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Friday, May 1

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, May 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...Monthly

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, May 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...Monthly

Saturday, May 2

CANCELED: Mountain View’s 2020 “A La Carte & Art Festival” | May 2-3
Saturday, May 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
CANCELED: Mountain View's 2020 "A La Carte & Art Festival" | May 2-3

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled for 2020. Spring into festival season and honor Cinco de Mayo in style at A La Carte & Art, May 2-3 in downtown Mountain View. The Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off at ...

2020 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2020 Children's Day Festival | Japantown
Come out and enjoy a day in San Francisco’s historic Japantown and celebrate the Japanese national holiday Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi). 2020 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 11 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza FREE This year marks the 28th annual Children’s Day ...
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, May 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...Monthly

2020 Love Your Park: Family Fun Day | Oakland
Saturday, May 2 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
2020 Love Your Park: Family Fun Day | Oakland
Love Your Park is a not-to-miss, Big Deal community social event. It’s the second annual family fun day at Redwood Heights Park. Come on out and join us. It’s an amazing opportunity for community members to gather and play in a local Oakland park. There will ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...Monthly

Sunday, May 3

CANCELED: A La Carte & Art Festival 2020 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
CANCELED: A La Carte & Art Festival 2020 | Mountain View

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled for 2020. Spring into festival season and honor Cinco de Mayo in style at A La Carte & Art, May 2-3 in downtown Mountain View. The Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off at ...

CANCELED:”Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Bayview
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bayview
CANCELED:"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Bayview
Canceled due to coronavirus concerns In 2020, a brand-new route comes to the Bayview, with open streets for all on Oakdale, Revere, Lane, Keith, Carroll, Ingalls, Bancroft and Arelious Walker. Though the Bayview has been part of Sunday Streets since its inception in 2008, this year ...

Monday, May 4

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020
Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child. This program is designed by ...

Tuesday, May 5

The Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday
Tuesday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
| The Detour SF
The Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday

Paid rent in SF? Hella Broke? Then first Tuesdays are the night for you.  The Detour hosts “Free Play Tuesday” with all arcade games on free play with purchase from the bar. Come enjoy all the video game glory from today and yesteryear while enjoying ...Monthly

Wednesday, May 6

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, May 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...Monthly

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, May 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...Monthly

Friday, May 8

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

Saturday, May 9

2020 Holi Festival of Colors | Cupertino
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek)
2020 Holi Festival of Colors | Cupertino
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed last March 29, 2020. Back for its 4th year, the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce presents Holi ” Cupertino Festival of Colors.” This event is open to the community of Cupertino and beyond. The festival celebrates the arrival ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Tuesday, May 12

Monthly Game Night at Napa Valley College | Napa
Tuesday, May 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley College
Monthly Game Night at Napa Valley College | Napa

It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover and play over 50 different games or bring your own and share the fun. Snacks will be provided by ASNVC & every month and there will be a raffle off a free mystery game ...Monthly

Friday, May 15

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Meet at 7:30 pm, roll at 8 pm.
| Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Thursday, May 21

“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF
Thursday, May 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"MAKE" 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF

Design your night at MAKE. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features ...Monthly

Friday, May 22

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, May 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...Monthly

Monday, May 25

Free Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.
Free Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.

Come to the monthly Free Queer Bowling Night at Mission Bowling Club. In addition to free bowling, you can enjoy $5 beers & $8 cocktails all night courtesy of  Tito’s Vodka and Standard Deviant Brewing. And bowl to the sounds of DJs Siobhan Aluvalot & Marke ...Monthly

Wednesday, May 27

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...Monthly

Saturday, May 30

Annual Animal Liberation March & After Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oscar Grant Plaza
Annual Animal Liberation March & After Party | Oakland
Join 1,000+ people on the streets of Oakland for our annual Animal Liberation March as part of the Animal Liberation Conference. As a movement rises across the world, revolutionary social and political change is coming for all animals. Every year, activists from around the globe converge ...

Sunday, May 31

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 50+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, May 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 50+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 50+ pinball and video games, plus a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of ...Monthly

Monday, June 1

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020
Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child. This program is designed by ...

Tuesday, June 2

The Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday
Tuesday, June 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
| The Detour SF
The Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday

Paid rent in SF? Hella Broke? Then first Tuesdays are the night for you.  The Detour hosts “Free Play Tuesday” with all arcade games on free play with purchase from the bar. Come enjoy all the video game glory from today and yesteryear while enjoying ...Monthly

Wednesday, June 3

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, June 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...Monthly

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, June 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...Monthly

Friday, June 5

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, June 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly