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Saturday, June 11

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, June 11 – 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, June 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 ...

Sunday, June 12

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, June 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 | Mountain View
Sunday, June 12 – 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 ...

Tuesday, June 14

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, June 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 ...

“Conquer the Dance Floor” Free Happy Hour Dance Workshop | SF
Ever been on a dance floor and wondered, “It’s crowded…what do I do with my arms?” or “I haven’t heard this song before…how do I dance to it?” or “A dance circle is forming…what do I do??” In this workshop, you’ll get answers to these questions ...

Wednesday, June 15

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, June 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, June 15 – 7:00 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, June 16

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 Thursday and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga at ...

Friday, June 17

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 ...

Dancing Under the Stars: West Coast Swing | Jack London Square
Friday, June 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: West Coast Swing | 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, June 2016 | ...

Saturday, June 18

MakerSpace: 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines | South SF
Saturday, June 18 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
MakerSpace: 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines | 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 ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, June 18 – 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 ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, June 18 – 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 ...

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, June 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 ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, June 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, June 18 – 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, 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 drop-ins. ...

Sunday, June 19

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, June 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Please note, this event now takes place on the 3rd Sunday of the month and is also now held at the South Berkeley Senior Center.
Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, June 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival  | Yerba Buena Gardens
A beloved Father’s Day tradition celebrating the creativity of North America’s indigenous peoples, the 19th Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival showcases a diverse program of Native music, dance, spoken word performances and crafts. The family-friendly festival opens and closes with sacred invocations by songstress L Frank ...

Monday, June 20

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

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, June 20 – 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, June 21

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, June 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, June 24

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, June 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 ...

Dancing Under the Stars: Line Dance | Jack London Square
Friday, June 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: Line Dance | 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, June 2016 | ...

Saturday, June 25

Photography Meetup: Tips About Photography | SF
Saturday, June 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Photography Meetup: Tips About Photography | 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 ...

Lyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF
Saturday, June 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Lyrical Opposition
Lyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF

Based in San Francisco, the monthly workshop series runs every 4th Saturday of the month until the end of the year. Over 50 artists in the past couple months have participated in Lyrical Opposition Workshops and Forums, with participants learning valuable artist techniques, strategies and ...

Monday, June 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, June 27 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 2

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Follow the footsteps of Oakland’s famous literary son Jack London and see some of his favorite haunts. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at ...

Sunday, July 3

Free Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays
Sunday, July 3 – 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 ...

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, July 3 – 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 ...