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Monday, September 26

Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop | SF
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Fromm Hall, USF
Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop | SF
Come learn the basics of biking in San Francisco at their Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop. They are offering their one-hour course covering bicycling for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road, route planning and more. This course is a great introduction for people who ...
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, September 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
September’s Nerd Nite East Bay lineup allows a pretty awesome opportunity for you to grab a drink and learn about some pretty fascinating topics. Audience-favorite Patrick House will review the neuroscience basis…and legal consequences…of lies; Sarah Gold McBride will discuss the science…and historical pseudoscience…of hair; ...

Tuesday, September 27

Sketchy Tuesday: 2016 Architecture & the City Festival | SF
Tuesday, September 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Heath Ceramics
Sketchy Tuesday: 2016 Architecture & the City Festival | SF
Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. Gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts one Tuesday each month at noon to sketch the city and chat with a great community. Grab your own lunch, sketchbook and drawing utensil of choice and meet them at ...
Where Arts Thrive & Every Family Has a Home | SF
Tuesday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required thru Eventbrite.
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Where Arts Thrive & Every Family Has a Home | SF
This November San Franciscans will be making a momentous decision on a vision for the city. This precedent setting ballot measure could address the most urgent issues of housing and homelessness while ensuring stable and increased funding for artists and arts groups serving every neighborhood. Come join ...
How To Raise A Healthier Generation of Boys | Grace Cathedral
Tuesday, September 27 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
How To Raise A Healthier Generation of Boys | Grace Cathedral
Filmmaker, advocate and founder of The Representation Project, Jennifer Siebel Newsom uses film and media as a catalyst for cultural transformation. The Mask You Live In, her second film as director, follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating ...

Wednesday, September 28

UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus Grand Opening, Reception & Talks | Santa Clara
Wednesday, September 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
| UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus Grand Opening, Reception & Talks | Santa Clara
Will sea level rise sink the Silicon Valley? Can games be socially relevant? Will we decode cancer? Those questions and more will be explored during the grand opening of the new UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus. The celebration, showcasing the multidisciplinary teaching and research hub, ...
Beyond Impact Panel Discussion “The Future of California’s Death Penalty” | Presidio
Wednesday, September 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Tides Center
Beyond Impact Panel Discussion
Join The Advocacy Fund and Tides for a panel discussion examining two competing California death penalty propositions that will be on the ballot this November. Drinks and hearty appetizers will be provided. Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets to dial-in for this meeting are also available. California has more death ...
Art As Archiving: From Dump To Artifacts | SF
Wednesday, September 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Art As Archiving: From Dump To Artifacts  | SF
Jenny Odell brings an update on her ongoing project, the Bureau of Suspended Objects, which seeks an archaeological approach to the present by researching and archiving everyday discarded (or about-to-be-discarded) objects. First displayed at the dump, the objects are seen as true artifacts: crystallizations of a ...

Thursday, September 29

History of the Aquatic Park Bathhouse | SF
Thursday, September 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Maritime Museum
History of the Aquatic Park Bathhouse | SF
Join them for a panel discussion exploring the history and art of the Aquatic Park Bathhouse (Maritime Museum). Panelists include Todd Bloch, Richard Everett and David Pelfrey of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park along with David Wessel of Architectural Resources Group. Moderated by John King, ...
Sharktoberfest NightLife | California Academy Of Sciences
Thursday, September 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 | California Academy of Sciences
Sharktoberfest NightLife | California Academy Of Sciences
It’s that time of year again—when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist. In the East Garden, sip your way through a pop-up beer garden with libations on tap from dozens of local breweries, including Ale Industries, Almanac ...
Install it Yourself Native Garden | Mountain View
Thursday, September 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Install it Yourself Native Garden | Mountain View
Learn basic native garden installation concepts, including how to avoid common mistakes, set goals and budget, and manage an installation from start to finish. The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency provides free workshops on a variety of water-saving topics. Free but an RSVP is ...
Energy Upgrade: Free Homeowner Workshop | Daly City
Thursday, September 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| City Hall (Daly City)
Energy Upgrade: Free Homeowner Workshop | Daly City
Every home has room for improvement when it comes to saving energy and money. Now – for a limited time – homeowners can get up to $6,500 in rebates and incentives for making your home more energy-efficient through Energy Upgrade California™. If you’re interested in ...
Rephotography & the Presidio Time Machine | The Presidio
Thursday, September 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Rephotography & the Presidio Time Machine | The Presidio
Take a trip on the Presidio Time Machine with Presidio Trust ecologist Lew Stringer and map specialist Hans Barnaal, who present how they are using digital rephotography (combining historical and contemporary images) to show the evolution of natural landscapes in the park. The Presidio Time ...
The Creative Process & Vital Relationship Between Theater & Community | SF
Thursday, September 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Imprint City
The Creative Process & Vital Relationship Between Theater & Community | SF
Harris created Crack. Rumble. Fly: The Bayview Strories Project, a new play inspired by Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Join them at Imprint City as artists involved in developing and performing the play discuss the creation process and the vital relationship between theater and the community.
Intersecting Film, Music & Queerness | SF Main Library
Thursday, September 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Intersecting Film, Music & Queerness | SF Main Library
Intersecting Film, Music and Queerness uses musicology and queer theory to uncover meaning and message in canonical American cinema. Taking a broad approach to queerness that questions heteronormative and homonormative patriarchal structures, binary relationships, gender assumptions and anxieties, this book challenges existing interpretations of what ...
“When Money Talks” Book Discussion | SF
Thursday, September 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
Derek Cressman argues political advertising isn’t free speech: it’s paid speech and so shouldn’t be subject to the same protections. The author will read from and discuss his new book When Money Talks: The High Price of “Free” Speech and the Selling of Democracy.

Friday, September 30

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Please note, the September Dance has been moved to the 5th Friday, September 30, so as not to conflict with the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.

Saturday, October 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 1 – 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 ...

21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 21st annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2016 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk) Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets ...
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Fort Mason Center
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Ready for a creative day like no other? Join them (and thousands of others) at the Re:Make Festival 2016 to tap into your own creativity. Grab a bite to eat at the food trucks, snap a pic in one of our many photo booths, eat ...
Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party, so break out those dancing shoes and your garden party attire and get revved up for funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. ...

Sunday, October 2

Free Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays
Sunday, October 2 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| Shala Santosha Yoga
Free Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays

Primary Series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga , flowing through breath and sequence of postures that uplifts and energizes the mind, body and spirit. Come and unroll your mat to an invigorating practice that jumpstarts your Sunday. All levels welcome. Bring your yoga mat, face towel, water and your positive ...

Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party, so break out those dancing shoes and your garden party attire and get revved up for funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. ...

2016 Filipino American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2016 Filipino American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
It’s that time of year again, when the museum gears up for its annual Filipino American History Month Celebration. This year’s theme of “Movement” focuses on the traditions of dance, martial arts, word and art of the Philippines. Celebrate Filipino American history and culture at the ...
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, October 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo

San Mateo Kabuki Club is a well-established group that holds classes on the first Sunday of every month, focusing on Kabuki performances on film. Classes are open to the public. The group is led by two very passionate and knowledgeable experts on Kabuki. Films are ...

Writing Workshop: Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Sunday, October 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
| Muir Woods National Monument
Writing Workshop: Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Join Ranger Amy Kaplan for a writing workshop at Muir Woods that explores the relationship between place and you and you and place. The workshop includes a short tour of Muir Woods. This event is recommended for ages 16-adult. Free but an RSVP is required. ...

Monday, October 3

BlueCart’s “The Dinner Table” Foodie Talk Series | SF
Monday, October 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PG&E Pacific Energy Center
BlueCart's

The Dinner Table is a monthly event series hosted on the first Monday of every month by BlueCart to bring friends, experts, and colleagues together family-style around the proverbial Dinner Table, to discuss a wide array of food industry topics. Join them for a drink, ...

Public Forum: Candidates for the Whisman School District | Mountain View
Monday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Public Forum: Candidates for the Whisman School District | Mountain View
The League of Women Voters of Los Altos/Mountain View are sponsoring a forum for the candidates for the Mountain View Whisman School District. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the candidates.

Tuesday, October 4

Lecture On Year-Round Vegetable Gardening | SF
Tuesday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library
Lecture On Year-Round Vegetable Gardening | SF
It’s not too late to squeeze in some vegetables for a winter harvest. Peas, radishes, Swiss chard, fava beans, and lettuce can all go into the ground in October. Join Meghan Stobbe-Buelow to learn how to grow food all year long in San Francisco’s unique environment. ...