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Thursday, March 23

Robot NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Robot NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Get your dose of mechanical mayhem as NightLife hosts an annual salute to all things robotic. Robot NightLife  Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 6 pm to 10 pm California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, SF $15, $12 for Academy members
Coming of Age: Guiding & Empowering Youth | Berkeley
Thursday, March 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations accepted at door.
| Northbrae Community Church
Coming of Age: Guiding & Empowering Youth | Berkeley
Come and attend an open house and inter generational panel discussion focusing on how you can support and empower the next generation in these times. Your speakers for the day are: Laurie Margaritonda, Psy.D., is a rites of passage guide and therapist devoted to helping individuals live into ...

Friday, March 24

12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Opening Day | Oakland
Friday, March 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Opening Day | Oakland

The 12th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 24 – Sunday, ...

SF Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
Friday, March 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
SF Rock 'n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF

The Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon thunders through San Francisco and it will be preceded by a two-day free Running Expo. For two days at Moscone Center North, over 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information. The ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, March 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Saturday, March 25

Product Camp Silicon Valley 2017 | Santa Clara
Saturday, March 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara University Leavey Center
Product Camp Silicon Valley 2017 | Santa Clara
ProductCamp is a free Unconference for Product Managers and Marketers. You will be given complete freedom in this conference. You decide the topics, lead the discussion or facilitate the panel you’ve always wanted, vote for the talks you want to hear and attend the sessions you want.
CityCamp Oakland 2017: Improving Local Governance
Saturday, March 25 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Oakland City Hall
CityCamp Oakland 2017: Improving Local Governance
Let your voice be heard. Join the fifth annual CityCamp at Oakland’s historic City Hall to share your ideas on how to improve local government and create a more informed, healthy, and livable community on Saturday, March 25, 2017. CityCamp Oakland 2017 Saturday, March 25, 2017 | ...
SF Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
Saturday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
SF Rock 'n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF

The Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon thunders through San Francisco and it will be preceded by a two-day free Running Expo. For two days at Moscone Center North, over 60 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information. The ...

12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition & Demonstration | Oakland
Saturday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition & Demonstration | Oakland

The 12th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 24 – Sunday, ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Free Prom Dresses & Makeovers At The Library | South SF
Saturday, March 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Free Prom Dresses & Makeovers At The Library | South SF

The SSF Library has partnered with the East Bay Dress Day, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes prom dresses to girls that cannot afford them. They’ve been assisting girls with free prom dresses for over 6 years. Almost all of the dresses are brand ...

Creative Family Fun: Create Retro Recycled Racecars | The Presidio
Saturday, March 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Create Retro Recycled Racecars | The Presidio
Start Your Engines. In May they are celebrating the many ways people travelled to and from the Presidio. Whether it was on Lincoln, Arguello, or Lombard, many people arrived at the Presidio by car. Come create your own car to drive through the Presidio.
Lyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Lyrical Opposition
Lyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF

Based in San Francisco, the monthly workshop series runs every 4th Saturday of the month until the end of the year. Over 50 artists in the past couple months have participated in Lyrical Opposition Workshops and Forums, with participants learning valuable artist techniques, strategies and ...

Free “Leah’s Pantry” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Monica Bhagwan has been Leah’s Pantry Program Manager since 2013. Monica, who is from New York City, has 17 years of experience as a professional cook and ...
“Art+Feminism” Wikipedia Edit-a-thon | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Please bring a laptop.
| San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Art+Feminism is an international campaign to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship and participation in the online encyclopedia. San Francisco Art Institute is hosting a special satellite edit-a-thon in the Walter and McBean Galleries. This event celebrates the “open mic” ...
2017 Howth Street Block Party: Live Music, DJs, Dance, Workshops & Movie Night | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but an RSVP is requested.
| Youth Art Exchange
2017 Howth Street Block Party: Live Music, DJs, Dance, Workshops & Movie Night | SF
This Spring Youth Art Exchange and Lick-Wilmerding High School team up to bring you the 3rd Annual Howth Street Block Party. The Excelsior/OMI neighbors  will gather for an afternoon of live entertainment, music & DJs, performances, youth-led workshops and activities, games & prizes, and food trucks. 2017 Howth Street Block Party & ...
Trainspotting Day: Readings, Prizes & Drink Specials | Edinburgh Castle
Saturday, March 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Edinburgh Castle Pub
Trainspotting Day: Readings, Prizes & Drink Specials | Edinburgh Castle
Trainspotting 2 is in cinemas on March 17. Two decades on from the original film release, the original cast returns, directed by Danny Boyle. In 1996, Edinburgh Castle Pub in San Francisco was the venue for the US Premiere of the stage play version of Trainspotting, ...

Sunday, March 26

Susan Stryker on the Culture & History of Transgender Rights | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, March 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Susan Stryker on the Culture & History of Transgender Rights | Grace Cathedral
From the Boy Scouts reversing its policy of more than a century to accept transgender boys, to the Supreme Court declining to decide whether a transgender boy in Virginia could use the boys’ bathroom at his high school, transgender issues are front page news. Susan ...
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, March 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland

The 12th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes at the Mountain View Cemetery Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm from Friday, March 24 – Sunday, ...

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, ...

The Life & Works of Stuart Timmons | SF Main Library
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Life & Works of Stuart Timmons | SF Main Library
Celebrate the life and work of renowned journalist, activist, historian, Radical Faery, and award-winning author The Trouble with Harry Hay: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement and co-author of Gay L.A.: A Histor of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians with readings and remembrances.
Getting To Know The Women In The World War II Home Front | SF
Sunday, March 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Visitor Center Theater
Getting To Know The Women In The World War II Home Front | SF
The World War II Home Front fundamentally transformed the industrial workforce and laid the groundwork for many subsequent social justice efforts, including the Civil Rights movement and second wave feminism. This slideshow will look at women workers in the Kaiser Richmond shipyards and explore some ...
Nyingma Institute Open House: Meditation & Yoga Demo | Berkeley
Sunday, March 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Nyingma Institute Open House: Meditation & Yoga Demo | Berkeley
The Nyingma Institute offers training in meditation, Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga), Buddhist studies, and Tibetan language. Their free open house will introduce you to their offerings plus provide the opportunity to meet Institute faculty and staff. The open house program runs from 3–5 PM with light ...
“The Marine Mammal Center” Discussion & Potluck | SF
Sunday, March 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring a dish or snack if you are able.
| First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA, is a nonprofit marine mammal hospital and science center. The center is guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike. Their mission is to advance global ocean conservation by: Rescuing ...
“Drone Warfare & The Worldwide Resistance” Discussion | San Mateo
Sunday, March 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, contributions welcome.
| Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
On Sunday, March 26, PASMC will present an opportunity for people to get an updated report on the U.S. covert drone assassination program. You will also hear about the growing worldwide resistance to stop drone warfare, and the national movement to oppose and interrupt business as ...

Monday, March 27

Marionette Play: Cinderella | South SF
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Marionette Play: Cinderella | South SF
Join them for a magical fairy tale storytime. Jan Dymond will be performing the classic story of Cinderella. After being inspired by the magic of marionettes, you will create your own simple animal puppets.
Music, Movement & Meditation | Oakland
Monday, March 27 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations graciously and gratefully accepted
| Deep Roots Urban Refuge
Music, Movement & Meditation | Oakland
POC and Soul is a monthly class devoted to movement, meditation, and the arts, set to the backdrop of R&B and soul music. Hosted by a yogi, writer, and music-lover, this is a community space for people of color that supports self-care and healing. There’s ...

Tuesday, March 28

“Little Worlds” Terrariums Hands-On Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show
Tuesday, March 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Learn the tips and tricks for creating “little world” terrariums as they walk you through the process of creating a terrarium in any vessel. After the demo, create your own terrarium to take home. Free, but an RSVP is required. All materials & tools provided: mosses, succulents, ...
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Redwood City
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Redwood City

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

Watercolors For Beginners: Basic Tools & Techniques | Mountain View
Tuesday, March 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Watercolors For Beginners: Basic Tools & Techniques | Mountain View
Come have fun with watercolors. This workshop is for adults to enjoy the freedom to play with watercolor paints. It is geared for beginners. They will discuss basic tools and then explore various watercolor techniques. All materials will be supplied. Free but an RSVP is required.