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Saturday, July 23

Kiosk Fest 2016: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF
Saturday, July 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Say you're from Funcheap, they'll give you an exclusive zine for free.
| Market St (Embarcadero to 5th St)
Kiosk Fest 2016: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF

The Grand Newsstand, San Francisco’s zine stand, is hosting an open-air festival to celebrate zines, art, and printed media. The first festival of its kind, Kiosk Fest takes place around Market Street in San Francisco between 5th Street and the Embarcadero. Kiosk Fest 2016 July ...

Photography Meetup: Pro Tips & Talks | SF
Saturday, July 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Samys Camera SF
Photography Meetup: Pro Tips & Talks | SF

Saturday Meet-ups are informal gatherings at Samy’s where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about how to take that special photo, get tips on the basics of photography and camera settings. Each week will feature a “Special Topic Discussion” with knowledgeable ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Josh Even was introduced to the restaurant industry after college, working as a bartender at San Francisco karaoke restaurant Kansai. He returned to his native New York, but after working at the legendary Odeon and French bistro Le Gigot (where he made the transition from ...
“Pokemon Go” Library Meet-Up | Daly City
Saturday, July 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westlake Library

Join at the Pokemon Go Meet Up in several Public Libraries around Daly City and they can teach you how Pokemon Go works. Go on Poke Walks to find them (Pokemon), and they will be attempting to take over gyms near the libraries by making ...

LaborFest 2016: Talk On The Labor System and Unrest in Saudi Arabia | SF
Saturday, July 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
LaborFest 2016: Talk On The Labor System and Unrest in Saudi Arabia | SF
The system of expatriate labor contracting in Saudi Arabia pays workers from different countries entirely different wage scales for the same work, enslaves workers by seizing their passports, bans unions, and establishes elaborate systems of segregation and hierarchy. The labor system, employing as many as 9 ...
The Delta: Past & Present | SF
Saturday, July 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
The Delta: Past & Present | SF
In 1850 the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta was a much different place than today. It was part of an immense everglade system that extended into and included the Central Valley. A massive transformation occurred with the rapid population growth during and after the Gold Rush. Oak forests, ...

Sunday, July 24

Kiosk Fest 2016: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF
Sunday, July 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Say you're from Funcheap, they'll give you an exclusive zine for free.
| Market St (Embarcadero to 5th St)
Kiosk Fest 2016: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF

The Grand Newsstand, San Francisco’s zine stand, is hosting an open-air festival to celebrate zines, art, and printed media. The first festival of its kind, Kiosk Fest takes place around Market Street in San Francisco between 5th Street and the Embarcadero. Kiosk Fest 2016 July ...

Tree Tour with Mike Sulivan | SF
Sunday, July 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Tree Tour with Mike Sulivan | SF
This neighborhood, which has a nationwide reputation as the center of the city’s gay community, also has its share of landmark trees, fronting the Victorian and Edwardian homes that line its streets. Free but an RSVP is required.
Walking Tour In The Pacifica-Milagra Ridge | Pacifica
Sunday, July 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milagra Ridge
Walking Tour In The Pacifica-Milagra Ridge | Pacifica
Discover Milagra Ridge’s military history from World War II gun emplacements for coastal defense to the Nike missle launch site (1955- 1974). The walk is led by Dave Bridgman, who was stationed at Milagra Ridge in the early 1970s. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation ...
Intro To Making Syrups: Demonstration & Tasting | SF
Sunday, July 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Umami Mart
Intro To Making Syrups: Demonstration & Tasting | SF
Join Emily Han at Umami Mart on Sunday for Intro to Making Syrups, a free demonstration and tasting. At this event, you’ll learn about when, why, and how to use syrups to make sodas, cocktails, and mocktails, as well as basic techniques to make them ...
“Touch The Gear” Hands-On Music Night & Instrument Inventor Meet & Greet | SF
Sunday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
The popular and free “Touch the Gear” Expo is a hands on experience with sound producing gear and instruments happening on July 24, 2016. The event is an interactive, family friendly event that allows the public to roam among 25-30 musicians and instrument inventors with their various different ...

Monday, July 25

Peninsula Humane Society: Talk on Animals & Pets | SSF
Monday, July 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Peninsula Humane Society: Talk on Animals & Pets |  SSF
Learn about the humane treatment of animals while interacting with one of Peninsula Humane Society’s friendly dogs. This workshop is presented by Peninsula Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Probability, Outside the Textbook by David Aldous Can probability contribute to “science fiction” style issues like the Fermi paradox? Were there improbably many candidates for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012 and 2016? How can I give an exam which can be graded objectively, even though no-one ...
Biohacking Academy: Logic Behind “Dna” Expression | Oakland
Monday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*No one is turned away for lack of funds.
| Counter Culture Labs
Biohacking Academy: Logic Behind
Ever wondered how “Gmo’s” are created or wanted to embrace your mad scientist side? Well, now you can. This lecture series at Counter Culture Labs, Oakland’s community lab, will teach you the basics of synthetic biology then let you in the lab to try the techniques ...

Tuesday, July 26

LaborFest 2016: Forum On The Rights Of Palestinian Workers| Oakland
Tuesday, July 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Uptown Body & Fender
LaborFest 2016: Forum On The Rights Of Palestinian Workers| Oakland
Palestinian workers are under attack and they and their families face apartheid conditions. At the same time, legal efforts are being made to prevent an international boycott of Israel and labor action. Bay Area ILWU longshore workers played an important role in supporting Palestinian workers ...

Wednesday, July 27

Watercolor Basics 2: Workshop Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring your own supplies + materials discounted in store for watercolors.
| Artist and Craftsman Supply (SF)
Watercolor Basics 2: Workshop Wednesday | SF
Come learn more about the basics of watercolor with their local artist and A&C employee, Eric Dyer. “Painting has the ability to slow time. Every day I take in more but remember less. What did I do last Wednesday night? The week before that? Today, three ...
LaborFest 2016: Rights Of An Uber Worker | SF
Wednesday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Redstone Building
LaborFest 2016: Rights Of An Uber Worker | SF
The growth of Uber and other technology software companies has had a drastic affect on the regulated taxi industry and taxi workers not just in San Francisco but throughout the world. This panel will look at the worker and public issues created by Uber and other ...

Thursday, July 28

Win Tix: Being Human: Born and Evolved to Run | Public Works
Thursday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$10 Presale | $15 Doors
| Public Works
Being Human mixes short talks from great minds with fun hands-on experiments, drinks, conversation, and storytelling. Each month you’ll explore different aspects of our evolution, our behavior, and the human experience. > Get Tickets – $10 Presale / $15 Doors (21+) On July 28th you’ll learn how ...
Free Whiskey Tasting & Spirits Education | SF
Thursday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sip Bar & Lounge
Free Whiskey Tasting & Spirits Education | SF
Join the 5th Free Spirits Education & Tasting Meetup featuring Old Forester Bourbons, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye & Barrel Proof Tennessee Whiskey. Brown Forman Spirits Brand Ambassador, Nella Chanoine will be on-site to educate about each of the whiskies- their stories, how they’re made, ...
“Conquer the Dance Floor” Free Happy Hour Dance Workshop | Mission Dist.
Ever been on a dance floor and wondered, “It’s crowded…what do I do with my arms?” or “I haven’t heard this song before…how do I dance to it?” or “A dance circle is forming…what do I do?” In this workshop, you’ll get answers to these questions ...

Friday, July 29

2016 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason
Friday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2016 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will offer runners, spectators and health and fitness enthusiasts alike a variety of activities and opportunities to enjoy the excitement of race weekend, get deals on the latest endurance gear, learn tips on getting the most out ...

Free Music Production Workshop with Electrohouse DJ MOTi | SF
Friday, July 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Pyramind Training
Free Music Production Workshop with Electrohouse DJ MOTi | SF
Join MOTi at Pyramind for an intimate look into this electro house superstar’s production and dance songwriting techniques. His progressive and electro tracks have been signed on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label, Afrojack’s Wall Recordings, and Spinnin’ Records. MOTi is no stranger to the festival circuit and ...
“Dancing Under the Stars” Night Club Dance Lessons & Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 29 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2016 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2016 | 8:30 ...

Saturday, July 30

2016 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason
Saturday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2016 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will offer runners, spectators and health and fitness enthusiasts alike a variety of activities and opportunities to enjoy the excitement of race weekend, get deals on the latest endurance gear, learn tips on getting the most out ...

The Queerest Library Ever: A Guided Tour | SF Main Library
Saturday, July 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Queerest Library Ever: A Guided Tour | SF Main Library
Join them for a guided tour of the 20th Anniversary Exhibition of the Hormel LGBTQIA Center. They will start the tour in the Hormel Center on the Third Floor of the Library, learning about the beginnings of the campaign to build the first Center in ...
Touring With The Pacifica Historical Society | Pacifica
Saturday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Montecito Avenue and Beach Boulelvard
Touring With The Pacifica Historical Society | Pacifica
The Pacifica Historical Society will lead an evening tour that begins at the corner of Montecito and Beach Boulevard. During a tour of historic buildings of the central Sharp Park area, view the historic “castle,” walk past the Little Brown Church and stroll along the promenade. ...

Sunday, July 31

Public Bikes Women’s Bicycle Workshop | SF
Public Bikes Women's Bicycle Workshop | SF
Safety is important to them at here Public Bikes and they want to share with you some basic techniques that will keep your trusty stead road ready. Their monthly San Francisco Women’s Bike Clinic will be led by Public Bikes employee, Samantha Goodwin. The purpose of ...

Monday, August 1

BlueCart’s “The Dinner Table” Foodie Talk Series | SF
Monday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PG&E Pacific Energy Center
BlueCart's

The Dinner Table 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 them for a drink, ...

Biohacking Academy: Plasmid Design & Online Database | Oakland
Monday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*No one is turned away for lack of funds.
| Counter Culture Labs
Biohacking Academy: Plasmid Design & Online Database | Oakland
Ever wondered how GMO’s are created or wanted to embrace your mad scientist side? Well, now you can. This lecture series at Counter Culture Labs will teach you the basics of synthetic biology then let you in the lab to try the techniques yourself. Come learn how ...

Tuesday, August 2

Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato
Tuesday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Hopmonk Tavern (Novato)
Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato

Hang out with smart people and learn some stuff while drinking beer at the Nerd Nite North Bay held on the first Tuesday of the month at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato.