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Sunday, April 23

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 23
Sunday, April 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 23

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

“How to Install Rooftop PV Systems” Free Workshop | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| California Clean Energy Fund Office
Join others who are interested in helping save the environment one rooftop at a time. This workshop is offered by SunWork and cohosted by RE-volv. SunWork is a Bay Area nonprofit that installs rooftop PV systems on small-energy-footprint homes (those that use less than $100/mo, ...

12th Annual Sustainable Lafayette Earth Day | East Bay
Sunday, April 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Library
12th Annual Sustainable Lafayette Earth Day | East Bay
You’re invited to explore this year’s Earth Day Festival and discover opportunities to make better, more environmentally-friendly decisions. 12th Annual Lafayette Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 11 am to 3 pm Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA FREE You’ll have the chance to participate in many fun ...
Meisha Page Free Seasonal Cooking Demo | Jack London Square
Sunday, April 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Meisha Page Free Seasonal Cooking Demo | Jack London Square
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a cooking demo with Meisha Page of Wisdom by Wisdom featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. Meisha Page makes natural, handcrafted soaps and body butters in a wide variety ...
Berkeley Flea Market’s Rebirth: Healthy Eating Demos & Free Food | East Bay
Sunday, April 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for stuff to buy
| Berkeley Flea Market
Berkeley Flea Market's Rebirth: Healthy Eating Demos & Free Food | East Bay
Come and experience what has made this Bay Area legacy that is The Flea Market so great for so many years, culture and community. This Grand Reopening will feature community guest speakers, live performances, spoken word artists, a farmer’s market, free food and book give-away, board games, ...
27th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
Sunday, April 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Romberg Tiburon Center
27th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
Discovery Day is the Romberg Tiburon Center‘s annual open house, when they invite the public to visit the marine lab on the Bay and see marine science in action and it takes place from 1-5 pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Free, but an RSVP is requested. What to ...
“Tell Your Story In Three Minutes” Workshop | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | FESTHQ
Meet short filmmakers from this year’s festival and find out how you can create depth and emotion in a small package.
Free “Chems*x” Vice Documentary Screening & Discussion | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Women’s Building
Free
In hidden basements, bedrooms and bars across London, “Chems*x,” is a documentary that exposes frankly and intimately a dark side to modern gay life. Traversing an underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long parties, this documentary tells the story of several men struggling to make it ...
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: Antebellum & Civil War San Francisco | Colma
Sunday, April 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: Antebellum & Civil War San Francisco | Colma

Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation proudly announces the 2017 Season of its free Sunday Afternoon Lectures. This popular, entertaining and educational lecture series is held one Sunday of each month from January through October. Light refreshments are served. 2017 Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture Series Select Sundays | ...

San Francisco Green Film Festival: Panel & Discussion | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | FESTHQ
San Francisco Green Film Festival: Panel & Discussion | SF
Meet film distributors and hear their insider view on how to make sure your film reaches a wide audience. Discussion with: Suzanne Harle, Founder, Green Planet Films Olivia Humphreys, CEO, Kanopy Kristin Cooney, Managing Director, ro*co films educational
Bay Area Dance Week: Aerial Arts Workshop | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aerial Artique
Bay Area Dance Week: Aerial Arts Workshop | SF
Come explore the magical world of aerial arts. They will have multiple aerial apparatuses rigged for you to view live demonstrations of and explore through the guidance of trained professionals. This hands-on experience is geared towards individuals who are looking to learn more about the aerial ...
Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah Holocaust & Heroism Remembrance Day | Los Altos
Sunday, April 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Congregation Beth Am
Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah Holocaust & Heroism Remembrance Day | Los Altos
Please join them for the South Peninsula Yom HaShoah Service of Remembrance. This inter-generational event will feature stories of survivors recorded and presented by local teenagers. “For the dead and for the living, we must bear witness.” These are the words of Elie Wiesel who passed away ...

Monday, April 24

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 24
Monday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 24

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

Bay Area Dance Week: Aerial Arts Workshop | SF
Monday, April 24 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aerial Artique
Bay Area Dance Week: Aerial Arts Workshop | SF
Come explore the magical world of aerial arts. They will have multiple aerial apparatuses rigged for you to view live demonstrations of and explore through the guidance of trained professionals. This hands-on experience is geared towards individuals who are looking to learn more about the aerial ...
“Made In Cambodia” Panel Discussion & Film Screening | SF
Monday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
On Fashion Revolution Day join California College of Arts, the Levi Strauss Foundation and Remake for the San Francisco premiere of Made in Cambodia, a film short by Asad Faruqi, the cinematographer for Oscar winning documentary short ‘A Girl in the River’ and ‘Saving Face.’ ...
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Insights From Insects Be Better By Anthropomorphizing Arthropods Follow the blinking bug butt-lights into a better understanding of being human. Insects display some of the very best traits humans hope for in our own species, and offer value lessons on self-improvement. See from the perspective of rain ...
Space Exploration at the Bar | PianoFight
Monday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 online, otherwise it's $10 at the door.
| PianoFight
Space Exploration at the Bar | PianoFight
Join Taste of Science at PianoFight for a night focused on space. Marcia Fiamengo a NASA Ambassador and Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut will speak about the importance of space exploration. Miguel Ramahlo-Santos, an associate professor at UCSF, will explain what he has learned from stem ...
“5 Rhythms” Creative Expression Dance Class | Sausalito
Monday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MLK Gym
5 Rhythms teacher Sylvie Minot will lead an introductory dance class using music and movement exercises to explore self-expression and creativity. The 5 Rhythms is a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in everybody regardless of shape, size, age or experience. ...
Sacred Dance of the Silk Road | Berkeley
Monday, April 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance
Sacred Dance of the Silk Road | Berkeley
Persian & Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices, this unique class form offers a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement. The class begins with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence ...

Tuesday, April 25

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 25
Tuesday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 25

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

The Effects Of Climate Change & Drought on California Soil | The Presidio
Tuesday, April 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
| Presidio Natural Resources Building
The Effects Of Climate Change & Drought on California Soil | The Presidio
California’s drought discussions have been dominated by media attention and public discourse about the supply of water while the impact on soil resources has been largely ignored. Hear Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor specializing in soils) discuss climate change and drought through a soils lens, ...
Artful Mending: Repair, Reinforce & Embellish | SF Main Library
Tuesday, April 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Artful Mending: Repair, Reinforce & Embellish | SF Main Library
Join the slow fashion movement by keeping your favorite garments in your closet and out of the landfill. Learn how to transform worn clothing and extend its life in this hands-on workshop. They will use simple embroidery and mending techniques to repair, reinforce and embellish. Bring ...
Balance Housing Workshop: Basics Of Credit & Credit Reporting | South SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Balance Housing Workshop: Basics Of Credit & Credit Reporting | South SF
Learn everything first time home buyers need to know about the basics of credit and credit reporting, understanding your credit scores and establishing or re-establishing credit so that you can become a homeowner. Balance, a non-profit organization, provides counseling and educational services to help people achieve ...
Author Talk With Bill McGowan: Emmy-Award Winning Journalist | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| General Assembly San Francisco
Author Talk With Bill McGowan: Emmy-Award Winning Journalist | SF
Why It Matters: HarperCollins Publishers, in partnership with General Assembly, is presenting a series of author events nationwide focused on how to improve key business skills such as negotiation, creativity, leadership, communication and decision-making. This event’s featured expert, Bill McGowan is the Founder and CEO of Clarity ...
“The Macallan” Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 21+ Only.
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to Innovation Hangar with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. ...

SF History Night: “Splendid Survivors of 1906” | Noe Valley
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night:
Many people assume that the devastation caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fires was total, but a surprising number of buildings within the fire zone survived and are still with us today. Some burned but were rebuilt, while others survived unscathed. We walk ...
A Look At Marine Protected Areas | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
A Look At Marine Protected Areas | SF
A look at protection measures in California and beyond and the effectiveness of MPAs and Sanctuaries on shark conservation. As Co- Chair of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaboration, Shark Stewards is a committed partner in the state’s marine protection. As part of a statewide ...
“Astronomy on Tap” The Search For Sister Earth | DNA Lounge
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge
Spring has sprung, and Astronomy on Tap has returned for another night full of all things space. Astronomy on Tap Bay Area has taken up permanent residence in San Francisco, so they’re changing their name to AoTSF. Franck Marchis of the SETI institute will discuss whether the ...
Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Abada Capoeira Arts Center
Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF
If you love Non Stop Bhangra and have wanted to try a class but haven’t made it out to one, here’s your chance to try it for free with Dholrhythms Dance Company. As part of Bay Area Dance Week celebration, Dholrhythms is opening up its regular ...

Wednesday, April 26

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 26
Wednesday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 26

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...