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Saturday, April 8

Yuri’s Night Space Party: Astronaut Skype Session & Treats | North Bay
Saturday, April 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Due to space constraints, an RSVP is recommended.
| Space Station Museum
Yuri's Night Space Party: Astronaut Skype Session & Treats | North Bay
Come visit The Space Station Museum to celebrate Yuri’s Night, a celebration for cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, on April 8, 2017. The highlight of the celebration will be a live Skype session at 12:30 pm from the Netherlands with Koen DeBeule, European Space Agency Aerospace Design ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, April 8 – 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 8 – 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 ...

Postcard, Printmaking, Poster Making Workshop | SF
Saturday, April 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artist and Craftsman Supply (SF)
Postcard, Printmaking, Poster Making Workshop | SF
They’re inviting the community to join them in a day of printmaking, designing posters, and writing postcards to local representatives about whatever issue is close to your heart. Drop in any time between 1-4pm
Cooking Demo w/ Chef Lauren Kiino | Macy’s Flower Show
Saturday, April 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Cooking Demo w/ Chef Lauren Kiino | Macy's Flower Show

The annual Macy’s Flower Show is a stunning celebration of flowers, food, art and music at Macy’s Union Square. For 2017 the theme is “Carnival.” 2017 Macy’s Flower Show March 26 – April 9, 2017 Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco FREE (An RSVP may be required for ...

DIY Paper Flower Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show
Saturday, April 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
DIY Paper Flower Workshop | Macy's Flower Show
Learn how to make everlasting paper flowers to decorate your home or gathering.

Sunday, April 9

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, April 9 – 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, April 9 – 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 ...

2017 Sakura Classic Kendama Championship & Free Workshops | Japantown
Sunday, April 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Sakura Classic Kendama Championship & Free Workshops | Japantown

The Kendama is a traditional Japanese skill game, similar to the American Ball n Cup game, but with way more options and freestyle capabilities. The Sakura Classic is the official Kendama event of the Nor Cal Cherry Blossom Festival and it’s completely free to watch. 2017 ...

Serenity Sunday: Free Health & Wellness Activities | Oakland
Sunday, April 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Serenity Sunday: Free Health & Wellness Activities | Oakland
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center is offering free classes every second Sunday of the month to help people relax and enjoy themselves. Come and see what classes you would like to take to help improve your health, mood,strength and vitality. Classes offered vary from month ...
Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland
Sunday, April 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advance registration may be required
| The Working Body
Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland

The Working Body hosts a free community class every second Sunday of the month in Oakland. All are welcome, so come out and enjoy a free workout (or yoga) class to stay fit and healthy. Please note, advance registration for the class may be required. 

Stuff You Should Know For A Healthier Diet | South SF
Sunday, April 9 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Stuff You Should Know For A Healthier Diet | South SF
They are pleased to announce a new program series called “Stuff You Should Know” which addresses topics that people are all expected to know, but were never taught in school. Their first topic is shopping lists and easy meal planning. Do you find yourself buying things ...

Monday, April 10

LinkedIn Profile Review Sessions | Mountain View
Monday, April 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
LinkedIn Profile Review Sessions | Mountain View
If you’re looking for new career opportunities in 2017, now’s the time to make sure your LinkedIn Profile is in the best shape. Sign up for a 20-minute session with LinkedIn evangelists Connie and Sankar to get your profile reviewed by professionals. Bring your laptop and ...

Tuesday, April 11

Textile Tuesday: Adventure Month Travel Luggage Tags | South SF
Tuesday, April 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Textile Tuesday: Adventure Month Travel Luggage Tags | South SF
Textile Tuesday is held twice a month.  At the first meeting, you will start a project chosen by the staff.  The next workshop is an open sew lab where participants can finish up past Textile Tuesday projects or bring in their individual sewing projects.  Make ...
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, April 11 – 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 ...

Revolutionary Ecologies: History, Power, & the Limits of Capital | SF
Tuesday, April 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
Revolutionary Ecologies: History, Power, & the Limits of Capital | SF
Each of the talks will be recorded, transcribed, and later published in a forthcoming book. This time Jason Moore will talk about the history, power and the limits of the Capital. Free but an RSVP is required.
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Tuesday, April 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
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 ...

Wednesday, April 12

Robot Block Party 2017 | San Jose
Wednesday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Jabil Blue Sky Center
Robot Block Party 2017 | San Jose
Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics, see the most advanced robotics research in Silicon Valley, the hottest robot startups, the coolest robot companies and all the just plain fun robots you can imagine. At this event, which is part of 2017 National Robotics Week, you’ll see rolling, ...
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 ...

Talking With Your Kids About Social Justice | Oakland
Wednesday, April 12 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome.
| Bananas
Talking With Your Kids About Social Justice | Oakland
Led by Abundant Beginnings, this workshop will guide parents and caregivers in how to talk with young kids about social justice. They’ll cover talking with kids about solidarity, activism, how to be an effective ally, and how intersections between different identities may influence the conversation. Free ...
Expressive Arts For Social Justice | SF
Wednesday, April 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies, RM 565
Expressive Arts For Social Justice | SF
This lecture will focus on sharing Ali’s work in Greece with the refugee population including how she integrated her expressive arts training in providing brief mental health support. She will explore trauma and its’ symptoms and how it relates to the collective and personal realms. Ali ...
Inside The Minds Of Brilliant Designers | SF
Wednesday, April 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | General Assembly San Francisco
Inside The Minds Of Brilliant Designers | SF
This panel series invites key players in San Francisco’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. Design experts will share how they approach projects, utilize design thinking, and much more. Plus, they’ll cover opportunities within the field and ...
Protecting Our Civil Liberties In The Age Of Trump | SF
Wednesday, April 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended.
| First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
Protecting Our Civil Liberties In The Age Of Trump | SF
Representatives from the ACLU will be discussing the ACLU’s work protecting peopls civil liberties in the age of Trump, as well as how you can best get involved to help the cause on a volunteer basis. Start thinking of your questions as the meeting will ...

Thursday, April 13

Exploratorium After Dark: Resonance & Pairings | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Resonance & Pairings | Pier 15
Listen in at Resonance, where contemporary musicians and sound artists perform and discuss innovative works. Tonight, traditional Vietnamese music and live electronics converge in the fascinating collaborations of Chris Brown and Vân-Ánh Võ. Also tonight, sit down to a scientific and culinary exploration of eggs at ...
The Bounty of Spring with Chef Traci des Jardins | The Presidio
Thursday, April 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
The Bounty of Spring with Chef Traci des Jardins | The Presidio
Through a delightful cooking demonstration of her seasonal favorites, Chef Traci Des Jardins shares how to use all of spring’s wonderful bounty in your kitchen at home. A native of Northern California, Traci Des Jardins has six restaurants in San Francisco, including three at the Presidio, ...
Yuri’s NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Yuri's NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Go straight up spacey this week as NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space.

Friday, April 14

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 15

2017 Goat Festival at the Ferry Building | SF
Saturday, April 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2017 Goat Festival at the Ferry Building | SF
Enjoy goat-centric cooking demos, talks and samples of goat milk cheeses, yogurts, ice creams and more at the annual Goat Festival – A Celebration of All Things Goat at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. 2017 Goat Festival Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 10 am to 2 pm Ferry Building, ...
$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Weekend | Oakland
$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Weekend | Oakland

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering 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. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

Free “Serpentine” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 15 – 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.