Harvey Milk Day 2019
Celebrations
Harvey Milk Day 2019
Celebrate Milk with block parties, marches, free museum days & art all over the Castro
SF's Campfire Picnic Night is Back
Fairs & Festivals
SF's Campfire Picnic Night is Back
"Presidio Twilight" returns with Off the Grid this Thursday
San Francisco Carnaval 2019
Fairs & Festivals
San Francisco Carnaval 2019
One of SF's most colorful street fairs and parades is coming this weekend, May 25-26

Tuesday, May 21

Oakland’s Free “AMP” Street Music Festival | May-October
Tuesday, May 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas
Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | May-October

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local performers will take to the streets to perform over the next six months, ...

Harvey Milk Day: 40th Anniversary “White Night March” | Castro to City Hall
Tuesday, May 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro & Market
Harvey Milk Day: 40th Anniversary "White Night March" | Castro to City Hall
On May 21, 1979, San Francisco waited for justice following the murders of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk at the hands of their colleague, former cop Dan White. When the verdict was handed down, members of the San Francisco Police Department had already ...
2 for 1 Margaritas “Taco Tuesday” | SF
Tuesday, May 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: 2-for-1*
*Get 2 for 1 Margaritas on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 10pm. And tip like a rockstar.
| Francisca's Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar
2 for 1 Margaritas “Taco Tuesday” | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special “Taco Tuesday” promotion with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit margaritas and discounted taco platters ($4 off). Not your ordinary tacos, these are gourmet-inspired Venezuelan recipes.  Plus a new fresh ...Every Tuesday

59th Annual “Film Finals” Student Showcase | Roxie Theater
Tuesday, May 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*General admission tickets are $12 and $8 for seniors (with valid ID)
| Roxie Theater
59th Annual "Film Finals" Student Showcase | Roxie Theater
A San Francisco State tradition for over half a century, Film Finals is the School of Cinema’s annual showcase of the best films made by Cinema students at San Francisco State University during the academic year and the City’s premiere student cinema event. This year Variety ...
Win Tix: “Aladdin” Sneak Preview Movie Screening | AMC Metreon
Tuesday, May 21 – 6:20 pm | Cost: WIN | AMC Metreon 16
Join us at a special private sneak preview screening of the new film Aladdin at the AMC Metreon. You must check in no later than 6:20pm for guaranteed seating. If you show up late, you risk your seats being given away to someone else. We’ll be ...
“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, May 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
| Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen
"Town Business" Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Town Business” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay in a cool “Golden State Lounge” with comfy couches and a brick fireplace. Many comedians performing ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, May 22

2019 Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours Kick Off | African-American History
2019 Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours Kick Off | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Harvey Milk Day 2019: GLBT History Museum Free Day | SF
Wednesday, May 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations is encouraged.
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
Harvey Milk Day 2019: GLBT History Museum Free Day | SF
The GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco will celebrate Harvey Milk Day by offering free admission on May 22, 2019, Milk’s birthday, and official statewide “day of special significance.” Free Admission | Harvey Milk Day 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 11 am to 6 pm GLBT Historical Society Museum, 4127 18th ...
Win: Alcatraz Boat Cruise: Tour The Rock | SF
Wednesday, May 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN
Step back in time and experience the legendary Island that was a Civil War fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. One Funcheap winner will win a pair of Alcatraz day tour tickets good any date (plus a ...
“Harvey Milk Day” The Castro’s Harvey Milk Art Tribute | Through May 26
Wednesday, May 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Castro
"Harvey Milk Day" The Castro's Harvey Milk Art Tribute | Through May 26

Windows for Harvey, present by Castro Merchants, the neighborhood merchant organization founded by Harvey Milk in 1973, puts on the annual “Windows for Harvey” with artists and business owners throughout the Castro who wanted to honor Harvey Milk (whose birthday is May 22) and his ...

5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special 5-Course Tasting Menu with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit tropical drinks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Francesca’s has tons of options and loves to accommodate vegan, no pork, gluten free, ...Every Wednesday

Free Workshop: DIY Melted Crayon Mandalas | Macy’s
Wednesday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Macy's (Union Square)
Free Workshop: DIY Melted Crayon Mandalas | Macy's
Join us for a Crayola Create It Yourself (CIY) event as we take the CIY network offline and create a hypnotizing mandala-inspired display. At this hands-on workshop, artists of all ages will use coolest-ever Crayola Crayon Melter, to transform an ordinary piece of wood into ...
“Harvey Milk Day” Block Party | The Castro
Wednesday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro & Market
"Harvey Milk Day" Block Party | The Castro
In California, May 22nd is Harvey Milk Day. In 2019, in honor of the bash we threw in 1979, only seven months after he was murdered, the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club is hosting another block party. Our party will include Cleve Jones, the Castro ...
“The Tenderloin Through Time” Book Talk | SF Main Library
Wednesday, May 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
"The Tenderloin Through Time" Book Talk | SF Main Library
Author Peter M. Field will talk about his new book “The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time,” a brief history of a neighborhood known to early San Franciscans as St. Ann’s Valley. The story of this once-placid piece of real estate provides with a fascinating ...
Queer Movie Night Series “The Death & Life of Martha P Johnson” | Oakland
Queer Movie Night Series "The Death & Life of Martha P Johnson" | Oakland

Join at Club 21 for the next four features of the Queer Movie Night Series. Bring some friends, grab a drink, enjoy free popcorn, and good company while celebrating LGBTQ representation in classic and contemporary film. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds from ticket sales ...

Shaping SF Lecture: Local Ecological Justice & Urbanity | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Local Ecological Justice & Urbanity | Mission Dist.
Gopal Dayaneni (Movement Generation), Anthony Khalil (Literacy for Environmental Justice), and Jason Mark (editor, Sierra Magazine), discuss urbanity and ecological crisis from their ultra-local, regional, and national perspectives of environmental and ecological justice.
“GOAT$” Extended Comedy from the Greatest of All Time | SF
"GOAT$" Extended Comedy from the Greatest of All Time | SF

GOAT$ is a comedy showcase featuring long sets from some of the greatest of all time. These comics are super humanly funny with credits from Conan, Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest, and Netflix. Your hosts Joseph Nguyen, Feel Woods and Nicole Calasich invite you to laugh yourself ...Monthly

Thursday, May 23

Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Founded and directed by renowned flutist, arranger and composer John Calloway in 1999, the Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SF State has served as an important platform for generations of excellent musicians. Dedicated to preserving and performing dance and concert music from Cuba and other Latin American ...
Oakland’s Free Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2019
Oakland's Free Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2019
Come one, come all to this free carnival event for kids and adults on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 19th and Broadway. Enjoy crafts, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy, churros, fun house mirrors and a balloon artist. Don’t miss this free afternoon of fun for all ages. The Carnival ...
Towel Day: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Celebration | SF
Towel Day: A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Celebration | SF
DON’T PANIC. Whitechapel’s 3rd Annual Towel Day is Thursday, May 23rd. Join us as we honor the life and works of writer Douglas Adams, Author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. We will be featuring special frood & smashing cocktails from the book crafted with ...
2019 Opening Night: “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
2019 Opening Night: "Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party | SF

Welcome to the kick-off of Presidio Twilight for 2019. Originally scheduled for May 16th, the first event of the season has been moved to May 23rd due to weather. Every Thursday

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special 5-Course Tasting Menu with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit tropical drinks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Francesca’s has tons of options and loves to accommodate vegan, no pork, gluten free, ...Every Thursday

Exploratorium After Dark: Self, Made | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Self, Made | Pier 15
Explore the many converging facets of identity on this journey to the center of the self. Question your assumptions, weigh your psychic baggage, and dare yourself to try on a new persona as you explore both self and society. Come as you are—and let’s take ...
Tiny NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Tiny NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, we’re shrinking NightLife down to size with a celebration of all things tiny, miniature, and microscopic.
Free Author Talk: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides | Omnivore Books
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides | Omnivore Books
Steeped in an oral culture, the Indian cuisine offers many culinary gems from its numerous gastronomic regions, all responding to season, region, and reason, with individual flair. Representing an essential part of a meal, Roti and its many variations are individual, handcrafted creations that sustain ...
Win Tix: SF’s Hilarious New Web Series: Private Premiere Party | Roxie Theater
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Roxie Theater
Shaky Ground is the brand new comedy web series from the insane mind of Broke-Ass Stuart lampooning the modern day Bay Area. Whether highlighting the process of interviewing crazy new roommates, or making fun of clueless tech executives looking to “disrupt” industries, Shaky Ground hilariously takes ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: The Never Ending Story | Oakland
Thursday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: The Never Ending Story | Oakland

Please note this movie night has been changed from May 16 to May 23 due to rain. We’ll have: The classic 1984 mystical fantasy film: The Never Ending Story Food by Samara Southern Creations: Southern style specially crafted for movie time (think: Chicken & Waffles, Mac & Cheese, popcorn). At our ...Monthly

Win Tix: Philly Indie Rock: Joy Again | Cafe du Nord
Thursday, May 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cafe Du Nord
Joy Again is an indie rock band that blossomed in the brotherly city of Philadelphia. The band, whose founding members met in boarding school, has released debut singles on Mom + Pop (U.S.) and Lucky Number (U.K.). Their latest EP was released on Never Grow ...
Win Tix: New Wave Pop Powerhouse: Neon Trees | August Hall
Thursday, May 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a New Wave pop powerhouse”, Neon Trees first united in 2006 and instantly attracted acclaim and attention for their kaleidoscopic sound and affirmative vision, showcased on 2010’s extraordinary debut album, “Habits”. Their hit songs, “Animal”, “Sleeping with a Friend” and ...