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Saturday, April 29

Independent Book Store Day 2017
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Independent Book Store Day 2017

Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than 400 independent stores across the country. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is ...

NASA Space Apps Hackathon | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free the entire day, bring your laptop to participate and officially register
| NextSpace (Berkeley)
NASA Space Apps Hackathon | Berkeley
NASA Space Apps Challenge is a 2-day collaborative event where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students collaborate and engage with publicly available data to innovate solutions for global challenges. Inspire each other while you learn and create using stories, code, ...

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 29
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 29

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

2017 Butter & Egg Days: Parade & Festival | Petaluma
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
2017 Butter & Egg Days: Parade & Festival | Petaluma
The Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival celebrates Petaluma’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country. 2017 Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm  – Parade at noon Downtown Petaluma FREE The 100-unit parade features over 3,000 ...
2017 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2017 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.

The Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival in San Francisco has become a significant event in the Mission drawing a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures. This the largest event honoring the life and work of the labor and ...

“BotBall” 2017 Robot Battle Tournament | NASA
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | NASA Ames Research Center
Watch some of the brightest high school geeks in the Bay Area pit their home-made autonomous robots (no remote controls allowed) against each other in the Northern California “BotBall” tournament in San Jose. 2017 Northern California Tournament Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10 am to 5:30 pm NASA Ames Research ...
2017 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Laney College
2017 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Want to learn graphic arts, welding or machining? How about cosmetology or electronics? Whether you’re interested in learning a new skill or a new career, Laney’s Career and Technical Education Open House is a fun day where you can explore a wide range of career and technical programs. Free, an RSVP is ...
2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Free Mimosas, Poetry & Beer | Green Apple Books
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Free Mimosas, Poetry & Beer | Green Apple Books
Green Apple Books will participate in the first California Bookstore Day with a full day of activities and celebrating the bookstore. They say it’s their favorite day of the year, so expect lots of great surprises. 2017 Green Apple Bookstore Day Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10 am to ...
2017 Town Wide Garage Sale | Colma
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Colma
2017 Town Wide Garage Sale | Colma
Hunt down your new favorite finds at the seventh annual Colma Town Wide Garage Sale, which will be held at 10 am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the residential areas of Colma. Each Colma resident who signs up for the Town Wide Garage Sale will host ...
An Epic “California Bookstore Day” Print Party | The Booksmith
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with RSVP greatly appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith
An Epic
To celebrate the fourth annual California Indie Bookstore Day, Booksmith is celebrating all things print. Featuring custom Booksmith swag (hint literary themed condoms) and sign-ups for their Book Club Rewards program for discounts on the day of and for the rest of the year. Official Indie Bookstore ...
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2017 – January 7 & 8 ...

Sonoma Spring Farm Tour Weekend: Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies | North Bay
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
| All Over Sonoma County
Sonoma Spring Farm Tour Weekend: Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies | North Bay

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 your choice of nearly 50 farms. Activities include farm tours, ...

Treasure Island Flea: Mother’s Day Special | Saturday
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea: Mother's Day Special | Saturday
The Treasure Island Flea is hosting a two-day “Mother’s Day Special” on April 29-30, 2017 so you can get your Mother’s Day shopping done early (for once). There’s 400+ vendors to choose from including Woodsong Herbs (40 varieties of loose leaf teas and 35 varieties of ...
Independent Book Store Day: Books, Scavenger Hunts & Trail Hikes | SF
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bookshop West Portal
Independent Book Store Day: Books, Scavenger Hunts & Trail Hikes | SF
Come and have fun with the whole family. Join them to celebrate Indie bookstore day. There will be: Urban Trail Hike – Hike up to Mount Davidson from the store with Alexandra Kenin, founder of Urban Hiker SF, and beloved author of Urban Trails: San Francisco. She will be ...
2017 Dutch King’s Day Windmill-to-Windmill Bike Ride | SF
Saturday, April 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Dutch Windmill
2017 Dutch King’s Day Windmill-to-Windmill Bike Ride | SF
Celebrate the great Dutch King’s Day (in honor of the King of the Netherlands) by wearing orange and joining this free group bike ride from Queen Wilhelmina Windmill (Dutch Windmill) to the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park, where a big King’s Day party will be underway ...
Anna & Lenore Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Anna & Lenore Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting two of their market seller-farmers. Lenore Estrada and Anna Derivi-Castellanos are the partners behind Three Babes Bakeshop. They offer seasonal pies using local ingredients and are ...
2017 Cesar E. Chavez Street Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
2017 Cesar E. Chavez Street Festival | Mission Dist.

The Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival in San Francisco has become a significant event in the Mission drawing a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures. This the largest event honoring the life and work of the labor and ...

Cesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 19th & Mission St
Cesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF
Side by side with the Cesar Chavez Parade will be a contingent of some of SF’s most awesome lowriders rolling and marching through the Mission streets with banners and congas on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The parade starts at 11 am from 19th & Mission Street to 24th ...
2017 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
| Fort Mason Center
2017 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 last year, the 2017 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant ...

People’s Climate Movement: Fight For A Clean Environment | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged.
| Lake Merritt Amphitheater
People’s Climate Movement: Fight For A Clean Environment | Oakland
Supporting the People’s Climate Movement in D.C., on April 29 there will be a resistance and renewal convergence at Lake Merritt in Oakland. This is a chance for all of you in the Bay Area to come together, hit the streets and raise your voices for ...
San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House
Saturday, April 29 – 11:45 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, ...
Dancing in the Park 2017: Outdoor Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Dancing in the Park 2017: Outdoor Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
See some of the best dance companies and dance schools in the Bay Area perform under the sun at the tenth annual Dancing in the Park festival at Golden Gate Park’s music concourse on April 29, 2017. This annual outdoor dance event featuring dance companies from ...
Dutch “King’s Day” Windmill Festival 2017 | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Food is for purchase.
| Murphy Windmill
Dutch
The Dutch community in San Francisco invites you to celebrate King’s Day 2017 near the Murphy Windmill on the south end of Golden Gate Park. King’s Day, the biggest national celebration in the Netherlands, is returning once again to San Francisco. Dutch King’s Day San Francisco will be ...
2017 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2017 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
The Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers and teachers from the top studios to Jack London Square for one day of fabulous rhythm and fun. 2017 Oakland Dance Festival Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Noon to 8 pm Jack London Square, Oakland FREE The festival will showcase ...
Melissa Clark Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Melissa Clark Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The demo will be followed by a book signing at Sur La Table in the Ferry Building Marketplace. Melissa Clark is a staff writer for the New ...
MACLA Family Art Day: Dance & Yoga Classes | San Jose
Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
MACLA Family Art Day: Dance & Yoga Classes | San Jose
Come for a celebration of art and culture from the Latin American diaspora. Family Art Day is an event for youth and families with hands-on visual art activities with professional artists, bilingual gallery tours, multicultural dance and music performances, as well as dance and yoga ...
2017 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol
2017 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol

San Francisco’s stARTup Art Fair is one of the most unique art shows you’re likely to ever encounter. The entire hotel is shut down for three days, and instead of the hotel’s 47 rooms occupied by tourists, all the rooms are taken over by 50+ hand-picked artists and ...

2017 Southside Festival: SF’s Newest Music, Mural & Arts Fest | Bayview
Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Laughing Monk Brewing
2017 Southside Festival: SF's Newest Music, Mural & Arts Fest | Bayview
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Imprint.City and The Bay Bridged (the people behind Phono del Sol) will launch the 2017 Southside Festival in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. The Southside Festival is a day-long, free, music & arts festival, showcasing local visual artists and musicians, however unlike most festivals, ...
Telegraph Ave. “Summer of Love” Block Party | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Ave.
Don’t miss the kickoff event for The 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. On Saturday, April 29th, they will be closing down four blocks of Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley from Bancroft Way to Dwight Way. Come celebrate with a free concert of 60s cover bands, yummy ...
2017 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Magic Meadow
2017 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, April 29, 2017. May Day, or Beltane, celebrates the time when the green of the Earth meets the red and black of workers’ rights ...
Yelp’s Fillmore Food & Drink Crawl | SF
Saturday, April 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 to support the SFSPCA. An RSVP is required.
| SF SPCA (Pacific Heights)
Yelp's Fillmore Food & Drink Crawl | SF
Ready to “Get Footloose on Fillmore?” Great, all you need to do is RSVP and make sure you have the Yelp app so you can check in to the event. Join the businesses of Fillmore street for an amazing afternoon. Enjoy complimentary local libations, eats, live music, ...
2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Night & Free Audiobooks | Civic Center
Saturday, April 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Night & Free Audiobooks | Civic Center
Books Inc. Opera Plaza is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with Katie Bayerl, author of “A Psalm for Lost Girls”; Marianna Baer, author of “The Inconceivable Life of Quinn”; and Jandy Nelson, author of “I’ll Give You the Sun.” In addition to that, you can get free audiobooks courtesy ...
SF Art Hunt: Mural & Street Art Scavenger Hunt | The Mission
Saturday, April 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted
| The Mission District
SF Art Hunt: Mural & Street Art Scavenger Hunt | The Mission
Join in for the first SF Art Hunt to find all the infamous Fnnch honey bears and murals throughout the Mission District. Immerse yourself within this online to offline experience and step into the San Francisco art scene. SF Art Hunt Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 2 ...
“Brewfest” Unlimited Beer Tasting from Local Breweries | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*Online tickets at Eventbrite
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Join Sports Basement Berkeley for unlimited tastings from local breweries. For just $7, you can sample beers from Drakes Brewing Co., Lagunitas, Strike Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing, Buck Wild Brewing, Headlands Brewing and more. Tasty eats provided from Cassave Taqueria and get 20% off all ...
2017 Lower Haight Spring Art Walk | SF
Saturday, April 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Haight
2017 Lower Haight Spring Art Walk | SF
The Lower Haight Art Walk returns for spring with loads of local businesses participating with deals, discounts, music, art, food and more. 2017 Lower Haight Spring Art Walk Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 5-10 pm Haight Street, btwn Scott and Webster, SF FREE Typically there’s tons of events at all the different ...
2017 Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Finale Concert | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Oakland Convention Center
2017 Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Finale Concert | Oakland
“Together We Sing” is the finale concert for the first ever International Interfaith Gospel Music Conference, presented by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. 2017 Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s Finale Concert Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 7 pm to 10 pm Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St., Oakland FREE, but an ...
“Pork Chops” Celebrating East Bay Tattoo Flash Tradition | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amor Eterno Arte
“Pork Chops” is a celebration of the East Bay tattoo flash tradition. Dedicated to the street shop design on the wall where you had no choice and you were scared of your tattooer. Pork chops were the most popular tattoo designs cut out and assembled ...
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “The Lighter Side” | Palo Alto
Saturday, April 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “The Lighter Side” | Palo Alto
Your favorite chamber orchestra ends the season on the lighter side, with music designed to tickle your classical funny bone. Peter Schickele and his hilarious alter ego P.D.Q. Bach will be well represented—namely by P.D.Q.’s brilliant reworking of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony as ...
Hula Pahu: Hawai’i’s Sacred Dance | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance
Hula Pahu: Hawai'i's Sacred Dance | Berkeley
Join Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine in a presentation of the sacred hula of Hawaii. Their presentation will include a Q&A session. Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a seat. Please note, this event is listed as free on the Bay Area Dance Week website, but ...
Comedians with Criminal Records | Great Star Theater
Saturday, April 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $9.40*
*Get 54% off with code HELLAFUNCHEAP - Tickets normally $20
| Great Star Theater
Comedians with Criminal Records | Great Star Theater

Comedians with Criminal Records is a unique comedy showcase of established comedians who’ve had trouble with the law in the past. This may be the only show in America where if you don’t laugh, you might get stabbed. And it’s all hosted by two criminals ...

Alandra Hileman’s High-Fantasy Play “Spell Eternity” | Mojo Theatre
Alandra Hileman's High-Fantasy Play

Quantum Dragon Theatre presents Spell Eternity, a new play by Alandra Hileman. Join and explore an apocalyptic fantasy world rife with music and magic, danger and revelry, and a looming threat casting a shadow over all. Featuring Marisa Darabi, Max Seijas, Genevieve Perdue, Karl Schackne, Michael ...

$39 Tix + Free Drink: “The Encounter” at the Curran | SF
$39 Tix + Free Drink:

From London to Broadway and now SF, The Encounter is “one of the most immersive theater pieces ever created.” (New York Times) Simon McBurney’s solo performance traces a journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using innovative 3D audio technology to build an intimate and ...

Win Tix: “The Encounter” Amazing 3D Audio Theater at Curran | SF
Saturday, April 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Curran
Complicite’s The Encounter is “one of the most immersive theater pieces ever created.” (New York Times) Simon McBurney’s solo performance traces a journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using 3D audio technology to build an intimate and shifting world of sound. Each seat comes ...

Every Saturday

Random Fitness Saturdays: Fun Fitness Adventures for All-ages | Oakland
Every Saturday – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | See Jane Run
Random Fitness Saturdays: Fun Fitness Adventures for All-ages | Oakland

Let them surprise you with some fun, always different, always entertaining fitness adventures to shake up your routine.
Come join them every Saturday morning for a random workout led by a different local trainer each week. It will be open to all genders, ages, and fitness levels …

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.

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 …

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Bar Fluxus, run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar, is a new downtown cocktail bar filled with cool art and as colorful as a big box of crayons.
Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel Woods …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| 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 weekly shows happening every Saturday.
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, this event is BYOB.
All this goodness is brought to you …

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 …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF

Sid Singh hosts the craziest show in the city where you get to see standup, improv, and then you get on stage to do improv.
If you want, you can also just sit and laugh at the other people doing improv. No one is here to make …

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