50+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Cherry Blossom Festival, Oysterfest, Art Walks, Parties, Concerts, Food, & More | April 9-12, 2015

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It’s going to be a fantastic weekend! There are many fun and interesting San Francisco events to check out including the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Oysterfest in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, Second Friday Art Walks, National Grilled Cheese Day, Biking on San Francisco Sunday Streets, and much more! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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2015 San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: April 9-12

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All Weekend: SF Ballet Presents: Shostakovich Trilogy
San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has emerged as a world-class arts organization since it was founded as the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1933. More info

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All Weekend: Oakland – Strictly Sail Pacific @ Jack London Square | Sailboat Show, Exhibits, Seminars, $15, 10AM-Evening
This internationally acclaimed sailboat show is the largest and oldest in-water sailboat show on the West Coast and will sail into Jack London Square with all that is hot in the world of sailing. More info.

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All Weekend: Joshua Bell and the San Francisco Symphony | Davies Symphony Hall (more info)

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April 9: Yuri’s NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6PM, $12, 21+, Yuri Gagarin, First Human In Space
This week, NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. Music by Space Cowboys.More Info.

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April 9: Walk To Work Day | Healthy Lifestyle, Giveaways
San Francisco leads the nation in celebrating walking! Start your healthy walking habit and get rewarded at one of the Walk to Work Day “hubs” across the city. Be a part of this fun and festive day of encouragement celebrating the most healthy, sustainable form of transportation: walking! More info.

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April 9: Photographs Of The City In The Bay @ Harvey Milk Photo Center | Opening Reception, Spencer Aldworth Brown Photography, 6-9PM
In a city making headlines for its high cost of living, Spencer Aldworth Brown set out to photograph San Francisco’s waterlogged edges. Mr. Brown’s immersive photographs take the perspective of the water itself. More info.

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April 9: Sandbox Playtests @ The GoGame | Monthly Game & Adventure Testing, 7-9PM
Sandbox is a monthly playtesting event. Think of it as an open mic for real world game design, participatory theater, and immersive experiences. Each month we create a space where you can test out your adventures and receive criticism on how to make it better. More info.

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April 9: Sarah Colonna “Has Anyone Seen My Pants?” Book Tour @ Cobb’s Comedy Club | 18+, 8PM (more info)

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April 9: Free Movie Night @ Orinda Theatre | 7PM, Second Thursday (more info)

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April 9: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)

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April 9: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)

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April 9: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)

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April 9: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)

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April 9: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)

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April 9: Disposable Film Festival @ Castro Theater | Film Screenings, Awards Ceremony, Party, 8PM
Opening Night! Disposable Film Fest 2015 is back at the historic Castro Theatre with an amazing collection of the year’s top short films from around world. A gala awards ceremony, the after-party—we sell out every year, so grab your tickets before they’re gone! More info.

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April 9-11: Prototyping Festival @ Market Street | Innovative Ideas, Community Engagement, Design
Market Street will transform into a public platform, showcasing exciting ideas for improving our famed civic spine and how we use it. Winning entries will be brought to life for three days, & millions of pedestrians will have the chance to experience, explore, and interact with the prototypes. More info.

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April 10: Vallejo – Art Walk @ Downtown Arts District | Free, Second Fridays
Vallejo has seen a surge of artists and creatives moving into the area. The art walk is an event to celebrate and encourage the growth of this culture. Most locations are in the central core of the downtown and very walkable but a few are spread out a few blocks in each direction. More info.

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April 10: East Bay Bike Party | Free, Second Fridays 
East Bay Bike Party EBBP is a mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. Bike Party is a 100% volunteer organized event for and by bike enthusiasts, celebrating community and human power. Rides are casual, with party stops at public spaces along the 10-17 mile route. More info.

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April 10: Oakland & Alameda – Art Walk (AKA Estuary Art Attack) | Free, Second Fridays, 6-9PM
The galleries, clubs and restaurants that make Alameda and Jingletown a lively and cosmopolitan destination welcome you! Make time every 2nd Friday of the month to discover the creative life of the area by taking in some of the most exciting, beautiful and challenging contemporary art from the bay area and beyond. More info.

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April 10: San Rafael – Art Walk @ Downtown San Rafael | Free, Second Fridays, 5-8PM
Enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, live music and refreshments as you stroll in downtown San Rafael.  Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios, the 2nd Friday Art Walk links venues along downtown Fourth Street the second Friday of each month. More info.

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April 10: Oakland – Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet @ The Omni Commons | Free, 6:30PM
Romeo & Juliet, a tale of love’s triumph over violence and fear– Shakespeare distills this down to its archetypal essence. Kind of a big deal, right? More info.

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April 10: Dolci by the Bay @Aquatic Park Center | Free Classical Chamber Music, 1PM (more info)

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April 10: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party @ Fort Mason | Free, 30+ Food Vendors, Cocktails, Wine & Beer, Live Music (more info)

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April 10: Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM (more info)

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April 10: SF Beer Olympics @ Horizon | 9PM, Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, Games, Drink Specials (more info)

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April 10: Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)

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April 10-21: SF Ballet Presents: Caprice, SwimmerWorld Premiere by Yuri Possokhov, The Four Temperaments
San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has emerged as a world-class arts organization since it was founded as the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1933. More info

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April 11: Heron Watch @ Stow Lake | Free Bird Watching, Guided Nature Walks, 10AM-12:30PM
Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their chicks. Interns and volunteers, using spotting scopes, will show the herons and chicks and explain their behavior. More info.

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April 11: Oysterfest @ Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park | Food Stands, Music, 11AM-6PM
This event is the largest Oyster festival on the West Coast drawing over 250,000 people to date. Over half a million succulent oysters have willingly sacrificed themselves over the years. The unique combination of oysters and stout is supported by a great cast of live music. More info.

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April 11: History Of Market Street Walking Tour @ Ferry Plaza | Historical, Social, Noon
Stroll through the center of SF, discovering the social movements and events that shaped the City’s history. The “roar of the four” and the underground railroad, the 8-hour day movement to the rise of Labor parties and the 1916 bombing, newspaper wars, urban design, and more! More info.

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April 11: Oakland – Jack of All Trades Market @Jack London Square | Free, Second Saturdays, 11AM-5PM
Free & Pet friendly market includes 85+ local vendors, DIY workshops, food, local music, beers, and more. More info.

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April 11: Oakland – Golden Gate Second Saturdays | Free, Community Event
The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event, with activities in the following categories: Art, Music, Food, Volunteerism, Classes, and Family Friendly. More info.

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April 11: Campbell – Second Saturdays @ Downtown Campbell | Free, 2-6PM
Second Saturdays is a blend of everything that makes Downtown Campbell one of the best places in the South Bay to spend a Saturday afternoon. You’ll find artists exhibiting, sidewalk sales, live music, street entertainment, special deals, and various other fun sights and sounds. More info.

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April 11: Berkeley – Beginner Parkour Class @ Mulford Hall | Free, Second Saturdays, Noon
The Beginner’s Class is geared towards first timers & lasts 1.5 hours. The emphasis will be on controlled progression and will cover: philosophy of parkour, training, conditioning and safety tips, and basic movements such as vaults, landings and rolls. More info.

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April 11: Music for Families with the SF Symphony: Let’s Imagine! | Davies Symphony Hall (more info)

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April 11: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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April 11: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)

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April 11-12: San Jose – Fantasy Faire & Dance @ Guadalupe River Parkway | Family-Friendly Festival, Live Performances, Costumes, 10AM-5PM
Attire yourself in your most beautiful princess or faerie finery, don your wings or pick up a wand, belt on a sword or pull on an eye patch, then cross the threshold of the San Jose Fantasy Festival where characters from folklore, fairy tales and fantasy will come alive to frolic for a magical spell of time. More info.

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April 11-12: Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival @ San Francisco’s Japantown | Free, Live Music, Food, Cultural Performances, Parade
Now celebrating its 48th year, this is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. More info.

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April 11-12: Bodega Bay – Fisherman’s Festival @ Westside Park | Family-Friendly, Boat Races, Music, Food & Drink, $12, 10AM-5PM
This event has celebrates our local fisherman and it’s when salmon season is kicked off with a blessing of the fleet. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, good food, exhibits, raffle, and more. More info.

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April 11-14: Greater + Greener 2015 @ Presidio | International Urban Parks Conference
Join more than 1,000 global park leaders, city planning and design professionals, and urban park advocates to discover the power of parks in creating healthy, resilient, and sustainable cities. More Info.

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April 11-16: Spring 2015 Plant Sale @ Ruth Bancroft Garden | 10AM-4PM
The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public. At our annual plant sales, we offer an expanded selection of interesting and unusual plants. More info.

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April 12: San Francisco Sunday Streets in Bayview/Dogpatch | Free, Closed Streets, Music, Activities, & More
With over three and a half miles of car-free space, this is one of the longest Sunday Streets routes and a great opportunity to explore San Francisco neighborhoods by bike. For the first time, Sunday Streets will take place on the southbound lanes of Third St between Mariposa and Yosemite Ave. Read below for suggested detours. Because this route is so long, we encourage you to bring your bike or skates. If you don’t have wheels, be sure to put on those walking shoes! More info.

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April 12: Reel to Real NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6PM, $12, 21+, Yuri Gagarin, First Human In Space
This week, NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. Music by Space Cowboys.More info.

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April 12: DMC San Francisco Regional DJ Battle @ Brink & Mortar | $15-20, 2:30PM
The DMC DJ Battles are the longest running most prestigious DJ Battles in the world. From DMC battles, legends are made. Hosted by DJ Apollo & Chuy Gomez. More info.

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April 12: Cochon 555 @ Fairmont San Francisco | Culinary Competition
Cochon 555 features five chefs cooking five pigs in a friendly competition. This year’s competing chefs include Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table, Salvatore Cracco of Trou Normand, David Bazirgan of Dirty Habit, Thomas Kalb of Cafe du Nord and Robin Song of Hog & Rocks. More info.

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April 12: National Grilled Cheese Day @ SoMa StrEat Food Park | Free Admission, Killer Grilled Cheese Vendors, Drinks, Music, 11AM
Get ready to celebrate America’s favorite melted comfort food! Revel in the day with a bevy of food trucks serving up Grilled Cheese sandwiches. We’ve got a fun day of food and drink lined up! More info.

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April 12: Kandi Love Day Party @ Dolores Park | Jewelry Making, Music, Creative Fun, Noon-Sundown
Kandi Love is hosting our monthly kandi sesh/day party. Feel free to bring blankets, refreshments, good vibes, kandi, friends, & beads, beads, beads! More info.

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April 12: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)

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April 12: Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market @ Parking lot of the Glen Park BART Station | March 29-Nov 29, 10AM-2PM (more info)

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April 12: Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio @ Main Post Lawn | March 1-Nov 1, Great Views of the Bay, Food Carts, Drinks, Music (more info)

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April 12: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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April 12: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)

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April 12: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)

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April 12: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)

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April 12: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)

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April 12: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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April Events, Festivals, & Entertainment

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