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Saturday, February 23

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

SF City Workers Stand Up Against Racism | New Valencia Hall
Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation required
| New Valencia Hall
SF City Workers Stand Up Against Racism | New Valencia Hall
San Francisco city workers are organizing against daily racist and sexist harassment on the job, dangerous working environments, and abusive conditions faced by long term at-will employees. This multi-racial panel features city employees who are building a movement to end these practices that endanger workers ...

Lunar New Year Cooking Demo w/ Chef Martin Yan | Macy’s Union Square
Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP on website
| Macy's (Union Square)
Lunar New Year Cooking Demo w/ Chef Martin Yan | Macy's Union Square
Macy’s celebrates the Year of the Pig. Join us for a Lunar New Year-inspired cooking demo with renowned Chef Martin Yan and Executive Chef Tony Wu of M .Y. China. Chef Yan will be sharing tips and tricks while serving up samples for you to try ...
Night Owl Ceremony | Immersive Design Week
Saturday, February 23 – 7:01 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to find out the location.
| Secret Location
Night Owl Ceremony | Immersive Design Week
Night Owl, also known as ZmXL, does not alter your mind – it alters reality. RSVP for exact location information, to be sent day of the event, but plan to be near the Upper Haight. The starting point will be available between 7:01 pm and 7:30 ...

Sunday, February 24

The Forum with Tomiquia Moss: Homelessness Prevention | SF
Sunday, February 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
The Forum with Tomiquia Moss: Homelessness Prevention | SF
Come hear Tomiquia Moss, the CEO of Hamilton Families, nationally recognized for its pioneering homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing programs, on the current state of homelessness in the Bay Area.
Talking Art: “Evolution of Robots” Art and Machine | San Jose
Sunday, February 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 GA/ Members & Students are FREE
| MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
Talking Art: "Evolution of Robots" Art and Machine | San Jose
In conjunction with Alan Rath’s exhibition at the ICA, Evolution of Robots: Art and Machine will bring together a panel of various experts to discuss the past, present, and future of robots. Topics will include ethics, advances in technology, and the positive and negative effects of ...
Walking Cinema: Museum of the Hidden City | Immersive Design Week
Sunday, February 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Mary's Cathedral
Walking Cinema: Museum of the Hidden City | Immersive Design Week
Step into San Francisco’s 1960’s Fillmore district where bulldozers are flattening block after block to create a utopian mini-city in the heart of San Francisco. This free hour-long, smartphone-based walk features immersive audio and augmented reality that put you in the middle of the largest ...

Monday, February 25

Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland
Monday, February 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 6, 2019 – April 14, 2019. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

(TRUE) Trans Research Unit for Equity: Community Forum & Party | SF
Monday, February 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Department of Public Health
(TRUE) Trans Research Unit for Equity: Community Forum & Party | SF
The Trans*National/TEACH 3 Study and STAY Study invite you to a community forum and appreciation party. We’ll be sharing back some of what we’ve learned from you and sharing back all the love you’ve shown us over the years. Come have dinner with us, spend ...
“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, February 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

Join in for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research. With new guest lecturers each month, come learn about ...Monthly

Talk with Dr. Isa Gucciardi: Healing Beyond the Conscious Mind | Berkeley
Monday, February 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Valley Life Sciences Building
Talk with Dr. Isa Gucciardi: Healing Beyond the Conscious Mind | Berkeley
This talk focuses on the processes of healing that are accessed beyond the conscious mind. Special focus will be on how altered states of consciousness such as hypnosis, dreams, meditation, and the shamanic journey can be used to help correct a wide variety of emotional, ...
Lecture on Canon Law: Overcoming Sexual Abuse Crisis | Berkeley
Monday, February 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Law School
Lecture on Canon Law: Overcoming Sexual Abuse Crisis | Berkeley
In 2013, Dr. Jennifer Haselberger made national news when she resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and publicly exposed the Archdiocese’s mishandling of sexual abuse. In this lecture, Dr. Haselberger will address how canon law and other ...
Nerd Nite: AIbany Bulb, Exercise Recovery & Interstellar Objects | Oakland
Monday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite: AIbany Bulb, Exercise Recovery & Interstellar Objects | Oakland

Learn how astronomers search for alien spacecraft, why effective recovery from exercise is so complicated, and how the Albany Bulb landfill became an icon of art and adventure at Nerd Nite East Bay on Monday, Feb 25 at Club 21 in Uptown Oakland. Monthly

Mark Fiore: The Art of Politics | Menlo Park Library
Monday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Menlo Park Library
Mark Fiore: The Art of Politics | Menlo Park Library
The Pulitzer Prize-Winning political cartoonist, who the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form,” currently creates topical animations for KQED. He’ll talk about his career and the state of political criticism.

Tuesday, February 26

SF History Night: City of Tenderloin | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, February 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night: City of Tenderloin | Pacific Heights

The Tenderloin Museum celebrates the rich history of one of San Francisco’s most misunderstood neighborhoods. The 31 blocks of the Tenderloin district are the beating heart of the city peopled by immigrants and iconoclasts, artists and activists, sinners and saints. When you visit the Tenderloin Museum today, ...Monthly

Wednesday, February 27

Bouquet Making Workshop: Coyuchi’s Spring Launch Party | SF
Wednesday, February 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Coyuchi
Bouquet Making Workshop: Coyuchi's Spring Launch Party | SF
Join us for an exciting launch of our Spring products. Eco-warrior and “Hey Change” podcast host Anne Therese Bengtsson will be discussing how to live a sustainably happy and healthy life, as well as, a bouquet making workshop with SF-based floral designer Erin Miller. Every purchase ...

Thursday, February 28

Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, February 28 – 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

NightLife Spotlight: Darwin | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Spotlight: Darwin | California Academy of Sciences
sail for a journey to the Galápagos Islands, NightLife-style. We’re shining a spotlight on this unique archipelago and its importance to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution during an evening of exploration with Academy scientists.

Friday, March 1

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 1 – 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

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, March 1 – 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

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. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, March 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

First Friday “Winter Market” | SF
Friday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
First Friday "Winter Market" | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

Saturday, March 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 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 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Saturday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Historic San Francisco Mint
2019 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 120 exhibitors. 2019 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 2 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Sunday, March 3

2019 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint
Sunday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Historic San Francisco Mint
2019 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than 120 exhibitors. 2019 San Francisco History Days – Saturday, March 2 | 11 am to 5 pm ...

Wednesday, March 6

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...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

SF’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive: A Virtual Tour | Outer Sunset
Wednesday, March 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ortega Branch Library (SF)
SF's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: A Virtual Tour | Outer Sunset
SF’s famous loop trail has been broken down into 17 neighborhood walks. Come learn about the famous sites and quirky history in this lively, virtual tour with the authors of Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive.

Thursday, March 7

Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, March 7 – 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