Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13-15

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Three Words: Bay to Breakers. The 100th annual walking party will take place this Sunday! Read on for more info…

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Friday, May 13

California Academy of Sciences “Neighborhood Free Days” | 2011

Friday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | California Academy of Sciences

california academy of sciences2 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15San Francisco residents will again have two opportunities to visit the California Academy of Sciences free of charge during 2011. Over the past eleven years, thousands of San Francisco residents have visited the Academy during Neighborhood Free Days each year. Each neighborhood, defined by zip …

Oakland Greek Festival | May 13-15

Friday, May 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5* | Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension

121 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15A couple of Greek Pastries (Glyko), and then a couple of sprints around the dance floor. A savory lamb sandwich followed by a stroll through the rich marketplace (Agora). It’s the Greek way – everything in moderation. A real vacation spent in the midst of …

SF City Guide Walking Tour: Historic Fort Mason

Friday, May 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason – gate house

tour100 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15A unique San Francisco landmark, Fort Mason’s Port of Embarkation, once known as the “Gateway to the Pacific,” has evolved from a dynamic military post to a contemporary cultural center. Enjoy spectacular Bay views, Gas House Cove, unique and special architecture. Discover the important role …

Off The Grid: Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason

Friday, May 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Fort Mason

otg1 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Two dozen food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party!
The “Off the Grid” Food Truck Party returns this Friday at Fort Mason Center on May 13th with nearly two dozen …

Market Street Blooms: “Art in Storefronts” | UN Plaza

Friday, May 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Arts in Storfronts 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Central Market will come alive for the Art in Storefronts launch celebration.
The festivities include receptions at three neighborhood galleries, the debut of two temporary public art sculptures, live music lining Central Market, and Off the Grid food trucks. The community celebration will kick off with …

Balancing Acts With Pencils | SOMA

Friday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Electric Works

gravity defying pencil art L 3WP3581 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Electric Works presents Pencil Me In by Bob Van Breda featuring numerous sculptural objects all based on unnerving balancing acts with pencils. Transforming a simple pencil into metaphors of a culture past-how we have, with our laptop, iPhone and Blackberry’s, abandoned these practical once-ubiquitous tools. …

Metaphysical Art Show & Live Sound Collage | SoMa

Friday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 31 Rausch art space

Bert Bergen 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15This is an opening reception for a new series of metaphysical works of art—mostly of gouache and embroidered thread on paper—by San Francisco artist Bert Bergen. He completes the evening with a set of his solo sound performance voluminously-titled Abyss of Fathomless Light.

The Art: Apparitional …

SF Guardian’s “Beauty & The Beat” | Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | De Young Museum

195757 181166668601869 5829836 n 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15The Guardian Presents: “Beauty and Beat” A Celebration of Balenciaga and Spain
Musicians, flamenco dancers and local beauty makers will come together for one special evening to honor, evoke and celebrate the truly original work of famed haute couture master Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Live Music and Dance provided by …

Saturday, May 14

Learn How to Fish: Free Clinic | San Jose

Saturday, May 14 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Cunningham Lake

timthumb Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15The California Department of Fish and Game hosts a series of free “Learn to fish” clinics and parks throughout the bay area.
These 45 minute clinics offer instruction in the basics of fishing including knots, casting, rigging, safety, ethics and urban runoff. All equipment and tackle …

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square

Saturday, May 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Union Square

303335 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15The 2011 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival showcases Taiwanese culture, arts, food and the latest in Taiwan technology. The festival takes place on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10am to 6pm.
Performers have just been announced, and they will be coming directly from Taiwan and showcasing unique …

14th Annual Bay Area Classic YoYo Contest | North Beach

Saturday, May 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park

timthumb Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15The 14th Annual Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest, the first event in the 2011 Triple Crown of YoYo, is coming to Washington Square Park in North Beach.
Some of the top competitors in the West Cost will gather in North Beach to test their skill, …

Mystery Event at Yerba Buena Gardens | SoMa

Saturday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens – Esplanade

Mystery event 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Yerba Buena Gardens—home to 100s of scheduled bands and performances this summer—is putting on a free Mystery Event today.
We can’t tell you who’s playing ’cause we don’t know. We don’t even know if anyone is playing or acting or performing. It could just be a troupe …

Brass Tax Party: Bouncy House, DJs & Art Cars | Treasure Island

Saturday, May 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Treasure Island – Big Lawn

3582388691 b367183bb6 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15For its fifth annual incarnation the Brass Tax Party has moved from GG Park to a scenic spot on Treasure Island.
What hasn’t changed is all the entertainment: DJs and dancefloor-movers, a bouncy house for the kids, rad art cars, food carts and another excuse to …

31st Annual Stanford Lu’au

Saturday, May 14 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE* | White Plaza – Stanford University

palmtree 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Stanford Hawai’i Club LU’AU 2011 “Ho’omoe Wai Kahi Ke Kao’o: Live in Harmony with Other People and the World Around You” May 14, 2011, White Plaza 12:30 – Live Music, performance dance & food 1:00pm.

Show is Free
Food $5 for Students, $10 Everyone Else
When: Saturday, May …

SF City Guide Walking Tour: Sutro Heights

Saturday, May 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sutro Heights Park

tour47 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15In sunshine or fog, experience the dramatic wind swept vistas where San Francisco meets the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy Sutro Heights Park, Mayor Sutro’s gift to the public, and see the ruins of his gigantic baths. Somewhat strenuous. Tour given by John Doidge.
This free San Francisco …

Sunday, May 15

Bay to Breakers 2011 | SF

Sunday, May 15 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE* | San Francisco

hayesstreethill 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Bring your tortillas (stale preferred), your costumed, your naked and your beer (shhh.. hide it this year) and participate in one of the largest races in America, and also one of the most strange and “San Francentric.”
The third Sunday in May …

Bay to Breakers All Day Party: DJs, Bar & Bathrooms | SF

Sunday, May 15 – All Day | Cost: $10* | Noble (Parking Lot)

EyeHeartSF 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15So what if the cops are confiscating booze during Bay to Breakers? Who cares if you gotta hold your pee for 7.46 miles? Eye Heart SF is coming to the rescue.
The local event promoter (who put on the Summersalt Music Festival) has taken over the …

“Footstock” Post Bay to Breakers Festival | Golden Gate Park

Sunday, May 15 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE | Speedway Meadow

b2b.footstock4.0517 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15After Bay to Breakers, everyone is invited (racers and the public) to come party in Speedway Meadow from 8:30am to 1pm for a post-race meetup, food, drinks and beer garden, DJs, costume contest and a surprisingly excellent line up of live music including local indie …

California Academy of Sciences “Neighborhood Free Days” | 2011

Sunday, May 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | California Academy of Sciences

timthumb Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15San Francisco residents will again have two opportunities to visit the California Academy of Sciences free of charge during 2011. Over the past eleven years, thousands of San Francisco residents have visited the Academy during Neighborhood Free Days each year. Each neighborhood, defined by zip …

$1 Horse Racing Day at Golden Gate Fields | Berkeley

Sunday, May 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1 | Golden Gate Fields

timthumb Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15If you want to try something new, there’s the old-fashioned fun of horse racing going on real close by—and real cheap too. Every Sunday from now through June 12, nearly every costs just a single buck at Golden Gate Fields in North Berkeley.
Check out out …

Guided Tour of San Francisco’s Historic Theatres

Sunday, May 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens

timthumb Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Find out about more than 150 years of theater in San Francisco. The tour includes current theaters and those that fell or burned in the 1906 quake, prominent actors, and trends that occurred over the years. Tour guides are Sue Krumbein, Fran Leighty, Koryn Pachla, …

Historical Guided Walking Tour of the Inner Richmond | SF

Sunday, May 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 6th and Geary

tour431 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake …

Bi-Annual Neighbhoord Guided Walking Tour | Glen Park

Sunday, May 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Glen Park Library

tour33 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Glen Park Neighborhood – 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.
This free San Francisco City Guides walking tour is offered May and October only

May Schedule:
Sunday May 15 at …

Oakland Greek Festival | May 13-15

Sunday, May 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5* | Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension

timthumb Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15A couple of Greek Pastries (Glyko), and then a couple of sprints around the dance floor. A savory lamb sandwich followed by a stroll through the rich marketplace (Agora). It’s the Greek way – everything in moderation. A real vacation spent in the midst of …

16th Annual Jazz on Fourth Street Festival | Berkeley

Sunday, May 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street Shopping District

events photo 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15This free outdoor music festival, benefiting the jazz programs at Berkeley High School, features authentic Jazz music from New Orleans, a Cuban Jazz outfit and a classic blues band.
It’s also a showcase for two Berkeley High School Combos and the award-winning Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble, …

Bay to Breakers 2011 | SF

Sunday, May 15 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE* | San Francisco

hayesstreethill 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15Bring your tortillas (stale preferred), your costumed, your naked and your beer (shhh.. hide it this year) and participate in one of the largest races in America, and also one of the most strange and “San Francentric.”
The third Sunday in May …

Bay to Breakers All Day Party: DJs, Bar & Bathrooms | SF

Sunday, May 15 – All Day | Cost: $10* | Noble (Parking Lot)

EyeHeartSF 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events: May 13 15So what if the cops are confiscating booze during Bay to Breakers? Who cares if you gotta hold your pee for 7.46 miles? Eye Heart SF is coming to the rescue.
The local event promoter (who put on the Summersalt Music Festival) has taken over the …

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