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Sunday, June 10

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, June 10 – 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 ...

CJM 10th Year Community Free Day: Live Music & Art Making | SF
Sunday, June 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
CJM 10th Year Community Free Day: Live Music & Art Making | SF
The Contemporary Jewish Museum turns 10 on Jesse Square Join and celebrate community with live music, gallery performances, art-making, and more. Activities all day. CJM 10th Year Community Free Day Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 | 11 am–5 pm CJM, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco FREE

Wednesday, June 13

Yarn Tree Wrapping: SF’s Afternoon Art Break | Asian Art Museum
Wednesday, June 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free outside the Asian Art Museum at larkin and fulton
| Asian Art Museum
Yarn Tree Wrapping: SF's Afternoon Art Break | Asian Art Museum

Stop by the Asian Art Museum’s Village Artist Corner (outside at the corner of Larkin & Fulton) every second Wednesday of the month to engage in Yarn Wrapping. Pick Me Up Art Every Second Wednesday through June 2018 | 1-3 pm Asian Art Museum’s Village ...

Sunday, June 17

2018 Comic-Con Geeky Craft Show Expo | Fort Mason
Sunday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Gallery 308 (Fort Mason)
2018 Comic-Con Geeky Craft Show Expo | Fort Mason
GeekCraft Expo, an Etsy-meets-Comic-Con Geeky Craft Show, is coming to San Francisco on Father’s Day, June 17. 2018 Comic-Con Geeky Craft Show Expo Saturday, June 17, 2018 | 11 am to 5 pm Gallery 308-Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, SF FREE Bring your dad and come explore ...

Monday, June 18

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 18 – 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 ...

Wednesday, June 20

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, June 20 – 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 21

Strappy Hour: Pride Pizza Party & Free Mini Workshop | Mission Dist.
Thursday, June 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. For Adults only.
| Good Vibrations (Valencia St.)
Strappy Hour: Pride Pizza Party & Free Mini Workshop | Mission Dist.
Strap-ons are sexy. At this Free mini-workshop, hot slices will be served and featuring the Favorite strap-ons, Harnesses, and sexy tips for Pegging. Everyone gets 10% off shopping and one lucky winner will go home with a harness. Strappy Hour: Pride Pizza Party at Good Vibrations Thursday, ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, June 21 – 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 22

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, June 22 – 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 ...

Tuesday, June 26

SF History Night | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, June 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night | Pacific Heights

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

Thursday, June 28

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Thursday, June 28 – 7:00 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. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Friday, July 6

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, July 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Saturday, July 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Friday, July 13

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, July 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Saturday, July 21

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

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, July 27

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Friday, July 27 – 7:00 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. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Friday, August 10

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, August 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Sunday, August 26

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Sunday, August 26 – 7:00 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. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Friday, September 14

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Monday, September 24

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, September 24 – 7:00 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. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Friday, October 12

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, October 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Wednesday, October 24

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:00 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. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Friday, November 9

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, November 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Friday, November 23

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Friday, November 23 – 7:00 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. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Friday, December 14

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, December 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Saturday, December 22

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Saturday, December 22 – 7:00 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. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Wednesday, December 31

2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF

Come see student-created visual, literary, media, and performing arts at the Asian Art Museum from March 14-21, 2018 in the Annual San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. For the past 32 years this unique San Francisco event has been a point of destination for ...