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Tuesday, February 18

“Ozobots” Free Robot Workshop | South SF
Tuesday, February 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| South San Francisco Main Library
"Ozobots" Free Robot Workshop | South SF
Together we will explore the pocket-sized Ozobot robots and learn how to code with color.  Participants will learn basic programming and train their robots to follow patterns. (Recommended for ages 6 and up)

Wednesday, February 19

SF by the Bay: Black Speculative Fiction | SF
Wednesday, February 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay: Black Speculative Fiction | SF
Bay Area writers and poets will speak about their influences, share current works-in-progress and reveal their 2020 visions. Black Speculative Fiction Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at  5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level Join the conversation as we explore diverse perspectives from the Black Speculative Literary Arts ...

Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, February 19 – 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

Monday, February 24

Dash Robot Races: Race & Win Prizes | South SF
Monday, February 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Dash Robot Races: Race & Win Prizes | South SF
Enjoy another round of competitive fun with Dash Robot Races at South San Francisco Main Library ‪on Monday, February 24 at 4 p.m.‬ If you’d like a chance to win a special prize, come and participate. See you at the races. (Recommended for ages 6-13)
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| The Uptown Nightclub
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Join Nerd Nite East Bay in Uptown Oakland with their new hosts The UPTOWN Nightclub on Monday Feb 24th for Your Brain On Fonts, Animal Toxin Evolution, and How Viruses Jump Species. Fortune Favors the (Britannic) Bold: How Different Fonts Influence Learning Hey I just read you, ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 25

2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | First Day
Tuesday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | First Day

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 37th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. The projects will be on view for the public from February 25 – March 6, 2020. All public and private San Francisco middle school students (grades 6 to 8) are invited ...

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, February 25 – 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, February 26

Shaping San Francisco: Miranda Bergman’s Art & Politics Mural | SF
Wednesday, February 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: Miranda Bergman's Art & Politics Mural | SF
Miranda Bergman, a Mission District native and local icon, has been painting public murals since the 1970s when she started as a member of the Haight Ashbury muralists. Her involvement in Central America, Palestine, and women’s politics has shaped her participation in epic works such ...

Friday, February 28

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, February 28 – 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

Sunday, March 1

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival “20/20: You Decide How It Ends” | SF
Sunday, March 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival "20/20: You Decide How It Ends" | SF
It’s the year 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, and the economy is in meltdown. In this satirical participatory performance, audience members choose from a list of possible future scenarios that they want to be performed: Impeachment? Coup? Revolution? 20/20 ...

Friday, March 6

2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | Final Day
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | Final Day

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 37th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. The projects will be on view for the public from February 25 – March 6, 2020. All public and private San Francisco middle school students (grades 6 to 8) are invited ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 6 – 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, March 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 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 ...Monthly

Sunday, March 8

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, March 8 – 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

Tuesday, March 10

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Women and Speculative Fiction | SF
Tuesday, March 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Women and Speculative Fiction | SF
Women and Speculative Fiction Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 at 5:30pm to 7:30 pm Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level Authors M. Luke McDonell, Pat Murphy, Madeleine Robins, Lisa Goldstein and Rebecca Gomez Farrell will read from and discuss their works of science fiction and fantasy.

Wednesday, March 11

Shaping SF’s “Hidden San Francisco” Book Release & Birthday | Mission District
Wednesday, March 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF's "Hidden San Francisco" Book Release & Birthday | Mission District
Join Shaping San Francisco’s Chris Carlsson on his 63rd birthday as he presents his new book, Hidden San Francisco: A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories. After a quarter century of curating the digital archive at Ffoundsf.org, and conducting bike and walking tours, ...

Sunday, March 15

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Film Lecture: Cities of the Future | SF
Sunday, March 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Film Lecture: Cities of the Future | SF
Bivoulab’s David Cox and Molly Hankwitz present Cities of the Future, a mesmerizing lecture/tour of the future as depicted in educational films, Hollywood movies, and beyond Sci-Fi Film Lecture: Cities of the Future Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 12:30 to 2:00 pm Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level

Wednesday, March 18

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, March 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | 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 ...Monthly

Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, March 18 – 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

Thursday, March 19

Sci-Fi Festival: Free Concert “Music From Middle Earth to Tatooine” | SF
Thursday, March 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Sci-Fi Festival: Free Concert “Music From Middle Earth to Tatooine” | SF
Enjoy a live concert of science fiction and fantasy songs, a genre known as filk music. These enchanting program features filk music all-stars Margaret and Kristoph, TJ and Mitchell Burnside Clapp, and Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff. Come hear performers sing about hobbits, Jedi masters, space ...

Saturday, March 21

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, March 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

Wednesday, March 25

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movies: Impostor and A Scanner Darkly | SF
Wednesday, March 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movies: Impostor and A Scanner Darkly | SF
Philip K. Dick Double Feature: Impostor and A Scanner Darkly Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm Koret Auditorium, Lower Level This double feature of films based on Philip K. Dick stories will be followed by a panel of local authors discussing Philip K. Dick ...
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Panel Discussion about Philip K. Dick | SF
Wednesday, March 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Panel Discussion about Philip K. Dick | SF
Authors and PKD experts Erik Davis, Kim Stanley Robinson, Jack Skillingstead and Richard Lupoff discuss Philip K. Dick and the ways his life in the Bay Area influenced his writings. Author Darly Gregory moderates. The discussion is preceded by a screening of two PKD films, ...
Shaping SF Lecture: Economic Growth vs. Biodiversity Public Talk | SF
Wednesday, March 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Economic Growth vs. Biodiversity Public Talk | SF
Does a Green New Deal replace “grow or die” with a different logic that nurtures people and the rest of the natural world? How do 8 billion people flourish while also preserving, protecting, and restoring biodiversity all over the planet? Climate change activists are weaving a ...

Thursday, March 26

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Book Reading: The First Star Trek | SF
Thursday, March 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Book Reading: The First Star Trek  | SF
The First Star Trek Movie by Sherilyn Connelly Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Koret Auditorium, Lower Level To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which premiered on December 7, 1979, Sherilyn Connelly will read from her new work, The ...

Friday, March 27

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, March 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

Saturday, March 28

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Zombie Apocalypse & the Utopian Tradition | SF
Saturday, March 28 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Zombie Apocalypse & the Utopian Tradition | SF
Phil Gochenour explores the literary history of the zombie apocalypse narrative from its roots in William Morris’ utopian novel News from Nowhere and anarchosyndicalist political theory through its reconfiguration in John Wyndham’s eco-disaster novel The Day of the Triffids and Max Brooks’ World War Z. Zombie ...
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Radio Play “Ghost Town Mortuary” | SF
Saturday, March 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Radio Play “Ghost Town Mortuary” | SF
Anthony Boucher (1911 – 1968) was a renaissance figure in 20th-century pulp and genre fiction. Author of such classic tales as The Quest for Saint Aquin and The Compleat Werewolf, he co-founded, with J. Francis McComas, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. In honor ...

Sunday, March 29

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: The Golden Age of Science Fiction | SF
Sunday, March 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: The Golden Age of Science Fiction | SF
Local science fiction luminaries Robert Silverberg, Richard Lupoff, and special guests discuss the Golden Age of Science Fiction, a moniker often applied to the late 1930s and 1940s, but which Silverberg proposes better describes the 1950s. The Golden Age of Science Fiction Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020 at  ...

Monday, March 30

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