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Tuesday, January 17

“Use It Or Lose It” Memory & Brain Fitness Class | SF
Tuesday, January 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library

The brain is like any muscle in the body. The old saying “use it or lose it” really does apply. In this very social class you will exercise your brain in fun, challenging and creative ways to maintain and improve your cognitive vitality and your ...

Reclaim MLK Day: Citywide Homeless People’s Popular Assembly | SF
Tuesday, January 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Reclaim MLK Day: Citywide Homeless People's Popular Assembly | SF
On this day they will be honoring the 48th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign. The PPC was the last campaign that MLK jr. organized before his untimely assassination. The PPC culminated in a Tent City, known as Ressurection City being erected in Washington DC in ...

Learn To Use Google Drive & Google Apps | SF
Tuesday, January 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City College of San Francisco (Downtown Campus)
Learn To Use Google Drive & Google Apps | SF
Google Apps for Business I is a 45 hour tuition-free course that introduces students to Google’s free web-based email, time management, web page creator, and file collaboration tools. This course begins with an in-depth look at fundamental concepts and skills relating to basic computer hardware, the ...
Death Cafe: Hopes & Fears Over Coffee & Tea | Oakland
Tuesday, January 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Chapel of the Chimes
Death Cafe: Hopes & Fears Over Coffee & Tea | Oakland
Death Cafe Oakland is a safe, welcoming place in which people share their ideas, concerns, fears, and hopes about death as well as coffee, tea, and cookies. Death Cafe is a global movement. There have been thousands of Death Cafes held throughout the world. From the ...

Wednesday, January 18

Understanding the Basics of ADHD | SF Main Library
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Understanding the Basics of ADHD | SF Main Library
Sarah Cheyette, MD, a Neurologist from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation who treats children and adults, Benjamin Cheyette, MD, PhD, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, and Peter Johnson, a seventh-degree black belt in Karate – are happy to discuss their approach to the ...
No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump | SF Main Library
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump | SF Main Library
As with the rest of the Bay Area, Litquake has been festering over the unexpected election of Donald Trump. Do they publish a manifesto? Or curl up in the fetal position? Yes, times are dark indeed, but it’s incumbent on the creative class to stand ...
Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eureka Valley Recreation Center
Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro

Join the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, SFMTA | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and AIA San Francisco – AIASF at this community meeting in the Castro to discuss the redevelopment and revisioning of the plaza named for civil rights icon Harvey Milk. 2017 Meetings ...

Thursday, January 19

UCSF Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UCSF / Mission Bay
UCSF Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event | SF
This event is one of Biotechnology-Calendar Inc.’s on-campus, life science research tradeshows. They plan and promote each event to bring the best products and services to the best research campuses across the United States. The vendor shows offer an excellent opportunity for academic researchers to network ...
Dinner & Lecture: How Cancer Crosses the Color Line | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Toland Hall
Dinner & Lecture: How Cancer Crosses the Color Line | SF
Please join Dr. Catherine Lucey for this special lecture by Professor of History and Public Affairs, Keith Wailoo, from Princeton University, on January 19, at 5pm in Toland Hall Auditorium. The lecture examines the complex history of race and cancer in America, and uses this history ...
NY Times Bestselling Author Dan Ariely In Conversation | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
NY Times Bestselling Author Dan Ariely In Conversation | SF
Join them for an in-depth conversation led by three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely on his new book Payoff: The Hidden Logic that Shapes our Motivation . Motivation is something everyone needs and something people are all responsible for inspiring in others–especially true of founders. But to what extent do you understand it? Three-time ...
Sketchfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Sketchfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Laugh your face off as SF Sketchfest takes over the Academy for a knee-slapping night of creatures, cocktails, and comedy, part of the annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival. Taking over the Forum for some live riffing are twisted “Mystery Science Theater 3000” scientists Frank Beaulieu and ...
Cultivating A Deeper Understanding of the 2016 Presidential Election | Pleasant Hill
Thursday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John F. Kennedy University
Cultivating A Deeper Understanding of the 2016 Presidential Election | Pleasant Hill
Join them for a dynamic discussion between two visionary leaders, Terry Patten and Dr. Vernice Solimar, as they discuss the cultural dynamics of the 2016 Presidential election and its impact. They will be examining the election using the lens of Spiral Dynamics and Integral Theory. This framework ...

Friday, January 20

Free Animation & Web Production Class | SF
Friday, January 20 – 8:15 am | Cost: FREE | City College of San Francisco (Downtown Campus)
Free Animation & Web Production Class | SF
Through hands­‐on instruction using a project-­oriented approach, students will learn how to create a website using Adobe DreamWeaver. Students will learn how to create and edit web graphics and digital photographs using Adobe Photoshop. We will learn how to make animations with Adobe Animate. This 45 ...
A Day of Art & Resistance for the Community | SF
Friday, January 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Wicked Grounds
A Day of Art & Resistance for the Community | SF
Wicked Grounds stands alongside activists calling for a national strike on Inauguration Day Friday, January 20th. However, they want to ensure that those in the community who need it most will continue to have a safe space every day of the year. Being them, they’re doing both. On ...
2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
Oakland’s popular weekly night market is back for a fifth season of fun and festivities. Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday starting January 20 for a taste of local music, food, art, and culture. Savor California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic ...
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

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 ...

Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club from 7 pm to 9 pm and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club. Free, but an RSVP is required. Bring your friends ...

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest: Dragon Ball Z Live VR Panel | Brava Theater
Friday, January 20 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Brava Theater
The cast of the legendary anime suit up on stage to take your questions and discuss their show like you’ve never seen them before. > Get Tickets – $30 Cast members include Christopher Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Monica Rial (Bulma), Sonny Strait (Krillin) and Chris ...

Saturday, January 21

Women’s March: Make a Stand for Human Rights | San Jose
Saturday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose City Hall
Women's March: Make a Stand for Human Rights | San Jose
The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. They will convene at San Jose City Hall at 10 a.m., marchers will start the 0.7 mile procession at 11 a.m. ending at ...
Women’s March: Showing Compassion for Shared Humanity | Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
Women's March: Showing Compassion for Shared Humanity | Walnut Creek
The Women’s March is a national movement for women, men, and children who stand for human rights, civil liberties, diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity. They are gathering locally in their community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion for their fellow human beings ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Free “Twin Girls Farm” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, January 21 – 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. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef connection forged at the market, featuring Twin Girls Farm. David Murphy is the executive chef of Whitechapel, a destination not just ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for drop-ins. ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Theme: Young Expressions in Art Meet:  Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street
Get Cozy: Do-It-Yourself Concoctions | South SF
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
Get Cozy: Do-It-Yourself Concoctions | South SF
Soothe your winter skin with these homemade concoctions. They will discuss the benefits of making your own bath products, and you will get basic recipes that can be endlessly customized to your own tastes. They will go through the making process step by step, and you will ...
Canada by Bike with Michael Woods | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Canada by Bike with Michael Woods | Oakland
Imagine spending 52 days on vacation alone soaking up 4,137 miles of Canada from Vancouver to Halifax, crossing the Rockies, the Great Plains, the Canadian Shield, and the Saint Lawrence River, skirting the north shore of Lake Superior and peering into the U.S. from the ...

Sunday, January 22

Free “Tender Greens” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Sunday, January 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by CUESA’s Jack London Square Market for a cooking demo featuring seasonal produce with Chef Henry Hamilton of Tender Greens.
Win Tix: Meet Legendary Choreographer: Bill T. Jones | JCCSF
Sunday, January 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | JCCSF Jewish Community Center
Be inspired as Bill T. Jones shares his life-story of how he moved a generation of dancers, choreographers and audiences with his artistry and creativity. > Get Tickets – $28 Constantly raising the bar of what dance can be, he is now recognized and has received awards ...

Monday, January 23

What Now: Coping with a Trump Presidency | SF
Monday, January 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Strut
What Now: Coping with a Trump Presidency | SF
Three days after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President, San Francisco AIDS Foundation will host a Real Talk event to grapple with what his election will mean for healthcare, community, rights, and safety. Join them for a free community forum to discuss the implications of the next ...