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Sunday, April 5

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Yoga
Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.

Learn how to dive, survive, and return quickly to your feet (like the ninja you are) if you are ever unlucky enough to eat it while biking around town. This free two-hour workshop will teach you to do just that every first Sunday of the month at ...

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, April 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 ...

Tuesday, April 7

Nerd Nite North Bay | Novato
Tuesday, April 7 – 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, April 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 noon 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 ...

Kids Book Illustrator Rock Star: 19th Annual Lecture | Main Library
Wednesday, April 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Kids Book Illustrator Rock Star: 19th Annual Lecture | Main Library

Chris Raschka, winner of the 2012 Caldecott medal for his illustrations in A Ball for Daisy, will be the special guest lecturer at the 19th annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture in Children’s Literature. In 1994, he received a Caldecott Honor award for Yo? Yes! He …

Thursday, April 9

Yuri’s NightLife: Exoplanets & Space Cowboys DJs | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Yuri's NightLife: Exoplanets & Space Cowboys DJs | California Academy of Sciences

Ready for blast-off? Go straight up spacey this week as NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space.

Music provided by Space Cowboys and SunsetSF DJs including DJ shOOey, 8ball, Mancub, Sol, Deckard, DJ Alarm, Matt Haze, and U9Lift.
Take a (rare) sip of Ground Control, …

Friday, April 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, April 11

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 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, April 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, April 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 ...

Sunday, April 12

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, April 12 – 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 | San Jose
Sunday, April 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Women's Club

Sunday Assembly is an international community movement featuring all the best bits of church without the religion. The radically inclusive Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV) is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life and welcomes all people, with or without faith, and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering free walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.  Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are ...

Tuesday, April 14

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, April 14 – 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 ...

Wednesday, April 15

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 15 – 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, April 16

Giant NightLife: Whale Heart Replica & Electro DJs | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Giant NightLife: Whale Heart Replica & Electro DJs | California Academy of Sciences

It’s no secret that NightLife likes to go BIG—and this week will be no exception.

Marvel at colossal whale skeletons in the Academy’s latest exhibit Whales: Giants of the Deep.
Plus, crawl through a life-sized replica of a blue whale heart and view ancient artifacts from the Maori …

Friday, April 17

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 ...

“Tenderloin Institute of Art” 2-Day MFA Program | SF
Friday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

Tenderloin Institute of Art (April 17 – 18)
SFAQ [Project] Space patrons will be offered the chance to attend the MFA program and receive a degree from the Tenderloin Institute of Art in an hour and a half course offered on two different Saturdays. Instruction provided …

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 ...

Saturday, April 18

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, April 18 – 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 ...

“Tenderloin Institute of Art” 2-Day MFA Program | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

Tenderloin Institute of Art (April 17 – 18)
SFAQ [Project] Space patrons will be offered the chance to attend the MFA program and receive a degree from the Tenderloin Institute of Art in an hour and a half course offered on two different Saturdays. Instruction provided …

Monday, April 20

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, April 20 – 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 ...

Tuesday, April 21

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, April 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio - Observation Post
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

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 Presidio, Observation Post / Building 211 on the third Tuesday ...

Friday, April 24

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, April 24 – 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 ...