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Saturday, March 7

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

Mt. Sutro Enchanting Forest Hike | Cole Valley
Saturday, March 7 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are strongly encouraged.
| Cole & Parnassus
Mt. Sutro Enchanting Forest Hike | Cole Valley

Deep within the city of San Francisco a forest grows. It’s a complex one, overrun with invasive vines and other political drama. It’s incredible to hike through, now that the Sutro Stewards have (recently) provided a working trail network. On this forest hike, you’ll see hidden …

Wednesday, March 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 noon 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, March 14

27th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
27th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day

Join The Exploratorium on Friday, March 14, 2015 for the 27th annual Pi Day, an international holiday celebrating the never-ending number π (3.14159…), and the spirit of wonder and quirk that science inspires, founded in 1988 by Exploratorium physicist and “Prince of Pi” Larry Shaw.

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, March 14 – 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.

Ask a Scientist’s 2015 “Pi Day” Puzzle Party | SoMa
Saturday, March 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Ask a Scientist's 2015

Trying to decide how you’re going to celebrate Pi Day (3.14) for 2015? Avoid the congested airports and typical math holiday madness, and join Ask a Scientist’s Pi Day Puzzle Party — a boisterous math and logic puzzle competition, hosted by Wes Carroll.
Pi Day Puzzle Party
Saturday, …

Tuesday, March 17

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, March 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio - Observation Post
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, March 18

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

Wednesday, March 25

How #BlackLivesMatter Shapes San Francisco | City History Lectures
Wednesday, March 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
How #BlackLivesMatter Shapes San Francisco | City History Lectures

Following the recent exoneration of police murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner (and a long and recent local history of police killings from Oscar Grant to Alex Nieto) local activists have blockaded freeways, the BART system, the Oakland Police Dept., and the campaign continues. …

Friday, March 27

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, March 27 – 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, March 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, March 30 – 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, April 1

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, April 1 – 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 ...

Vietnam War, Dissent, and the U.S. Military | SF
Wednesday, April 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Vietnam War, Dissent, and the U.S. Military | SF

A half-century after the Vietnam War officially began, we’ll look back at military mutinies, the rise of the volunteer army in response to the “Vietnam Syndrome,” and situate the Vietnam War in the long history of U.S. military aggression, even pre-dating the founding of the …

Saturday, April 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 4 – 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 ...

Monday, April 6

Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF
Monday, April 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| RockIT CoLabs
Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF

Every first Monday of the month, RockIT CoLabs offers up their space for free co-working all day from 9 am to 6 pm (day passes are normally $10). Free, but an RSVP is required. Co-working can give you a motivational boost if you are trying to kick ...

Wednesday, April 8

The Wild History of The Tenderloin | City History Lectures
Wednesday, April 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
The Wild History of The Tenderloin | City History Lectures

Money! Crime! Vice! Politics! Moral Panic! Gender bending! The history of the Tenderloin, one of the least heralded and worst understood neighborhoods in town, has it all.
Peter Field, who gives astounding walking tours there, will cover the early days to WWI while Chris Carlsson …

Saturday, April 11

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 11 – 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.

Wednesday, April 15

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 15 – 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 ...

Wednesday, April 22

Telling Stories with Bricks: Shaping SF Lecture | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Telling Stories with Bricks: Shaping SF Lecture | SF

Bricks give literal structure to a history of place. Bricks were a fire proof building material in early years of a city often engulfed by fire. Archeology work at the Presidio reveals plant time capsules embedded in recovered bricks that help us understand pre-settler ecology. …

Friday, April 24

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, April 24 – 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, April 27

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

Saturday, May 2

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

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, May 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, May 20

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, May 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 ...

Friday, May 29

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