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Saturday, January 27

SF Bay Area Interfaith Drone Warfare Conference | Berkeley
Saturday, January 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Pacific School of Religion Chapel
SF Bay Area Interfaith Drone Warfare Conference | Berkeley
This interfaith gathering includes presentations, three half-hour videos, and Q&A time to inform faith communities and others about the dangers and realities of drone warfare. Action suggestions for followup. Panel Presenters include: Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The former president of the ...
Community Open House: Hunters Point Shipyard Master Plan Update | SF
Saturday, January 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Bayview Opera House
Community Open House: Hunters Point Shipyard Master Plan Update | SF
Want to know the latest on what’s planned for the SF Shipyard? The Updated Master Plan celebrates the SF Shipyard’s history and waterfront. Come see the latest plans at this free event and learn about the updated proposal for development, parks, and transportation. Members of the ...

San Francisco City Job Fair 2018 | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, January 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
San Francisco City Job Fair 2018 | Golden Gate Park
San Francisco Recreation and Parks, along with the US Post Office, San Francisco International Airport, SF Police and SF Fire, will host the final in a series of three Saturday job fairs this month, Saturday, January 27 at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate ...
3rd Annual Young Adult Novelist Convention | Belmont
Saturday, January 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required to win a free book
| Carlmont High School
3rd Annual Young Adult Novelist Convention | Belmont
The Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is your exclusive connection to some of today’s top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who can appreciate these amazing talents). This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, January 27 – 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 ...

Sunday, January 28

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, January 28 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

“A Game of Color” Baseball at SF’s Black History Festival | Main Library
Sunday, January 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Main Public Library

Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we promote affirmative examples of important historical events, honorable leaders and steps towards collective change. About the Festival: Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend and throughout February, the Library champions ...

MBA Fair: Meet Top US & Global Business Schools | SF
Sunday, January 28 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*QS World MBA Tour - San Francisco: CAD 0.00
| Hyatt Regency San Francisco
MBA Fair: Meet Top US & Global Business Schools | SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer Join the QS World MBA Tour for your opportunity to meet with admissions directors and alumni. For over 25 years, QS has been connecting prospective candidates just like you with their network of top business schools. The QS World MBA Tour features ...
Wildlife for All Ages: Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo | San Carlos
Sunday, January 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Library
Wildlife for All Ages: Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo | San Carlos
Come celebrate San Carlos’ Week of the Family here at the library. They have invited the Little Explorer’s Petting Zoo to come teach you all about the farm animals that live on their farm. There will be 25 of the friendliest farm animals you have ever ...

Monday, January 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, January 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| 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 ...

Tuesday, January 30

SF History Night: The History of Anchor Brewing | Noe Valley
Tuesday, January 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night: The History of Anchor Brewing | Noe Valley
The story of San Francisco’s original Anchor Steam Beer is also the story of San Francisco—from Gold Rush to railroads to earthquakes to Prohibition to entrepreneurship. Dave Burkhart tells the fascinating survival story of San Francisco’s singular, iconic brew through compelling images of the brewers, brewing ...
“Squid Empire” Book Discussion & Squid Dissection | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, January 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
In celebration of her new book Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods, Danna Staaf joins us for a discussion on cephalopods and an in-person squid dissection.

Wednesday, January 31

Aero Adventure Challenge | San Carlos
Wednesday, January 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hiller Aviation Museum
Aero Adventure Challenge | San Carlos
Launch an adventure in flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Explore the magic of flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Discover how aircraft fly with a collection of some 50 historic aircraft. Take on the wind tunnel challenge in the Invention Lab, see robotic flight in ...

Thursday, February 1

Year of the Dog NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Year of the Dog NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Get a second chance to kick off your (lunar) new year when NightLife rings in the Year of the Dog with a night devoted to canine companions and Lunar New year traditions. Check their site for full details which will be posted as the event nears.

Friday, February 2

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, February 2 – 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; ...

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, February 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE

Every first Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance ...

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 ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, February 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Saturday, February 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, February 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley 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 ...

Rasoi’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, February 3 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Rasoi's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
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. A participant in La Cocina’s food business incubator program, Heena Patel creates Western Indian dishes in honor of Gujarati traditions, ...
Lunar New Year Celebration & Lantern Making | Oakland
Saturday, February 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Lunar New Year Celebration & Lantern Making | Oakland

Join and celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Annual Chinese New Year, a day filled with excited and fun.  Lunar New Year Celebration February 3, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Oakland FREE Come and celebrate Lunar New ...

Black History Month Talk: “African Americans In Times of War” | East Bay
Saturday, February 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free talk, but admission to the museum is $5.
| Hayward Area Historical Society
Black History Month Talk:
The Hayward Area Historical Society invites you to the 9th Annual Black History Month Program at the HAHS Museum of History & Culture from 2 pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Following the national theme distributed by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), this lecture ...
7th Annual Valentine Handpress Printing Workshop | SF
Saturday, February 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but broadsides are limited to the first 100 people.
| SF Main Public Library
7th Annual Valentine Handpress Printing Workshop | SF
Come experience letterpress printing on the SF Public Library’s 1909 Albion handpress and take home a unique keepsake for your Valentine at the 7th Annual Valentine Broadside Printing event in the San Francisco History Center on the 6th floor of the Main Library, from 2-4 pm ...
3 Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception: 22nd Annual “The Art of Living Black” | Richmond
Saturday, February 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Richmond Art Center
3 Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception: 22nd Annual
Join them for the Opening Reception for their three Winter Exhibitions: the 22nd Annual Art of Living Black, In Focus: Current Photography, and Cutting Edge.

Sunday, February 4

San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 15 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 15 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
If you’re not in prep-mode for football’s biggest night of the year, take some time to explore the city you love with a knowledgeable guide to show you around. Learn about the history of our great city from the hippies of Haight, to the billionaires of ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, February 4 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, February 4 – 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, February 5

Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Monday, February 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 5, 2018, and March 19, 2018. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Tuesday, February 6

Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, February 6 – 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

Hey Clay Friends. Merritt Ceramics is hosting a donation based clay night every 1st Tuesday of the month. Free Clay Workshop Every 1st Tuesday | 6:30 – 9:30 pm Merritt Ceramics, 527 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA FREE It’s an art party and neighborhood gathering.#MC1stTuesdays are ...

Wednesday, February 7

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, February 7 – 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 ...