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Tuesday, March 17

2020 Persian New Year & Fire Jumping Festival | Berkeley
Tuesday, March 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Persian Center
2020 Persian New Year & Fire Jumping Festival | Berkeley
Jump over bonfires to celebrate the change of seasons and welcome spring. A Persian ritual passed down since ancient Zoroastrian times, the Persian New Year Festival of Fire, called Chaharshanbeh Souri, (which means ‘Eve of Wednesday’) is held on the last Tuesday night in winter, ...

Wednesday, March 18

“Last Day of Winter” Free Walking Tours | SF
Wednesday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
| All Over San Francisco
"Last Day of Winter" Free Walking Tours | SF
Last day of Winter Walking Tour Schedule: 9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden 10:00 am – A Turbulent Port 11:00 am – Coit Tower Murals 11:00 am – Fairmont Hotel (RESERVATIONS ONLY) 1:00 pm – Japanese Tea Garden 1:30 pm – Gold Rush City 2:00 pm – Downtown Deco 2:00 pm – Nob Hill Admission to Japanese Garden required except on the ...

CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo
Wednesday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo

Explore science and meet native California animals. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey. Vehicle entrance fee for Coyote Point Park is $6 per car. ...

Thursday, March 19

Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF
Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF

Bay Area residents and visitors are invited to sip, shop and snack their way through the Bay’s favorite food hall and marketplace during Ferry Building Third Thursdays every third Thursday of the month from 6 – 9 pm. The rotating lineup of performances will include ...Monthly

“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF
Thursday, March 19 – 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, March 20

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 21

Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, March 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Science Workshop (Excelsior)
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF

Mission Science Workshop is a non-profit community science center that provides hands-on science activities for SF youth and families. Visit their monthly free Saturday open house program, where you can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, ...Monthly

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, March 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...Monthly

The Great San Francisco Corn Dog Festival 2020 | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Saturday, March 21 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 General Admission
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
The Great San Francisco Corn Dog Festival 2020 | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Your favorite dapper dog is getting all dressed up with a quick dip, a simple twirl, and deep-fried to golden perfection. You batter believe SoMa StrEat Food Park and FunCheapSF are teaming up for the 7th year in a row to share the drool-worthy obsession ...

Sunday, March 22

Free Acting Class Day: Spring Sampler | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day: Spring Sampler | 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 ...

Tuesday, March 24

$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl
Tuesday, March 24 – All Day | Cost: $2 | Diablo Valley Bowl
$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl

Having a fun night out with family and friends shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. That’s why we offer great prices and daily specials on bowling, food, and fun. $2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | All Day Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument ...Every Tuesday

Friday, March 27

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, March 27 – 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

Sunday, March 29

Presidio Picnic 2020 Season Kick-Off | SF
Sunday, March 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic 2020 Season Kick-Off | SF

San Francisco’s largest community picnic, the Presidio Picnic, will return for its much-anticipated ninth season beginning Sunday, March 29 and running through October 25, from 11 am – 4 pm. The weekly picnic combines the best of the international food scene with the best of ...Every Sunday

“Sunday Streets” Massive Milelong Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, March 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
"Sunday Streets" Massive Milelong Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday Streets arrives in the Excelsior on March 29 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 ...

Wednesday, April 1

Sanctuary City Project Silkscreen Pop-Up Cart | SF
Wednesday, April 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Sanctuary City Project Silkscreen Pop-Up Cart | SF
Art+Action presents a free, family-friendly, open-to-the-public event held in conjunction with Art+Action Coalition Partner San Francisco Public Library for 2020 Census Day. Sanctuary City Project invites the public to utilize their Mobile Print Cart—a mobile tricycle silkscreen (a transformed front-loader tricycle)—to print and share custom ...
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

Friday, April 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 3 – 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, explorationand 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

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, April 3 – 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

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, April 3 – 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

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, April 3 – 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, April 3 – 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

Saturday, April 4

Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, April 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County

Come to the “Measure A Days” which offers free access to all parks on the first Saturday of the month. The name is because of the loss in fee revenues will be offset by the Measure A funds approved by voters in 2012. Measure A ...Monthly

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, April 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Tuesday, April 7

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, April 7 – 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