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Friday, May 26

Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour | SF
Friday, May 26 – 8:20 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Pier 33
Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour | SF
Beginning in 2003, the Garden Conservancy formed a partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the NPS to rehabilitate the Historic Gardens of Alcatraz. Join Shelagh Fritz (Project Manager of the Gardens), to learn about the preservation process of a cultural landscapes: through ...
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Monday, May 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, May 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Who’s Your Daddy? The Unique (and Tasty) History of Crawfish Lobsters are Red, Crabs can be Blue, Learn to Catch and Cook Crawfish, They’re Good Eatin’ Too. Discover the unique natural history of “the lobster’s ugly cousin” and its revered place in the culture of New Orleans. ...

Wednesday, May 31

Conversations About Landscape: Resilient by Design Launch | SF
Wednesday, May 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Pier 15
Conversations About Landscape: Resilient by Design Launch | SF
Conversations About Landscape brings together practitioners from the fields of geography, ecology, environmental sciences, policy, design, and the arts to grapple with issues that shape contemporary landscapes. Speakers present their work and engage in a conversation that includes members of the audience. Free but an RSVP ...
Shaping SF Lecture: The Music, Art, & Politics of 1967 | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The Music, Art, & Politics of 1967 | Mission Dist.
Music, Art, & Politics of 1967: Was it all peace and love or did the anti-war movement really define the era? A conversational antidote to the narrow interpretation of a memorable summer in the City. With Calvin Welch, Judy Goldhaft, Mat Callahan, and Pam Brennan.

Friday, June 2

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Hyperloop: TED-Style Talk & Levitation Demo | Stanford
Friday, June 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Graduate Community Center
Hyperloop: TED-Style Talk & Levitation Demo | Stanford
Elon Musk, in 2012, designed a train system called “Hyperloop” for superfast travel between large hubs and made his design open to the public. Their speakers, rLoop, is an international company which already started to build the Hyperloop and presented it to Elon Musk. Fine print disclaimer: Elon Musk ...

Saturday, June 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, June 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

2016 Bay Area Book Festival: Literary Block Party & Magic Book Castle | Berkeley
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2016 Bay Area Book Festival: Literary Block Party & Magic Book Castle | Berkeley

The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 200 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will ...

Sunday, June 4

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under a living roof. The Academy hosts four free ...

Wednesday, June 7

Shaping SF Lecture: Kent Minault’s “Diggerly-Do’s” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, June 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Kent Minault’s “Diggerly-Do’s” | Mission Dist.
Kent Minault tells of the explosive first six months of the SF Diggers. Featuring stories of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Tim Leary, Huey Newton, Lenore Kandel, Gary Snyder, the first Digger free food and free Store, the Invisible Circus, photos by Chuck Gould, and ...

Saturday, June 10

Final Day: Sony’s Future Playground “Innovation Lounge” | SF
Saturday, June 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Digital Garage 717
Final Day: Sony's Future Playground

Trying to compete with Amazon, Apple and Google to invade your home with cool tech, Sony is opening a playground for future toys in downtown SF from May 11 to June 10 showcasing Life Space UX and the latest innovations from the Future Lab Program. ...

Wednesday, June 14

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Thursday, June 15

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, June 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Saturday, June 17

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, June 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Come join at the Park Branch Library, every 3rd Saturday of the month, for an afternoon of anime, manga, discussion, art, and lots of fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This club is for teens ages 12-18 years old.

Tuesday, June 20

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, June 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Observation Post at the Presidio
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Presidio, Observation Post / Building 211 on the third Tuesday ...

Wednesday, June 21

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, June 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Friday, June 23

Exploratorium Free Community Night | SF
Friday, June 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Night | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Monday, June 26

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, June 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Saturday, July 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Friday, July 7

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, July 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Wednesday, July 12

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Saturday, July 15

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, July 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Come join at the Park Branch Library, every 3rd Saturday of the month, for an afternoon of anime, manga, discussion, art, and lots of fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This club is for teens ages 12-18 years old.

Wednesday, July 19

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Sunday, July 30

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Monday, July 31

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, July 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Saturday, August 12

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Wednesday, August 16

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Monday, August 21

Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF
Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF
The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. On August 21, 2017, the moon will completely block out the sun for observers in 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina, in the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States ...

Saturday, September 23

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...