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Events for May 19, 2021

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Wednesday, May 19

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park

Please note that as of April 2022, admission the Japanese Tea Garden now is free for San Francisco residents with valid ID. Free hours for everyone (even non-residents) are 9-10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world ...Every Wednesday

“Free Yoga & Vaccine Slots” at SF’s Secret Garden Oasis
Wednesday, May 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Kapwa Gardens (SOMA Pilipinas)

Stretch your body, test for COVID and get those hard to get vaccine slots at Moscone every 1st and 3rd Wed in SOMA’s secret garden Oasis. Free COVID-19 Testing at Kapwa Gardens every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 10 AM – 4 PM. Walk-ins are ...

ArtScapes in the Garden: Ikebana Exhibit (May 19-23)
Wednesday, May 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10*
*FREE with General Garden Admission ($10). FREE for kids 12 and under
| Ruth Bancroft Garden
The Ruth Bancroft Garden and San Francisco’s Sogestsu School of Ikebana are proud to present this unusual exhibition of large scale works that will incorporate plant materials from the Garden itself and be on display throughout in this first-ever wholly outdoor ikebana exhibit at the ...
Mindful Movement and Fitness Fun (1 Week Free) *This is a six-week class with Lance McGee in the outdoor plaza of the Presidio Theatre.* Improve your well-being with a rejuvenating combination of playful, circus-inspired activities, dance and gentle movement, and relaxing guided meditation led by Wellness Coach Lance McGee, who is also known as ...
“Sustain-a-Palooza” Virtual Celebration (May 19-20)
Wednesday, May 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free / Pay what you can
Sustain-a-Palooza! A Celebration of the Next New Normal (FREE virtual event) Designed for Bay Area residents interested in living our best healthy, sustainable, equitable, civically-engaged Bay Area lives. At the end of the day, we still need to make dinner, deal with laundry and ponder the hundreds of ...
Castro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, May 19 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market

Welcome back your favorite farmers to the corner of Market and Noe Streets as they offer their amazing citrus, tasty root vegetables, honey, flowers, baked goods, and beautiful leafy greens.  Castro Farmers’ Market Every Wed., April 5 – November 15, 2023 | 3p-7p Castro Farmer’s ...Every Wednesday

San Francisco’s Asian Small Business Forum
Wednesday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
Join our friends at Doordash during APA heritage month as we spotlight San Francisco’s Asian small business community During this Forum, 5 Asian-owned San Francisco small business owners will tell their story and share details of how they are pivoting and embracing new ways of doing ...
Exploratorium’s Full-Spectrum Science Online: Big and Small
Wednesday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online Event
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world. When you make things big or small, whether physical or biological, they change form. Spiders the size of minivans, or people the size of blood cells, are the things of science fiction, and would ...
Virtual Mat Pilates Class with Karina Blackwood
Wednesday, May 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Join us for a FREE virtual mat pilates class! Based in New York City, Karina Blackwood offers yoga and Pilates classes that transform lives and restore the mind, body, and soul. Karina found yoga to be her true calling after experiencing firsthand its effect on her ability ...
Virtual “Garden Feast” for San Francisco Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $1*
*Donations of any amount appreciated
| San Francisco Botanical Garden
Wed, May 19, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific time While we won’t be able to feast together at the Garden this year, we look forward to celebrating this annual tradition with you online. This past year has made us long for travel, so we invite you to travel the world ...
Stronger, Higher, Faster: Big Wave Surfing and Climate Change
Wednesday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Virtual/Online Event
Wed, May 19, 2021, 6:00 PM Pacific time The impacts of climate change are felt all over the world, and Mavericks, the legendary surf break near Half Moon Bay, is no exception. Waves there can crest well above 50-feet during a big swell – and as ...
Make a Community/Non Profit Impact with YCore (Info Session)
Wednesday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
YCore is a social impact fellowship for young professionals and we’re recruiting for our next program cycle running June 2021 – October 2021. We know young professionals want to make an impact—now. In our four-month, after-work program, young professionals gain the tools to become champions for ...
Perfectly Queer Reading “Bay Area Queer Writers Association”
Wednesday, May 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Perfectly Queer welcomes four members of the Bay Area Queer Writers Association May 19. Liz Faraim (STITCHES AND SEPSIS), Wayne Goodman (TIM-TAM AND THE SPACE PIRATES), R.L. Merrill (HAUNTS & HELLIONS), and M.D. Neu (THE CALLED) will read from 7pm to 8:15pm and discuss the ...
“HellaSecret” SF Outdoor Comedy Night & Secret Beer Garden (Marina)

We’ve got a new covered secret beer garden to introduce you to for HellaSecret – a new series of pop-up 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. This ...Every Wednesday

“Dinner and a Show” at Asiento
Wednesday, May 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*purchase 2 menu items required
| Asiento

Reserve your table for 2 or more for dinner and a comedy show on Asiento’s beautiful outdoor parklet Outdoor Dining is BACK in SF! Don’t let the social isolation get to you. Reserve your table for 2 or more and enjoy a delicious meal from ...Every Wednesday

Mad Jokes at Mad Oak
Wednesday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*First Come first Serve
| Mad Oak

F Bomb Comedy is bringing the best comics from the Bay and beyond to the beautifully intimate patio at Mad Oak! Come laugh your troubles away with comics that have appeared on Netflix, HBO, and Comedy Central while enjoying amazing foos and drink. Each show ...Every Wednesday

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