April 2015

Enjoy the best San Francisco events, festivals, and things to do in April 2015 with this calendar of events.

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Our Current April Events Calendar 

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  • Wednesdays: Castro Farmers’ Market @ Noe Street at Market Street | March 15-Dec 16, 4-8PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: Upper Haight Farmers’ Market @ Waller Street at Stanyan Street | April 1-Oct 28, 3-7PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market @ Geary at St. Joseph’s Street | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: VA San Francisco Farmers’ Market @ Veterans Drive | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM
  • Wednesdays: Mission Bay Farmers’ Market at UCSF | Year-Round, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: UCSF Parnassus Farmers’ Market @ 505 Parnassus Ave | Year-Round, 10AM-3PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)
  • Thursdays: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)
  • Thursdays: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)
  • Thursdays: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)
  • Fridays: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party @ Fort Mason | Free, 30+ Food Vendors, Cocktails, Wine & Beer, Live Music (more info)
  • Fridays: Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: SF Beer Olympics @ Horizon | 9PM, Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, Games, Drink Specials (more info)
  • Fridays: Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market @ Parking lot of the Glen Park BART Station | March 29-Nov 29, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: 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)
  • Sundays: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Mad Men Viewing Parties @ Novela Bar | Watch Final Episodes, Character Cocktails, Costumes Encouraged, Trivia, 7-10PM (more info)

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All Month: 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 30-May 3: 70+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Cinco de Mayo Festivals, Art Market SF, Hip Hop in the Park, SF Int’l Film Festival, Art Walks, Parties, Concerts, & More | April 30-May 3, 2015

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April 30-May 3: Salonen Conducts The FirebirdDavies Symphony Hall (more info)

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April 30: Nature NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6PM, $12, 21+
Become one with nature as NightLife gets out and about for an evening of nature-themed fun. More info.

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April 30: Super Contemporary Opening Reception @ Creativity Explored | Art Exhibition, 7-9PM
Super Contemporary includes work by ten Bay Area artists. For the exhibition, five Creativity Explored artists were paired with five local artists to create works that respond to each other’s studio practice.  The impetus for the exhibition was to use the language of color to start a dialogue. More info.

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April 30: 2015 Draft Party @ Great American Red Zone Rally | Free, Live Entertainment, 49ers Appearances, Food, Giveaways, 4-9PM
The San Francisco 49ers will host the third annual Draft Party! The free-ticketed event is open to all ages, and families will have the opportunity to experience some of the rides free of charge, such as the Fly Deck rollercoaster and bumper cars. The party will include food, music & entertainment, 49ers player appearances, fan contests and giveaways, interactive sponsor booths & several surprises. More info.

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April 30: BeLinked App Open Bar @ Hawthorn | Free, Dating App Launch, Drinks, 6:30-8:30PM (more info)

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April 29-May 3: Art Market San Francisco @ Fort Mason Center | Galleries, Artist Presentations, Tours, Food & Drinks 
Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this spring to celebrate its fifth edition and present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers. More info.

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April 28: Laura Ackley on “Illuminating The Jewel City: Spectacular Lighting At The PPIE” | World’s Fair History, Refreshments, Historical Book Sale, $5, 7:30PM
Author and historian Laura Ackley will take us on a nighttime tour of the beautiful 1915 World’s Fair. Laura will explore how illuminating engineer Walter D’Arcy Ryan implemented ground-breaking lighting effects like the Great Scintillator and the Electric Kaleidoscope in the face of tremendous skepticism. More info.

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April 27: John Eliot Gardiner And The English Baroque Soloists Perform Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo: The Birth Of Opera | Davies Symphony Hall, 8PM (more info)

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

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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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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 23-May 7: 58th 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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April 23-24: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto | Davies Symphony Hall (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 20: San Francisco / Bay Area 420 Events, Parties, Festivals, & More

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April 20: 420 In The Park @ Hippie Hill | Free, Celebration, Gigantic Gathering, 4:20PM
There’s no permits issued, it’s not really legal, but usually the city tends to turn a blind eye when thousands turn up on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20th each year for a giant smoke out. More info.

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April 19-25: NOW! Festival @ Panhandle | Free, Community Festival
Now is a community festival akin to a cross between [freespace] and SXSW and they’ll be taking over the neighborhoods around San Francisco’s iconic Panhandle (plus a few all over the city) to produce a week of mostly free events from April 19-25, 2015. Hundreds of people will contribute to a neighborhood-wide explosion of community projects – free yoga, silent discos, jam sessions, book talks, cookie swaps, and even a belated Easter egg hunt, plus lots more. More info.

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April 19: Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament @ Terra Gallery | Free, Fundraiser, Arm Wrestling, Costumes, 4-7PM
Project HOPE Art will be hosting the Annual Bay Area Arm Wrestling Ladies (BAAWL) tournament, a raucous performance-based women’s arm wrestling competition. Each wrestler has an outrageous costumed persona, which she can work to her advantage by winning the adoration and dolla dolla bills of the crowd. More info.

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April 19: Moonalice’s “420 Gathering Of The Tribe” @ Slim’s | Concert & Magic Show, 4:20-8PM
Ah 4/20, a day when people everywhere stop worrying about a thing because somewhere they heard that every little thing is gonna be alright. Preach this message when you experience Moonalice’s annual “420 Gathering of the Tribe” celebration. Featuring the band Doobie Decibel System, poster shows, a magician, and Moonalice themselvesMore info.

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April 19: Presidio Creek Geek Hike | Thinkwalks, Donation
Lobos Creek is the only major surface creek left in San Francisco. It’s big, supplying almost all the water to Presidio buildings with still enough left to gush to the ocean. Dragonfly creek and lots of unnamed creeks we’ll explore are cool, too. They help us understand what leaky San Francisco hillsides were like before development. We’ll see a major natural lake that supplies the creek’s headwaters. We’ll even dig into groundwater studies from the nineteenth century. More info.

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April 19: Rock N’ Swap @ USF’s McClaren Center | Fair, Swap Meet, Various Music Formats
KUSF’s Rock ‘N’ Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats & genres – including hard-to-find items & rarities. You will find vinyl galore, CDs, DVDs, posters, books and so much more. More info.

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April 18-19: 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 18-19: San Jose – Big Wow! ComicFest @ San Jose Convention Center | Comic Books, Classes, Signings, Costume Contest, 10AM-6PM
Premier comic book, art, & pop culture event. Featuring two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Gaming FUN! More info.

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April 18: 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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April 18: 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 18: 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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April 18: 1906 Earthquake Ceremony @ Lotta’s Fountain | Free, Commemoration Ceremony, Wreaths, Hydrant Painting, 4:30AM
When the earthquake hit in 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. Every year since, city officials and some survivors (and there are a dwindling number every year) gather around the fountain for a reunion at 5:12 am to mark the exact time of the Great Quake. More info.

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April 18: Gold Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony @ Dolores Park | Free, Commemoration Ceremony, 5:30AM
One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coast of gold paint in tribute. More info.

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April 18: Free National Parks Weekend @ Muir Woods National Monument | Outdoors, Family-Friendly
Sometimes you’ve just got get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. More info.

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April 18: Earth Day SF @ 22nd Street From Mission To Valencia | Street Fair, Family-Friendly, Music, Food & Drink, Exhibits
We’re bringing the community together for a day of celebration, eco activism and everything green, fun and Sustainable. Featuring inspirational speakers from the green movement, hands on DIY, art projects for all ages, spectacular eco fashion shows, and so much more! More info.

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April 18: San Francisco Earth Day World Naked Bike Ride | Free, Protest of BP Oil Spill
You decide how much bare you can dare, you can go all out in the joy of sun clad nakedness, go topless, bikinis, body paint or latex, leotard or lingerie, or tuxedos, whatever you feel like. For this ride, however, since an oil spill is the target of our angst, an appropriate statement can be made to mimic spilled oil. More info.

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April 18: Cesar E. Chavez 2015 Holiday | 10AM-5PM, Free, Parade, Street Fair, Music, Arts & Crafts
Commemorate & celebrate the life and work of labor & civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez. More info.

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April 18: Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade @ Dolores Park | Free, Family-Friendly, 10AM-Noon
Annually, thousands of Bay Area residents, families, schools, religious groups, labor unions, and community organizations join in to celebrate Cesar’s legacy as a leader in workers and civil rights. This is the largest event honoring Cesar Chavez in Northern California. More info.

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April 18: Goat Festival @ Ferry Plaza Farmers Market | Free, Family-Friendly, Cooking Demos, Artisan Food Vendors, Baby Goats Petting Stable, 10AM-1PM
Join CUESA for our Seventh Annual Goat Festival, a celebration of all things goat! CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. More info.

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April 18: Bug Day @ Randall Museum | Educational, Exhibits, Activities, Live Insects, Family-Friendly, 10AM-3PM
Join us for a festival of everything insects! Learn about these marvelous creatures on one of the Randall’s favorite Family Days. See live exotic insects, view insects through microscopes, learn about the language of insects, watch beekeepers at work, compete in our Insect Olympics, and perhaps even eat a bug or two. Join us for this fun adventure into the bug world. More info.

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April 18: Dogfest @ Duboce Park | Community Dog Show, Fundraiser, Family-Friendly, 11AM-4PM
DogFest is a celebration of dogs and kids benefitting SFUSD McKinley Elementary School, a K-5 public school at Castro and 14th Streets. The festival offers something for dogs, kids, and parents of both breeds. More info.

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April 18: Spring Open Studios @ Mission District | Free, Art Tour, Noon-6PM
Join us for a day of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District. Spring Open Studios is a rare opportunity to see the artists in their workspaces; a viewer driven art tour where you can choose your adventure! More info.

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April 18: Stanford – Stanford Lūʻau @ White Plaza | Hawaiian Cultural Celebration, Food, Live Music, Dance Performances, Noon-3PM
Held annually in spring quarter, the Stanford Lūʻau honors and celebrates the often under-represented indigenous cultures of Hawaiʻi and greater Polynesia. Lūʻau features traditional and local-style Hawaiian food, live music performances, and traditional Polynesian dances such as hula. More info.

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April 18: Stinson Beach – Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration @ Stinson Beach | Free, Community Art Event, Music & Dancing, Environmentalism, 11AM-3PM
Celebrate Earth Day at Stinson Beach by creating art on the beach using found objects at this annual event. Community members, professional artists, and passers-by construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures. More info.

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April 18: San Jose – Northern California Botball® Tournament @ NASA Ames Research Center | Robotics, Educational, Family-Friendly
At the Botball® Regional Tournament, students will get the chance to showcase all their hard work by competing in an autonomous robotics tournament. It’s a great opportunity for students, team leaders, mentors and parents to network and interact with others who share an interest in educational robotics. More info.

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April 18: Martinez – John Muir Birthday & Earth Day Celebration @ John Muir National Historic Site | Free, Exhibits & Activities, Live Music, Silent Auction, 10AM-4PM
John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” Bring the family for fun-filled activities and entertainment. The Celebration will be held at the John Muir National Historic Site, which includes the 1882 Victorian home of the country’s earliest and perhaps most influential advocate for nature — John Muir. More info.

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April 18: Berkeley – Cal Day @ UC Berkeley | Free, Live Performances, Lectures, Tours
On Cal Day, the entire University of California, Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students and the school’s programs. More info.

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April 18: Berkeley – Spring Game & Fan Day @ California Memorial Stadium | Free, Meet Coaches & Players, Giveaways, Family-Friendly Activities, 11AM (more info)

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April 18: Artsplash Community Celebration @ Montalvo Arts Center | 11AM-4PM, Free, Live Music, Arts
A fun, free, and family-friendly festival, ArtSplash is an invitation for guests to explore and sample Montalvo’s offerings! Featuring live musical performances, hands-on art making activities, tours of the historic Villa and gardens, visual arts in the Project Space Gallery and throughout the property, and more. More info.

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April 18: Oakland – Oakland Earth Day | Volunteer Event, Environmentalism
Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Thousands of volunteers will join this global effort for the 21st Annual Oakland Earth Day. It’s the city’s largest community volunteer event and is sponsored by Oakland Public Works. More info.

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April 18: 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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April 17-18: Midnight Movie @ Clay Theatre | Screening Of Akira, Anime, Science-Fiction Adventure, 11:55PM (more info)

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April 17-18: So Stoked For Earth Day @ DNA Lounge | Dance Party, Drinks, Festive Events

We are uber stoked to host Earth Day SF’s Planet Dance official pre-party! The festivities start with So Stoked main event on Friday, April 17th at 7 pm, continue with the after-party at 2 am, and roll right into the festival itself. 24-hours of green celebration! More info.

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April 17: The Flamin’ Groovies @ The Chapel | Performing Their “Shake Some Action” Album, Featuring Kelley Stoltz, All Ages, $20, 9PM (more info)

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April 17: SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show @ AT&T Park | Free, Family-Friendly, Fireworks, 10:15PM
As soon as the San Francisco Giants defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks (game ends approx. 10:15 pm), enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game. More info.

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April 17: Come Out & Drink @ Treat Street Social Club | Games, Drinks, 21+, 7-10:30PM
What could be more fun than a Friday night out with your friends? How ’bout a Friday night out playing drinking games with your friends? That is in fact the wonderful evening you will have, thanks to Come Out and Play SF, and for a noble cause even – to help our volunteer-run organization raise money for the free fall games festival. More info.

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April 17: Lettie Teague @ Omnivore Books | Free, Book Presentation & Signing, Wine Information
Join us for Wine in Words: Notes for Better Drinking by Lettie Teague. Teague is the wine columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the winner of three James Beard Awards. With the pithy wit that readers of her columns have come to expect, Teague breaks down the stumbling blocks that often intimidate us and clears up the myths that cloud our understanding of wine. More info.

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April 17: Dolci by the Bay @Aquatic Park Center | Free Classical Chamber Music, 1PM (more info)

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April 17: Oakland – The Smart Culture Show @ 3rd St. Warehouse | Free Admission & Pizza
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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April 16-19: 60+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Cherry Blossom Festival, Cesar E. Chavez Holiday, Earth Day, Parties, Concerts, Food, & More

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April 16-19: Heras-Casado conducts the SFS featuring works by Haydn and Mozart | Davies Symphony Hall (more info)

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April 16: 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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April 16: 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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April 16: Mountain View – Grown-Up Lego Day @ Mountain View Public Library | Free, 12:30-3PM
Build awesome things with Legos! Drop-in, no registration required. The Library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. More info.

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April 16: Giant NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6PM, $12, 21+
Marvel at colossal whale skeletons in the Academy’s latest exhibit Whales: Giants of the Deep, plus more! More info.

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April 16: 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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April 16: Great San Francisco Earthquake & Fire Luncheon @ John’s Grill | Commemorative Luncheon, Historic Firefighting Equipment, Marching Band
At this year’s luncheon, SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White will pronounce Ron Ross our 2015 Honorary Survivor. In addition to the festivities inside, out front of John’s Grill will be members of the SFPD Mounted Patrol and actual historical firefighting equipment that saved San Francisco in 1906. More info.

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April 16: Concord & San Jose – Free Drive-In Movie Night @ West Wind Drive-Ins | Free, Family-Friendly, Old-School Drive-In, Dusk
The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night, plus a festival with live music, games and $1 nachos. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. More info.

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April 14-16: Hozier @ The Masonic | Live in Concert, 8PM (more info)

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April 14: Free Second Tuesday Admission To SF Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park
Escape to a unique, 55-acre urban oasis of extraordinary beauty. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world. More info.

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April 13: San Francisco Giants Home Opener vs Colorado Rockies (schedule)

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April 13: The Replacements @ The Masonic | Live in Concert, 8PM (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 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 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 11-12: 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: 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 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 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 9-12: 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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April 9-12: Joshua Bell and the San Francisco Symphony | Davies Symphony Hall (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 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: 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 8-19: 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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April 8-9: Florence + The Machine @ The Masonic | Live in Concert, 8PM (more info)

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April 7: First Tuesday Free Admission To Conservatory of Flowers
Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from another side of the world, or a classroom of budding botanists, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate up-close experience with rare and endangered plants unlike any other. Come see what treasures await you! The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month. Groups are not permitted on free days. More info.

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April 7: First Tuesday Free Admission To San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum 
Ever changing, the CJM is a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present exhibitions that are both timely and relevant and represent the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship. More info.

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April 7: First Tuesday Free Admission @ de Young Museum
Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, Textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. More info.

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April 7: First Tuesday Free Admission To Legion Of Honor Museum
The Legion of Honor displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Its collections include Rodin’s Thinker, which sits in the museum’s Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country. More info.

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April 7: Free First Tuesday Admission To Museum of Craft and Design
Since opening to the public in 2004, the Museum of Craft and Design has delivered innovative exhibitions and programs to thousands of visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond. More info.

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April 6: Monday Makeout @ Makeout Room | Creative Jazz & Improvised Music, First Mondays (more info)

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April 5: Easter Events: Egg Hunts, Brunch, Dinner, BunnyCon, Bunny Bike Ride

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April 5: Union Street’s 24th Annual Easter Parade & Spring Celebration | 10AM-5PM, Parade at 2PM
For the past 20 years the event has been known as the Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco. A variety of children’s and family activities are the focus of the event and include; large inflatable bounces, kids’ rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children’s activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area’s best musicians. More info.

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April 5: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter in Golden Gate Park | 11AM-4PM, Egg Hunt, Music, Bonnet Contest, Burlesque
The 36th anniversary celebration kicks off with Children’s Easter from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by the main event from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt and other fun activities for the kids. In the afternoon, we will have our Easter Bonnet, Foxy Mary, and Hunky Jesus Contests. More info.

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April 5: Hornblower Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise | 11AM, Pier 3
Hop onboard this Champagne Brunch Cruise for a relaxing two-hour holiday meal on the San Francisco Bay. You and your family will celebrate your Easter together with live background entertainment and free flowing champagne & mimosas! Enjoy a delicious spread of traditional Easter brunch items and take in the famous sights of the San Francisco Bay. More info.

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April 5: Food Truck Easter Brunch Bash @ SoMa StrEat Food Park | Free, Egg Hunt, Bottomless Mimosas, 10AM
Several vendors will be serving egg-cellent brunch specials. There will be fun events including an Easter egg hunt for kids, Easter egg painting, and The Easter Bunny himself on site for photo ops for kids and adults. More info.

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April 5: Easter Hot Dog Day Incarnation & Resurrection Extravaganza @ Frankenart Mart| Free Hot Dogs, Anniversary Celebration, 1-6PM
Join us as we celebrate 9 years of Frankenart Mart & hot dog days. This very special hot dog day falls on Easter, so expect to enact messy resurrection rituals on some of our butcher shop meats while you nosh on free hot dogs. More info.

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April 5: Bring Your Own Big Wheel @ 20th & Vermont Streets | Free, Kid-Friendly Big Wheel Racing, 4-6PM
What’s that sound kids? It’s the sound of Big Wheels rolling! It’s the 15th year of this unique event, and we’re inviting you to join us in celebrating our quinceañera! More info.

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April 5: Free First Sundays @ The Asian Art Museum 
Free general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day—are made possible by Target. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. More info.

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April 5: Oakland – Free First Sundays @ Oakland Museum of CA
OMCA brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California. More info.

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April 4: Cars & Coffee @ Cafe SpA Cars & Coffee SF | Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup, Free, First Saturdays, 8-11AM
Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles. More info.

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April 4: Alamo Square Park Greening | Volunteering, 9AM-Noon
Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day!  Come out, join your neighbors, pitch in and help make Alamo Square better for everyone. Planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance. Meet at the tennis court. Coffee provided. More info.

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April 4: Chantey Sing @ Hyde Park Pier | Free, 8PM-Midnight 
A public sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Wear warm clothing and bring a mug for hot cider. More info.

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April 4: Cambodian New Year Celebration @ Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Free, Live Music, Food, 10AM-5PM
Join Peralta Hacienda and the Cambodian community on a celebration that you will never forget. There will be food, music, dance, arts and crafts. More info.

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April 4: Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink For Modern Times @ Omnivore Books On Food | Free, 3-4PM
The history of shrubs, as revealed here, is as fascinating as the drinks are refreshing. These sharp and tangy infusions are simple to make and use, as you’ll discover with these recipes with Michael Dietsch’s directions and step-by-step photographs. More info.

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April 4: Prince & MJ Experience @ Madrone Art Bar | Hits, Album Cuts, & B-Sides, 8PM-2AM, First Saturdays (more info)

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April 4: Oakland – The Art Murmur Saturday Stroll | Free, 1-5PM
Many of the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular First Friday Art Murmur gallery walk are also open EVERY Saturday afternoon. Known as the Saturday Stroll, this is a quieter and more focused time to view art and visit with Oakland Art Murmur gallery directors. More info.

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April 4: SF Botanical Garden’s Spring Bloomers Plant Sale | 10AM-1PM
Come by for a unique opportunity to admire and acquire an outstanding selection of plants seldom found in commercial nurseries or garden centers. Enjoy a wide variety of plants at each monthly Saturday sale, in addition to featured selections, based on the season. Find the right plants for your Bay Area (or beyond!) microclimate with many propagated from our very own collections. More info.

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April 4: Spring Eggstravaganza @Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park | 11AM-3PM, $8
This family-friendly event features egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, kids activities and a heated barbecue competition between Rec and Park, SF Police and SF Fire. More info.

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April 4: Easter Festival @ Ghirardelli Square | Free, 11AM-3PM
Come to Ghirardelli Square and enjoy festive Easter activities! Free children’s activities will be available to the public, including face painting, balloon art, glitter tattoos, meeting the Easter bunny, chocolate and a musical performance. More info.

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April 4: Sausalito – Open House & Storytelling @ Nike Missile Site | Free, 12:30-3:30PM, First Saturdays
Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a great chance for you to see the tools of the Cold War up close. More info.

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April 3 & 4: 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 3: North Beach First Fridays | Free, Art Galleries, Local Artists, Music & Drinks, 6-9PM
First Fridays presents the North Beach community the chance to marvel in the vibrant art scene that awaits them right outside their doorstep. Participating galleries stay open until 9pm and offer drinks, live music, poetry, meetings with local artists, and entertainment for the guests. More info.

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April 3: AHOY! @ Roxie Theater | 9:30PM, $12, 21+, Karaoke, Sing-A-Long, Costume Contest
AHOY! The Yacht Rock Sing A Long Show is our latest mass karaoke/music video sing-a-long show! We’re commandeering The Roxie to help you recall the songs you never realized you knew. So sit back and enjoy the salty, sultry sounds of the smoothest soft rock from the late ’70s and early ’80s. More info.

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April 3:  First Friday @ Il Pirata | Free, Comedy Show, DJ Dance Party (more info)

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April 3: Dolci by the Bay @Aquatic Park Center | Free Classical Chamber Music, 1PM (more info)

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April 3: Oakland – Good Friday @ The New Parish | Live Music, Release Party Presented by Muti Music & Noaccordion, $10-20, 18+, 8PM (more info)

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April 3: Oakland – Great Wall Of Oakland @ 400 Grand Avenue | Outdoor Digital Art & Film, First Fridays, 7-11PM
The Great Wall of Oakland is the Bay Area’s premiere space for digital art and film. Every first Friday, during Oakland’s Art Murmur, the Great Wall of Oakland illuminates the Uptown with cutting-edge digital art and film from artists locally and world-wide. More info.

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April 3: Oakland – Temescal First Fridays @ Temescal Square | Free, Art Galleries, Shopping, Food & Drink, Live Entertainment, 6-9PM
Galleries, cafes, bars, and retailers in Oakland’s Temescal district have teamed up to bring you art, music, food, drinks, and strolling the streets along Telegraph Avenue and in Temescal Alley and Alley 49. More info.

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April 3: Oakland – First Friday Shorts @ The New Parkway | Film Screenings, 6-8PM
The monthly screenings highlight short films by local filmmakers and from Bay Area community arts organizations that use media production as part of a larger commitment to social justice and community transformation. More info.

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April 3: San Francisco Bike Party | Free, First Fridays
San Francisco Bike Party is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. The rides are fun and safe with stops to dance and socialize along the way. More info.

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April 3: San Jose – South First Fridays Art Walk
An eclectic evening of Arts & Culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every First Friday of the month. More info.

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April 3: Santa Cruz – Free First Fridays @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, also known affectionately by locals as the “whale museum”, is one of the earliest museums in the state of California. More info.

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April 3: Redwood City – Free First Fridays @ San Mateo County History Museum
The History Museum is an innovative regional history center. Featuring interactive experiences, the long-term exhibits are the place where you can explore the county’s rich and colorful history. More info.

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April 3: Oakland – First Fridays Festival On Telegraph Ave | Free, Art, Music, Food & Drink
Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events. More info.

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April 3: Oakland – The Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk | Free, 40+ Galleries, 6-9PM
On the first Friday of every month, Oakland Art Murmur hosts an evening art walk featuring member galleries and mixed-use venues collectively open to the public. OAM is an organization of over 40 galleries that produces weekly art walks, guided tours and other exclusive events. More info.

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April 2-5: 40+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Easter Parade & Festivals, Parties, Bring Your Own Big Wheel, Concerts, Art, Food, & More

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April 2-4: Far Easter With Dat Phan @ Cobb’s Comedy Club | Live Comedy, $18.50, 18+ (more info)

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April 2: Free First Thursday Admission | The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. More info.

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April 2: Off The Grid: Twilight At The Presidio | 5-9PM, Live Music, Food & Drink
The evening promises specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks alongside inventive and complimentary amenities. A unique evening picnic event, comes complete with lantern-lit dining cabanas, cabana-side cocktail service, Adirondack chairs, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over the Bay. More info.

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April 2: New Filmmakers Open Screening @ Artists’ Television Access, Mission | Free, 8PM, First Thursdays
ATA’s openscreening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. One hour of shorts are accepted monthly on an open revolving basis, anything goes with the screened work, and the refreshments are pretty good too. More info.

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April 2: First Thursday Lower Polk / Tenderloin Art Walk
Every First Thursday from 6-10PM / / Over 20 galleries and art spaces bringing together the arts and culture of the surrounding Lower Polk and Tenderloin communities. More info.

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April 2: Ice Cream Social @ Clairesquares | Free Ice Cream, 11AM-2PM (more info)

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April 2: San Carlos – Adventure Run @ San Carlos Road Runner Sports | Free, Fun Run, Raffle, Food & Drinks, 5:30-8PM (More info)

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April 2: Cupertino – Monty Python’s Life of Brian @ BlueLight Cinemas 5 | Special, One-Time Screening, $12, Raffle, 7-9PM (more info)

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April 2: Burlingame – Free First Thursdays @ Museum of Pez Memorabilia
Over 900 unique Pez characters have been produced since 1950. See them all at the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia including the World’s Largest Pez Dispenser. More info.

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April 2: Earth, Wind, & Flowers @ Presidio | 7-8PM, Free
Celebrate spring by joining nature photographer, geologist, and National Park Service Interpretive Ranger Will Elder on a visual journey exploring how unusual geology and coastal climate conditions created the rare natural gem that we know as the Presidio today. More info.

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April 1-12 (begins March 14): San Francisco City Golf Championship @ Presidio and Lincoln Golf Courses
The oldest consecutively played amateur, match play, golf tournament offers men’s, women’s and men’s senior championship flights as well as men’s and women’s open division flights; semi-final and final matches at TPC Harding Golf Course. More info.

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April 1-12: Redwood City – ‘Pirates’ Movie Tall Ship @ Port of Redwood City | Tours, Public Excursions, Cannon Battles With Real Gunpowder
The tall ship that appeared as HMS Interceptor in the Johnny Depp movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is here for a visit, along with her companion ship, Hawaiian Chieftain. More info.

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April 1-5: 5th Annual Spring Book Sale @ Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion | 10AM-6PM
The Spring Book Sale will feature over 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media in over 70 categories. All proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library’s education programs that promote literacy for children, teens and adults. More info.

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April 1-5 (begins March 22): Macy’s Flower Show @ Macy’s, Union Square | Free
Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with spectacular gardens filled with millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the world, all blooming in unison. The show offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy these magnificent blossoms in an unexpected setting. Macy’s invites visitors to take part in flower demonstrations, marvel at amazing Bouquets of the Day and take advantage of free tours.More info.

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April 1: Opening Day – Upper Haight Farmers’ Market
Waller Street at Stanyan Street | April 1-Oct 28, 3-7PM (more info)

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April 1: Free First Wednesday Admission @ GLBT History Museum in Castro District
Located in San Francisco’s Castro District, The GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic and surprising exhibitions and programming. More info.

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April 1: Berkeley – Free First Wednesday @ UC Berkeley Botanical Garden | 9AM-5PM, First Wednesdays
Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, cultivated by region in naturalistic landscapes over its 34 acres. More info.

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