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Thursday, April 26

Alcatraz Speaker Series: Alcatraz Island Historian John Martini | SF
Thursday, April 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Parc 55 Hotel
Alcatraz Speaker Series: Alcatraz Island Historian John Martini | SF

Experience the engaging exhibits “Alcatraz: Life on The Rock” and “Alcatraz: The Last Day” (on display in SF through June 28, 2018) that take Alcatraz Island on the road, and learn about the beauty, history, and infamy of the small island in the middle of ...

Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” Screening w/ Director Q&A | SF
Thursday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a RSVP is required
| Presidio Officers' Club
Al Gore's
In Presidio Live, experience live music, theatre, dance, film, and dialogues that offer a contemporary take on the history and nature of the Presidio and the culture of our diverse Bay Area community. In celebration of Earth Day, Presidio Live will be screening Al Gore’s latest ...

Friday, April 27

Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Opening Day | April 27-May 6
Friday, April 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Opening Day | April 27-May 6

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 27-May 6, 2018. 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 ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Every Friday night, 5–10 pm Half-price gallery admission for adults. Ages 18 and under are free! Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks. Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday ...
Ladies’ Night With Boudoir Lecture & Photography | SF
Friday, April 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Good Vibrations (Kearny St)
Ladies’ Night With Boudoir Lecture & Photography | SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer Join us for complimentary cocktails while you discover the magical world of boudoir photography along side smoken’ sex tips. Meet Lily the creator of Boudoir by Lily, learn all about the unique and transformative experience of boudoir photography. Enjoy frank Q and ...
A Night of Irish Culture, Dance & Music | Albany
Friday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Children under 12 free
| Albany Community Center
A Night of Irish Culture, Dance & Music | Albany
Join them for the Center’s first Irish Night. Enjoy performances by the Albany Irish Dance group and learn a few steps yourself. Instructor, Barbara Butkus, will teach a group dance for all. No experience necessary. Just bring your willingness to have fun & learn something new. ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, April 27 – 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 ...

Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Afro Hatian with Blanche Brown | SF
Friday, April 27 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| ODC Dance Commons
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Afro Hatian with Blanche Brown | SF
These classes introduce the technique, culture, and spirituality of Haitian dance. You will learn the subtle movements of the Rada dances, the strength of the Nago dances, and the excitement of the Petro Dances, as well as the joy and abandon of Carnival and Banda ...

Saturday, April 28

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. Over the weekend of April 28th and 29th, 2018, the fourth annual Bay Area Book Festival will transform downtown Berkeley into ...

Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ashkenaz
Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF
If they love Non Stop Bhangra and have wanted to try a class but haven’t made it out to one, here’s the chance to try it for free with Dholrhythms Dance Company. Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 9am- 10am Ashkenaz ...
2018 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Laney College
2018 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Want to learn graphic arts, welding or machining? How about cosmetology or electronics? Whether you’re interested in learning a new skill or a new career, Laney’s Career and Technical Education Open House is a fun day where you can explore a wide range of career and technical programs. Free, an RSVP is ...
Lake Merritt Bioblitz: Using Your Smartphone for Science | Oakland
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Oakland Museum of California
Lake Merritt Bioblitz: Using Your Smartphone for Science | Oakland
Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland is the jewel of the city and teeming with life. Come learn about the thousands of organisms that call this place home and help document them as part of the City Nature Challenge. Local naturalists will be on hand ...
13th Annual Maritime Day | Redwood City
Saturday, April 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
13th Annual Maritime Day | Redwood City
On Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11 am until 3 pm, the San Mateo County History Museum will present its 12th Annual Maritime Day. This free event highlights the “Charles Parsons’ Ships of the World” exhibit gallery that features 24 hand crafted model ships by expert model ...
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | April 28
Saturday, April 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | April 28

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 27-May 6, 2018. 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 ...

MACLA Family Art Day: Dance & Yoga Classes | San Jose
Saturday, April 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
MACLA Family Art Day: Dance & Yoga Classes | San Jose
Join MACLA for an outdoor celebration with the community at Parque de Los Pobladores. Family Art Day is a free festival for youth and families with hands-on visual art activities, bilingual gallery tours, multicultural dance and music performances, dance classes, and a raffle for Southwest ...
10th Annual Dancing in the Park: Outdoor Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Music Concourse Garage (GG Park)
10th Annual Dancing in the Park: Outdoor Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
See some of the best dance companies and dance schools in the Bay Area perform under the sun at the 10th annual Dancing in the Park festival at Golden Gate Park’s music concourse on April 28, 2018. This annual outdoor dance event features 30 dance groups ...
Adolph Sutro’s 188th Birthday: Talk, Free Cupcakes, & Selfie Station | SF
Saturday, April 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Sutro Library
Adolph Sutro's 188th Birthday: Talk, Free Cupcakes, & Selfie Station | SF
You are cordially invited to celebrate Adolph Sutro’s 188th birthday on Saturday, April 28th. Adolph Sutro’s 188th Birthday Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 1 pm to 3 pm Sutro Library, 1630 Holloway Avenue, SF FREE with RSVP (Sold Out) The Event Includes: Marc Shaffer, Director of American Jerusalem, will talk about his ...

Sunday, April 29

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. Over the weekend of April 28th and 29th, 2018, the fourth annual Bay Area Book Festival will transform downtown Berkeley into ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, April 29 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, April 29, Jack London Square Farmers Market, Oakland (10 am to 3 pm): Life Learning Academy students will be selling honey from their beehive, dried culinary and tea herbs, and handmade lemon curd, sauerkraut, and shrubs, all using products from their school garden.
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | April 29
Sunday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2018: Free Events | April 29

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 27-May 6, 2018. 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 ...

Blossom International Dance Party Festival | SF
Sunday, April 29 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | CCSF Health and Wellness Center
Blossom International Dance Party Festival | SF
Participate in a large program of dances from around the world. The first hour will be instruction time for dancers of all ages and experience. Blossom International Dance Party Festival Tuesday, April 29, 2018 | 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm CCSF Health and Wellness Center, Ocean Ave. at Phelan, SF FREE Beginners ...
28th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
Sunday, April 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Romberg Tiburon Center
28th 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 29, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is requested. What to ...
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Monday, April 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, April 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
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 ...

Wednesday, May 2

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, May 2 – 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 ...

Friday, May 4

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, May 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...

2018 “HeART of Market” Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
2018
Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Mint Plaza for its HeART of Market: Dance, Create, Connect, a free, participatory and family friendly event. Two Free Lunchtime Performances by LINES Dance Center students and LINES Education Programs. 2018 Heart of Market Dance Fest Friday, May 4, 2018 | Noon to ...
“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, May 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE

Every first Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...