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Free Häagen-Dazs Day
By - posted 5/8/2011
Eat & Drink

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Haagen-Dazs will celebrate their second Free Cone Day. From 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in any participating Haagen-Dazs Shop across the country (including 10 in the Bay Area), ice cream lovers can enjoy a free scoop of their favorite flavor. See details on Facebook Participating 2011 more...

Emperor Norton History Night | May 10th
By - posted 5/8/2011
Only in San Francisco

Emperor Norton was one wacked out dude – a San Francisco legend (the “frank chu” of his era times a thousand) – Joshua Abraham Norton proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States and even printed his own currency which was honored throughout The City in the 1850s and 1860s. Tonight more...

Bike to Work Day 2011
By - posted 5/8/2011
Get Out: Events

Join thousands of people all over the Bay Area by grabbing your helmet and hopping on your bike to commute to work. Thursday, May 12, 2011 is Bike to Work Day. The San Francisco Bike Coalition, along with merchants and the city’s blessing, is pushing commuters to try biking with Commuter Convoys more...

A Guide to Bay Area Stargazing
By - posted 5/6/2011
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Few things create as much wonderment as a night sky twinkling with a limitless display of stars. But city dweller rarely get skies dark enough, particularly in San Francisco with fog refracting the light. That’s why it’s worth an evening trip to head near the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin more...

AT&T Park “Ramp Jam”
By - posted 5/4/2011
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On Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3pm, fans are invited to come out to China Basin Park (just across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park) prior to the Giants / Rockies game to watch some of the world’s best skateboarders perform at the Thrasher Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Ramp Jam. Some of skating’s more...

31¢ Scoop Night
By - posted 4/27/2011
Deals

Last month Ben & Jerry’s gave out free ice cream to all comers. Today (Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 5pm to 10pm) it’s Baskin Robbins turn and it’s “almost” free, but the proceeds go to charity. It’s “31 Cent Scoop Night” and Baskin-Robbins will donate up to $100,000 in proceeds from more...

Bay Area National Dance Week
By - posted 4/22/2011
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The country’s largest dance week comes back to San Francisco (as well as the East Bay, North Bay and South Bay) for 2011.   The festival runs for 10 days April 22-May 1 and this year is bigger than ever with over 400 free dance events, a huge opening celebration, and dance more...

Hunky Jesus Contest 2011
By - posted 4/19/2011
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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, will be hosting their 32nd traditional Easter Sunday on April 24, 2011 in Dolores Park. The event starts out all kid-friendly with the traditional Children’s Easter (11a-Noon). But the real fun follows after the kids head home with adult-friendly fare from such more...

National Park Week 2011
By - posted 4/18/2011
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Looking to get in a little nature but are on a budget? How about visiting one of our nation’s national parks absolutely free. To make it easier to experience America’s great Outdoors, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees (and even car fees) for National Park Week, so visitors can more...

Earth Day San Francisco
By - posted 4/17/2011
Fairs & Festivals

With its community gardens, mandatory composting rules, aggressive recycling policies, bike lanes, green business incentives and liberal ethics, San Francisco is among the most Earth-friendly and sustainable large cities in the U.S. True to form, the Bay Area is celebrating Earth Day with a slew of events on or around April more...

Janet Jackson Flash Mob
By - posted 4/17/2011
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Janet Jackson (or “Ms. Jackson” as I call here) will be in San Francisco for two big shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. And both nights the Bay Area Flash Mob will be there to greet her with a choreographed flash mob dance outside the auditorium (no ticket needed) more...

50% Off Green Apple Books
By - posted 4/11/2011
Deals

Green Apple Books of the Inner Richmond is our favorite local book store in the Bay Area. Check out the Yelp reviews and see that nearly 900 people agree with us with quotes like “My favorite used book store in the city. I want to hug it.” so we were super more...

Remembering 1906
By - posted 4/11/2011
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When natural disasters strike faraway countries, distances suddenly shrink as our compassion grows. The tragedy that struck Japan is particularly rattling because of the San Francisco Bay Area’s own history with earthquakes beginning with the one 105 years ago that all but destroyed our nascent city at 5:12am on April 18, more...

Free Drive-In Movie Night
By - posted 4/11/2011
Free Movie Screenings

Thursday, April 14, 2011 is Free Drive-in Movie Night at the West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose – yes, it’s a good old fashioned drive in theater with double features every night. Gates open at 6pm, Films start at dusk. Arrive early! Free Movie Night more...

SF Refresh: April 16th
By - posted 4/11/2011
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SF Refresh is six daylong citywide events that enable San Franciscans to receive free whole body care in community garden settings in 2011. Activities include: gardening classes, yoga, life coaching, meditation, trauma care, nutrition classes, massage, acupuncture, movement classes, preventative health care information and even bicycle-powered smoothies. The next SF more...