Sunday, October 23
2016 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland
Celebrate the DIY spirit at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire where you can meet over 150 inspirational, local makers showing and sharing rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops ...
SCRAP Community Day: Workshops, Yarn Bombing Demos & Music | SF
In partnership with Imperfect Produce, special installations by Dianne Platner will redefine the cosmetic standards for fruits and vegetables by highlighting the beauty and flavor of produce previously deemed as waste.
Live yarn bombing demonstrations by Nomesha Williams will brighten the Atrium of Minnesota Street Project ...
Pumpkin Carving Workshop | The Presidio
Come and create your own Halloween décor. Basic tools and pumpkins – one per family while supplies last – will be provided. Bring your own stencils and stickers. They’ll also have crafting for their youngest participants.
To help reduce waste, bring a container to take your ...
Stamp Arts, Rare Zines & Postcards Gallery Talk | SF Main Library
The San Francisco history center’s SF punk archive is pleased to present a gallery talk with Irene Dogmatic.
This is in conjunction with the exhibit Dadamatic Mail Art: from Irene Dogmatic’s collection, which includes stamp art assemblings, rare zines, photographs, postcards, xerox art, and ephemeral pieces.
“Waging Peace” Perspective of a Veteran Activist | San Mateo
David Hartsough knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block Navy ships headed for Vietnam and trains loaded with munitions on their way to El Salvador and Nicaragua. He has crossed borders to meet “the enemy” in East Berlin, ...
Monday, October 24
Breakfast Club Speaker Series | SF
Each month, they invite all members of their GA community (and new members) to join them for coffee, breakfast and a brief presentation from a thought-leader in the design, social impact and tech industries. This is an opportunity for nourishing our minds and bodies.
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Be a part of a city wide conversation about living and dying that draws on art, experience and design. Join them for an evening of walking their labyrinths; workshops on meditation, holding vigils, making your own labyrinth and more; and a panel discussion with experts ...
Public Forum on November CA Ballot Measures | Mountain View
Join them for a neutral explanation of the California ballot measures for the November 8 election presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View.
Pros and the cons of each ballot measure will be given to help voters better understand them.
The Mountain View Library ...
Halloween Nerd Nite: Frankenstein, Zombie & Suspense Science | Oakland
Don’t be scared. Nerd Nite East Bay may be a week earlier than normal this October, but we’ve got you covered with a Halloween-themed show. Strephon Taylor will show how Jack Pierce created Frankenstein. Then, Joe Chen from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics will describe Zombie research. ...
Tuesday, October 25
Laundry to Landscape Graywater Workshop | Mountain View
Learn how you can simply and safely reuse water from your washing machine to irrigate plants. The class will discuss residential graywater reuse and ways to construct a “laundry to landscape” graywater system.
The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency provides free workshops on a ...
Investigative Journalism & Human Rights Conversations | Berkeley
The ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism was established in 2011 to honor all those who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War by connecting the legacy with international activist causes today.
This year’s winners, Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill, discuss their work with Kate ...
Janet Napolitano & The State of Education | Grace Cathedral
The University of California, the world’s leading public university system, currently includes more than 238,000 students and 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world.
Join UC President Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of ...
Wednesday, October 26
3D Print Halloween Cupcake Decorations Workshop | SF
Join them for a fun workshop at the Autodesk Gallery Workshop. You will learn to take an idea from concept to 3D model and fabricate it in a 3D printer.
During this workshop you will design a cupcake topper using Tinkercad and then they will show you how to ...
Pumpkin Carving at the Library | Hayward
Carve your own Jack-o-lantern at the Weekes Branch Library. Make it silly or scary, and they’ll supply the pumpkins and carving tools.
Free but an RSVP is required.
Capes and Costumes Craft Lab & Open Sewing Workshop | SSF
This is an open sewing/craft lab where DIY patrons will bring their own supplies and half done costumes for creative advice and other help.
Ideas can be swapped with other patrons and there will be at least one staff member experienced with costuming in attendance. ...
“Day of the Dead”: Post-Mortems Silicon Valley Failures | Mountain View
Silicon Valley is unique in its toleration–and even celebration–of failure. Failure is not a badge of honor for its own sake, but an acceptable cost on the way to success: “Fail fast. Succeed Faster.”
Even entrepreneurs known for being winners go through failures of many stripes–fizzles, ...
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Class | San Jose
In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 7 to ...
Death of Money: Diggers 50 Years Later | SF
From free food to free stores, free money, and free communication, the Diggers defined a politics a half century ago that continues to exert a powerful influence on radicals today.
Original participants in the Digger movement, Judy Goldhaft and Kent Minault, describe the interventions, confrontations, and ...
Thursday, October 27
Opening Day: Bay Area Science Festival | 2016
Created by the Bay Area’s scientific, cultural, and educational institutions, the Bay Area Science Festival returns to San Francisco for 10 days of science and technology lectures, games, art exhibits, workshops, hand-on activities and more at a locations throughout the Bay Area. 2016 Bay Area Science Festival October ...
UCSF Human Performance Center: Tour & Demos | SF
Come tour the UCSF Human Performance Center and experience various ways they test human movement and performance.
After a tour of the lab they will be demonstrating the use of their motion capture and physiology equipment. Several volunteers will be asked to participate in a variety of activities, ...
Creatures of the NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
The creatures come out at night as NightLife joins forces with the Bay Area Science Festival for an evening of spine-tingling science.
Come in costume for this annual Halloween bash and tour a haunted museum full of scientific curiosities and mad science inspired by some of ...
Tech Talk Fire Side Chat with Tech at Microsoft | SF
Join them and network with the Tech in Motion crowd of entrepreneurs, CTOs, CEOs, IT professionals and tech aficionados. Tonight they will feature a fire side tech talk with Robert Scoble, an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author.
Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came ...
Friday, October 28
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: Fiery Dance Party | SF
Come and dance away your Friday night. There will be a Forró and Samba de Gafieira dance lessons from Bruno and Michelle Solis and live Bahavian carnaval music by Dandara Odara and Pragandaia band.
Come dance in a traditional Northeastern Brazilian style.