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Saturday, August 27

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Bicycle Traffic Skills 101: On-Road Workshop | SF
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Park Police Station
Bicycle Traffic Skills 101: On-Road Workshop | SF
Their Traffic Skills 101 is a two part course using the League of American Bicyclist curriculum and covers everything you need to know about biking in the city. The Day 2 On-Road course will begin in a car-free space, practicing all the skills you learned in ...

Everything You Need To Know About Aviation | Palo Alto
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Advantage Aviation
Everything You Need To Know About Aviation | Palo Alto
Ever think about learning to fly or becoming a pilot? Curious about what aviators are so passionate about? Come join them for a free event to learn more about aviation and how easy it is to become a pilot. There will be: Food and Drinks Tour Advantage Aviation’s Aircraft Fleet Meet ...
Share The Love Of Music & Vinyl Records | SF Main Library
Saturday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library
Share The Love Of Music & Vinyl Records | SF Main Library
Phonographic Memories is a popular first-person storytelling event about the relationships people have with the vinyl records they love, and music in general. This is a wonderful way to share a bit of yourself and get to know other music lovers. This event is free but ...
The California Drought: When Will It Be Over? | Sausalito
Saturday, August 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
The California Drought: When Will It Be Over? | Sausalito
You are in a better situation than last year, but you are still in a situation of great concern. Low ground water levels and dealing with the effects of the last four years is still paying a toll on California and most likely for years to come. How ...

Sunday, August 28

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, August 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Annual History Walking Tour & Local Stories | Pescadero
Sunday, August 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | IDES Hall
Annual History Walking Tour & Local Stories | Pescadero
Their annual Pescadero history walking tour will begin at 1:00 at the south end of Stage Rd. in front of the IDES Hall. They will cover Pescadero’s history from the earliest times up through the present, featuring the period from 1850-1920. The historic 1863 Knapp home ...
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2016. Summer jazz concerts kick-off with a performance by a featured artist from 3-4 pm, followed by a history of jazz with jazz musician Randy Moore from 4:30-5 pm, ...

Monday, August 29

One-Hour Dance Lesson To Help You Enjoy The Wedding Season | Mountain View
Monday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
One-Hour Dance Lesson To Help You Enjoy The Wedding Season | Mountain View
Are you a non-dancer who would like to join the fun when the music starts? Would you like to move beyond the Chicken Dance to partner dances? This one-hour class will teach you the very basics of the foxtrot and waltz as danced to the classic ...
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
In this month’s Nerd Nite, you will learn about the importance of certain slithering reptiles, about the benefits of breast massage, and about the history and practicality of adoption.
Win Tix: “Pitch Talks” Awesome & Nerdy Baseball Panel | The Independent
Monday, August 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Independent
Pitch Talks is a live sports speaker series, bringing together real baseball fans and some of the brightest and creative minds in the game for fireside chats and Q&As in bars and rock venues. > Get Tickets – $25 “Minds of the Game” features SF Giants General ...

Tuesday, August 30

Drought Tolerant Native Plant Gardening | SF
Tuesday, August 30 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Drought Tolerant Native Plant Gardening | SF
Come learn about landscaping with natives, with special emphasis on drought tolerant plants that do exceptionally well in the Bay Area. Rebecca Blanck-Weiss (Presidio Nursery Assistant and Landscape Designer) and Desmond Murray (Presidio Nursery Community Programs Manager) will go over how to do site evaluations, picking ...
English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, August 30 – 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 23, 2016 and continuing for four weeks (with a two-week break ...

Wednesday, August 31

Stippling 101: Workshop Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, supplies available at a 10% discount
| Artist and Craftsman Supply (SF)
Stippling 101: Workshop Wednesday | SF
Experience stippling—a process with roots dating back to engraver Giulio Campagnola in about 1510. Stippling is a patient and meditative process, defining solidity, light, and shadow by drawing small dots. Free to attend, and supplies are available at a 10% discount.
Intro to Urban Bicycling | SF
Wednesday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
| San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Intro to Urban Bicycling | SF
This course is a 1-hour presentation covering the basics of how to pick the right bike for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road and route planning. This course is a great introduction for people who are considering bicycling, or looking to brush up ...
Overcoming The Challenges Of The Technological Industry | SF
Wednesday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Overcoming The Challenges Of The Technological Industry  | SF
Join them and network with the Tech in Motion crowd of entrepreneurs, CTOs, CEOs, IT professionals and tech aficionados. Tech in Motion and Ingenu present an evening exploring the future of connectivity and how new options of wireless are optimizing technology. Program 6:30 – 7:00 Networking 6:45 – ...

Thursday, September 1

Free Zine and Comics Reading | 2016 SF Zine Fest
Thursday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Free Zine and Comics Reading | 2016 SF Zine Fest

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...

Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF
Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF

Engage in an ancient practice in a sacred space – a church sanctuary. People of all faiths, perspectives, age, and yoga experience are are invited to join teacher Erin Mariani, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga. Bring your ...

Fermented NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Fermented NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife breaks down the science of fermentation—from beer to cheese and everything in between. Watch a mouth-watering mozzarella demo with Kirstin Jackson of It’s Not You, It’s Brie, learn about the process of lacto-fermentation and how to make tasty chevre with Farm Curious, explore the fermented ...
“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings with free Latin dance lessons. From novice groovers to seasoned jivers, everyone is invited to enjoy fun music and free Latin dance lessons from professional instructor Hebert Aguilar ...

“Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast” Book Discussion & Signing | Berkeley
Thursday, September 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pegasus Books (Shattuck)
It’s nearly mushroom season, and this book will help you get started on identifying some fungal friends. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast is a comprehensive and user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, from Monterey County to the Oregon ...

Friday, September 2

Bean-To-Bar: Dandelion Chocolate Making Demo | Conservatory of Flowers
Bean-To-Bar: Dandelion Chocolate Making Demo | Conservatory of Flowers

Check out a fun series of free outdoor activities that the Conservatory of Flowers is organizing on the terrace in front of the lovely old greenhouse. Starting August 12 and running through September 24, every Friday and Saturday from 1-4 pm, the Conservatory will be ...

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 ...

Saturday, September 3

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Follow the footsteps of Oakland’s famous literary son Jack London and see some of his favorite haunts. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at ...

Creative Artists’ Workshop for Hip-Hop & Spoken Word Poets | SF
Saturday, September 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Jack Adams Hall (SFSU)
Creative Artists' Workshop for Hip-Hop & Spoken Word Poets | SF
Lyrical Opposition is proud to support the artist community in a new inclusive and unique collaborative workshop series. Over 100 artists in the past couple months have participated in Lyrical Opposition Workshops and Forums, with participants learning valuable artist techniques, strategies and empowering tools to ...
The Last Gun & How It Disappeared | SF
Saturday, September 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Battery Chamberlin
The Last Gun & How It Disappeared | SF
How can a 50-ton gun simply disappear? Learn this and more while helping load and aim the last operational gun of its kind. Photos of the century-old Endicott system batteries in action are on display in an underground cartridge room. In case of rain, call (415) ...
Just Eat It: Images Of Squandered Groceries | North Beach
Saturday, September 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Branch Library
Just Eat It: Images Of Squandered Groceries | North Beach
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in ...

Sunday, September 4

Free Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays
Sunday, September 4 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| Shala Santosha Yoga
Free Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays

Primary Series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga , flowing through breath and sequence of postures that uplifts and energizes the mind, body and spirit. Come and unroll your mat to an invigorating practice that jumpstarts your Sunday. All levels welcome. Bring your yoga mat, face towel, water and your positive ...

2016 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2016 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. Entertainment includes live Brazilian samba bands, a ...
2016 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2016 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...