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Sunday, April 2

Reproductive Justice 101 Workshop | SF
Sunday, April 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Double Union
Reproductive Justice 101 Workshop | SF
What exactly is reproductive justice? In this participatory workshop, leadership from ACCESS Women’s Health Justice will explore intersectionality and reproductive oppressions, reproductive justice, and ways to work together for bodily autonomy. Free but an RSVP is required.
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, April 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
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 ...

Live Ephemeral Music & “Create-with-Nature” Session | Albany
Sunday, April 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Albany Bulb
Live Ephemeral Music &
Come hear eclectic music and make ephemeral art at the old shoreline landfill known as the Albany Bulb. Amber Field will perform Australian didgeridoo, hapi drum, flute, and voice while environmental artist Zach Pine will lead you in creating art from rocks, leaves and other found ...

Tuesday, April 4

Herbal Bouquets & Eco Flowers Hands-On Class | Macy’s Flower Show
Herbal Bouquets & Eco Flowers Hands-On Class | Macy's Flower Show
Join Carrie Brown, owner of the acclaimed Jimtown Store in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, and learn how to craft dried flower ornaments and incorporate them with foraged branches and herbs in a hand-tied bouquet to liven your home. Tickets are $10 and receive a $10 Macy’s gift ...
Hands-On Parasol Painting Class | Macy’s Flower Show
Tuesday, April 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Macy's (Union Square)
Hands-On Parasol Painting Class | Macy's Flower Show
Join Carrie Brown, owner of the acclaimed Jimtown Store in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, and learn how to paint your own carnival-inspired parasol. Tickets are $10 and receive a $10 Macy’s gift card and take home your parasol. One per customer, while supplies last and time ...
Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, April 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
| Merrit Ceramics
Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland

Merritt Ceramics at Oakland is hosting a free clay night every 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Free Clay Workshop Every 1st Tuesday | 6:30 – 8:30 pm Merritt Ceramics, 527 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA FREE The first hour will be ...

Wednesday, April 5

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 ...

“Ocean Acidification & Its Impact on the California Coast” Lecture | Tiburon
Wednesday, April 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Romberg Tiburon Center
Human-forced emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have caused a fundamental chemical change in seawater, termed ‘ocean acidification’ (OA). The West Coast of the U.S. sits at the forefront of addressing impacts of OA. Research along the West Coast has brought into sharp focus the potential ...
OPERA 101: Brush Up On Opera Knowledge | SF
Wednesday, April 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Bryan Education Studio
OPERA 101: Brush Up On Opera Knowledge | SF
Brush up on your opera knowledge at Bravo Club’s first event this season, Opera 101. This event requires no previous opera experience so bring your friends who might be interested in opera, but don’t know where to start. And even if you’re already an opera ...
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, April 5 – 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 ...

Deep Dive Lecture on the Jefferson Airplane | Berkeley
Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (North)
Deep Dive Lecture on the Jefferson Airplane | Berkeley
Jefferson Airplane was the first mid-1960s Haight Ashbury band to be signed by a major label and achieve international success. Surrealistic Pillow and Volunteers are recognized as two of the greatest albums of the ’60s, and the band played in the three most famous festivals ...

Thursday, April 6

Oakland Earth Expo 2017: Demos, Giveaways & Food Trucks | Oakland
Thursday, April 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Earth Expo 2017: Demos, Giveaways & Food Trucks | Oakland
Renew your commitment to a cleaner, greener, healthier Oakland and you at the Oakland Earth Expo highlighting transportation, environmental health, waste reduction, water, energy, urban design, urban nature and community themes. 22nd Annual Oakland Earth Expo  Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 10 am to 2 pm Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland FREE Approximately ...
Floral Demo w/ Florist Susie Nadler | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, April 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Floral Demo w/ Florist Susie Nadler | Macy's Flower Show
Susie Nadler is the lead floral designer at Flora Grubb Gardens, a nursery and garden oasis in the Bayview district of San Francisco. Inspired by colors, textures and forms of plants and flowers in their natural habitats, Susie is widely known for marrying locally grown ...
The Board Match: 2017 Non-Profit & Volunteering Fair | Union Square
Thursday, April 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Bay Area
The Board Match: 2017 Non-Profit & Volunteering Fair | Union Square
Looking for ways to give your time, talent, and energy in a meaningful way? Join a nonprofit board. The Board Match is a job-fair style event featuring around 150 Bay Area nonprofits whose reps talk to interested candidates about volunteering to serve on their organization’s board of ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Cannabis | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Cannabis | Pier 15
Come and join them as they discuss one of the most controversial topics there is, Cannabis.
Voyage To Sustainability | The Presidio
Thursday, April 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Voyage To Sustainability | The Presidio
In October 1995, more than 100 environmental professionals convened for three days at the Presidio to imagine a future for the nation’s most unique national park. The document that emerged was Voyage to Sustainability: The Greening of the Presidio. Now more than 20 years later, ...
Collectible NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Collectible NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Show them yours and they’ll show you theirs—collections that is. This week, NightLife salutes the time-tested art and science of collecting. From life forms discovered at the darkest depths of the ocean to space objects collected after crashing through the atmosphere—they’ve got it all.
Alumni Startup Pitch Night & Cocktail Reception | Mountain View
Thursday, April 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fenwick & West LLP
Alumni Startup Pitch Night & Cocktail Reception | Mountain View
At this alumni event, each of ten Princeton-affiliated startups will present brief company overviews. They are in town at a PEC-sponsored Startup Showcase pitching to several world-class VC firms including Artiman, Emergence Capital, Greylock Partners, Intel Capital, Redpoint, and Venrock. Additionally, PEC will update you on ...
Restoring Tidal Wetlands In The Face Of Accelerating Climate Change | SF
Thursday, April 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Restoring Tidal Wetlands In The Face Of Accelerating Climate Change | SF
For more than two decades, the Bay Area has invested almost a half billion dollars to restore 30,000 acres of tidal wetlands in the San Francisco Estuary (SFE). This remarkably successful effort to recover the SFE is now at risk, however, by a cascade of ...

Friday, April 7

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

“Taco Talks” Live w/ Julio Salgado | SFAC
Friday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAC Main Gallery
SFAC Galleries invites undocumented and queer artist Julio Salgado to host a live edition of Taco Talks. Produced by Culturestrike, Taco Talks is an online video platform where each episode features interviews with local activist artists about who they are, their art and processes, and ...
Take Back The Night: Sexual Assault Awareness | Brentwood
Friday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended.
| Brentwood Park
Take Back The Night: Sexual Assault Awareness | Brentwood
Take Back the Night is an event to raise awareness about sexual assault in the East Bay area. It is a time for survivors and allies to come together and speak out against this epidemic in the society. Furthermore, it is a time for survivors ...

Saturday, April 8

E*trade Education Day: Tackling The Markets | SF
Saturday, April 8 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Palace Hotel
E*trade Education Day: Tackling The Markets | SF
Join us at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco for E*trade’s Education Day—a full-day event designed to help you tackle the markets with even greater skill and confidence. Whether you’re an active stock or options trader, a long-term investor, or somewhere in between, you’ll walk ...
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Oakland
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Oakland

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

Free “Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 8 – 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 and highlighting one of our market sellers. Evan Bloom started cooking younger than most, eschewing Kraft mac n cheese for Thai cuisine & baked Alaska. This love ...
Free Spring Plant Swap | Oakland
Saturday, April 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rockridge Branch Library
Free Spring Plant Swap | Oakland
Have plants to prune or thin? Come share your garden extras and take home new plants to refresh your yard for free. All types of plants are welcome: succulents, flowers, ground covers, wild grasses, fruits, vegetables, etc. Bring cuttings, starts, bulbs, or full-sized plants. Master Gardeners ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, April 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 ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, April 8 – 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 ...

Postcard, Printmaking, Poster Making Workshop | SF
Saturday, April 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artist and Craftsman Supply (SF)
Postcard, Printmaking, Poster Making Workshop | SF
They’re inviting the community to join them in a day of printmaking, designing posters, and writing postcards to local representatives about whatever issue is close to your heart. Drop in any time between 1-4pm