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Wednesday, April 1

42nd Annual “St. Stupid’s Day” Parade | SF
Wednesday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
42nd Annual "St. Stupid's Day" Parade | SF
The Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade is a celebration of stupidity. On April 1, it’s time for yet another parade in honor of Saint Stupid, patron saint of Civilizations and Parking Meters. 42nd Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | Noon Embarcadero Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco FREE San Fransisco’s ...

Friday, April 3

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, April 3 – 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 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 4 – 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

Tuesday, April 7

The Biggest “Supermoon” of 2020 | Pink Moon
Tuesday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
The Biggest "Supermoon" of 2020 | Pink Moon
On April 8th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 7:35 pm pst. This year, in 2020, this April full moon also presents the ...

Thursday, April 9

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Blade Runner | SF
Thursday, April 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Blade Runner | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Blade Runner Thursday, Apr. 9, 12 – 2 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level R, 117 mins., 1982 A blade runner seeks to terminate four replicants who have stolen a space ship and returned to Earth to find their creator.

Sunday, April 12

Sci-Fi Festival: Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest | SF
Sunday, April 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Sci-Fi Festival: Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest Sunday, Apr. 12 Registration: 12 – 1 p.m., Contest: 2 – 4 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level Get your most fantastical self ready for SFPL’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest! Fans of science fiction, fantasy, ...
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, April 12 – 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, April 15

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | 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, April 16

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Time After Time | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Time After Time | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Time After Time Thursday, Apr. 16, 12 – 2 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level PG, 112 mins., 1979 H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper into San Francisco circa 1979, after the serial murderer uses the future writer’s time machine to escape ...
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Podcast: Our Opinions Are Correct | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Podcast: Our Opinions Are Correct | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Podcast: Our Opinions Are Correct Thursday, Apr. 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science, will host their ...

Saturday, April 18

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 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, April 19

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Tachyon Publications Anniversary | SF
Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Tachyon Publications Anniversary | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Tachyon Publications Anniversary Sunday, Apr. 19, 2 – 4 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level Celebrate the 25th anniversary of San Francisco’s Tachyon Publications with publisher Jacob Weisman and special guests. Tachyon Publications, an independent press specializing in science fiction and fantasy books, ...

Tuesday, April 21

Lyrid Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, April 21 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Lyrid Meteor Shower | 2020
The annual Lyrid meteor shower lasts from about April 16 to 25. About 10 to 15 meteors per hour can be expected around the shower’s peak, in a dark sky. In 2020, the peak viewing hours is expected to take place in the dark hours before ...

Wednesday, April 22

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: A Talk with Steven Black & Don Herron | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: A Talk with Steven Black & Don Herron | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Remembering the 3 Ms and FL A Talk with Steven Black and Don Herron Wednesday, Apr. 22, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level  Pioneering Bay Area science fiction and fantasy authors Miriam Allen de Ford, Margaret St. Clair, Margo Skinner, and ...
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 ...

Thursday, April 23

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: THX 1138 | SF
Thursday, April 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: THX 1138 | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: THX 1138 Thursday, Apr. 23, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level R, 86 mins., 1971. In this futuristic film by George Lucas, shot around the Bay Area and in BART tunnels, a man named THX 1138 and a woman ...

Monday, April 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, April 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: 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, April 28

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, April 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

Thursday, April 30

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Star Trek IV “The Voyage Home” | SF
Thursday, April 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Star Trek IV “The Voyage Home” | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Star Trek IV “The Voyage Home” Thursday, Apr. 30, 12 – 2 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level PG, 119 mins., 1986. To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to ...

Friday, May 1

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

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 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

Thursday, May 7

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | Super Flower Moon
Thursday, May 7 – 10:45 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Supermoon" Night Over San Francisco | Super Flower Moon
On May 7th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 3:45 am pst. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the ...

Sunday, May 10

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

Saturday, May 16

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

Saturday, July 4

Summer Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Summer Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur in the Bay Area on July 4th. Source: Time and Date The ...

Sunday, November 29

Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Sunday, November 29 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur in the Bay Area on November 29th. Source: Time and Date The ...

Sunday, December 13

2020 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Sunday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2020 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak from mid-evening December 13 until dawn December 14, with absolutely no moonlight to ruin the show. On a dark night, you can often catch 50 or more meteors per hour. ...