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Friday, November 17

Forum for Transnational Collaboration in the Visual Arts | SF
Friday, November 17 – 3:15 pm | Cost: FREE | McLaren Hall at USF
Forum for Transnational Collaboration in the Visual Arts | SF

The goal of this symposium is to have a conversation on transnational collaboration in an era of travel bans and fierce nationalism breaking out around the world. Globalization has created problems for many populations here and elsewhere but it has also generated opportunities for greater ...

2017 Opera House Tree Lighting & Holiday Market | Bayview
Friday, November 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, and an RSVP is appreciated.
| Bayview Opera House
2017 Opera House Tree Lighting & Holiday Market | Bayview
Come out to Bayview Opera House’s annual Community Tree Lighting event featuring music, holiday cheer, arts and crafts activities, s’mores roasting, local food and craft vendors, and the ceremonial lighting of the Bayview community tree. Free, and an RSVP is appreciated. They will be showcasing local performers ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Piano Lessons with Nelita True | SFCM
Friday, November 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Piano Lessons with Nelita True | SFCM
Nelita True is one of the most recognized piano pedagogues teaching today. A student of Nadia Boulanger and Leon Fleisher, True brings a generational expertise to instruction that has been passed down by the world’s most storied teachers.

Saturday, November 18

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Please note that the tickets for 11/18 are already sold out.
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Bronwen Percival | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, November 18 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Bronwen Percival | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Bronwen Percival is the cheese buyer for Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. In addition to working with cheesemakers and the company’s maturation team to select and optimize ...
The Future of the New Treasure Island: New Ferry/Bus/Shuttles | SF
Saturday, November 18 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Treasure Island Historic Building One
The Future of the New Treasure Island: New Ferry/Bus/Shuttles | SF
Lowering the impact of travel to the redeveloped Treasure Island is essential to its vision as a world model for sustainable development. The adopted plan calls for new ferry and bus service, pedestrian-only streets, and an on-Island shuttle, funded by fares, parking fees, and a ...
“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, November 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

Creative Family Fun Crafts: Creative Columns | The Presidio
Saturday, November 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun Crafts: Creative Columns | The Presidio
Get creative with Classical columns. Sculpt a column based on the Presidio’s Palace of Fine Arts, or design your own.
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Don Bugito | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, November 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Don Bugito | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Monica Martinez, an artist and designer who immigrated to the US from Mexico City, is one of La Cocina’s current entrepreneurs. Inspired by pre-Hispanic Mexican cuisine, she ...
Forum for Transnational Collaboration in the Visual Arts | SF
Saturday, November 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McLaren Hall at USF
Forum for Transnational Collaboration in the Visual Arts | SF

The goal of this symposium is to have a conversation on transnational collaboration in an era of travel bans and fierce nationalism breaking out around the world. Globalization has created problems for many populations here and elsewhere but it has also generated opportunities for greater ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, November 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
November 18 Theme: TBD Led by Oakland curators, writers, and artists. Each tour brings visitors to 3-5 galleries, with short presentations from curators or artists at each location. Led by: Suzanne L’Heureux of Interface Gallery Meet: Interface Gallery, 486 49th St, 2pm District: North
“Freezer Paper Stencils” Workshop | SF
Saturday, November 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Space is limited; please call the Visitacion Valley Branch 415-355-2848 to register.
| Visitacion Valley Branch Library
Using freezer paper and fabric paint, create a personalized tote bag that is perfect for carrying your library materials. Space is limited; please call the Visitacion Valley Branch 415-355-2848 to register.
“Night & All-Weather Biking” SF Bicycle Coalition Free Workshop | SF
Saturday, November 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Glen Park Branch Library
In a city that (almost) never sleeps, where mist and precipitation might roll in at any moment, it’s important to feel confident riding in any condition. This class, designed for intermediate riders who feel comfortable navigating urban streets, will teach you how to be prepared ...

Sunday, November 19

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Please note that the tickets for 11/19 are already sold out.
The Forum on Reproductive Justice with Dawn Porter | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, November 19 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
The Forum on Reproductive Justice with Dawn Porter | Grace Cathedral
Filmmaker Dawn Porter discusses her most recent documentary on Dr. Willie Parker. “Trapped” follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers as they battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. This conversation is the second of Grace Cathedral’s three-part ...
2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair: The World We Want | Mission Dist.
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | City College of SF (Mission Campus)
2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair: The World We Want | Mission Dist.
The Howard Zinn Bookfair, a celebration of the books that make us rethink our roles in the world and connect people with hidden histories, will be held at CCSF Mission Campus. The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present, and Future ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, November 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
In this months assembly, explore gratitude in its many forms. Bring your thoughts and ideas as you explore gratitude through interactive group participation. And sing songs of course. And have pot luck after.
Free Seasonal Tasting: Persimmons | Jack London Square
Sunday, November 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Tasting: Persimmons | Jack London Square
Stop by the market to try the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. They will be preparing a simple dish featuring persimmons from Happy Acre Farms. Stop by for a taste and a free recipe card.
“NaNoWriMo 2017” National Novel Writing Month Write-Ins at the Library | South SF
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short) is a mad sprint to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event had over 700,000 participants in 2013, and this year, the South San Francisco Public Library would like to invite local participants to ...

“A Nation Divided” Discussion | City Lights
Sunday, November 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
In the 1930s Sweden and Norway were even more polarized than the U.S. is now. The far right and the far left battled for control of the countries’ economic and political direction. By the 1950s they’d reached consensus and were in the top tier of ...

Monday, November 20

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, November 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance | SF
Monday, November 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| San Francisco LGBT Community Center
2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance | SF
The SF LGBT Community Center will host the 19th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) on Monday, November 20, 2017. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a genuine tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This day serves a purpose to ...

Friday, November 24

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, November 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, November 25

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting at 8:30 am. Lessons ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Sow | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, November 25 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Sow | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Sow : verb |sō| plant (seed) by scattering it on or in the ground for future growth. Sow Juice is an independently owned, San Francisco based juice ...

Sunday, November 26

Final “NaNoWriMo 2017” Write-In at the Library | South SF
Sunday, November 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short) is a mad sprint to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event had over 700,000 participants in 2013, and this year, the South San Francisco Public Library would like to invite local participants to ...

Tuesday, November 28

Astrology & Your Health with Diane Cramer | SF Main Library
Tuesday, November 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Astrology & Your Health with Diane Cramer | SF Main Library
Astrologer Diane Cramer, MS, NCGR PAA, author of four books on medical astrology, speaks about how astrology can be a tool for greater self-knowledge and self-healing. Find out about astrological techniques that can help you to hone in on strengths and weaknesses in your body. Discover ...
SF History Night | Noe Valley
Tuesday, November 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night | Noe Valley

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

“Mentored By A Madman” Book Discussion | City Lights
Tuesday, November 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
A. J. Lees relates how William S. Burroughs, the author of Naked Lunch and a troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a groundbreaking treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Lees journeys to the Amazon rain forest in search of cures, and through self-experimentation he seeks to ...