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Saturday, January 18

2020 Dance Hack Festival | SF
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: $10 | CounterPULSE
2020 Dance Hack Festival | SF

DanceHack is back for year six. This year’s showcase will feature never-before-seen performance, installations, and dance— all generated within 48 hours of transdisciplinary collaboration among Bay Area artists. DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another ...

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, January 18 – 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, January 19

2020 Dance Hack Festival: Performance Showcase | SF
Sunday, January 19 – All Day | Cost: $10 | CounterPULSE
2020 Dance Hack Festival: Performance Showcase | SF

DanceHack is back for year six. This year’s showcase will feature never-before-seen performance, installations, and dance— all generated within 48 hours of transdisciplinary collaboration among Bay Area artists. DanceHackSF is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another ...

Wednesday, January 22

Bikes to Books 2020 Beer Social | Bender’s
Wednesday, January 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring money for food and drinks. 21+
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Bikes to Books 2020 Beer Social | Bender's
On Wednesday, January 22nd, join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour “Bikes to Books,” for an evening of socializing, beer drinking, and map chat—the first of a series of “Bikes to Books” events and meetups planned for 2020. Bicyclists, book-ists, beer-ists, ...

Monday, January 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Digital Immortality & New Synthetic Biology | Oakland
Monday, January 27 – 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: Digital Immortality & New Synthetic Biology | 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, January 28

2020 International Data Privacy Day | SF
Tuesday, January 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| LinkedIn Corporation (SF)
2020 International Data Privacy Day | SF
Recent years have been transformational for privacy. In the wake of GDPR, governments around the country, and around the world, are enacting privacy laws and regulations. Data Privacy Day 2020 will bring together experts on U.S. and international privacy to delve deep into the global wave ...
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, January 28 – 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, January 29

Shaping SF Lecture: Money for AIDS, Not For War | SF
Wednesday, January 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Money for AIDS, Not For War | SF
The “Money for AIDS, Not for War” ritual/protest was held 35 years ago by Enola Gay, a self proclaimed faggot affinity group, on September 23, 1984, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 50 miles east of San Francisco. It was the first recorded use of ...

Friday, January 31

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, January 31 – 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, February 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, February 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

SF’s Brand New (Free) Sci-Fi Festival Kicks Off | Feb. 1 – April 30
Saturday, February 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF's Brand New (Free) Sci-Fi Festival Kicks Off | Feb. 1 - April 30
SF by the Bay, a celebration of Bay Area science fiction and fantasy, includes over 30 programs, including author talks, live dramas, lectures, panel discussions, a “filk” music concert (songs inspired by sci-fi and fantasy), book displays, a costume contest and diverse film screenings, including ...

Friday, February 7

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, February 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, February 9

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, February 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

Saturday, February 15

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, February 15 – 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, February 19

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

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
| 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, February 25

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

Friday, March 6

$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

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, ...

Wednesday, March 18

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

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

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 ...

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

Wednesday, April 22

Shaping SF Lecture: Clean Air Justice Discussion | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Clean Air Justice Discussion | SF
Social and environmental justice shapes the very air we breathe. Local players in the Bay Area are leading the nation—and in many cases the world—on setting policy, designing action plans for emissions reduction, and working with new technologies to identify and monitor hyperlocal hot spots ...

Wednesday, May 27

Shaping SF Lecture: 1894 Railroad Strike Struggle Talk | SF
Wednesday, May 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 1894 Railroad Strike Struggle Talk | SF
Robert Ovetz, author of When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 and Tech Workers Coalition organizer Ares Geovanos dialogue about how the lessons of the 1894 railroad strike are still relevant to the new workers movement today. Struggles are visibly erupting at ...