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Tuesday, September 9

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, September 9 – 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 ...

“The Macallan” Exclusive Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Wednesday, September 10

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: The Macallan | SF
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: The Macallan | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland
Wednesday, September 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Veterans Building (Oakland)
Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland

Yep, we know there aren’t too many places you can Do-Si-Do in the Bay, but Oaktown 8s are giving you a chance to try square dancing at their free open house. Learn some introductory calls during a free intro session from 7-8 pm and then stick ...

Thursday, September 11

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Friday, September 12

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 | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

“The Macallan” Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: Final Night | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Saturday, September 13

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, September 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, September 13 – 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 ...

Mountain Lake Wetland Soils Talk | Presidio
Saturday, September 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain Lake Park
Mountain Lake Wetland Soils Talk | Presidio

September 13th – Anaerobics: Soils of Mountain Lake: Stephen Andrews, soil scientist and Lecturer, UC Berkeley
Head to Mountain Lake to learn about the fascinating properties of wetland soils. These soils provide important habitat to many populations of plants and animals specifically adapted to the anaerobic …

Sunday, September 14

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, September 14 – 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 ...

Monday, September 15

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, September 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Poetry Workshop w/ Emeryville Poet Laureate | Oakland
Monday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Poetry Workshop w/ Emeryville Poet Laureate | Oakland

Learn from a talented and inspiring writer at a Poetry Writing Workshop with Emeryville Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky.
Sarah Kobrinsky helps participants discover their inner poet in a series of thought-provoking guided exercises.

Tuesday, September 16

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morris Dance Practice Hall
English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley

Feeling a little sluggish? Need to get that blood pumping? Secretly enjoy live fiddle and accordion music? Come join the basics of Morris dancing at the annual free workshop series in Berkeley starting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and continuing for four weeks (with a one-week break ...

Wednesday, September 17

Free Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF
Wednesday, September 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Randall Museum on the third Wednesday of every month, ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, September 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, 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 ...

Thursday, September 18

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

“Lettuce Turnip the Beet”: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville
Thursday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a nominal materials fee might be charged by DIY workshop teachers.
| Public Market (Emeryville)

“Lettuce Turnip The Beet”
Lose last month’s beer belly with the help of DISPLAY and InShape City. Learn more about health and wellness and discover the best in health.

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Friday, September 19

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 | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Exploratorium’s Helix Happy Hour | Peninsula
Friday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission to Helix is pay what you wish
| Helix by Exploratorium
Exploratorium's Helix Happy Hour | Peninsula

Part science museum, part retail space, and part community center, the Helix, presented by the Exploratorium, is located in Los Altos and engages with the local community to create programs for all ages. Every third Friday of the month from 6-8 pm, Helix hosts an adults-only Happy Hour ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radiance Oak
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place on the third Friday of the month and ...