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Saturday, May 19

McLaren Park Nature Walk | SF
Saturday, May 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| McLaren Park
Join SFPA and the McLaren Park Collaborative for a nature walk exploring some of McLaren’s hidden gems and its critters, volunteer to help restore sand to the Turtle Play Area, then enjoy a picnic lunch on us. There will be three separate tours starting at 9:00am, ...
Free Kayaking Day | Mission Creek
Saturday, May 19 – 9:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| UCSF Boat Launch
Join SFPA, UCSF’s Outdoor Education Program and Kayaks Unlimited for free guided kayak rides at Mission Creek and learn about the exciting Blue Greenway Project- creating a green corridor along San Francisco’s eastern waterfront. As part of National Boat Safety week, you’ll also be given a ...

California Academy of Sciences “Neighborhood Free Days” | 2012
Saturday, May 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
For the weekend of May 18-20, 2012, the California Academy of Sciences offers free admission to residents of neighborhoods like SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Hayes Valley and more thanks to the Academy’s bi-annual Neighborhood Free Days program. Each neighborhood, defined by zip codes, will have opportunities to visit the ...
Win: 2012 Maker Faire | Bay Area
Enter by: Saturday, May 19 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Regular adult price, $30
 Come celebrate MAKE magazine’s 7th Annual Maker Faire in the Bay Area taking place May 19 and 20, 2012. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is filled with robots, tesla coils, strange vehicles, coke and mentos fountains, world record ...
10th Triennial Family Geology Festival | Menlo Park
Saturday, May 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | USGS Menlo Park Campus
You’re invited to the US Geological Survey’s 10th Triennial Open House, a science friendly, community event at the Menlo Park Campus on Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20, 2012. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with USGS scientists, enjoy hands-on exhibits, and gain a ...
Love Your Parks 2012: Park Activities & Free Lunch | SF
Saturday, May 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Parks in San Francisco
Show your love for San Francisco parks on May 19, 2012. San Francisco Parks Alliance and their Park Partners are hosting events in every district, all in one day– and it’s all free. You name it and it will be happening: Kayaking, basketball tournament, urban farming, habitat ...
Hayes Valley Urban Farm Day | Tours & Food Demos
Saturday, May 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Hayes Valley Farm
Join Friends of Hayes Valley Farm and SFPA for a tour of this amazing working urban farm, then enjoy edible food demos, music, and kid-friendly education segments on composting, bee-keeping, and other unique aspects of this organic oasis. Please RSVP to help us better plan for the ...
Free Boat Rental Day | Lake Merritt Oakland The Lake Merritt Boating Center is celebrating National Safe Boating Week with free boat rentals and an open house. Visitors will get ½ hour of free time floating around picturesque Lake Merritt from 11a to 5p on May 19, 2012. What can you rent? Paddle Boats Canoes Single & Double Kayaks Row Boats Sail ...
Annual Sidewalk Sale & Harvey Milk Day Celebration | Castro
Saturday, May 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Neighborhood
All day on Saturday, May 19, 2012 on Castro, Upper Market and Church Streets you’ll find bargains and the latest new stuff for sale on Castro-area sidewalks and inside all our stores. Also join your community at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro at Market Streets) to commemorate Harvey Milk Day at ...
Harvey Milk Day 2012: Rally & March | Castro
Saturday, May 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro & Market
Come out and celebrate the 4th Harvey Milk Day on Sunday, May 22, 2012 with a rally and march in honor of one of SF’s legends. The rally and march takes place at Jane Waner Plaza, at the corner of Castro and Market in San Francisco. Harvey Milk ...
Martial Arts 101 | SF Free School
Saturday, May 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted - RSVP Required.
| The Happiness Institute
While this Martial Arts class is ideal for beginners to build a movement vocabulary and to cultivate a Martial Arts mindset in this class there will also be shared pointers which advanced students will find very useful in advancing their practice to the next level. Warm ...
Stilt Walking & Colombian Street Theater | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, May 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
The 2012 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is free summer-long outdoor music, theater and dance festival that takes place between May and October each year with nearly 100 events in Yerba Buena Gardens on three stages. Carpetbag Brigade & El Teatro Taller May 19, 2012 – 1pm Two of ...
Comstock Saloon Anniversary Party: Brunch & Burlesque | North Beach
Saturday, May 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free brunch 2-4pm with purchase of 2 drinks.
| Comstock Saloon
It’s been two years since Comstock Saloon added to North Beach’s impressive choice of local, vintage watering holes. They are celebrating with a party starting going all day that includes free brunch and burlesque. Comstock Saloon’s 2-Year Anniversary Boot Shootin’ Boogie – May 19, 2012 Free brunch ...
Saturday Afternoon Record Swap | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Attention record bums & vinyl junkies! The Knockout bar will host a record swap on Saturday, May 19. All vinyl and all very cheap. Soul, garage, rock, jazz, country, psych and anything else your heart desires. Bring your old favorites, and pick up some new tunes. ...
Free Game Night: Giant Jenga, Mario Kart & more | Mission
Saturday, May 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coffee Bar
Bring Friends. Meet new people. Homefrys does the rest… Get tokens and win more tokens for crushing the competition – all for free. Fun/silly prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners (top token holders). Games Include: 4 foot Tall Jenga Style Tumble Tower Giant Chess Giant 4 in a ...
Murmurama 2012: Art, Wine & Music Downtown Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Oakland
Oakland Art Murmur spins off to Saturday nights with the second annual Murmurama, a multi-venue celebration including  art exhibitions, film screenings, live music, food, wine and more. Take part in the thriving and nationally recognized Oakland art scene generated by the artists and galleries behind Oakland ...
Win Tix: The Smiths Tribute Concert: Morrissey’s Birthday Party | Slim’s.
Saturday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price, $15
| Slim's
San Francisco’s This Charming Band celebrates the music of The Smiths and Morrissey. For Morrissey’s birthday weekend they aim to perform it as respectfully and accurately as possible while recreating the energy of those legendary live Smiths performances that we sadly can’t get anymore. Depeche Mode tribute, For The ...
Win Tix: The Brothers Comatose: Modern Bluegrass
Saturday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price, $15
| Great American Music Hall
Hailing from SF, scrappy string band The Brothers Comatose plays old-timey folk and contry chock-full of infectious, high-energy songs, making it a perfect summer soundtrack for roadtrips and backyard barbecues. The Brothers Comatose will get naked for you. In what they are calling Operation: Buck Wild, the SF-based ...
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night “Iron Man” | North Bay
Saturday, May 19 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*donations accepted
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
The North Bay Mobile Drive-In hits Novato with a renegade outdoor film screening in this DIY flash mob drive-in movie where you tune your radio to 88.3 and drink in your car. Arrive early if you plan to park and watch. There’ll also be space for ...

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. Free Community Yoga Class Every Saturday | 10 am Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA FREE Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome. Updated 3/13/19 ...
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front ...
Explore the San Francisco Tech Scene Free Walking Tour | Mozilla
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encourage and appreciated.
| Mozilla SF
Explore the San Francisco Tech Scene Free Walking Tour | Mozilla
Join the tour every Saturday at 10 am, rain or shine, in front of the Mozzilla office, 2 Harrison St (Embarcadero and Harrison), next to the Bay Bridge and Pier 26. Walk around the Financial District in San Francisco telling stories about how everything connected with ...
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal understanding ...
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Every Saturday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Rum tasting if you bring your dog
| Tripp Distillery
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Oceanfront Distillery where Rum & other Spirits are made right in front of the bar where spirit tastings and cocktails are on hand. If you bring your dog, you get free tasting of their Rums. There may also be food truck onsite on Saturdays of something ...
Free ‘UrbanKick’ Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Every Saturday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 'UrbanKick' Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Beginning July 6, 2019, an energetic, equipment-free class blends sports conditioning and kickboxing, every Saturday from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at the Salesforce Park (Main Plaza.) Best of all, there’s no pre-registration or membership required – just show up.
“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" Underground Comedy Show | SF
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: $10 | It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland
Critical Hit is hosted by Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill and Jim McVeigh at It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies in Temescal for over 4 years and still going strong. Every week, some of our favorite comedians are invited to perform. Along with the producers, you can ...
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