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Saturday, September 21

The Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Fall Show & Sale | Sunnyvale
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Peterson Middle School
The Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Fall Show & Sale | Sunnyvale

Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose will be holding their Annual Fall Show and Sale on Saturday, Sept.21 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Sept.22 from 10 am to 4 pm. The Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Fall Show & Sale ...

Exploratorium Free Day: Fall Community Day | SF
Exploratorium Free Day: Fall Community Day | 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 community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)
"Science@Cal": Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...Monthly

Sunday, September 22

The Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Fall Show & Sale | Sunnyvale
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Peterson Middle School
The Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Fall Show & Sale | Sunnyvale

Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose will be holding their Annual Fall Show and Sale on Saturday, Sept.21 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Sept.22 from 10 am to 4 pm. The Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Fall Show & Sale ...

2019 National “Drive Electric” Car Festival | Napa
Sunday, September 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Napa Valley College
2019 National "Drive Electric" Car Festival | Napa
Current models of electric vehicles (EV) will be on display and their owners available to answer questions between 1 pm and 4 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Napa Valley College during National Drive Electric Week. Learn from EV drivers and enthusiasts about the thrill ...

Tuesday, September 24

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, September 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Wednesday, September 25

Shaping SF Lecture: Neighborhood Corridors | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, September 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Neighborhood Corridors | Mission Dist.
Efforts to integrate history and ecological restoration can be found tucked away in most San Francisco neighborhoods. Neighborhood greenways and corridors are most often the result of initial community-based activism to beautify an urban space, and end up becoming much more complex projects. Sophie Constantinou ...

Thursday, September 26

Toolapalooza 2019: Tools, Belt Sander Drag Races & Demos | SF
Thursday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Center Hardware & Supply
Toolapalooza 2019: Tools, Belt Sander Drag Races & Demos | SF
Toolapalooza is Center Hardware’s annual celebration of all things tool and building on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be in-store specials, swag and prizes all day, including a Belt Sander Drag Race (register your sander here) – you can ...

Friday, September 27

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...Monthly

Monday, September 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is 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 hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...Monthly

Wednesday, October 2

Shaping SF Lecture: Storytelling & the Memory Keepers | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Storytelling & the Memory Keepers | Mission Dist.
We bring together story shapers, story sharers, and story collectors for this evening taking a close look at oral histories and memory keeping. Susan Schwartzenberg hosts a discussion series at the Bay Observatory at the Exploratorium intertwining personal stories and scientific study to understand climate ...

Thursday, October 3

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

Friday, October 4

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

Saturday, October 5

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 5 – 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 ...Monthly

Sunday, October 6

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 ...

Wednesday, October 9

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 30 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior ...Monthly

Shaping SF Lecture: Expanding San Francisco’s Common Wealth | SF
Wednesday, October 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Expanding San Francisco’s Common Wealth | SF
Rejecting the paradigms of capitalist San Francisco, let’s look at a radically expanded Common Wealth, starting here, but with implications for our entire society: A public bank, free broadband internet, a low-cost public electricity system, dense community gardens and public orchards, widespread high-quality social housing, ...

Sunday, October 13

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, October 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Come join at the Park Branch Library, every 2nd Sunday of the month, for an afternoon of anime, manga, discussion, art, and lots of fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This club is for teens ages 12-18 years old.Monthly

Wednesday, October 16

Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, October 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro

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 Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly

Saturday, October 19

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, October 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)
"Science@Cal": Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...Monthly

Sunday, October 20

Exploratorium Free Day: 50th Anniversary “Founder’s Day” | SF
Exploratorium Free Day: 50th Anniversary "Founder's Day" | 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 community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

Wednesday, October 23

Shaping SF Lecture: Shellmounds, Indigenous Culture & Ecology | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Shellmounds, Indigenous Culture & Ecology | Mission Dist.
250 years ago, life along the edges of what we now know as San Francisco Bay changed forever when the Portola Expedition came upon this hidden magnificent body of water. The Spaniards couldn’t quite understand it when they saw this marvelous sight for the first ...

Friday, October 25

Opening Day: Bay Area Science Festival | 2019
Friday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Some events may require an RSVP or have other restrictions.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Opening Day: Bay Area Science Festival | 2019

Created by the Bay Area’s scientific, cultural, and educational institutions, the Bay Area Science Festival returns to San Francisco for two weeks of science and technology lectures, games, art exhibits, workshops, hands-on activities and more at locations throughout the Bay Area. 2019 Bay Area Science Festival October 25-November 2, ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...Monthly

Saturday, October 26

2019 North Bay Science Discovery Day | Santa Rosa
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sonoma County Fairgrounds
2019 North Bay Science Discovery Day | Santa Rosa
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to experience and explore science around the North Bay, from energy to the environment, from bees to black lights, from eating liquid nitrogen ice cream to dissecting a squid on October 26, 2019 from 10 am to ...
2019 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Hayward
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cal State East Bay
2019 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Hayward
Come enjoy a showcase of science, technology, and engineering led by businesses, museums, and universities from the East Bay and beyond on October 26, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm. With hands-on, interactive science booths and live science demos, you can explore STEM fields, engage ...

Monday, October 28

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, October 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is 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 hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 29

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, October 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Friday, November 1

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, November 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

Saturday, November 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 2 – 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 ...Monthly