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Thursday, August 11

“Star Trek Thursdays” Classic ’60s Episodes + Outer Space Cocktails (Oakland)
Thursday, August 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 1900 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612
"Star Trek Thursdays" Classic '60s Episodes + Outer Space Cocktails (Oakland)

The Kon Tiki Room in downtown Oakland is projecting original episodes of Star Trek and features a themed cocktail menu.Every Thursday

Friday, August 12

Godzilla Film Festival at SF’s Balboa Theater (Aug. 12-14)
Friday, August 12 – 4:30 pm | Cost: $15*
*Weekend passes available for $60 which include 20 films
| Balboa Theatre
Godzilla Film Festival at SF's Balboa Theater (Aug. 12-14)

This year’s show features everyone’s favorite mutant ninja turtle, Gamera! Gamera will be with us and he’s bringing along 8 of his classic films, as well as special guest Carl Craig, who played boyscout  Jim Morgan in the 1968 Daiei movie Gamera vs Viras (also ...

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, August 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

“Perseids Meteor Shower” Watch Party + Hot Coca (Chabot Space & Science Center)
Friday, August 12 – 11:45 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Adult, $7.00 youth, Members free
| Chabot Space & Science Center
"Perseids Meteor Shower" Watch Party + Hot Coca (Chabot Space & Science Center)
Join Chabot astronomers for a watch party of one of most abundant meteor showers of the year, the Perseids. Every August the earth passes through the debris of the giant Comet Swift Tuttle, the origin of this famed shower. Named for the radiant point or ...

Saturday, August 13

Science at Cal “Detecting Disinformation and Deep Fakes”
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Valley Life Sciences Building
Science at Cal "Detecting Disinformation and Deep Fakes"
We are awash in disinformation consisting of lies, conspiracies, and general nonsense, all with real-world implications ranging from human-rights violations to threats to our democracy and global public health. Adding to this disinformation landscape is a new form of manipulated media—so-called “deep fakes.” Although varied ...
Pokémon GO Community Day in Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pokémon GO Community Day is coming to Oakland on Saturday, August 13, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Thousands of players will be in town along with Niantic representatives for three hours of catching Pokémon and an opportunity to score free merch.
Godzilla Film Festival at SF’s Balboa Theater (Aug. 12-14)
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: $15*
*Weekend passes available for $60 which include 20 films
| Balboa Theatre
Godzilla Film Festival at SF's Balboa Theater (Aug. 12-14)

This year’s show features everyone’s favorite mutant ninja turtle, Gamera! Gamera will be with us and he’s bringing along 8 of his classic films, as well as special guest Carl Craig, who played boyscout  Jim Morgan in the 1968 Daiei movie Gamera vs Viras (also ...

Sunday, August 14

Godzilla Film Festival at SF’s Balboa Theater (Aug. 12-14)
Sunday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: $15*
*Weekend passes available for $60 which include 20 films
| Balboa Theatre
Godzilla Film Festival at SF's Balboa Theater (Aug. 12-14)

This year’s show features everyone’s favorite mutant ninja turtle, Gamera! Gamera will be with us and he’s bringing along 8 of his classic films, as well as special guest Carl Craig, who played boyscout  Jim Morgan in the 1968 Daiei movie Gamera vs Viras (also ...

Wednesday, August 17

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club (Rickshaw Stop)
Wednesday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | 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

Thursday, August 18

“Star Trek Thursdays” Classic ’60s Episodes + Outer Space Cocktails (Oakland)
Thursday, August 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 1900 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612
"Star Trek Thursdays" Classic '60s Episodes + Outer Space Cocktails (Oakland)

The Kon Tiki Room in downtown Oakland is projecting original episodes of Star Trek and features a themed cocktail menu.Every Thursday

Friday, August 19

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, August 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Thursday, August 25

“Star Trek Thursdays” Classic ’60s Episodes + Outer Space Cocktails (Oakland)
Thursday, August 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 1900 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612
"Star Trek Thursdays" Classic '60s Episodes + Outer Space Cocktails (Oakland)

The Kon Tiki Room in downtown Oakland is projecting original episodes of Star Trek and features a themed cocktail menu.Every Thursday

Friday, August 26

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, August 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Friday, September 2

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, September 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Friday, September 9

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, September 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Friday, September 16

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, September 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Wednesday, September 21

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club (Rickshaw Stop)
Wednesday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | 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

Friday, September 23

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, September 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Wednesday, October 19

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club (Rickshaw Stop)
Wednesday, October 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | 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