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Monday, March 27

UNCONFIRMED – Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Please note that we were not able to confirm if “Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose” is happening on March 27.

CANCELLED – “Odd” Strange Stand-Up Comedy & Drink Specials | SF
Monday, March 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Please note that the last “Odd” Strange Stand-Up Comedy & Drink Specials | SF” was conducted on March 13.

Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Ramen | Oakland Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Ramen | Oakland

Please note that there will be no tacos this week, it’s Ramen instead.
Our March 27th show features:

Phil Griffiths
Abhay Nadkarni
Carlton Wilcoxson

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, March 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Tuesday, March 28

Tech Diversity In-depth Panel Discussion & Chat with the Mayor | Oakland
Tuesday, March 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| 99designs
Tech Diversity In-depth Panel Discussion & Chat with the Mayor | Oakland

When diverse people bring together diverse ideas, big things happen. And the tech industry is no different. As the center of one of the most diverse counties in the Bay Area, Oakland is poised like no other city to become the hub for inclusive, diverse, …

“Little Worlds” Terrariums Hands-On Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show
Tuesday, March 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Learn the tips and tricks for creating “little world” terrariums as they walk you through the process of creating a terrarium in any vessel. After the demo, create your own terrarium to take home.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
All materials & tools provided: mosses, succulents, …

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, March 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

March 28 lineup:

Annick Adele
Jason Cole
Jackie Keliiaa
Geneva Rust-Orta
Pam Benjamin
Headliner: Worm

PBS Nature’s “Yosemite” Free Documentary Preview & Panel Discussion | The Presidio
Tuesday, March 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club, Moraga Room
PBS Nature's

Join KQED, the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for a free preview screening and panel discussion of PBS Nature’s new documentary, Yosemite, and discover how climate change is affecting one of America’s greatest national parks.
Free, but an RSVP is required.

Moderator: Craig Miller, KQED Science Editor
Panelists: Joseph Pontecorvo
Filmmaker; Anthony Ambrose, UC Berkeley Tree Canopy Biologist
Dr. …

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, March 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

This month we are joined by some wonderful comics gracing the stage:

Matt Lieb (Al Jazeera, Vice)
Scott Capurro (the movie, Mrs. Doubtfire)
Drew Platt (SXSW)
And More

Welcomed, as always, by your intrepid hosts: Jeff Anaya, Joey Avery, and Andrew Orolfo

Wednesday, March 29

The Blanace of Power: Panel Discussion on Technology & Journalism | SF
Wednesday, March 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Space is limited.
| PARISOMA
The Blanace of Power: Panel Discussion on Technology & Journalism | SF

Join Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism on March 29, 2017 for an evening discussion on Journalism and Silicon Valley: The Balance of Power, examining the rapidly evolving relationship between journalism and technology.
Free, but an RSVP is required as space is limited.
Discussants include:  

Joaquin Alvarado, …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, March 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE

This week features comedians:

Max Gellerman (NYC)
Richard Sarvate (The Set Up, SF Punchline)
Drew Harmon (SF Sketchfest)
Karinda Dobbins (Opens for Trevor Noah)

Thursday, March 30

“The Mystic Experience” Disposable Film Festival Installation | SF
Thursday, March 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer

Disposable Film Festival is taking over of the gorgeous pre-1908 Mystic Hotel. Featuring DFF favorites from the past 10 years and a special Video Confession Booth installation.

SF Giants Pitcher Hunter Strickland Meet & Greet | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, March 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
SF Giants Pitcher Hunter Strickland Meet & Greet | Macy's Flower Show

Celebrate the start of baseball season by welcoming the San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland. Stop by for a chance to meet Hunter, take a selfie – and of course – stock up on baseball gear for the season.
Plus, enter for your chance to win tickets …

Floral Art & Sculpture Demo | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, March 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Floral Art & Sculpture Demo | Macy's Flower Show

Learn to build sculptural floral arrangements using materials gathered from nature. Local artist and designer Ezra Cattan will bring together driftwood, stone, moss, twigs and flowers for a unique take on floral arranging and the artistic process.
San Francisco-based artist and designer Ezra Cattan demonstrates a …

Cooking Demo & Wine Tasting Pairing with Chef Mike Ward | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, March 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Cooking Demo & Wine Tasting Pairing with Chef Mike Ward | Macy's Flower Show

Executive Chef Mike Ward offers up some full-bodied advice and backs it up with a fresh made dish complimented by classic Wente Vineyards vino. Sample the pair and raise your glass to a match made in foodie heaven.

Friday, March 31

2017 Dry Garden Free Admission Day & Plant Sale | East Bay
Friday, March 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ruth Bancroft Garden
2017 Dry Garden Free Admission Day & Plant Sale | East Bay

The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s annual Spring Opening and Plant Sale is the Bay Area’s best source for drought tolerant plants, succulents, cacti, California natives, and other Mediterranean climate plants.
2017 Ruth Bancroft Garden Spring Opening and Plant Sale
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 10 am to 3 pm
Ruth …

2017 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF
Friday, March 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2017 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF

Got the day off? Take a guided walk around San Francisco and learn something new about the city you love on Cesar Chavez Day, a bank holiday in California.
2017 Cesar Chavez Day Walking Tours
Friday, March 31, 2017
All Over San Francisco
FREE but donations greatly appreciated
San Francisco City Guides Schedule

9:30 …

Dance Anywhere 2017: Simultaneous Global Dance-Off | SF
Friday, March 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Dance Anywhere 2017: Simultaneous Global Dance-Off | SF

Dance Anywhere is an annual conceptual public art performance and an invitation for people to stop their routine and dance wherever they are.
Find performances at noon in San Francisco… 3 pm in New York…  8 pm in Rome, Prague and Cairo… 10 pm in Istanbul, …

Transgender Day of Visibility | SF
Friday, March 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SF LGBT Center, Rainbow Room
Transgender Day of Visibility | SF

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) is a celebration of trans* lives with the trans* community, allies and community partners coming together at the San Francisco LGBT Center.
2017 Transgender Day of Visibility
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St
FREE, but an RSVP is required.
Trans Day of Visibility …

Speakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF
Friday, March 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
| Acrosports
Speakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF

Dress to the nines, set your clocks to the year 1920, and come marvel at Speakeasy Circus: Fools’ Delight, their staff and adult student cabaret on March 31, 2017 and April 1, 2017.
Tickets are $20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
Enter the underground speakeasy with the …

Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Forrest Gump” | Pier 39
Friday, March 31 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE
Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night

Saturday, April 1

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, April 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland