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This Weekend: Apr 19 - Apr 20, 2014

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Saturday, April 19

Watch Amazing & Massive Sand Art Creation | Ocean Beach
Saturday, April 19 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
Watch Amazing & Massive Sand Art Creation | Ocean Beach

Andres Amador is an earthscape artist from San Francisco who is well known for creating massive sand drawings on the beach using only a rake and some volunteers. His next project is at Ocean Beach from 7:30-9:30 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Saturday’s event is …

Earth Day 2014: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Compost | Emeryville
Saturday, April 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Shorebird Park
Earth Day 2014: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Compost | Emeryville

In honor of Earth Day, join the Emeryville Community Services Department and help give back to the community by participating in Earth Day in Action on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
In 2014, the Emeryville Community Services Department has organized three volunteer projects for you to participate …

Free Fitness Saturday: Cardio, Pilates & Bellydance | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each class.
| Flex Gym
Free Fitness Saturday: Cardio, Pilates & Bellydance | Oakland

Flex Gym on Piedmont Avenue has completed it’s major expansion project and is celebrating with a Free Class Saturday event from 9 am to 4 pm on April 19, 2014.
Sample up to eight exercise classes including Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, a couple …

2014 Duboce Park Egg Hunt | SF
2014 Duboce Park Egg Hunt | SF

Duboce Park is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt with eggs for kids and coffee for the grownups starting at 9 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required to duboce.egg.hunt@gmail.com. Please include the ages of your children.

2014 Earth Day on the Bay: Film Fest, Shark Feeding & String Music | Redwood City
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Science Institute
2014 Earth Day on the Bay: Film Fest, Shark Feeding & String Music | Redwood City

The Marine Science Institute is honoring Planet Earth with the annual “Earth Day on the Bay” event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
They’re open to the public just once a year and they’ve made sure to bundle as much wonder, fun, …

Record Store Day 2014
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Record Store Day 2014

Major and independent label artists alike have special, vinyl-only limited edition releases available on the third Saturday in April , a.k.a. Record Store Day 2014.
Amoeba, Aquarius, Rasputin, and dozens of record stores in the Bay Area will take part in the celebration. There will some local stores with special …

Earth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Earth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center

Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area, and beyond converge at U.N. Plaza/ Civic Center to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco.
Earth Day Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 10 am to 6 pm
Civic Center and UN Plaza, SF
FREE
The event features …

Point Molate Beach Springtacular: Live Music, Hikes & Games | East Bay
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Point Molate Beach Park
Point Molate Beach Springtacular: Live Music, Hikes & Games | East Bay

After 10 long years of closure, one of the most beautiful beaches in the East Bay is once again open to the public. To celebrate, the citizens who saved Pt. Molate are throwing a big, free public celebration with live music, naturalist walks, egg coloring, volleyball …

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

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 and out of the nests brooding the chicks, feeding the chicks, etc. Interns ...

Race Start Ceremony: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 40
Race Start Ceremony: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race | SF

Get amongst the action and watch the twelve teams race under the Golden Gate Bridge into the changeable conditions that the remaining global course brings on race start day, Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Schedule

10 am Departure Ceremony, Pier 40
11 am Parade of Sail
1 pm Race Start

2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

Event Schedule for Saturday, April 19, 2014
Peace Plaza Stage

12:00 – 12:30 pm San Francisco Taiko Dojo
12:30 – 1:00 pm Grass Valley Taiko
1:00 – 1:30 pm Rosa Parks School Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program
1:30 – 2:00 pm Zanshin Dojo
2:00 – 2:15 pm Children’s Tsuzumi Challenge
2:15 – 2:30 pm …

2014 Eggapalooza: Giant Egg Hunt With Over 10,000 Eggs | South Bay
Saturday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food, drinks and select activities.
| GateWay Bible Church
2014 Eggapalooza: Giant Egg Hunt With Over 10,000 Eggs | South Bay

Join a day of Easter fun with your family at GateWay Bible Church which includes a giant egg hunt for kids of all ages, bounce houses, free family photos, Cupcake Walk, a visit from the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and lots more.
2014 Giant Egg …

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Tacolicious Tasting Event & Chef Demo | Embarcadero
Saturday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tastes will be provided for the first 100 guests.
| Two Embarcadero Center
Tacolicious Tasting Event & Chef Demo | Embarcadero

Come to Plated, Embarcadero Center’s Saturday morning series of free intimate chef interviews and cooking demos featuring Farmer’s Market fresh items, complete with recipes for everyone to enjoy at home. Free, but an RSVP is required for each event. Tastes will be provided for the first 100 guests. ...

$1 Earth Day Sale | Buffalo Exchange
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Buffalo Exchange (Haight)
$1 Earth Day Sale | Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange is partnering with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to help raise awareness of pollination conservation at all of their Bay Area locations on April 19, 2014.
All proceeds from the purchase of $1 items will be donated to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and help its current …

Win Tix: Ultimate Frisbee: SF FlameThrowers Season Opener | SF
Ultimate Frisbee: SF FlameThrowers Season Opener | SF

Come see the San Francisco FlameThrowers Home Opener on April 19, 2014 as they take on The Salt Lake Lions and experience the fast-paced, fun, and fiercely competitive spectacle of Professional Ultimate disc (think hardcore frisbee, for you beach bums).
This is no game of catch at the …

Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland

Join Sistas-Wit-Style for free Caribbean dance classes to get you ready for San Francisco Carnival held annually on Memorial Day weekend. Free, but RSVP is required. Classes take place from noon to 2 pm every Saturday at New Karibbean City (1408 Webster Ave., Oakland). Their goal is ...

2014 Easter Egg Hunt, Games & Free Lunch | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Antonio Park
2014 Easter Egg Hunt, Games & Free Lunch | Oakland

The annual Oakland Easter Egg Hunt is completely free and each child will have a chance to decorate a free Easter egg basket, have an Easter Egg Hunt and get a free lunch after the hunt.
Easter egg baskets and lunches are on a first come, first-served …

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” Maker Faire Sign Making & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation.
| American Steel Studios

April 2014 DIY project: Sign making for Swap-O-Rama-Rama at Maker Faire 2014. You’ll meet at a different studio at American Steel’s “back door” at 1901-A Poplar St. in West Oakland.
In preparation for the Big Swap at Maker Faire in May, we need your creative input …

Guided Gallery Tour: Downtown Art Scene | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Joyce Gordon Gallery
Guided Gallery Tour: Downtown Art Scene | Oakland

Led by: Eric Murphy of Joyce Gordon Gallery

“Oakland Drops Beats”: All-Day Music Festival Crawl | East Bay
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Awaken Cafe

Oakland Drops Beats is a free, all day music crawl in downtown Oakland that includes eight different locations and event producers, within a 10 block radius in downtown Oakland.
It will also include an outdoor stage on the corner of 15th St. and Webster, and day …

101 Vagina Photo Exhibit & Book Launch | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Goforaloop Gallery & Studios
101 Vagina Photo Exhibit & Book Launch | SF

The art show that will be on everybody’s lips, 101 Vagina, a powerful photo exhibition celebrating women and breaking down taboos about body image, is coming to SF’s Goforaloop this month with a public opening evening on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Australian-German photographer Philip Werner brings …

Electro Luminous: Black Light Art Party | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Grease Diner
Electro Luminous: Black Light Art Party | Oakland

Electro Luminous is a solo-show for Oakland based artist JJ fryzel. JJ works with 3D, blacklight and glow in the dark media.
Her show will consist of new paintings and sculptures, installed in a way where her art creates an “electro luminous” environment within the Grease …

Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley
Saturday, April 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| The Tannery
Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley

LOOP (Lost and Out of Print) is an all ages movie night of obscure films in 16mm and other film formats of all genres. The film series is in connection with the Berkeley Underground Film Society at The Tannery in Berkeley, CA. They also host ...

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “E.T.” | North Bay
Saturday, April 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night:

The 2014 Drive-In Season at Hamilton kicks off with the 32 year old classic Spielberg classic, E.T.
Early ’80s suburbia is the setting when a young boy, his siblings and friends get caught up in adventurous antics with a certain diminutive visitor from the stars. …

“Flask Mob” Secret Drinking & Photo Walk | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sansome & Commercial

Flask Mob is a unique renegade monthly photo walk with a very solid following. Loosely based on the idea of a flash mob, Flask Mob is a monthly meeting of Bay Area creatives who gather with flasks and cameras to mob the streets  to discover and ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10pm with RSVP on Facebook. Otherwise $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10pm with RSVP. Otherwise $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes causing a buzz on the dance floor. “In this ...

Win Tix: Synths Night: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, April 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
Synths Night: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Dance to the best of New Wave Synth in music and videos from Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Erasure, A Flock of Seagulls, The Human League, Kraftwerk, New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Soft Cell, Tubeway Army, Ultravox & more with DJ Shindog and Skip.
Also featuring the best of New Wave music and classic videos all night with resident …

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

Win Tix: Midnight Movie: The Big Lebowski | Clay Theatre
Saturday, April 19 – 11:59 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $10.50 General Admission / $8 Student with Valid ID
| Landmark's Clay Theatre
Midnight Movie: The Big Lebowski | Clay Theatre

From the Academy Award-winning Coen Brothers comes a quirky comedy-thriller about bowling, avant-garde art, nihilistic Austrians and a guy named…The Dude.
But you knew all that already, right? Come see the midnight showing of The Big Lebowski at the Clay Theatre at on 4/20 weekend (showing on 4/18, …

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, April 19 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, April 20

2014 Union Street Easter Parade & Festival | SF
Sunday, April 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2014 Union Street Easter Parade & Festival | SF

San Francisco’s annual Spring Celebration & Easter Parade is not your average Street Fair or formal Parade. It is best described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars.
Union Street’s …

2014 Sisters’ Easter Celebration w/ Hunky Jesus Contest | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*In case of bad weather, visit thesisters.org for location updates
| Hellman Hollow
2014 Sisters' Easter Celebration w/ Hunky Jesus Contest | Golden Gate Park

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, host their 35th Easter Sunday in the Park on April 20, 2014 at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park.
There’s a family-friendly Children’s Easter celebration at 10 am, but the real fun follows after the kids head …

2014 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2014 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason

Held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, the San Francisco Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will feature over 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media in over 70 categories. SFPL 2014 Spring Book Sale April 16-20, 2014 | 10 ...

2014 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2014 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center

The 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade begins at the Civic Center at 1 pm on Sunday, April 20, 2014, proceeding up Polk to Post Street, and ending in Japantown at Post and Fillmore streets.
A number of performers from Japan will be present, as well as …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, April 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: Turning Memories into History | SF
Sunday, April 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: Turning Memories into History | SF

Francine Brevetti will lead a talk on “Turning Memories into History.”

Sisters’ “Easter In The Park” After-Party | Castro
Sunday, April 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Flore
Sisters'

After the Sisters’ Easter in the Park, come down to the Cafe Flore for the official after-party and their outdoor patio relaunch party with DJs Bugie and Strano from 4-7 pm on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Noe Street will be blocked off between Market and Beaver …

Win Tix: Moonalice’s Annual $4.20 Music Party & Easter Egg Hunt | Slim’s
Sunday, April 20 – 4:20 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $4.20 each.
| Slim's
Moonalice's Annual $4.20 Music Party & Easter Egg Hunt | Slim's

Moonalice, the legendary psychedelic roots-rock band celebrates the highest of high holidays – 4/20 – with its annual 420 Gathering of the Tribe at Slim’s. It costs only $4.20.
These seasoned touring musicians feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians …

Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany
Sunday, April 20 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany

The Ivy Room in Albany presents a free comedy showcase featuring stand up comedians around the Bay Area, a swanky renovated atmosphere, and a full bar with $3 beers and other drink specials. The  comedy show takes place at 8:30 pm on the first and ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, the ...

The Dark Wave Rises: Goth Dance Party | SF
Sunday, April 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Showdown
The Dark Wave Rises: Goth Dance Party | SF

Come get your goth on at the free monthly Dark Wave and Goth dance party going down at Showdown on every third Sunday of the month. Dress in your best goth attire, but leave your latex and hula hoops at home please. >> Important: Please note ...

Every Saturday

Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill

Zumba is a 60-minute cardio workout featuring a playlist full of hot Latin/international/pop songs that will have you twirling, shimmying, and forgetting that you’re working out.
If you’re a non-dancer, you’ll find that there’s enough repetition to make it easy to catch on; if you’re a …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13′s always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish – but, if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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