Friday, April 29
Free Dance Class Day: Adult Ballet & Salsa-Merengue Dance | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Highlights for Friday, April 29, 2016
Adult Beginning – Intermediate Ballet – 11:30 am
Berkeley Ballet Theater, Berkeley
Lightning Fast & Simple Folk Dance – 1 pm
Live Oak Park Community Center, Berkeley
Dances of the World: Easy and Favorite – 7 pm
Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
Rotunda Dance Series – 7 pm
SF City ...
A Lecture on Composting Methods & Biological Properties of Soil| SF
Soil is the most complex biomaterial on Earth. Really. Join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for a hands-on class to discover the basics of creating a successful compost, and how the soil foodweb drives the sustainability of nearly all ...
Omni Fair & Panel Discussion | Oakland
Birdhouse Art Collective, in conjunction with Open Engagement, will be hosting an interactive, all-day art fair celebrating a variety of arts collectives and other non-hierarcichal organizations in the Bay Area.
Presentations from within the Omni will include ferrofluid demonstrations from Counter Culture Labs’ monthly event The ...
DanceTech Demo Day: Drown In The Energy & Dance | SF
The Design for Dance conference – founded at Stanford University in 2013 – is taking place this year at ODC Theater April 28-29th.
The conference will culminate in a “Rapid Prototyping” workshop in which attendees work together on small teams to build out a project. These ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
5–11 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–11 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–10:30 pm: Local beer and wine specials at the Blue Oak bars in the Koi Pond area, Garden, and Oak Street Plaza
5–10 pm: Gourmet food trucks from ...
The Bare Bones of The Bone Room | Albany
The Bone Room has been on Solano Ave for over 20 years, and has been a local curiosity from the start. Learn about the Bone Room’s origins, see some of the shop’s most bizarre and unique items and hear tales of their procurement.
Get a rundown ...
Saturday, April 30
2016 Parking Lot Art Fair: Guerrilla Artist Gallery | SF
The Parking Lot Art Fair takes place in a parking lot in San Francisco on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 am to 3 pm (not 8 pm as was originally posted). Last year, hundreds of artists gathered in a parking lot to exhibit their projects and practices.
The Parking Lot ...
Free Dance Class & Performance Weekend | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Highlights for Saturday, April 30, 2016
Dark Fusion Bellydance – 1 pm
Halanda Studio, San Jose
Pre-Beginner level Argentine Tango dance – 10:30 am
Valencia Studio, San Francisco
Intro to Duncan Dance for All – 1 pm
Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing, San Francisco
Argentine Tango – 11:30 am
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San ...
ARIA Festival: Opera Open House | SF
Enjoy original student works created by partner Opera ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) K–12 SFUSD classes plus performances and workshops by Little Opera, San Francisco Boys Chorus, Young Women’s Choral Projects, San Francisco Opera Guild and the Adler Fellows.
There will be crafts and performing arts ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Adam Nichol has been working in restaurants since he finished high school, spending time working in New York and Chicago, evolving as a chef and cultivating a unique style. His impressive culinary resume includes stints as sous chef at Wayfare Tavern, AQ Restaurant, Four Seasons ...
2016 Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival | Cupertino
Come together to protect our environment at this day of learning, creating, sharing, and inspiration at the 8th Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival.
The event will showcase the ABCs and 123s of growing greener for the greater good: from learning how to compost, to understanding ...
2016 “HeART of Market” Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa
Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Mint Plaza for its HeART of Market: Dance, Create, Connect, a free, participatory and family friendly event.
2016 Heart of Market Dance Fest
Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 11 am to 3 pm
Mint Plaza, San Francisco
Enjoy performances by LINES Dance Center students ...
Endangered Species Educational Hike | Pacifica
The Wild Equity Institute will lead an educational hike at Mori Point in Pacifica. Join them to learn more about the endangered species living there (the California Red-legged Frog and the San Francisco Garter Snake), and to find out what’s been going on at Sharp ...
Sunday, May 1
Final Day: Free Dance Classes & Performances | 2016 Bay Area Dance Week
Highlights for Sunday, May 1, 2016
A Taste of Odissi Indian Classical Dance – 1 pm
Cubberley Community Center, Studio L6, Palo Alto
Tango Revolution: an evening of Argentine Tango music and social dance – 6 pm
Café Mediterraneum, Berkeley
Kathy Mata Ballet presents BADW 2016 Celebration – 3:30 pm
Alonzo King LINES Dance ...
2016 Moving Day: Yoga, Tai Chi & Parkinson’s Awareness Talks | SF
San Francisco’s First Annual Moving Day is organized by the National Parkinson’s Foundation and showcases the vibrant community of Bay Area patients, caregivers, family members, and friends coming together for a day of fitness activities, information and kids’ fun in Justin Herman Plaza on Sunday, May 1, ...
26th Annual Discovery Day: Marine Science Open House | Tiburon
Discovery Day is the Romberg Tiburon Center‘s annual open house, when they invite the public to visit the marine lab on the Bay and see marine science in action and it takes place from 1-5 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
Explore a ...
Friends of Calligraphy Annual General Meeting | SF
Join them for the Friends of Calligraphy’s Annual General Meeting and lecture with Rob Saunders who will be speaking on “Going Public: The First Year of Letterform Archive.” Sponsored by Book Arts & Special Collections.
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, May 2
Kitchen CSI: Uncovering Five Ways Most Kitchens Lose Money | SF
The Dinner Table Event Series by BlueCart 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 ...
Win Tix: A Conversation on “Googling Sex” | JCCSF
You can tell more about a person by reading their Google search history than any conversation you could ever have. People treat Google like their own personal expert on all things. This is especially true when it comes to the oft times embarrassing subject of ...
Tuesday, May 3
Drink Steam: Local Letterpress Art Night & $1 Off Beer | NoPa
Come Drink Steam and celebrate local makers who are creating today’s classics. We will be hosting a series of unique events with the makers listed below throughout San Francisco. Stop by and learn about their craft over America’s first craft beer.
Drink Steam with the local ...
Wednesday, May 4
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 email@example.com. Space ...
Free Archaeology Lab Tour | The Presidio
Presidio Trust archaeologists describe the Presidio’s archaeological process and the park’s current and past excavations. Tours last from 45 minutes to one hour and start in Moraga Hall inside the Presidio Officers’ Club.
After a quick visit to the outdoor archaeological site of El Presidio, move ...
Win Tix: “Big Data” with U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil | SF
Big Data has its beefy fingers everywhere, from your phone to your bank records. It may seem scary, but you can use its awesome power for yourself! Join United States Chief Data Scientist, DJ Patil, as he discusses the benefits and controversies surrounding human-centered big ...
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 ...