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Sunday, April 23

“How to Install Rooftop PV Systems” Free Workshop | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| California Clean Energy Fund Office
Join others who are interested in helping save the environment one rooftop at a time. This workshop is offered by SunWork and cohosted by RE-volv. SunWork is a Bay Area nonprofit that installs rooftop PV systems on small-energy-footprint homes (those that use less than $100/mo, ...
“Tell Your Story In Three Minutes” Workshop | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | FESTHQ
Meet short filmmakers from this year’s festival and find out how you can create depth and emotion in a small package.

Monday, April 24

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Insights From Insects Be Better By Anthropomorphizing Arthropods Follow the blinking bug butt-lights into a better understanding of being human. Insects display some of the very best traits humans hope for in our own species, and offer value lessons on self-improvement. See from the perspective of rain ...
MASH: Game Night & Tournament | Oakland
MASH: Game Night & Tournament | Oakland
Everyone is welcome to the first Mash: Game night x Tournament hosted by The Overlook Lounge. All levels of gamers are welcome from casual to professional. This event combines casual and competitive gaming for a complete social gaming experience. Grab a beer (or two) and ...
Space Exploration at the Bar | PianoFight
Monday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 online, otherwise it's $10 at the door.
| PianoFight
Space Exploration at the Bar | PianoFight
Join Taste of Science at PianoFight for a night focused on space. Marcia Fiamengo a NASA Ambassador and Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut will speak about the importance of space exploration. Miguel Ramahlo-Santos, an associate professor at UCSF, will explain what he has learned from stem ...

Tuesday, April 25

The Effects Of Climate Change & Drought on California Soil | The Presidio
Tuesday, April 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
| Presidio Natural Resources Building
The Effects Of Climate Change & Drought on California Soil | The Presidio
California’s drought discussions have been dominated by media attention and public discourse about the supply of water while the impact on soil resources has been largely ignored. Hear Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor specializing in soils) discuss climate change and drought through a soils lens, ...
“Astronomy on Tap” The Search For Sister Earth | DNA Lounge
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge
Spring has sprung, and Astronomy on Tap has returned for another night full of all things space. Astronomy on Tap Bay Area has taken up permanent residence in San Francisco, so they’re changing their name to AoTSF. Franck Marchis of the SETI institute will discuss whether the ...

Thursday, April 27

“Crissy Field Center Models Sustainability” Walking Tour | SF
Thursday, April 27 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
| Crissy Field
Conservancy Project Manager Tom Odgers will lead a tour of the sustainability features of the Crissy Field Center, including a brand new set of wind turbines, rainwater catchment, solar hot water, and more. Learn how this LEED Platinum environmental education center is modeling sustainability to ...
Mycology Mixer & DIY Biology Case Study | SF
Thursday, April 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Swissnex
Mycology Mixer & DIY Biology Case Study | SF
The first swissnex SF Science Studio meetup uses mushrooms as a starting point for science communication in biology: exploring how scientists can tap into the sensory experience of mycology and do-it-yourself projects to expand the public’s understanding of science. Science and technology studies experts Gabriela Sanchez ...

Friday, April 28

Botany Series: Introduction to Plant Identification | The Presidio
Friday, April 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
| Presidio Natural Resources Building
Botany Series: Introduction to Plant Identification | The Presidio
Brett Stevenson (Ecological Restoration Coordinator), Esperanza Pimentel (Biological Science Technician) and Stacy Jacobsen (Seed Collection Ecologist for Presidio Nursery) will lead this workshop focusing on basic taxonomy, botanical identification resources, and plant identification with an emphasis on troubleshooting morphological keys. The class will discuss and ...
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 ...

Saturday, April 29

2017 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Laney College
2017 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Want to learn graphic arts, welding or machining? How about cosmetology or electronics? Whether you’re interested in learning a new skill or a new career, Laney’s Career and Technical Education Open House is a fun day where you can explore a wide range of career and technical programs. Free, an RSVP is ...
Wonders of Science: Demos On Interaction Of Molecules & Fluid Mechanisms | SF
Saturday, April 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 in advance, $10 at the door.
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts
Wonders of Science: Demos On Interaction Of Molecules & Fluid Mechanisms | SF
They are concluding their week long taste of science festival with grand finale event. They will have an evening full of demonstrations on interaction of biomolecules, dark matter and dark energy, and living fluid mechanisms. There will also be a lesson on vaccines.

Sunday, April 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 ...

Wednesday, May 3

Shaping SF Lecture: Labor Movement & Class War in San Francisco
Wednesday, May 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Labor Movement & Class War in San Francisco
Fred Glass, author of From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement, takes a long look at the labor history of California and Chris Carlsson, of foundsf.org focuses on the ebb and flow of class war in San Francisco. You can expect ...

Friday, May 5

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, May 5 – 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, May 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 6 – 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 ...

Free Comic Book Day 2017
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day is an annual tradition, held the first Saturday in May each year, where participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, ...

Obscura Day 2017: Discover Hidden Local Gems | SF Bay Area
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Each event cost differs but prices range from FREE to $45. An RSVP may be required.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Obscura Day 2017: Discover Hidden Local Gems | SF Bay Area
Obscura Day is an annual celebration of discovery, and a time to visit a hidden treasure in your hometown, or to roam further afield. On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Atlas Obscura will be leading more than 200 unusual, curious, and wondrous expeditions in more than ...

Wednesday, May 10

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 ...

Health of the Bayshore: Shaping San Francisco Lecture | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Health of the Bayshore: Shaping San Francisco Lecture | Mission Dist.
Tim Stroshane of Restore the Delta and Brenda Goeden of BCDC discuss the politics and prospects of facing our rapidly changing future around and health of the bayshore. Wetlands restoration, Sea Level Rise, Delta Tunnels, Clean Water Act, future of EPA, and more.

Saturday, May 13

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, May 13 – 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 ...

Tuesday, May 16

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, May 16 – 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, May 17

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, May 17 – 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, May 20

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, May 20 – 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, May 20 – 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.

Friday, May 26

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

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, May 31

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 ...