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Saturday, January 20

Lichen BioBlitz & Garden Exploration | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Botanical Garden
Lichen BioBlitz & Garden Exploration | SF
Lichens are intriguing composite organisms formed through symbiosis between fungi and cyanobacteria/algae. Like plants, lichens photosynthesize and – also like plants – they flourish here in the Garden. While lichens can be found throughout the year, they are particularly striking during winter months. As days ...
“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, January 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 ...

Comic Con: Celebrating The History, Artists & Writers | Berkeley
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5 | North Berkeley Senior Center
Comic Con: Celebrating The History, Artists & Writers | Berkeley
Submitted by the Event Organizer Our quarterly old school comic con returns! Everything from fifty cent comics to $5000 comics, the show is exclusively back issue comic books for sale. Celebrating the history, artists, and writers of this American art form.
VR Oculus Demonstration | South SF
Saturday, January 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
VR Oculus Demonstration | South SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer VR Oculus Demonstration Grand Avenue Branch Library 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080 Interested in virtual reality (VR)? See what all the buzz is about with a live demonstration of the Oculus Rift. Librarians will showcase gameplay and video streaming, while instructing best ...

Wednesday, January 24

2018 International Data Privacy Day | SF
Wednesday, January 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| GitHub
2018 International Data Privacy Day | SF
Join them for the 2018 International Data Privacy Day edition of Privacy Lab for privacy in the education sector. Student privacy often faces a conundrum. How do organizations balance student privacy with legal requirements and benefits that can be gained from collecting data for instructional purposes? How can ...
Bikes to Books 2018 Beer Social | Benders
Wednesday, January 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring money for food and drinks
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Bikes to Books 2018 Beer Social | Benders
Join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour Bikes to Books, for their first 2018 beer social where they’ll be talking up their collaborative mapping project and tour and generally geeking out with fellow amateur historians, mappers, bicycle enthusiasts, and literati, ...
Shaping SF Lecture: Dogpatch Then and Now | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, January 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Dogpatch Then and Now | Mission Dist.
Few San Francisco neighborhoods have gone through as dramatic a change as Dogpatch. East of Potrero Hill, once an industrial neighborhood making warships, steel, sugar, rope, and more, where flimsy wooden structures teetered on long-gone hills, the area has had an arts renaissance that is ...

Friday, January 26

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

Saturday, January 27

2018 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
Saturday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2018 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
In honor of Living History Day 2018, experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War with live re-enactors, infantry and artillery demonstrations, music, Victorian dance, and exhibits displaying medicine in the 1800’s, and the lives of men, women, and children of days past. Talks and demonstrations will be ...
Dance Dance Revolution: Freestyle Takeover Tournament | San Jose
Saturday, January 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Round 1 Eastridge
Dance Dance Revolution: Freestyle Takeover Tournament | San Jose
In 1998, Konami released Dance Dance Revolution into arcades. Its immersive and interactive gameplay sparked a phenomenon that was unlike any that had come before it. Players weren’t merely pushing buttons; they were moving, grooving, and giving people something to get excited about. The magnetic ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, January 27 – 7:00 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 ...

Monday, January 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, January 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, January 31

Aero Adventure Challenge | San Carlos
Wednesday, January 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hiller Aviation Museum
Aero Adventure Challenge | San Carlos
Launch an adventure in flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Explore the magic of flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Discover how aircraft fly with a collection of some 50 historic aircraft. Take on the wind tunnel challenge in the Invention Lab, see robotic flight in ...
“Supermoon” Blue Moon Over San Francisco | January 31
Wednesday, January 31 – 6:04 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Be sure to look up in the sky to spot the supermoon over San Francisco. Anytime there’s two full moons in a month, the second is called a “blue moon.” The best time to see the biggest effect of the supermoon is right at moonrise and ...

Friday, February 2

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, February 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 ...

Saturday, February 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, February 3 – 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, February 7

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, February 7 – 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 ...

Shaping SF Lecture: Building a Deep Map | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Building a Deep Map | Mission Dist.
Celebrating the release of a new map of San Francisco, “Nature in the City” reflects a rich and fairly recent understanding of what comprises a place. An update of an original 2006 map, the rework includes a total of five maps, highlighting species that live ...

Sunday, February 11

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, February 11 – 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 typically hosts four ...

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, February 11 – 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 2nd Sunday 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.

Wednesday, February 14

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, February 17

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, February 17 – 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 ...

Tuesday, February 20

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, February 20 – 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, February 21

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, February 21 – 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, February 24

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, February 24 – 7:00 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 ...

Monday, February 26

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 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, February 28

Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics with Lou Dematteis | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics with Lou Dematteis | Mission Dist.
Lou Dematteis is an extraordinary social documentarian, photographer and filmmaker. He has been taking photographs of the Mission District since the 1970s, capturing the low-rider scene of that era, and being at the first Carnavals and leaving us a stunning visual record. He has also ...

Friday, March 2

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 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 ...

Saturday, March 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 3 – 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, March 7

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, March 7 – 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 ...