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Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...Monthly
Bay Area Dance Week: Carnaval, Tahitan Dance & More | 2019
Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 21st anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 26-May 5, 2019. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 hundred free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, ...
Oakland Art Month | May 2019
The entire month of May is dedicated to promote events, performances, and shows that highlight the inclusion of artists and work created in Oakland.
Oakland Art Month
Many events free, others require paid tickets
View the entire Oakland Art Month schedule of events
Oakland Art Month Highlights
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SF Zoo Free Admission Day
The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round. You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...
SF’s Brand New “Off the Grid” Embarcadero Kickoff | Every Mon/Wed/Fri
Starting Wednesday May 1, join OTG for rotating mobile food selections off the eaten track — just steps away from the San Francisco Railway Museum and the iconic Ferry Building — on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11am-2pm.
-Off the Grid’s Embarcadero market features curated mobile ...
SF City Guides: Rare Walking Tours Month | May 2019
San Francisco City Guides offers dozens of free guided walking tours, all over the city, throughout the year. During the months of May and October, when the San Francisco weather is particularly pleasant, City Guides adds a series of neighborhood explorations to its year round ...
AMP: Oakland’s Brand New Free Outdoor 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, ...
Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant Rights | East Bay
Get ready with your signs, organize your family, friends and neighbors and join May Day March on Wednesday, May 1st at 3 pm at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland for a rally.
Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant Rights | East Bay
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Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly
May Day SF 2019: March & Speak Out | SF
Celebrate International Workers Day at a March and Speak Out against discriminatory and dangerous working conditions.
Join up with workers who are organizing against racism and sexism in hiring and on the job, unsafe worksites, and the abuse of at-will employees. Meet and support San Francisco ...
Asian Pacific American Heritage Awards Ceremony | Herbst Theater
Please join in at the 2019 Asian Pacific American Heritage Awards Ceremony and Reception on May 1 at the Herbst Theater.
This official City and County of San Francisco event aims to bring together Bay Area communities in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This ...
Bay Area Dance Week: Poi Class & Open Jam | East Bay
Intrigued by firedancing or dancing with light? Interested in learning to spin poi? Begin your poi journey with this free intro class.
What is poi?
Poi involves swinging and dancing with tethered weights through a variety of rhythmic and geometric patterns.
In this class, explore the basics of ...
First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF
Free hop on/hop off brewery shuttle. Start at any of the eight participating breweries, then hop on any one of three vans running approximately every 30 minutes. First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle Every 1st Wednesday | 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Speakeasy Brewery, 1195 Evans ...Monthly
Free Author Talk on Japanese Hotpot & Asian One-pot | Omnivore Books
Simply Hot Pots brings hot pot cooking to your table with a complete course of 75 recipes, including 15 base broths (from shabu-shabu to bone broths to creamy corn and tomato broths); pork, chicken, beef, seafood, spicy, vegetable, and specialty hot pot meals; dipping sauces; ...
Bay Area Dance Week: UpSwing Aerial Dance Class | Berkeley
UpSwing Aerial Dance Company & students take flight on May 1 in a one hour free studio showing that explores the magic of dancing on the floor and into the air.
There will be dancing on the wall, in the air and everywhere in between. Celebrate ...
Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF
Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, gather at Alta Plaza Park for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city.
The half hour workouts are different each week, but consist of boot camp style workouts like running hills, core work, ...
“Heart of the City” Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, ...
SF Public Library’s $1 Book Sale | Civic Center
Starting in April, the San Francisco Public Library hosts weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library.
All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library.
SF Public ...
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure.
Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday from ...
Castro Farmers’ Market | SF
Every Wednesday night throughout the season, starting March 13, 2019, Noe Street is abloom with fresh fruits and vegetables as the Castro Farmers’ Market brings California’s best to the neighborhood.
The farmers’ market is open 4-8 pm, rain or shine, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. The market will ...
Wellness Wednesdays Free Community Yoga | Westfield Centre
With the goal of making yoga accessible to the community, this weekly free class focuses on continuous flow, attention to alignment, and mindful thinking.
This class brings a sense of fun and creativity while incorporating a few nuggets of yogic wisdom along the way. Make sure ...
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, carb ...
“Karma Cinema”: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
Time to get generous; The New Parkway Theater is letting you pay-what-you-wish for a movie ticket every Wednesday night.
Theater doors open at 6 pm every Wednesday and every movie (albeit a few exceptions like private events) will be offered on a sliding scale of a penny (if ...
Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Mmmm… chocolate! Four days a week, Dandelion Chocolates offer $5 factory tours (with tastings) and they’ll send you off with a hot chocolate gift card so you can end your experience on an extra chocolatey note. These tours can book up months in advance (especially for ...
Free Malthouse Tour: 22 Admrial Malt-Brewed Beers | Alameda
Come on Wednesdays (and now, Saturdays and Sundays) for free tours of the malthouse. Learn the story of malt and its foundational role in beer. Discover the connection between farmer, maltster and brewer (or distiller) and find out what makes Admiral’s California-grown, floor-malted barley so ...
“Musical Wednesdays” Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Start your week singing with Musical Mondays or get over the hump with Musical Wednesdays at The Edge in the Castro, where they play all of your favorite musicals to sing and drink along with a different theme each week from 7 pm to 2 am every ...
Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights | Peninsula
The Historic 7 Mile House will be hosts a weekly Wednesday Latin night and will feature the Bay Area’s best Latin bands on a rotating schedule.
Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights
Every Wednesday at 7 pm
7 Mile Sports Bar & Grill, 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA
FREE (No Cover. Reservations ...
Subhumans: Comedy & Music for Bad People | Berkeley
Everyone’s a bad person, and anyone who says they aren’t is a big, stinkin’ liar. We’ve all done evil, for many different reasons. Maybe you double-dipped a chip at a party or cheated on your partner. Whatever you did, you’re guilty.
The good news is, the ...
Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights | Cigar Bar
Join the Cigar Bar & Grill every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Jazz show (both traditional jazz and latin jazz) by local Bay Area musicians.
Shows start at 8pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & Jazz. For complete line-up and more information please visit their website.
The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF
Every joke starts with a premise and every Wednesday Comedians Jeff Dean, James Mwaura and Andrew Orolfo bring together the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to turn these premises into hilarious bits.
Join them in The Laundry’s hidden and intimate comedy basement. Surprise drop ...
Free Game Night Wednesdays at The Amplifier | Oakland
Wanna play a game? How about have a drink? How about both? Join us every Wednesday night at The Amplifier from 8 pm-close for game night. We have tons of new and favorite board games for you to play, and we might even be persuaded ...
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach.
Get lubricated on $3 – $3.50 drink specials, and compete in Rock Paper Scissors tournament qualifying rounds while moving from bar to bar. The tournament champ wins a bar tab. Meet new people while earning points to ...
F Bomb’s “Laugh w/ Dignity” Free Comedy Show | SF
Come see real, live, up close, and uncaged comedians in an intimate environment at one of North Beach’s favorite watering holes, La Rocca’s corner. 21+ only.
The show is free, the drinks are cheap with Happy Hour pricing all night, and the laughs are plenty. Hang with ...
“Housepitality” DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa
Housepitality SF gives you a reason to come out dancing every Wednesday night with world-class artists and free champagne.
Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount). The RSVP list closes at 6 pm on the day of the show.
Housepitality DJ Night
Every Wednesday ...
Craiglist Missed Connections: Improv & Original Jokes | PianoFight
PianoFight’s house team, Original Jokes takes the stage to improvise based off a Craigslist missed connection that is picked by the audience. Combine that with a PianoFight selected improv team opening the show for double the hilarity and you have one hilarious show.
Craiglist Missed Connections: ...
The Real Honeys of SF: Reality TV Inspired Improv Show | SF
The Real Honeys of SF is the show that doesn’t save any drama for your mama. Local Honey will create a brand new reality show from scratch, right in front of your eyes and inspired by you.
Audience suggestions are used complete with wacky characters, ...