Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 19th & Mission St

Side by side with the Cesar Chavez Parade will be a contingent of some of SF’s most awesome lowriders rolling and marching through the Mission streets with banners and congas on more...

11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:45 amSan Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House   FREE
12:00 pmDancing in the Park 2017: Outdoor Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmMelissa Clark Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day2017 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol   $10*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets (valid for first 100 people) otherwise it's $15 adv / $20 door.
1:00 pm2017 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmYelp’s Fillmore Food & Drink Crawl | SF   $10*
*$10 to support the SFSPCA. An RSVP is required.
1:00 pmWin Tix: “R.O.C.K. the Brew” Homebrew Tasting Party | Public Works   WIN*
*$30 Adv / $40 Door (Includes unlimited tastings) - 21+
2:00 pm2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Night & Free Audiobooks | Civic Center   FREE
2:00 pmOur Story: Women’s Activism Through Art | SF   FREE
2:00 pmSF Art Hunt: Mural & Street Art Scavenger Hunt | The Mission   FREE*
*Donations accepted
2:00 pm2017 Southside Festival: Music & Arts | Bayview   FREE
2:30 pmDances For Camera: Film Festival Shorts | SF Main Library   FREE
3:00 pmWonders of Science: Demos On Interaction Of Molecules & Fluid Mechanisms | SF   $7*
*$7 in advance, $10 at the door.
3:00 pm“Dinner: Changing the Game” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmIndian Rhythm & Hand Drumming Workshop | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
7:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:00 pmAlandra Hileman’s High-Fantasy Play “Spell Eternity” | Mojo Theatre   FREE*
*Pay-what-you-want tickets, suggested donation of $20 but nobody turned away for lack of funds.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
9:00 pmWin Tix: Miracle Legion: Alt Rock / Jangle Pop | The Chapel   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: All-Girl Tribute to Led Zepplin: “Zepparella” | Slim’s   WIN
9:45 pmWin Tix: Comedian Chris Kattan (SNL/ABC) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | Final Day
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | David Yu The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes more...

10:00 am2017 Glen Park Festival: Live Music, Art & Market | SF   FREE
All DayTreasure Island Flea   $3
All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 am“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin   FREE
11:00 amLa Placita Grand Opening Block Party: Live Music, Performances & Food | SF   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pmFitchella: Fun, Fitness, Food & Music | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pmBlossom Festival: International Dance Party | SF   FREE
1:00 pm2017 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
1:00 pm2017 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol   $10*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets (valid for first 100 people) otherwise it's $15 adv / $20 door.
2:00 pm“Mavra” & “Dido & Aeneas” Fully-Staged Opera | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Vegan for Everybody” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
4:00 pmFree Play Arcade Game & Pinball: All-Day Sundays at Coin-Op | SoMa   FREE
6:30 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
7:30 pmWin Tix: Bay Area’s “All Star” Comedy Show | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN


Monday, May 1, 2017

Stern Grove 2017 Schedule Announced | May 1st
Monday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove

The Stern Grove Festival has been throwing free concerts in the park every summer since 1938. If you don’t mind arriving early to spread out your blanket to stake your spot, it’s more...

6:30 pm“Samarkand: Recipes from Central Asia” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
8:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is more...

9:30 amde Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pm“Space Themed Escape Room” Sneak Peek | SF   FREE*
*Free before 2 pm, but an RSVP is required. $3 after 2 pm.
6:30 pm“My Mother’s Kitchen” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmAlandra Hileman’s High-Fantasy Play “Spell Eternity” | Mojo Theatre   FREE*
*Pay-what-you-want tickets, suggested donation of $20 but nobody turned away for lack of funds.
7:30 pmEvening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSeavilization: Book Discussion On Sustainable Sea Energy | SF   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is appreciated but not required.
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 3 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a more...

9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   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 presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Space is limited. Reservations are limited to four people per party.
4:00 pmFree Mural Workshop with a Tenderloin Legend | SF   FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:00 pm“Tiny Bubbles” & Spring 2017 Art Opening | SF Arts Commission   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pmStartup From The Bottom: An Online Following From Scratch | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Last Things” Book Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books & Music   FREE
7:00 pm“Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy” Book Release Celebration | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Labor Movement & Class War in San Francisco   FREE
7:30 pmPaul Madonna “On to the Next Dream” Book Party | Booksmith   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
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Arthur Menzies Garden of California Native Plants Guided Tour | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with valid IDs, and SF Botanical Garden members. Otherwise it's $8.
| San Francisco County Fair Building

Every couple of years members of the SF Botanical Garden try to arrange for one of their programs to be an after-hours stroll and picnic in San Francisco Botanical Garden’s award-winning Arthur more...

5:30 pm“Love Your Parks Day” Celebration | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmHow-To: Maker NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
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 pmExploratorium After Dark: May the Fourth Be with You | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmFree Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | USF   FREE*
*Donations encouraged
6:00 pmRestoring Treasures Of The Silent Screen | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmStar Wars “May The Fourth Be With You” Movies & Music | SF   $4*
*$4 early droid tickets available online
6:00 pm“Shifting Movements” Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Family, Genus, Species” Book Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books & Music   FREE
8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:30 pmWin Tix: Britney Spears “Oops I Did it Again” Dance Class | LEVYstudio   WIN*
*$125 covers the 7 week dance class and performance night.
9:00 pmComedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE

Friday, May 5, 2017

Rotunda Dance Series: Ruth Asawa | SF City Hall
Friday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

Come and watch a dazzling performance from the students of San Francisco School of the Arts World Music and Dance Programs. Rotunda Dance Series: Ruth Asawa Friday, May 5, 2017 | 12 pm San more...

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 pm2017 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.   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.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“The Peep Show” Artists Reception | SF   FREE
6:30 pmFunny Fest Friday Night Fights Comedy Show | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“We Wove a Net” Documentary Screening | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE