San Francisco Events May 2013

Discover the Best Things to Do in SF in May

May is a fun time in San Francisco. The weather is mild and there are dozens of fun San Francisco events.

Some of the events planned for the end of the month include Giants baseball, the theater performance of Arcadia and Tony Bennett at Davies Symphony Hall. You will also find some of the best events for Memorial Day Weekend, the best comedy shows and more.

San Francisco Giants

giants thumbnailHead over to AT&T Park to watch the 2012 World Series Champions - the San Francisco Giants. May's calendar includes 18 home games.

These tickets will go quickly, so get yours as soon as you can.

Full May Schedule: SF Giants

San Francisco Theater: Arcadia

arcadiaArcadia is a cerebral masterpiece from Sir Tom Stoppard. The story moves back and forth between the 19th century and today. It follows two obsessive modern-day scholars as they piece together passionate, yet volatile events that took place at an earlier time. This fast moving play includes a series of love stories, characters from both eras, mysteries and hidden truths.

Dates: May 16 - June 9

Theater: ACT Theater at 405 Geary Street

More SF Theater: Full Theater Calendar for May 2013

Memorial Weekend in SF

sf national cemeteryAre you spending Memorial Weekend in San Francisco? The weekend is full of activities including a large Memorial Day Event at the National Cemetery, the Carnaval Street Fair in the Mission and several theater performances. Here you will also find some tips on which attractions to visit that weekend.

Learn More: Memorial Day & Weekend 2013

Tony Bennett at the Davies Symphony Hall

sf symphonyDon't miss out on a once in a lifetime chance to see Tony Bennett live in San Francisco. On Thursday, May 23, he'll be performing many of his well known hits including a local favorite, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".

Date: May 23

Location: Davies Symphony Hall

Loni Love from Chelsea Lately at Cobb's Comedy Club

loni loveLaugh the night away at Cobb's Comedy Club in North Beach with Loni Love. This native Detroit funny lady has an outspoken brand of comedy that has landed her full time spots on E's Chelsea Lately. She's also performed on The Tonight Show and her first hour long comedy special, Loni Love: America's Sister, launched on Comedy Central in 2010.

Dates: May 24 - 26

Other Performances: May 2013 Comedy Calendar

Imagine Dragons on Friday, May 31st

americas cup in sfEnjoy one of the first concerts, Imagine Dragons, at the new outdoor America's Cup Park. This 9,000 seat venue is set along the beautiful SF waterfront - the perfect place to listen to some live music. The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are selling fast.

More America's Cup Details: 2013 Schedule of Events & More Info on the America's Cup in San Francisco

All Live Music in May: Full May 2013 Live Music Calendar

Save on These Tours & Attraction Tickets in May

Each month, you will find a number of discounted tickets available for certain tickets. Here are just a few of the tours running in May where you can save almost 50% off the full retail price.

  • 90-Minute Bay Cruise
    • Cruise around the SF Bay
    • See the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the SF Skyline from the water
    • Several daily departures from Fishermans Wharf

  • 2-Hour Golden Gate Champagne Cruise
    • Cruise around the bay as you enjoy champagne aboard The Privateer
    • Includes two beverages, choose from champagne, mimosas, beer, white wine or soda
    • 11am toast under the Golden Gate Bridge
    • Saturday & Sunday mornings starting at 10am (check in at 9:30am)

  • Aquarium of the Bay on Pier 39
    • Spend time learning all about the plants and animals in the SF Bay
    • Aquarium features more than 20,000 local plants and animals
    • Hands on activities such as the starfish touch pool
    • Daily animal feedings and interactions
    • Family friendly activity
    • See pictures and learn more about what it's like to visit

  • Night Segway Tour
    • 2.5 hour Segway tour
    • Cruise around Fishermans Wharf, North Beach and Chinatown
    • Uncover the history and top places to see in each of these SF districts
    • 30-minute training session at the beginning so you get a good feel for operating your Segway on the road

These discounted tickets go quickly, so buy yours today!

Whale Watching in May 2013

whale watchingMay is also a great time to go whale watching off the shores of SF. At this time of year, the Pacific Ocean is full of migrating gray whales.

In addition to the whales, you will also get the chance to see schools of dolphins, large turtles and dozens of seals. Boats leave each morning at 8am.

San Francisco Green Film Festival

green film festivalThe San Francisco Green Film Festival is scheduled for May 30 - June 5. This festival, now in its third year, strives to raise awareness of the environment through forward thinking films and discussions.

Several events are scheduled each day of the festival.

Dates: May 30 - June 5

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SF Symphony: Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Gautier Capucon

may sf symphonyJoin the SF Symphony and Gautier Capucon as they perform the colorful music of three Eastern European artists: Dvorak, Kodaly and Bartok.

Dates: Wednesday, May 29 - Sunday, June 2

Full May Calendar: Symphony Events in May 2013

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