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Monday, August 21

Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF
Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF
The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. On August 21, 2017, the moon will completely block out the sun for observers in 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina, in the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States ...

Friday, August 25

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, August 25 – 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 ...

Friday, September 1

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Friday, September 1 – 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: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Learn all about the science behind bubbles. See how a scientist uses the properties of bubbles to create breakthrough technologies. See how bubbles can change form as professional bubble artists Tom Noddy and Sterling Johnson expose the wonders of these remarkable spheres. Get hands on ...

Saturday, September 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 2 – 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 ...

Monday, September 4

2017 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Monday, September 4 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
2017
Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad. Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary trek of ...

Wednesday, September 6

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, September 6 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 13

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, September 16

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, September 16 – 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, September 16 – 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, September 19

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, September 19 – 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, September 20

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, September 20 – 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, September 23

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 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. ...

Monday, September 25

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, September 25 – 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, September 27

Shaping SF Lecture: Other Food Systems are Possible | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, September 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Other Food Systems are Possible | Mission Dist.
The Diggers served free food in an effort to address a massive influx of young people to the Haight during the Summer of Love and the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program for youth began soon after. Drawing from this same desire to reimagine food systems, food ...

Thursday, September 28

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, September 28 – 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 ...

Wednesday, October 4

Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Architecture During the Depression | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Architecture During the Depression | Mission Dist.
The Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park recently underwent extensive renovation, bringing to public view murals and sculptures from the WPA that have long been hidden and overlooked. Other beautiful artworks grace public buildings throughout the East Bay and San Francisco, including Coit Tower, and on ...

Saturday, October 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 7 – 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 ...

Wednesday, October 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 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 ...

Shaping SF Lecture: “Speeding Through the Unseen” from Coding to Commons | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture:
Ellen Ullman writes in her new book Life in Code “The penetration of technology into the interstices of human existence is nearly complete,” and then demystifies how humans turn their intentions and ideas into the computer codes that are the language of computers. Katja Schwaller puts ...

Wednesday, October 18

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, October 18 – 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, October 21

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, October 21 – 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 ...

Sunday, October 22

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, October 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. ...

Wednesday, October 25

Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | 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. ...

Shaping SF Lecture: 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution | Mission Dist.
Few events in the past century equal the importance of the Russian Revolution. And yet people only know it through the fog of propaganda and fear, and the actual events of 1917 are long forgotten in the mists of time. Find out what actually happened in ...

Sunday, October 29

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 ...

Monday, October 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, October 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 ...

Saturday, November 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 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 ...

Wednesday, November 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 ...

Shaping SF Lecture: Seth Eisen “Out of Site” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Seth Eisen
Seth Eisen/Eye Zen Presents and collaborators bring to life research and performance excerpts from their newest project, (a collaboration with Shaping SF)—a series of queer history performance-driven walking tours through the streets of San Francisco. This performative talk explores the ways that queer people have historically ...

Saturday, November 11

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, November 11 – 7:30 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 ...