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Tuesday, August 21

Bicycle Coalition Free Workshop: Intro to Urban Biking w/ Jump Bikes | SF
Tuesday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Bicycle Coalition Free Workshop: Intro to Urban Biking w/ Jump Bikes | SF
Come learn the basics of biking in San Francisco at the Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop. In partnership with Jump Bikes, they will be offering new 90-minute course covering bicycling for everyday including: Riding in SF, the rules of the road, route planning, how to use the ...

Wednesday, August 22

Free Writing Workshop on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Writing Workshop on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Get your creativity flowing and add some tools to your toolbox with The Writers Studio. Pens and notepads provided, or bring your old favorite. Join and spend an hour to get creativity flowing, plus writing tips for free, from The Writers Studio. Free Rooftop Writing Workshop ...

Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Wednesday, August 22 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

Need a new hobby? Learn the basics of knitting for free, courtesy of SF knitting supply outpost ImagiKnit, at Salesforce Park, SF’s 5.4 acre rooftop park on top of the new Transit Center. Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm ...

Thursday, August 23

Final Day: Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie Workshop | Millbrae
Thursday, August 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Millbrae Public Library
Final Day: Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie Workshop | Millbrae

Have you ever wanted to make your own stop-motion movie but didn’t know where to start? Learn how to plan, script, and film your short movie on our iPads. Bring your own objects to animate or use theirs. Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie Workshop ...

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Kids’ Improv & Movement Class Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF FREE For all programs, ...

RushTix’s Bay Area Fall Theater Preview | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| RushTix Heqdquarters
RushTix's Bay Area Fall Theater Preview | SF
Mingle with other theater buffs and get the inside scoop on the fall season’s must-see shows. It’s almost fall and you know what that means. A brand new season of theater in the Bay Area. Get ready for all the drama, comedy, and romance with the ...
Beyond Human NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Beyond Human NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Seeker—the #1 most engaging science brand on social media—brings its signature blend of wonder and innovation to the Academy with a series of talks, live demos, and experiments featuring robots, VR experiences, and future food.

Friday, August 24

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music along with half-price after-hours museum gallery admission. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are ...

2018 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2018 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 29th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating handmade items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2018 King ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” The Jackson Legacy (Glow Motion Dance) | Jack London Square
Friday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” The Jackson Legacy (Glow Motion Dance) | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Saturday, August 25

Lathrop House Victorian Walking Tour | Redwood City
Saturday, August 25 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Lathrop House
Lathrop House Victorian Walking Tour | Redwood City
Redwood City’s Historic Resources Advisory Committee will conduct a tour of historic sites in the downtown area. Participants will see where Wyatt Earp occasionally came for a drink, where a Wells Fargo Express Office operated in 1875, Redwood City’s first new car showroom salon and ...
Walking Tour for Reproductive Rights | Castro
Saturday, August 25 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations of $5-$15 per person encouraged. All proceeds support NARAL.
| Reveille Coffee Co.
Walking Tour for Reproductive Rights | Castro
Join Walkabout SF as they tour the neighborhood best known for its commitment to freedom, self-expression, and flare – the Castro. Come ready to discover a range of landmarks including Harvey Milk’s campaign offices, a 100-year-old theater, and the best variety store in the city. This ...
2018 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2018 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Come visit the 29th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating handmade items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2018 King ...

Importance of Bay Model Today | Sausalito
Saturday, August 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
Importance of Bay Model Today | Sausalito
The Bay Model was state of the art in 1957 and functioned as a scientific research center for the US Army Corps of Engineers for almost 50 years when it was retired in the year 2000. Can an obsolete physical model still have an important function ...

Sunday, August 26

2018 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2018 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Come visit the 29th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating handmade items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2018 King ...

2018 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
2018 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
At the annual Origami-Palooza, watch origami experts fold paper into seemingly impossible shapes, and enter your creations into a contest (if you’re an experienced origami artist, of course). Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can learn to create amazing things with paper. Plus ...
21st Annual Progressive Festival | Petaluma
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Walnut Park
21st Annual Progressive Festival | Petaluma
Activists from all over Northern California join forces to help fight for social change at the annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma. Expect speeches on a variety of social causes, live music, mime troupe, and informational booths/tables by many social justice, environmental, labor, and community organizations. 21st Annual Petaluma Progressive Festival Sunday, ...
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session “Denise Perrier” | Oakland
Sunday, August 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session "Denise Perrier" | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2018. Each show will feature a headlining artist at 3 pm, followed by a “History of Jazz” discussion (4:30 pm), and a youth group performance (5 pm). ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Sunday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Monday, August 27

Monday Night Makers DIY Crafting Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Monday, August 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Monday Night Makers DIY Crafting Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Start the week by making something. With DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month. August’s Partner is Museum of Craft and Design, September is Scrap, October is GoGo Crafts. Monday Night Makers Every Monday, Aug. 13 – Oct. 22, 2018 | 5:30 ...

Nerd Nite East Bay: Mapping Radioactivity, Ticks of CA & Making The Bay | Oakland
Monday, August 27 – 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: Mapping Radioactivity, Ticks of CA & Making The Bay | Oakland
At the next Nerd Nite East Bay, learn how radioactive contamination is mapped, what ticks teach us about conspiracy theories and the changing California climate, and how KQED’s The Bay Podcast makes modern news.

Tuesday, August 28

SF History Night: The History of Congregation Sherith Israel | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night: The History of Congregation Sherith Israel | Pacific Heights
In addition to being our meeting location, Congregation Sherith Israel is one of San Francisco’s original Jewish synagogues. With roots going back to Yom Kippur 1849, the congregation grew to become one of the City’s prominent Jewish institutions. Its current location, constructed in 1904, served ...
2018 Moby-Dick Marathon Lecture Series: Moby-Dick & Childhood Trauma | SF
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Maritime Research Center
2018 Moby-Dick Marathon Lecture Series: Moby-Dick & Childhood Trauma | SF
Numerous critics have noted the ways that Moby-Dick provides insight into community and American life. The diverse crew aboard the Pequod is a fundamental starting place for scholars, and readers alike, to arrive at such an observation. For instance, one might perceive the hierarchical structure aboard the whaleship to ...

Wednesday, August 29

Free Writing Workshop on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Writing Workshop on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Get your creativity flowing and add some tools to your toolbox with The Writers Studio. Pens and notepads provided, or bring your old favorite. Join and spend an hour to get creativity flowing, plus writing tips for free, from The Writers Studio. Free Rooftop Writing Workshop ...

Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Wednesday, August 29 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

Need a new hobby? Learn the basics of knitting for free, courtesy of SF knitting supply outpost ImagiKnit, at Salesforce Park, SF’s 5.4 acre rooftop park on top of the new Transit Center. Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm ...

Thursday, August 30

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 30 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Kids’ Improv & Movement Class Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF FREE For all programs, ...

NightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after-hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet. Tonight’s spotlight is on climate change, featuring a lineup of fascinating talks in partnership with COAL + ICE, a documentary photography and video exhibition coming to ...

Friday, August 31

“Dancing Under the Stars” Black Panther “Dance the Power in You” | Jack London Square
Friday, August 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
"Dancing Under the Stars" Black Panther "Dance the Power in You” | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Saturday, September 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 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 ...