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Thursday, May 20

San José Museum of Art Documentary “From Here” + Q&A
Thursday, May 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San José Museum of Art Documentary "From Here" + Q&A
Mosaic America and San José Museum of Art presents an online screening of FROM HERE, a documentary following four young people who represent the future of global citizenry. Set in the world’s largest immigration countries–the US and Germany–FROM HERE captures an international generation’s fight for ...
Impact Bay Area “Intro to Personal Safety” Virtual Class
Thursday, May 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation $0-30
Impact Bay Area "Intro to Personal Safety" Virtual Class
This one-hour class provides an overview of IMPACT Bay Area’s approach to personal safety. We think of self-defense as a spectrum that starts with the first feelings in your body when you notice a situation might not be safe, through physical self-defense if necessary, all ...

Out Front at The UC Theatre (Outdoor Dining & Music)
Thursday, May 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The UC Theatre
Out Front at The UC Theatre (Outdoor Dining & Music)
Visit us at Out Front! Out Front at The UC Theatre is a fabulous Street Bar for casual outdoor dining and drinks. Bring food from your favorite neighborhood restaurants and enjoy cocktails, beer, & wine with your friends. Get ready for a night of fun with ...
Outdoor Comedy at The Bar on Dolores
Thursday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*2 menu items required + tips for comics
| The BAR- on Dolores
Outdoor Comedy at The Bar on Dolores
Reserve your seat/table (up to 6 people) for outdoor comedy at The BAR -on Dolores Thurs 5/20 at 7pm for drinks and food truck TBA About this event Comics want to make you laugh outside at The BAR -on Dolores! Reserve your table for up to 6 ...
After Dark Online: Manual Cinema w/ Exploratorium
Thursday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Not Specified
| Online Event,
After Dark Online: Manual Cinema w/ Exploratorium
Since its founding in 2010, Chicago-based Manual Cinema has cultivated a distinct approach to performance that merges handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive stories for stage and screen. In this live program, go into the studio and behind ...
Working with Fire: Prescribed Burning in the Bay Area
Thursday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Attendance is free but zoom registration is required!
| Friends of Sausal Creek
Working with Fire: Prescribed Burning in the Bay Area
Join prescribed fire practitioners Brian Peterson and Jacob McDaniel for Friends of Sausal Creek’s May Community Talk. Our speakers will discuss how working with fire can benefit the Bay Area’s communities and ecosystems and answer commonly asked questions about prescribed and cultural burning. This timely ...
Free Uruguayan Wines Masterclass
Thursday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP REQUIRED
Free Uruguayan Wines Masterclass
Fall in love with Uruguayan wine and learn more about the country’s rich culture. The Consulate General of Uruguay in San Francisco hosts a free, online Uruguayan Wines Masterclass on 5/20 from 7 to 8 PM PDT led by sommelière and Wines of Uruguay’s brand ambassador, ...
The “Affordable Art Show” w/ 30+ Artists (May 20-June 25)
The "Affordable Art Show" w/ 30+ Artists (May 20-June 25)
Our cult-sensational Affordable Art Show makes art collecting fun, friendly, and unpretentious. Featuring over 33 artists working in all mediums, sizes, prices, and styles, we ambitiously present “something to delight everyone”. In this unprecedented summer of reconnection (and dare we say love?), we’ve themed our show ...

Friday, May 21

SF’s “Crazy Funny Asians” Virtual Comedy Show (Live)
SF's "Crazy Funny Asians" Virtual Comedy Show (Live)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite and we’ll send you the secret Zoom link ...Every Friday

SF’s “Bike to Wherever Day” Free Tote Bags at 12 “Energizer” Stations
Friday, May 21 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Energizer Stations Across the City
SF's "Bike to Wherever Day" Free Tote Bags at 12 "Energizer" Stations
Bike To Wherever, Then Grab Your Free Tote On May 21, bike to wherever is special to you. What place has given you joy or hope during these challenging times? Do you have a favorite mural, vista point, or park that you love to see along ...
Teatro Vision’s “Esperanza Rising” (May 21 – June 20)
Friday, May 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Online
Teatro Vision's "Esperanza Rising" (May 21 - June 20)
Esperanza Rising By Lynne Alvarez Music by Victor Zupanc Based on the Book by Pam Muñoz Ryan Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences NEW DATES: Online access will be available May 21 – June 20, 2021 on demand Beginning May 21, you will be able to request a ...
“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)
"Pay-What-You-Can" Taco Day at SF's Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

“California Black Health Network” Virtual Talk about COVID Vaccines
Friday, May 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"California Black Health Network" Virtual Talk about COVID Vaccines
Join the California Black Health Network for a conversation with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the NIH researcher who oversaw the development of the COVID-19 and Dr. Noha Aboelata, a champion for improving the health of marginalized communities. Learn about the “real story” of the development of ...
“Glenda and Mirror Speaks the Truth” Outdoor Concert
Friday, May 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Riggers Loft Wine Company
"Glenda and Mirror Speaks the Truth" Outdoor Concert
Emmy nominated and award-winning artist, Glenda Benevides and Gene Williams have toured and worked with artists such as Taylor Dayne, Steve Smith of Dirty Vegas, Toto and more. Since 2016 Gene has been co-writing, producing, recording and performing with Glenda. With an amazing five-octave vocal ...
Khari Turner “Hella Water” Opening Reception
Friday, May 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free w/ RSVP
| Voss Gallery
Khari Turner "Hella Water" Opening Reception
Voss Gallery presents “Hella Water,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Khari Turner that are influenced by the Bay Area’s Hyphy Movement culture that travelled across the nation in the early 2000s. The exhibition is on view May 21-June 19, 2021. An Opening Reception with the ...
Alice Sparkly Kat on Postcolonial Astrology
Friday, May 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation of $10.
| Online
Alice Sparkly Kat on Postcolonial Astrology
Friday, May 21, 6pm-7:30pm Pacific time / Free, suggested donation of $10. Astrologer and author Alice Sparkly Kat is ushering in a new wave of astrology that is intersectional, inclusive, and geared towards queer and POC communities. In their cross-cultural approach to understanding astrology as a ...
On Postcolonial Astrology
Friday, May 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
On Postcolonial Astrology
Astrologer and author Alice Sparkly Kat is ushering in a new wave of astrology that is intersectional, inclusive, and geared towards queer and POC communities. In their cross-cultural approach to understanding astrology as a magical language, Alice uses our historical and collective constructs of the ...
Green Apple Books Talk: Suyi Davies Okungbowa “Son of the Storm”
Friday, May 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Green Apple Books Talk:  Suyi Davies Okungbowa "Son of the Storm"
Join us on Friday, May 21 at 6pm PT when Suyi Davies Okungbowa discusses his latest book, Son of the Storm, with Rebecca Roanhorse on Zoom! Zoom Login Info Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89187601455 Praise for Son of the Storm “A mesmerizing coming of age ...
SF Orchestra “One Found Sound” Virtual Watch Party
SF Orchestra "One Found Sound" Virtual Watch Party
The musicians of One Found Sound, SF’s only democratic, conductorless, chamber orchestra, present an interactive virtual watch party bringing the One Found Sound experience to your favorite electronic device! We’re teaming up with videographer Max Savage of Noisy Savage to bring you creative music video ...
Fever: An Asian Pacific Islander Healing Space
Friday, May 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| The Forum Collective - Online
Fever: An Asian Pacific Islander Healing Space
Friday, May 21, 7-8:30pm Pacific time The Forum Collective will produce an interactive community space for Asian Pacific Islander community healing to address the year of escalated anti-Asian sentiment leading to the Atlanta massacre and other violent attacks. Set on May 21, the digital gathering will include ...