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May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley
Sunday, May 1 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley
As is traditional, the Berkeley Morris Dancers will begin their regular season by dancing the sun up at Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. They will gather at 5 am and begin dancing around 5:30 am at Inspiration Point. Sunrise happens at 6:13 am, and they will dance ...
SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2016
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| All Over San Francisco
SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2016

San Francisco City Guides offers dozens of free guided walking tours, all over the city, throughout the year. But things get special during the months of May and October each year, when the San Francisco weather is particularly pleasant, City Guides add a slate of ...

Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Highlights for Sunday, May 1, 2016 A Taste of Odissi Indian Classical Dance – 1 pm Cubberley Community Center, Studio L6, Palo Alto Tango Revolution: an evening of Argentine Tango music and social dance – 6 pm Café Mediterraneum, Berkeley Kathy Mata Ballet presents BADW 2016 Celebration – 3:30 pm Alonzo King LINES Dance ...
Inner Richmond Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| Geary & 3rd
Inner Richmond Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake ...
A La Carte & Art Festival 2016 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2016 | Mountain View

Enjoy a sun-splashed weekend strolling through artist booths, listening to live music and gawking at a classic car show at Mountain View’s 2016 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 20th anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. Check ...

2016 Cinco de Mayo San Francisco Lowrider Car Show | Mission Dist.
2016 Cinco de Mayo San Francisco Lowrider Car Show | Mission Dist.
See 100+ of SF’s classic lowrider cars from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, along with lowrider bicycles and motorcycles when the San Francisco Lowrider Council presents the annual Cinco de Mayo “Give Something Back” Lowrider Show. 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo San Francisco Lowrider Car Show Sunday, ...
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, May 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, May 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Saratoga Art Show: 150+ Artists, Live Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Valley College
Saratoga Art Show: 150+ Artists, Live Music & Food Trucks | South Bay

Over 150 artists will be showcasing their work on April 30 and May 1, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm as part of the annual Saratoga Rotary Art Show. Juried artists are participating in many categories including original sculpture, jewelry, fiber art, ceramics, glass, wood, ...

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
| All Over Sonoma County
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma

Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what’s flowering. Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice. Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal ...

2016 Moving Day: Yoga, Tai Chi & Parkinson’s Awareness Talks | SF
2016 Moving Day: Yoga, Tai Chi & Parkinson's Awareness Talks | SF
San Francisco’s First Annual Moving Day is organized by the National Parkinson’s Foundation and showcases the vibrant community of Bay Area patients, caregivers, family members, and friends coming together for a day of fitness activities, information and kids’ fun in Justin Herman Plaza on Sunday, May 1, ...
Spring 2016 “Urban Air Market” Block Party: 130 Designers & Quality Products | Hayes Valley
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Patricia's Green
Spring 2016
Urban Air Market is a curated fashion festival held twice a year in Hayes Valley, typically featuring independent designers of men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and home décor. 2016 Urban Air Market | Spring 2016 Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Patricia’s Green, Octavia ...
Cinco de Mayo Dance & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Capp
Cinco de Mayo Dance & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances is a tour, guided by a Precita Eyes docent, of the historic murals along the 24th Street corridor brought to life through performances by local choreographers and dance companies on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Mural Tours begin in the parking ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Bayview & Dogpatch
Sunday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bayview
Sunday Streets comes to the Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods with open car-free streets featuring awesome happenings like Mobile Rec & Park’s climbing wall, skate ramps and free skateboard and BMX bike rentals, a grape crush by Gratta wines, live music, free exercise classes, a senior’s shuttle ...
Free Tickets to New Living Expo 2016 | San Mateo
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free General Admission Tickets. RSVP on Eventbrite reqruied
| San Mateo Event Center
Free Tickets to New Living Expo 2016 | San Mateo
It’s 2016, everyone. If you haven’t gotten on the healthy bandwagon, we’re just gonna leave you behind. Now is the time to start living right, clean up your act, and get into that whole, “holistic” thing. Thank the goddess for the New Living Expo. > RSVP for ...
Renegade Craft Fair: Sunday | Fort Mason Center
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Renegade Craft Fair: Sunday | Fort Mason Center

Come out for a weekend of fresh, modern design from modern makers featuring exciting special features and installations, inspiring hands-on workshops, yummy food and drinks, and more as the Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion. Renegade Craft Fair: San Francisco ...

San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House
Sunday, May 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House
Want to see the artists of SF Ballet up close and in action? Go behind the scenes with SF Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America. Observe the dancers of SF Ballet in action in a Company class, led by one of the Company’s Ballet Masters, ...
2016 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2016 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
For the 17th 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 under the 2016 “The Cosmic Stew” theme. All ages are welcome. Boogie down to ten dance ...
2016 Art-Centric Discovery Festival | NoPa
Sunday, May 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for games and food.
| New Traditions Elementary School
2016 Art-Centric Discovery Festival | NoPa
Come out for a day of fun, and support a small local public school at the same time from 12 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016. New Traditions Creative Arts Elementary – in the heart of NoPa – is hosting their annual community event to ...
A Walk Through Lake Merritt: Exploring History & Ecology | Oakland
Sunday, May 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Pergola
A Walk Through Lake Merritt: Exploring History & Ecology | Oakland
Dive into Lake Merritt’s past with this easy walk near the water’s edge. They’ll talk about the past and present ecology of the area, and how Lake Merritt has changed over the years.
2016 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
| Fort Mason Center
2016 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason

Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this spring to celebrate its sixth edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2015, the 2016 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present ...

2016 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Magic Meadow
2016 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park
Join the witches of Reclaiming for the annual springtime Beltane Ritual – a pagan ritual reflecting the passing season at 1 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016. May Day, or Beltane, celebrates the time when the green of the Earth meets the red and black of workers’ rights ...
2016 World Laughter Day: Free Laughter Yoga | Embarcadero
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sue Bierman Park
2016 World Laughter Day: Free Laughter Yoga | Embarcadero
The first Sunday of May is World Laughter Day. Join Laughter Yoga for an easy combination of laughter, yogic breathing, and movement at Sue Birman Park kitty corner from the Ferry Building on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Join thousands of laughter lovers in over 70 countries who ...
Symphony in the Park: Polish Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Symphony in the Park: Polish Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
The Golden Gate Park band will be celebrating with Polish music, singing and dancing on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Why Polish? Well, May 5 might be Cinco de Mayo, but May 3 is Polish Constitution Day.
26th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
26th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
Discovery Day is the Romberg Tiburon Center‘s annual open house, when they invite the public to visit the marine lab on the Bay and see marine science in action and it takes place from 1-5 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Explore a ...
2016 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Opening Concert | Live Afro-Cuban Rumba
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
2016 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Opening Concert | Live Afro-Cuban Rumba
Cuban conguero Pedrito Martinez created a sensation in 2008 with his New York quartet, a joyously virtuosic ensemble rooted in the Afro-Cuban rumba tradition and the sacred batá rhythms and Yoruba chants of santería. Featuring Cuban pianist/trumpeter Edgar Pantoja-Aleman, Venezuelan electric bassist Alvaro Benavides, and Peruvian-born, ...
Urban Hike Day: Canyons, Secret Slides & a Pub | SF
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glen Park BART
Urban Hike Day: Canyons, Secret Slides & a Pub | SF
Meet at the entrance of the Glen Park BART station. This is an A-B so you are not ending where you start. Think about that in terms of public transit. Recommended Clothing: Well it is San Francisco – wear layers. Recommended Food: None. Maybe small snack. Cancellation Condition: ...
SF’s Spanish Castles & Storybook Cottages | City Guide Walking Tour
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 141 Junipero Serra Blvd.
SF's Spanish Castles & Storybook Cottages | City Guide Walking Tour
Discover the unique atmosphere and whimsical architecture of the City Beautiful movement-inspired neighborhoods built west of Twin Peaks. See Art Deco landmarks, storybook cottages, and Spanish castles as we explore the Balboa Terrace, St. Francis Wood, and Lakeside neighborhoods. Meet at the staircase next to 141 ...
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Revolutionaries” | Oakland
Sunday, May 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seating is first-come first-served. SFCO members receive priority entrance & priority seating.
| ValleyCenter for Performing Arts
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert
“Don’t miss the spectacular Amy X Neuburg. She’s the best thing to come out of Oakland since Jack London.” -composer, John Adams Igor Stravinsky: Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra Amy X Neuburg: Hunger Strike (2016) [World Premiere] L. V. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. ...
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville
Sunday, May 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville

Bay Street turns up the heat with Salsa Sundays, an all-new music series featuring a live salsa band and plenty of room to dance every Sunday from 3-5 pm in May 2016. Everyone is invited to spice up their evenings enjoying festive salsa music and ...

Lyrical Opposition: Conscious Hip-Hop & Poetry Night | SF
Sunday, May 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| CityLife
Lyrical Opposition: Conscious Hip-Hop & Poetry Night | SF
Lyrical Opposition, an inclusive night of positive vibes and a presentation of socially-conscious hip-hop and poetry for the community. There will be a showcasing of mission driven artists focused on progression and social change, as well as providing a platform for curated spoken word poetry performances, ...

Every Sunday

“Heart of the City” Sunday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | United Nations Plaza (about Civic Center BART)

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, …

Sunday Yoga by Spreckles Lake | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based Yoga, pay whatever you can - Rain may cancel
| Dolores Park
Sunday Yoga by Spreckles Lake | Golden Gate Park

Enjoy yoga on Sundays at Spreckles Lake in Golden Gate Park at 10 am, provided by the teachers of the Purusha Yoga community.
Come and play outdoors in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting and melting into the ground. Join up for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| Golden Gate Park
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over.
Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor …

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you …

Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Meet at 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights

See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides.
On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll learn about Victorian lifestyles and San Francisco’s illustrious history. You’ll see some steep streets and …

Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender’s Bar & Grill
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your drinks.
Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender's Bar & Grill

Since Sundays are the only day of the week that their kitchen’s closed, consider this Bender’s gift to you. Every Sunday from 2-7 pm, they’ll treat the public to a free BBQ with burgers, veggie options, or whatever else the bar’s in the mood for …

Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights

Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon.
Jamming happens from 4-7 pm every Sunday at 453 Corland Avenue.
Yodelai-hee-hoooooo…
Photo credit: Bernalwood

The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley

The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a weekly all-ages matinee concert series from 4-7 pm every Sunday.
The show is free, but donations are welcome. The pub opens at 2 pm. There is a large selection of beers and full kitchen with satisfying pub staples like …

Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Sunday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club from 5 pm to 8 pm and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Bring your friends …

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