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Peninsula Restaurant Week 2023 (May 19-27)
Friday, May 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Depending on which restaurant you dine at, there are special menus, dishes and offerings
| The San Francisco Peninsula region
Dining out is back. Join us for our third annual Peninsula Restaurant Week May 19-27! Celebrate our local Peninsula restaurants and give back to the community. The San Francisco Peninsula, Embarcadero Media’s Peninsula Foodist and The Six Fifty have come together to bring you nine ...
10:00 amLe March Pop-up Warehouse Sale (May 19-21)  FREE*
*Free to come! No tickets necessary
“Into the Brightness” Brand New Exhibition at OMCA (Opens May 19th)

In collaboration with three profound Bay Area institutions, Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD at the Oakland Museum of California celebrates myriad works from contemporary artists with developmental disabilities. From painting to sculpture to multimedia, these world-renowned artists are producing ...

Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Rueda Con Ritmo (SF)
Friday, May 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

The 2023 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts a full lineup of free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival opens on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm with John Santos Sextet + The Afro-Peruvian Coalition. Now in its 23rd year, the Festival will ...

“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

New Special Exhibit: “Decoding the Eye” at SF’s Museum of the Eye (Opens May 2023)
Friday, May 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye

The Museum of the Eye is offering a new special exhibit from May 10, 2023 – April 2024. Explore how the symbol of the eye has been used throughout history and in cultures all over the world. From the Eye of Horus to the Evil ...

12:00 pmRosé Wine & Spirits Day: $30 For Tastings & Food Pairings (Lake Chalet)  $30*
*$30 is for full tastings and paired food dishes.
SF’s Newest Park & Dog Play Area Re-opening (Merced Heights)
Friday, May 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Merced Heights Playground
Merced Heights Lower Terrace Reopening Celebration on May 19, 2023 You’re invited to a reopening celebration for the lower terrace of Merced Heights Playground (801 Shields Street) on Friday, May 19 from noon to 1 p.m. The event will feature brief remarks, a senior fitness demonstration, ...
Tattto & Body Art Expo 2023 at Cow Palace (May 19-21)

Body Art Expo will be back at the Cow Palace May 19th-21st!! Get your tickets early!!! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience over 200+ body art and piercing vendors. The 2023 Body Art Expo, presented by MEGA productions, will take place in our South Hall ...

SF’s Free “Birding Hour” w/ Binoculars Provided at Heron’s Head Park (Feb-May)
Friday, May 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heron's Head Park

Amateur Birding Hour at the EcoCenter in Heron’s Head Park Swing by the EcoCenter in Heron’s Head Park (32 Jennings Street) for our Amateur Birding Hour on Friday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. from February to May 2023 With binoculars and bird guides provided ...Every Friday

3:00 pmFillmore Happy Hour Cleanup (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/450054/
3:30 pmWest Portal Cleanup (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/415143/
Oakland Greek Festival 2023 (May 19 – 21)
Friday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Adults $5, Children 12 & under are free.
| Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension

The Oakland Greek Festival returns for its anticipated weekend event as Oakland’s historic treasure with delicious homemade cuisine and breathtaking panoramic views of the entire SF Bay Area! Come help us celebrate and rejoice our Cuisine, Music, Dance, Art, and Return to our annual community ...

4:00 pmFeel Good Fridays w/ $5 Happy Hour (SF)  FREE*
*No RSVP required and free to the public to enter
Oakland’s “Live in The Laurel” Music Fest Kickoff w/ Laura & Anton (2023)
Friday, May 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Vetiver

The Live in The Laurel offers outstanding locally-based live music in The Laurel district of Oakland. Each month, explore some rising stars and local favorites as they perform free shows in intimate venues along MacArthur Boulevard. Visitors are invited to dine at participating restaurant venues ...

Road Trip: Sacramento’s Free Summer 2023 Concerts (May 19)
Friday, May 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cesar Chavez Plaza Sacramento

Concerts In The Park Return May 5! We can’t wait to see you in Cesar Chavez Plaza every Friday night May 5 – July 28 (except July 7) from 5 – 9 PM. Concerts in the Park is always free and always fun with a ...

5:00 pmTarot Card Readings & Wine Tasting  $30*
*$30 for Tarot Card reading, free wine tasting!
“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2023)
Friday, May 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
| Fort Mason Center

California’s largest nighttime street food festival is back in San Francisco every Friday beginning March 24, 2023! Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center returns for its 13th season celebrating the variety, diversity and passion of the Bay Area food truck scene and beyond. With over ...Every Friday

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, May 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices ...Every Friday

Levi’s “501 Experience” Free Pop-up Concerts at SF’s Armory (May 19-27)
Friday, May 19 – 5:01 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Armory

Immerse yourself in the world of Levi’s at the 150th Anniversary celebration of their iconic 501 jean with a 40,000 sq ft. experience inside on of San Francisco’s most historic and iconic buildings, the Armory. Open to the public from May 19, 2023 through May ...

6:00 pm“A Zings In Your May” Free Stand-Up Comedy (SF)  FREE
“Find Your Crew” Free Film Screening & Content Creator Mixer (Oakland)
Friday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
The future of filmmaking is in the Bay Area! In 2023, the film industry is finally recognizing that diversity in representation has a huge impact in the stories we tell and the audiences we connect with. From Black Panther to Shang-Chi, the Bay Area has ...
FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2023)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live 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 HellaSecret comedy show ...

“Invincible Black Soul” Art Opening at SF Arts Commission
Friday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAC Main Gallery
Opening tonight, Friday, May 19th! Invincible Black Soul: The Art of Bearing Witness Join us for the opening reception of Invincible Black Soul: The Art of Bearing Witness on Friday, May 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. SFAC Galleries is thrilled to present Invincible Black Soul: The Art of Bearing Witness, ...
6:00 pmMillbrae Art Show (May 19-20)  FREE
“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2023)
Friday, May 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (normally $15-20). Two drink minimum required
| Mayes Oyster House

Crime is no laughing matter in San Francisco… unless it’s Comedians with Criminal Records – a unique showcase of professional comics who’ve had troubles with the law in the past. In addition to an hilarious comedy set, you’ll also hear the back-story of the comedian ...Every Saturday

7:00 pm“Deep Cut Comedy” Live Stand Up at Fish & Farm (SF)  FREE
SF’s Winterfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2023 (Speakeasy Brewery)
Friday, May 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
| Speakeasy Brewery

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997. Come celebrate this legacy with a special pop-up comedy festival every Friday night. Special Cinco de Mayo Comedy Festival! Friday, May 5, 2023 – 7pm and ...Every Friday

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Show + Dim Sum: Live in Chinatown (SF)
Friday, May 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Chi Lounge / Imperial Palace (Chinatown)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Deep in mystical Chinatown, located inside the Imperial Palace ...Every Friday

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