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Saturday, August 6

Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field
Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge. Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures ...
Walking Tour With The Menlo Park Historical Association | Menlo Park
Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Menlo Park Caltrain Station
Walking Tour With The Menlo Park Historical Association | Menlo Park
Led by author Bo Crane and other members of the Menlo Park Historical Association, the walking tour begins at the train depot built in 1867. The tour continues across El Camino Real and up 1/3 mile on Santa Cruz Ave to Fremont Park, honoring the World ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 6 – 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 ...

Folger Stable: Walking Tour, Scavenger Hunt & More | SF
Saturday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Folger Stable
Folger Stable: Walking Tour, Scavenger Hunt & More | SF
Tour the Folger Estate Stable Historic District at Wunderlich Park. Take a trip back in time with an expert docent to tour the carriage museum and stables, a unique architectural gem. You will get a taste for the history of Woodside, the building of the Folger ...
The California Story: 150th Anniversary of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio
Saturday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
The California Story: 150th Anniversary of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio
Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The California Story: The Legacy Of The Buffalo Soldiers The Buffalo Soldier California Story is presented by Teresa Baker, National Park Service Ranger Rik Penn, the Friends of Allensworth, and ...
2016 Peace Lantern Ceremony: 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki | Berkeley
Saturday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park (Berkeley)
2016 Peace Lantern Ceremony: 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki | Berkeley
Decorate free candlelight peace lanterns to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) at this Japanese-style peace event from 6:30-9 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2016. They also need volunteers for set-up and breakdown. Sign up to volunteer for ...

Sunday, August 7

Free Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays
Sunday, August 7 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| Shala Santosha Yoga
Free Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays

Primary Series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga , flowing through breath and sequence of postures that uplifts and energizes the mind, body and spirit. Come and unroll your mat to an invigorating practice that jumpstarts your Sunday. All levels welcome. Bring your yoga mat, face towel, water and your positive ...

Walking Tour: Exploring The Growth & Origin | Burlingame
Sunday, August 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Wells Fargo Bank
Walking Tour: Exploring The Growth & Origin | Burlingame
The tour of the Broadway area meets at the Wells Fargo bank and explores the growth and origin of the Town of Easton. Addressing why Burlingame has two main business streets, why Broadway has an arch and other interesting tidbits.
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, August 7 – 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 ...

Monday, August 8

Biohacking Academy: In Silco Plasmid Design | Oakland
Monday, August 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*No one is turned away for lack of funds.
| Counter Culture Labs
Biohacking Academy: In Silco Plasmid Design | Oakland
Ever wondered how GMO’s are created or wanted to embrace your mad scientist side? Well, now you can. This lecture series at Counter Culture Labs, Oakland’s community lab, will teach you the basics of synthetic biology then let you in the lab to try the techniques ...

Tuesday, August 9

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, August 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 Science Behind Medical Marijuana | SF Main Library
Tuesday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Science Behind Medical Marijuana | SF Main Library
Laurie Vollen, MD, MPH is a physician, human rights advocate, co-founder of the Voice of Witness book series, and award-winning author. A conventional medicine doctor, the overwhelmingly positive experience of the nearly 10,000 patients Dr. Vollen has worked with has convinced her that marijuana should be ...

Wednesday, August 10

Youth, Equity & Inclusion: The Next Generation | Berkeley
Wednesday, August 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. $10 suggested donation.
| David Brower Center
Youth, Equity & Inclusion: The Next Generation | Berkeley
In the future, every outdoor government agency and and organization will be run by the youth of today. Join them for a day full of dialogue between youth and park managers as they discuss hopes and strategies for creating a more diverse and inclusive outdoor recreation ...

Thursday, August 11

The San Francisco Roots of Burning Man | The Presidio
Thursday, August 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
The San Francisco Roots of Burning Man | The Presidio
Experience events that capture the spirit and vitality of the Presidio … past and present. Alternatively titled “How we got from Emperor Norton to Facebook,” this rich and playful evening explores the history, culture, and characters that gave birth to Burning Man and foreshadowed the participatory ...
Introduction to Urban Cycling | SF
Thursday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Introduction to Urban Cycling | SF
This course is a 1-hour presentation covering the basics of how to pick the right bike for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road and route planning. This course is a great introduction for people who are considering bicycling, or looking to brush up ...
“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings with free Latin dance lessons. From novice groovers to seasoned jivers, everyone is invited to enjoy fun music and free Latin dance lessons from professional instructor Hebert Aguilar ...

Friday, August 12

“Dancing Under the Stars” Merengue Outdoor Dance Lessons | Jack London Square
Friday, August 12 – 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 dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2016 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2016 | 8:30 ...

Saturday, August 13

Photography Meetup: Pro Tips & Talks | SF
Saturday, August 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Samys Camera SF
Photography Meetup: Pro Tips & Talks | SF

Saturday Meet-ups are informal gatherings at Samy’s where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about how to take that special photo, get tips on the basics of photography and camera settings. Each week will feature a “Special Topic Discussion” with knowledgeable ...

Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience the largest celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

2016 Chinatown Music Festival and Interactive Design Exhibition | SF
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2016 Chinatown Music Festival and Interactive Design Exhibition | SF
The seventh annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music performances by locally and internationally recognized talents performing at Portsmouth Square. 2016 Chinatown Music Festival Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 11 am to 5 pm Portsmouth Square, Kearny & Clay St, SF FREE In addition to ...
California Historical Society Community Day: Tule Canoes, Talks & All-Day Crafts | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
California Historical Society Community Day: Tule Canoes, Talks & All-Day Crafts | Mission Dist.
Community Days at California Historical Society are all-day free events that aim to engage the public in key themes connected to its exhibitions Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew and Sensational Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872-73. Free, but an RSVP is required. Join this fun event for ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 13 – 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 ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, August 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 ...

Frozen Kuhsterd: Free Tasting & Food Truck Insight | South SF
Saturday, August 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Frozen Kuhsterd: Free Tasting & Food Truck Insight | South SF
Meet the team behind Frozen Kuhsterd, California’s first frozen custard truck. You’ll learn about their unique ingredients, their experience running a food truck, the uniqueness of West Coast style frozen custard, in addition to sampling some delicious flavors. About Frozen Kuhsterd FK began in 2011 as founder ...
Walking Tour: Colma-Cypress Lawn | SF
Saturday, August 13 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Walking Tour: Colma-Cypress Lawn | SF
All are invited to come in their finest Victorian outfits to the annual Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation Victorian Days Walking Tour. This year some of members the Bay Area Costumer’s Guild will attend dressed to the nines. Of course, everyone is welcome regardless of attire. Their ...
Learning & Using “Points of View” in Your Writing | Mountain View
Saturday, August 13 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Learning & Using
This program is geared towards writers of all levels who would like to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Join the Black Hats Writers Group to learn more about points of view, and how to use them in your writing. The discussion will cover ...
International Year of Pulses Celebration and Indian Vegan Cooking Workshop | SF
International Year of Pulses Celebration and Indian Vegan Cooking Workshop | SF
The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses – with good reason. Join the celebration for International Year of Pulses. Pulses, or legumes, are an important type of food and crop throughout the world. They provide protein, fiber, and other nutrients to our diets, without ...
“Lefty and Liela Get It Right” Musical Workshop Production | PianoFight
Saturday, August 13 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| PianoFight

Join them on International Left-Hander’s Day, Sat, August 13 and on Sun, August 14, 2016 for a workshop production of Lefty and Liela Get It Right. Free, but an RSVP is required. This is from a new musical by Bay Area playwright and composer, Catherine McSharry. Lefty and ...

Sunday, August 14

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

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, August 14 – 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 ...