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The Great Compost Giveaway 2014 | SF
Saturday, April 12 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required. Bring your own bucket
| Marina Green
To thank you for your recycling and composting efforts, Recology is giving San Francisco residents up to 10 gallons of free compost made from food scraps and plants collected in the City on April 12, 2014. Free, but RSVP is required. San Francisco is now 80 percent of ...
Treasure Island 1939 Fair History Day: The Architecture | Free Lecture Series
Saturday, April 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Treasure Island Historic Building One
Timothy Pflueger had the most lasting influence among the architects for the fair, and his Federal Building was one of its most modern designs. He worked with Ralph Stackpole and other local artists and sculptors to design the iconic Court of Pacifica, and hired Diego ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
For April 12, 2014 the “Jack of All Trades” market moves back outdoors with an eclectic mix of 125+ talented bay area vendors, live music, and do-it-yourself educational workshops. First 250 people in attendance get free admission to the next Treasure Island Flea.
Peace, Love & Green Fest: Live Music, Lawn Games & Living Wall | San Mateo
Saturday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 adults; Free for those 17 and under.
| Bay Meadows
San Mateo celebrates the one-year birthday of Bay Meadows’ Living Wall and gets a jump on Earth Day with fun stuff like moss milkshakes, electric bikes, organic bites, bubbles, lawn games and live music on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Activities include: Let the kids create and explore ...
2014 Blazing Hot Firefighter & Celebrity Chef Contest | SF
Saturday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there's a suggested donation at the door for charity
| Butterfly
The third annual Blazing Hot Firefighter Competition charity event turns up the heat in San Francisco where firefighters and celebrity chefs will team up in a contest to create the Bay’s best slider. This annual event brings together firefighters, local celebrities, and popular chefs while raising money for firefighters ...
2014 Easter Egg Hunt: 10,000 Eggs | Parkmerced
Saturday, April 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parkmerced
Area children will have a golden opportunity to celebrate the start of spring at one of the largest free Easter egg hunts in the area with 10,000 eggs at noon on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The event will be held at Parkmerced Apartments at Juan Bautista ...
Wild Oakland: Knowland Park Wildflower Walk | Oakland
Saturday, April 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Knowland Park
The California Native Plant Society will visit Oakland’s Knowland Park, a 500-acre wildland park and home to diverse native plant communities and wildlife. Free, but an RSVP is required to info@wildoakland.org. They’ll tour the native grasslands – depending upon rain, there may be wildflower displays with the East ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, April 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...Monthly

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class | Berkeley
Saturday, April 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (UC Berkeley)

Please note, this class will be held at UC Berkeley, not Justin Herman Plaza as originally published. Please meetup at the ‘Beginner’s Wall” on the south side of Mulford Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, illustrated in the map below. Monthly

Cardboard Design Challenge: Lake Merritt Gazebo | Oakland
Saturday, April 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Gazebo
Want to design a public space with a group of friends? Challenge yourself to improve the space around Oakland’s Lake Merritt gazebo with seating and entertainment ideas or whatever you can think of to attract people to use this space. But the challenge is to ...
30% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2014 – Saturday | Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Estates is back with a fall celebration of around 100 top-notch wines. Enjoy three hours of unlimited tastings from a unique collection of top local wineries and boutique producers from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Paso Robles, plus wines from around the world. Vintners Market at the ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Saturday, April 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free sailboat rides will be happening on April 12, 2014 during the Berkeley Bay Festival, and not on April 13 as was originally posted.
Temescal Community Day: Sports, Arts & Skillshares | Oakland
Saturday, April 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
Get to know your neighbors with an afternoon of fun and community building activities including sports, music, arts and crafts, skill sharing, and more. The community day will take place at Mosswood Park between Broadway and MacArthur. There will be a community potluck, so feel free ...
Indie Beach Pop Concert: The She’s | Amoeba SF
Saturday, April 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Amoeba and Converse Rubber Tracks are proud to partner and present The She’s — born and bred San Francisco gals who create garage-pop beachy tunes that make you want to fast forward to summer. Join up for a live set and signing in celebration of their ...
Free Opening Day 2014: SF “Dogfish” Professional Ultimate Frisbee | SF One of SF’s Pro Ultimate Frisbee teams, the San Francisco Dogfish, are hooking all Funcheap readers up with free admission to the 2014 opening day April 12th match against the Seattle Rainmakers. San Francisco Dogfish vs. Seattle Rainmakers MLU Professional Ultimate Frisbee Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 2pm Boxer ...
Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, April 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Raymond Kimbell Playground
Join up for some serious old school spy action, but among the crowds of the Cherry Blossom Festival at a nearby park. Bring a bandanna and a single shoot blaster.
Win Tix: Superhero Murder Mystery Game, Dance Party & Dinner | SoMa
Saturday, April 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $45 each. Costumes are mandatory.
| Secret Location (SF)
Doctor Twist’s Superhero Murder Mystery party might just be the most elaborately silly thing you can possibly do this year. With a full cast of actors playing “suspects”, they will all try and defeat the evil Supervillain, have a dance party and enjoy some food. Superhero ...
Meet “Top Chef” Carla Hall of ABC’s The Chew | San Jose
Saturday, April 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Celebrity chef Carla Hall, Co-Host of ABC’s The Chew and “Fan Favorite” on Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars will be doing a cooking demo at Santana Row Park and signing copies of her new book at Sur la Table on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Carla Hall Meet & Greet Schedule Demo and ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Saturday, April 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Lands End (Pt. Lobos)

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Chrome Store Opening Party: Free Tattoos, Beer & Tacos | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chrome (Mission)
Chrome is opening up their fifth HUB and their second to SF in the Mission District on Saturday, April 12, 2014. They’re celebrating with a party, live free flash tattooing by Courtney from Black and Blue Tattoo (first come, first serve and tips are encouraged), free beer from Speakeasy ...
Comedy Roast of a Bus-Riding Techie | SF Get your egg cartons and your best protest sandals; on April 12, 2014, RoastSF will be roasting one of the most hated people by all San Francisco’s natives (native meaning they’ve lived in SF for at least two years) – the no good, clean faced, home stealing, ...
Win Tix: Willie Nelson & Family | Greek Theatre
Saturday, April 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $49.50
| Greek Theatre
If ever the words “living legend” were more than just public relations bluster, the application would be to Willie Hugh Nelson. The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” His career has spanned six decades. ...

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 1/28/2020 ...
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 ...
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 ...
“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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