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Thursday, March 2

Calochortus Pursuits: Finding California’s Beautiful Grass | SF
Thursday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Calochortus Pursuits: Finding California's Beautiful Grass | SF
California is home to the lion’s share of species in the genus Calochortus – growing in every county of the state. Bay Area residents are lucky enough to live in the center of diversity for the genus. Such a locale is both a blessing and ...

Friday, March 3

Last Day to RSVP for Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge
Last Day to RSVP for 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 semi-weekly free class, National Park Service workers will teach you how to use ...

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 3 – 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 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 4 – 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 ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 4 – 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 ...

San Jose’s Amazing Murals: A Guided Bike Tour | South Bay
Saturday, March 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Gardner Community Center
San Jose's Amazing Murals: A Guided Bike Tour | South Bay
Be part of a guided bicycle ride visiting the many murals that celebrate and affirm the history and experiences of San Jose’s neighborhoods on Saturday, March 4, 2017. You will ride at a comfortable pace, taking advantage of calm streets to each location. The ~13 mile ride ...
Free “Sukhi’s” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 4 – 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. With humble beginnings in her grandmother’s kitchen, at the age of seven, Sukhi remembers recreating a dish after seeing it ...
2017 San Francisco History Days: Saturday | Old Mint
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Old Mint
2017 San Francisco History Days: Saturday | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 75 exhibitors. 2017 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 4 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Free Prom Dresses & Makeovers At The Library | South SF
Saturday, March 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Grand Ave. Branch Library
Free Prom Dresses & Makeovers At The Library | South SF

The SSF Library has partnered with the East Bay Dress Day, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes prom dresses to girls that cannot afford them. They’ve been assisting girls with free prom dresses for over 6 years. Almost all of the dresses are brand ...

Free “Hillside Supper Club” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Founded by two chefs who enjoy the camaraderie of eating and drinking together, the Hillside Supper Club promotes introducing new friends, experiencing different foods, and experimenting with ...
Tea Conversation with a War Veteran | SFAC Workshop
Saturday, March 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Arts Commission
Tea Conversation with a War Veteran | SFAC Workshop

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) has organized a series of public programs in conversation with its current exhibition, Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces. All events are free and open to the public. The exhibition features ...

Standing with Standing Rock: Benefit for the Legal Defense Fund | San Anselmo
Saturday, March 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation: $10-20 (no one turned away)
| First Presbyterian Church (San Anselmo)
Standing with Standing Rock: Benefit for the Legal Defense Fund | San Anselmo
Come and participate in a panel discussion with attorneys Larry Bragman and Ford Greene in conversation with Erin Schrode (all observer-participants at Standing Rock last fall).

Sunday, March 5

2016 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Sunday, March 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Old Mint
2016 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 75 exhibitors. 2017 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 4 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, March 5 – 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, March 6

Healing Beyond The Conscious Mind | Berkeley
Monday, March 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley
Healing Beyond The Conscious Mind | Berkeley
In this talk, Isa will address the processes of healing that are accessed beyond the conscious mind. Come and listen to the special focus on how altered states of consciousness such as hypnosis, dreams, meditation and the shamanic journey can be used to help correct a ...

Tuesday, March 7

International Women’s Day: Be Bold For Change | SF
Tuesday, March 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | WeWork Civic Center
International Women's Day: Be Bold For Change | SF
The people from WeWork Civic Center are inviting you to a night of celebration, self-reflection and socializing for International Women’s Day. Come meet and shop with their female-founded sponsor companies and join them for a focused discussion on using your voice to influence change in the community. ...
Cookbook Club | South SF
Tuesday, March 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Cookbook Club | South SF
Cookbook Club meets on the first Tuesday of every other month to talk about cookbooks, recipes, and share new tips and techniques they’ve learned along the way. They’ll provide the drinks and dinnerware, you provide one completed recipe and contributions to their discussion. Here’s how it ...
Free Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, March 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
| Merrit Ceramics
Free 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, March 8

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Thursday, March 9

Intro to Urban Bicycling: Celebrating Women, Trans & Femme | SF
Thursday, March 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
| San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Intro to Urban Bicycling: Celebrating Women, Trans & Femme | SF
In honor of Women’s history month, the SF bicycle coalition is holding a Women Bike SF class for women, trans, and femme identified individuals on the joy of biking in San Francisco. Come learn the basics of biking in San Francisco at their Intro to Urban ...
Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating world of human health and wellness complete with brain expanding talks and yoga classes around the museum. Brain & Body NightLife Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 6 pm to 10 pm California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music ...
Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop | SF
Thursday, March 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SF Bicycle Coalition
Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop | SF
In honor of Women’s History Month, the SF Bicycle Coalition is holding a Women Bike SF class for women, trans*, and femme identified individuals on the joy of biking in San Francisco. Come learn the basics of biking in San Francisco at their Intro to Urban ...
An Introduction to Orgasmic Meditation | SF
Thursday, March 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | OneTaste SF
An Introduction to Orgasmic Meditation | SF
In their 15 years of teaching Orgasmic Meditation they hear over and over again that people want: to feel more alive have more exciting, successful dating lives better sex positive body image freedom from limiting thought patterns Attending a free Introduction to Orgasmic Meditation event is an opportunity to get your questions ...

Friday, March 10

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 11

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 11 – 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 ...

Free “Bay Leaf Kitchen & Eatwell Farm” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 11 – 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 a relationship forged at the market. Eatwell Farm and Bay Leaf Kitchen have been partnering, over the last three years, to educate families and children ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, March 11 – 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, March 11 – 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 ...

Edible Weeds Tour of South Hayward | Public Library
Saturday, March 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Public Library (Weekes Branch)
Edible Weeds Tour of South Hayward | Public Library
Discover the edible plants at your feet with UC Berkeley Professor Philip Stark on a tour of South Hayward. Did you know that wild and feral foods can improve nutrition, expand diets, excite palates, save water, reduce waste, increase food security, increase farm biodiversity, and ...