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Wednesday, April 1

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, April 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...Monthly

Thursday, April 2

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, April 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...Monthly

Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF
Thursday, April 2 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar

A night to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Lots of them. Emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, screamo, indie, electro, 90s and 2000s all night long. The party gets down at 9:30 pm on the First Thursday of each month at Pop’s Bar. – ...Monthly

Friday, April 3

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...Monthly

CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion Spring Open Studios: Opening Gala | SF
Friday, April 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion Spring Open Studios: Opening Gala | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
Last Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF
Friday, April 3 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free from 6 pm to 10 pm. $5 in advance, $10 at the door.
| The Knockout
Last Nite: A 2000's Indie Dance Party | SF

Well, folks, the snake has officially reached its tail. The crew behind the ’90s-themed Debaser party has gotten together to create “Last Nite,” a brand new event that, much like its parent, is dedicated to reviving a specific moment in time. In this case, it’s ...Monthly

Saturday, April 4

POSTPONED: San Francisco’s Walk Against Rape | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Women’s Building
POSTPONED: San Francisco's Walk Against Rape | Mission Dist.
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. Join on Saturday, April 4th for San Francisco’s 15th Annual Walk Against Rape. The Walk Against Rape is a 2.2 mile march through the Mission District of San Francisco. We march to Raise Awareness about sexual violence; ...
CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
CANCELED: First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, April 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
CANCELED: First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

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

CANCELED: MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
CANCELED: MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled. MAPP is a familia, a community and a series of arts, music and activist events that has been taking place in the Mission for over 16 years. MAPP is always the first Saturday of the month ...

Sunday, April 5

CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF
Sunday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
CANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion: Spring Open Studios | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...Monthly

Monday, April 6

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, April 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...Monthly

“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.
Monday, April 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot" | Mission Dist.

“Misery Index” is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic and dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards ...Monthly

Wednesday, April 8

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, April 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local Brews ...Monthly

Thursday, April 9

CANCELED: Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, April 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
CANCELED: Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

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

“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, April 9 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar
"I Wish I Was Happy" Hour Comedy Show | SF

Come commiserate in laughter with the Bay Area’s top comedians. They’ll make you feel like life isn’t too bad, or at least let you laugh at their misfortunes. And, that always feels good. Stay after the show for free ’90s dance karaoke. I wish I was ...Monthly

Shame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF
Thursday, April 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Hill Saloon
Shame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF

A delightful evening of comedy, happening every 2nd Thursday. Shameful things will be discussed by the shameless and shameful. Maybe reach catharsis, and if not, there’s drinks. Hosted by the ever-shame-wracked Annette Mullaney and featuring the best of Bay Area and visiting comedians. Shame Cave Comedy Show: ...Monthly

Friday, April 10

Spontaneous Storytelling: True Stories & Free Drinks for Storytellers | SF
Spontaneous Storytelling: True Stories & Free Drinks for Storytellers | SF

Spontaneous Storytelling (featured on KALW radio) is a different kind of storytelling show that combines the fun of meeting new people with hearing and telling true stories. “Only in SF” is a night of true stories told by ordinary people. Like you. Come to share ...Monthly

Sunday, April 12

POSTPONED: 2020 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | Dolores Park
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
POSTPONED: 2020 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | 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 Park. POSTPONED – The Sisters 41st Anniversary Easter Party Sunday, April 12, 2020 | Noon Mission Dolores ...

Monday, April 13

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, April 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...Monthly

Thursday, April 16

Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society
Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF

Explore the current exhibitions for free from 5 pm-8 pm on the third Thursday of every month, as part of the Yerba Buena neighborhood’s Third Thursday program.Monthly

Saturday, April 18

Cesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 19th & Mission St
Cesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF
UPDATE: Yes, this event was confirmed as still happening (as of 3/16 at 12:40 am). Things may change rapidly, so please check the website to confirm should you choose to go out. This event may be canceled or postponed at any time without any notice. Side ...

Sunday, April 19

CANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Earth Day Festival | Mission District
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia Street
CANCELED: 2020 San Francisco Earth Day Festival | Mission District
UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. On Sunday, April 19th celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day San Francisco style. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “The Change is coming”. Earth Day Festival | San Francisco Saturday, April 19, 2020 ...

Monday, April 20

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, April 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF

A show of queens, queers, and 1 token peen. Nicole Calasich, Shelbi Evans, and Brooke Heinichen bring you Resistance is Fertile featuring a majority female lineup of the Bay Area’s rising stars in comedy to discuss the joys of being a woman in a batshit ...Monthly