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Thursday, June 11

Total Wellness Festival 2015 | Embarcadero Center
Thursday, June 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Center
Total Wellness Festival 2015 | Embarcadero Center
Embarcadero Center will host the 12th Annual Total Wellness interactive health festival from 11 am to 2 pm on June 11, 2015. Incorporating all facets of physical and mental wellness, Total Wellness includes a variety of health screenings, fitness demos, a collection of over 65 health-related booths, ...
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Friday, June 12

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, June 13

Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset
Saturday, June 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant
Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at least two days in advance. You’ll learn about the history of wastewater treatment ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 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 ...

A Talk On Greenhouse Effect and Species Adaptation | Sausalito
Saturday, June 13 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
A Talk On Greenhouse Effect and Species Adaptation | Sausalito
Discover how the greenhouse effect works and explore how animal and plant species adapt to changing environments, identifying the winners and losers in our rapidly warming planet along the way. Target audience: 3rd grade and up.
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, June 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 ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, June 13 – 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 ...

Presidio Kite Expo 2015: Kite Ballet, Giant Kites, DIY & Off The Grid | SF
Saturday, June 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is appreciated but not required.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
Presidio Kite Expo 2015: Kite Ballet, Giant Kites, DIY & Off The Grid | SF
Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite happening at the Presidio Main Parade Ground from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The artistry, diversity, and fun of modern flying will take your breath away with free, all-day activities featuring: Kite Making Pavilion ...
Mountain Lake Science Saturdays | Presidio
Saturday, June 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain Lake (Presidio)
Mountain Lake Science Saturdays | Presidio

Mountain Lake Science Saturdays is a lively series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to the San Francisco natural wonder, Mountain Lake, and its ecological restoration. On the second Saturday from May to October, gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of disciplines ...

Wheel and Contingent Monitor Training Session | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 11:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Wheel and Contingent Monitor Training Session | SF
Basic safety training for anyone who will be participating in the San Francisco Pride Parade. This event is presented by SF Pride. This program will be repeated on Sunday, June 21 from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Sunday, June 14

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, June 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 | San Jose
Sunday, June 14 – 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. ...

African-American Authors Talk by Delta | SF
Sunday, June 14 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
African-American Authors Talk by Delta | SF
San Francisco Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the African American Center of San Francisco Public Library presents Bay Area Authors Speak Out! featuring discussion by African-American women authors on timely and relevant topics. The authors: Qiana London – Scandalous Love Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Ph.D – ...
2015 Summer Solstice Drum Circle | Berkeley
Sunday, June 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sacred Stream Center
2015 Summer Solstice Drum Circle | Berkeley
Come together to honor the season and focus on healing for the community and the earth at the annual Solstice Drum Circle on June 14, 2015. Free, but an RSVP is required. You do not have to be experienced in drumming or shamanism to attend, but it ...

Monday, June 15

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 15 – 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, June 16

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, June 16 – 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 ...

Wednesday, June 17

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, June 17 – 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, June 18

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Small Business Ownership Workshop | SF
Thursday, June 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Small Business Ownership Workshop | SF
We would like to invite you to join us for a 90 minute workshop on Small Business Ownership. If you have considered opening your own business but don’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. Franchising is a great choice, but it is ...

Friday, June 19

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 ...

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, June 20

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, June 20 – 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 ...

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, June 20 – 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 ...

Thursday, June 25

Ina Coolbrith’s Literary Legacy Talk | SF
Thursday, June 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Ina Coolbrith's Literary Legacy Talk | SF
One hundred years ago, Ina Coolbrith was crowned California’s first poet laureate at the Exposition Auditorium (now the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium) during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Aleta George, author of Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate, will speak about Coolbrith ...

Friday, June 26

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, June 26 – 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 ...

Saturday, June 27

Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview
Saturday, June 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at least two days in advance. You’ll learn about the history of wastewater treatment ...

Free Lecture: Alcatraz Island – Sustainability Pioneer | Treasure Island
Saturday, June 27 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Historic Building One
Free Lecture: Alcatraz Island - Sustainability Pioneer | Treasure Island

“Little Island – Big Ideas” is a free lecture series on the past, present and future of Treasure Island presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. The lecture series is presented on Treasure Island, in historic Building One, on select Saturdays at 10:30 am. Treasure ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, June 27 – 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 ...