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Wednesday, June 7

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2017 Dates Saturday, May 13 Wednesday, June 7 ...

Rainbow Family Night: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
Rainbow Family Night: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...

The History of Alcatraz: From Post To Park | SF Main Library
Wednesday, June 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
The History of Alcatraz: From Post To Park | SF Main Library
Join them as Park Ranger John Cantwell talks about the history of Alcatraz from its days as a military post to life as a national park. He will discuss the famous inmates such as Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz and other historical moments of ...

Thursday, June 8

UCSF Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event | SF
UCSF Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event | SF
This event is one of Biotechnology-Calendar Inc.’s on-campus, life science research tradeshows. They plan and promote each event to bring the best products and services to the best research campuses across the United States. The vendor shows offer an excellent opportunity for academic researchers to network ...
Total Wellness Fest 2017: Mind, Body & Spirit | Embarcadero Center
Thursday, June 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Three Embarcadero Center
Total Wellness Fest 2017: Mind, Body & Spirit | Embarcadero Center
Embarcadero Center will host the 14th Annual Total Wellness interactive health festival featuring health screenings, fitness demonstrations, health-related booths, a blood drive, raffle prizes, and more. Total Wellness Festival 2017 Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 11 am to 2 pm Street Levels of Two, Three and Four Embarcadero Center FREE Incorporating all facets ...
Nursery Series: Introduction to Seed Collection & Cleaning | The Presidio
Thursday, June 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Nursery Series: Introduction to Seed Collection & Cleaning | The Presidio
Robin Binaoro (Marin Headlands Nursery Assistant) and Stacy Jacobsen (Presidio Nursery Seed Collection Specialist) will be discussing the fundamentals of seed collection and cleaning. This class will cover basic concepts of seed formation and physiology, fruit taxonomy, collection policy and considerations, then continuing to the field ...
Rita Liberti & Maureen M. Smith Book Discussion | SF Main Library
Thursday, June 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Rita Liberti & Maureen M. Smith Book Discussion | SF Main Library
Bay Area authors, Rita Liberti and Maureen M. Smith will read from their book San Francisco Bay Area Sports and do a Q/A session with the audience. This is a Games & Gaming program from SFPL. Game on. Challenge yourself with their board games, video games ...
Coral Reef NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Coral Reef NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Everything’s better under the sea: Join them in celebrating World Oceans Day and the beauty and wonder of coral reefs. Enjoy a nighttime dive show in their Philippine Coral Reef tank and marvel at the out-of-this-world scratching skills of local celeb DJ QBert. Learn about the Academy’s ...
“Burma Superstar” Book Discussion & Signing | SF
Thursday, June 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Space is limited, first come first served.
| Richmond Branch Library
Desmond Tan and Kate Leahy will talk about their recently published book about the Bay Area restaurant chain, Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia. A book sale and signing will be available after the talk. Space may be limited. First come, first ...

Friday, June 9

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 ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting | Berkeley
Friday, June 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting | Berkeley
In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights from 7-8:30 pm. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra ...
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Single Time Swing Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, June 10

Picnic On Third Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, June 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Picnic On Third Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Natalia Bushyager & Leigh Loper are the innovative young chefs behind Picnic On Third, a culinary cafe in South Park that features an entirely new menu every ...
Figment 2017: Interactive Arts, Music, Game & Craft Festival in the Park | Oakland
Saturday, June 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
Figment 2017: Interactive Arts, Music, Game & Craft Festival in the Park | Oakland
Figment is a free, family-friendly participatory arts event held in multiple cities, attracting tens of thousands of participants each year. Now in its second year in Oakland, come for a day in Mosswood Park full of interactive art, games, costumes, music, crafts, activities and workshops. Figment is ...
2017 San Francisco Free Folk Festival | SF
Saturday, June 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Everett Middle School
2017 San Francisco Free Folk Festival | SF

Now in its 41st year, the San Francisco Free Folk Festival celebrates folk music and dance through free concerts and workshops from all over the world. Think of it as “Hardly Strictly,” but without the sunburn the claustrophobia. 2017 San Francisco Free Folk Festival Saturday, June 10, 2017 | ...

Shaping SF Walking Tour: Summer of Peace, Love & Anti-War | Panhandle
Saturday, June 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Sliding scale donation requested to benefit Shaping San Francisco. An RSVP is required.
| William McKinley Statue (The Panhandle)
Shaping SF Walking Tour: Summer of Peace, Love & Anti-War | Panhandle
A meandering journey through the Haight-Ashbury and environs, revisiting highlights of the 1966-68 period, focused on the Anti-war movement and the various cultural eruptions that the media labeled “Summer of Love” but for those who lived it, was a more complicated intersection of cultural and ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, June 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 ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, June 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...

Acquerello Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, June 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Acquerello Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Originally from San Carlos, California, Gresham’s interest in food and cooking came from a long line of culinary history and heritage within her family. Starting at a ...
From Cacao To Chocolate: Learning the Process from Artisan Chocolatiers | SF
Saturday, June 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
From Cacao To Chocolate: Learning the Process from Artisan Chocolatiers | SF
The artisan chocolatiers of San Francisco’s Dandelion Chocolate will be at the Conservatory to share how they roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches of cacao beans and then mold and package each bar by hand. Drop by anytime that afternoon to learn ...

Sunday, June 11

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, June 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 ...

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, June 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 ...

Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland
Sunday, June 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advance registration may be required
| The Working Body
Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland

The Working Body hosts a free community class every second Sunday of the month in Oakland. All are welcome, so come out and enjoy a free workout (or yoga) class to stay fit and healthy. Please note, advance registration for the class may be required. 

Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: The Pan Pacific International Exposition 1915 | Colma
Sunday, June 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: The Pan Pacific International Exposition 1915 | Colma

Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation proudly announces the 2017 Season of its free Sunday Afternoon Lectures. This popular, entertaining and educational lecture series is held one Sunday of each month from January through October. Light refreshments are served. 2017 Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture Series Select Sundays | ...

Tuesday, June 13

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, June 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, June 14

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 2 pm 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 ...

Thursday, June 15

Micro NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Micro NightLife | 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. Join some of the Bay Area’s cutting-edge labs in checking out teeny-tiny things, including Stanford ...
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 ...

Egrets & More at Audubon Canyon Ranch | SF
Thursday, June 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
Egrets & More at Audubon Canyon Ranch | SF
A century ago, herons and egrets were rare in the San Francisco Bay area. Now, after a long recovery from intensive hunting and habitat loss, these elegant birds have become symbols of wetland health and conservation. You’ll take a fascinating look into the lives of ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, June 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

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 ...