Upcoming Events

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bay to Breakers 2019 | Everything You Need to Know

The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San Francisco events since 1912 with over 30,000+ people racing (and 100,000+ watching) from the Bay to the more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 amWin Tix: Alaska Airlines “Bay to Breakers” 2019 Registration | May 19th   WIN
All Day2019 Buddha Bathing Ceremony | Sunnyvale   FREE
9:00 am2019 Kung Fu Tai Chi Day: Free Classes & Championships | San Jose   FREE
9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay   FREE
All DayWin Tix: 2019 Mountain Play: “Grease” Musical on Top of Mt. Tam | North Bay   WIN
All DayHBO’s “Game of Thrones” Pop-Up Experience & Iron Throne | SF   FREE
9:00 amFree Bodyweight Bootcamp at Dolores Park | SF   FREE*
*Workouts are donation-based and donations are optional.
10:00 am“Viva Calle” Open Streets Block Party | San Jose   FREE
All Day2019 Boogie on the Avenue: Rock, Latin, Cajun & R&B | Campbell   FREE
All Day2019 Himalayan Fair: Traditional Music, Dance & Raffle Prizes | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free admission; fairgoers are encouraged to purchase a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes
10:00 amInner Richmond: Part I Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
10:00 amSF’s Massive 15,000 Sq. Ft. Movie Scenery Estate Sale | Final Day   FREE*
*Many unique and unusual items and everything in-between will be waiting for purchase and placed in a new home. Cash, checks and credit cards with proper identification will be accepted – parking is available just do not block the other businesses in the industrial area / bags or large purses will not be allowed (but bring your own boxes)
All DayLargest Crowd-Sourced Art: The Immigrant Yarn Project | Final Day   FREE
10:30 am$12 Bottomless Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF   $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
All Day2019 Oakland Greek Festival: Final Day | Sunday   FREE*
*Free Admission on Sunday from 5 pm to closing. Otherwise, Adults $5 adv ($6 at the door); Children 12 & under are free.
All Day2019 Japanese Matsuri Festival | South Bay   $5*
*Admission ticket is $5. Children aged 4 years old and younger, and Hakone members are free.
All DaySilicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Final Sunday | South Bay   FREE
11:00 am39th Annual “Celebration of Old Roses” | Albany   FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for purchase.
11:00 amEveryone Loves a Corgi Meet Up at SPARK Social SF | 2019   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
All DayInternational Museum Day: Free Admission Day | San Jose Museum of Art   FREE
11:00 amGolden Gate Heights Stairways: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley   FREE
11:00 amUC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany   FREE
11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   FREE
All DayFiesta Day Sunday at the Contra Costa County Fair | Final Day   $8*
*Adults, $10 at the Fair, $8 presale, Seniors 62 & Over, $7 at the Fair, $5 presale, Youth 6 – 12, $7 at the Fair, $5 presale, Kids 5 and under FREE
All DayMaker Faire Bay Area: Volunteer to Earn Free Tickets | Final Day   FREE*
*Free for volunteer plus one, $25-50 otherwise
12:30 pmSkywatchers’ “At The Table: Visions” Festival | Final Day   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmBerkeley Bluegrass Festival: Free Workshops & Jams | Freight & Salvage   FREE*
*Free workshops, panels, and jams during the day. Tickets available for evening concerts.
1:00 pm2019 “Harvey Milk Day” & Happy Birthday w/ Gay Men’s Chorus | The Castro   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmBookstore & Chocolate Crawl Free Casual Stroll | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free with RSVP (Sales Ended)
2:00 pmSF’s New “Harvey Milk Plaza” is Coming | The Castro   FREE*
*RSVP Required
2:00 pmIndie/Rock Concert: Matt Jaffe | Union Square Live   FREE
3:00 pm1st Annual Three Choirs Festival West | Grace Cathedral   FREE
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.
All DayWindows for Harvey 2019: The Castro’s Harvey Milk Art Tribute | SF   FREE
3:00 pmFree Author Talk w/ Anna Francese Gass | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
4:30 pmBlack Diaspora Free Short Films, Food & Forum | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmGame Of Thrones Viewing Party w/ Complimentary Turkey Legs | SF   FREE
5:30 pm4th Annual New Strands Festival: Staged Readings & DJ Happy Hour | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
5:30 pmGame of Porrónes: A Game of Thrones Watch Party | El Lopo   FREE*
*No registration is required, but a limited number of preferred seats can be reserved through the Facebook or Eventbrite pages.
6:00 pm“Game Of Thrones” Finale Party in Stunning Converted Church | SF   FREE
6:00 pmGame Of Thrones Finale Watch Party w/ Beer Specials | SF   FREE
6:30 pmGame Of Thrones Watch Party & Costume Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm2019 Walking Distance Dance Festival Final Day | SF   $20*
*$20 per performance or $60 for 4 performances
6:30 pm2019 Walking Distance Dance Festival in the Park w/ Doggies | Final Night   FREE*
*Park performances are free and open to the public.
7:00 pmLaugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
7:00 pmGame of Thrones Finale Special: Watch Party, Trivia & Drink Specials | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but must have Eventbrite RSVP for drink specials.
8:30 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pmGame Of Thrones Viewing Party: Free Peanut Butter Whiskey Shot | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, May 20, 2019

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Monday, May 20 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse

Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters. A more...

3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
5:30 pmAmerica To Me Docuseries: Nothing Can Hold You Down | Stanford   FREE
6:30 pmSalt & Straw Ice Cream Talk & Tastings | Omnivore Books   FREE
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Blazing Punk Rock: Downtown Boys | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP $10 at the door otherwise
8:00 pmCrowd Control: SF Comedy Variety Show | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:30 pm“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
8:30 pmHaight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar   FREE

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | May-October
Tuesday, May 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local more...

5:00 pmHarvey Milk Day: 40th Anniversary “White Night March” | Castro to City Hall   FREE
5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
5:30 pm2 for 1 Margaritas “Taco Tuesday” | SF   2-for-1*
*Get 2 for 1 Margaritas on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 10pm. And tip like a rockstar.
6:00 pm59th Annual “Film Finals” Student Showcase | Roxie Theater   $12*
*General admission tickets are $12 and $8 for seniors (with valid ID)
7:00 pmDetention All-Stars Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*Mention Funcheap at the door for free swag
7:30 pmKaren Russell Author Talk: Orange World | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: Indie Pop Rock: Balthazar | Cafe du Nord   WIN
8:00 pm“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
8:00 pmVinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmTokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required
8:00 pm“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow   FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2019 Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours Kick Off | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others more...

11:00 amHarvey Milk Day 2019: GLBT History Museum Free Day | SF   FREE*
*Donations is encouraged.
12:00 pmWin: Alcatraz Boat Cruise: Tour The Rock | SF   WIN
All Day“Harvey Milk Day” The Castro’s Harvey Milk Art Tribute | Through May 26   FREE
6:00 pmFree Workshop: DIY Melted Crayon Mandalas | Macy’s   FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
6:00 pm“Harvey Milk Day” Block Party | The Castro   FREE
6:00 pm“The Tenderloin Through Time” Book Talk | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmQueer Movie Night Series “The Death & Life of Martha P Johnson” | Oakland   $5*
*Tickets available online or at the door. Tickets include movie and popcorn and all proceeds go toward Oakland Pride 2019
7:00 pmDesign Your Own Native Plant Landscape | Burlingame   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Local Ecological Justice & Urbanity | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pm“GOAT$” Extended Comedy from the Greatest of All Time | SF   $10*
*A free promotion for the months of July and August and a $5 offer with a code thereafter (meaning Presales $10/ Presales with Funcheap code $5 requires RSVP/ Door $15)
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy: Free Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

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 more...

9:00 amUniversity of the Pacific’s Free Dental Care Screenings | SF  FREE*
*. No appointment is necessary, and patients will be screened on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for the screening. Please note: no treatment will be done at the screening appointment.
4:00 pmOakland’s Free Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2019   FREE*
*The event is advertised as free, so we're assuming everything is free (excluding food/drinks) but bring a few bucks just in case some of the rides do charge.
5:00 pm2019 Opening Night: “Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF   $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17). There is a $10 surcharge for special exhibition tickets.