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Thursday, March 5

Micro NightLife: Tiny Worlds & DJs | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Micro NightLife: Tiny Worlds & DJs | California Academy of Sciences

Go big this week as NightLife gets really, really small to discover the wonderful world of microbiology. Learn about the latest cutting-edge advances in exploring and explaining the science of small.
Music by MOM DJs (Motown On Mondays) Gordo Cabeza, Timoteo Gigante, and The Captain Hat.
Schedule …

DJ Effects Masterclass: Make Your Sets Shine & Pop | SF
DJ Effects Masterclass: Make Your Sets Shine & Pop | SF

In almost every club and at every festival in the United States you’re likely to find a Pioneer DJM-800 or 900 mixer. For any performer, producer, or DJ, knowing how to use one of these mixer’s powerful dual FX units is a must.
Free, but an …

Friday, March 6

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 6 – 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; ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: First Day | SF
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: First Day | SF

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Live Funk Band & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Live Funk Band & Off the Grid | Oakland

What to expect on March 6:

5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here
5–6:30 pm: March resident DJ spinning hits in the 10th Street Amphitheater
5–8 pm: Family-friendly drop-in activity: make a Bee Hotel, inspired by exhibition Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact
6:30–7 …

Saturday, March 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 7 – 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 ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 7 – 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 amazing volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so ...

Sneak Peek at SF’s Brand New Presidio Parklands | SF
Saturday, March 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Sneak Peek at SF's Brand New Presidio Parklands | SF

What should the New Presidio Parklands site look like? What kinds of programs and experiences should happen there?
Find out more about the project and share your opinions.
New Presidio Parklands Project Workshop
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 10 am to 1 pm
SF Main Public Library, 100 Larkin St, …

150th Alice in Wonderland Anniversary & Free Admission | Charles Schulz Museum
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
150th Alice in Wonderland Anniversary & Free Admission | Charles Schulz Museum

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and get free admission to the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
At 1 pm, join cartoon historian Craig Yoe; Mark Burstein, president emeritus of …

Kara’s Cupcakes Cooking Demo | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Kara's Cupcakes Cooking Demo | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Kara’s Cupcakes is the vision of executive pastry chef, Kara Haspel Lind. Kara always had a love for sweets, but being the daughter of a dentist, it was discouraged by her parents. Despite that, she continued to be a passionate home baker until she realized the …

2015 Irish-American Festival: Music & Dance | SF
Saturday, March 7 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
2015 Irish-American Festival: Music & Dance | SF

Crossroads welcomes the talented Autumn Rhodes and Darcy Noonan and the high-stepping Brosnan School of Irish Dance to the Children’s Hour, a perennial Festival favorite.
Since 2010, Autumn Rhodes and Darcy Noonan have been bringing traditional Irish music with a novel twist to the Bay Area and beyond. From the high-energy driving …

Mission Cop Watch: Know Your Rights | SF
Saturday, March 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Modern Times Bookstore
Mission Cop Watch: Know Your Rights | SF

Mission Cop Watch will be conducting an information session on legal rights basics, should you become the victim of police harassment from 3-5 pm on March 7.
Know your rights and know when you say essential phrases like, “Am I free to go?”, “I don’t consent to …

Sunday, March 8

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, March 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join Adam Ratner, Guest Experience Manager and animal care volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center, for an interactive presentation on how scientists track and study seals and whales across the oceans, learn how we study elusive animals like fur seals and river otters, and test …

“Sunday Assembly”: Sleep Debt Talk & Pop Song Sing-A-Long | San Jose
Sunday, March 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Women's Club

Kick off daylight saving time on March 8 with sleep expert Dr. Devin Prouty’s talk on “Take Back the Nap – What Your Sleep Debt is Costing You.”
According to the National Sleep Foundation, fifty-six percent of Americans don’t get enough daily sleep, impacting job performance, …

2015 “BBoy Connection” Break Dancing & Graffiti Art Street Fest | SF
Sunday, March 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Willie Mays Plaza
2015

The BBoy Connection Jam is back with free dance classes, lock and pop showcases, DJs, graffiti art, dance and cypher battles and more during Sunday Streets 2015 Kick-Off at Embarcadero.
The BBoy Connection Jam
Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 11 am to 4 pm
Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
FREE
The …

Instrument Petting Zoo, Jazz & Latin Jam Sessions & Group Sing | SF
Sunday, March 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 / $10 for families - no one turned away for lack of funds.
| Community Music Center
Instrument Petting Zoo, Jazz & Latin Jam Sessions & Group Sing | SF

Join a jam, sample a class, or try an instrument at Community Music Center’s Mission District Branch from 3-5 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015.
There will be sample Music for Children classes, an Instrument Petting Zoo for all ages (with a focus on strings), Jazz …

Monday, March 9

Final Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland
Monday, March 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Final Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will help you fill out and file your Federal and State taxes. The Main Library is a drop-in site for tax help. You can also make an ...

Tuesday, March 10

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, March 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Theme: Protecting the California Wolf
Speaker: Karin Vardaman, Director, California Wolf Recovery

Drug Hallucination vs. Near-Death Experience: What’s the Difference? | SF
Drug Hallucination vs. Near-Death Experience: What's the Difference? | SF

The International Association for Near-Death Studies-SF presents: What’s the Difference Between a Drug Hallucination and a Near-Death Experience?
IANDS-SF Speaker Martha St. Claire has had both and will discuss her near-death experience and how it changed her life.
Imagine going out for a day of fun waterskiing on …

Wednesday, March 11

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at noon on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | SF
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | SF

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...

Town Hall To End Homelessness | SF
Wednesday, March 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Nourse Theatre
Town Hall To End Homelessness | SF

Do you want to help end homelessness in San Francisco?
Then join 1500 people on March 11th for the inaugural #EndHomelessness Town Hall, where you can learn about impactful new solutions to ending homelessness and ask questions to political leaders like SoMa Supervisor Jane Kim.
In San …

Thursday, March 12

Mind & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Mind & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Feed your mind and body this week as NightLife brings you the best in wellness and mental stimulation.

Breathe deep during a pop-up yoga workshop led by Jenn Perell of Wanderlust, accompanied by the soothing sounds of DJ HyFi.
Once you’ve exercised the body, stretch the mind …

Golden Gate Bridge Inside View: Art, Architecture, Photography | SF
Thursday, March 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Golden Gate Bridge Inside View: Art, Architecture, Photography | SF

Few people have come to know the Golden Gate Bridge, inside and out, as extensively as Bob David. An architect and photographer, he has spent 41 years working at the bridge, serving for the first 30 years as design director for the Golden Gate Bridge …

Friday, March 13

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: First Day | Sausalito
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: First Day | Sausalito

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...