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This Weekend: May 2 - May 3, 2015

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Saturday, May 2

“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | SF

Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles. Spectator parking is at the lot next door for ...

Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

Highlights for Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bellydance Oriental Entrance – noon
Halanda Studio, San Jose
SF Ballet Company Class Viewing at the War Memorial Opera House – noon
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Intro to Korean Traditional Drum Dance: Sam-go-mu – 3:30 pm
Korean American Association, San Francisco
Around the world with Bharatanatyam – 5:30 …

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Garden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
| Kezar Triangle
Garden Volunteer Workparty

Volunteer at this recently opened community garden in Golden Gate Park. Working in collaboration with the Recreation and Parks Department, the community, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, Miller Company Landscape Architects transformed an under-utilized space into a meadow oasis crisscrossed by walking paths. The ...

“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park
Saturday, May 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
| Alamo Square Park

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day. Come out, join your neighbors, pitch in and help make Alamo Square better for everyone. Planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance. Meet at the tennis court. Coffee provided. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Event takes place rain ...

2015 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2015 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration that is normally held in Dolores Park, but due to construction is being held as a block party on Valencia Street with live music, cultural performances and more.
11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival
Saturday, May …

Free Comic Book Day 2015
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Comic Book Day 2015

Free Comic Book Day is an annual tradition, held the first Saturday in May each year, where participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. The comics you can get vary from store to store, but highlights from ...

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

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo

Get up close to playful otters, bobcats, and other furry and scaled creatures at CuriOdyssey’s Free Community Day. CuriOdyssey is a science and wildlife center for kids that fosters interest in science. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days provide the opportunity for families to experience CuriOdyssey, free ...

Healthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands
Saturday, May 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita YMCA
Healthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands

On First Saturday, from 11 am to 12:30 pm every month, Point Bonita YMCA will be hosting a free program that promotes health and different dimensions of wellness including environmental, physical, intellectual, occupational, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. All ages are welcome and they encourage you ...

2015 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2015 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley

The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festivalrun by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal in People’s Park.
2015 …

San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | War Memorial Opera House
Saturday, May 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | War Memorial Opera House

Want to see the artists of SF Ballet up close and in action? Go behind the scenes with San Francisco 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 …

Free Caribbean Dance Class for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, May 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Class 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 an RSVP is required and you must have an intention to participate in SF Carnival. Class is $10 for those interested in only attending the classes. ...

An Epic “California Bookstore Day” Mad Tea Party | The Booksmith
Saturday, May 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Booksmith
An Epic

To celebrate the second annual California Indie Bookstore Day, we’re transforming the whole store into a Mad Tea Party. Incredible art by Sean Chiki, activities, an impossible number of guests (see below), a symphony orchestra, elephant rides, 863,652 different tea cups, and Lewis Carroll Himself. …

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, May 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

2015 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Magic Meadow
2015 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 Saturday, May 2, 2015.
May Day, or Beltane, celebrates the time when the green of the Earth meets the red and black of workers’ rights …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, May 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, May 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, May 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, May 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Sunday, May 3

Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week

Highlights for Sunday, May 3, 2015

3rd Annual Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances – 11 am
Brava Theater/Precita Eyes, San Francisco
Soul Sanctuary Dance – Freestyle Community Dance – 11 am
Ashkenaz, Berkeley
Dance-A-Rama 2015 – 1 pm
Eighth Street Artists’ Center, Berkeley
Dance on the Brain – 2 pm
ODC Theater, San Francisco
Kathy Mata …

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, May 3 – 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 ...

Free AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant
Sunday, May 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Free AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant

Join Ariel Mihic of the YogaSlackers for an AcroYoga playshop from 10-10:50 am on most first Sundays of every month in the Grotto at Sports Basement Bryant in San Francisco. Free, but an RSVP is required. AcroYoga is a combination of yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. This ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, May 3 – 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 ...

Cinco de Mayo Dance Performances & Mural Walking Tour | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Brava Theater
Cinco de Mayo Dance Performances & Mural Walking Tour | 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 3, 2015.
Tours are at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 …

Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park
Sunday, May 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park

Elevate your mind and lift your hearts under the open sky at Dolores Park at this Kundalini Yoga Flash Class taking place the first Sunday of every month. Just look for the Yogis, Yoginis and Large Gongs. Grab your mat, blanket, and water and join the community for ...

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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Taco-Chella: Cinco de Mayo at the Park | SoMa
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Taco-Chella: Cinco de Mayo at the Park | SoMa

Funcheap and SoMa Streat Food bring you a Cinco de Mayo celebration with piñatas, Mexican music, lots of beer, Agave Margaritas and tacos… oh the tacos. Taco-Chella: Cinco de Mayo at the Park – Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 11 am to 5 pm – Tuesday, May 5, ...

Kandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park
Sunday, May 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 donation requested, but not required.
| Dolores Park
Kandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park

Get your PLUR on with Silent Disco DJ sets sponsored by ZerodB at the monthly Kandi Love day party in Dolores Park. They will be bringing a few containers of beads, strings, scissors, some snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and music. They would love to see flow artists, ...

Cinco De Mayo Bash: Margaritas, Tacos, Costumes, Piñatas & DJs | SF Athletic Club
Cinco De Mayo Bash: Margaritas, Tacos, Costumes, Piñatas & DJs | SF Athletic Club

The San Francisco Athletic Club celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a fun party complete with free margaritas, tacos, mariachi music, piñatas, a costume contest, games and one serious lineup of DJs from noon to 7 pm on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Tickets: $8 (includes one free Margarita and …

Symphony in the Park: Polish Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 3 – 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 3, 2015.
Why Polish? Well, May 5 might be Cinco de Mayo, but May 3 is Polish Constitution Day.

Free Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond
Sunday, May 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frankenart Mart
Free Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond

The Frankenart Mart is a quirky “only in San Francisco” type of art gallery in the Inner Richmond. Not only do they have curious one-of-a-kind participatory art projects, but once a month there’s free hot dogs. Cat hair toppings are available. Keep in mind, this is ...

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, May 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Yoga
Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.

Learn how to dive, survive, and return quickly to your feet (like the ninja you are) if you are ever unlucky enough to eat it while biking around town. This free two-hour workshop will teach you to do just that every first Sunday of the month at ...

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2015 Kick-off Concert | SoMa
Sunday, May 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*None
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2015 Kick-off Concert | SoMa

Eddie Palmieri, long hailed as The Sun of Latin Music, is shining as brightly as ever at 78. Since his early days leading the legendary, trombone-powered Conjunto La Perfecta, the percussive pianist and composer has been a force for innovation. Treating his Salsa Orchestra as …

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, May 3 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo

San Mateo Kabuki Club is a well-established group that holds classes on the first Sunday of every month, focusing on Kabuki performances on film. Classes are open to the public. The group is led by two very passionate and knowledgeable experts on Kabuki. Films are ...

“Dance on the Brain” Discussion at ODC | 2015 Bay Area Dance Week
Sunday, May 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ODC Dance Commons

With no excuses and nothing to lose, dancers from beginner to advanced can shake it up in any number of free classes offered at ODC during Bay Area Dance Week. This is a great opportunity to try a new style or instructor and to bring ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, May 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Mad Men Viewing Party: The Final Episodes | SF
Sunday, May 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but an RSVP is required.
| Novela
Mad Men Viewing Party: The Final Episodes | SF

Hold on to your fedoras and go-go boots – it’s the final episodes of an all-time great series, Mad Men. Novela will be screening each remaining episode every Sunday from April 5 until May 17, 2015. Mad Men Viewing Party Sundays, April 5-May 17, 2015 | 7pm Novela, ...

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, May 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 3 – 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 ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

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 …

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. Get lubricated with $3 Blue Moons
When …

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Comedian Johan Miranda presents a Saturday Night Comedy Showcase, every Saturday night at Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley.
This free stand-up comedy showcase features comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm followed by a DJ dance party.

Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore
Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore

Come relax in the Heritage Lounge of 1300 on Fillmore and listen a free jazz performance during Saturday Night Live Music.
The band lineup will change weekly and they do take some Saturdays off so make sure to check the schedule to see who’s performing.
There is no cover …

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