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Wednesday, February 22

Intimate Noon Violin & Piano Concert Series | Berkeley
Wednesday, February 22 – 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
Intimate Noon Violin & Piano Concert Series | Berkeley

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. …

Noise Pop 25: Free Happy Hour Rock Show with Down Dirty Shake | Bender’s
Wednesday, February 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Noise Pop 25: Free Happy Hour Rock Show with Down Dirty Shake | Bender's

The Down Dirty Shake is a time travelling band from the lost universe of “soul” here to magnetize your hips and excursive your lips.

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, February 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
“The Elixir Of Love” An Hour Long Opera Show | SF
Wednesday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Public Library

Come and enjoy a screening of San Francisco opera’s “The Elixir of Love” in a special hour long format. Perfect for families and opera lovers of all ages. The story is a classic boy-meets-girl story with plenty of lighthearted comedy along the way.
A brief talk …

“Finding Hay in Haystacks” Talk Theoretical | Berkeley
Wednesday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | David Brower Center

Is the universe inherently deterministic or probabilistic? Perhaps more importantly, can we tell the difference between the two? Humanity has pondered the meaning and utility of randomness for millennia.
There is a remarkable variety of ways in which we utilize perfect coin tosses to our advantage: …

“The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Second Edition” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, February 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE

This new and revised edition of the IACP award-winning cookbook brings the healing power of delicious, nutritious foods to those whose hearts and bodies crave a revitalizing meal, through 150 new and updated recipes.
Featuring science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to …

Live With What You Love: A Mindset For Shopping | Mountain View
Wednesday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Live With What You Love: A Mindset For Shopping | Mountain View

Living with what you love is a mindset. People are often bombarded with the idea of needing more but the reality is that less is more.
During this talk they are going to discuss tips and tricks for paring down those piles and letting go. Whether …

“Finley Ball” Book Reading | Green Apple Books & Music
Wednesday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00pm as they welcome Author Nancy Finley, reading from and discussing her Oakland Athletics history book “Finley Ball.”
This is the story of a losing baseball team that became a 1970s dynasty, thanks to …

Art Chef Jimmy Zhang Food Carving Demo | Millbrae
Wednesday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Drop-ins are welcome but RSVPs are appreciated.
Art Chef Jimmy Zhang Food Carving Demo | Millbrae

Mr. Zhang is a professional food artist who will demonstrate his skill at turning everyday food items into ornate works of art. Drop-ins are welcome but RSVPs are appreciated.
Art Chef Jimmy Zhang Food Carving Demo
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7 pm to 8 pm
Millbrae Library, …

“Universal Harvester” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Wednesday, February 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Booksmith

Bestselling author of Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle visits the Booksmith to celebrate the publication of his second novel, Universal Harvester.
Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa — a small town in the center of the state, the first “a” in Nevada …

ODC/Dance Company Rehearsal Behind-the-Scene | Spacious Grace 2017
Wednesday, February 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
ODC/Dance Company Rehearsal Behind-the-Scene | Spacious Grace 2017

Step into the rehearsal studio with ODC/Dance Company and see the artistic process behind the new work to premiere at Dance Downtown 2017.

Unique Storytellers On Taboo Topics | Oakland
Wednesday, February 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 on eventbrite, $7-20 at the door.
| Spice Monkey
Unique Storytellers On Taboo Topics | Oakland

Before there were twitter feeds, there were storytellers, people who you actually had to get up and go see, in person, to hear a tale. See what it was like for your technology-free ancestors when you experience, TMI, a storytelling series exploring new, funny, and …

Thursday, February 23

Free Camp Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Outpost 3376 18th St. SF,CA 94110
Free Camp Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF

The Alite Outpost will be giving away free grilled cheese sandwich and cold beers for you and your buddies during their Speak Cheesy Happy Hour.
Aside from that, they will also be offering 15% off every item in the shop during the event. There will be …

Noise Pop 25: Free Indie Surf Rock Happy Hour Concert with Hot Toddies | Bender’s
Thursday, February 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Noise Pop 25: Free Indie Surf Rock Happy Hour Concert with Hot Toddies | Bender's

The Hot Toddies, an all-girl surf pop band from Oakland and are headlining this free happy hour Noise Pop show at Bender’s.

Exploratorium After Dark: The Last Doubling | Pier 15 Exploratorium After Dark: The Last Doubling | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
Is growth always good? The biggest threat to our existence on planet Earth isn’t asteroids—it’s us. Why can’t our population continue to grow? Learn about the exponential function and the conclusions we can draw …

“Great Highway: Journey to the Soul of Surfing” Film Screening | The Presidio
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club

More than just three miles of heavy waves on Ocean Beach, the Great Highway is part of the early history of California surfing and beach life. This new documentary covers it all; from the Sutro Baths to the former six million-gallon saltwater Fleishhacker Pool, once …

NightLife: After-Hours Science | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
NightLife: After-Hours Science | California Academy of Sciences

This week, NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after-hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.
In the aquarium, enjoy nighttime dive shows in their Philippine Coral Reef tank, learn about Claude the albino alligator during a special Swamp Talk, …

Thrive Series: A Conversation with HP Inc.’s Alex Stoll | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Babson San Francisco
Thrive Series: A Conversation with HP Inc.'s Alex Stoll | SF

Alex Stoll says his job is to sell billions of dollars of products nobody really wants but everyone needs — PCs and printers. He works in a highly competitive, low margin, commodified world and yet, Alex says, he’s found enormous room for innovation. Over the …

25 Years of Noise Pop Festival Photo Retrospective | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
25 Years of Noise Pop Festival Photo Retrospective | SF

Come and pay homage to the photographic history of the Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival. Championing independent culture since 1993, the festival has brought early exposure to numerous emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread …

“Offline” Comedy Film Screening | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Goethe Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

The screening of the comedy “Offline” marks a special occasion to come to the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, as it is part of Games and Politics, an event series on the various interactions between video games and politics.
 

“Before the Flood” Film Screening | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 5 Third Street, Suite 900

To celebrate RE-volv’s third annual Solar Education Week, they invite you to watch Before the Flood. The film, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate …

“Great Highway” Screening: Journey to the Soul of San Francisco | The Presidio
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club

More than just three miles of heavy waves on Ocean Beach, the Great Highway is part of the early history of California surfing and beach life. This new documentary covers it all; from the Sutro Baths to the former six million-gallon saltwater Fleishhacker Pool, once …

“A Square Meal” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Thursday, February 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE

The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country’s political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a …

February Bike Ride & Startup Omni Tour | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
February Bike Ride & Startup Omni Tour | SF

The meetup is a monthly gathering of folks who like startup companies and like bicycles. Startup Bike meetup is a fun, easy bike ride followed by free dinner & drinks at a startup.
This month they will be visiting Omni, a local start-up specializing on storing, cataloging, …

“Generation Revolution” Book Discussion | City Lights
Thursday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

In 2011 during the Arab Spring, the government of Egypt transformed from a dictatorship to a democratic presidency. The chaos that resulted during this time erupted from a decade of social and political unrest among the Egyptian people. Generation Revolution is the story of the …