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Saturday, May 11

Free Author Talk on Indian-ish Recipes & Antics | Omnivore Books
Saturday, May 11 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk on Indian-ish Recipes & Antics | Omnivore Books
Indian food is everyday food! This colorful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna’s loving tribute to her mom’s “Indian-ish” cooking—a trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavor. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole ...
Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, May 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown SF's Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday

It’s San Francisco’s brand new (and only) weekly Desi Comedy Night at a cool downtown SF art bar with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate the ...Every Saturday

Sunday, May 12

May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

Tenderloin Neighborhood Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 12 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| McAllister & Leavenworth
Tenderloin Neighborhood Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood. Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and vice district, how it became part of the mean streets in the last ...
Inner Sunset Flea 2019 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2019 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from April to November 2019. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors, featuring 30 resident, artisan, nonprofit, and local ...Monthly

Free Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF
Sunday, May 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar.
| Francisca's Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar
Free Mimosa "Boozy Brunch" w/ Vegan Options | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar has a weekly weekend “Boozy Brunch” with live music & DJs plus complimentary mimosas (or “Brunch Punch”) to accompany your brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. They have a full menu of gourmet-influenced Venezuelan dishes to go along with ...Every Sunday

Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Sunday | South Bay
Sunday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All over South Bay & Peninsula
Silicon Valley Artists' Open Studios: Sunday | South Bay

Silicon Valley Open Studios is an opportunity to experience a wide variety of art and talk with local artists in the comfort of their own studios from 11 am to 5 pm during the first three weekends in May. 2019 Silicon Valley Open Studios First Three Weekends ...

Mother’s Day Presidio Picnic | SF
Mother's Day Presidio Picnic | 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

Union Square Live 2019 Opening “Mitch Polzak’s Royal Deuces” | SF
Sunday, May 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square Live 2019 Opening "Mitch Polzak's Royal Deuces" | SF
Union Square Live kicks off its 2019 season with “Mitch Polzak’s Royal Deuces.” Everything You Want and Nothing You Don’t. Americana gone Rockabilly meets Truck Driving music. Mitch Polzak is a master entertainer and guitar picker in the style of Joe Maphis fingers on fire. Blazing instrumentals ...
Rockridge Mother’s Day Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland
Sunday, May 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$15 for children 12 and younger, $20 for adults
| Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe (Oakland)
Rockridge Mother's Day Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland
On Mother’s Day, satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour. This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to ...
A Bedazzling “Drag Rummage” Sale | Beaux
Sunday, May 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Beaux
A Bedazzling "Drag Rummage" Sale | Beaux
Come to Beaux between 3 pm and 7 pm to see what unique treasures you can score while enjoying a drink, a drag show, and more. We’re asking some of the most glamorous drag performers in town to clear out their closets for charity. We’ll ...
“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, May 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Neck of The Woods
"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase | SF

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. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Monday, May 13

America To Me Docuseries: Tsunami of Privilege | Stanford
Monday, May 13 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | CERAS 101
America To Me Docuseries: Tsunami of Privilege | Stanford

Come to the “America to Me” screening and speaker series where the 10-part docu-series America to Me will be used to discuss the complexities of race and equity in US schools. The series follows a year in the life of a racially diverse, well-resourced school ...

Tuesday, May 14

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Tuesday, May 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Ocean & Faxon Avenues
Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Craftsman, English Tudor, Spanish Revival, Colonial Revival-you’ll see all these styles and more strolling through this west side neighborhood of 650 cozy bungalows built for middle class San Franciscans in the early 20th century. Meet at Ocean & Faxon Avenues
Free Public Panel: Stability in an Age of Disruptions | Stanford
Tuesday, May 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | David and Joan Traitel Building
Free Public Panel: Stability in an Age of Disruptions | Stanford
Communications technologies, demographics and the movement of peoples, and climate change are combining to place enormous pressure on democracies and the rule of law, both here in the United States and around the world. The panelists will discuss the impact of these disruptive forces on democratic ...
Free Margaritas “Taco Tuesday” | SF
Free Margaritas "Taco Tuesday" | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special “Taco Tuesday” promotion with complimentary fresh-fruit margaritas along with 2-for-1 drink specials and discounted taco platters ($4 off). Not your ordinary tacos, these are gourmet-inspired Venezuelan recipes.  ...Every Tuesday

“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, May 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
| Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen
"Town Business" Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Town Business” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay in a cool “Golden State Lounge” with comfy couches and a brick fireplace. Many comedians performing ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, May 15

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament | SF
Wednesday, May 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Laughing Monk Brewing
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament | SF

Is your game strong? Then come and prove it. The tournament starts 7 pm. Free to enter. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. 1v1 3 stock 8 min limit stage battlefield no items Final smash meter off Damage ratio 1.0 Custom balance off Pause off ...Monthly

Thursday, May 16

Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Thursday, May 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. This tour is offered in May and October only. Meet at the main plaza entrance ...
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

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

MAKE: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF
Thursday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Free with admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
MAKE: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF

On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects. MAKE: Design15 Launch Party January 17, 2019 | 6 pm – 9:30 pm Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St, SF FREE ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: The MAX Festival | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: The MAX Festival | Pier 15
Kick off the inaugural MAX (Media, Arts, Exploration) Festival at the Exploratorium as we celebrate humanity’s modern frontier: space. Illuminating scientific exploration through artistic expression and shared experiences, the MAX Festival has gathered local and international artists who explore the new space age.
NightLife in Space: Cosmos | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife in Space: Cosmos | California Academy of Sciences
Get trippy as NightLife travels far out to the ends of the observable universe with a dive into some of the greatest cosmic mysteries of our time, from the Fermi paradox to the multiverse and dark matter to dark energy.
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: Third Thursdays | Oakland
Thursday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: Third Thursdays | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

Friday, May 17

2019 Spring Wine Pour | Pier 39
2019 Spring Wine Pour | Pier 39
Head to PIER 39 for nearly four hours of wine tastings, music and fun at the PIER 39 Spring Wine Pour. Attendees will receive wine tastings, discounts at participating businesses, a commemorative wine glass and more. Spring Wine Pour Friday, May 17, 2019 | 4 pm-8 pm Pier ...
“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, May 17 – 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