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Friday, May 8

HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF
Friday, May 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
| Bar Fluxus
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF

Come to an amazing downtown art bar, Bar Fluxus to enjoy some classic RnB tunes with DJ BeatsMe. Hear some classic throwbacks from Ginuwine, TLC, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Missy and Aaliyah and more. HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, ...Every Friday

Saturday, May 9

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laguna Honda Hospital
Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda's Lost Trails | SF

Did you know that there’s another trail system in San Francisco? The trails have been off the radar for some time. SF Urban Riders is proud to announce that they’re working with the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in improving the historic multi­ use ...Monthly

2020 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Union Square Park
2020 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is back and it’s going to be tastier than ever. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture through food, music, performances and fun workshops. You can see elected officials, ...
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the Magnificent Great Blue Herons and Their Chicks at Stow Lake Nine Saturdays During the Spring Nesting Season in April, May and June. 2020 Season – 10 am to 1 pm: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, ...Every Saturday

2020 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Historic San Francisco Mint
2020 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint (built in 1874) becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 120 exhibitors. 2020 San Francisco History Days Friday Evening, May 8, 2020 Saturday, May ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...Monthly

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Sunday, May 10

The Exploratorium’s Only Free Day of 2020: Mother’s Day | SF
The Exploratorium's Only Free Day of 2020: Mother's Day | SF
The Exploratorium celebrates Mother’s Day with a special free admission day for all. Happy Mother’s Day from The Exploratorium. To celebrate, they’re hosting Día de las Madres. All mothers—and especially Mamás latinas—and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium. To honor ...
2020 Inner Sunset Flea Mother’s Day Street Fair | Kick Off
Sunday, May 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
2020 Inner Sunset Flea Mother's Day Street Fair | Kick Off

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from May to November 2020. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors. The festive family-friendly monthly flea market features vintage ...Monthly

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, May 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Come join at the Park Branch Library, every 2nd Sunday of the month, for an afternoon of anime, manga, discussion, art, and lots of fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This club is for teens ages 12-18 years old.Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, May 10 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, May 11

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, May 11 – 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

Tuesday, May 12

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden
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 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020
Tuesday, May 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free while supplies last. Buying customers get priority in line.
| Haagen Dazs - San Francisco Centre
Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020
Ice cream lovers can enjoy a free mini size scoop of their favorite flavor in either a cup, sugar cone, or cake cone from 4-8 pm in any participating Häagen-Dazs shop across the country, as Häagen-Dazs celebrates their annual Free Cone Day. Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day 2020 Tuesday, May 12, ...
“Hills for Tacos” Run Hill Repeats & Get Free Tacos & Beer | SF
Tuesday, May 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP required - just show up at the shop ready to run.
| A Runner's Mind San Francisco
"Hills for Tacos" Run Hill Repeats & Get Free Tacos & Beer | SF

Tacos and beer on Tuesdays, all you have to do is pay in sweat. Join at A Runner’s Mind SF on the second Tuesday of every month for the regular hill repeat workout followed by tacos from The Taco Shop at Underdog’s and beer back ...Monthly

“Urban Playground” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, May 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"Urban Playground" Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Join Katie Burke discusses her new book Urban Playground: What Kids Say about Living in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm. About Urban Playground: Rural areas cover 97 percent of the United States–yet more than 80 percent of the US population lives in ...

Wednesday, May 13

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, May 13 – 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

“The New American” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, May 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"The New American" Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Join Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her new novel “The New American” with Sara Campos on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm. About The New American: In this timely and emotionally powerful novel, award-winning author Micheline A. Marcom recounts the epic journey of a young Guatemalan-American college ...
The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The Second Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Thursday, May 14

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back for 2020 beginning January 23rd through September 24th. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively ...Every Thursday

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, May 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, May 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly

“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, May 14 – 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, May 14 – 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