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Monday, June 18

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Tuesday, June 19

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, June 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Observation Post at the Presidio
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Presidio, Observation Post / Building 211 on the third Tuesday ...

Wednesday, June 20

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, June 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, June 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, June 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | 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 ...

Thursday, June 21

Love SF’s Waterfront? Get to know the Embarcadero Seawall | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP on Evetnbrite
| San Francisco Ferry Building
Love SF’s Waterfront? Get to know the Embarcadero Seawall | SF
SEAWALL PROGRAM COMMUNITY MEETING LOVE SAN FRANCISCO’S WATERFRONT? GET TO KNOW THE EMBARCADERO SEAWALL! Join the Port of San Francisco at the first in a series of Seawall Community Meetings to learn more about the Embarcadero Seawall and provide input to strengthen our waterfront. We will provide ...
Strappy Hour: Pride Pizza Party & Free Mini Workshop | Mission Dist.
Thursday, June 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. For Adults only.
| Good Vibrations (Valencia St.)
Strappy Hour: Pride Pizza Party & Free Mini Workshop | Mission Dist.
Strap-ons are sexy. At this Free mini-workshop, hot slices will be served and featuring the Favorite strap-ons, Harnesses, and sexy tips for Pegging. Everyone gets 10% off shopping and one lucky winner will go home with a harness. Strappy Hour: Pride Pizza Party at Good Vibrations Thursday, ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, June 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Friday, June 22

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, June 22 – 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”: Bollywood Night | Jack London Square
Friday, June 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
"Dancing Under the Stars": Bollywood Night | 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, June 23

2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Take to the waters to celebrate the annual Summer Sailstice featuring free sailboat rides, a Boat Building Contest, exhibits, seminars, live music and more. Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sailing. Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, ...
Free Conservatory Curiosities “Anoosh Books” 2018 Kick-Off: Botanical Illustration | Conservatory of Flowers
Free Conservatory Curiosities "Anoosh Books" 2018 Kick-Off: Botanical Illustration | Conservatory of Flowers
Enjoy some peaceful plant sketching or get a silly portrait drawn with your favorite foliage. Anoosh Books is a local business providing commissioned artwork and drawing workshops.

Sunday, June 24

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, June 24 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Monday, June 25

Popping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, June 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
Popping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

Join 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 interesting ...

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, June 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
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 ...

Tuesday, June 26

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

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

Thursday, June 28

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Thursday, June 28 – 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 ...

Friday, June 29

“Dancing Under the Stars” Bachata, Salsa & Merengue | Jack London Square
Friday, June 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
"Dancing Under the Stars" Bachata, Salsa & Merengue | 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, June 30

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2018 Dates Saturday, May 12 Wednesday, June 6 ...

“Summer Saturdays on Waverly” Street Festival: Y/Our Chinatown | Chinatown
"Summer Saturdays on Waverly" Street Festival: Y/Our Chinatown | Chinatown
It’s arts and crafts day with local community artists and crafters, as well as partners including the San Francisco Public Library. Y/Our Chinatown Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 11:00 am to 2:30 pm Waverly Place, San Francisco FREE The exterior wall of the Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground Clubhouse on ...
Free Conservatory Curiosities Lick Your Eyeballs: Reptiles & Amphibians of the Tropics | Conservatory of Flowers
Free Conservatory Curiosities Lick Your Eyeballs: Reptiles & Amphibians of the Tropics | Conservatory of Flowers
Get up close to tropical reptiles with the Lick Your Eyeballs team. Meet geckos that lick their eyeballs, hold a 3-foot friendly lizard, and hang out with a colorful chameleon. Lick Your Eyeballs will introduce you to the wonderful world of tropical reptiles and amphibians ...

Sunday, July 1

2018 Civic Center Commons Block Party Kick Off | SF
Sunday, July 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Civic Center Commons Block Party Kick Off | SF
The July 1st Block Party will kick-off the series with a special performance by San Francisco’s own Circus Bella at 11:30 am, an interactive exhibit by the designers from NONAPS, free Block Printing Workshops by Jenny Lemons, and more.
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, July 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, July 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo

San Mateo Kabuki Club is a well-established group that holds classes on the first Sunday of every month, focusing on Kabuki performances on film. Classes are open to the public. The group is led by two very passionate and knowledgeable experts on Kabuki. Films are ...

Wednesday, July 4

Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$3 for adults; $2 for seniors and students; and free for kids five and under
| San Mateo County History Museum
Redwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2018
The San Mateo County History Museum hosts “An Old-Fashioned Fourth” within its museum, the 107 year old county courthouse in Redwood City from 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Children will be invited to hand-craft homemade vanilla ice cream and then take a taste. They ...

Friday, July 6

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, July 6 – 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 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 highlights ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Reggae Dancehall & Reggaeton | Jack London Square
Friday, July 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Reggae Dancehall & Reggaeton | 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 ...