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Tuesday, March 31

Reporting on SF Politics During a Pandemic: Live Stream Talk
Tuesday, March 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Reporting on SF Politics During a Pandemic: Live Stream Talk
Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Heather Knight on how reporting on San Francisco’s politics during a pandemic. Watch Live on Zoom Coronavirus news has been flooding from all of our news sources. How do you keep your audience politically engaged while the sense ...
CANCELED: 50 Years of Saving San Bruno Mountain | South SF
Tuesday, March 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
CANCELED: 50 Years of Saving San Bruno Mountain | South SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Did you know San Bruno Mountain is one of the largest open public spaces in urban America? This “Mountain in the City” wouldn’t be the public park it is today without the dedicated efforts of local ...

CANCELED: SF History Night | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, March 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
CANCELED: SF History Night | Pacific Heights

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Live Stream: How to Use Tech During a Quarantine w/ NY Times’ Kevin Roose
Tuesday, March 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Live Stream: How to Use Tech During a Quarantine w/ NY Times' Kevin Roose
Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Kevin Roose on ways to best use technology during shelter-in-place. Watch Live on Zoom Kevin Roose is a columnist for Business Day and a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. His column, “The Shift,” examines the intersection ...

Wednesday, April 1

Free Virtual Orchestra Music Class w/ Tim Davies
Wednesday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE
Free Virtual Orchestra Music Class w/ Tim Davies
Learn from a true master. Tim Davies is one of the busiest conductors and orchestrators in Hollywood (his work includes Frozen and La La Land) on April 1, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pm. Tune-in to the live stream on SFCM’s YouTube account.
CANCELED: Sanctuary City Project Silkscreen Pop-Up Cart | SF
Wednesday, April 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
CANCELED: Sanctuary City Project Silkscreen Pop-Up Cart | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Art+Action presents a free, family-friendly, open-to-the-public event held in conjunction with Art+Action Coalition Partner San Francisco Public Library for 2020 Census Day. Sanctuary City Project invites the public to utilize their Mobile Print Cart—a mobile tricycle ...
CANCELED: Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
CANCELED: Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Thursday, April 2

Being an ER Doctor at UCSF During Coronavirus: Live Online Talk
Thursday, April 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Being an ER Doctor at UCSF During Coronavirus: Live Online Talk
Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Becca Lozano on being an ER Doctor at UCSF during coronavirus. Watch Live on Zoom Put Grey’s Anatomy to the side and let’s get real. We wanted to hear from a real doctor in the field during the ...
Mayor London Breed “Leading SF in a Time of Crisis” Live Stream Talk
Thursday, April 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Mayor London Breed "Leading SF in a Time of Crisis" Live Stream Talk
Join Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Mayor London N. Breed on Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 pm. This conversation will be hosted digitally, not in the real live world. Tune in to hear her discuss how she is leading San Francisco through the CoronaVirus ...
Virtual NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Virtual NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife is coming to you: We’re transforming your virtual happy hour with NightLife & Friends – an experimental online, interactive event featuring some of the scientists, artists, and musicians who have been a regular part of NightLife over the years. Make yourself a cocktail with long-time NightLife mixologist Shane McKnight Get ...
CANCELED: Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
CANCELED: Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

Friday, April 3

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...Monthly

CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Live Stream Chat w/ Obama’s Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
Friday, April 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Live Stream Chat w/ Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
Join us for the Manny’s Super Civic Conversations with President Obama’s longest serving Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett! Watch Live on Zoom What makes more strong Presidential leadership in a time of crisis. What is the role of the Executive during such moments? What are the qualities that ...
Live Streaming in the Age of Social Distancing w/ Twitch CEO
Friday, April 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Live Streaming in the Age of Social Distancing w/ Twitch CEO
Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Twitch CEO Emmet Shear about live streaming in the age of social distancing. Watch Live on Zoom With social distancing being the norm how have humans stayed connected? Has live streaming become the new way to communicate? Have companies ...
CANCELED: Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Health & Fitness Expo | SF
Friday, April 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cow Palace
CANCELED: Rock 'n Roll Half-Marathon Health & Fitness Expo | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 3 – 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

Live Talk: Eating, Shopping & Gardening with Author Michael Pollan
Friday, April 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Live Talk: Eating, Shopping & Gardening with Author Michael Pollan
Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Michael Pollan on what the long term effects of the pandemic will be. Watch Live on Zoom What ripple effect will this pandemic have on us as a society? Will our country be changed forever? Join us for a ...
CANCELED: “Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
CANCELED: "Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. 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

CANCELED: Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cow Palace
CANCELED: Rock 'n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at select libraries during the 2020 tax season. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 5, ...

Treasure Hunt For Golden Eggs & $25 Gift Prize Card | Alamo
Saturday, April 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alamo Plaza Shopping Center
Treasure Hunt For Golden Eggs & $25 Gift Prize Card | Alamo
You’re invited to Meet the Easter Bunny at Alamo Plaza Shopping Center on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from Noon to 2 pm. Enjoy Fun For The Whole Family Including: Free Bunny Ears for children 12 and under while supplies last Scavenger Hunt at participating merchants Face Painting for children ...

Sunday, April 5

CANCELED: City Star Party & Telescope Night | Presidio
Sunday, April 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
CANCELED: City Star Party & Telescope Night | Presidio
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

Monday, April 6

“Finding Hope During Crisis” Live Stream w/ Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson
Monday, April 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Finding Hope During Crisis" Live Stream w/ Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson
Join us for a conversation with Marianne Williamson on what it was like to run for president and finding hope during crisis. Watch Live on Zoom Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, non-profit and political activist, and spiritual thought leader. For over three decades Marianne has been a ...

Tuesday, April 7

What the Lack of Travel to SF is Doing to the Economy: Live Stream
Tuesday, April 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
What the Lack of Travel to SF is Doing to the Economy: Live Stream
Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with President and CEO of SF Travel Joe D’Alessandro. Watch Live on Zoom San Francisco is THAT city. It is known for its culture, history, and people. But during times like this, how do we preserve the spirit of ...
“Intro to Urban Biking” Free Online Class
Tuesday, April 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Everywhere
"Intro to Urban Biking" Free Online Class
Riding a bike remains a great way to get around for essential travel and to get fresh air and exercise (all while remaining socially distant, of course). Join us for our Intro to Urban Biking Online Class to learn how to safely and confidently bike in ...

Thursday, April 9

CANCELED: Under the Sea Prom NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
CANCELED: Under the Sea Prom NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. You’re invited to have the time of your life at NightLife’s annual prom! This year’s theme is “Under the Sea,” so come dressed up and ready to raise a glass to the beauty and wonder of ...