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Friday, April 25

Free Dance Class Friday | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Friday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Friday | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Friday, April 25, 2014
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Samba Funk, Eco Hip-Hop & Youth Speaks Poetry Slam | Oakland Museum of California
Samba Funk, Eco Hip-Hop & Youth Speaks Poetry Slam | Oakland Museum of California

What to expect on April 25:

Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
Extended hours in the galleries and special exhibitions
Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here
April Resident DJ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist spinning hits …

Feathers & Fedoras: 1920s Music, Dancing & Costumes | Friday Nights at the de Young
Feathers & Fedoras: 1920s Music, Dancing & Costumes | Friday Nights at the de Young

SF Bay Guardian presents Feathers & Fedoras: A Night of Fashion, Music, and Dancing.
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Trio Zincalo featuring Adam Theis & Magik*Magik Orchestra (String Trio) - Wilsey Court
Also featuring:

The Decobelles, dancers/models will bring to life the era of the 1920s-40s with performances in the “Busby Berkeley Style” …

Fashion Festival Pop-Up: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville
Friday, April 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a nominal materials fee might be charged by DIY workshop teachers.
| Public Market (Emeryville)
Fashion Festival Pop-Up: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville

The season of festivals is quickly approaching and Display at Emeryville’s Public Market want to make sure you are prepared to enjoy all of them in style.
Learn about the best patterns, materials, colors and hairstyles for the 2014 Festival Season from local stylists and …

Saturday, April 26

Free Aerial, Bhangra & Carnaval Dance Class Day | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Saturday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes require RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Aerial, Bhangra & Carnaval Dance Class Day | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Saturday, April 26 2014
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8:15 am: Pilates & Barre Fitness
Montclair Dance Athletics, Oakland
9 am: Bhangra Dance Class
Ashekenaz Dance & Music Community center, Berkeley
Dholrhythms Dance Co. of Non Stop Bhangra
9:30 am: Handstands, Arm Balances and Conditioning
Montclair Dance Athletics, …

2014 Laney College Open House: Fun Demos & Free Lunch | Oakland
Saturday, April 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Free lunches while supplies last.
| Laney College
2014 Laney College Open House: Fun Demos & Free Lunch | Oakland

Want to learn 3-D printing, welding or machining? How about cooking or media arts? 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, …

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, April 26 – 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 ...

Veggie On A Budget: Talk & Samples | Oakland Veg Week 2014
Veggie On A Budget: Talk & Samples | Oakland Veg Week 2014

A little creativity and preparation go a long way in your food budget. How do you plan ahead but still take advantage of store specials and sale items? How can you make the most of cooking time? Which foods give you the best nutrition for …

Dancing in the Park 2014: Outdoor Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Dancing in the Park 2014: 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 seventh annual Dancing in the Park festival at Golden Gate Park’s music concourse on April 26, 2014.
This annual outdoor dance event featuring dance companies from …

2014 Coast Guard Appreciation Day | Pier 39
Saturday, April 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2014 Coast Guard Appreciation Day | Pier 39

San Francisco Coast Guard Appreciation Day will honor the active duty men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard who operate in and around the waters of San Francisco Bay on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Enjoy a day of rescue, air and water exhibitions, a chance …

Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, April 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland

Join Sistas-Wit-Style for free Caribbean dance classes to get you ready for San Francisco Carnival held annually on Memorial Day weekend. Free, but RSVP is required. Classes take place from noon to 2 pm every Saturday at New Karibbean City (1408 Webster Ave., Oakland). Their goal is ...

Sunday, April 27

Free Dance Class Sunday | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Sunday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Sunday | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Highlights include:
1-6 pm: Afsaneh Art & Culture Society Festival of the Silk Road – San Jose
1700 Alum Rock Rd, San Jose, CA, 95116 
Dance, music, and poetry from the Silk Road including Iran, Afghanistan, …

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Wonderfest Talk | East Bay
Sunday, April 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Wonderfest Talk | East Bay

On April 27, 2014 the guest speaker will be Tucker Hiatt, founder of Wonderfest.
Wonderfest’s Mission is to inspire and nurture a deep sense of wonder about the world. We aspire to stimulate curiosity, promote careful reasoning, challenge unexamined beliefs, and encourage life-long learning. We achieve …

Monday, April 28

Free Dance Class & Performance Day | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Monday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class & Performance Day | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Monday, April 28, 2014
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Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, April 28 – 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, April 29

Free Dance Class Tuesday | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Tuesday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Tuesday | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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The History of Bay Area Native Americans | Noe Valley
Tuesday, April 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for general public. Free if you're an SFHA member
| St. Philip's Church
The History of Bay Area Native Americans | Noe Valley

Ruth Orta and her daughter, Ramona Garibay, are descendants of the Ohlone/Bay Miwok native people of the San Francisco Bay Area, hunter-gatherers who lived here for thousands of years before the Spanish missionaries arrived.
Ruth and Mona will share stories of their heritage and customs and …

Wednesday, April 30

Free Dance Class Day | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Wednesday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Day | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Thursday, May 1

Free Dance Class Thursday | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Thursday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class Thursday | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Thursday, May 1, 2014
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Free Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports
Thursday, May 1 – 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 ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, May 1 – 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.

Friday, May 2

Oakland Dance Festival & Free Dance Class Day | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Friday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Oakland Dance Festival & Free Dance Class Day | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Friday, May 2, 2014
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Highlights include:
5 pm: Free to Fly 2014
BANDALOOP Studio, Oakland
6 pm: Oakland Dance Festival 
Oakland City Hall, Oakland
8 pm: Blues Dance Basics (Partnered)
LEVYstudio, San Francisco

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, ...

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, May 3

Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week
Saturday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2014 Bay Area Dance Week

Free Dance Classes on Saturday, May 3, 2014
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