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Thursday, January 19

UCSF Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UCSF / Mission Bay
UCSF Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event | SF
This event is one of Biotechnology-Calendar Inc.’s on-campus, life science research tradeshows. They plan and promote each event to bring the best products and services to the best research campuses across the United States. The vendor shows offer an excellent opportunity for academic researchers to network ...

Saturday, January 21

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

Sunday, January 22

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, January 22 – 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. ...

Tuesday, January 24

Linking Population, Health & Environment for a Healthy World | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Department of the Environment
Linking Population, Health & Environment for a Healthy World | SF
Women are disproportionately affected by poor environment, health conditions and infrastructure. Empowering women and girls is central to improving not only their lives but also for effective and long-lasting community development and conservation. Learn how supporting women’s rights and linking multiple sectors such as conservation and ...
Food Tech Mixer & Free Pizza | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*10 for early bird tix
| 715 Harrison St.
Food Tech Mixer & Free Pizza | SF
Join in for a San Francisco Food & Tech mixer and expert panel on Tuesday, January 24th from 6-8 pm at 715 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Are you looking to network with professionals who are particularly interested in technology, innovation, and the food industry? Come ...

Wednesday, January 25

Shaping San Francisco: Art & Politics Talk | City History Lectures
Wednesday, January 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: Art & Politics Talk | City History Lectures
Visual and conceptual artist Packard Jennings talks about his work, through which he has re-imagined and re-visualized the world around us, shaking up the concepts and assumptions of how things are through humor and the re-appropriation of pop culture imagery. Packard talks about his work which ...

Thursday, January 26

Social & Economic Impacts of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mechanics' Institute
Social & Economic Impacts of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence | SF
What are the social and economic impacts of technology, robotics and AI on work and employment? Will human beings be completely replaced in the work force? What new jobs will be created and which industries most effected? What will humans do with time on their hands ...
Dissecting The End of Life Option Act | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| UC Berkeley Extension SF Campus
Dissecting The End of Life Option Act | SF
Understand the basics of the End of Life Option Act. At this event, our speakers dispel some common myths about the act’s implementation, address the status of institutional policy development around California and discuss research data from the Oregon/Washington experience. These policy leaders also address some ...

Friday, January 27

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, January 27 – 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 ...

Saturday, January 28

2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
Saturday, January 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
In honor of Living History Day 2016, experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War with live re-enactors, infantry and artillery demonstrations, music, Victorian dance, and exhibits displaying medicine in the 1800’s, and the lives of men, women, and children of days past. Talks and demonstrations will be ...

Monday, January 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, January 30 – 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, February 1

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, February 1 – 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 ...

Thursday, February 2

Dancing Grebes & Ventriloquist Owls | SF
Thursday, February 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
Dancing Grebes & Ventriloquist Owls | SF
Plumas Audubon, in partnership with other Northern California chapters and Audubon California, has been working to conserve grebes and owls. Clark’s and Western Grebes are colonial water birds that nest on floating mounds of vegetation and have elaborate courtship rituals including a “rushing” display where ...

Friday, February 3

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

Wednesday, February 8

Shaping San Francisco: The Culture of Extinction | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: The Culture of Extinction | Mission Dist.
Doing science and making culture are increasingly intertwined as more and more amateur naturalists crowdsource the multi-layered experience of life on this planet. Authors of two new books Mary Ellen Hannibal (Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction) and Ursula ...

Monday, February 13

Presidio Stargazing Party: Unveiling Astronomical Beauties | SF
Monday, February 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Main Parade Ground
Presidio Stargazing Party: Unveiling Astronomical Beauties | SF
Presidio Stargazing Parties are perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the universe through a telescope. The SFAA brings telescopes and amateur astronomers to guide you, unveiling some of the night sky’s most interesting astronomical beauties. See the moon, planets, nebulae ...

Saturday, February 18

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, February 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, February 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, February 21

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, February 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, February 22

Progressive Transgressions: Mid-1800s San Francisco | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Progressive Transgressions: Mid-1800s San Francisco | Mission Dist.
Crossing centuries and social mores, editors Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, (Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute) and author Clare Sears (Arresting Dress) take us into San Francisco’s mid-1800s underworld to look at how normative ideas of sexuality were policed and created by widespread mid-1800s ...

Friday, February 24

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, February 24 – 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 ...

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 | Albany
Wednesday, March 1 – 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, March 3

$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 ...

Wednesday, March 8

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...