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Sunday, June 11

Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: The Pan Pacific International Exposition 1915 | Colma
Sunday, June 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: The Pan Pacific International Exposition 1915 | Colma

Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation proudly announces the 2017 Season of its free Sunday Afternoon Lectures. This popular, entertaining and educational lecture series is held one Sunday of each month from January through October. Light refreshments are served. 2017 Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture Series Select Sundays | ...

Tuesday, June 13

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, June 13 – 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, June 14

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, June 15

Micro NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Micro NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Go big this week as NightLife gets really, really small to discover the wonderful world of microbiology. Learn about the latest cutting-edge advances in exploring and explaining the science of small. Join some of the Bay Area’s cutting-edge labs in checking out teeny-tiny things, including Stanford ...
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 and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga. Bring your ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, June 15 – 8:00 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 ...

Friday, June 16

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

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” Outdoor Cha-Cha Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 16 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, June 17

Free “Kraut Source” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, June 17 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Karen is a classically trained chef, certified nutritionist, culinary instructor, and author of Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes. Thanks to her time at Bauman, Karen got hooked on fermenting and became fascinated with traditional fermentation crocks. It was her fascination with the simple but elegant ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, June 17 – 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 ...

2017 Presidio Kite Festival | SF
2017 Presidio Kite Festival | SF
Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite happening at the Presidio Main Parade Ground. Presidio Kite Expo Saturday, June 17, 2017 | Noon to 5 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE – RSVP on Eventbrite (Free kites are available on a first-come, ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, June 17 – 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 | SF
Saturday, June 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. every third Saturday of the month. There will be easels provided and some materials ...

Sunday, June 18

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, June 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

Free “Sabio on Main” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, June 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free
Stop by CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland  for a cooking demo with Francis Hogan of Sabio on Main featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. Francis Hogan brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to his position as executive chef and partner of Sabio ...

Monday, June 19

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 19 – 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 20

“Going Beyond the Product: Designing For Service” Talk & Mixer | SF
Tuesday, June 20 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PlanGrid HQ
Today, design strategy focuses on “the product” and its digital interfaces. But this vantage point ignores a key component to company success: the customer’s end-to-end, cross-channel experience with your organization. Enter service design, a methodology created to bridge the gap between siloed product flows and customer ...
The Future of Web Design: Discussion, Free Beer & Account | SF
Tuesday, June 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Brandcast HQ
The Future of Web Design: Discussion, Free Beer & Account | SF
Create without compromise using the Brandcast Design Studio™. They’re reinventing web design: no code, no templates, just freedom. Join them for a fun evening of design discussion, free beer, and a free account. Their Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Hayes Metzger will lead a chat on the ...
12 Angry Designers On Current Design Issues | SF
Tuesday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The OutCast Agency
12 Angry Designers On Current Design Issues | SF
Love spirited design discussion? Welcome to “Design Debate Club” featuring 12 designers armed with 12 questions have a healthy debate on current design issues. Question content will be focused on design philosophy and the role of design in activism. This is a hybrid panel/workshop wherein audience ...
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, June 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Observation Post at the Presidio
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 21

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, June 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, June 21 – 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 22

Pride NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Pride NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Get into the groove for this celebration of equality, self-expression, and San Francisco Pride. Join drag queen extraordinaire Heklina, host of the weekly “Mother” party at SF nightclub The Oasis, for a drag show of fabulously unparalleled proportions celebrating “the future of love.” In the Coral Reef, ...

Friday, June 23

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 23 – 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” Outdoor West Coast Swing Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, June 24

2017 Patchwork: Spring Indie Art & Craft Festival | Oakland
Saturday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square Pavilion
2017 Patchwork: Spring Indie Art & Craft Festival | Oakland
Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music in Oakland’s Jack London Square from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Vendors are ...
2017 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2017 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Take to the waters to celebrate the annual Summer Sailstice featuring free sailboat rides, a Boat Building Contest, exhibits, seminars, live music and more. Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sailing. Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of ...
Free “Salt & Straw” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, June 24 – 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. As head ice cream maker for Salt & Straw Portland, LA, and now San Francisco, and the Wiz Bang Bar in Portland’s Pine Street Market, Tyler Malek ...