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Wednesday, February 28

2018 Black History Month Cultural Experience | SF
Wednesday, February 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco City Hall
2018 Black History Month Cultural Experience | SF

Come and be a part of this amazing Black History Month event in San Francisco and enjoy the cultural experience presented by San Francisco Board of Supervisors Malia and London.
2018 Black History Month Cultural Experience
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
San Francisco …

Before Harlem Book Discussion | Oakland
Wednesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Before Harlem Book Discussion | Oakland

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Professor of African-American Literature at Mills College Dr. Ajuan Mance discusses nearly-lost works by Black authors in the United States prior to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Come hear voices from the past as we celebrate Black History Month.

ScribdChat with “Brotopia” Author Emily Chang | SF
Wednesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Scribd HQ
ScribdChat with

Bloomberg Technology reporter Emily Chang confronts Silicon Valley’s rampant sexism in her explosive new book, ‘Brotopia: Breaking Up The Boys Club in Silicon Valley’.
From front-page scandals to behind-the-scenes stories that key players reveal directly. Chang reports on the forces conspiring against women in the workplace, …

Thursday, March 1

2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley
Thursday, March 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley

Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom hosts its festivity-full, family-friendly, food-for-feasting Purim Celebration on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Last year, they had a bouncy house, a “Shushan Salon” with face painting, carnival games, jugglers, food for purchase, and lots of fun.

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
2018 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Thursday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10
2018
Tabitha Soren In-conversation with Photographer Corey Keller | SF
Thursday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAC Main Gallery
Tabitha Soren In-conversation with Photographer Corey Keller | SF

SFAC Galleries is pleased to bring together two exceptional women—photographer Tabitha Soren and SFMOMA curator of photography Corey Keller—in an expansive conversation exploring practice, process, and the challenges of working with images in the world today.
This event is planned in conjunction with Fantasy Life, Soren’s …

Friday, March 2

Ocean Beach Bonfire Night | SF
Friday, March 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Ocean Beach Bonfire Night | SF

Get out to Ocean Beach and enjoy a beautiful evening of a bonfire, games, and interesting conversations.
Ocean Beach Bonfire Night
Friday, March 2, 2018 | 5 pm- 11 pm
Ocean Beach, San Francisco
FREE but bring firewood & drinks
What to Bring:

Warm clothes
Beach blanket or chair
Snacks and beverages to …

The Office Trivia & Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Friday, March 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Milk Bar
The Office Trivia & Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Do you love The Office? Now’s your chance to prove it. Come to the trivia night and claim the title of #1 Fan. Along with dozens of challenging questions, laugh it up with hilarious stand up comedy in between each round.
You get the chance to …

Soprano Master Class: Patricia Racette | SF
Friday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Soprano Master Class: Patricia Racette | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Patricia Racette soprano, known as one of the great singing actresses of our time, soprano Patricia Racette continues to share her artistry with audiences around the world. Notes the Huffington Post, “In this moment, Patricia Racette commands the stage with an authority …

“Barfly” A Group Art Show | Alameda
Friday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Studio 23

Submitted by the Event Organizer
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. -Charles Bukowski
Studio 23 features bay area artist’s in Barfly A Group Art Show in Alameda. The show will be held …

MACLA Presents “Charged Particles” An Afro Latin Jazz Music | San Jose
Friday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
MACLA Presents

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Charged Particles features the Bay Area’s favorite Afro-Latin jazz keyboardist Murray Low, along with the inventive acoustic and electric bassist Aaron German, and fiery drummer Jon Krosnick (who performed recently with Chick Corea).
Their blend of funky Afro-Latin jazz includes original compositions …

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

Saturday, March 3

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, March 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Sports Equipment Swap | Albany
Saturday, March 3 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Sports Equipment Swap | Albany

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Instead of purchasing new shin guards or a baseball glove this year, participate in the Albany Sports Equipment Swap . Bring your gently used sports paraphernalia that you no longer use and exchange them for items that fit your needs for …

59th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland
Saturday, March 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
59th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland