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Friday, April 29

Free Dance Class Day: Adult Ballet & Salsa-Merengue Dance | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Friday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Day: Adult Ballet & Salsa-Merengue Dance | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Highlights for Friday, April 29, 2016 Adult Beginning – Intermediate Ballet – 11:30 am Berkeley Ballet Theater, Berkeley Lightning Fast & Simple Folk Dance – 1 pm Live Oak Park Community Center, Berkeley Dances of the World: Easy and Favorite – 7 pm Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, San Francisco Rotunda Dance Series – 7 pm SF City ...
A Lecture on Composting Methods & Biological Properties of Soil| SF
Friday, April 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
A Lecture on Composting Methods & Biological Properties of Soil| SF
Soil is the most complex biomaterial on Earth. Really. Join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for a hands-on class to discover the basics of creating a successful compost, and how the soil foodweb drives the sustainability of nearly all ...

Omni Fair & Panel Discussion | Oakland
Friday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Omni Oakland Commons
Omni Fair & Panel Discussion | Oakland
Birdhouse Art Collective, in conjunction with Open Engagement, will be hosting an interactive, all-day art fair celebrating a variety of arts collectives and other non-hierarcichal organizations in the Bay Area. Presentations from within the Omni will include ferrofluid demonstrations from Counter Culture Labs’ monthly event The ...
DanceTech Demo Day: Drown In The Energy & Dance | SF
Friday, April 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ODC Theater
DanceTech Demo Day: Drown In The Energy & Dance | SF
The Design for Dance conference – founded at Stanford University in 2013 – is taking place this year at ODC Theater April 28-29th. The conference will culminate in a “Rapid Prototyping” workshop in which attendees work together on small teams to build out a project. These ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
5–11 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under 5–11 pm: All Museum galleries open late 5–10:30 pm: Local beer and wine specials at the Blue Oak bars in the Koi Pond area, Garden, and Oak Street Plaza 5–10 pm: Gourmet food trucks from ...
The Bare Bones of The Bone Room | Albany
Friday, April 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
The Bare Bones of The Bone Room | Albany
The Bone Room has been on Solano Ave for over 20 years, and has been a local curiosity from the start. Learn about the Bone Room’s origins, see some of the shop’s most bizarre and unique items and hear tales of their procurement. Get a rundown ...

Saturday, April 30

2016 Parking Lot Art Fair: Guerrilla Artist Gallery | SF
Saturday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
2016 Parking Lot Art Fair: Guerrilla Artist Gallery | SF
The Parking Lot Art Fair takes place in a parking lot in San Francisco on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 am to 3 pm (not 8 pm as was originally posted). Last year, hundreds of artists gathered in a parking lot to exhibit their projects and practices. The Parking Lot ...
Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Saturday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Highlights for Saturday, April 30, 2016 Dark Fusion Bellydance – 1 pm Halanda Studio, San Jose Pre-Beginner level Argentine Tango dance – 10:30 am Valencia Studio, San Francisco Intro to Duncan Dance for All – 1 pm Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing, San Francisco Argentine Tango – 11:30 am Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San ...
ARIA Festival: Opera Open House | SF
Saturday, April 30 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Wilsey Center for Opera
ARIA Festival: Opera Open House | SF
Enjoy original student works created by partner Opera ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) K–12 SFUSD classes plus performances and workshops by Little Opera, San Francisco Boys Chorus, Young Women’s Choral Projects, San Francisco Opera Guild and the Adler Fellows. There will be crafts and performing arts ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 30 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Adam Nichol has been working in restaurants since he finished high school, spending time working in New York and Chicago, evolving as a chef and cultivating a unique style. His impressive culinary resume includes stints as sous chef at Wayfare Tavern, AQ Restaurant, Four Seasons ...
History Talk: Plans on Redevelopment of Treasure & Yerba Buena Islands | Treasure Island
Saturday, April 30 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Treasure Island
History Talk: Plans on Redevelopment of Treasure & Yerba Buena Islands | Treasure Island
As the long-awaited redevelopment of Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands gets underway, the master developer will present new details of the plan and discuss how the vision will start to be realized. Parks and open spaces will make up more than half of Treasure and Yerba ...
2016 Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival | Cupertino
Saturday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Civic Hall
2016 Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival | Cupertino
Come together to protect our environment at this day of learning, creating, sharing, and inspiration at the 8th Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival. The event will showcase the ABCs and 123s of growing greener for the greater good: from learning how to compost, to understanding ...
2016 “HeART of Market” Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa
Saturday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
2016
Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Mint Plaza for its HeART of Market: Dance, Create, Connect, a free, participatory and family friendly event. 2016 Heart of Market Dance Fest Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 11 am to 3 pm Mint Plaza, San Francisco FREE Enjoy performances by LINES Dance Center students ...
Endangered Species Educational Hike | Pacifica
Saturday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mori Point
Endangered Species Educational Hike | Pacifica
The Wild Equity Institute will lead an educational hike at Mori Point in Pacifica. Join them to learn more about the endangered species living there (the California Red-legged Frog and the San Francisco Garter Snake), and to find out what’s been going on at Sharp ...
The Boris Rozenfeld Russian Bibliophiles Club | SF
Saturday, April 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Boris Rozenfeld Russian Bibliophiles Club | SF
Russian book club, literary discussion, and/or poetry recital. This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. They love reading/sharing/creating words.

Sunday, May 1

Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Highlights for Sunday, May 1, 2016 A Taste of Odissi Indian Classical Dance – 1 pm Cubberley Community Center, Studio L6, Palo Alto Tango Revolution: an evening of Argentine Tango music and social dance – 6 pm Café Mediterraneum, Berkeley Kathy Mata Ballet presents BADW 2016 Celebration – 3:30 pm Alonzo King LINES Dance ...
2016 Moving Day: Yoga, Tai Chi & Parkinson’s Awareness Talks | SF
2016 Moving Day: Yoga, Tai Chi & Parkinson's Awareness Talks | SF
San Francisco’s First Annual Moving Day is organized by the National Parkinson’s Foundation and showcases the vibrant community of Bay Area patients, caregivers, family members, and friends coming together for a day of fitness activities, information and kids’ fun in Justin Herman Plaza on Sunday, May 1, ...
San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House
Sunday, May 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House
Want to see the artists of SF Ballet up close and in action? Go behind the scenes with SF Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America. Observe the dancers of SF Ballet in action in a Company class, led by one of the Company’s Ballet Masters, ...
A Walk Through Lake Merritt: Exploring History & Ecology | Oakland
Sunday, May 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Pergola
A Walk Through Lake Merritt: Exploring History & Ecology | Oakland
Dive into Lake Merritt’s past with this easy walk near the water’s edge. They’ll talk about the past and present ecology of the area, and how Lake Merritt has changed over the years.
26th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
26th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
Discovery Day is the Romberg Tiburon Center‘s annual open house, when they invite the public to visit the marine lab on the Bay and see marine science in action and it takes place from 1-5 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Explore a ...
Friends of Calligraphy Annual General Meeting | SF
Sunday, May 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Friends of Calligraphy Annual General Meeting | SF
 Join them for the Friends of Calligraphy’s Annual General Meeting and lecture with Rob Saunders who will be speaking on “Going Public: The First Year of Letterform Archive.” Sponsored by Book Arts & Special Collections.
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, May 1 – 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 ...

Monday, May 2

Kitchen CSI: Uncovering Five Ways Most Kitchens Lose Money | SF
Monday, May 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Pacific Energy Center
Kitchen CSI: Uncovering Five Ways Most Kitchens Lose Money | SF
The Dinner Table Event Series by BlueCart 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 ...
Win Tix: A Conversation on “Googling Sex” | JCCSF
Monday, May 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
You can tell more about a person by reading their Google search history than any conversation you could ever have. People treat Google like their own personal expert on all things. This is especially true when it comes to the oft times embarrassing subject of ...

Tuesday, May 3

Drink Steam: Local Letterpress Art Night & $1 Off Beer | NoPa
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
Drink Steam: Local Letterpress Art Night & $1 Off Beer | NoPa
Come Drink Steam and celebrate local makers who are creating today’s classics. We will be hosting a series of unique events with the makers listed below throughout San Francisco. Stop by and learn about their craft over America’s first craft beer. Drink Steam with the local ...
Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato
Tuesday, May 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Hopmonk Tavern (Novato)
Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato
Deep Sea Critters, Indie Baseball and Einstein’s Relativity

Wednesday, May 4

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Space ...

Free Archaeology Lab Tour | The Presidio
Wednesday, May 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Free Archaeology Lab Tour | The Presidio
Presidio Trust archaeologists describe the Presidio’s archaeological process and the park’s current and past excavations. Tours last from 45 minutes to one hour and start in Moraga Hall inside the Presidio Officers’ Club. After a quick visit to the outdoor archaeological site of El Presidio, move ...
Win Tix: “Big Data” with U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil | SF
Wednesday, May 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Marines' Memorial Theatre
Big Data has its beefy fingers everywhere, from your phone to your bank records. It may seem scary, but you can use its awesome power for yourself! Join United States Chief Data Scientist, DJ Patil, as he discusses the benefits and controversies surrounding human-centered big ...
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, May 4 – 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 ...