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Saturday, May 12

47th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
47th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

UCSF Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | UCSF Department of Dermatology
UCSF Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening | SF
Join to a free skin cancer screening event at the UCSF Department of Dermatology. Screenings are open to the public and no need to be a patient of UCSF to attend. Insurance and appointments are not required. UCSF Annual FREE Skin Cancer Screening | SF Saturday, May ...

2018 Gira de Libro: Bicycle Library Tour | San Jose
2018 Gira de Libro: Bicycle Library Tour | San Jose
Enjoy the City of San Jose’s Public library and bikeways at the fifth annual Gira de Libro Library Tour by Bicycle, a guided bicycle ride that will visit Joyce Ellington and Alviso Branch Library. 2018 Gira de Libro Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 8:45 am – 4 pm Joyce Ellington ...
2018 Timbuk2 Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring some money for purchase.
| Timbuk2 Factory Store
2018 Timbuk2 Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | Mission Dist.

Timbuk2’s Warehouse Sale is back for a Back to School edition. Expect huge discounts (up to 70% off), bags from $20, samples and prototypes. You’ll find deals on backpacks, messenger bags, luggage, bike accessories, “totally totes,” crossbodies and more. Plus there’s a free gift to ...

Free Redwood State Park Days: May 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: May 2018 | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Downtown Alameda’s 2018 Spring Festival | East Bay
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Park Street Business District
Downtown Alameda's 2018 Spring Festival | East Bay

The Park Street Spring Festival is a Mother’s Day tradition that takes place in Alameda every year during the second weekend in May. Downtown Alameda Spring Festival May 12-13, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm Park Street, Alameda (btwn Lincon and Encinal) FREE There ...

2018 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Union Square Park
2018 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival will once again be held in Union Square. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture through food, music, performances and fun workshops. 26th Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival Saturday, May 12, 2018 ...
“Free Oakland Walking Tours” 2018 Kick Off | Jack London Square Waterfront
"Free Oakland Walking Tours" 2018 Kick Off | Jack London Square Waterfront

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2018 Dates Saturday, May 12 Wednesday, June 6 ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 12 – 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 ...

Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for other purchases
| Santana Row
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning to Santana Row on Saturday, May 12. Come say hello between 10 am-8 pm and pick up some super cute treats, while supplies last.
2nd WAG Dog Festival | Sausalito
Saturday, May 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all two and four legged attendees
| Marinship Park
2nd WAG Dog Festival | Sausalito
The City of Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department presents their 2nd WAG Dog Festival. 2nd WAG Dog Festival Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 10 am to 3 pm Marinship Park, Marinship Way, Sausalito FREE There are dog-related vendors, rescues, non-profits, and food and beverages. The Marin Humane Society, and Family Dog ...
Oakland’s “Esports Arena” Grand Opening | Jack London Square
Oakland's "Esports Arena" Grand Opening | Jack London Square
Esports Arena Oakland presents Smash Royale. The doors are finally open on Oakland’s highly anticipated arena in Jack London Square. Come enjoy the brand new space in a fun, community built atmosphere. They’ll be mixing fighting games and shooters this event. Register to Play. For fighting ...
Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios | South Bay
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All over South Bay & Peninsula
Silicon Valley Artists' Open Studios | South Bay

Silicon Valley Open Studios is an opportunity to experience a wide variety of art and talk with local artists in the comfort of their own studios from 11 am to 5 pm during the first three weekends in May. 2018 Silicon Valley Open Studios First Three Weekends ...

“March For Our Health” Pro-Healthcare Rally & Protest | Oakland
Saturday, May 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
"March For Our Health" Pro-Healthcare Rally & Protest | Oakland
We all have a right to a healthy life. That means a right to healthcare, a right to clean air, clean water, and a clean earth, to healthy food, a right to a job and housing and the right to live a life free of ...
30th Annual “May Madness” Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade | North Bay
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
30th Annual "May Madness" Rock & Rollin' Car Show & Parade | North Bay
The checkered flag drops for May Madness, the longest running car show and parade in Northern California, which welcomes the finest rods, customs, classics, art cars, utility vehicles, modified and other cool vehicles to Downtown San Rafael. 30th Annual May Madness Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade Saturday, May ...
2018 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Arts Gallery
2018 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF

Art Explosion Studios, the city’s largest artist collective, is holding its annual Spring Open Studios in the Mission District. Come see over 100 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will be showing, so there will ...

2018 Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh Festival: Saturday | Mountain View
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Mountain View
2018 Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh Festival: Saturday | Mountain View

Celebrate the fifth annual Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh in downtown Mountain View. The fleadh, pronounced “Flaa,”the Irish word for festival, is a gathering and celebration of Irish culture and traditions bringing people together to share festivities, happiness and joy. 2018 Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh – Saturday, ...

80th Anniversary Golden Gate Park’s Fly Casting Pool & Free BBQ | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Angler's Lodge & Casting Pools
80th Anniversary Golden Gate Park's Fly Casting Pool & Free BBQ | SF
Join the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club for a celebration marking the 80th anniversary of the historic Angler’s Lodge and Casting Pools (1232 John F. Kennedy Drive) in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, May 12. A project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938, ...
“New Growth 2018” Annual Youth Art Exhibition | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
"New Growth 2018" Annual Youth Art Exhibition | SF
Root Division proudly presents “New Growth 2018:Vibrant Voices, their annual Youth Art Celebration & Exhibition, featuring hands-on family art-making activities alongside an exhibition of artwork made by students and instructors in Root Division’s free after school Youth Education Program. This year’s theme celebrates the vibrancy of ...
Innov Gnawa with Book of J: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Innov Gnawa with Book of J: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This spiritually charged double bill pairs the black Moroccan ritual trance music of Innov Gnawa with Book of J’s radical Hebraic blues. The Grammy-nominated New York musical collective Innov draws on Fez-born Hassan Ben Jaafer’s treasure trove of musical knowledge brought to Morocco centuries ago ...

Every Saturday

Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose
Every Saturday – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose

Lululemon Athletica invites you to free Summer Yoga sessions every Saturday morning now through September at Park Valencia across from Left Bank Brasserie.
Bring your mat and enjoy a free, outdoor morning workout. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and class begins at 9 am.

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.

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 …

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Every Saturday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands

Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.
A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was …

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 …

Saturday Roller Skate Party “Disco Down Dolores” | SF
Every Saturday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday Roller Skate Party "Disco Down Dolores" | SF

This is the newer fresher rollerskate dance scene of San Francisco based in Dolores Park. Meet them from 2pm to 6pm every Saturday at Dolores Park Mulituse Court. They love rollerskates and blades alike.
Disco Down Dolores
Every Saturday | 2-6p
Multiuse Court, Dolores Park, Near Church & …

“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: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday.
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show
Every Saturday | 8 pm
It’s Your Move Game Store, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
$5
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the …

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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