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Thursday, April 4

Bean & Berry NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Bean & Berry NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Unlock the mysteries of terroir with a night of sipping, smelling, and exploring the science of coffee and wine. Join us for short talks, demos, and displays by local roasters, winemakers, chemists, and environmental scientists—by the end of the night, you’ll be well on your ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Throwback Thursday | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Throwback Thursday | Pier 15
We’re celebrating the Exploratorium’s 50th birthday, and you’re invited! At After Dark, we’re throwing it back to 1969, musing on the cultural environment from which the museum rose, and considering how that time period resonantes with the past and maybe impacts the future. From the ...

“The Parade” Book Conversation | SF
Thursday, April 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Center (Valencia)
"The Parade" Book Conversation | SF
Bestselling author Dave Eggers discusses his engrossing new novel, The Parade. With echoes of J. M. Coetzee and Graham Greene, this timeless novel questions whether we can ever understand another nation’s war, and what role we have in forging anyone’s peace. 15% of the sales ...
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

Friday, April 5

2019 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show | April 5-7
Friday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Portal Avenue
2019 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show | April 5-7

West Portal’s 31st Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show takes place in the heart of one of San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood from 10 am to 5 pm April 5-7, 2019. Bustling with activity, quaint retail stores, restaurants, bookshops and coffeehouses. Local residents and tourists ...

Contra Costa Spring Home & Landscape Show | April 5-7
Friday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Concord Pavilion
Contra Costa Spring Home & Landscape Show | April 5-7

Improving your home is easy, when you visit the 34th Annual Contra Costa Spring Home Show, April 5th, 6th & 7th at the Concord Pavilion. Contra Costa Spring Home & Landscape  Show -Friday, April 5, 2019 | Noon to 6 pm -Saturday, April 6, 2019 ...

Rotunda Dance Series: Folkloric Dance by Simorgh Dance Collective | SF City Hall
Friday, April 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Folkloric Dance by Simorgh Dance Collective | SF City Hall
This April’s performance is an opportunity to celebrate the work of the 2019 Dancer’s Choice Award winner, Sangam Arts, an organization that provides an innovative platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to come together to collaborate and co-create world-class music and dance performances. Sangam Arts has ...
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

Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art
Friday, April 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art

Come to the Facebook First Fridays, a late night offering free admission to all exhibitions and programs featuring music by live DJ, a cash bar, and a photo booth. Facebook First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 5 pm to 9 pm San José Museum of ...Monthly

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, April 5 – 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

Friday Preview Party: 2019 Spring Open Studios | Mission District
Friday, April 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 1890 Bryant Street Studios
Friday Preview Party: 2019 Spring Open Studios | Mission District

Mission Artists is entering their second decade of connecting and showcasing artists in the Mission. Come out and look at art and celebrate. Get creative! Get inspired! Get an art collection! Join in for a fun weekend reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, April 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open ...Monthly

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, April 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

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

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, April 5 – 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

First Friday “Winter Market” | SF
Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
First Friday "Winter Market" | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

Win Tix: Touching the Earth: Ritual Drawings and Dance of Erasure | SF
Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | International Art Museum of America
Touching the Earth is a sand art installation of the ancestral tradition of powder drawing. In what French artist Marie-Therese Latuner calls the ‘transported gesture’, she displaces the ancestral traditions of powder drawing: those learned in South India, on the doorsteps of houses at dawn ...
SUPERB: Silent Disco Night | UC Berkeley
Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with Cal ID
| UC Berkeley - Lower Sproul
SUPERB: Silent Disco Night | UC Berkeley
Do you like silence? Do you like disco? Do you like dancing? Great! Then silent disco is the place to be! You are guaranteed to have fun at this silent rave where you’re in control of the music! There’s no loud music that you have to ...
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, April 5 – 7:30 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

RAWdance Modern Dance Showcase | SF
Friday, April 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay what you can at the door and for coffee, popcorn and other snacks.
| San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
RAWdance Modern Dance Showcase | SF

RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing. RAWdance CONCEPT 25 – Friday, ...

Win Tix: Craig Ferguson’s “Hobo Fabulous Tour” 2019 | Castro Theatre
Friday, April 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre
Craig Ferguson isn’t done conquering the United States just yet. After wowing audiences last fall, Ferguson is bringing his Hobo Fabulous Tour back in 2019 with a stop at San Francisco’s glorious Castro Theatre. > Get Tickets – $47.50 – $59.50 Best known as the host of ...
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF
Friday, April 5 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
| Bar Fluxus
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF

Come to an amazing downtown art bar, Bar Fluxus to enjoy some classic RnB tunes with DJ BeatsMe. Hear some classic throwbacks from Ginuwine, TLC, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Missy and Aaliyah and more. HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, ...

Saturday, April 6

de Young Museum is Now Free Every Saturday | For SF Residents
de Young Museum is Now Free Every Saturday | For SF Residents

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including ...Every Saturday

Legion of Honor is Now Free Every Saturday | For SF Residents
Legion of Honor is Now Free Every Saturday | For SF Residents

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

2019 Cambodian Khmer New Year Festival | Oakland
Saturday, April 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted and an RSVP is requested.
| Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2019 Cambodian Khmer New Year Festival | Oakland
Join the Oakland’s 8th Annual Khmer New Year celebration. The Khmer community, friends and allies of Oakland have gathered together to celebrate the national Khmer holiday in an all-day celebration filled with traditional live music, food, dance performances, costumes, resource fair, and games for all ...
2019 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday | West Portal
Saturday, April 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Portal Avenue
2019 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday | West Portal

West Portal’s 31st Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show takes place in the heart of one of San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood from 10 am to 5 pm April 5-7, 2019. Bustling with activity, quaint retail stores, restaurants, bookshops and coffeehouses. Local residents and tourists ...

Contra Costa Spring Home & Landscape Show | Concord
Saturday, April 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets via Eventbrite
| Concord Pavilion
Contra Costa Spring Home & Landscape Show | Concord

Improving your home is easy, when you visit the 34th Annual Contra Costa Spring Home Show, April 5th, 6th & 7th at the Concord Pavilion. Contra Costa Spring Home & Landscape  Show -Friday, April 5, 2019 | Noon to 6 pm -Saturday, April 6, 2019 ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor and Oakland Museum of California. Bank ...Monthly

2019 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Saturday, April 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shorebird Park (Berkeley)
2019 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Enjoy hands-on educational activities and learn about organizations helping to protect the Bay and its wildlife. 2019 Berkeley Bay Festival Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Shorebird Park, 160 University Ave, Berkeley FREE 2019 Highlights  A variety of live music for all ages will play throughout the ...