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Thursday, October 6

California Soundscapes: The Nature Sounds Society | The Presidio
Thursday, October 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
California Soundscapes: The Nature Sounds Society | The Presidio
The parks are struggling with soundscape preservation in an increasingly noisy world. Consider the need to inventory and monitor soundscapes in the parks while taking an audio break with this surround-sound presentation from the Nature Sounds Society. Learn to recognize the elements of a natural soundscape and ...
2016 Seacology Prize Ceremony & Reception | Berkeley
Thursday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP through Eventbrite is required.
| David Brower Center
2016 Seacology Prize Ceremony & Reception | Berkeley
The Seacology Prize is an international award given each year to an indigenous islander for exceptional achievement in preserving the environments and cultures of the world’s islands. The prize highlights the heroic efforts of people who seldom receive any publicity – indigenous leaders who risk their ...

Relax into Fall: DIY Series Sugar Scrubs | South SF
Thursday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| South San Francisco Main Library
Relax into Fall: DIY Series Sugar Scrubs | South SF
Learn how to make your own bath, body, and relaxation products in their Relax into Fall Do-It-Yourself series. They will discuss the benefits of making your own bath products, and you will get basic recipes that can be endlessly customized to your own tastes. They will go through ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, October 6 – 7:00 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 ...

“The Art of Emma Bormann” A Retrospective Look at the Artist’s Life | SF
Thursday, October 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Folio Books
This book documents the life and work of Emma Bormann (1887-1974), a remarkable painter and woodcut artist of the 20th century who traveled widely through Europe, China, Japan, and the United States. This stunning retrospective, researched over a period of six years by Bormann’s grandson, ...

Friday, October 7

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, October 7 – 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; ...

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Friday | SF
Friday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Friday | SF

Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more. Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and ...

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 ...

Saturday, October 8

2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 17th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living. ...

Conscious Family Festival: Kids & Adult-Only Workshops | Santa Rosa
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Finley Community Center
Conscious Family Festival: Kids & Adult-Only Workshops | Santa Rosa
The Conscious Family Festival is a free, multi-generational event for families to discover and create new methods and tools for experiencing happy and fulfilling lives. This day-long festival offers a variety of fun and inspirational activities for children, parents and grandparents, as well as adult-only workshops ...
2016 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival: 6 Stages, 20+ Bands & Live Art | Sunset Dist.
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Outer Noriega
2016 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival: 6 Stages, 20+ Bands & Live Art | Sunset Dist.
The world-renowned Noriega Street will be home to the 3rd Annual Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival (formerly Outer Noriega Street Fair) featuring a slew of live music on six stages, live art, and a pumpkin patch too. 2016 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival Saturday, October 8, 2016 ...
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF

Market Street comes alive with over 40 prototype projects. The wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performance spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more. Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and ...

2016 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito High School
2016 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival a daylong arts and music festival featuring two stages, workshops, a family program and plenty of spaces for spontaneous jams. 2016 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival October 8, 2016 | Noon to 9 pm El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito FREE
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, October 8 – 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 ...

The History Of Performing Arts | SF Main Library
Saturday, October 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library
The History Of Performing Arts | SF Main Library
Join them in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original manuscripts, newspapers, and photographs which document the city’s performing arts. A special highlight will be broadsides of Joseph Rowe’s 19th century circus, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Free but an RSVP is required.

Sunday, October 9

Isabel Allende: Women, Feminism & Social Justice | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, October 9 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Isabel Allende: Women, Feminism & Social Justice | Grace Cathedral
Join Dean Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Isabel Allende, the activist and world’s most widely-read Spanish-language author, on feminism, social justice, politics and home in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 17th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living. ...

The East Bay Bonsai Society’s 55th Annual Show | Oakland
Sunday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lakeside Park Garden Center
The East Bay Bonsai Society's 55th Annual Show | Oakland
The East Bay Bonsai Society’s 55th Annual Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th. The show hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 — 4:00 pm on Sunday. The show will feature over 50 tree varieties ...
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, October 9 – 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, October 9 – 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 ...

Tuesday, October 11

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, October 11 – 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 ...

Political Discourse: What’s At Stake on November 8 | SF
Tuesday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McLaren Complex (USF)
Political Discourse: What's At Stake on November 8 | SF
Come and join an evening of political discourse with San Francisco Chronicle editor, John Diaz, and California state Democratic and Republic Party Chairs, John Burton and Jim Brulte. They will offer their assessment of the state of American politics, from the presidential election to the California ...

Wednesday, October 12

The History Of Performing Arts | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library
The History Of Performing Arts | SF Main Library
Join them in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original manuscripts, newspapers, and photographs which document the city’s performing arts. A special highlight will be broadsides of Joseph Rowe’s 19th century circus, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Free but an RSVP is required.
Free Public Talk On The Science Of Star Wars | Los Altos
Wednesday, October 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Foothill College
Free Public Talk On The Science Of Star Wars | Los Altos
Dr. Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on the science of star wars: the lowdown on space travel, aliens, and the force. In this family-friendly talk, Dr. Shostak, one of their most popular public speakers, will separate the science from ...
“The Science of Star Wars: The Lowdown on Space Travel, Aliens & The Force” | Los Altos
Wednesday, October 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Foothill College
As part of the 17th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, Seth Shostak, Ph.D., of the SETI Institute, will discuss “The Science of Star Wars: The Lowdown on Space Travel, Aliens & The Force,” an illustrated, non-technical lecture in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College. Many ...
Trans Activism: Compton’s Cafeteria 50th Anniversary | SF
Wednesday, October 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Trans Activism: Compton's Cafeteria 50th Anniversary | SF
Felicia Elizondo recounts her experiences in the Tenderloin when trans women erupted on a late August night in 1966 and rebuked police harassment with an epic mini-riot at Compton’s Cafeteria at Turk and Taylor. Annie Danger joins the conversation to help illuminate the long path over ...

Friday, October 14

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: “Labyrinth” Film Screening | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young:
Friday Nights at the de Young hosts “Artistic Revolution is Everywhere”  with live music from Classical Revolution, a film screening of the movie Labyrinth. Labyrinth (1986, 101 minutes) is a fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by ...

Saturday, October 15

Orchid Show & Sale: Celebrate the Beauty of Orchids | Concord
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$ 3.00 With card available at www.dvos.org otherwise it's $5.
| Willow Pass Recreation Center
Orchid Show & Sale: Celebrate the Beauty of Orchids | Concord
Diablo View Orchid Society presents “Celebrate the Beauty of Orchids” Orchid Show & Sale on October 15th, 2016 from at the Willow Pass Recreation Center, 2748 E. Olivera Road in Concord. The event includes: Ribbon Judging, Sale of Orchids and Supplies, Workshops, Repotting Service & Raffle.
Health & Wellness Expo: Screenings for Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar | San Mateo
Saturday, October 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Health & Wellness Expo: Screenings for Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar | San Mateo
Knowledge is power when it comes to overall health and well-being. Hillsdale Shopping Center is providing the public with the opportunity to learn more about health issues and preventative care from the experts at their Health & Wellness Expo. Visitors can take advantage of complimentary screenings ...