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Friday, November 1

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

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 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 Bay Area Science Festival at Oracle Park | SF
Saturday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
2019 Bay Area Science Festival at Oracle Park | SF
Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park) will be transformed into a science wonderland for the 9th 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 ...

Wednesday, November 6

Shaping SF Lecture: Alcatraz Occupation | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Alcatraz Occupation | Mission Dist.
50 years ago this fall, on November 20, a group of people that came to be known as Indians of All Tribes began a 18-month occupation of Alcatraz Island. This act of self-determination emerged from conditions faced on reservations and in urban centers, from the ...

Thursday, November 7

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Thursday, November 7 – 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 ...

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, November 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | 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 ...

Sunday, November 10

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, November 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, November 13

Shaping SF Lecture: Progress to Poverty | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Progress to Poverty | Mission Dist.
On the 140th anniversary of Henry George’s Progress and Poverty, his land tax and radical reform of land use are worth a critical re-examination. Geographers Francesca Manning and Richard Walker, along with Ted Gwartney of the California chapter of Common Ground USA, untangle what George ...

Saturday, November 16

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

Wednesday, November 20

Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, November 20 – 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

Friday, November 29

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, November 29 – 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, December 4

Shaping SF Lecture: 20th Anniversary of Seattle/WTO Shutdown | SF
Wednesday, December 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 20th Anniversary of Seattle/WTO Shutdown | SF
On November 30, 1999 the World Trade Organization was prevented from meeting in Seattle by unprecedented phalanxes of self-organized protesters who filled the streets, tied up key intersections, blockaded the convention center, and used video and the internet in ways they’d never been used before. ...

Saturday, December 7

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, December 7 – 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 ...

Wednesday, December 11

Shaping SF Lecture: Valencia Street as a Lesbian Corridor | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Valencia Street as a Lesbian Corridor | Mission Dist.
Osento Bathhouse. Amelia’s. Artemis Cafe. Old Wives Tales. Modern Times Bookstore. Names and functions of these venues have changed, but they are part of the living memory of Valencia Street. Long before it descended into the white tablecloth, boutique-filled, gentrified peculiarity of today, the Valencia ...

Friday, December 13

2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Friday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Every year, in December, the planet Earth crosses the orbital path of an object called 3200 Phaethon, a mysterious body that is sometimes referred to as a rock comet. The debris shed by 3200 Phaethon crashes into Earth’s upper atmosphere at some 80,000 miles (130,000 ...