Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute more...

6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark  FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis
8:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

12:00 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.
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
8:00 pm“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF  FREE
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin  FREE


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Thursday, April 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every second Thursday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a more...

7:00 pmCup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF  FREE

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday, April 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 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 Grid is more...

6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining more...

10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.   $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
12:00 pmHistory for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
1:00 pm50% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Saturday | Fort Mason   50% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSAT for $42 tickets to Saturday (normally $83)
8:00 pmFree Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF   FREE
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 12, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining more...

10:00 amFree Yoga: Mellow Sunday Morning Vinyasa | SF   FREE*
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to reserve your spot.
10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pmKandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park   FREE*
*$5 donation requested, but not required.
12:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation to helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
1:00 pm53% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Sunday | Fort Mason   53% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSUN for $39.50 tickets to Sunday (normally $83)
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, April 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at more...

7:00 pmFree Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale   FREE*
*No cover, but a tip jar donation is welcome.
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBasement Comedy Night: “The People Under The Stairs” | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to underthestairscomedy@gmail.com, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

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 55 more...

All DayFree Cone Day 2015 | Ben & Jerry’s   FREE
6:00 pmArt Talk: The New Geography of the Contemporary Art Market | Tenderloin   FREE
6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark   FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis. They probably expect you to buy a drink or two.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots more...

7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond  FREE
8:00 pmFree “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, more...

4:00 pmYBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa   FREE
6:00 pmFrench Meet-Up, Snacks & Happy Hour | SF   FREE*
*Admission is free, but $10 gets you one drink and tasty appetizers.
8:00 pmFull-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro   $5*
*Entrance is a suggested donation of $5. A portion of proceeds go to Margaret Cho's #BeRobin project to help San Francisco's homeless.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

Tenderloin Institute of Art (April 17 – 18) SFAQ [Project] Space patrons will be offered the chance to attend the MFA program and receive a degree from the Tenderloin Institute of Art more...

5:00 pm“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview  FREE
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF  FREE

Saturday, April 18, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining more...

10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
All DayJustin Timberlake Flash Mob | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch the flashmob. Dance classes are $6 each.
6:00 pm“Tenderloin Institute of Art” 2-Day MFA Program | SF   FREE
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 19, 2015

KUSF's Rock'n'Swap Record Fair | USF
Sunday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$3 admission; USF students get in for free
| McLaren Hall at USF

KUSF’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 rarities including more...

All Day2015 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, April 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural more...

7:00 pmThe Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF   $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door; otherwise, it's $10
8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's
Tuesday, April 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest more...

6:00 pmNetworked Creativity: Tech & Art Discussion | Tenderloin   FREE
6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark   FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis. They probably expect you to buy a drink or two.
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
7:30 pmAfrican Trivia Night & 2-for-1 Drinks | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Interpol: NYC Post-Punk Rockers | The Warfield   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets
10:00 pmBig Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF   FREE*
*Free, but you must have big hair or wear a wig.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fantasy Art Market League at SFAQ [Project] Space | Tenderloin
Thursday, April 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

League of F.A.M.E. Season Two (April 23 – May 23) The competition is back with League of F.A.M.E season two. This installment of L.O.F. is sure to take Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasm more...

6:00 pmQuick Draw SF: One Year Anniversary Party | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.

Friday, April 24, 2015

5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass  FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.  FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF  $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake

Come see the Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in more...

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and more...

11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 27, 2015

7:30 pmMonday Nonsense Comedy Night | SF  FREE

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fast Forward: Video Art Conservation Talk | Tenderloin
Tuesday, April 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

Fast Forward: Video Art Conservation from the Studio to Institutions (April 28) “Fast Forward” is moderated by Chris Sollars, with Doug Hall and additional panelists to be announced. “Fast Forward” addresses methods more...

6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark   FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis. They probably expect you to buy a drink or two.
8:00 pmWhere Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight   FREE

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15

Friday, May 1, 2015

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the more...

9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake

Come see the Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in more...

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | SF  FREE*
*Free for spectators, but parking in the nearby lot is $3. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.