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Saturday, May 18

2019 Oakland Veg Fest | Lake Merritt
Saturday, May 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater

The Oakland VegFest is back for their fifth year, organized by the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC). As always, the VegFest is totally free and open to the public, and will feature awesome food, vendors, speakers, a “cutest dog” contest, and a kids area. Oakland ...

2019 Lake Merritt Free Boat Rental Day & Dragon Boat Rides | Oakland
Saturday, May 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boating Center
Lake Merritt Boating Center hosts their annual Open House with free boat rentals. Come join the fun at Lake Merritt and get on the water to celebrate the National Safe Boating Week. Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Free half-hour boat rentals Whaleboat and ...

2019 “Taste of Town Center” Free Food Tasting Festival | Corte Madera
Saturday, May 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
The 10th Annual Taste of Town Center will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 featuring an afternoon of free, outdoor fun for the whole family. Designed to introduce the community to the dining options at Town Center, the event will offer bites of the tastiest ...
Berkeley Bluegrass Festival: Free Workshops & Jams | Freight & Salvage

For the fourth year, the Freight & Salvage celebrates incredible talent with the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, May 16-19, 2019. Programmed by Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis and The Freight’s program director Peter Williams, Berkeley Bluegrass Festival brings together leaders of the genre, up-and-coming artists, and music ...

Romani Brass Band: Džambo Aguševi Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, May 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Straight outta Macedonia, the Roma brass band sensation Džambo Aguševi Orchestra turns the Gardens into a raging Balkan dance party. Led by the brilliant trumpeter Džambo Aguševi, the group headlines the Roma Festival, an event presented by the human rights advocacy organization Voice of Roma. ...
Maker Faire Bay Area: Volunteer to Earn Free Tickets | Saturday
Saturday, May 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for volunteer plus one, $25-50 otherwise
| San Mateo County Event Center

Are you looking for a fun, playful community service opportunity teaching people to love to make things – one that comes with two free tickets to Maker Faire, the Greatest Show & Tell on Earth? Helpful people from across the Bay Area have been invited ...

Facebook’s “Cajun Carnival”: Mardi Gras & Blues Fest | Facebook HQ
Saturday, May 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
| Facebook Headquarters
Please check the event website for any rain updates. Facebook Festival present “Cajun Carnival – A Mardi Gras & Blues Festival” featuring a free Kids’ Zone, food trucks, a farmers’ market, artisans & crafts, craft beer, plus wine and cocktails. Entertainment & Live Music: Community Stage: -1:15 pm – 3:15 ...
Canceled: Emergent Landscapes: Free Art Performances in Nature | Oakland
Saturday, May 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via website
| Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
Emergent Landscapes is a free contemporary art event on Saturday, May 18, 1-8pm at an ancient volcano called Round Top located within Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve in Oakland, CA. Join us for immersive art performances and installations centering People of Color (POC) imaginations and futures. Artists ...
Courthouse Docket: Wedding Fashions Through Time | Redwood City
Saturday, May 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with museum admission ($6 adults/ $4 seniors and students. Children 5 and under are free.)
| San Mateo County History Museum
On Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm, the Courthouse Docket continues with a fashion show presented by The San Mateo County History Museum Auxiliary. Wedding Fashions Through Time will use outfits from the History Museum’s Millie Collection of Vintage Clothing, to explore changing fashions for wedding guests, ...
Amoeba Revolutions DJ Set: Eric Boss | SF
Saturday, May 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Hip-hop artist Eric Boss (aka E Da Boss) joins us at Amoeba SF for a Revolutions DJ set and album signing on Saturday, May 18th from 1-3pm. Buy his debut solo album, A Modern Love (out May 10th on Mocambo Records), at Amoeba SF to ...
Summer Celebration: Fashion, Music, Sweet Treats & Giveaways | Macy’s
Saturday, May 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Want to know what’s in for summer? Explore all that summer has to offer with interactive displays of Macy’s IT List. Check out the latest summer trends for all your summer celebrations and enjoy live music to dance to, sweet treats to cool off, and ...
Free Cooking Demo: Vegetarian Dishes with Chef Greg Lutes | Macy’s
Saturday, May 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Spend a delicious afternoon with Chef Greg Lutes of 3rd Cousin, an elevated neighborhood gathering place serving up New American-California cuisine. Learn from his inspirations and how to recreate his featured vegetarian dish at home. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Serving up good health. For more healthy ...
81st Annual Spring Concert: Deutscher Musikverein of SF | Tenderloin
Saturday, May 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Voluntary donations gladly accepted.
| St. Mark's Lutheran Church (SF)
The Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco (DMV) announces its 81st Annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 18th at 2 pm at St Mark’s Church in San Francisco. The 30 piece wind band performs regularly throughout the year in the San Francisco Bay Area, performing a variety ...
Free Musical Play: Xochitl and the Flowers | Community Music Center
Saturday, May 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via website
| Community Music Center
Opera Parallèle presents Xochitl and the Flowers in collaboration with Community Music Center. Based on real-life events in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, Xochitl and the Flowers tells of a family’s determination to put down roots in a new country, while still preserving the heritage of ...
Skywatchers’ “At The Table: Visions” Festival | SF
Saturday, May 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium

3-day community festival presents “At The Table: Visions” with performances by Skywatchers Ensemble and new interactive art installation. This three-day festival will take place in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and blend performance, visual arts, community dining, and dialogue to highlight the challenges facing the Tenderloin neighborhood. ...

“Game of Thrones” Pop-Up Bar Comes to SF | SoMa

In celebration of the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” The Art of Flavor brings its famous “Taste of Thrones” experience to San Francisco at the award-winning 25 Lusk restaurant. It’s a two-week pop-up that transforms the downstairs lounge into the medieval world of ...

4th Annual New Strands Festival: Staged Readings & DJ Happy Hour | SF
Saturday, May 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| The Strand Theater

On May 16 to 19, 2019, join the American Conservatory Theater’s 4th Annual New Strands Festival, where artists and audiences meet for the city’s most unique exploration of new theatrical work. During this free event, you can curate your own creative journey through performance spaces ...

2019 Walking Distance Dance Festival in the Park w/ Doggies | SF
Saturday, May 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Park performances are free and open to the public.
| Chan Kaajal Park
The Walking Distance Dance Festival features dynamic choreographers based in San Francisco and Los Angeles. During a week-long series of double bills and site-specific work across ODC home and their local neighborhood in the Mission district, dip into the speculative future, consider biorhythms of 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 ...
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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