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Sunday, March 24

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Portola + Dogpatch
Sunday, March 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Portola + Dogpatch
For the weekend of March 22-24 residents of Bayview-Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley, get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion. Zip Codes: 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134
2019 Albany FilmFest: All Day Sunday Short (Really Short) Films | East Bay
2019 Albany FilmFest: All Day Sunday Short (Really Short) Films | East Bay

Cozy, quirky and creative, Albany FilmFest, is back welcoming experienced and amateur filmmakers of all ages and across the country. Albany FilmFest is a national juried festival of short films (and really short films) — an annual showcase for emerging independent filmmakers of all ages in Albany, ...

2019 Holi Festival Color Fight | Milpitas
Sunday, March 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for colors and food.
| Shreemaya Krishnadham
2019 Holi Festival Color Fight | Milpitas

You’re invited to a one-day Holi Celebration put together by the Bay Area Youth Vaishnav Parivar in Milpitas. 2019 Holi Celebration Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 11 am to 2:30 pm Shreemaya Krishnadham, 25 Corning Ave., Milpitas FREE, but bring money for colors, food and drinks. ...

“Splash 2019”: Holi Celebration of Colors | Dublin
Sunday, March 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: $10*
*Food is available for purchase.
| Emerald Glen Park
"Splash 2019": Holi Celebration of Colors | Dublin
Join for a fun filled day of colors to welcome in spring at Splash 2019: Holi – A Celebration of Colors in Emerald Glen Park in Dublin on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11 am – 3 pm. There will have live music, dance performances, and more. ...
“Sunday Sampler”: Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
"Sunday Sampler": Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Bring your family, bring a friend, or treat yourself to an afternoon spent sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Taught by professional theatre artists, the classes offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore ...

2019 Spring Family Day | Palo Alto
Sunday, March 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
| Palo Alto Art Center
2019 Spring Family Day | Palo Alto
Spend quality time together at the Palo Alto Art Center. Enriching art experiences for children and meaningful experiences for parents are offered through a variety of free family programs. Family Days provide festive afternoons of art-making fun for the whole family. Join for a colorful spring ...

Wednesday, March 27

HERstory Festival: Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Tasting | SF
Wednesday, March 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ingleside Branch Library
HERstory Festival: Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Tasting | SF
Learn about Ruth Graves Wakefield,creator of America’s favorite cookie, and the science behind what makes them chewy, cakey, or crispy. Engage in food science as you indulge in tasting cookies.

Thursday, March 28

Free Scoops at Humphry Slocombe Grand Opening | Berkeley
Thursday, March 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Join for free scoops all day.  $1 Donation is encouraged.
| Humphry Slocombe (Berkeley)
Free Scoops at Humphry Slocombe Grand Opening | Berkeley
SF’s favorite artisanal, unconventional ice cream brand Humphry Slocombe now coming to Berkeley. The day is almost here. You’ve been asking, and Humphry Slocombe is so excited to announce the grand opening of their Berkeley shop on Thursday, March 28th. Join for free scoops all day. We ...

Friday, March 29

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, March 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Saturday, March 30

Ching Ming Festival 2019: Lion Dance & Free Gifts | San Mateo
Saturday, March 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for everyone
| Skylawn Memorial Park
Ching Ming Festival 2019: Lion Dance & Free Gifts | San Mateo

Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park in San Mateo celebrates Ching Ming 2019 with free performances by Chinese lion dancers to scare away “bad” spirits, and traditional blessings from Buddhist and Taoist monks. The ancient Chinese grave-sweeping ritual is conducted each spring to honor the ...

Bay Street Free Art & Diversity Wall | Emeryville
Saturday, March 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Bay Street Free Art & Diversity Wall | Emeryville

Be a part of the first ever Bay Street Art Wall to celebrate love and diversity through artistic expression. Free to participate, all ages are invited to visit Bay Street on Saturdays to paint 12” x 12” acrylic tiles, with images that visually demonstrate diversity. ...

2019 The Crucible’s Open House: Glass Blowing & Live Fire Demo | Oakland
Saturday, March 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
2019 The Crucible's Open House: Glass Blowing & Live Fire Demo | Oakland
Join The Crucible for their annual Spring Open House for a taste of what you can create in the fine and industrial arts. With inspiring and educational demonstrations in nineteen departments, including Neon, Ceramics, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and more, you will walk away with greater ...
Free Paella Day | Walnut Creek
Saturday, March 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to the public while supplies last.
| Capital One Cafe (Walnut Creek)
Free Paella Day | Walnut Creek
In honor of National Paella Day, which falls on 3/27, swing by the Capital One Cafe on 3/30/19 to enjoy some complimentary Paella on the house, in celebration of National Paella day. A lunch date with your friendly neighborhood bank…we wouldn’t have it any other way. Will ...
2019 The Crucible’s Spring Open House: Glass Blowing & Live Fire Demo | Oakland
Saturday, March 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is free and open to the general public. All are welcome.
| The Crucible
2019 The Crucible's Spring Open House: Glass Blowing & Live Fire Demo | Oakland
Join the most hands-on Spring Open House yet. There will be free hands-on activities in indigo dyeing, leather working, stone working, and ceramics, plus inspiring and educational exhibitions in Neon, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and so many others. With two live fire demonstrations, a curated art ...

Sunday, March 31

Ching Ming Festival 2019: Lion Dance & Free Gifts | San Mateo
Sunday, March 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for everyone
| Skylawn Memorial Park
Ching Ming Festival 2019: Lion Dance & Free Gifts | San Mateo

Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park in San Mateo celebrates Ching Ming 2019 with free performances by Chinese lion dancers to scare away “bad” spirits, and traditional blessings from Buddhist and Taoist monks. The ancient Chinese grave-sweeping ritual is conducted each spring to honor the ...

Presidio Picnic 2019 Season Kick-Off | SF
Sunday, March 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic 2019 Season Kick-Off | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...Every Sunday

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, March 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday Streets arrives in the Excelsior on March 31 with over a mile of open streets, creating a temporary park for the community to walk, roll, bike, gather and meet. Come check out Activity Hubs on Avalon, Seneca and Ocean Ave for free fun, family-friendly activities ...
Kids Exoplanet Workshop: Planetarium Shows & Free Apron | SF
Sunday, March 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Macy's (Union Square)
Kids Exoplanet Workshop: Planetarium Shows & Free Apron | SF
There’s plenty of out-of-this-world fun in store for the whole family at Macy’s. Take the kids to design their very own exoplanet to bring home while they learn about space exploration with Chabot Space & Science Center on March 31st at 11 am and 1:00 ...
HERstory Festival: Soul Line Dance Demo Explosion | SF
Sunday, March 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Western Addition Branch Library
HERstory Festival: Soul Line Dance Demo Explosion | SF
Patricia Lowe-Copeland, aka Chocolate Platinum, is an award-winning, ICLDI (International Consortium for Line Dancer Instructors) 2nd Level Certified Line Dance Instructor, Choreographer, and performer. Patricia believes that her classes provide an opportunity for community members to get together and dance for health and wellness, and ...

Tuesday, April 2

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum has returned and so has their Pay What You Wish Days. Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in ...Monthly

Wednesday, April 3

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...Monthly

Season Opening: $1 Step Sale | SF Main Library
Wednesday, April 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Season Opening: $1 Step Sale | SF Main Library

Starting in April, the San Francisco Public Library hosts weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library. ...Every Wednesday

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Thursday, April 4

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, April 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr. ...Monthly

Friday, April 5

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...Monthly

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

2019 Holi Festival: The Bay’s Massive Free Color Fight | East Bay
Friday, April 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bishop Ranch
2019 Holi Festival: The Bay's Massive Free Color Fight | East Bay
The colorful, ancient spring festival of Holi will once again be celebrated at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, so get ready to get messy and have a lot of fun at this free gathering. 2019 Holi Celebration Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 pm to 8 pm 2600 ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, April 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly