Saturday, April 11, 2020

CANCELED: Heron Watch at Stow Lake | April 11-June 13
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

10:00 am2020 Spring Carnival & Community Expo | Emeryville  FREE
All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amEaster Egg Hunt & Bounce Houses | Menlo Park   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11-12 & 18-19 | Japantown   FREE
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
All DaySmoakland Sesh: Oakland’s First Cannabis Marketplace | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
5:00 pmPOSTPONED: 2020 Insane Chase Game “Journey to The End Of The Night” | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but advanced registration is required.
7:00 pmDowntown SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
8:00 pmCANCELED: “Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:30 pmRenegade Drive-In Movie Night “Rumble in the Bronx (1995)” | North Bay   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Donations are accepted.
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, April 12, 2020

POSTPONED: 2020 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | Dolores Park
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park

This event is postponed due to coronavirus concerns – Check Facebook for updates The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, host their 41st Easter Sunday in the Park at Dolores more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival on Easter Sunday | Japantown   FREE
All Day16 Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Easter Sunday 2020   FREE*
*Free tours but donations appreciated. Tours of the Japanese Tea Garden may require additional admission fee.
All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmSci-Fi Festival: Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest | SF   FREE
All DaySmoakland Sesh: Oakland’s First Cannabis Marketplace | Oakland   FREE
All DayLocal Makers Market on Easter Sunday | Ghirardelli Square   FREE
2:00 pmAnime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF   FREE
3:00 pmCANCELED: 2020 “Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race | Potrero Hill   FREE*
*Free to watch; but $10-$20 suggested donations are requested to race.
6:30 pmYuri’s Night Space Party: Space-Themed Costumes & Robot Driving Games | North Bay   FREE*
*Due to space constraints, an RSVP is recommended.
7:00 pmPOSTPONED: “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 13, 2020

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE
7:00 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Free Admission Day at 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 more...

All Day$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl   $2
All DayCANCELED: “Splash 2020”: Holi Celebration of Colors | Dublin   $10*
*Food is available for purchase.
12:00 pmPOSTPONED: 2020 Ben & Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Cone Day   FREE
5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at Napa Valley College | Napa   FREE
7:00 pmCANCELED: “Hills for Tacos” Run Hill Repeats & Get Free Tacos & Beer | SF   FREE*
*No RSVP required - just show up at the shop ready to run.
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tax Day Freebies & Deals | 2020
Wednesday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

UPDATE: As of 3/17 at 7 pm it “appears” this event is still taking place, but there have been no recent updates by the promoter, so we can’t 100% confirm it. more...

All DayFinal Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland   FREE
11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza   FREE
12:37 pmOakland A’s $1 Game vs. Boston Red Sox | 2020   $1*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
5:00 pmSF’s Epic “Western Wednesdays” & Free Bull Rides | Westwood   FREE*
*No cover. Free bull rides if you follow Westwood on Instagram
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:00 pmDave Rocha Jazz Performance | Mountain View   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $10
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Castro   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
7:30 pm“Our Riches” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Walk to Work Day 2020: Free Treats & Giveaways | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Everything offered is while supplies last. Must hubs are open from 7:30-10:30 am.
| All Over San Francisco

Walk to Work Day is the annual celebration of the walking city – and of everyone who walks. The eighth annual Walk to Work Day. San Francisco is a walking city. Whether more...

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa   FREE
12:00 pmSF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Time After Time | SF   FREE
12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
5:00 pmFree Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF   FREE
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.
5:00 pmSF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood   FREE
5:00 pmFree Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa   FREE*
*All gallery and museum entries will be free except for the Contemporary Jewish Museum which will be offering a special entry price of $5.
5:00 pm11th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*$5 after 5pm; free to SJMA members; galleries open until 9 pm.
6:00 pm“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF   FREE*
*Free for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
6:00 pmMake: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch   $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
6:00 pmThird Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF   FREE*
*Third Thursdays are free and open to the public; food and beverage will be available for purchase.
6:00 pmSF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Podcast: Our Opinions Are Correct | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Silver | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
7:00 pmOakland Art Library Open House | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during more...

3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
6:00 pmCANCELED: Hayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Disaster Playground” | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | Apr. 17-18   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
7:00 pmTiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
7:30 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome
8:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
9:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after

Saturday, April 18, 2020

CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day more...

9:00 amOakland Earth Day 2020 | Volunteering Day   FREE
All DayFree de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All DayFree Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All Day2020 “Restore & Create” Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach   FREE*
*Free, but Facebook RSVP is requested. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch.
All DayCANCELED: John Muir Birthday & Earth Day 2020 Celebration | East Bay   FREE*
*Admission and parking are free.
All DayFree National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2020   FREE*
*The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Although the entrance fee is waved, paid parking/shuttle reservations required for Muir Woods even on free days.
All DayPOSTPONED: 2020 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show | April 18-19   FREE
10:00 am2020 Earth Day Cleanup | Oakland   FREE
All DayCANCELED: Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
All Day50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration | Berkeley   FREE*
*General Admission: FREE, Kids Zone: FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
All DayPOSTPONED: 2020 Earth Day on the Bay: Live Music & Touch Live Sharks | Redwood City   FREE*
*Admission is free, Discovery Voyage boat tour is $20.
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Berkeley Bay Festival & Free Boat Ride Day | East Bay   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade & Festival | SF   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival | Cupertino   FREE
11:00 am2020 Earth Day Festival | Danville   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amCesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF   FREE
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE