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Thursday, May 23

Discovering Ike’s Gay Mystery Man Talk | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Commonwealth Club (SF)
Discovering Ike's Gay Mystery Man Talk | SF
In 1953, Robert Cutler—the first person appointed to be national security advisor to the president, and one of the closest aides to new President Dwight Eisenhower—helped put into effect an executive order that destroyed the lives of thousands of federal employees just because they were ...
Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Founded and directed by renowned flutist, arranger and composer John Calloway in 1999, the Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SF State has served as an important platform for generations of excellent musicians. Dedicated to preserving and performing dance and concert music from Cuba and other Latin American ...

Oakland’s Free Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2019
Oakland's Free Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2019
Come one, come all to this free carnival event for kids and adults on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 13th and Broadway. Enjoy crafts, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy, churros, fun house mirrors and a balloon artist. Don’t miss this free afternoon of fun for all ages. The Carnival ...
Towel Day: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Celebration | SF
Towel Day: A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Celebration | SF
DON’T PANIC. Whitechapel’s 3rd Annual Towel Day is Thursday, May 23rd. Join us as we honor the life and works of writer Douglas Adams, Author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. We will be featuring special frood & smashing cocktails from the book crafted with ...
2019 Opening Night: “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
2019 Opening Night: "Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party | SF

Welcome to the kick-off of Presidio Twilight for 2019. Originally scheduled for May 16th, the first event of the season has been moved to May 23rd due to weather. Every Thursday

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Downtown San Leandro’s Summer “Truth Thursdays” | May 23-Aug 22
Thursday, May 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Tech Campus
Downtown San Leandro’s Summer “Truth Thursdays” | May 23-Aug 22

The San Leandro Improvement Association presents “Truth Thursdays,” returning for the summer on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 8:30 pm, occurring every fourth Thursday of the month through August at the San Leandro Tech Campus in Downtown San Leandro. Surrounding the 55-foot tall Truth ...

5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special 5-Course Tasting Menu with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit tropical drinks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Francesca’s has tons of options and loves to accommodate vegan, no pork, gluten free, ...Every Thursday

Exploratorium After Dark: Self, Made | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Self, Made | Pier 15
Explore the many converging facets of identity on this journey to the center of the self. Question your assumptions, weigh your psychic baggage, and dare yourself to try on a new persona as you explore both self and society. Come as you are—and let’s take ...
Tiny NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Tiny NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, we’re shrinking NightLife down to size with a celebration of all things tiny, miniature, and microscopic.
Free Author Talk: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides | Omnivore Books
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: 40 Classic Indian Breads & Sides | Omnivore Books
Steeped in an oral culture, the Indian cuisine offers many culinary gems from its numerous gastronomic regions, all responding to season, region, and reason, with individual flair. Representing an essential part of a meal, Roti and its many variations are individual, handcrafted creations that sustain ...
Win Tix: SF’s Hilarious New Web Series: Private Premiere Party | Roxie Theater
Thursday, May 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Roxie Theater
Shaky Ground is the brand new comedy web series from the insane mind of Broke-Ass Stuart lampooning the modern day Bay Area. Whether highlighting the process of interviewing crazy new roommates, or making fun of clueless tech executives looking to “disrupt” industries, Shaky Ground hilariously takes ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: The Never Ending Story | Oakland
Thursday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: The Never Ending Story | Oakland

Please note this movie night has been changed from May 16 to May 23 due to rain. We’ll have: The classic 1984 mystical fantasy film: The Never Ending Story Food by Samara Southern Creations: Southern style specially crafted for movie time (think: Chicken & Waffles, Mac & Cheese, popcorn). At our ...Monthly

“Tindervention” Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | SF
Thursday, May 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
| Cobb's Comedy Club
"Tindervention" Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | SF

Everyone has been on a Tinder or Bumble Date and by the end of the date thought “I Should’ve Swiped Left!” Come to Tindervention to hear some of the funniest Tinder Horror Stories and some Bumble Crumble tales from SF’s Top Comedians. Not to mention ...

Friday, May 24

SF’s Huge 15,000 Sq. Ft. Movie Prop Estate Sale | May 24-26
SF’s Huge 15,000 Sq. Ft. Movie Prop Estate Sale | May 24-26

What happens when two well-known San Francisco Area scenery and movie prop businesses lose their lease on their storage warehouse? They need to downsize by 90% and move to the East Bay. This once-in-a-lifetime sale promises to one of the most interesting if not largest ...

“Mission Thrift” 1/2 Off Everything Closing Sale | May 24-26
Friday, May 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: 1/2 Off*
*1/2 off store wide sale from noon to 6pm.
| Mission Thrift
"Mission Thrift" 1/2 Off Everything Closing Sale | May 24-26

After 20 years, Mission Thrift is finally going out of business (again). They lost their lease in January and had a big ‘closing sale’ on Saturdays earlier in the year But have since been on a month-to-month lease which is ending at the end of ...

Rotunda Dance Series: Carnaval SF & La Cumbiamba | SF City Hall
Friday, May 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Carnaval SF & La Cumbiamba | SF City Hall
This May’s performance is a collaboration from Carnaval SF and La Cumbiamba Colombiana showcasing Colombian folklore and culture. Carnaval San Francisco cultivates and celebrates the diverse Latin American and Caribbean roots of the Mission District and the San Francisco Bay Area with an annual Memorial Day Weekend event featuring a ...
Win Tix: 2019 NorCal Night Market | Alameda County Fair
Friday, May 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Single Day Pass $5 / 3-Night Weekend Pass $12 / Kids under 3 are Free
| Alameda County Fair
The largest night market food, merchandise, and arts festival in the Bay Area enjoy all the nighttime sights, sounds, and flavors in a spacious, picturesque location. NorCal Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people of all ages come ...
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | May 24-26
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | May 24-26

NorCal Night Market, back for its second year, aims to bring the electric spirit of night markets and taste of international cuisines to Northern California. Suitable for all ages, the festival features 200+ food and merchandise vendors, games, art and live music for three weekends. ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, May 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered ...Every Friday

“Game of Thrones” Pop-Up Bar Comes to SF | Final Weekend
"Game of Thrones" Pop-Up Bar Comes to SF | Final Weekend

In celebration of the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” The Art of Flavor brings its famous “Taste of Thrones” experience to San Francisco at the award-winning 25 Lusk restaurant. It’s a two-week pop-up that transforms the downstairs lounge into the medieval world of ...

Molly Tuttle Mini In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, May 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Molly Tuttle Mini In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Americana-country singer/songwriter/guitarist Molly Tuttle performs a live mini-set and signs copies of her new album, When You’re Ready (out now on Compass Records).
Bike-in Movie Night “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure ” & Free Popcorn | Albany
Friday, May 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Bike-in Movie Night "Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure " & Free Popcorn | Albany
Join the Albany Community Center for a Bike-In Movie on Friday, May 24, 2019. They will be showing Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, a family-friendly comedy about one man-child’s cross-country adventure in search of his beloved stolen bike. It’s a bizarre story of perseverance and hope in times ...
SF Int’l Arts Fest Kick Off | Fort Mason
Friday, May 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
SF Int’l Arts Fest Kick Off | Fort Mason
I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn’t Say is a devised theatrical performance dedicated to the social awkwardness of grief, and a love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Performance Schedule: Friday May 24, 7:00 pm Saturday May 25, 9:00 pm Sunday May 26, 2:00 ...
Win Tix: Contemporary Dance Performance “Magos” | Joe Goode Annex
Friday, May 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$23 GA / $15 Students
| Joe Goode Annex
“Magos” is a new dance work that examines the remains of love and presence, seven elements of a woman’s persona, guilty prayers embedded in repetitive motions, and all the parts of a person that stay with us no matter the distance. > Get Tickets – $18.40 Get ...
Win Tix: The US Premiere of Theatre De La Feuille: L’Orphelin 2.0 | Cowell Theater
Friday, May 24 – 8:15 pm | Cost: WIN | Cowell Theater
SF International Arts Festival presents the U.S. debut of Theatre de la Feuille from Kowloon with L’Orphelin 2.0, a physical theatre performance based on The Orphan of Zhao, one of China’s oldest plays and the first to be translated into a European language. > Get Tickets ...
Win Tix: American Punk Rock: Against Me | August Hall
Friday, May 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
American punk rock band formed in 1997 in Gainesville, Florida, by singer and guitarist Laura Jane Grace. Since 2001, the band’s lineup has also included guitarist James Bowman. In 2011, the band launched their own record label, Total Treble Music, through which to release future ...
Win Tix: Comedy Night: Orlando Leyba (HBO) | The Punch Line
Friday, May 24 – 9:45 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
Orlando Leyba is an American stand up comedian who connects with all audiences through his unique life experience and perspective. He has a knack for finding humor in just about anything that crosses his path. With his animated demeanor, he entertains the audiences through his ...

Saturday, May 25

$1 Flip Flop Day | Old Navy
Saturday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: $1*
*$1 flip flops at Old Navy from 7 am to 7 pm.
| Old Navy (SF)
$1 Flip Flop Day | Old Navy

Get ready for summer and grab a pair of $1 flip-flops at participating Old Navy stores on Saturday & Sunday, May 25 – 26, 2019. They’re opening extra early at 7 am for this special deal. Bay Area Old Navy stores include: San Francisco – 801 ...

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2019
Saturday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2019

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Nearly 200 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders on the famous Steamer Lane and Cowells over Memorial ...