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Monday, September 22

2014 “Architecture and the City” Free Lecture | SF
Monday, September 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California College of the Arts SF (CCASF)
2014

Frida Escobedo will be discussing her works and experiences in architecture. Escobedo was born in Mexico City in 1979. She is an Architect and Urban Planner. She received her undergraduate education at the Universidad Iberoamericana de la ciudad de México and holds a Masters of Art, …

Argentina Politics Talk | Berkeley
Monday, September 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Haas School of Business
Argentina Politics Talk | Berkeley

The Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley will be presenting a discussion on Argentine politics and perspectives for the future by Sergio Massa.
Sergio Massa is an Argentine National Congressman and the former mayor of Tigre. The Financial Times called him “the rising star …

Tuesday, September 23

Les Claypool & Larry LaLonde: Primus Book Release Party | SF
Les Claypool & Larry LaLonde: Primus Book Release Party | SF

City Lights in conjunction with Akashic Books and Doc’s Lab present the San Francisco launch of Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine, featuring Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and more guests.
Advanced ticketing is required for this event. Tickets are free, but only available at the front counter …

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morris Dance Practice Hall
English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley

Feeling a little sluggish? Need to get that blood pumping? Secretly enjoy live fiddle and accordion music? Come join the basics of Morris dancing at the annual free workshop series in Berkeley starting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and continuing for four weeks (with a one-week break ...

Wednesday, September 24

Swing In The Square: Free Concert & Dance Lessons | Union Square
Wednesday, September 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing In The Square: Free Concert & Dance Lessons | Union Square

Swing in the Square is a swinging live concert and dance series taking place every fourth Wednesday from May to September from 6-8 pm. Arrive early for free introductory dance lessons by professional dance instructors and stay for the open dance floor during the band’s live ...

Thursday, September 25

Outbreak NightLife: Disease Pub Trivia, Lighting Talks & DJ Teeko | CA Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Outbreak NightLife: Disease Pub Trivia, Lighting Talks & DJ Teeko | CA Academy of Sciences

Outbreak NightLife
Music by Grown Kids Radio, plus a live performance by turntablist Teeko.
Explore the fascinating and frightening history of pandemics as NightLife takes a look at the dynamic diseases that have shaped the world we live in.

Pick the brains of Bay Area scientists during “Lighting …

Friday, September 26

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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Saturday, September 27

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, September 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Chef Interview & Cooking Demo: 4505 Meat’s Ryan Farr | Embarcadero
Saturday, September 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Two Embarcadero Center
Chef Interview & Cooking Demo: 4505 Meat's Ryan Farr | Embarcadero

Enjoy an intimate chef interview and cooking demonstration with Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats, featuring Farmer’s Market fresh items, complete with recipes for everyone to enjoy at home.

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, September 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 6:57 pm, and the gates close at 10 pm.

Sunday, September 28

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, September 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Monday, September 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, September 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is 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 hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Tuesday, September 30

SF History Night: San Francisco History Association
Tuesday, September 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for general public. Free if you're an SFHA member
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night: San Francisco History Association

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 ...

Wednesday, October 1

Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2014. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour ...

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (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) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, October 1 – 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 ...

Thursday, October 2

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation: Final Days | October
Thursday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation: Final Days | October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Free Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports
Thursday, October 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required to climb@outdooradventureclub.com
| Lombardi Sports
Free Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports

Come to Lombardi Sports on any first Thursday of the month for a free intro to rock climbing, taught by the professional guides of the Outdoor Adventure Club. Free, but RSVP is required. Lombardi Sports has a 25′ high indoor climbing wall inside their store. The Outdoor ...

Friday, October 3

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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Saturday, October 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, October 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

Please note, as of June 18, 2014, the location was still to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.