60+ San Francisco Weekend Events: How Weird Street Faire, Holi Color Fight, Bay Area Dance Week, SF Int’l Film Festival, Parties, Concerts, & More | April 23-26, 2015

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It’s going to be a fantastic weekend in San Francisco! There are tons of fun and interesting San Francisco events to check out including the SF International Film Festival, Bay Area Dance Week, a color fight celebrating Holi, Dutch King’s Day on Saturday, the How Weird Street Faire on Sunday, and much more! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: April 23-26, 2015

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All Weekend: San Francisco International Film Festival | Film Screenings, Guest Speakers
The Film Society is proud to produce the longest-running film festival in the Americas. An essential stop on the international film festival circuit, SFIFF is well regarded as a significant celebration of world cinema in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. More info.

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All Weekend: Free San Francisco Walking Tours: Golden Gate Park, Castro, Chinatown, Excelsior, City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, & More
City Guides is a non-profit organization with more than 200 trained volunteers who lead FREE history and architectural walking tours in San Francisco. Walk along the streets, sidewalks, and byways of America’s most beautiful – and fascinating – city! More info.

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April 23: Big Bang: Party After Dark 2015 @ California Academy of Sciences| $100, 8:30PM-Midnight, 21+
San Francisco’s biggest party of the year! Party After Dark spills across the Academy’s multiple indoor and outdoor venues and will feature live DJ sets, photo booths, complimentary bites and open bars, gourmet food trucks, and much more! More info.

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April 23: Quick Draw SF One Year Anniversary Celebration @ F8 | Art Fair, Drinks, Raffle, 21+, 5:30PM-Midnight
Quick Draw SF has reached its one year mark! The series has featured a list of over sixty guest artists. Each month, ten artists are rotated in as “featured artists” and are invited to sell their creations at our “merch table”. Everyone is welcome to draw and sell work made at the event. More info.

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April 23: Warriors Playoff Party @ SoMa StrEAT Food Park | NBA Playoff Watch Party, Food Trucks, Cheerleaders, Giveaways
Watch the Dubs kick off the 2015 NBA playoffs and beat the New Orleans Pelicans at the Funcheap Game Watch Party. We’ve got food trucks, lots of big screen TVs, full sound during the games, and beer specials. We’ll have the Dub truck, the Warriors cheerleaders and official Warriors giveaways. More info.

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April 23: DIS/PLAY Closing Reception @ SOMArts Cultural Center | Free, Film Screenings, Poetry, Food & Refreshments
The final opportunity to view and interact with DIS/PLAY, featuring short film screenings in the gallery, including recent work by artist Todd Herman, co-founder of performance project “Sins Invalid”, as well as poetry, and pizza from Mozzeria. Among the featured poets are Leroy Smooth, Joy Elan, Lateef McLeod, and exhibiting painter Charles Curtis Blackwell. More info.

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April 23: Berkeley – Road Runner Sports Adventure Run | Free, Fun Run, Raffle
You’re in for one mind-blowing evening of free, prize-tastic fitness fun when you join runners like you for the nation’s biggest group fun run at your Berkeley Road Runner Sports retail store! Enjoy 60 minutes of fun as you run (or walk) at your own pace & collect free raffle tickets along the way. More info.

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April 23: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)

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April 23: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)

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April 23: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)

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April 23: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)

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April 23: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)

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April 23-24: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto | Davies Symphony Hall (more info)

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April 24: Armenian Genocide Centennial @ SF City Hall | Free, Dance Performance & History Talk, 7:15-9PM
The San Francisco City Hall will host an Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration event with a dance performance and a history talk. Plus City Hall will be illuminated with the colors of the Armenian flag – red, blue and orange. More info.

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April 24: Academy of Friends’s Art & Wine Auction @ 111 Minna Gallery | Fundraiser, Drinks, Hors d’Oeuvres, $50, 6-8:30PM
Join the Academy of Friends for a night of art and wine, while raising money for HIV/AIDS organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Enjoy bidding on some spectacular artwork to add to your personal collection as well as some unique and yummy wines. There will also be some unique travel experiences plus many wonderful restaurant and theatre packages for sale. More info.

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April 24: Open Rehearsal & Art Installation @ Z Space | Opera Rehearsal, Meet Performers & Production Team, 4PM
Have you ever wondered what goes into making operatic magic on stage? What about pushing the boundaries of the operatic form and creating not just a production that you see, but a production that you experience? Meet the conductor, director, singers, and designers as they work together in an open staging rehearsal of Heart of Darkness!More info.

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April 24: Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music @ Alley Cat Books | $5, 7-9PM, Cheap Beer
Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are fun, easy, and led by an actual caller, with live music by KC and the Moonshine Band. More info.

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April 24: San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club @ Zeitgeist | Free, 7-10PM, Last Fridays
Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means come on down. More info.

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April 24: SF Critical Mass @ Pee Wee Herman Plaza | Bicycle Ride, 5:30PM, Free, Last Fridays
Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in cities around the world. Everyone is invited! You are encouraged to bring your ideas, energy, opinions and talents to Critical Mass. More info.

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April 24: Berkeley – Interfaith Labyrinth Walk @ Grace North Church | Free, Live Music, 6-10PM, Last Fridays
Find peace. Find calm. Find hope. — by walking the Grace North Church Labyrinth. When our lives get busy, this Interfaith labyrinth offers the perfect place and time for contemplation, meditation and prayer in community with others. More info.

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April 24: Candlestick Park Gallery Opening @ Sports Basement Byrant | Free, Photography of Historic Baseball Stadium, 6-8PM
Welcome to Untouchedtcphotos presentation “Remembering Candlestick Park”!  If you have fond memories of going to Candlestick Park to watch the San Francisco Giants, check out these photos that capture its aesthetic beauty and provide abstract views of the ballpark and the lighting at Candlestick was always changing and created unique artistic images. More info.

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April 24: Oakland – Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center | Film Screening, Environmentalism, Happy Hour Beforehand, 7PM
Each year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers. Along with our usual line-up of beautiful, engaging and eye-opening films, our theme this year is, “A Wild Life.” Check out this selection from the festival on tour! More info.

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April 24: Walnut Creek – Comedy & Beer Night @ Sports Basement Walnut Creek | Free Entry, Comedy, Beer, 18+, 6:30-8PM
The Sports Basement Walnut Creek store hosts a free comedy night on (most) fourth Fridays of the month. There’s no cover, and in addition to some free laughs, they also serve up free beer to those over 21. More info.

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April 24: “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 24: Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM (more info)

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April 24: SF Beer Olympics @ Horizon | 9PM, Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, Games, Drink Specials (more info)

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April 24: Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)

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April 24: Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)

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April 24: Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)

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April 24 & 25: SF Tiny Dance Film Festival @ Ninth Street Independent Film Center | Film Screenings, $20, 8PM
Tiny Dance Film Festival celebrates short dance films from across the globe. Tiny Dance Film Festival showcases compelling film work from choreographers & filmmakers who don’t just embody the term “dance for the camera,” but more so, “dance with the camera.”  More info.

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April 24-May 3: Bay Area Dance Week | 400+ Free Events, Flash Mob, Fire Dance, Classes
BADW is a vibrant celebration, with an anticipated 400+ free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, and the return of the wildly popular Kick Off Event on Friday, April 24 in Union Square Park, SF. More info.

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April 25: Asha SF Holi @ Sanchez Elementary School | Color Fight, Music, Food, $20, Noon-3PM
Come celebrate San Francisco’s largest color fight at the biggest Holi event of the year at the Mission district. Be prepared to leave the festival looking much different than you arrived! This communal celebration of the Indian Spring as we brings together an unique cultural experience with a vibrant color fight for a deserving cause! More info.

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April 25: Dutch King’s Day @ Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly, Dutch Games, Food & Drink, 11AM-5PM
King’s Day is the biggest national event in the Netherlands. The Dutch Consulate, together with the local Dutch community is organizing another great celebration of Dutch King’s day in San Francisco! Come join the fun and help celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including old Dutch kids games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music & dancing! More info.

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April 25: Cider Summit at The Presidio | 120+ Ciders, Food, Dog-Friendly
Cider Summit will feature over 120 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.  The event will also feature specially selected food pairings from Whole Foods Market, a “Dog Lounge” hosted by Berkeley Humane, as well as an event store featuring Cider Summit t-shirts and other merchandise. More info.

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April 25: 2015 US Open Cup @ Kezar Stadium | Soccer Match, $10 (Youth Under 16 Free), 2PM
SF City FC is proud to host a preliminary round match in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. This will be the first appearance in the U.S. Open Cup for SF City FC. The club qualified by winning the NorCal Premier League, run by US Club Soccer. More info.

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April 25: 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 25: Opening Day @ Treasure Island Sailing Center | Free, Family-Friendly, Sailboat Rides, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Music, Food, Games, & Prizes, 11AM-4PM
Celebrate Opening Day on the Bay and learn simple practices for water safety with free sailboat rides, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding! Enjoy music, games, food, and activities for the whole family. More info.

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April 25: Oakland – Oakland Veg Fest @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater | Speakers, Food Samples, 11AM-5PM
Join us in inviting our local communities to experience the many personal and global benefits of plant-based food. This free festival will feature world-class speakers, local merchants, and best of all… lots of free food samples! Plus, the first 200 attendees will receive free goodie bags. More info.

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April 25: Oakland – Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ The Crucible | Books, Workshops, Discussions, Vendor Tables, Films
This annual event is for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics. More info.

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April 25: Oakland – Sistas-Wit-Style Dance Workshop @ New Karibbean City | Free, Caribbean Dance Classes, Carnival Preparation, Noon-2PM
Sistas-Wit-Style, will be hosting Caribbean dance classes every Saturday at New Karibbean City. Dance classes are free to our masqueraders who will participate in the upcoming Carnival celebrations and $10 for those interested in only attending the classes. More info.

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April 25: Petaluma – The 34th Annual Petaluma Butter & Egg Days | 10AM-5PM, Rides, Food Vendors, Kids Activities, Arts & Crafts
Petaluma’s Butter & Eggs Parade and Celebration is in its 34th year,and has become a tradition in Downtown Petaluma, celebrating the region’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country. More Info.

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April 25: Tan Dun’s Martial Arts Film Trilogy With The SF Symphony Playing The Music Live | Davies Symphony Hall, 8PM (more info)

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April 25: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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April 25: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)

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April 25 & 26: Treasure Island Flea | $3, 10AM-4PM, 400+ Vendors, Food Trucks, Drinks, Live Music, Kid Zone
400+ curated vendors and makers selling original artwork, antiques, vintage apparel, re-purposed and up-cycled items, new designs and fashion, underground food, startups and much, much more! More info.

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April 26: Glen Park Festival @ Diamond Street | 10AM-4:30PM, Free, Live Music, Food, Raffle
This annual event combines fun and community support. The Festival brings residents, neighbors and friends together for a day of entertainment, music, dancing, and good food while promoting neighborhood restaurants, artists and craftspeople from Glen Park and well beyond. More info.

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April 26: Chamber Music With Members Of The San Francisco Symphony | Davies Symphony Hall, 2PM (more info)

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April 26: Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally @ The Masonic | 7PM (more info)

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April 26: How Weird Street Faire @ Howard & 2nd Streets | Noon-8PM, 10 Music Stages, Art Alley, Food & Drinks
How Weird is a menagerie of attractions, including a world renowned music festival featuring 10 stages of different styles of dance music, an open air art festival filling an expanded Art Alley, a unique market of interesting vendors and delicious food, and a platform for performers of every type. More info.

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April 26: “Opening Day On The Bay” Boat Parade @ Pier 39 | Decorated Boat Parade, Free, Noon-2PM
The annual Opening Day on the Bay shows off over 100 historic workboats, fireboats, towboats, classic and contemporary craft decorated to the 2015 theme “Youth In Boating.” This marks the official start of the San Francisco 2015 boating season. More info.

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April 26: Mill Valley – April Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods @ Visitors Center | 3-Mile Guided Tour, Wildlife & Natural Beauty, 6:15-9:45AM
You are cordially invited to attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. Participants will be introduced to the local plant and animal residents, all of whom have been invited to stop by and meet you.More info.

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April 26: San Jose – 2015 sjDANCEco Festival @ Santana Row | 5.5 Hours Of Dance Performances, Free, 10AM-3:30PM
sjDANCEco is instrumental in bringing local as well as regional dance artists together to celebrate National Dance Week in a free outdoor festival featuring the diversity and the wealth of our dance community. Newly situated in the popular Santana Row’s Park Valencia, close to 70 groups perform within a 5.5 hour window. More info.

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April 26: TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting 2015 | 2-5PM (more info)

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April 26: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)

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April 26: 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 26: 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 26: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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April 26: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)

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April 26: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)

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April 26: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)

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April 26: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)

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April 26: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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April 26: Mad Men Viewing Parties @ Novela Bar | Watch Final Episodes, Character Cocktails, Costumes Encouraged, Trivia, 7-10PM (more info)

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