrate with free tickets for their game against the Chicago White Sox on more...

6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach  FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio  FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

12:30 pmLego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View  FREE
5:30 pmFood First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley  FREE
6:30 pm“A Grandfather’s Lessons” Book Launch | Omnivore Books  FREE
7:00 pmJazz Search West 2018: Semi-Finals | Berkeley  $16*
*$16 advance, $18 at the door.
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop  $8
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF  $5*
*$5
9:30 pmReal Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with RSVP for Funcheapers; otherwise admission is $10 online or $15 at the door.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa  FREE
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.
7:00 pmStorySlam’s Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland  $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20 – 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 in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the more...

7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Free National Parks Day for

NPS Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance more...

10:00 am9th International Children’s Festival | San Jose   FREE
10:30 amSF History Day: The 49 Mile Scenic Drive | Treasure Island   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
All DaySan Francisco Earth Day 2018 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center   FREE
All Day2018 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown   FREE
11:00 amArt Trax: Free Saturday Monthly Art Walk | Pittsburg   FREE
11:00 amArt Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pm“At My Table” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
9:00 pmSound of Cocktails: Reliving Iconic Moments in Time & Pop Culture | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: SF’s Newest Concert Venue “August Hall” | Prize Pack   WIN
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 22, 2018

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

David Yu via Flickr 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 more...

7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
11:59 pmLyrids Meteor Shower | 2018   FREE

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach  FREE
8:00 pmJazz Search West 2018: Grand Finale | Oakland  $20
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night | SF  FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Shaping SF Lecture: Time for Universal Basic Income | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Touted by the tech industry as a way to preserve livelihoods in a time of automation replacing workers, Universal Basic Income (UBI) is not a new concept. As a poverty alleviation more...