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Volunteer: Endangered Species Day 2014 | Bay Area
Saturday, May 17 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but registration is required.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Volunteer: Endangered Species Day 2014 | Bay Area
2014 Program Options Golden Gate Beaches >> Time: 10 am–noon Location: Meet at Ocean Beach and Judah Volunteers of all ages are welcome (adult chaperones requested with youth under the age of 15). Endangered & Threatened Species: Snowy Plover. Park Stewardship San Francisco >> Time: 1-4pm Location: Lands End Volunteers of all ages are ...
9th Annual March to End Poverty | Oakland
9th Annual March to End Poverty | Oakland
The Ninth Annual March to End Poverty at Oakland’s Lake Merritt bandstand aims to raise awareness about the social conditions of the 173,156 Alameda County residents who live in poverty. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The first 400 marchers who bring a non-perishable food item to donate ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, May 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...Monthly

Free Dog Wash Weekend: “K9 Scrub Club” | North Bay
Saturday, May 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Monetary donations for local charity great appreciated
| K9 Scrub Club (Fairfax)
Free Dog Wash Weekend: "K9 Scrub Club" | North Bay

To celebrate the grand opening of the K9 Scrub Club’s newest location in Fairfax in Marin County, they will open their doors for free self-serve dog washes all weekend long. Bring along your pooch. K9 Scrub Club will supply all the shampoo, clean towels brushes and ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 17 – 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 nine Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April, May and June. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and ...Every Saturday

Woman to Walk Across San Francisco for 8 Hours as “Art” | SF
Saturday, May 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street Gallery
Woman to Walk Across San Francisco for 8 Hours as "Art" | SF
Artist Qinmin Liu misses the days when people had to actually talk to make connections — and she’s putting on a performance this weekend to try to bring them back. This Saturday, Liu will spend eight-straight hours walking across San Francisco in an attempt to find ...
Treasure Island 1939 Fair History Day: Stunning Postcards | SF
Saturday, May 17 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | The Winery
Treasure Island 1939 Fair History Day: Stunning Postcards | SF
Stunning postcards and brochures from the Golden Gate International Exposition carry you back to the Magic City on Treasure Island in 1939 and 1940. Tour the gardens and sculptures, exhibit halls, and the amusement zone. Let these ephemera from the past lead you through Billy Rose’s ...
Stern Grove On The Road: Bhangra & Food Trucks | SF
Saturday, May 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cleveland Elementary School
Stern Grove On The Road: Bhangra & Food Trucks | SF
Featuring Performances by Dholrhythms Dance Company Chelle! and Friends Other Activities: Instrument Petting Zoo with Magik*Magik Orchestra Dance Workshop with Dholrhythms Storytelling and Music Workshop with Chelle! and Friends Food Trucks and Community Information Fair
Free “Cook-A-Thon” Veggie Crudite Class | 2014 Food Revolution Day
Saturday, May 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Free "Cook-A-Thon" Veggie Crudite Class | 2014 Food Revolution Day
In celebration of Food Revolution Day weekend here in San Francisco, Tomato Sherpa will host a special “Cook-a-Thon” cooking class at Sports Basement’s Bryant location. The class will teach Sports Basement’s shoppers how to prepare Jamie Oliver’s cool, colorful and fun veggie crudite. Tomato Sherpa is a ...
2014 Wanderlust: Free Outdoor Yoga Festival | Marina
Saturday, May 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Little Marina Green
2014 Wanderlust: Free Outdoor Yoga Festival | Marina
Wanderlust Yoga in the City (YITC) takes the essence of the Wanderlust Festival into the Marina District’s urban setting, giving city-dwellers a little taste of their massive four-day festival. Free, but an RSVP is required. Wanderlust invited top local instructors to lead large, free classes. Musical performances infuse ...
SF Locally Made “Take To The Streets” Fair | Dogpatch
Saturday, May 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rickshaw Bagworks
SF Locally Made "Take To The Streets" Fair | Dogpatch
ProLocal and Rickshaw Bagworks invite you to take to the streets on Saturday, May 17th from noon to 5 pm to celebrate all things local. Come celebrate some of San Francisco’s 100% local businesses. They’ll have pop ups, live music, treats, deals, and discounts from Dogpatch ...
Free Sailboat Rides & Kayak Tours | Berkeley Marina
Saturday, May 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Free Sailboat Rides & Kayak Tours | Berkeley Marina
Looking to soak in the warm weather with the company of friends? Come the Berkeley Marina to enjoy free sailboat rides, kayak tours, food and drinks with Cal Adventures between noon and 5 pm on Saturday, May 17, 2014. They’ve got all the equipment, including life jackets, covered ...
Nudity Ban Protest. Yes, Another One | Castro
Saturday, May 17 – 12:01 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Nudity Ban Protest. Yes, Another One | Castro
In true repetitive San Francisco spirit, get naked or as bare as you dare at a nude protest against the recently enacted nudity ban. Or just come and watch and see if anyone gets arrested or gets a really awkward sunburn “down there.” Here’s what the ...
SF’s $5 Water Park with Indoor Slides | Fillmore Dist.
Saturday, May 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for adults
| Hamilton Recreation Center
SF's $5 Water Park with Indoor Slides | Fillmore Dist.

Hamilton Rec Center is a great place to cool off during a hot week. This public swimming facility features a large, heated pool and is a mini-water park with not one, but two, indoor water slides, the only ones in the city. The water slides ...

Guided Coastal Walk Along a National Historic Trail | Presdio
Saturday, May 17 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Bridge
Guided Coastal Walk Along a National Historic Trail | Presdio
Take a walk back through time to experience the cultural history of one of San Francisco’s most enduring landmarks. In 1776, some 240 men, women, and children arrived at the Golden Gate — the homeland of the Ohlone people — and established the first non-Native settlement ...
Soundproof Glass Box Experiment: “Life Soundtrack” | SF
Saturday, May 17 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Soundproof Glass Box Experiment: "Life Soundtrack" | SF
Step into a pseudo soundproof glass box with a stranger or two and observe the rhythm of the streets of San Francisco dancin’ to the different soundtracks that will be provided for you. They’ll be playin’ some jazz… perhaps the people look like they’re walkin to ...
Burton Spring 2014 Kick-Off Party w/ DJ Aaron Axelsen | Haight
Saturday, May 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 21+
| Burton Flagship Store
Burton Spring 2014 Kick-Off Party w/ DJ Aaron Axelsen | Haight
To celebrate their 2014 Spring/Summer clothing line, Burton is hosting a kick-off party to remind you that life’s a party, and you should crash it. Free, but an RSVP is required. Join them for drinks, food, Burton giveaways and live music from Painted Palms and DJ set by Aaron ...
“Black Market”: Saturday Night Market & DJs | SF
"Black Market": Saturday Night Market & DJs | SF
Black Market SF is a discovery market where the curious will find an ever evolving experience; a gathering of some of the city’s best craft artisans, food purveyors and up and coming acts in an intimate evening setting. The May 2014 theme is “Rendezvous.” You are ...
Living Painting Experiment: “ARTmoshperic Perspective” | SF
Saturday, May 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $1*
*Donations to support the artists accepted at the door
| Tunnel Top Bar
Living Painting Experiment: "ARTmoshperic Perspective" | SF
Artists Noelle Potash and Camille Grenier have experimented to create a performance where the audience is invited to step into a living painting. With the use of body paint, actors, installation, video, and live music, they will bring back the characters from Tragedies and Mythology for ...
The Comedy Roast of a Bartender | SF
Saturday, May 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are only $5 when you enter promo code "FunCheap" while ordering
| Playland Bar
The Comedy Roast of a Bartender | SF
After making the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle Business Report with the Roast of a Bus-Riding Techie, RoastSF returns with another night of drinking, laughing and general debauchery. On May 17, 2014, RoastSF presents: The Roast of a Bar Tender, with the Guest of ...
“Circus Freaks & Sideshows” Art Reception | SoMa
Saturday, May 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Arc Studios & Gallery
“Circus Freaks & Sideshows” Art Reception | SoMa
Step right up and run away with the circus as “Circus Freaks And Sideshows” comes to the Project Gallery in SoMa with featured artists Dianne Hoffman and Leslie Morgan on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Inspired by the sights, smells, sounds and showmanship of carny culture, “Circus Freaks and Sideshows” ...
Art Collective Clothing Line Launch: Free Drinks & DJ | Haight
Saturday, May 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | DSF Clothing Company & Art Gallery
Art Collective Clothing Line Launch: Free Drinks & DJ | Haight
Art collective, {ego}, is launching their new line “Le nouveau negro” at DSF. Enjoy free drinks, music, a live DJ, and a photographer to capture the moments we’re bound to forget.
1968 Godzilla Flick: Renegade Drive-In Movie Night | North Bay
Saturday, May 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
1968 Godzilla Flick: Renegade Drive-In Movie Night | North Bay
Godzilla imprisoned? In the ‘far future’ of the year 1999, the great monsters of the world have been corralled on a small island in the Pacific and the world has prospered in peace and tranquility…until a race of evil alien women seeking to dominate 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. 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 ...
“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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