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Friday, February 23

Pacific Orchid Exposition | SF
Friday, February 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for volunteers.
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Pacific Orchid Exposition | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
66th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition – Free admission for volunteers! We need volunteers to help staff our annual show, which is the larges fundraiser for the San Francisco Orchid Society. The show will have thousands of orchids on display, demonstrations, and …

Monday, February 26

“Mean” Memoir Discussion | Green Apple Books
Monday, February 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Myriam Gurba discusses her new memoir, Mean. True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba’s coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, …

Thursday, March 1

“Daphne” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Thursday, March 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Will Boast discusses his new novel, Daphne with Molly Antopol. Elegantly written and profoundly moving, this spellbinding debut affirms Boast’s reputation as a “new young American voice for the ages” (Tom Franklin). Born with a rare (and real) condition in which she suffers degrees of …

Saturday, March 3

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden for 2018: Info Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, March 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden for 2018: Info Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

Thursday, March 8

“The Endless Summer” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Thursday, March 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join Madame Nielsen in the book discussion of their new novel, ‘The Endless Summer’. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation.
About The Endless Summer:
A passionate love story about a Danish woman and a much younger Portuguese artist, The Endless …

Tuesday, March 13

“Found Life” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, March 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Linor Goralik discusses her new book, Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview a part of Columbia’s Russian Library series.
About Found Life
One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik …

Saturday, March 17

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Festival | SF Irish Cultural Center
Saturday, March 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Typically these events are free. Bring cash for food & drinks.
| United Irish Cultural Center
2018 St. Patrick's Day Festival | SF Irish Cultural Center

The United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco hosts a full day of traditional Irish music, dancing and pub classics on St. Patrick’s Day. We’re told that the music starts around 11 am and ends near closing.
2018 St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Saturday, March 17, 2017 | 11 …

Tuesday, March 20

“Up Up, Down Down” Essay Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, March 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Cheston Knapp discusses his new essay collection, Up Up, Down Down with Matthew Zapruder. Daring and wise, hilarious and tender, Cheston Knapp’s exhilarating collection of seven linked essays, Up Up, Down Down, tackles the Big Questions through seemingly unlikely avenues.
Taken together, the essays in Up …

Saturday, April 7

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

Tuesday, April 10

“Look Big” Book Release | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, April 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Rachel Levin celebrates the release of her new book Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds.
About Look Big
A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to avoiding interactions–both dangerous and annoying–with 50 wild animals, including survival techniques, …

Sunday, April 15

2018 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Final Day
Sunday, April 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Irish Cultural Center
2018 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Final Day

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in San Francisco during the month of March. It is a celebrated annual festival inviting the public to come together around inspired, creative, and relevant events regarding Irish and ...

Saturday, June 16

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

Wednesday, June 20

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Social Kitchen & Brewery
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Saturday, September 8

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

Saturday, October 13

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

Wednesday, October 17

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Sunset Reservoir
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...