50+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Bay to Breakers, USF Spring Music Festival, Parties, Beer & Wine, Concerts, & More | May 14-17, 2015

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It’s going to be another fantastic weekend in San Francisco! There are lots of fun and interesting San Francisco & Bay Area events to check out including Bay to Breakers 2015, the last day to catch the USF Spring Music Festival, Bike to Work Day on Thursday, Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, Maker Faire & Boogie on the Avenue on both Saturday & 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: May 14-17, 2015

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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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May 14: Bike To Work Day | Free, Thousands Biking To Work, Refreshment Stations, Parties, Discounts, Bike Repairs
On Bike to Work Day the San Francisco, East Bay and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalitions encourage commuters to leave their cars at home and join tens of thousands of their fellow Bay Area residents in biking to work. Morning and afternoon energizer stations will be set up to offer free coffee, snacks and other goodies. More info.

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May 14: USF Spring Music Festival | Free, Classical Choral Ensemble & Theater Showcase, 8PM
Join us for the last day of USF’s annual Spring Music Festival! Enjoy the University of San Francisco’s annual spring showcase of music and performance talent! More info.

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May 14: Camille Rose Garcia @ The Booksmith | Illustrator Discussion & Book Signing For Cinderella, Or The Little Glass Slipper, 7:30PM
Tired of Disney’s Cinderella yet? Artist Camille Rose Garcia presents Cinderella, Or The Little Glass Slipper, an awesome and original spin on the classic story. Garcia’s dark yet whimsical style has earned her resounding praise and a cult following worldwide. Each page of this new volume is filled with colorful illustrations of a sinister fairy tale with graphic novel details too. More info.

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May 14: East Bay – Bike To Work Day | Free, Thousands Biking To Work, Refreshment Stations, Parties, Discounts, Bike Repairs
Get rewarded for riding your bike to work on Thursday, May 14th during East Bay Bike to Work Day with Energizer Stations will be handing out free goodie bags and refreshments. More info.

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May 14: East Bay – Bike Happy Hour | Post-Bike To Work Day Happy Hour Parties
After your Bike to Work Day commute, don’t forget to celebrate! Join one of the many Bike Happy Hours happening around the East Bay! This year the party is coming to you: We have collaborated with new partners to bring Bike Happy Hours to Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda and Concord. More info.

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May 14: San Jose – San Jose Bike Party | Free, Group Bike Ride, 8PM, Third Fridays (more info)

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May 14: 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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May 14: Taste Of Potrero @ Pier 70 | Fundraiser, Over 70 Restaurants & Bars Present, 7PM
Join us for Taste of Potrero and raise a spoon and a glass (or two) for public education! In its fifth year, this has become San Francisco’s most exciting food & drink event fundraiser. More info.

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May 14: Winemaker Winetasting Tour 2015 @ Terra Gallery | Wine Tasting, $70, 21+ (more info)

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May 14: Free Movie Night @ Orinda Theatre | 7PM, Second Thursday (more info)

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May 14: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)

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May 14: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)

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May 14: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)

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May 14: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)

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May 14: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)

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May 15: 3rd On Third: Latin Explosion @ Bayview Opera House | Free, Pop-Up Market, Art, Dance, Theatre, Family-Friendly, 5-8PM
Fun for the whole family in Downtown Bayview around the Bayview Opera House! We aim to serve as the focal point for the Art and Culture in the Bayview Hunters Point community by providing accessible and diverse, high-quality arts education, cultural programs and community events in a safe environment. More info.

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May 15: Is It Really So Strange? @ Roxie Theater | The Smiths Music Video Sing-A-Long Show, $12, 21+, 9:30PM (more info)

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May 15: The Queen is Dead @ Milk Bar, Haight St | $5, Third Saturday Dance Party
A monthly tribute party for the music of Morrissey and The Smiths every third Saturday at Milk Bar! More info.

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May 15: San Jose – Winemaker Winetasting Tour 2015 @ Club Auto Sport | Wine Tasting, $70, 21+ (more info)

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May 15: Oakland – “Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap @ American Steel Studios | Free, 4PM
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is the world’s largest clothing swap! Also included is a series of DIY craft and sewing workshops through which a community explores creativity and reuse. More info.

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May 15: Dolci by the Bay @Aquatic Park Center | Free Classical Chamber Music, 1PM (more info)

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May 15: “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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May 15:  Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM, 6-9PM (more info)

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May 15:  Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)

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May 15:  Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)

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May 15:  Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)

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May 16: Venezuelan Music Project + Las Bomberas de la Bahia @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 1-3PM

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May 16: Tour Of Visitacion Valley Neighborhood | Free, Guided Tour, 10AM
Explore Visitacion Valley, named by 18th-century Spaniards lost in the fog and part of the only local land grant deeded to an Anglo. The morning’s focus is on the valley’s commerce, transportation, and development, including a foray through Little Hollywood and ending at Silvestri’s showroom. More info.

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May 16: “Best Of SF” 2015 Comedy Showtacular @ Great Star Theater | Standup Comedy, $5, 7:30PM
Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny are taking over the historic Great Star Theater for a one-night-only “Best of SF” comedy showcase. We’ve handpicked the funniest up-and-coming comedians in San Francisco and we’re showcasing them for just one night! More info.

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May 16: Shipyard Launch Party & Bike Festival: [contained] @ Hunter’s Point | Free, Art, Bike Tune-Ups, Music, Tacos, 12:45PM
Located at The SF Shipyard, [uncontained] is programming a series of creative events that weave threads of art, design, history and ecology into the fabric of this city for the health and prosperity of its diverse dreamers and doers. More info.

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May 16: 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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May 16: Asian Heritage Street Celebration @ Civic Center Plaza | Free, Arts & Crafts, Two Stages, Specialty Foods, Family-Friendly, Cultural Attire, 11AM-6PM
The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation will be back when the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The event commemorates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and comes at a unique moment in San Francisco’s history when the mayor and more than a third of San Francisco’s supervisors are Asian Pacific Americans. More info.

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May 16: 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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May 16: Boz Scaggs @ The Masonic | Live in Concert, 7:30PM (more info)

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May 16: Midnight Mystery Ride SF Chapter | Free, Group Bike Ride Every Third Saturday
Participants are expected to a) meet at a local bar, b) depart for a ride at midnight, c) bring provisions for sharing at ride destination, and d) be awesome. Ride start location will be posted to our website the day of the ride. Only the ride leader knows where we’re going so bring your sense of adventure. Rides are strictly no rider left behind and generally around 5 miles. More info.

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May 16: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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May 16: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)

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May 16-17: Berkeley – Himalayan Fair @ Live Oak Park | Free, Life Music & Dance, Food & Drink, Arts & Crafts, Cultural Dress
Join us as Live Oak Park becomes a vast marketplace with over 100 shops, live music, Tarot, Massage, Ayurveda, Travel information, Himalayan Kids craft table, Momos freshly made by the Tibetan Community plus fresh authentic Nepalese and Indian foods. The Himalayan Fair offers a rare occasion to experience a unique Himalayan festival without leaving the Bay Area. More info.

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May 16-17: Southern Area & Pacific Coast – Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios | Free, Meet Artists, View Works & Studios, 11AM-5PM
Silicon Valley Open Studios is an opportunity to experience a wide variety of art and talk with local artists in the comfort of their own studios. Participating artists work in a variety of visual media including painting, watercolors, mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture and pottery. More info.

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May 16-17: San Mateo – Maker Faire @ San Mateo County Event Center | Family-Friendly, Tech, Inventions, & Engineering Showcase
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. More info.

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May 16-17: Campbell – Boogie On The Avenue | Free, Family-Friendly, Over 40,000 People, Live Music, Food & Drink, Arts & Crafts, Kid’s Corner
This two-day event (third weekend of May) is a premier festival! Boogie On The Avenue takes place in Historical Downtown Campbell and brings thousands of people out to enjoy a day in the sun while mixing and mingling with the local Campbell community. More info.

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May 17: Bay To Breakers @ San Francisco Bay To Great Highway | 12K Footrace, Festival At Finish Line
San Francisco’s Zappos.com Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world. A quintessential San Francisco experience for 103 years, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay. More info.

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May 17: May Day 2015 @ Tenderloin National Forest | Picnic In The Park, Free, Bake Sale, Live Music & Dance, 2PM
Sunday we team up with the 509 Cultural Center to celebrate our new neighborhood with an outdoor live art block party in the Tenderloin National Forest. This is a family friendly celebration of community. Pack a picnic or visit our bake sale. More info.

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May 17: Oakland – Ecstatic Dance Oakland  | Free, Mobile Dance Parade, 2-7PM
This 7 Year Anniversary Celebration is a Mobile Outdoor Parade. All are Welcome & Included in our Free Moving Celebration. We will have to stay on the move, and will spontaneously and courageously dance around Lake Merritt, taking many extended dance breaks, and making many new dancing friend along the way. More info.

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May 17: San Jose – San Jose 420 Games @ Hellyer County Park | Fun Run, Beer Tastings, Concert, 9AM-4PM
This fun run is at Hellyer park and we are “GOING THE EXTRA MILE” for cannabis respect. Instead of a typical 5K (3.1 mile) run, this will be a 4.20 mile run! Run starts at 9 am. More info.

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May 17: Great Concert Band Music @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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May 17: Sunset Island 2015 @ SF Treasure Island | Electronic Music Picnic, Noon-9PM (more info)

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May 17: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)

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May 17: 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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May 17: 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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May 17: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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May 17: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)

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May 17: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)

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May 17: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)

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May 17: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)

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May 17: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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May 17: Mad Men Viewing Parties @ Novela Bar | Watch Final Episodes, Character Cocktails, Costumes Encouraged, Trivia, 7-10PM (more info)

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