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Monday, February 27

Career Panel: The Art & Business of Filmmaking | SF
Monday, February 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City College of SF (Mission Campus)
Career Panel: The Art & Business of Filmmaking | SF
Balancing the art and business of media production can seem impossible. Their panel of seasoned filmmakers and freelance media creators will share their lessons and tips for making it work, covering all stages of the project lifecycle. They’ll cover how to successfully pitch and competitively price ...
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 27 – 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 ...

A Taste of Russia: Russian Cuisine & Delicious Samples | Marin City
Monday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please contact the library to register.
| Marin City Library
A Taste of Russia: Russian Cuisine & Delicious Samples | Marin City
Katia of Katia’s Russian Tea Room in San Francisco will share her knowledge of Russian cuisine and provide a delicious sampling of sweets and savories. Free, but an RSVP is required. Please contact the library to register.

Tuesday, February 28

Rev. Traci Blackmon on Activism: Healing Communities | Oakland
Tuesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Samuel Merritt University
Rev. Traci Blackmon on Activism: Healing Communities | Oakland
Rev. Traci Blackmon will share her experience working in Ferguson, MO, in the wake of the tragic killing of Michael Brown, Jr. Her topic, “Healing Communities on the Frontlines of Ferguson: Health Professionals as Activists,” will provide a framework for grassroots social change. Her signature ...

Wednesday, March 1

First Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge
First Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge

Come to Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge to try your hand at Pier Crabbing in the San Francisco Bay on alternating Saturdays from March through October. In this semi-weekly free class, National Park Service workers will teach you how to use ...

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 ...

Funding Your Work: Filmmaker Q&A | SF
Wednesday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Video Coalition
Funding Your Work: Filmmaker Q&A | SF
Across the funding landscape, grantmakers want to understand how artists are engaging with communities. During the event, they will watch segments of each participating filmmaker’s work, which will be followed by a conversation about audience engagement and its influence on each participant’s respective funding strategies. Some ...
Panel Discussion: From Homelessness to Housing | SF Main Library
Wednesday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Panel Discussion: From Homelessness to Housing | SF Main Library
Swing by the San Francisco Public Library on Wednesday for a panel discussion moderated by Audrey Cooper, Editor-In-Chief of the San Francisco Chronicle. Panel Discussion: From Homelessness to Housing Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 6 pm to 8 pm SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St., SF FREE The panel moderators ...
East Bay Science Cafe: Searching For Dark Matter | Albany
Wednesday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe: Searching For Dark Matter | Albany
What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects ...
Lecture Series: Women’s Work & The Body | SF
Wednesday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
Lecture Series: Women's Work & The Body | SF
The Department of Anthropology and Social Change is proud to announce their 2017 visiting scholar, Silvia Federici. Join Federici for a series of three lectures entitled: Women’s work and the body in the forms of capitalist accumulation. Federici is an Italian American scholar, teacher, and activist. ...

Thursday, March 2

Lawyer in the Library: Knowing The Basics of Criminal Law | South SF
Thursday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Lawyer in the Library: Knowing The Basics of Criminal Law | South SF
Join them at the library for a presentation from attorney Christopher F. Morales on cleaning up a criminal record. Depending on the situation, you may be able to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor, have your conviction expunged, have your arrest record sealed, or even receive ...
Bee-Friendly: What We Know & What We Don’t Know | The Presidio
Thursday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Bee-Friendly: What We Know & What We Don't Know | The Presidio
What is happening with the bees of San Francisco? This talk by Dr. Gretchen LeBuhn discusses what people know and don’t know about the pollinators of the city. There are over a hundred native species found in the city that pollinate gardens and wildflowers. Dr. LeBuhn ...
How-To: Foodie NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
How-To: Foodie NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
How-To NightLife gets tasty with a night of cooking and cocktail demos from some of SF’s top culinary minds. How-To: Foodie NightLife Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 6 pm to 10 pm California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, SF $15, $12 for Academy members
Calochortus Pursuits: Finding California’s Beautiful Grass | SF
Thursday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Calochortus Pursuits: Finding California's Beautiful Grass | SF
California is home to the lion’s share of species in the genus Calochortus – growing in every county of the state. Bay Area residents are lucky enough to live in the center of diversity for the genus. Such a locale is both a blessing and ...

Friday, March 3

Last Day to RSVP for Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge
Last Day to RSVP for Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge

Come to Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge to try your hand at Pier Crabbing in the San Francisco Bay on alternating Saturdays from March through October. In this semi-weekly free class, National Park Service workers will teach you how to use ...

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 3 – 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; ...

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, March 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

San Jose’s Amazing Murals: A Guided Bike Tour | South Bay
Saturday, March 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Gardner Community Center
San Jose's Amazing Murals: A Guided Bike Tour | South Bay
Be part of a guided bicycle ride visiting the many murals that celebrate and affirm the history and experiences of San Jose’s neighborhoods on Saturday, March 4, 2017. You will ride at a comfortable pace, taking advantage of calm streets to each location. The ~13 mile ride ...
Free “Sukhi’s” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting one of our market sellers. With humble beginnings in her grandmother’s kitchen, at the age of seven, Sukhi remembers recreating a dish after seeing it ...
2017 San Francisco History Days: Saturday | Old Mint
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Old Mint
2017 San Francisco History Days: Saturday | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 75 exhibitors. 2017 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 4 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Free Prom Dresses & Makeovers At The Library | South SF
Saturday, March 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Grand Ave. Branch Library
Free Prom Dresses & Makeovers At The Library | South SF

The SSF Library has partnered with the East Bay Dress Day, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes prom dresses to girls that cannot afford them. They’ve been assisting girls with free prom dresses for over 6 years. Almost all of the dresses are brand ...

Free “Hillside Supper Club” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Founded by two chefs who enjoy the camaraderie of eating and drinking together, the Hillside Supper Club promotes introducing new friends, experiencing different foods, and experimenting with ...
Tea Conversation with a War Veteran | SFAC Workshop
Saturday, March 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Arts Commission
Tea Conversation with a War Veteran | SFAC Workshop

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) has organized a series of public programs in conversation with its current exhibition, Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces. All events are free and open to the public. The exhibition features ...

Standing with Standing Rock: Benefit for the Legal Defense Fund | San Anselmo
Saturday, March 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation: $10-20 (no one turned away)
| First Presbyterian Church (San Anselmo)
Standing with Standing Rock: Benefit for the Legal Defense Fund | San Anselmo
Come and participate in a panel discussion with attorneys Larry Bragman and Ford Greene in conversation with Erin Schrode (all observer-participants at Standing Rock last fall).

Sunday, March 5

2016 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Sunday, March 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Old Mint
2016 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 75 exhibitors. 2017 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 4 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, March 5 – 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, March 6

Healing Beyond The Conscious Mind | Berkeley
Monday, March 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley
Healing Beyond The Conscious Mind | Berkeley
In this talk, Isa will address the processes of healing that are accessed beyond the conscious mind. Come and listen to the special focus on how altered states of consciousness such as hypnosis, dreams, meditation and the shamanic journey can be used to help correct a ...

Tuesday, March 7

International Women’s Day: Be Bold For Change | SF
Tuesday, March 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | WeWork Civic Center
International Women's Day: Be Bold For Change | SF
The people from WeWork Civic Center are inviting you to a night of celebration, self-reflection and socializing for International Women’s Day. Come meet and shop with their female-founded sponsor companies and join them for a focused discussion on using your voice to influence change in the community. ...