Saturday, April 27, 2019

10th International Children's Festival | San Jose
Saturday, April 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Discovery Meadow

Discover the world from San Jose. International Children’s Festival unites world cultures in the Bay Area through food, fun, and dance. Join and explore a variety of cultures from your neighborhood. Pony more...

All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayTreasureFest: Mother’s Day Market | SF   $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
All Day2019 Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square   FREE
All DayDogFest 2019: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park   FREE*
*Food and games are for purchase and there's a registration fee for competing
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
12:00 pmDutch “King’s Day” Windmill Festival 2019 | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Food is for purchase.
12:00 pm10th Annual Earth Day Festival | Santa Rosa   FREE
7:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Crossover” | Palo Alto   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
8:30 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP

Sunday, April 28, 2019

32nd Annual Petaluma Antique Faire | Historic Downtown
Sunday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma

Antique and collectible lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the 32nd Annual Petaluma Antique Faire on Sunday, April 28, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm more...

All DayTreasureFest: Mother’s Day Market | SF   $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
All DayHistoric 1920s-1950s Italian Race Car Show “The California Mille” | Nob Hill   FREE
All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Band: 2019 Season Opening Day | Free Sunday Concert in the Park   FREE*
*Free. Donations are appreciated.
3:00 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Crossover” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
4:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
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 29, 2019

1:00 pmThe World of Leonardo Seen Through Fashion | JCCSF  FREE*
*Registration is on their website

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:00 pmSF History Night | Pacific Heights  $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose  $1*
*Admission is donation-based.
8:00 pmJazz Search West 2019: Grand Finale | Oakland  $20
8:00 pm“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow  FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

"Lululemon Flow & Jo": Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, May 1 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a more...

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day   FREE
9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
3:00 pmRanch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa   FREE*
*$5 donation suggested per person, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. RSVP requested but not required.
5:30 pm“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. There is also a suggested donation of $10 per adult however no one is turned away for lack of funds.
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:30 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmThe Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement   $5*
*$5 with discount code "funcheap" (First 20 people to RSVP with their emails to can get in for free.)
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, May 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:30 pmThursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF   FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Let’s Ride Bikes | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays   FREE
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   $5*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
7:30 pmMiriam Toews Author Talk: Women Talking | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pmFree Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF   FREE
9:00 pmBay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF   FREE

Friday, May 3, 2019

"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival
Friday, May 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

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 more...

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.
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
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 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmFacebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art   FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
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.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
7:00 pmWorkshop First Fridays | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmBayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills   FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drinks
7:30 pmBrenda Shaughnessy Author Reading: The Octopus Museum | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown   FREE
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
10:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after

Saturday, May 4, 2019

EdRev Expo: Celebration of Learning Differences & Community Day | AT&T Park
Saturday, May 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)

Join for this one-day event with a unique focus on the 1 in 5 students with learning and attention challenges, often compounded by anxiety and depression. dRev Expo combines an educational conference more...

9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland   FREE
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
All DayFree de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco 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 SF Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
10:00 am2019 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.   FREE
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   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
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayMeasure A Days: Free Access to all Parks | All Over Marin County   FREE
All Day2019 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown   FREE
12:00 pm2nd Annual 7 Mile House Jazz Fest | Brisbane   $25
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmBlockchain ‘n Grill: Cryptocurrency Talk, Music & Comedy Showcase | Oakland   $5*
*$5 tickets in advance otherwise it's $15 general admission.
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pmCraft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE
8:30 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth more...

9:00 amTenderloin Neighborhood Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.