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Thursday, April 27

Exploratorium After Dark: “Mirrors” with Ron Hipschman | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark:

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
Why do you see yourself in reverse when you look at yourself in a mirror? Why are you not upside down? Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman reveals the physics behind different types of mirrors and …

Win Tix: “SF Maritime Beer Fest” at Historic Pier 45 | SF
Thursday, April 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | USS Pampanito

Join us at Pier 45, the home of the USS Pampanito WWII submarine, for our annual Beer Fest where you will enjoy unlimited beer tastings from some of the best craft brewers in the world.

> Get Tickets – $35 – Use code FCBEERFEST17 for $10 …

Friday, April 28

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, April 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Saturday, April 29

Anna & Lenore Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Anna & Lenore Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting two of their market seller-farmers.
Lenore Estrada and Anna Derivi-Castellanos are the partners behind Three Babes Bakeshop. They offer seasonal pies using local ingredients and are …

Melissa Clark Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Melissa Clark Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The demo will be followed by a book signing at Sur La Table in the Ferry Building Marketplace.
Melissa Clark is a staff writer for the New …

Sunday, April 30

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17

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 ...

Monday, May 1

“A Day With Out Immigrants” May Day March & Protest | Justin Herman Plaza
Monday, May 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza

May 1st is known throughout the world as International Workers’ Day. The day was the result of the struggle to have an 8-hour workday and it started here in the US. It is a day where the working class show who has the power in …

Thursday, May 4

Exploratorium After Dark: May the Fourth Be with You | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: May the Fourth Be with You | Pier 15

Celebrate Star Wars Day with them and learn about the forces that shape the universe. Celebrate this intergalactic holiday with physics, inventions, artworks, and encounters with the force.
Also, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and our pitch-black Tactile Dome.

Saturday, May 6

Tony Florian Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 6 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Tony Florian Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Marin Roots Farm.
Tony’s upbringing was steeped in the tradition of food …

Thursday, May 11

Exploratorium After Dark: Wild Salmon & Sewn Scenarios | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Wild Salmon & Sewn Scenarios | Pier 15

Join them at Pairings for robust presentations and refreshing conversation—this time about salmon—designed to inspire your scientific palate. And watch sewing artist Paul Nosa embroider your ideas on fabric at Sewn Scenarios.
Also, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and …

Saturday, May 13

Free “Devil’s Gulch Ranch” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 13 – 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. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Devil’s Gulch Ranch.
Chef Greg Lutes opened 3rd Cousin in late 2015 …

Sunday, May 14

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2017 | SF
Sunday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2017 | SF

The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2017 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers).
Schedule
1:00 p.m. Mariachi Mexicanismo
2:00–4:00 p.m. Making Flores de papel
4:00 p.m. Cuicacall

Thursday, May 18

Exploratorium After Dark: Bringing Science To Justice | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Bringing Science To Justice | Pier 15

Reinvent your Thursday nights at After Dark. Experience a fascinating array of unique, adult-only programs and events that change each week. Grab dinner by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, crawl through our pitch-black Tactile Dome, sip cocktails, and explore.
Learn how science is …

Saturday, May 20

Free “Brokaw Ranch Company” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 20 – 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.
Erik Lowe is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He landed his first restaurant job through a serendipitous ride, after his car broke down, from a …

Free “Nopalito” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 20 – 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, followed by a book signing.
Please check back for more details.

Thursday, May 25

Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Sound | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Sound | Pier 15

Join them for a resonant presentation on sound at Full-Spectrum Science. Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.
What is sound? How high a pitch …

Friday, May 26

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, May 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Saturday, May 27

Slocombe Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 27 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Slocombe Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Please check back for more details.

Free “Tender Greens” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, May 27 – 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.
Todd spent his summers during his college years at San Diego State University backpacking through Europe, eating and drinking for months at a time. His curiosity led …

Thursday, June 1

Exploratorium After Dark: Experimenting with Strings & Vibrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Experimenting with Strings & Vibrations | Pier 15

Tune in to surrounding sounds by experimenting with strings and vibrations, and use electromagnets to build a basic speaker. Learn how to listen with your bones, and explore the workings of the inner ear.

Thursday, June 8

Exploratorium After Dark: Cityscapes with Dominic Angerame | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Cityscapes with Dominic Angerame | Pier 15

In this screening of poetic documentaries that meditate on urban environments, familiar cityscapes are reframed through the camera’s lens.
An innovator of observant cinema and a key member of the Bay Area experimental film community, Dominic Angerame presents a screening pairing his films with works of …

Thursday, June 15

Exploratorium After Dark: Vanadium on Everything Matters | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Vanadium on Everything Matters | Pier 15

Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and the collective human experience.

Friday, June 23

Exploratorium Free Community Night | SF
Friday, June 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Night | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Fireworks | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Fireworks | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
Come ooooo and ahhhh at the science behind these big booms. Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? …

Thursday, June 29

Exploratorium After Dark: Experimenting with Strings & Vibrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Experimenting with Strings & Vibrations | Pier 15

Tune in to surrounding sounds by experimenting with strings and vibrations, and use electromagnets to build a basic speaker. Learn how to listen with your bones, and explore the workings of the inner ear.