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Thursday, March 23

Win Tix: Robot NightLife at California Academy of Sciences | GG Park
Thursday, March 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | California Academy of Sciences
Get your dose of mechanical mayhem as NightLife hosts an annual salute to all things robotic. > Get Tickets – $12 Members / $15 Non-members 21+ Prepare to be amazed as you look to the future in African Hall, where the following robotics companies will show off ...

Saturday, March 25

Made By Girls STEM Exploration Event | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Microsoft Reactor
Made By Girls STEM Exploration Event | SF
They know that role models make a difference so they’re proud to feature women who’ve worked for Microsoft, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Emerge, and Unity Technologies who have wonderful stories about how they bring their personality and passion to their work. here will be interactive activities where ...

“Thunder Drone” Live Glow-in-the-Dark Drone Racing Spectacular | Palace of Fine Arts
Saturday, March 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP on Eventbrite (or get a VIP ticket for $50 which includes your very own drone)
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts
Watch some of the world’s best drone pilots compete in 80 mph head-to-head action and experience the thrills of drone sport up close while enjoying a tasty brew in SF’s newest hi-tech entertainment destination – dSports World “Thunder Drone” at Innovation Hangar at the Palace of ...

Sunday, March 26

“The Marine Mammal Center” Discussion & Potluck | SF
Sunday, March 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring a dish or snack if you are able.
| First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA, is a nonprofit marine mammal hospital and science center. The center is guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike. Their mission is to advance global ocean conservation by: Rescuing ...

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 ...

Saturday, April 1

39th Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Transamerica Pyramid
39th Annual St. Stupid's Day Parade | SF
The Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade is a celebration of stupidity, so wear something silly, bring your solo socks, spare pennies and losing lottery tickets and gather with all the other stupids to do the silliest walk of all. Where’s the parade go? Depends if it’s M-F or ...
Exploring the World Through Chemistry | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 15
Exploring the World Through Chemistry | SF
Kids and families are invited to learn about the fascinating world of chemistry through hands-on, age-appropriate activities at the Exploratorium . Members of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) local sections and college groups will lead the activities. The ACS Presidential Outreach Event, “Exploring Our World through ...

Tuesday, April 4

WWE Smackdown Watch Party | SF
Tuesday, April 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with purchase of drinks.
| Ferment Drink Repeat - FDR
WWE Smackdown Watch Party | SF
The San Francisco Wrestling Watching Club is taking over Ferment Drink Repeat to watch WWE Smackdown. They have sound and multiple massive screens for your viewing pleasure. Bring your Championship Belts, costumes, and awesome wrestling swag to win cool prizes. Free with purchase of drinks.

Wednesday, April 5

Season Opening: $1 Book Sale | SF Main Library
Wednesday, April 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Library
Season Opening: $1 Book Sale | SF Main Library

Starting this April, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library. ...

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 ...

Wednesday, April 12

Robot Block Party 2017 | San Jose
Wednesday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Jabil Blue Sky Center
Robot Block Party 2017 | San Jose
Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics, see the most advanced robotics research in Silicon Valley, the hottest robot startups, the coolest robot companies and all the just plain fun robots you can imagine. At this event, which is part of 2017 National Robotics Week, you’ll see rolling, ...
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, 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 ...

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, April 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.

Tuesday, April 18

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, April 18 – 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, 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

Cal Day 2017 | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2017 | UC Berkeley
On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs. Cal Day 2017 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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.