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Thursday, February 18

Noise Pop NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Noise Pop NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Kick off Noise Pop 2016 with a live performance by indie rockers Gardens & Villa as they serenade science lovers with their SoCal inspired pop. Plus, opening act Charlie Hilton (of the band Blouse) will perform pop-infused tracks off her new solo debut. Get into the groove ...

Friday, February 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 ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. 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 ...

Saturday, February 20

MakerSpace for All Ages: Creative Software, 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines at Your Fingertips | South SF
Saturday, February 20 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
MakerSpace for All Ages: Creative Software, 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines at Your Fingertips | South SF
The South San Francisco Public Library will be hosting all ages MakerSpace sessions on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Their MakerSpace and technology learning center will provide the community with the use of a wide range of creative software, 3D printers, a Silhouette Cameo ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, February 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, February 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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 ...

Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Saturday, February 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. The Presidio is a beautiful mosaic of natural and cultural wonders. Make your own paper mosaic featuring some of your favorite Presidio scenes.
“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, February 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, February 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians and wine, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for ...

Raise Your Own Chickens Workshop | Hayward
Saturday, February 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP preferred.
| Hayward Public Library (Main Library)
Raise Your Own Chickens Workshop | Hayward
Would you like to raise your own chickens and have fresh eggs in the morning? Find out how to get started, keep your chickens safe from other wildlife, and other essentials, including the updated City of Hayward livestock regulations that are currently under consideration. This free ...
Children’s Art Class: Learn About Colors & Art Techniques |
Saturday, February 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | International Art Museum of America
Children's Art Class: Learn About Colors & Art Techniques |
Every third Saturday, children under 12 are welcome to join them in exploring the museum collection, learning about colors and art techniques, and creating their own masterpieces.
“The Public Gardens: Poems & History” Book Reading | Melrose
Saturday, February 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for History and Community
Linda Norton, writer and artist, will read from her book The Public Gardens: Poems & History, and from new work she’s made in connection with the project “Home and Away: Oakland, California Prisons, and the Geography of the Heart.” She’ll also give a slide presentation about ...

Sunday, February 21

Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Sunday, February 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. The Presidio is a beautiful mosaic of natural and cultural wonders. Make your own paper mosaic featuring some of your favorite Presidio scenes.

Monday, February 22

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is 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 hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, February 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | 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 8-9:30 pm. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra ...

Tuesday, February 23

SF History Night: San Francisco History Association
Tuesday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night: San Francisco History Association

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

Thursday, February 25

Dark & Stormy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Dark & Stormy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Explore extreme weather and its impact on our planet with expert talks, art demonstrations, and more. Don’t miss your chance to don a pair of 3D glasses for the Academy’s all-new show 3D Earth: Rainforests, playing in the Forum Theater. In African Hall, learn about “The Misconceptions ...

Friday, February 26

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 ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, February 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Saturday, February 27

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, February 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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 ...

Sunday, February 28

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, February 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Peace Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Tuesday, March 1

First Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge
First Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge

Come to Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge to try your hand at Pier Crabbing in the San Francisco Bay on alternating Saturdays from March through October. In this weekly free class, National Park Service workers will teach you how to use ...

Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato
Tuesday, March 1 – 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, March 2

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 ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, March 2 – 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, March 3

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 ...

Friday, March 4

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 4 – 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; ...

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, March 5

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berekely Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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 ...