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Sunday, October 21

2018 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: $19*
*Tickets are for advanced purchase and will increase on the day of the event.
| Studio One Art Center
2018 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland
The East Bay returns for its 9th Year in 2018 on October 21. The East Bay Mini Maker Faire follows the “big” Maker Faire model of celebrating invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, but is smaller in scale (170+ makers vs. 1200 makers; 6,000+ people on one day vs. ...
Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF
Exploratorium Community Free 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 24

4th Annual Timmy Awards Gala: Best of SF Startup Workplaces | SF
Wednesday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Covo
4th Annual Timmy Awards Gala: Best of SF Startup Workplaces | SF
San Francisco’s 4th Annual Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion, recognizing some of the best places for tech professionals to work in San Francisco. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those ...
Shaping SF Lecture: Rethinking 1968 | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Rethinking 1968 | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Friday, October 26

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

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 27

2018 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Concord
Saturday, October 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cal State East Bay - Concord Campus
2018 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Concord
Come enjoy a showcase of science, technology, and engineering led by businesses, museums, and universities from Contra Costa County and beyond. With hands-on, interactive science booths and live science demos, you can explore STEM fields, engage your passions and discover new ones. The Contra Costa Discovery Day ...
2018 North Bay Science Discovery Day | Santa Rosa
Saturday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sonoma County Fairgrounds
2018 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. Free hands-on science festival for kids of all ages. ...

Monday, October 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, October 29 – 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 31

Shaping SF Lecture: The Jazz of Modern Basketball | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The Jazz of Modern Basketball | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Thursday, November 1

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party: Telescopes & Astronomy | UC Berkeley
Thursday, November 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party: Telescopes & Astronomy | 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, November 2

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, November 2 – 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 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 3 – 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

2018 Bay Area Science Festival at AT&T Park | SF
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | AT&T Park
2018 Bay Area Science Festival at AT&T Park | SF
AT&T Park will be transformed into a science wonderland for the 8th annual concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival for a free science extravaganza. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and ...
Blockchain ‘n Grill: Cryptocurrency Talk, Music & Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, November 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 tickets in advance otherwise it's $15 general admission.
| Level 13
Blockchain 'n Grill: Cryptocurrency Talk, Music & Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Blockchain ‘n Grill is an event aimed demystifying and building community around blockchain technology while creating a platform for local comedians and artists. Blockchain ‘n Grill resident DJ, DJ Brigidope will be in the mix spinning the latest, the greatest and your favorite Bay Hit. ...Monthly

Wednesday, November 7

Shaping SF Lecture: The War to End All Wars? | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The War to End All Wars? | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Sunday, November 11

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, November 11 – 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

Saturday, November 17

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, November 17 – 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

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Saturday, November 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Point Lobos
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

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, November 21

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, November 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | 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 | Presidio
Wednesday, November 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

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, November 26

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, November 26 – 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, November 28

Shaping SF Lecture: Controversy, Neglect, Restoration | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Controversy, Neglect, Restoration | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Friday, November 30

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, November 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

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, December 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, December 1 – 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

Blockchain ‘n Grill: Cryptocurrency Talk, Music & Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 tickets in advance otherwise it's $15 general admission.
| Level 13
Blockchain 'n Grill: Cryptocurrency Talk, Music & Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Blockchain ‘n Grill is an event aimed demystifying and building community around blockchain technology while creating a platform for local comedians and artists. Blockchain ‘n Grill resident DJ, DJ Brigidope will be in the mix spinning the latest, the greatest and your favorite Bay Hit. ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 5

Shaping SF Lecture: Movements of Movements | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Movements of Movements | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Friday, December 7

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

Sunday, December 9

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, December 9 – 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

Thursday, December 13

2018 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Thursday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  Radiating from near the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins, ...

Saturday, December 15

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

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 ...