50+ San Francisco Memorial Day Weekend Events: Carnaval, Festivals, Parties, Beer & Wine, Concerts, & More | May 21-24, 2015

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It’s going to be an exciting holiday weekend in San Francisco! There are lots of fun and interesting San Francisco & Bay Area events to check out including lots of Memorial Day Weekend happenings, 2015 Carnaval San Francisco on Saturday & Sunday, Burger & Brew Fest in Fremont, Harvey Milk Day celebrations, Warriors vs. Rockets watch parties, and much more! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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Featured: Carnaval San Francisco | Grand Parade, Bright Costumes, Cultural Music & Dance, & More

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San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: May 21-24, 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 21: Warriors Vs. Rockets: Game 2 @ SoMa StrEat Food Park | NBA Playoff Watch Party, Free, Food Trucks, Multiple Big Screens, Food & Beer Specials, 6PM
SoMa StrEat Food Park is the Official Home of the Warriors Playoffs Viewing Parties. Congrats to the Dubs for advancing to the Western Conference Finals! Watch them on the road to the championship and beat the Rockets at the Funcheap Game Watch Party. More info.

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May 21: The Picnic: Recipes & Inspiration From Basket to Blanket @ Omnivore Books |  Book Event, Free, 6:30-7:30PM
A picnic is a great escape from our day-to-day and a chance to turn a meal into something more festive and memorable. The Picnic shares everything you need to plan an effortless outdoor get-together: no-fail recipes, helpful checklists, and expert advice. More info.

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May 21: Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena | Free, Downtown Art Walk
Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena: a monthly night of art, performance, food and drink in San Francisco’s arts and culture district in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. Free and discounted museum and gallery events, live performances, and extended happy hours throughout the neighborhood. More info.

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May 21: French Meet-Up @ Bissap Baobab SF | Conversation, Snacks, Happy Hour, Free Admission
Bissap Baobab hosts a French Meet-Up and Happy Hour. Come and enjoy French music and meet other Francophones in a relaxed environment at this tasty Senegalese restaurant. More info.

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May 21: The Hidden Presidio: Mysteries Revealed! @ Presidio | Guided Historical Shuttle & Walking Tour, 11:15AM-12:15PM
Ever wonder what role the Presidio played in the Earthquake of 1906? Where the first graveyard in the Presidio was located? Or what in the war “Operation Baby Lift” occurred and what its connection to the Presidio was? Join Ranger Alejandra Iraheta as we answer these questions and more! More info.

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May 21: 1999- Notorious B.I.G. Edition @ Raven Bar & Lounge | Dance Party Like It’s 1999, No Cover, 9PM (more info)

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May 21: Jesús Díaz y Su QBA @ Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 6-7:30PM

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May 21: Alameda – Harvey Milk Day Celebration @ Alameda High School | Speakers, Music & Dance Performances, 6-8PM
Former AUSD teacher Victoria Forrester will be the keynote speaker as we celebrate the strides Alameda has taken in affirming LGBTQ rights and hear from students about their perspectives on the future. Highlights will include student speakers from the Gay Straight Student Alliance & music from the Oakland East Bay Men’s Chorus. More info.

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May 21: Mountain View – Grown Up Lego Day @ Mountain View Public Library | Free, 12:30-2:30PM
Build awesome things with Legos. Drop-in, no registration required. Enjoy lunch and have some fun with other adults and Legos! The Library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. More info.

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May 21: Oakland – Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Free, Art Walk, Third Thursdays, 6-9PM
Every 3rd Thursday of the month we invite you all to come out to the Ave to join us in supporting local artists, local independent businesses and community fun. Piedmont Ave. Stroll is in restaurants, stores, cafes and more with art, music, events and more. More info.

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May 21: YCBA: Converge Monthly Art Gathering | Free, Music, Art, Performances, Cocktails, Part of Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. ConVerge is where community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in our free and public spaces in a fluid, interactive, experimental format designed to engage audiences. More info.

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May 21: Oakland – The Smart Culture Show @ 3rd St. Warehouse | Free Admission & Pizza, 3rd Thursdays
Art themed comedy show held in a warehouse space in the Jack London section of Oakland. Each month, they bring you some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, who will not only tell you jokes, but hilariously dissect the theme at hand. More info.

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May 21: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)

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May 21: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)

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May 21: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)

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May 21: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)

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May 21: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)

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May 21: Berkeley – Bear Country Funk @ The Starry Plough | Live Soul, Hip Hop, & Latin Dance Party (more info)

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May 22-25: Memorial Day Weekend Events: Festivals, Music, Food & Wine, Traveling

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May 22: Dolci by the Bay @Aquatic Park Center | Free Classical Chamber Music, 1PM (more info)

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May 22: Harvey Milk Day 2015 @ LGBT History Museum | Free Admission, 11AM-7PM
The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco will celebrate Harvey Milk Day by offering free admission on May 22, Milk’s birthday, and official statewide “day of special significance.” More info.

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May 22: Handmade/Mindmade Opening Reception @ Zinc Details | Handcrafted Furniture Showcase, 6-8PM
HANDMADE/MINDMADE is a collective show of new handcrafted furniture from the renowned College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program. Over forty original, studio-quality pieces will be on display for purchase or by commission. More info.

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May 22: 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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May 22: Live Artists Creative Show & Music @ The Showdown | Free, Underground Emcees & Singers, Local Hip Hop Artists, 8:30PM-2AM (more info)

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May 22: Al Madrigal @ Cobb’s Comedy Club | Standup Comedy, 10-11:30PM (more info)

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May 22: Recology San Francisco Artists In Residence Exhibitions Work | Exhibition & Reception, Works By Michael Arcega, Ma Li, & Eden V. Evans, 5-9PM (more info)

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May 22: “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 22:  Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM, 6-9PM (more info)

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May 22:  Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)

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May 22:  Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)

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May 22:  Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)

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May 23: Uncovering The Parkside | Free, Guided Tour, Meet At Parkside Library, 11AM
Find out about the Parkside, the first neighborhood to begin growing on the west side of SF in the early 1900s. You’ll find out how public transportation made the difference and learn to identify the three major periods of development by the houses you see. More info.

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May 23: Warriors Vs. Rockets: Game 3 @ SoMa StrEat Food Park | NBA Playoff Watch Party, Free, Food Trucks, Multiple Big Screens, Food & Beer Specials, 6PM
SoMa StrEat Food Park is the Official Home of the Warriors Playoffs Viewing Parties. Congrats to the Dubs for advancing to the Western Conference Finals! Watch them on the road to the championship and beat the Rockets at the Funcheap Game Watch Party. More info.

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May 23: Closing Reception For Department Of Cautionary Warning @ StoreFrontLab | 6-9PM
StoreFrontLab invites you into the absurd and uncanny world of the department of cautionary warning, a playful parody where Public Works meets provocateur. This exhibit underscores the tedious operations and codified creativity of city government with a sincere concern for the poetics of public life. More info.

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May 23: KulArts’ Maség Typhoon @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 1-2:15PM

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May 23: Prince & MJ Experience @ The Public Works SF | Hits, Album Cuts, & B-Sides, $10, 9PM-2AM (more info)

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May 23: Fremont – Burger & Brew Fest @ Downtown Fremont | Free, Beer Sampling, Live Entertainment, Food, Kid Zone, 11AM-6PM 
The event will feature beer sampling from Bay Area craft breweries, wine, burgers and sliders from local food vendors and restaurants, live entertainment, a kid zone, bistro style seating areas and a cooking demonstration. More info.

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May 23: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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May 23: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)

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May 23: Yoga In The Park @ Big Rec Baseball Field In Golden Gate Park | 11AM (more info)

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May 23-24: Carnaval on Harrison Street | Free, Multi-Cultural Festival, Family-Friendly, Food & Drink, Parade
Come celebrate a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. Experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy. More info.

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May 24: Sunrise Tour Of Muir Woods @ Muir Woods National Monument | Guided Nature Walk, 6-9:30AM
Join us for a three-mile stroll (mostly flat, with a relatively steep section) through an old-growth redwood forest. Wander through an awakening forest, hear tall tales, soar in the sounds and smells, and wonder and the historical and ecological story of Muir Woods. More info.

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May 24: Tour Of Glen Park Neighborhood | Free, Guided Tour, Meet At Glen Park Library, 11AM
Visit San Francisco’s ‘Little Switzerland.’ See one of the city’s first suburban recreational areas, now grownup from farms and pastureland to a cozy neighborhood. More info.

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May 24: San Francisco Taiko Dojo @ Union Square Live | Live Music, Dance, & Martial Arts Performance, 2-3PM (more info)

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May 24: Memorial Weekend Concert @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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May 24: Broke-Ass Stuart’s Bar Mitzvah Party @ Richshaw Stop | Food & Drink, DJs, DIY Yarmulka Station, $15, 8PM (more info)

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May 24: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)

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May 24: 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 24: 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 24: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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May 24: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)

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May 24: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)

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May 24: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)

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May 24: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)

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May 24: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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