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Saturday, October 25

2014 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito High School
2014 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay

El Cerrito Free Folk Festival a daylong arts and music festival featuring two stages, workshops, a family program and plenty of spaces for spontaneous jams.
Listen, learn, play and enjoy live music from world renowned and local musicians alike, with open mics, jam sessions, and more.
2014 El Cerrito …

$7.50 Tix: “Tested” Live on Stage with Mythbusters’ Jamie and Adam | Castro Theater
Saturday, October 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $7.50*
*Get 50% off balcony tickets with code RUSHTIX and pay just $7.50
| Castro Theatre
$7.50 Tix: “Tested” Live on Stage with Mythbusters’ Jamie and Adam | Castro Theater

Join Mythbusters’ favorite science nerds, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, as they showcase maker projects, geek out about technology, 3D printing, and more.
The show, which is part of the Bay Area Science Festival, will include geeky buddies Will Smith, Norman Chang, and also a live …

Understanding the Ebola Outbreak: Scientist Talk | Exploratorium
Understanding the Ebola Outbreak: Scientist Talk | Exploratorium

The Ebola virus has spread from West Africa to the United States with three confirmed cases and one death. The outbreak is generating fear, airport screenings, and a storm of media coverage. But how worried should we really be?
Get the facts about Ebola from …

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 6:18 pm and the gates close at 10 pm.

“Stairway Walks in San Francisco” New Edition Book Talk | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Facebook RSVP requested, but not required
| Green Apple Books

Green Apple Books celebrates the newest edition of Stairway Walks in San Francisco with co-author Mary Burk. Ms. Burk will take you on a captivating architectural, historical, pop culture, and horticultural journey from our very own neighborhood and beyond.
Free, with an RSVP is requested, but not …

“Space Tourism” Astronomy Lecture, Photo Showcase & Star Party | Mt. Tam
Saturday, October 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre

Where will Bill Gates’ Great-Granddaughter go on her honeymoon? Using spectacular space photos Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College will explore “The Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System” the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” among the planets and moons in our cosmic neighborhood
Co-produced with Wonderfest-part of Bay Area Science …

Win Tix: “Quiz-o-Tron” Comedy vs. Science Quiz Show | SF
Saturday, October 25 – 9:45 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre

Watch as talented comedians compete against learned scientists to answer questions pertaining to the latest discoveries in astrophysics.
Quiz-o-Tron, part of the Bay Area Science Festival, is the world’s greatest comedic science-themed panel quiz show, hosted by Rebecca Watson and starring Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, Star …

Sunday, October 26

Bay Area Science Festival 2014: Free Events | Sunday, Oct. 26
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Science Festival 2014: Free Events | Sunday, Oct. 26

Free Events on Sunday, October 26, 2014

9 am: Wright Canyon Hike - Clayton
9 am: Science @ Farmers Markets - Oakland
10 am: BioBlitzing at Muir Woods -  Mill Valley
10 am: Wetland Tour - Alviso
Noon: Hawk Talk & Banding Demo - Sausalito
Noon: Marin Headland’s Native Plants - Sausalito
1:30 pm: Invented in San Francisco …

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

On Sunday October 26th at 11 am at Humanist Hall, the guest speaker will be an opera singer who also has a Phd in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA.
Dr. Indre Viskontas is a Professor of Sciences and Humanities at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where …

2014 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring your own pumpkin.
| Sunnyside Conservatory
2014 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF

The Sunnyside Conservatory invites you to their annual Pumpkin Carving Party from 2-4 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Carve, chat, and enjoy complimentary hot cider and Halloween cookies. Bring your own pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools will be provided, including tools for older children.
San Francisco’s Sunnyside Conservatory …

2014 Bay Area Science Fest: Virtual Reality Demo | 2014
Sunday, October 26 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
2014 Bay Area Science Fest: Virtual Reality Demo | 2014

At Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, researchers use virtual reality (VR) to study the behavioral effects of immersive media.
Free, but an RSVP is required. RSVPs are now sold out. Tour is limited to 20 attendees.
Visitors should be prepared to walk a virtual plank, fly around a virtual …

Monday, October 27

“Are We Alone in the Cosmos?” Astronomy Talk | Bay Area Science Fest 2014
Monday, October 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Thurgood Marshall Auditorium

When science fiction portrays the galaxy as an arena of interstellar commerce and, occasionally, of star wars, could it be accurate? We now know that billions of hospitable, Earth-like planets are sprinkled throughout our Milky Way Galaxy. Yet billions of short-term searches for ET have …

Tuesday, October 28

2014 Bay Area Science Festival: Free Events | Tuesday, Oct. 28
Tuesday, October 28 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2014 Bay Area Science Festival: Free Events | Tuesday, Oct. 28

Free events on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2 pm: Science @ Farmers Markets -  Berkeley
3 pm: Thinking Sound - Berkeley
3:30 pm: SFPUC’s New Sustainable Headquarter Tour -  San Francisco
6 pm: Boy on Ice: Concussion & Sports - Menlo Park

SF History Night: San Francisco History Association
Tuesday, October 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for general public. Free if you're an SFHA member
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night: San Francisco History Association

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

Thursday, October 30

2014 Bay Area Science Festival | Thursday, Oct. 30
Thursday, October 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events may require an RSVP or have other restrictions.
| San Francisco Bay Area
2014 Bay Area Science Festival | Thursday, Oct. 30

Free events on Thursday, October 30, 2014

3 pm: Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour - San Francisco
6:30 pm: GMOs in Sustainable Food - Berkeley
7 pm: Faster, Higher, and Stronger: Sports Science and Super-Athletes – Oakland
7 pm: Stem Cell Awareness Day: Research and Applications – San Jose

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Friday, October 31

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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa
Friday, October 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*One free parol per person. Additional parol materials are $6-8 each.
| Bayanihan Community Center
Parol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa

Get ready for the annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade by making beautiful Filipino lanterns with The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) every Friday, October 24-December 5, 2014 (excluding Friday, November 28). The Parol Lantern Festival & Parade takes place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 and is a memorable evening ...

Saturday, November 1

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

Free Gardening Class: Composting | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, November 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to rpd.urbanag@sfgov.org.
| Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden
Free Gardening Class: Composting | Golden Gate Park

SF Parks & Rec will host free fall gardening classes at the city’s largest community garden, the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden. Free, but an RSVP is required to rpd.urbanag@sfgov.org. Fall 2014 Gardening Classes All classes are 10-11:30 am Location: 780 Fredrick St at Arguello, ...

Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Experiments, Games & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limited parking available for $10
| AT&T Park
Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Experiments, Games & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park

AT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes again with this free science extravaganza from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
In past years, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, …

Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Exhibits, Experiments & Games | North Bay
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Exhibits, Experiments & Games | North Bay

Discovery Day – North Bay at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa will be a hands-on science extravaganza full of fun activities for all ages from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Over 10,000 people are expected to attend this North …

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, November 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, November 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

The locations is yet to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.