Your Weekend–May 8


Your Weekend: May 8

It’s May, and chances are all of your friends from home are already finishing school for the year. Have you been getting non-stop snapchats of your friends at the beach? At Taylor Swift concerts in your hometown? Hugging your other friends from home with captions like “Reunited and it feels so good”? Me neither. My friends aren’t that basic. Even so, the FOMO can be real. Fight the FOMO this weekend by checking out these dope (FREE) events on campus and in the bay area.




Stanford PowWow

WHAT: Stanford’s incredible annual celebration of Native American cultures, with dancing and vendors and food.

WHERE: Eucalyptus Grove, Campus Drive, Galvez Drive

WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

$$: FREE


Berkeley Poetry Review Release Party

WHAT: Readings and reception for Issue 45

WHERE: Moe’s Books, Berkeley

WHEN: Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

$$: FREE

The African Culture Show

WHAT: A celebration of African culture on campus (with a free Somali dinner!)

WHERE: Cemex, Stanford

WHEN: Friday @ 6 p.m.

$$: FREE



Jack of All Trades Flea Market

WHAT: Indie art fair with craft beer, live music, food

WHERE: Jack London Square, Oakland

WHEN: Saturday @ 11 a.m.

$$: FREE

SF Porch Fest

WHAT: Every genre, everyone

WHERE: Stoops/porches across the Mission and Noe Valley neighborhoods

WHEN: All day Saturday

$$: FREE

SF Porchfest After Party

WHAT: More music after a day of music

WHERE: The Chapel Bar

WHEN: Saturday @ 6 p.m.

$$: FREE


Sunday Streets Festival

WHAT: Massive block party

WHERE: The mission, SF

WHEN: Sunday @ 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

$$: FREE

Lit Performance: Pagan Neal and Alan Shearer

WHAT: Music//poetry reading//storytelling

WHERE: Nomadic Press, Oakland

$$: FREE

Contact Lora Kelley at lkelley ‘at’


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