Sunday, April 26, 2020

Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 50+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, April 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 50+ pinball and video games, plus more...

1:00 pmAcoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley  FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmPOSTPONED: “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
8:00 pmThe $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar   $2*
*$2 with RSVP on Eventbrite. Otherwise, $10 at the door.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 27, 2020

Free Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.

Come to the monthly Free Queer Bowling Night at Mission Bowling Club. In addition to free bowling, you can enjoy $5 beers & $8 cocktails all night courtesy of  Tito’s Vodka and more...

6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
7:30 pmRoving Pinball Playoff Tournament | Valencia Room   $5*
*21+. $5 entry plus coin drop for machines. Entry fee returned in prize money for winners.
8:00 pmMonday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Sea Otter Conservation & Ecology in the 21st Century Talk | Sausalito
Tuesday, April 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Donations are encouraged, $10 general, $5 students
| Bay Model Visitor Center

Having nearly been forced to extinction throughout much of their range in the 18th and 19th centuries, sea otters have made a remarkable comeback. Through their recovery, we are learning new more...

All Day$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl  $2
7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose  FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
7:00 pmSF History Night | Pacific Heights  $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
8:00 pmJazz Search West 2020: Grand Finale | Oakland   $20
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Local Sirens Free Concert Series | SF
Wednesday, April 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is 21+.
| El Rio

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) presents Local Sirens, a free music series that features Bay Area women and gender non-conforming performers. Featuring rap duo Jada Imani and Stoney Creation, ethereal rapper-singer Siri Seiko, more...

8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, April 30, 2020

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Star Trek IV “The Voyage Home” | SF
Thursday, April 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Star Trek IV “The Voyage Home” Thursday, Apr. 30, 12 – 2 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level PG, 119 mins., 1986. To save Earth from an alien more...

12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   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.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Technology Archeology | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:30 pmFrench Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF   FREE
7:00 pmCANCELED: The Great Cable Car Chase | SF   FREE
8:00 pmCoit Comedy: Stand Up Comedy & Free Golden Boy Pizza | SF   $5*
*Use "Funcheap" to get a 50% discount ticket with 1 drink minimum requirement. Otherwise it's $10.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)

Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and drop-in craft activities. Visit the Museum for free all-day. Catch up with friends more...

All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
11:00 amTimbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco   FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland   FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 8 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival   FREE
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 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated
8:00 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmSan Francisco’s Spring “Mocktail Club” | Downtown SF   FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
10:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   $5*
*$5 cover
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free from 6 pm to 10 pm. $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

Every Saturday, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.   FREE
10:00 amCANCELED: Mountain View’s 2020 “A La Carte & Art Festival” | May 2-3   FREE
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
All DayFree Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County   FREE
All DayHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2020 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Spring Open Studios: 100+ Artists | Mission District   FREE*
*RSVP not required.
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
12:45 pm2020 Bikes to Books: Literary Adventure Bike Tour | SoMa to North Beach   FREE
1:00 pm4th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Cantina Pub Crawl | SF   $10*
*Use Promo Code "METRO" at checkout for up to 15% Off Tickets.
1:00 pmYerba Buena Gardens Festival Kick-Off | 2020   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
2:30 pm2020 Love Your Park: Family Fun Day | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE*
*There is a one-drink minimum (doesn't have to be an alcoholic drink, but bring ID, 21+ only.)
8:00 pmCraft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, May 3, 2020

CANCELED: A La Carte & Art Festival 2020 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled for 2020. Spring into festival season and honor Cinco de Mayo in style at A La Carte & Art, May 2-3 in more...

10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
11:00 amOakland Museum of California’s $5 First Sundays | OMCA   $5*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
All DayCANCELED:”Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Bayview   FREE
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day   FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
All DayPOSTPONED: 2020 How Weird Street Faire: 10 Stages of World-Class Electronic Music | SoMa   $11.11*
*$11.11 Early Bird Presale Magic Pass - $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
All DayCANCELED: 2020 Spring Open Studios | Mission District   FREE*
*RSVP not required.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
7:00 pmPOSTPONED: “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
7:00 pmClutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room   $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
8:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, May 4, 2020

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program more...

8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pm“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
11:59 pmEta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020   FREE

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amFirst Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE