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Wednesday, February 20

Nerd Nite: Hidden Programmers, Breaking Materials & Science of Sex | SF
Wednesday, February 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Hidden Programmers, Breaking Materials & Science of Sex | SF

This month everything gets turned around as we learn about bringing women programmers to the front, the science of things falling down, and how various organisms get it up. All this thanks to two population geneticists (and several undergrads), a materials scientist, and a biologist, respectively. ...Monthly

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Wednesday, February 20 – 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

Thursday, February 21

Mobile App Performance: From Development to Network Protocols | SF
Thursday, February 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Laughing Monk Brewing
Mobile App Performance: From Development to Network Protocols | SF
If you’re a mobile app developer, a network protocols enthusiast, a performance freak or honestly just curious, this is a not-to-miss event. Come connect with folks that are on the same page as you in an informal gathering made for us to learn, share experiences and ...

Friday, February 22

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, February 22 – 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, February 23

Wonder Women: Western Addition Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Facebook/ Donations are welcome, but not required
| Alamo Square Park
Wonder Women: Western Addition Walking Tour | SF
“Wonder Women of SF” walking tours honor the many women who have contributed to San Francisco’s legacy. Discover the Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, politicians, athletes, entertainers, and generally impressive dames who have helped shaped this city. This edition strolls through the Western Addition neighborhood, covering ...

Monday, February 25

Nerd Nite: AIbany Bulb, Exercise Recovery & Interstellar Objects | Oakland
Monday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite: AIbany Bulb, Exercise Recovery & Interstellar Objects | Oakland

Learn how astronomers search for alien spacecraft, why effective recovery from exercise is so complicated, and how the Albany Bulb landfill became an icon of art and adventure at Nerd Nite East Bay on Monday, Feb 25 at Club 21 in Uptown Oakland. Monthly

Tuesday, February 26

2019 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | First Day
Tuesday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2019 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | First Day

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 37th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair in their newly renovated space; the projects will be on view for the public from 10 am to 4 pm from February 26 through March 7, 2019. All public and private San Francisco ...

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, February 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*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, March 1

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 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, March 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 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

2019 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Saturday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Historic San Francisco Mint
2019 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 120 exhibitors. 2019 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 2 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Blockchain ‘n Grill: Cryptocurrency Talk, Music & Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, March 2 – 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

Sunday, March 3

2019 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Sunday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Historic San Francisco Mint
2019 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 120 exhibitors. 2019 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 2 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Thursday, March 7

2019 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | Final Day
Thursday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2019 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | Final Day

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 37th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair in their newly renovated space; the projects will be on view for the public from 10 am to 4 pm from February 26 through March 7, 2019. All public and private San Francisco ...

Sunday, March 10

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, March 10 – 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, March 13

Shaping SF Lecture: Dockworkers in the Bay Area & South Africa | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Dockworkers in the Bay Area & South Africa | Mission Dist.
Peter Cole’s new book Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area uniquely compares and contrasts the radical activism of dockworkers on opposite sides of the planet. The San Francisco-based ILWU took direct action to block apartheid-era cargoes, while their counterparts in ...

Thursday, March 14

Pi Day: Exploratorium Community Day | 2019
Thursday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Pi Day: Exploratorium Community Day | 2019
Welcome to the 32nd annual Pi Day, the mathematical holiday founded at the Exploratorium and celebrated by number lovers around the world. To honor the never-ending number 3.14159… (and Einstein’s birthday). Participate in π-related activities, and enjoy a piece of pie. Exploratorium donors are invited to join  ...
Ask a Scientist’s 2019 “Pi Day” Puzzle Party | SoMa
Thursday, March 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Ask a Scientist's 2019 "Pi Day" Puzzle Party | SoMa
Trying to decide how you’re going to celebrate Pi Day (3.14)? Avoid the congested airports and typical math holiday madness, and join Ask a Scientist’s Pi Day Puzzle Party — a boisterous math and logic puzzle competition, hosted by Juliana Gallin and Wes Carroll. Pi Day Puzzle Party Thursday, March 14, ...

Saturday, March 16

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, March 16 – 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
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, March 20

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, March 20 – 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, March 20 – 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, March 25

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, March 25 – 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, March 26

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, March 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*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, March 27

Shaping SF Lecture: Sea Level Rise “Pacific Ocean and Bay Area” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Sea Level Rise "Pacific Ocean and Bay Area" | Mission Dist.
Christina Gerhardt, author of The Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise, explores the effects and responses to climate-warming on low-lying Pacific Ocean islands. Scientist Kristina Hill and urbanist Laura Tam address sea-level rise on vulnerable shorelines in the Bay Area. Learn about indigenous inhabitants’ adaptive ...

Friday, March 29

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, March 29 – 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

Wednesday, April 3

Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics w/ Chris “L7” Cuadrado | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics w/ Chris “L7” Cuadrado | Mission Dist.
Few local artists have combined the refined skills of a fine artist with the blistering edge of anti-colonial and liberationist critique that L7 has. He has an incredible body of work and offers a show-and-tell about how his politics have shaped his stunning productions. Part of a ...

Friday, April 5

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

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 6 – 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, April 6 – 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