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15 Things To Do In The Bay Area This Week — June 1-June 8, 2014

by Jayn
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Hi, it’s Jayn with 15 things you can do in the Bay Area, from Geico.

1 – Find new art in the Trendyloin at the Upper Tenderloin Art Walk. With 15 to 20 galleries available to the public, there will be a lot to see between 6 to 10 PM this Thursday, June 5th.

2 – Do you wonder if you are cut out for rock climbing? Lombardi Sports in Russian Hill, San Francisco is offering free intro Rock Climbing classes. Make sure to RSVP online for a spot on Thursday, June 5th.

3 – Do-NUT forget to grab a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme on Friday, June 6th in honor of National Doughnut Day.

4 – Celebrate First Fridays, June 6th at Jack London Square in Oakland where the square will light up with artisans, music, food and fun. Starts at 6PM and ends at 10PM.

5 – Calling all sand artists! The 48th Annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest is June 7th at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park in Alameda. It’s free to compete and free to watch. Starts at 9am and judging begins at noon.

6 – Discover the joy of soy at the 4th Annual Soy and Tofu Festival on Saturday, June 7th at Japantown Peace Plaza in San Francisco. Free event from 11 AM to 5 PM and free food samples while food lasts.

7 – Cultivate Festival 2014 is back for a free one day food, music and beer festival in Golden Gate Park. Join the festival’s host, Chipotle and the festivals musical headliners, Neon Trees, on Saturday, June 7th.

8 – Head on down to California Academy of Sciences for Sustainable Catch NightLife Thursday June 5th starting at 6PM to learn how to responsibly enjoy the bounty of the sea.

9 – Your San Francisco Giants host the New York Mets in a three games series at AT&T Park. First pitch of the series is set for Friday June 6th at 7:15PM.

10 – Second game is June 7th at 7:05PM.

11 – Third game is June 8th at 1:05PM.

12 – Friday Nights at the de Young is happening June 6th starting at 5PM. The event includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, and more

13 – Grab the family and head on down to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito Sunday June 8th to enjoy free admission all day, doors open at 10AM!

14 – San Francisco’s official block party is happening Sunday June 8th at Lincoln and Great Highway. This event is a five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yoga classes, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for an afternoon.

15 – Get out and enjoy the great Bay Area summer weather with live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local farms and retailers. Enjoy all of this at Off the Grid Presidio Picnic and Food Truck Party on Sunday June 8th, starting at 11AM on the Main Post Lawn.

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