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Friday, July 25

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

Saturday, July 26

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 8:20 pm, and the gates close at 10 pm.

Monday, July 28

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, July 28 – 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, July 30

Pizza, Projects & Spiked Juice: Back to School Night at General Assembly | SF
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but the only pre-requisite for this party is an RSVP to attend.
| General Assembly
Pizza, Projects & Spiked Juice: Back to School Night at General Assembly | SF

Funcheap is teaming up with General Assembly, San Francisco’s tech, business and design education hub, to present a jam-packed evening with all your school time favorites.
Free, but the only pre-requisite for this party is an RSVP to attend.
At this Back to School night, you’ll enjoy:

Home Room …

Thursday, July 31

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

“Changemaker Under 30″ Tech Talk: Adam Goldstein | General Assembly
Thursday, July 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
| General Assembly

General Assembly, San Francisco’s tech, business and design education hub, is showcasing young leaders who are part of the engine that keeps our amazing city going, is providing you the perfect opportunity to learn from their entrepreneurial spirit.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
July’s Changemaker Under …

Saturday, August 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, August 2 – 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, August 6

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, August 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 ...

Saturday, August 9

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 9 – 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.

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, August 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

Please note, as of June 18, 2014, the location was still to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.

Monday, August 11

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Saturday, August 16

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, August 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

Tuesday, August 19

Science, Neat: Interactive Science Happy Hour | El Rio
Tuesday, August 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $4 | El Rio
Science, Neat: Interactive Science Happy Hour | El Rio

Dust off your pocket protector and grab a whiskey because science is taking over the El Rio bar. Science, Neat is a monthly summer happy hour that pairs lightening talks with live demonstrations on the back patio of the El Rio bar in San Francisco, ...

Wednesday, August 20

Free Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF
Wednesday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF

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 Randall Museum on the third Wednesday of every month, ...

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

Thursday, August 21

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

Friday, August 22

Exploratorium’s Helix Happy Hour: Art, Geology & Tech | Peninsula
Friday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission to Helix is pay what you wish
| Helix by Exploratorium
Exploratorium's Helix Happy Hour: Art, Geology & Tech | Peninsula

Meet artist Cris Benton, geologist Naomi Marks, and science communicator Nicole Kurtz in this evening reception intended for adults hosted by Helix and Nature Gallery.
At Helix, Naomi and Nicole discuss their work on Expedition 345 at Hess Deep Rift sampling the rapidly-formed rocks of the …

Saturday, August 23

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, August 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 7:49 pm, and the gates close at 10 pm.

Monday, August 25

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

Friday, August 29

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, August 29 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 3

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, September 3 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 6

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

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

Please note, as of June 18, 2014, the location was still to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.

Sunday, September 14

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, September 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

Get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences during one of their quarterly free days.
The September 14, 2014 date is tentative so please check calacademy.org/visit/ prior to visiting to confirm.

Wednesday, September 17

Free Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF
Wednesday, September 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF

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 Randall Museum on the third Wednesday of every month, ...