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Tuesday, January 24

Linking Population, Health & Environment for a Healthy World | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Department of the Environment
Linking Population, Health & Environment for a Healthy World | SF
Women are disproportionately affected by poor environment, health conditions and infrastructure. Empowering women and girls is central to improving not only their lives but also for effective and long-lasting community development and conservation. Learn how supporting women’s rights and linking multiple sectors such as conservation and ...
Timbuk2 Draft Meetup: Lectures, Tours & Libations | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Timbuk2 Factory Store
Timbuk2 Draft Meetup: Lectures, Tours & Libations | SF
Timbuk2, pioneer of the messenger bag and made-in-San Francisco customization, will host a special draft meetup in partnership with PeopleForBikes. Since 2015, the bike industry coalition and charitable foundation, PeopleForBikes, have been hosting draft  meetups all over the nation in order to build a more unified ...

Wednesday, January 25

Hiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hiller Aviation Museum
Hiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos
Explore the magic of flight with a fun-filled family adventure at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Discover how aircraft fly while enjoying special age-appropriate activities around the Museum, including glider construction, engineering with the pre-school friendly Imagination Playground, flight simulation for older kids and exploration of the ...
“Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” Book Talk | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*General Admission, Discounts available for CHS Members
| California Historical Society
Lynn Downey will present a lecture and slide show on the life of one of San Francisco’s most famous citizens: Levi Strauss. Strauss’ early years in Bavaria and New York leads off the lecture followed by his life, career, and contributions to San Francisco history, ...
How To Stop Fake News: Interactive Workshop | Oakland
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
How To Stop Fake News: Interactive Workshop | Oakland
The Information Age seems to be turning into the Misinformation Age, as you see increasing numbers of deliberately misleading stories passed along and received as news. Many online news outlets and social media “trolls” disperse fictitious stories and rumors, exciting people’s fears and paranoia. If you don’t ...
Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eureka Valley Recreation Center
Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro

Join the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, SFMTA | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and AIA San Francisco – AIASF at this community meeting in the Castro to discuss the redevelopment and revisioning of the plaza named for civil rights icon Harvey Milk. 2017 Meetings ...

Free Public Talk “Monster Black Hole At The Center Of The Milky Way” | Los Altos
Wednesday, January 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Foothill College
Free Public Talk
Dr. Andrea Ghez of UCLA will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on the subject of the monster black hole at the center of the milky way. The talk will take place in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part ...

Thursday, January 26

Social & Economic Impacts of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mechanics' Institute
Social & Economic Impacts of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence | SF
What are the social and economic impacts of technology, robotics and AI on work and employment? Will human beings be completely replaced in the work force? What new jobs will be created and which industries most effected? What will humans do with time on their hands ...
Dissecting The End of Life Option Act | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| UC Berkeley Extension SF Campus
Dissecting The End of Life Option Act | SF
Understand the basics of the End of Life Option Act. At this event, our speakers dispel some common myths about the act’s implementation, address the status of institutional policy development around California and discuss research data from the Oregon/Washington experience. These policy leaders also address some ...
NightLife In The Greenest Museum In The Planet | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife In The Greenest Museum In The Planet | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet. In the aquarium, enjoy nighttime dive shows in their Philippine Coral Reef tank, learn about Claude the albino alligator during a special Swamp ...
Anchor Steam Beer: Stories & Tasting Samples | The Presidio
Thursday, January 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Anchor Steam Beer: Stories & Tasting Samples | The Presidio
In Presidio Dialogues, notable authors, artists, and conversation starters explore themes from ancient history to current events through interactive dialogues, stimulating talks, panels, performances, and films. The story of San Francisco’s original Anchor Steam® Beer is very much the story of San Francisco—from Gold Rush to ...
2016 Election Post-Mortem: What The Hell Happened? | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Laborers Local 261
2016 Election Post-Mortem: What The Hell Happened? | SF
Still reeling from the 2016 Election? So are they. Come hear from a panel of experts, pollsters, consultants, organizers, and commentators about why the Democratic Party lost the 2016 Presidential election as well as key congressional races. The goal is to have a frank conversation where ...
Hop Talks: Birth of the Craft Brewing Phenomenon | Napa
Thursday, January 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Hop Talks: Birth of the Craft Brewing Phenomenon | Napa
Hop Talks is an event for the beer connoisseur in everyone. Join them for intellectual craft beer conversation, paired with an actual brewer (Donald J. Barkley, Master Brewer) and his stories behind the beer.

Friday, January 27

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 ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, January 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Colorful Friday Night at the Art Center | Palo Alto
Friday, January 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
Colorful Friday Night at the Art Center | Palo Alto
Wear something bright and colorful for the Palo Alto Art Center’s free Friday Night at the Art Center. The event celebrates the opening of their new exhibition,” Spectral Hues: artists + color”, and will feature artmaking activities, great food, refreshing drinks, and a chance to meet ...
An Insiders Guide For Film Makers & Film Lovers | Albany
Friday, January 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
An Insiders Guide For Film Makers & Film Lovers | Albany
How do they do that? An insider’s guide for film lovers, filmmakers, and would-be filmmakers who’ve always wanted to know what actually goes into making a movie. Local independent horror-comedy filmmaker Waylon Bacon discusses the ins and outs of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production. Waylon will ...
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Friday, January 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club from 7 pm to 9 pm and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club. Free, but an RSVP is required. Bring your friends ...

Saturday, January 28

2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
Saturday, January 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
In honor of Living History Day 2016, experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War with live re-enactors, infantry and artillery demonstrations, music, Victorian dance, and exhibits displaying medicine in the 1800’s, and the lives of men, women, and children of days past. Talks and demonstrations will be ...
Free “M.Y. China” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, January 28 – 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, with a special appearance for Chinese New Year. “Yan Can Cook, So Can You” has always been the motto of Martin Yan, chef extraordinaire and popular television ...
Combat Paper & Crochet Jam | SFAC Galleries
Saturday, January 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Veterans Building
Combat Paper & Crochet Jam | SFAC Galleries
The SFAC brings together two renowned workshops into two interactive afternoonsl where participants will creatively transform donated military uniforms into handmade art objects. Learn to make paper from uniforms: dry process in Part 1 and wet process in Part 2. Also, learn a single-stitch technique that will ...
The Art of Tea by Asian Art Museum | South SF
Saturday, January 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
The Art of Tea by Asian Art Museum | South SF
Ruby Ming, a docent from the Asian Art Museum’s Community Speaker Program, will deliver an educational and entertaining multimedia talk about the art of tea and the many different traditions of Chinese tea practice. Characteristics of these tea traditions and ceremonies will be described and ...

Sunday, January 29

Japanese Tea Ceremony & Tea Tasting | South SF
Sunday, January 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| South San Francisco Main Library
Japanese Tea Ceremony & Tea Tasting | South SF
Soko Omachi and her students will do a presentation on the intricacies and cultural significance of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. They will also perform a demonstration with a tea tasting at the end. Guests are invited to wear a kimono to the event if they ...

Monday, January 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, January 30 – 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 ...

Tuesday, January 31

SF History Night | Noe Valley
Tuesday, January 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night | Noe Valley

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

Wednesday, February 1

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 ...

Paranormal Look at the Meek Mansion & McConaghy House | Hayward
Wednesday, February 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Public Library (Main Library)
Paranormal Look at the Meek Mansion & McConaghy House | Hayward
Are they haunted? This is a question frequently asked by young and old alike at the Meek Mansion and McConaghy House. Join them for a look at the history of these two locations, an introduction to the basics of paranormal investigating (a.k.a. ghost hunting), and examples ...
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, February 1 – 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, February 2

Dancing Grebes & Ventriloquist Owls | SF
Thursday, February 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
Dancing Grebes & Ventriloquist Owls | SF
Plumas Audubon, in partnership with other Northern California chapters and Audubon California, has been working to conserve grebes and owls. Clark’s and Western Grebes are colonial water birds that nest on floating mounds of vegetation and have elaborate courtship rituals including a “rushing” display where ...

Friday, February 3

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, February 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; ...