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Saturday, September 20

Exploratorium Homespun Market: Art & Science Fest | Pier 15 Exploratorium Homespun Market: Art & Science Fest | Pier 15

Get a feel for handmade traditions at Market Days: Homespun.
Meet with artisans and entrepreneurs carrying forward crafts such as spinning and Mexican papel picado as well as vintage techniques for making hats and paints.

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshops & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, September 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring clothing to swap and finger food to share

September Guru-guided DIY Workshops:

Reusable baby wipes with freeform embroidery, with Ryan Young*
Upcycled Baby Booties, with Sarah Foster-Peck*

*These projects are designed for adults, but kids are welcome as long as they are capable/willing to participate without disrupting others.
Please bring:

Clothing to swap (men’s, women’s, children’s in all …

Intro to Break Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Saturday, September 20 – 4:30 pm | Cost: $5
Intro to Break Dancing Workshop | Berkeley

Created within house parties during the 1970s in New York City, break dancing has since then evolved into a global phenomenon.
This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce students to fundamental techniques of the dance style (toprock, 6-step, basic freezes) as well as explore the socio-economic context …

Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF
Saturday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF

Please note, this event will be held at The Rite Spot, not The Royale.

Sunday, September 21

People’s Climate Rally, Tree Planting & Meditation | Oakland
Sunday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated. Invite your friends.
People's Climate Rally, Tree Planting & Meditation | Oakland

The People’s Climate March is rallying people everywhere to defend their home, defend their hood and defend their planet. The main rally is happening in NYC, and Norther California will answer the call at Oakland’s Lake Merritt Amphitheater from 2-5 pm on Sunday, September 21, 2014. 
Free, …

2014 All You Can Dance for Just $5 | SoMa
Sunday, September 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Alonzo King LINES Dance Center
2014 All You Can Dance for Just $5 | SoMa

Enjoy bite-sized samples from a range of dance classes for just $5 at Alonzo King Lines Ballet from 1-5 pm on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Never tried a ballet class? Want to get a taste of tango? Thinking about doing it Bollywood style? These classes, plus Classical Chinese, …

Cemetery Lecture: Hollywood Endings: When the Stars Flicker Out | SF
Sunday, September 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Cemetery Lecture: Hollywood Endings: When the Stars Flicker Out | SF

Michael Svanevik will discuss “Hollywood Endings (When the Stars Flicker Out).’

“Shroom”: Cultivated & Wild Mushroom Recipes | Omnivore Books
Sunday, September 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Join Becky Selengut for her latest Shroom: Mind-bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms from 3-4 p.m on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Chef and cooking teacher Becky Selengut’s Shroom feeds our enduring passion for foraged and wild foods by exploring 15 types of mushrooms, including detailed …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Punk-Inspired Country | Potrero Hill
Sunday, September 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Punk-Inspired Country | Potrero Hill

Sunday, September 21, 2014, Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes Pork Chop Express and The Lucky Rubes to Thee Parkside.
Pork Chop Express is a San Francisco Bay Area alt country band that has been playing together since 2002. They take the gristly scraps from the American …

Free Sneak Preview Movie w/ Q&A: “Pride” | SF
Sunday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Century San Francisco Centre 9 (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie w/ Q&A:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Pride,” a British drama inspired by a true story about lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the UK miners’ strike in 1984.
Free Film Screening: Pride
September 21, 2014 | 7 pm
Secret Movie Theater …

Monday, September 22

“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night with Matt Lieb | SF
Monday, September 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

On September 22, 2014, hilarious local favorite Matt Lieb will be headlining (Cobb’s, SF Punch Line, Mission Position).
Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF …

Tuesday, September 23

Chez Panisse’s Chef Jean-Pierre Moulle’s French & Californian Recipes | Omnivore Books
Tuesday, September 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Chez Panisse's Chef Jean-Pierre Moulle's French & Californian Recipes | Omnivore Books

Join Jean-Pierre & Denise Moullé in celebration of their latest release, French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries, and the Beautiful Food along the Way from 6:30-7:30 pm on September 23, 2014.
A narrative-rich cookbook of French and Californian recipes from longtime Chez Panisse executive chef Jean-Pierre Moulle …

Eventbrite Game Night: Arcade Games, Bocce Ball & Oversized Jenga | SoMa
Tuesday, September 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eventbrite HQ
Eventbrite Game Night: Arcade Games, Bocce Ball & Oversized Jenga | SoMa

Game Night at Eventbrite is back. They’ve moved into their new home and unpacked their board games, ’80s & ’90s arcade favorites, ping pong table and bocce ball set.
Dinner, good beer, good company and oversized Jenga will be on hand. You may B.Y.O.G. (bring your …

Short Film Fest: Love, Death & Trashmen | Albany
Tuesday, September 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Short Film Fest: Love, Death & Trashmen | Albany

Join award-winning Bay Area filmmaker Jeff Giordano for an eclectic mix of 8 complete short documentary and narrative films and two excerpts from his most recent feature films, followed by a Q&A with the director.
Giordano’s films have been showcased at festivals around the world. He …

Free Sneak Preview Movie Night: “Two Night Stand” | SF
Tuesday, September 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Location in SF
Free Sneak Preview Movie Night:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview screening of “Two Night Stand,“ a romantic comedy about a hook-up gone awry.
The screening takes place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at a movie theater in San Francisco with easy access to BART.
FuncheapSF has an exclusive code for free tickets.
Free Film …

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, September 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight

This months installment brings you the comedic styling of Allison Sciulla, FC Sierra, Kate Willett and headliner Mary Van Note.
Also, your intrepid hosts: Jeff ‘the anayalator’ Anaya, Matt ‘the liability’ Lieb, and Ryan ‘papas fritas’ Papazian – and introducing Tim Young the Intern.

Wild Beatbox Chellist: CelloJoe Free Concert | The Chapel
Tuesday, September 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Wild Beatbox Chellist: CelloJoe Free Concert | The Chapel

CelloJoe, who plays a free show in The Chapel Bar, is an anomaly in the world of cellists. By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: classical hip hop.
Looped and layered beatboxing beats (vocal percussion) and funky cello form a rich soundscape …

Wednesday, September 24

The Muffin Men Comedy Show & Sketch Videos | SF
Wednesday, September 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
The Muffin Men Comedy Show & Sketch Videos | SF

Thursday, September 25

Outbreak NightLife: Disease Pub Trivia, Lighting Talks & DJ Teeko | CA Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
Outbreak NightLife: Disease Pub Trivia, Lighting Talks & DJ Teeko | CA Academy of Sciences

Outbreak NightLife
Music by Grown Kids Radio, plus a live performance by turntablist Teeko.
Explore the fascinating and frightening history of pandemics as NightLife takes a look at the dynamic diseases that have shaped the world we live in.

Pick the brains of Bay Area scientists during “Lighting …

Final Movie on the Square: “Muppets Most Wanted” | Redwood City
Thursday, September 25 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE
Final Movie on the Square:

Movie on the Square – Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they …

Friday, September 26

Free Family Dinner & “Finding Nemo” Screening | SF Free Family Dinner &

On September 26, 2014, they will be showing Finding Nemo and serving lumpia with a healthy side.

Movie in the Park: “We Bought A Zoo” | Oakland
Friday, September 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Movie in the Park:

Friday September 26 – We Bought a Zoo (PG 124 minutes)
We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film based on the 2008 memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside …

Saturday, September 27

“Cars & Croissants” Monthly Exotic Car Show | Santana Row
Saturday, September 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE