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Thursday, January 29

Changemakers Under 30: Tech Marketing & Biz Dev Talk | SF
Thursday, January 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP required.
| General Assembly (225 Bush Street)
Changemakers Under 30: Tech Marketing & Biz Dev Talk | SF

Changemakers Under 30 showcases young leaders that are part of the engine that keeps our city going through their amazing work. Learn from their experiences and entrepreneurial spirit through conversations with Benjamin Muessig, Business Editor for the SF Chronicle.
Free with an RSVP required.
In January, he will be talking with …

“Internet of Things” Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, January 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Space is limited so please RSVP in advance.
| WeWork Labs

The Bay Area is home to some of the best and brightest (pun intended) companies in the IoT and Home Automation space.
If you’re involved with developing an IoT product, are interested in meeting those who are, or just want to meet brilliant folks solving interesting …

Friday, January 30

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, January 30 – 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 31

“Game of Thrones” Board Game Night & Free Pizza | Berkeley

Win or die. Or just come eat pizza. Immerse yourself in the conflicts and intrigues of Westeros in A Game of Thrones – The Board Game (2nd Ed.)
Command a powerful House as you struggle for control of the seven kingdoms. Forge alliances and plot your …

Monday, February 2

Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF
Monday, February 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| RockIT CoLabs
Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF

Every first Monday of the month, RockIT CoLabs offers up their space for free co-working all day from 9 am to 6 pm (day passes are normally $10). Free, but an RSVP is required. Co-working can give you a motivational boost if you are trying to kick ...

Wednesday, February 4

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, February 4 – 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 ...

San Francisco’s Wild Menu: Flora, Fauna, Feast | City History Lectures
Wednesday, February 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
San Francisco’s Wild Menu: Flora, Fauna, Feast | City History Lectures

In 1849 San Francisco was surrounded by wild animals and a flourishing sea and bay, from which most early food was taken.
But what is our “wild menu” now? How do foraging, fishing, hunting, and gathering fit into modern life? What role does conservation and …

Saturday, February 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, February 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC 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 ...

Wednesday, February 11

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 noon 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 ...

History Talk: The Art & Politics of The Mission | SF
Wednesday, February 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
History Talk: The Art & Politics of The Mission | SF

Rene Yañez has been at the epicenter of the Mission’s multiple art movements going back to the 1970s. Our Art & Politics series puts him in the spotlight for a retrospective of his life’s work, a free-ranging discussion of the politics that informed his work, …

Saturday, February 14

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Tuesday, February 17

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, February 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio - Observation Post
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Please note, beginning in February 2015 these lectures will be held at the Presidio in the Observation Post / Building 211 on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, February 18

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, February 18 – 7:30 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, February 22

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, February 22 – 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 23

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
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 25

100th Anniversary of SF’s Pan-Pacific Int’l Expo | SF
Wednesday, February 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
100th Anniversary of SF's Pan-Pacific Int'l Expo | SF

On the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), Gray Brechin and others discuss the relationship of world’s fairs to the idea of progress over time.
How did the presentations at PPIE in their early 20th century context boost now long-held assumptions about progress …

Friday, February 27

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

Monday, March 2

Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF
Monday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| RockIT CoLabs
Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF

Every first Monday of the month, RockIT CoLabs offers up their space for free co-working all day from 9 am to 6 pm (day passes are normally $10). Free, but an RSVP is required. Co-working can give you a motivational boost if you are trying to kick ...

Wednesday, March 4

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, March 4 – 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 ...

The Art & Politics that Shapes San Francisco | SF
Wednesday, March 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
The Art & Politics that Shapes San Francisco | SF

Sirron Norris has been splashing his satirical cartoon characters around the Mission and San Francisco for years. From biting social commentary to whimsical commercial art, his work spans a range that challenges the boundaries of art and politics.

Saturday, March 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC 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 ...

Wednesday, March 11

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 noon 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, March 14

27th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
27th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day

Join The Exploratorium on Friday, March 14, 2015 for the 27th 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.

Tuesday, March 17

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, March 17 – 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 18

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, March 18 – 7:30 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 ...