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Tuesday, September 6

Create Your Own Galaxy Bath Bombs | Mountain View
Tuesday, September 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Create Your Own Galaxy Bath Bombs | Mountain View
Love using bath bombs in the tub, but hate the price of buying one? Join them for this SciFi September craft to learn how to make your own DIY galaxy bath bombs in this Pinterest inspired craft. In this workshop you will learn how to make your ...
Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato
Tuesday, September 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Hopmonk Tavern (Novato)
Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato

Hang out with smart people and learn some stuff while drinking beer at the Nerd Nite North Bay held on the first Tuesday of the month at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato.

Wednesday, September 7

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 ...

Good Ol’ Girls 9th Annual Anniversary Party | Oakland
Wednesday, September 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake View Event Space (Wendel Rosen)
Good Ol’ Girls 9th Annual Anniversary Party | Oakland
Join Good Ol’ Girls in celebrating their ninth anniversary with a special evening of food, drinks, networking and thought provoking conversation around the importance of inclusion, diversity and culture. Good Ol’ Girls Anniversary Party is an unparalleled networking opportunity — drawing women from all sectors, and ...
Discussing Time Travel Versus The Laws Of Physics | Mountain View
Wednesday, September 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Discussing Time Travel Versus The Laws Of Physics | Mountain View
Everyone loves a good time travel story, but given what people know and don’t know about physics, is time travel in any way plausible? Using popular movies as a framework, Professor Wharton will outline several distinct categories of consistent time travel stories, and discuss possible ...
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, September 7 – 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, September 8

Creative Workshops & Live Music NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Creative Workshops & Live Music NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife’s summer music series returns. Inspired by science and powered by sound, the Academy will transform into an oasis of music and art on one special night per month with NightLife Live. This September, rock out to lo-fi psychedelic riffs from White Fence—fronted by former Darker ...
Capital One Design & Product Tech Talk Series | SF
Thursday, September 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Capital One Design & Product Tech Talk Series | SF
A tenant of future studies is that there are many futures – not just one. So what are these multiple futures, and how can you build a consideration of multiple futures into your daily design practice for success. Learn more about design strategies in this lecture made ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Thursday, September 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Point Lobos
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Friday, September 9

Bean-To-Cup: Sightglass Coffee Roasting Demo | Conservatory of Flowers
Bean-To-Cup: Sightglass Coffee Roasting Demo | Conservatory of Flowers

Check out a fun series of free outdoor activities that the Conservatory of Flowers is organizing on the terrace in front of the lovely old greenhouse. Starting August 12 and running through September 24, every Friday and Saturday from 1-4 pm, the Conservatory will be ...

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: Fiddle Music & Art-Making Stations | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Fiddle Music & Art-Making Stations | SF
Mixed-Media Art-Making Station with Tania Padilla Buchanan Court 6:00 pm Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity. James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 6:00 pm Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in ...

Saturday, September 10

First Air War Multimedia Symposium: Aviation in World War One | Laney College
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laney College
First Air War Multimedia Symposium: Aviation in World War One | Laney College
Join for the First Air War – a free opportunity to hear some great speakers, shop for books and aviation art, and check out models and exhibits. They will also have tabletop gaming and other aviation history groups present to talk with. Share with your friends ...
Free Workshop: Make Your Own Light-Up Alien | Mountain View
Saturday, September 10 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Free Workshop: Make Your Own Light-Up Alien | Mountain View
Make a wearable felt alien with light-up eyes. In this free workshop, you will learn to construct a working circuit, using a battery, conductive thread, and LEDs. Free, but an RSVP is required. All supplies provided; beginners welcome. Ages 16 and up for this detailed craft, please.
21st Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Chocolate samples require tickets.
| Ghirardelli Square
21st Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Saturday | SF

From vanilla beans to caramel fillings, indulge in it all at the 21st Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. Come and experience Chocolate School, Chef Demonstrations, Ice Cream Eating Contests, chocolate vendors, and the popular Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge. Over 50 vendors generously donate sample-sized portions of their products ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, September 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Mushroom Season Book Talk And Author Signing | SoMa
Saturday, September 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Manylabs
Mushroom Season Book Talk And Author Signing | SoMa
Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast is a comprehensive and user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, from Monterey County to the Oregon border. It’s nearly mushroom season, and this book will help you get started on identifying some fungal friends. Author ...

Sunday, September 11

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2016
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2016
Oakland will once again host a Pride Parade kicking off at 10:30 am and an all-day Pride Festival (tickets are $10) from 11 am to 7 pm in Downtown on Broadway. The Festival once again features four stages of live music, DJs and entertainment, plus community and family friendly activities. R&B artist, Deborah ...
“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, September 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...

Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2016 | Japantown
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2016 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

21st Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Sunday | SF
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Chocolate samples require tickets.
| Ghirardelli Square
21st Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Sunday | SF

From vanilla beans to caramel fillings, indulge in it all at the 21st Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. Come and experience Chocolate School, Chef Demonstrations, Ice Cream Eating Contests, chocolate vendors, and the popular Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge. Over 50 vendors generously donate sample-sized portions of their products ...

Tuesday, September 13

Marinnovation 2016: Tech Showcase & Networking | San Rafael
Tuesday, September 13 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| 1650 Los Gamos Dr
Marinnovation 2016: Tech Showcase & Networking | San Rafael
With its creative population, Marin County is a nexus for innovation, design and entrepreneurship. Marinnovation 2016 highlights Marin’s vibrant, creative culture and showcases technologies and ventures that are developing there right now. Marin County businesses show off their new ideas and cutting edge technologies on Tuesday, ...
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, September 13 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 14

Hunter’s Point Riot, 50 Years Later | SF
Wednesday, September 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Hunter's Point Riot, 50 Years Later | SF
The 1966 Hunter’s Point riot has disappeared into the fog of San Francisco’s lost memories. Erupting after police shot a young African-American man running away from a stolen car, it led to martial law and military patrols in both Hunter’s Point and the Fillmore. Join them as they hear ...

Thursday, September 15

The Best Finds of the Library History Room | South SF
Thursday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
The Best Finds of the Library History Room | South SF
It is the South San Francisco’s centennial celebration of providing library services to to it’s community. 100 years ago the Grand Avenue Library was constructed. As part of their celebration, they will be hosting a slide show style presentation of some of the best finds of the ...
Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF
Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF

Engage in an ancient practice in a sacred space – a church sanctuary. People of all faiths, perspectives, age, and yoga experience are are invited to join teacher Erin Mariani, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga. Bring your ...

Claude’s 21st Birthday Bash Nightlife | California Academy Of Sciences
Thursday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*This event is only for ages 21+, ID is required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Claude's 21st Birthday Bash Nightlife | California Academy Of Sciences
One of the Academy’s most iconic aquarium residents is turning 21. Come celebrate the birthday of Claude the albino alligator with a NightLife bash of gator proportions. Catch a very special appearance by the Alonzo King Lines Ballet, performing a routine from their production “Sand.” Gather around the ...
“Frackopoly” Book Talk | Richmond
Thursday, September 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Join them for a reading of “Frackopoly” by author and director of Food & Water Watch, Wenonah Hauter. The event includes a Q&A and is open to the public. Although we can’t find the event on Facebook, the event was submitted by the promoter for the 15th of ...

Friday, September 16

Test Drive & Explore Electric Vehicles | Richmond
Friday, September 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Richmond Public Library
Test Drive & Explore Electric Vehicles | Richmond
Stop paying for gas. Start saving with an electric vehicle. Reduce your driving costs and your carbon footprint. New to electric vehicles? Experts and EV owners will be on-hand to answer questions. Learn about discounts on zero emission vehicles through SunShares. Test drive popular EV models like ...