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Saturday, April 7

Community Tai Chi Day | East Bay
Saturday, April 7 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Reservoir
Community Tai Chi Day | East Bay

Scott P. Phillips teaches this free on-going Saturday class for Lafayette and the East Bay community. Tai Chi is known for its gentle power, beautiful silk-spiraling movements, numerous health benefits, extraordinary balance and meditation in motion.
We meet at the Lafayette Reservoir under the big tree …

Annual Dahlia Society Plant and Tuber Sale | GG Park
Saturday, April 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend. Plants are for sale.
| County Fair Building
Annual Dahlia Society Plant and Tuber Sale | GG Park

The Dahlia Society of San Francisco will hold the annual plant and tuber sale at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.
Come early for the best selections of flowers. Plants are $5 and tubers are $3. Dahlia experts will be on hand to answer …

SFSU Film & Workshop Day: Tech, Social Media & Health | SF
Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SFSU - Rosa Parks Rooms, Cesar Chavez Student Center, 2nd floor
SFSU Film & Workshop Day: Tech, Social Media & Health | SF

SFSU presents a preview screening of Disconnect: A Film on Cell Phones & Cancer at a Conversation on The Effects of Technology on Personal & Public Health
A Free Community Dialogue with free lunch & drinks.
Schedule:

9:00: Check-In & Social Time & Overview
10:00 Disconnect – a preview …

Urban Composting Workshop | SF
Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but pre-registration recommended
| Garden For the Environment
Urban Composting Workshop | SF

Jump-start your spring garden with some homemade compost. Aside from giving veggies and flowers a healthy start, composting encourages beneficial organisms in the soil and can help break the life cycle of plant pests and disease.
Join Garden For the Environment for this fun, hands-on class …

Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden | Oakland
Saturday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Phat Beets Farmers Market in North Oakland (behind the Arlington clinic)
Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden | Oakland

Inspired by the idea of producing local, fresh food from what was an urban waste stream, Back to the Roots has since grown to create the Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden which lets anyone, across the country, grow their own gourmet mushrooms at home from recycled coffee …

Tax Day Road Side Party: Free Pizza & BBQ | East Bay
Saturday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Liberty Tax Service
Tax Day Road Side Party: Free Pizza & BBQ | East Bay

Liberty Tax is hosting a Road Side Party to try to drum up business for tax season. It’s a free family event with live music, free food (BBQ and pizza), refreshments, children’s activity center, Mary Kay with free samples, face painting, MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk …

Travel Guide: Learn the Hidden Side of Eastern Europe | SF
Saturday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Travel Guide: Learn the Hidden Side of Eastern Europe | SF

San Francisco author Francis Tapon will deliver a multimedia presentation about Europe’s hidden side. Discover the side of Europe that few know.
See hundreds of photos covering 25 Eastern European countries. Francis will discuss the 20th anniversary of the fall of Yugoslavia and the USSR – …

Saturday Soiree: Afternoon Wine Tasting, Fashion & Music | Oakland
Saturday, April 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The 25th Street Collective
Saturday Soiree: Afternoon Wine Tasting, Fashion & Music | Oakland

Saturday, April 7, 2012, the 25th Street Collective (25C) is hosting a Saturday Soiree- an afternoon of wine tasting and live music from MEME, featuring the sustainable works of the 25th street fashion collective along with 17 other local artisans.
From apparel and accessories to chocolate …

Golden Gate Jubilee 2012: Carnaval in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Golden Gate Jubilee 2012: Carnaval in the Park | Golden Gate Park

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Jubilee takes place on Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 1-4pm at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.
The afternoon event serves as a preview of San Francisco Carnaval with a …

BunnyCon 2012 Pub Crawl | Polk Gulch
Saturday, April 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McTeague's Saloon
BunnyCon 2012 Pub Crawl | Polk Gulch

There’s no snow in Tahoe and you didn’t get Burning Man tickets… 
It’s that time of year again friends, so perk up your ears and powder those cotton tails, BunnyCon is celebrating its 3rd year in San Francisco bar-hopping down Polk Street on Easter Saturday – …

Big Brother Open Casting Call | Union Square
Saturday, April 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sugar Cafe
Big Brother Open Casting Call | Union Square

Are you outgoing, intriguing and competitive? Are you up for anything and everything? Are you ready to live inside a house while multiple cameras record your every move and sound 24/7? Are you willing to compete for $500,000 against other players as aggressive and ambitious as you are? If …

Brava Theater Center Community Open House | Mission
Saturday, April 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brava Theater
Brava Theater Center Community Open House | Mission

Come to the Brava Theater Center Community Open House and meet and greet the new Executive Director, Stacie Powers Cuellar, and current Operations Manager Jocelyn Thompson, with performances by new resident company Loco Bloco and current resident artists Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza, 915 Cayuga, and …

The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” | The Presidio
Saturday, April 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Club
The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock’s

Contributors to a new book will discuss the deep connections of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo to the city of San Francisco, and will be on hand for a book signing.
Contributors to this collection explore how Vertigo resurrects the stories of San Francisco’s violent past, how sightseeing informs the act of …

14 Black Poppies: An Afternoon of Art, Film, Dance & Poetry | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Wix Lounge
14 Black Poppies: An Afternoon of Art, Film, Dance & Poetry | Mission Dist.

14 Black Poppies curates an afternoon and evening of  arts & healing with film, music, dance, and spoken word performances, arts/crafts vendors, community mandala creation, interactive fortune writing, and on-site tattooing for the Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP).
You’re  invited to view a gallery of …

Author Novella Carpenter’s The Essential Urban Farmer | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Author Novella Carpenter's The Essential Urban Farmer | Mission Dist.

Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal’s The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops.
For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this …

Strange Hobbit Music & Root Beer Day | Inner Richmond
Saturday, April 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please note that the frankenart Mart is a very small space
| Frankenart Mart
Strange Hobbit Music & Root Beer Day | Inner Richmond

Visit this unique tiny art gallery/performance space in the Inner Richmond to listed to a special concert featuring the improvised instrumentation by Zu Zed duo includes electric guitar, vocals, electric uke, vocals, found objects, finger cymbals, snare drum, and fairy sauce. Root beer and homemade …

Lost and Found: A Reclaimed Object Art Show | SF
Saturday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Arc Studios & Gallery
Lost and Found: A Reclaimed Object Art Show | SF

Arc Gallery presents ‘Lost and Found’, a group exhibit featuring thirteen Bay Area artists renowned for their creative use of discarded objects. This survey of Bay Area assemblage addresses materials reborn to a second life as an item to treasure, given restitution for service as …

Pink Mammoth DJ Party, Open Bar & Free BBQ | Mighty
Saturday, April 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 Pre-Sale
| Mighty
Pink Mammoth DJ Party, Open Bar & Free BBQ | Mighty

On Friday, April 6th, Pink Mammoth is proud to bring back to Mighty DJ/producer/remixer Jimpster. The evening begins with an open pisco punch bar from 9-10:30pm with Pink Mammoth resident DJs Gravity, JDubYa, Markie B, Moe Moe, and RawC holding down the decks in the main …

Saturday Night Britpop and Indie Classics Party | North BEach
Saturday, April 7 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grant & Green Saloon
Saturday Night Britpop and Indie Classics Party | North BEach

Bang On play Britpop and Indie favorites live at Grant and Green for this 90s-rific concert – think Oasis, Blur, Pulp, James, New Order and the Stone Roses. Hey Rogue opens the (FREE) show.

Win Tix: Leisure DJ Night: BritPop, Shoegaze and Soul
Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price, $8
| The Cat Club
Leisure DJ Night: BritPop, Shoegaze and Soul

Every first Saturday of the month is Leisure time at the Cat Club.
DJs Aaron Axelsen and Omar spin classic Brit pop, Madchester, mod, ’90s indie, dancey shoegaze and ’60s soul all night. With visual by Vis a Vis and karaoke by Union Jack Off, the fun …

Every Saturday

Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill

Zumba is a 60-minute cardio workout featuring a playlist full of hot Latin/international/pop songs that will have you twirling, shimmying, and forgetting that you’re working out.
If you’re a non-dancer, you’ll find that there’s enough repetition to make it easy to catch on; if you’re a …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13′s always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish – but, if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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