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Tuesday, August 22

Thomas Schultz Piano Recital | SF
Tuesday, August 22 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Old St. Mary’s Cathedral
Thomas Schultz Piano Recital | SF

Thomas Schultz has established an international reputation both as an interpreter of music from the classical tradition – particularly Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt – and as one of the leading exponents of the music of our time. He is currently performing the complete piano …

Free Workshop: Creative Ways of Telling Your Life Story | SF Main Library
Tuesday, August 22 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library (Latino-Hispanic Meeting Room
Free Workshop: Creative Ways of Telling Your Life Story | SF Main Library

Sharpen your memories, learn more about the meaning of your life, and share your stories with others. This course is particularly helpful to people facing transition and to those interested in beginning or continuing to work on an autobiography, memoir or other life review project. …

Love Drinks & Art: Enjoy Free Cocktail | SF
Tuesday, August 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery
Love Drinks & Art: Enjoy Free Cocktail | SF

Come and enjoy delicious cocktails, amazing art and live Dj’s. RSVP and get one free signature cocktail with the EarlyTab app. Drinks are also available for purchase on the app at a discount.

Artful Mending Workshop: Keep Your Favorite Garments | SF Main Library
Tuesday, August 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Artful Mending Workshop: Keep Your Favorite Garments | SF Main Library

Join the slow fashion movement by keeping your favorite garments in your closet and out of the landfill. Learn how to transform worn clothing and extend its life in this hands-on workshop.
They will focus on visible mending and embroidery techniques. Bring a clean item of …

The Evolution of Jefferson Airplane | SF Main Library
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
The Evolution of Jefferson Airplane | SF Main Library

Jefferson Airplane was the first mid-1960s Haight Ashbury band to be signed by a major label and achieve international success. “Surrealistic Pillow” and “Volunteers” are recognized as two of the greatest albums of the ’60s and the band played in the three most famous rock …

Summer Reggae Concert | Menlo Park
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Summer Reggae Concert | Menlo Park
Summer Special: Free First Yoga Class | Berkeley
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for new students.
| Soja Mind/Body
Summer Special: Free First Yoga Class | Berkeley

Enjoy a vinyasa flow yoga class after work. Breathe, move, and relax – this class is for all levels, from beginners to daily practitioners.
$30 for the first 3 classes (pay at the studio) – or take your first class for free. You get to choose.

Bach, a Beer & You: Musical Beer Sing-a-long | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, an RSVP is recommended, beer & food available for purchase
| Standard Deviant Brewing
Bach, a Beer & You: Musical Beer Sing-a-long | Mission Dist.

SFBC is taking over Standard Deviant Brewing for an evening of socializing and singing. Enjoy a custom brew and a taste of the Bach Choir.
Artistic Director Magen Solomon will lead you through highlights of their 2017 – 2018 season. Standard Deviant will be brewing a …

Conquer Coding Challenges With Codewars | SF
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Bring your laptop.
| Rithm School
Conquer Coding Challenges With Codewars | SF

Want to learn effective problem-solving skills for coding challenges? The best way to do that is to practice, then practice, then refactor your code. And then practice some more.
One the best tools for leveling up your problem-solving in any language is Codewars. Come sharpen your …

“Game of Thrones for the Kiddie Set” Giant Movie Monster Screening | SF
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Gallery Cafe

Next up is Game of Thrones for the Kiddie Set. Come see some of Ray Harryhausen’s best monsters on their old-time 16mm projector on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 pm. This 1958 classic features a cyclops, dragon, snake lady,
This 1958 classic features a cyclops, dragon, …

Timothy McSweeney’s Grand 50th Issue Release: New Works & Free Beer | SF
Tuesday, August 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Green Apple Books on the Park
Timothy McSweeney's Grand 50th Issue Release: New Works & Free Beer | SF

Did you know their glorious 50th issue is due August 29th? That’s right, fifty. They’ve pulled all the stops for this one, including can’t-miss new work from writers who they’ve long published — Jonathan Lethem, Lydia Davis, Sherman Alexie, Etgar Keret, Sheila Heti, Diane Williams, …

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Patti Cake$” | Embarcadero Center Cinemas
Tuesday, August 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| One Embarcadero Center
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Patti Cake$,” a brand new drama directed by Geremy Jasper.
>Unfortunately, they have reached the RSVP limit and the guestlist is now closed.
Free Film Screening: Patti Cake$
August 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Embarcadero Center Cinemas (SF)
RSVP …

Wednesday, August 23

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, August 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Bay Area Girls Pint Out Happy Hour | Oakland
Wednesday, August 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. The Good Hop is giving you $1 off your first drink.
| The Good Hop
Bay Area Girls Pint Out Happy Hour | Oakland

Join the SF Bay Area Chapter of Girls Pint Out for Happy Hour. Come mix and mingle with other women interested in craft beer.
Through social media, blog posts, and local events hosted by chapters, Girls Pint Out offers a forum for discussion, education, and fun. …

Hot Hotter Hottest: Hatch Chiles with the Master Food Preservers | Mountain View
Wednesday, August 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP, Walk-ins Welcome
| Mountain View Public Library
Hot Hotter Hottest: Hatch Chiles with the Master Food Preservers | Mountain View

It’s Hatch chile pepper season. Learn how to preserve this New Mexico favorite for year-round enjoyment.
Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers of San Mateo/San Francisco Counties for this free talk. We’ll discuss where to find the chiles locally; how to safely prepare and store them; …

“Dispatches From Lesbian America” Book Reading | Oakland
Wednesday, August 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Nomadic Press

Perfectly Queer East Bay presents readings by Joan Annsfire, Xequina Maria Berber, Giovanna Capone, and Bev Jo from the anthology Dispatches From Lesbian America on Wednesday, August 23, 7 pm at the Nomadic Press.
They will be offering free refreshments and door prizes. A discussion of …

“QueerWrites” Writing Workshop | SF
Wednesday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Potrero Stage

A free 2-1/2 hour workshop will be given by 3GT resident playwright, Margery Kreitman. Margery will use writing and improv exercises to explore one’s lives and create work for the stage in form of monologue, scene writing, memoir, creative non-fiction, poetry, rap, and song n.Participants …

Thursday, August 24

Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens

Raised in the Bay Area and now based in Boston, Palestinian-American vocalist Dalia Marina made a lasting impression with her 2012 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival debut as a special guest with Middle Eastern ensemble Zamanna and her 2014 program presenting an eclectic set of jazz, …

Book Munchers: Kids Book Club | South SF
Thursday, August 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Book Munchers: Kids Book Club | South SF

Stop by the library to register for the book club and to pick up your free copy of the book. Read the book throughout the month, then you’ll meet at the end of the month for discussion and activities.
Book Munchers (for kids ages 5-8) will …

YogaMeet: Free Yoga & Reflective Journaling | Campbell
Thursday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are encouraged.
| Ariel Dance Studio
YogaMeet: Free Yoga & Reflective Journaling | Campbell

YogaMeet your support and wellness community as we practice therapeutic yoga, participate in reflective journaling and share openly in a supportive environment.
YogaMeet is perfect for people looking to reduce stress from work & personal lives, seek support in transitioning through different life stages, or looking …

“LGBT San Francisco” Daniel Nicoletta’s Photographs | SF Main Library
Thursday, August 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE

LGBT: San Francisco is the first book dedicated to photographer Daniel Nicoletta’s archive of powerful images tracing the burgeoning lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender mecca that was San Francisco in the 1970s to its present.
Best known for his iconic images of Harvey Milk, Nicoletta’s work offers a unique insider’s …

Motion NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
Motion NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

This week, NightLife explores the science and beauty of motion in the natural world—and on the dance floor.
Brush up your moves and try out a dance class, including a rhythm and motion class from Dudley Flores, instructor, and choreographer at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center …