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Friday, April 19

Volunteer to Plant 50 Trees: Friends of the Urban Forest | SF
Friday, April 19 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Volunteer to Plant 50 Trees: Friends of the Urban Forest | SF
Join the Friends of the Urban Forest team to help prepare for planting over 50 trees in Excelsior! Help us unload trees from trucks to the trees’ storage location on Friday morning for the planting on Saturday. We will be moving more than 50 trees, ...
Beautiful Lands End Labyrinth Photowalk & Photography Tips | SF
Friday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but please RSVP
| Lands End (Pt. Lobos)
Beautiful Lands End Labyrinth Photowalk & Photography Tips | SF
Calling all photography lovers, observe Golden Gate National Parks through a new lens. Enjoy a two-hour photowalk led by expert National Park Service Photographer, Kirke Wrench. Take a moderate walk along the Coastal Trail to the Lands End Labyrinth, and learn photo techniques along the way. Please ...

Tony’s Chocolonely Experiential Chocotruck Tour | SF
Friday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public
| Rainbow Grocery
Tony's Chocolonely Experiential Chocotruck Tour | SF

Tony’s Chocolonely, the Amsterdam-based chocolate company, is hitting the road for Tony’s first-ever Chocotruck Tour across the US. On April 19th and the 20th, they will be in San Francisco to share their chocolate and mission for 100% slave free chocolate worldwide. The Chocotruck is ...

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

Your Call Live: Histories of Exclusion And Resistance | Oakland
Friday, April 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lisser Theater, Mills College
Your Call Live: Histories of Exclusion And Resistance | Oakland
Join Your Call’s next live show on Friday, April 19, at 6 p.m. at Mills College’s Lisser Hall. In partnership with Mills College Ethnic Studies Department and Public Policy Department, Your Call will host a discussion on lessons learned from the Japanese American redress movement ...
Defend & Defy: Community Panel Discussion on Immigration Issues | Oakland
Friday, April 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Defend & Defy: Community Panel Discussion on Immigration Issues | Oakland
Key community representatives will come together to discuss urgent immigration issues that are threatening our most vulnerable communities. Drawing on diverse backgrounds, the panelists will share their expertise and perspectives on a range of issue-areas affected by recent anti-immigration policies. Learn how each of us ...
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...Monthly

Saturday, April 20

Make SF More Green: “Friends of the Urban Forest” Tree Planting | Excelsior
Saturday, April 20 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Some events require RSVP
| All Over San Francisco
Make SF More Green: "Friends of the Urban Forest" Tree Planting | Excelsior
Join the Planting Support crew to help the Friends of the Urban Forest team prep for planting trees in Excelsior. You will arrive at 8:00AM on Saturday morning to help FUF staff deliver the trees to their planting locations, divide and drop off mulch to ...
2019 Earth Day Cleanup & Free Snacks | Albany
Saturday, April 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Albany Beach
2019 Earth Day Cleanup & Free Snacks | Albany
Celebrate this Earth Day by cleaning up the Albany Waterfront, plus enjoy refreshments with fun activities for kids on April 20, 2019. Free, but an RSVP online is required. Enjoy the beautiful shoreline while joining community volunteers to clean the Albany Bulb shoreline. Learn about local efforts to protect ...
SF’s Great Green Weekend: Breakfast, Activities & Gardening | SF
Saturday, April 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Adam Rogers Park
SF's Great Green Weekend: Breakfast, Activities & Gardening | SF
Come out for this family-friendly day of fun activities, garden site volunteering, enjoying sun and registering people to vote while connecting with neighbors over breakfast and yummy smoothies provided by WISE Health. 9-10am: Meet up at Adam Rodgers Community Park (Ingalls St & Oakdale St) to ...
Alcatraz Landing Earth Day By The Bay | SF
Saturday, April 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 33
Alcatraz Landing Earth Day By The Bay | SF
To celebrate Earth Day, Alcatraz Cruises along with Hornblower Cruises’ Respect Our Planet will present a full day of free, family-friendly activities on Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to 2 pm. Partnering with local environmental companies, Alcatraz Cruises’ Earth Day festivities are free, open to ...
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, April 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Science Workshop (Excelsior)
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF

Mission Science Workshop is a non-profit community science center that provides hands-on science activities for SF youth and families. Visit their monthly free Saturday open house program, where you can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, ...Monthly

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, April 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...Monthly

Tony’s Chocolonely Experiential Chocotruck | SF
Saturday, April 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public
| Valencia and 20th
Tony's Chocolonely Experiential Chocotruck | SF

Tony’s Chocolonely, the Amsterdam-based chocolate company, is hitting the road for Tony’s first-ever Chocotruck Tour across the US. On April 19th and the 20th, they will be in San Francisco to share their chocolate and mission for 100% slave free chocolate worldwide. The Chocotruck is ...

2nd Annual Earth Day: Volunteer & Native Seed Planting | San Jose
Saturday, April 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Parking is free if you volunteer, otherwise it's $6
| Alum Rock Park
2nd Annual Earth Day: Volunteer & Native Seed Planting | San Jose
Come join the fun with the Alum Rock Park Rangers and the Youth Science Institute for the second Annual Earth Day celebration open to families and friends. The Volunteer event starts at 9 am–1 pm, we will be giving back to Earth and Alum Rock Park ...
2019 Sacred Harp Singing | East Bay
Saturday, April 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| First Congregational Church (Oakland)
2019 Sacred Harp Singing | East Bay
BASH is hosting a Sacred Harp Singing School taught by visiting singer Lauren Bock. Learn more about the tradition and practice and join in the song. Appropriate for those new to Sacred Harp as well as experienced singers. Spend time learning and singing. Lauren Bock is a ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, April 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Sunday, April 21

$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Oakland
$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Oakland

The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, official ambassadors of Washington State, will visit Redwood City and offer exciting Adventure Sails, Battle Sails and Vessel Tours from the dock. Vessel Tours open the ships to the public for a suggested donation of $5 per ...

2019 Berkeley Earth Day
Sunday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | David Brower Center
2019 Berkeley Earth Day
Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future. 2019 Berkeley Earth Day Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 10 am to 5 pm David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley FREE This event features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, April 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...Monthly

Sanctuary Printmaking Workshop | The Presidio
Sunday, April 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Futures Without Violence
Sanctuary Printmaking Workshop | The Presidio
Join artists Sergio de la Torre and Chris Treggiari on Sunday April 21st for a printmaking workshop! Come for the workshop and stay for the food trucks at Presidio Picnic. Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari’s Sanctuary Print Shop is a functioning print shop that ...

Monday, April 22

Free Public Panel: The Middle East in an Emerging World | Stanford
Monday, April 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | David and Joan Traitel Building
Free Public Panel: The Middle East in an Emerging World | Stanford
Political upheaval, violence, and the Sunni-Shia divide have defined the Middle East and North Africa to outside observers for many years, but states across the region also confront shared global challenges of demographic transitions and governance in the age of social media, as well as ...
America To Me Docuseries: There’s Nothing Funny About Race | Stanford
Monday, April 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | CERAS 101
America To Me Docuseries: There’s Nothing Funny About Race | Stanford

Come to the “America to Me” screening and speaker series where the 10-part docu-series America to Me will be used to discuss the complexities of race and equity in US schools. The series follows a year in the life of a racially diverse, well-resourced school ...

“Living & Working” Brontez Purnell & Sophia Wang Talk | Berkeley
Monday, April 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
"Living & Working" Brontez Purnell & Sophia Wang Talk | Berkeley
For live event series, artists are invited to speak to a specific location or site that holds significance to their practice or experience living in the Bay Area. Join Brontez Purnell and Sophia Wang for a late-night conversation at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, where the two of ...

Wednesday, April 24

Legal Marijuana: Public Benefits, Risks & Policy Approaches | SF
Wednesday, April 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Golden Gate University
Legal Marijuana: Public Benefits, Risks & Policy Approaches | SF
Meet the Authors of Legal Marijuana: Perspectives on Public Benefits, Risks, and Policy Approaches, Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Mickey P. McGee. Though legalization of marijuana for medicinal and adult use (a.k.a. “recreational”) is growing state by state and country by country, not everyone believes it ...
Curating Dirty Looks & The Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde | SFAI
Wednesday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Curating Dirty Looks & The Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde | SFAI
In this lively lecture, Nordeen traces a decade of working across genres in curating, publishing, and positioning performance within the museum as well as alternative spaces, from the experimental platform Dirty Looks, a platform for queer film, video, and performance, to international festivals. Featuring clips ...

Thursday, April 25

Creating a Culture of Respect: Best Practices in HR Management | SF
Thursday, April 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Golden Gate University
Creating a Culture of Respect: Best Practices in HR Management | SF
We are joined by HR Professionals from Bay Area companies to hear what they are doing to create and sustain a culture of respect in their organizations. When we asked audience members at a previous event what a “culture of respect” would look like to ...
Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, April 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza (McAllister)
Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF

Bring your co-workers and friends to the free movement and dance classes from LINES Dance Center instructors at UN Plaza. The energizing 30-minute classes will help slough off the mid-day slump and re-energize the rest of the afternoon. Following class on Feb 21, March 21, ...Every Thursday

California’s Housing Crisis: Problems, Causes & Options | SF
Thursday, April 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Golden Gate University
California's Housing Crisis: Problems, Causes & Options | SF
Join Golden Gate University for a discussion on Affordable Housing in California with State and Local legislators and leaders. Does this impact you or your business? Governor Newsom has made the state’s Housing Crisis a central focus of his new administration, signing an executive order to ...
East Bay Animal PAC In Conversation w/ Sen. Nancy Skinner | Oakland
Thursday, April 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Temescal Works
East Bay Animal PAC In Conversation w/ Sen. Nancy Skinner | Oakland
Please join us for a conversation with California Senator Nancy Skinner. Senator Skinner has been a longtime ally for humane issues, scoring 100% on the Humane Society Legislative Fund’s California Humane Scorecard when she was in the Assembly. Most recently, she introduced SB1138, which passed, requiring ...