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Monday, June 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, June 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Mary Roach will discuss her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Then, J. Kenji López-Alt will share some myths about cooking steak and his James Beard-winning book The Food Lab. Finally, self-proclaimed queen-of-shitty-robots Simone Giertz will share the why behind her ...

Tuesday, June 28

What Is Happening In The Kepler Mission | Berkeley
What Is Happening In The Kepler Mission | Berkeley
Humans have long wondered about other planetary systems and if potentially Earth-like worlds exist around other stars. NASA’s Kepler mission was designed to answer these questions. The Kepler space observatory launched in 2009 is still operating, and the mission has discovered more than 2,000 confirmed ...

Win Tix: Bhangra & Bollywood Dance Class | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, June 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Abada Studio
Get that banging Bhangra body summer ready at “Bounce Into Summer” With Dholrhythms, a Bhangra Dance Class. Learn high energy movements that originated in the Punjab region of North India as you turn those lightbulbs and swivel those hips to the hot beats of Bhangra ...

Wednesday, June 29

Make Your Own Website Workshop | SF
Wednesday, June 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring your own laptop. Free but an RSVP is required.
| Weebly Headquarters
Make Your Own Website Workshop | SF
Weebly and Square are teaming up to help you start your site and online store in a night. Their combined team of experts across e-commerce, SEO and design will be on site to lead workshops, take questions and help you get your site selling with ...
Free One-Day Gentle Tibetan Yoga Class | Berkeley
Wednesday, June 29 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Free One-Day Gentle Tibetan Yoga Class | Berkeley
Join instructor, Jack van der Meulen, for this free one-day only event on a “Kum Nye: Releasing Tension and Restoring Balance” class. Kum Nye movement and awareness exercises help us to release physical and emotional tension. Practices in this class focus on giving us tools to restore ...
Win Tix: SF’s Forum on The Homelessness | Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, June 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Commonwealth Club (SF)
Join over 30 Bay Area journalists and media outlets as they ban together to bring light to the homeless crisis. This event is about educating the public and local leadership about the need for change, to help our fellow man. > Get Tickets – $22.00 This panel discussion ...
Win Tix: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview “Daughter of a Garbage Man | PianoFight
Wednesday, June 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | PianoFight
What is the American dream in 2016? Can the child of immigrants go from humble beginnings to international fame and fortune? KGO’s Maureen Langan, celebrated standup comic and radio host, is here to answer those questions. > Get Tickets – $8.00 This Daughter of a Garbage Man will ...

Friday, July 1

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, July 1 – 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; ...

Astronomy Night: Lecture & Stargazing on The Roof | Berkeley
Friday, July 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Astronomy Night: Lecture & Stargazing on The Roof | Berkeley
We’ll discuss how the seeds of galaxy formation were planted during the Big Bang, how budding galaxies collect the food for new stars, and how, like a cosmic autumn, this rampant growth transitioned into the fading colors and staid calm of our current galactic epoch. Doors: 7:30 ...

Saturday, July 2

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 ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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 ...

LaborFest 2016: Japanese Americans History Presentation | SF
Saturday, July 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | National Japanese American Historical Society
LaborFest 2016: Japanese Americans History Presentation | SF
Goldblatt, a CIO officer and long serving ILWU secretary, condemned the government’s resort to concentration camps and charged, “This entire episode of hysteria and mob chant against the native-born Japanese will form a dark page of American history.” Goldblatt’s prediction, of course, came true. In this ...

Sunday, July 3

Free Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays
Sunday, July 3 – 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 ...

Sunday Morning Wellness: Meditation & Yoga |
Sunday, July 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: $5 | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Sunday Morning Wellness: Meditation & Yoga |
An opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and to introduce your friends or family to the benefits of Nyingma meditation. Each session includes brief meditation instruction followed by silent sitting. You are welcome to attend any Sunday session. No pre-registration or prior experience necessary. Come in ...
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, July 3 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo

San Mateo Kabuki Club is a well-established group that holds classes on the first Sunday of every month, focusing on Kabuki performances on film. Classes are open to the public. The group is led by two very passionate and knowledgeable experts on Kabuki. Films are ...

Monday, July 4

Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$3 for adults; $2 for seniors and students; and free for kids five and under
| San Mateo County History Museum
Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2016
The San Mateo County History Museum hosts “An Old-Fashioned Fourth” within its museum, the 106 year old county courthouse in Redwood City from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, July 4, 2016. Children will be invited to hand-craft homemade vanilla ice cream and then take a taste. They ...
BlueCart’s “The Dinner Table” Foodie Talk Series | SF
Monday, July 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PG&E Pacific Energy Center
BlueCart's

The Dinner Table is a monthly event series hosted on the first Monday of every month by BlueCart to bring friends, experts, and colleagues together family-style around the proverbial Dinner Table, to discuss a wide array of food industry topics. Join them for a drink, ...

Tuesday, July 5

LaborFest 2016: Bread & Roses W/ Retired Union Members | SF
Tuesday, July 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Labor Council Office
LaborFest 2016: Bread & Roses W/ Retired Union Members  | SF
Come to an open regular meeting of the Federation of Retired Union Members, an organization of retirees affiliated with the San Francisco Labor Council. Retirees come from a spectrum of unions with members and workers in San Francisco. “Forum” supports alliances between working people and retired ...
Intro to Arduino: Easy To Use Hardware & Software | South SF
Tuesday, July 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| South San Francisco Main Library
Intro to Arduino: Easy To Use Hardware & Software | South SF
Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning ...
Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato
Tuesday, July 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Hopmonk Tavern (Novato)
Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato

Hang out with smart people and learn some stuff while drinking beer at the Nerd Nite North Bay held on the first Tuesday of the month at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato.

Wednesday, July 6

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Space ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, July 6 – 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 ...

Thursday, July 7

The Security Vulnerabilities In Chinese IT | Mountain View
Thursday, July 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Computer History Museum
The Security Vulnerabilities In Chinese IT | Mountain View
The rise of Input Method Editors (IMEs) in China has had a profound impact on Chinese computing, making it today perhaps the fastest text input languages on earth due to its heavy reliance on predictive text, autocompletion, shortcuts, and abbreviations. At the same time, the ...
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 Thursday and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga at ...

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 ...

LaborFest 2016: “Black Lives Matter” Open Forum | SF
Thursday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| San Francisco General Hospital
LaborFest 2016:
The attack on minorities is not only by the police on the street. There has been a national epidemic of racist hanging noose incidents at work locations. These have also taken place in San Francisco, Oakland and other cities in Northern California. At the same time there ...

Saturday, July 9

LaborFest 2016: Labor Education Meet & Greet | SF
Saturday, July 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | City College of SF (Mission Campus)
LaborFest 2016:  Labor Education Meet & Greet | SF
Labor Educators are teachers who work with labor unions, union members, other activists and workers of all kinds. They will share methods and curriculum in a full day of demonstrations and discussions. Options include joining them for dinner the night before at Delancey Street, staying in ...
Sunnyvale “State of the City” 4th of July Celebration | 2016
Saturday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Washington park
Sunnyvale
Join the city of Sunnyvale in celebrating the “State of the City” in Washington Park on July 9, 2016 with civic events, live music, BBQ and community award presentations. Mayor’s State of the City Address and Community Awards Presentation Kids Zone activities – arts & crafts, footgolf, ...
Photography Meetup: Pro Tips & Talks | SF
Saturday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Samys Camera SF
Photography Meetup: Pro Tips & Talks | SF

Saturday Meet-ups are informal gatherings at Samy’s where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about how to take that special photo, get tips on the basics of photography and camera settings. Each week will feature a “Special Topic Discussion” with knowledgeable ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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 ...