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Here are the dope Events going down in SF & Oak this May 2017

Thursday May 4th – 7th
The Encounter

3D sound that takes you into the Amazon Rainforest.  Touted “one of the most immersive theater pieces ever created” by the New York Times, follows National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, leading to a startling and life changing encounter.

The Curran Theater
445 Geary St, San Francisco


Thursday 5/4
Star Wars May the 4th Be With You

This May the fourth (Be With You) features a Dance Party, Star Wars Themed Film Fest, Costume Contest, Virtual Reality and Funky break beats

The Great Northern
119 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$4 – $10


Saturday May 6th
National Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

Saturday May 6th
Mission Comics
2250 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Sunday May 7
Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley

Twice a year Urban Air Market comes to Hayes Valley with over 130 vendors, live music, and interactive art.  This is maybe the best place in the bay to find a handmade mothers day gift, as well as check out what your local makers are up to.  This year there’s a DIY re-fashion workshop where you can take your old unwanted clothes and make them into something new.

Sunday, May 7th
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT
Patricia’s Green
Octavia St, SF


Sunday May 7 
How Weird Street Fair! 

This is a funky, loud, costume filled, very San Franciscan street party.  The unofficial themes are always ‘peace’, ‘acceptance’, and ‘let your freak flag fly’, this year the official theme is “Summer of Weird”, paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.  There will be  lots of burners, delightful weirdos, dancers, artists and electronic music.   There are some always wild after parties in the neighboring clubs afterwards.

Sunday, May 7th
Howeird Street San Francisco


All Month
Thursday Nights & The Tomb of Treasures

Want to see the oldest dildos in San Francisco? Head on down to Tomb Treasures at the Asian Art Museum to see 2,000 year old bronze phalluses and other tools of earthly pleasures used by China’s Han Dynasty royals.  And check out all the performance art, music, and tastings happening on Thursday nights as well.

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco
General admission $15

Thursdays $10 after 5pm


All Month
Friday Night Off The Grid @ OMCA

Off the grid and live music an Oakland Museum of California every Friday night!  Local music, food, art, and culture! Friday Nights @ OMCA is open an extra hour later this spring and expands onto Oak Street, adding five more food trucks to help quench your thirst for delicious local cuisine.

Every Friday night, 5–10 pm
1000 Oak St, Oakland
California 94607

Tickets & Info

Saturday May 20th
2017 Oakland VegFest   

Vegetarian Foodie Paradise!  Featuring fabulous local vendors, speakers, a kids area, cute dog contest, and tons of food.

Saturday, May 20
11 AM – 5 PM

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oakland, California 94612


Sunday May 21
Bay 2 Breakers

Bay to Breakers is a 12k foot race to some, but to most, it is a 4 hour costume party and tour of the city.  It is big, crazy, colorful and completely San Franciscan.  Start early with a group of friends with a costume theme!

Sunday May 21
From the Bay to the Breakers

Start time 8am
Party time: Pan Handle


Saturday May 27th
Sausage Fest Block Party

Sausage-inspired block party with dishes from area restaurants and food vendors, music, and beer (craft offerings from your favorite brewers).  Presented by: The Organic Brewers Guild, Eat Boston, and Bison Organic Beer.

Saturday May 27th

Broadway and Embarcadero,
Oakland, CA 94607
12:00pm – 6:00pm


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