Saturday, May 6, 2017

2017 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party with live music, cultural performances, and more. 13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday, May 6, 2017 more...

All DayFree Comic Book Day 2017   FREE
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:30 amTony Florian Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 am2017 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown   FREE
All Day2017 Comic Book Day & Family Fun | Mission Dist.   FREE
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayObscura Day 2017: Discover Hidden Local Gems | SF Bay Area   FREE*
*Each event cost differs but prices range from FREE to $45. An RSVP may be required.
12:00 pm“The Monument Quilt: Stories On Red Fabric” Display | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSFSU Gospel Choir Spring Concert 2017 | SF   FREE*
*Free for SFSU students with ID, $10 general admission
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 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 pmFinal Night: Alandra 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.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Kick-Off | SF
Sunday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Between May and October in 2017, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents over 75 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens. Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational more...

All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 amFree First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
All DaySpring 2017 “Urban Air Market” Block Party: 130 Designers & Quality Products | Hayes Valley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated and receive a free canvas tote, while supplies last.
11:00 amCinco de Mayo Dance & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   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.
All Day2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa   FREE*
*Technically free, but a requested donation of $15/adv or $20/door gets you a Magic Sticker which gets you tons of freebies and discounts all over the fair.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pm2017 World Laughter Day: Free Laughter Yoga | Embarcadero   FREE
1:00 pmArturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
8:00 pm“Bad Asians” Candid Storytelling Night | SF   FREE*
*Free when you mention Funcheap at the door. Otherwise, $5 early-bird and $10 day-of tickets are required.


Monday, May 8, 2017

SFMade Week 2017: Pop-Up Shops, Factory Tours & Workshops | Opening Day
Monday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours are either free with RSVP or $5.
| All Over San Francisco

SFMade Week 2017 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. The week features various events at local factories and retailers, including factory tours, demos, shopping and more...

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmPerfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF   FREE
7:30 pmWitches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
7:30 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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...

12:30 pmLine Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks & Modern Jazz Ukelele | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
1:00 pmFree Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF   FREE
4:00 pmFree Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2017   FREE*
*Free while supplies last. Buying customers get priority in line.
6:00 pmNopalito Happy Hour: Free Margaritas & Sangrias | SF   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmEvening of Poetry Reading | Green Apple Books & Music   FREE
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, May 10, 2017

Free Mural Workshop with a Tenderloin Legend | SF
Wednesday, May 10 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glide

Amos Gregory from Vets Alley GLIDE and Veterans Alley are joining forces to bring community expressive art to the Tenderloin. For five weeks beginning in late April, esteemed neighborhood muralist and Veterans Alley more...

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 pm“Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World” Book Release Celebration | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pmHealth of the Bayshore: Shaping San Francisco Lecture | Mission Dist.   FREE

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bike to Work Day 2017 | SF
Thursday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

It’s the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day so grab your bike and join tens of thousands of people pedaling to the office on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition more...

6:00 pmBrain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Wild Salmon & Sewn Scenarios | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm“Angels & Demons” Art Show Premiere | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Writers Who Love Too Much” Book Release Celebration | City Lights   FREE

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Special Shopping Treat | Pier 39
Friday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

In honor of Mother’s Day, moms can eat, play and shop for free* at participating PIER 39 businesses on Friday, May 12. *Restrictions apply. See discount list for more details.

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 | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
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.
8:30 pmFort Nights “Magic”: Free Film & Light Art Festival | Final Day   FREE
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival will once again be held in Union Square. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese more...

10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   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.
10:30 amFree “Devil’s Gulch Ranch” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 amFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmGarden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF   FREE
All DaySip & Shop: Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Boutique Bazaar | SF   FREE*
*Free Event admission. Workshops require purchased tickets on Eventbright.
1:00 pmWin Tix: Kartwheel: Mario Kart-Inspired Race | Golden Gate Park   WIN*
*$39 use FUNCHEAPSF code for 10% off (normally $45) Please note tickets are sold in pairs.
1:00 pm“New Growth 2017” Annual Youth Art Exhibition | SF   FREE
1:00 pmKitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble: Traditional Songs In The Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
All DaySpring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*FREE with proof of San Francisco residency. The garden is free daily 7:30-9 am and all day on second Tuesdays of the month. Admission for non-residents is $8 general, $6 youth 12-17 and seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE. Families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $17.
6:00 pmSF Gay Men’s Chorus’ Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis   FREE
6:30 pmFlying Trapeze Open House | SF   $5
7:00 pmPresidio Stargazing Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested but not required.
8:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2017 | SF
Sunday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium

The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2017 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers). Schedule 1:00 p.m. Mariachi Mexicanismo 2:00–4:00 p.m. Making Flores de papel 4:00 p.m. Cuicacall

All DaySFMade Week 2017: Pop-Up Shops, Factory Tours & Workshops | Final Day   FREE*
*Tours are either free with RSVP or $5.
All DayMission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party: 1960’s Takeover | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All DaySip & Shop: Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Boutique Bazaar | SF   FREE*
*Free Event admission. Workshops require purchased tickets on Eventbright.
4:00 pmMother’s Day Family Yoga | The Presidio   FREE

Monday, May 15, 2017

6:30 pm“Hello, My Name is Ice Cream” Book Launch | Omnivore Books  FREE
7:30 pm“Salt Houses” Book Talk & Signing | SF  FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
7:30 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Everything, Everything” | AMC Van Ness  FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF  FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar  FREE

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s  FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
6:30 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF  FREE
6:30 pm“Grocery: The Buying & Selling of Food in America” Book Launch | Omnivore Books  FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio  FREE
7:30 pmGranta’s “Best of Young American Novelists” Panel Night | SF  FREE*
*RSVP appreciated, but not required.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.