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Wednesday, September 20

Business Expo: Grow Your Connections | Alameda
Wednesday, September 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda College
Business Expo: Grow Your Connections | Alameda
The Alameda Business Expo is both a resource for business owners to meet other business owners and vendors that offer valuable services that could help their business grow. It is also a showcase of many local businesses that offer products and services direct to consumers. Join ...
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, September 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, September 20 – 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 ...

“Resisting the Muslim Ban” Lecture | Berkeley
Wednesday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaytuna College
“Resisting the Muslim Ban” Lecture | Berkeley

Come and attend Zaytuna College 2017 Fall Lecture Series. On selected Wednesdays, listen to lectures that are relevant now more than ever. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Hatem Bazian | Provost | Zaytuna College | “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse ...

SF’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive in 45 Minutes: Visual Tour | Daly City
Wednesday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doelger Cafe
SF's 49 Mile Scenic Drive in 45 Minutes: Visual Tour | Daly City
You’ve seen the seagull signs, but have you driven the route? Or walked it? Do you know Daly City’s connection to SF’s famous 49 Mile Scenic Drive? Come meet the authors of SF’s hot new guidebook and find out. This lively presentation is filled with visuals, ...

Thursday, September 21

Atelier Emmanuel Grand Opening Free Beauty Workshops & Party | SF
Thursday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Atelier Emmanuel
Atelier Emmanuel Grand Opening Free Beauty Workshops & Party | SF
Atelier Emmanuel is a hair salon in San Francisco and they are opening their second location on Thursday, Sep 21st with free workshops for hair styling/basics. Live music, food, and other fun stuff will be provided. There are free workshops all day, but you need to ...
Jamming in the Park | 2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Thursday, September 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must email afternoon-jam@berkeleyoldtimemusic.org to find out the location.
| Secret Berkeley Location
Jamming in the Park | 2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

Deep Dive into Ocean Acidification | SF
Thursday, September 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| General's Residence - Upper Fort Mason
Deep Dive into Ocean Acidification | SF
Take a “deep dive into ocean acidification” in the first workshop of the BayCLIC Local Climate Science & Education Series on September 21 at the General’s Residence in San Francisco. The series brings the Bay Area’s science and education communities together to explore local climate ...
Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Join NightLife for an ongoing event series that explores the brain and body with mind-expanding talks, cutting edge demos, and yoga sessions around the museum. Schedule of events: Sunset Salutations (Living Roof) 7:15 pm Do some Sun(Set) Salutations in a very special class taught by Mira Valeria. Underwater Yoga ...
W Hotel “Women in Music” Series: Panel & Live Music | SF
Thursday, September 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| W Hotel (SF)
W Hotel
Join the W Hotel for the kickoff of W Tour Life. Mix, mingle, and get inspired during the “What She Said” panel with women in music, followed by a live performance by LJ Laboratory as they showcase tracks off their upcoming debut album. Free with RSVP What ...
The Edge of Agriculture: A Panel & Public Discussion | Albany
Thursday, September 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
The Edge of Agriculture: A Panel & Public Discussion | Albany
California has long been the top producer of food and fiber in the US, though it is home to only 4% of the nation’s farms. Despite climate change and political upheaval creating increasingly difficult conditions for those who would coax seed from the soil, California ...

Friday, September 22

Lab & Lunch: Understanding the Natural History of Coastal California | SF
Friday, September 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Exploratorium
Lab & Lunch: Understanding the Natural History of Coastal California | SF
For more than 50 years, marine biologist John Pearse has been donning rubber boots or a wetsuit and leading fellow researchers, students, and citizen scientists in an intimate and long-term study of tide pools, sandy beaches, and kelp forests in California. Like others before him, ...
2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam | UC Berkeley
Friday, September 22 – 12:10 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam | UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

Bernie Sanders in SF | Rally at Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, September 22 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Main)
Bernie Sanders in SF | Rally at Yerba Buena Gardens
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders comes to San Francisco on Friday, September 22nd for a public speech at Yerba Buena Gardens about his "Medicare for All" bill.
2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland
Friday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2017

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

CCSF “Free City” Free Tuition Celebration with Bernie Sanders | SF
Friday, September 22 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Diego Rivera Theater
CCSF
San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim and City College of San Francisco (CCSF) will welcome United States Senator Bernie Sanders to a public celebration of the first semester of tuition-free classes at CCSF. Thanks to DoTheBay for the tip off. They will be joined by local officials, ...
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 ...

4th Friday Happy Hour: Drinks, Snacks & Music | SF
Friday, September 22 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Rithm School
4th Friday Happy Hour: Drinks, Snacks & Music | SF
Join them for a free evening of drinks, snacks, music, positive vibes, and board games. They promise to keep laptops away, put the whiteboard markers aside, write 0 lines of code, and send no emails. Free but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, September 23

2017 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
On September 23, 2017, 13 community gardens will be open to the public for enjoyment, education and to celebrate these unique green spaces. Listed are the community gardens that will be open that day with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities They will also be a Garden ...
Reframing Aging: What it Means to Grow Old in America | SF Main Library
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Reframing Aging: What it Means to Grow Old in America | SF Main Library
Diane Krantz, facilitator, project manager and strategic planner, works with helping adults 50+ contribute their talents and experience to improving their communities. She will lead a discussion in recognizing both our own and society’s current images, biases and prejudices concerning older adults, especially women. She will ...
50¢ Dance Class Day | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: 50¢*
*Suggested Donation to benefit our youth programs
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
50¢ Dance Class Day | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
The 50 Cent Tabernacle is a series of open, mixed-level dance classes with some of the Bay Area’s foremost masters of the craft. This month’s Tabernacle is inspired by YBCA’s fall Transform Festival, composed of prolific and experimental performances built around the urgent question: Why Citizenship? ...
2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2017

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Robin | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Robin | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. A California native, Chef Adam Tortosa is the chef/owner of the Hayes Valley’s hippest sushi bar, Robin. After earning an international business degree from the University of ...
2017 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
2017
Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities for a rejuvenating day of peaceful activities for all ages and backgrounds. Peace in the Park Festival Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Golden Gate Park Bandshell, near de Young ...
Creative Family Fun Crafts: Leaf Print Postcards | The Presidio
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
* Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun Crafts: Leaf Print Postcards | The Presidio
September 22 is the first day of fall. Celebrate by printing a postcard with leaves native to the Presidio and send it off to someone you love. Free but an RSVP is required.
SF Open Studios Preview Pop-Up | Castro
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Castro & 18th
SF Open Studios Preview Pop-Up | Castro
Join ArtSpan Artists once again at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro for art, music, and live painting performance as we create excitement for the SF Open Studios event coming this fall. Live Painters: Sophia Lee Claudio Talavera-Ballon Marius Starkey Pop-Up Art Sales Johnny Botts Heather Robinson Denise Tarantino Mark Harris Rob Cox Live Music: 11am- 11:45am ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: King Knish | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: King Knish | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, featuring one of our market sellers. Offering “old world dishes with a new world twist,” Ramni Levy creates handmade knishes, latkes, and condiments that pay tribute to ...
“How Art Smashes Stereotypes” Discussion | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnesota Street Project
Please Join Lava Mae & Themes Projects art gallery for a conversation about how art smashes stereotypes. They are honored to feature a group of extraordinary internationally-acclaimed artists, including writer Daniel Handler, ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis, and visual artist Ana Teresa Fernandez. They’ll be joined in conversation with ...
Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir Workshop | San Rafael
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Presbyterian Church (San Rafael)
Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir Workshop | San Rafael
A gospel workshop for all ages and experiences – from beginner to advance. Please join us with the Artistic Director, Terrance Kelly of the award-winning Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Be prepared to be uplifted and filled with hope through song and fellowship.
Win Tix: 2017 Peace Maker Celebration | Marines Memorial Theatre
Saturday, September 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$29-40 Multi-Ticket, Senior, Student, Military, Disabled discount tickets available
| Marines' Memorial Theatre
Internationally-acclaimed psychologist Dr. Edith Eger—one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors—tells her unforgettable story in this moving testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of choice in our lives, at this annual WISeR Peace Maker Celebration. Tonight, Eger shares her experience at Auschwitz in ...