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Tuesday, September 2

See’s Candies Tasting & History Talk | South SF
Tuesday, September 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
See's Candies Tasting & History Talk | South SF

See’s Candies will host a chocolate sampling and local history talk, sharing the story of the company in South San Francisco.
The event takes place at the South San Francisco Library from 6:30-7:30 pm on September 2, 2014.

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 2 – 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 26, 2014 and continuing for four weeks (with a one-week break ...

Wednesday, September 3

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (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) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, September 3 – 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 ...

Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland
Wednesday, September 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Veterans Building (Oakland)
Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland

Yep, we know there aren’t too many places you can Do-Si-Do in the Bay, but Oaktown 8s are giving you a chance to try square dancing at their free open house. Learn some introductory calls during a free intro session from 7-8 pm and then stick ...

Thursday, September 4

Free Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports
Thursday, September 4 – 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 ...

“Bay Area Bold” NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences

NightLife partners with The San Francisco Foundation to salute the Bay Area’s boldest with a buzzworthy line-up of storytellers, music, and fun.
Schedule of Events
“Bay Area Love Stories” Presented by Porchlight
in African Hall (Level 1)
7:00 & 8:00 pm, Celebrate the brightest minds and biggest ideas in …

Win Tix: Khan Academy Founder Talk & 21st Century Visionary Award | Castro Theatre
Thursday, September 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $25
| Castro Theatre
Khan Academy Founder Talk & 21st Century Visionary Award | Castro Theatre

Sal Khan, author and founder of Khan Academy will be in conversation with Kishore Hari, director of the Bay Area Science Festival.
Khan Academy’s mission to give a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere has breached the educational divide between poor and privileged and pioneered a …

Friday, September 5

Off The Grid, Dance Lessons & Live Soul Music | Friday Nights at OMCA
Off The Grid, Dance Lessons & Live Soul Music | Friday Nights at OMCA

What to expect on September 5:

5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring …

30-Member Leonard Cohen A Capella Choir & Art Installations | de Young
30-Member Leonard Cohen A Capella Choir & Art Installations | de Young

Soundwave creates a modernist event with works that explore water, our most important natural resource.
6:30–7 pm & 8–8:30 pm - Live Music by Conspiracy of Beards - Wilsey Court
The unique 30-member all-male choir Conspiracy of Beards performs water-inspired songs of legendary poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen (b. …

Saturday, September 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC 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 ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 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 ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

The location has yet to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.

Sunday, September 7

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, September 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Yoga
Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.

Learn how to dive, survive, and return quickly to your feet (like the ninja you are) if you are ever unlucky enough to eat it while biking around town. This free two-hour workshop will teach you to do just that every first Sunday of the month at ...

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, September 7 – 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, September 8

The New Parkway’s Book Club | Oakland
Monday, September 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
The New Parkway's Book Club | Oakland

The New Parkway book club offers a laid back atmosphere aimed at reading and discussing your favorite books-turned-movies. It’s fun, it’s chill, it’s free and it meets on the second Monday of every month.

Tuesday, September 9

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, September 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

“The Macallan” Exclusive Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Win Tix: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Lecture: Family & The Modern Economy | Castro Theatre
Tuesday, September 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $29
| Castro Theatre
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Lecture: Family & The Modern Economy | Castro Theatre

In her new book, Cut Adrift, Marianne Cooper, Stanford sociologist and lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In weaves together deep data analysis of our frightening economic condition with real-world stories of families struggling to adjust.
Hear Cooper in conversation with LeanIn.org Founder Sheryl Sandberg, as …

Wednesday, September 10

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: The Macallan | SF
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: The Macallan | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland
Wednesday, September 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Veterans Building (Oakland)
Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland

Yep, we know there aren’t too many places you can Do-Si-Do in the Bay, but Oaktown 8s are giving you a chance to try square dancing at their free open house. Learn some introductory calls during a free intro session from 7-8 pm and then stick ...

Thursday, September 11

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 11 – 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, September 12

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 ...

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, ...

“The Macallan” Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: Final Night | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...