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Friday, May 26

100+ SF City Hall Pride Wedding Appointments Open Today (Friday Morning)
Friday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: $98 | San Francisco City Hall
Get ready to break out the confetti and let your love shine, folks! San Francisco City Hall is throwing the wedding shindig of the year, smack dab in the middle of the Pride festivities! In a salute to the City’s vibrant LGBTQ+ history and culture, City ...
SF City Guides Memorial Day Weekend 2023 (50+ Free Walking Tours)

It’s time to learn more about your city and get out and walk. San Francisco City Guides offers free walking tours just about every day. All tours are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Memorial Day Weekend Walking Tours 2023 | ...

Free Art Show at A.C.T.’s The Strand Theater (SF)
Friday, May 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Strand Theater
Join the artists of AccessSFUSD: The Arc for their annual art show co-hosted by the American Conservatory Theater! Live performances include: A.C.T. Theater Exercises A.C.T.’s Drama Class’ Pemiere Video Saddle Care Video Music Parodies Sing-Along BollyX Dance Along Volunteering at Hyde Street Pier Video Talk Remake Music Video $1 off any visual artwork when ...
Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Rueda Con Ritmo (SF)
Friday, May 26 – 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

“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 ...

New Special Exhibit: “Decoding the Eye” at SF’s Museum of the Eye (Opens May 2023)
Friday, May 26 – 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 ...

“Dandelion Project” Japantown: An Interactive Art Exhibit (May 26-29)
Friday, May 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kinokuniya San Francisco

The Japantown Community Benefit District in partnership with Ryotaro Muramatsu and NAKED, Inc. is excited to bring back to San Francisco’s Japantown, the Dandelion Project. As a child we would blow on a dandelion and make a wish. Artist Ryotaro Muramatsu takes that same concept ...

SF’s Free “Birding Hour” w/ Binoculars Provided at Heron’s Head Park (Feb-May)
Friday, May 26 – 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

The Bay’s Huge “626 Night Market” w/ 250+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28)

Everything tastes better at night. Bring family and friends to eat all your favorite snacks at the 12th season of 626 Night Market (Previously called NorCal Night Market). Inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, this iconic Californian festival named after the 626 ...

4:00 pmHayward Live  FREE*
4:00 pmFeel Good Fridays w/ $5 Happy Hour (SF)  FREE*
*No RSVP required and free to the public to enter
5:00 pm“Hike & Sip” (Chabot Space & Science Center)  $45*
*Adults $45
Road Trip: Sacramento’s Free Summer 2023 Concerts (May 26)
Friday, May 26 – 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 pmThe Feathered Outlaw’s Magickal Market (Alameda)  FREE
“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2023)
Friday, May 26 – 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

5:00 pmDeath & Co. Canned Cocktail Tasting  FREE
$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, May 26 – 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

6:00 pmPericles  FREE*
*Performance starts at MLK Waterfall - just show up and follow along!
“Postcards from Paradise” Exhibit Launch w/ 100+ Works (SF)
Friday, May 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Voss Gallery
Enjoy the first look of the “Postcards from Paradise” juried group exhibition on Friday, May 26th, 6-9PM at Voss Gallery! RSVP to enjoy a special viewing of the “Postcards from Paradise” group exhibition of letter-size paintings celebrating the beauty of our surroundings and how we connect ...
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 ...

6:30 pmSofar Sounds at SF’s “Clancy Hotel”  $35
“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2023)
Friday, May 26 – 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

AfroSolo’s 29th Annual San Francisco Arts Festival (May 26-27)
Friday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Stagewerx Theatre

Please join us for AfroSolo’s 29th Annual Arts Festival, which continues our Black Voices series with the theme Standing Our Ground! The performances are our second of three weekends where we showcase Black artists giving voice to the Black experience. The program will include three ...

7:00 pm“Deep Cut Comedy” Live Stand Up at Fish & Farm (SF)  FREE
7:00 pmWreckless Strangers Kickoff Cloverdale Friday Night Live    FREE*
*Free Family Fun
SF’s Winterfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2023 (Speakeasy Brewery)
Friday, May 26 – 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 26 – 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

7:00 pmWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Oakland)  $10*
*Pay What You Can tickets available
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