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Tuesday, April 25

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Today, it ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

The line up for tonight’s show:

Katrina Davis
Jake Elliot
Kevin Renner
Brady
And headliner, DJ Real

“Astronomy on Tap” The Search For Sister Earth | DNA Lounge
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge

Spring has sprung, and Astronomy on Tap has returned for another night full of all things space. Astronomy on Tap Bay Area has taken up permanent residence in San Francisco, so they’re changing their name to AoTSF.
Franck Marchis of the SETI institute will discuss whether the …

Thursday, April 27

“Pizza Party” Cheesy Art Spring Group Show | SF
Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 1AM Gallery

First Amendment Gallery is pleased to present a spring group show, in homage to the holy trinity of cheese, bread, and tomatoes. Join them for a Pizza Party on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 7-10PM.
This playful and celebratory group exhibition features work from artists both new …

Friday, April 28

“SoMapagmahal” Photography Exhibit | SF
Friday, April 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Bessie Carmichael Filipino Education Center

SoMapagmahal presents two one-day exhibitions in April and May of photography from middle school students of the Galing Bata Afterschool Program at Bessie Carmichael Filipino Education Center.
SoMapagmahal is a play on the acronym “SoMa” (South of Market district of San Francisco) and “mapagmahal” (a Tagalog-Filipino …

Saturday, April 29

Win Tix: All-Girl Tribute to Led Zepplin: “Zepparella” | Slim’s
Saturday, April 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's

Founded by drummer Clementine, Zepparella is a spiritual successor to legendary group Led Zeppelin. But they do more than just cover the Zep’s timeless songs. They cast a web of musical magic through their improvised sound. Using Led Zeppelin’s songs has a launching point, they …

Sunday, April 30

Free Play Arcade Game & Pinball: All-Day Sundays at Coin-Op | SoMa
Sunday, April 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Free Play Arcade Game & Pinball: All-Day Sundays at Coin-Op | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

Tuesday, May 2

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, May 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, May 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...

“Space Themed Escape Room” Sneak Peek | SF
Tuesday, May 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 2 pm, but an RSVP is required. $3 after 2 pm.
| California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)

Radical escape room artist David Sun has released a special sneak preview of his newest escape room “Space Trap”. This  extraterrestrial experience takes place in a space station at California College of the Arts.
Free before 2 pm, but an RSVP is required.

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, May 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF

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 or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Wednesday, May 3

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
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 hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...

Thursday, May 4

“Shifting Movements” Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center

Shifting Movements is a multimedia exhibition featuring over 40 artists primarily from Asian American, Black, and Latinx communities, illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary social activist Yuri Kochiyama. The artworks highlight the values and themes which guided her, and the incredibly diverse people, struggles, and …

Win Tix: Britney Spears “Oops I Did it Again” Dance Class | LEVYstudio
Thursday, May 4 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$125 covers the 7 week dance class and performance night.
| LEVYstudio

Let’s flashback to the year 2000 and learn all the steps to this three time nominated MTV Award winner. We’ll learn the choreography from the red spandex bodysuit music video and her live performances. When we’re done, we’ll all dress up like Britney Spears and …

Friday, May 5

Funny Fest Friday Night Fights Comedy Show | SF
Friday, May 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Funny Fest Friday Night Fights Comedy Show | SF

Have a laugh every first Friday of each month, beginning April 7th through July 7th at Brainwash with the Funny Fest Night Fights. Funny Fest Friday Night Fights Comedy Show Every 1st Friday | 6:30 to 8:30 pm Brainwash Cafe, 1122 Folsom Street, SF FREE

Sunday, May 7

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

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 and children’s programs. 2017 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival May – October, 2017 Yerba ...

2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa

For the 18th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all of the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for. All ages are welcome.
2017 How Weird Street Faire
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | Noon to …

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, May 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Pianist Arturo O’Farrill is part of a legendary Latin jazz dynasty. His father was the pioneering Cuban composer/arranger and bandleader Chico O’Farrill and his son is the rising trumpet star Adam O’Farrill.
As the driving force behind the Grammy Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Arturo has …

Monday, May 8

Witches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF
Monday, May 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
| Black Hammer Brewing
Witches' Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF

Witches’ Brew is a monthly comedy show featuring the best witchy comics in the Bay and beyond. 7:30 pm Doors/ 8 pm Show Hosted by Aviva Siegel & Allison Mick.

Tuesday, May 9

Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks & Modern Jazz Ukelele | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tuesday, May 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks & Modern Jazz Ukelele | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation. Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet from Write Bloody Press. Jason performs regularly around the …

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, May 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Today, it ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, May 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Friday, May 12

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, May 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

Saturday, May 13

Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble: Traditional Songs In The Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, May 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble: Traditional Songs In The Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

The women in Kitka are fearless sonic explorers, and you can hear their intrepid spirit in every haunting song. Over nearly four decades the eight-women Oakland ensemble has developed a vast, breathtaking repertoire of traditional songs from the Balkans, Caucasus and Slavic lands, as well …