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Saturday, May 8

Mission District Free Photo Walk
Saturday, May 8 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
Led by a professional photographer, explore the history and artistry of the murals that adorn San Francisco’s Mission District during this free photowalk with IRIS Creative. Experience the culture behind the graphic interpretations of life, capturing the flow and interconnectivity of each of these murals, ...
Inner Richmond Cleanup
Saturday, May 8 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up at https://bit.ly/2QJEbcE
| George Peabody Elementary
We will be cleaning up the blocks between Geary Blvd and Lake St from Arguello Blvd to Park Presidio Blvd. Meet at 6th Ave entrance of George Peabody Elementary (251 6th Ave). All supplies provided. Sign up at https://bit.ly/2QJEbcE.

American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Virtual Program
Saturday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE
On Saturday, May 8, American Red Cross will Sound the Alarm in our communities through free virtual home fire safety education sessions. We’ll help households create a home-fire escape plan and emergency go-bag, along with other actionable steps to prevent home fires. We’ll also walk ...
SF’s Virtual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival The West Coast’s largest Taiwanese American celebration returns with an exciting new online format on Saturday May 8th, 2021! Join us for an all-day, free, and family-friendly festival showcasing Taiwanese culture, food, entertainment, activities and more. Check out mouth-watering delicacies (you can even pre-order some Liang ...
11th Annual “Healing Hearts” 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention (May 8-15) Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS) will host its 11th annual community event—Healing Hearts 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention. This week-long, virtual walk/run event is an opportunity for community members to support suicide prevention and awareness, mental health awareness, community wellness, and the life-saving ...
Mother’s Day at the Ferry Building (May 8-9)
Saturday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, no free activities, everything for purchase
| San Francisco Ferry Building
Celebrating Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, the Ferry Building welcomes Flowers by Romy with a selection of beautiful flower bouquets to treat Mom. Visitors can also commemorate the special day with loved ones by posing for gorgeous portraits in front ...
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, May 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

“You Glow Girl” Pop-Up BeautyCon
Saturday, May 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: $35*
*Early bird tickets available until 4/26. Get $25 tix ($10 off) with code; "earlybird10"
| Marina District San Francisco TBA
SF Beauties! Want to get your beauty groove back, the one before sweats and pyjamas became your daily wardrobe? Are you ready for a change in your skincare? Looking to level up your self-care routine? Then you don’t want to miss this. Introducing YOU GLOW GIRL! Early ...
SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru June 2021)
Saturday, May 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)

San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend — now through June 2021. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. San Francisco Chinatown ...Every Saturday

Open Air Artisan Faire: Makers Market (Santana Row)
Saturday, May 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
MAKERS MARKET – An outdoor Marketplace of 50+ of the Best Local Makers, Great Vibes HAPPY SPRING! Come on out to beautiful, sunny Santana Row and shop small from your local community! Come out, shop from local artists, listen to great music and grab a drink or ...
$5 Tix: “San Francisco Music Hall of Fame” Grand Opening (May 8)
Saturday, May 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 ticket for the first two weeks. $12 after
| San Francisco Music Hall of Fame Gallery

Welcome to the San Francisco Music Hall of Fame Gallery, the world’s largest gallery dedicated to San Francisco and Bay Area musicians. How did West Coast Hip-Hop, Thrash Metal, and the Psychedelic sounds of the Summer of Love all take root and thrive in the ...

Tenderloin Saturday Block Party: Art, DJs & Drag Show
Saturday, May 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 704 Larkin St.
Get ready for Street Creationz, a street fair on a closed portion of Larkin Street near O’Farrell and Ellis with art vendors, DJs and a 3pm drag show. Free stun guns and pepper spray for QT/BI Femmes of Color at the DJ Booth   View this post ...
Green Apple Books Talk “Brave in the Water”
Saturday, May 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Join us for story time with Stephanie Wildman and Emma Bland Smith on Saturday, May 8 at 12pm PT to celebrate, Brave in the Water, on Zoom! An event especially for young readers! San Francisco children’s book authors Stephanie Wildman and Emma Bland Smith will each read ...
“Mission Artists” Virtual Art Market + Open Studios (May 8-9)
Saturday, May 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Online Event
May 8-9, noon-4pm Pacific time, both days Mission Artists have hung a virtual art market for you! Browse the market any time between May 1-15. In addition to art for sale, there are videos with studio tours, painting demos, artist talks and other fun presentations. Make ...
“Create Space Festival” at Lake Merritt (Your Own Silent Disco)
Saturday, May 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10-$19 for a month subscription to Discology
| LAKE MERRITT BEHIND LANEY COLLEGE BASEBALL FIELD
All of you Created Space for 1 Year. 10,000+ of you were open to strange, willing to connect with new person, place, and thing; safely with masks, and always dancing in distance. It’s time to celebrate this achievement with a festival. — How does Discology work? — 1. Bring ANY ...
African Violet Community Art Walk (Pittsburgh)
Saturday, May 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There was not cost submitted, so e're assuming this is free
| African Violet Studio
All ages are welcome. Parking residential street parking Event includes: Grand opening of community Mural art walk. get your cameras and outfits ready for the gram. Open canvas art activity Grand opening of African Violet Fashion: come shop and get fitted! Raffle prizes 2 stages of DJs to dance the day away Catering ...
“Celestials” Film & Discussion About 19th Century Chinese Immigrants During the late 19th century, the term ‘celestial’ was used as a pejorative term to insult Chinese immigrants and laborers. Ironically, while there was discrimination towards Chinese workers in the United States, American developers still depended upon the work of Chinese immigrants, particularly when it ...
“Titans of Comedy” at Atlas Cafe
Saturday, May 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*purchase 2 menu items required
| Atlas Cafe

Reserve your table for 2 or more for lunch, drinks and a comedy show on Atlas’s outdoor covid compliant parklet Social isolation getting to you? Reserve your table for 2 or more and enjoy delicious coffee, drinks and lunch on their new, outdoor, covid compliant ...Every Saturday

Lake Merritt Outdoor Dance Class (Afro Colombian)
Saturday, May 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Support 'La Escuela Formacion en Baile y Musica Folclorica' in Guapi, Cauca - Colombia. Suggested donation of $15
| Lake Merritt, Edoff Memorial Bandstand, Oakland
Dance for a cause and join us on Saturday, May 8th at 2:00 pm in our #Bambucobeat class with a suggested donation of $15. An outdoor / socially distanced dance class for all levels to support ‘La Escuela Formacion en Baile y Musica Folclorica’ in Guapi, ...
EZMotion Band Live at Riggers Loft Wine Company
Saturday, May 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Riggers Loft Wine Company
EzMotion Band is a classic/soft rock cover band with a smooth, vibrant and melodious sound that is distinctive. We play a diverse selection of only classic and timeless popular hit songs from multiple eras. We also tap into other genres such as soul, oldies, country ...
“Spring Screaming” Music, Art & Drag Event
Saturday, May 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5- $20 donation
| Firehouse Art Co "Lottie Rose House"
Lottie Rose House Art Collective Presents: SPRING SCREAMIN’ a music + art + drag event Saturday, May 8th 2-8PM Music by… Taccarra Burrell!!! Paris Greyy!!! E. Scarlett!!! Music For Crosswords!!! G-dblink Goblin!!! Drag by… < 3 Enigma Cipriani & Luna Stone < 3 Mixology by ~*~James O’Brien Makowski~~* Art for purchase including jewelry, rugs, prints, paintings, ...
Opening Reception “Enter: Subconscious” (Albany)
Saturday, May 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Abrams Claghorn Gallery
In the gallery for May 2021: — May Lo presents her latest series ‘Enter: Subconscious’ — Join us for a reception for the artist Saturday, May 8th, from 3 – 5pm — “This body of work was a conscientious experiment in letting the subconscious take control. Rather than focusing on what I ...
YAX Mother’s Day Virtual Blockprinting Workshop Celebrate Mother’s Day with a 2-hour virtual blockprinting workshop, hosted by Youth Art Exchange printmaker Alyssa Aviles. Create your own block print to make prints, cards, totes and more with your very own design! $25 tickets just for workshop (use your own supplies) $60 tickets including shipping ...
5p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)

Get ready for the original “HellaSecret” comedy show. A new series of pop-up (and socially distant) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. Tiki bar outdoor comedy ...

Comedy Oakland Online Saturday, May 8, 7pm Pacific time Laugh with your mother on the night before Mother’s Day. Comedy Oakland brings you a great show that includes comedians who are mothers and comedians that have mothers. Comedy Oakland is the Winner of 2021 Best Virtual Comedy Night in ...
Sat 7p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)

Get ready for SF’s very first fully-dedicated outdoor comedy club – part of our new pop-up (and socially-distant) comedy shows at unique outdoor spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. Get $5 ...

Comedy Oakland Online (Mothers Day Weekend Comedy)
Saturday, May 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Laugh with your mother for Mothers Day. Comedy Oakland brings you comedians that are mothers and comedians that have mothers for a family show that can’t be beat. And it is FREE from your home. Comedy Oakland is the Winner of 2021 Best Virtual Comedy Night ...
7p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)

Get ready for the original “HellaSecret” comedy show. A new series of pop-up (and socially distant) live outdoor comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. Tiki bar outdoor comedy ...

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Sat 7p Show: “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (SF)

Discover SF’s new secret speakeasy comedy night! Now that indoor performances are finally allowed again, we are setting us small socially-distant “speakeasy” style comedy shows. Seating is limited to 50% capacity and the venue is following all of San Francisco’s protocols for indoor dining and ...

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