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Sunday, February 26

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, February 26 – 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 ...

Monday, February 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 27 – 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 ...

Wednesday, March 1

East Bay Science Cafe: Searching For Dark Matter | Albany
Wednesday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe: Searching For Dark Matter | Albany
What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects ...

Friday, March 3

Final Day: 2017 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum
Friday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Final Day: 2017 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 35th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair; the projects will be on view for the public from 10 am to 5 pm from February 20 through March 3, 2017. All public and private middle schools (grades 6 to 8) ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 3 – 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 ...

Saturday, March 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 4 – 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 ...

2017 San Francisco History Days: Saturday | Old Mint
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Old Mint
2017 San Francisco History Days: Saturday | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 75 exhibitors. 2017 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 4 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Sunday, March 5

2016 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Sunday, March 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Old Mint
2016 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 75 exhibitors. 2017 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 4 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Music From “Final Fantasy VII” & Interactive Games | Oakland
Sunday, March 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Music From
Their program for this session couldn’t be more diverse. Uematsu’s “One-Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII was inspired by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, the rock stylings of Jimi Hendrix and cinematic drama of Hitchcock’s Psycho theme. Awesöme Orchestra is proud to premiere Symphony No. 1 ...

Wednesday, March 8

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 ...

Local History in Your Ear: A Talk on Podcast | City History Lectures
Wednesday, March 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Local History in Your Ear: A Talk on Podcast | City History Lectures
Podcasts are shaping the presentation of history through audio delivery. Hosts of several local series tell us why they chose this new technology to delve into the past and how they gauge success. Hear clips of each program in a special podcast challenge! With David ...

Tuesday, March 14

30th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Tuesday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
30th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Join The Exploratorium on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for the 30th annual Pi Day, an international holiday celebrating the never-ending number π (3.14159…), and the spirit of wonder and quirk that science inspires, founded in 1988 by Exploratorium physicist and “Prince of Pi” Larry Shaw. The Exploratorium will ...
Ask a Scientist’s 2017 “Pi Day” Puzzle Party | SoMa
Tuesday, March 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Ask a Scientist's 2017
Trying to decide how you’re going to celebrate Pi Day (3.14)? Avoid the congested airports and typical math holiday madness, and join Ask a Scientist’s Pi Day Puzzle Party — a boisterous math and logic puzzle competition, hosted by Wes Carroll. Pi Day Puzzle Party Tuesday, March 14, ...
Ask a Scientist: Pi Day Puzzle Party & Competition | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Tuesday, March 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Ask a Scientist: Pi Day Puzzle Party & Competition |  SoMa StrEat Food Park
Trying to decide how you’re going to celebrate Pi Day (3.14) this year? Avoid the congested airports and typical math holiday madness, and join them instead for Ask a Scientist’s Pi Day Puzzle Party — a boisterous math and logic puzzle competition, hosted by Juliana Gallin ...

Wednesday, March 15

Navigating the Evolution of Object Oriented Languages | SF
Wednesday, March 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yelp HQ
Navigating the Evolution of Object Oriented Languages | SF
Join them and network with the Tech in Motion crowd of entrepreneurs, CTOs, CEOs, IT professionals and tech aficionados. Tech in Motion presents an evening exploring the future of Navigating the Evolution of Object Oriented Languages through Python. Turning disruptive innovation into practical applications. Free but an ...
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, March 15 – 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 ...

Thursday, March 16

Grad Slam: The Closest Thing Science Has to Football | SF
Thursday, March 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Genentech Hall
Grad Slam: The Closest Thing Science Has to Football | SF
Grad Slam challenges UC San Francisco PhD students to present their dissertation research in just 3 minutes or less in an entertaining way, using language that non-scientists will understand.

Friday, March 17

Cycle For Nature: A Nature Lover’s Ride Through the Bay | SF
Friday, March 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Streets Of San Francisco Bike Tours
Cycle For Nature: A Nature Lover's Ride Through the Bay | SF
Do you enjoy learning about the wonderful native flora and fauna of San Francisco while bicycling through the City? Grab your helmet and bike and join Mr. Science Chris Giorni on an epic bike ride through San Francisco. They will bike through the Panhandle, into historic Golden ...

Saturday, March 18

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, March 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, March 18 – 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, March 21

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, March 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio - Observation Post
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, March 22

Shaping San Francisco: The 1980s Movements Talk | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: The 1980s Movements Talk | Mission Dist.
The fight against the Reagan administration’s war build-up, emergency response against Central American wars, birth of the Peace Navy, stopping the USS Missouri, creating sanctuary cities, AIDS and Anti-Nuclear activism. They bring it up to climate justice & no nukes today. With activists and archivists ...

Friday, March 31

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, March 31 – 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 ...

Wednesday, April 5

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

Friday, April 7

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, April 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 ...

Saturday, April 15

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

Tuesday, April 18

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio - Observation Post
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, April 19

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 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 ...

Saturday, April 22

Lyrids Meteor Shower | 2017
Saturday, April 22 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Lyrids Meteor Shower | 2017
The Lyrid meteor shower lasts from about April 16-25 and it peaks before dawn on April 22, 2017 (night of April 21) when about 10-20 meteors are expected per hour. But, there’s a catch… In 2017, the peak of this shower – which tends to come in a ...

Friday, April 28

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, April 28 – 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 ...