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Wednesday, June 3

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

Disney’s Virtual “Happily Ever After Hours” with Filmmaker Leslie Iwerks
Wednesday, June 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
Disney’s Virtual "Happily Ever After Hours” with Filmmaker Leslie Iwerks
Join Academy Award®- and Emmy®-nominated director and producer Leslie Iwerks for behind-the-scenes stories from her documentary feature The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999), The Pixar Story (2007), and Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010), and her latest Disney+ documentary series, The Imagineering Story (2019). Registration for this program ...
Missed Translations: An Online Conversation with Sopan Deb
Wednesday, June 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 Suggested Donation
Missed Translations: An Online Conversation with Sopan Deb
Join Sopan for an online conversation about the silence and ignorance that separate us, and the blood and stories that connect us. His latest book, Missed Translations, beautifully and poignantly chronicles his odyssey and raises the essential questions: Is it ever too late to pick up ...

Thursday, June 4

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, June 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Presidio
Thursday, June 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | 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 5

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, June 5 – 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

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and drop-in craft activities. Visit the Museum for free all-day. Catch up with friends in Abbott Square and grab a bite to eat from one of your favorite ...Monthly

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, June 5 – 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, June 5 – 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

Saturday, June 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, June 6 – 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

Obamas, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, BTS & More Lead Virtual Commencement Celebration
Saturday, June 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Obamas, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, BTS & More Lead Virtual Commencement Celebration
YouTube Originals “Dear Class of 2020,” is a virtual commencement celebration that brings together inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities. Premieres Saturday, June 6 at 12 pm PST, on the YouTube Originals channel and  Learn@Home site. The event will feature talks on ...

Monday, June 8

The Exploratorium Live Stream: World Oceans Day Celebration
Monday, June 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
The Exploratorium Live Stream: World Oceans Day Celebration
World Oceans Day is a global movement to celebrate, protect, and preserve the Earth’s life support system. Join us for discussions and films that explore the sights and sounds of the sea, from the lapping shoreline of San Francisco Bay to the call of a ...

Tuesday, June 9

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, June 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Green is the topic. Drinks the excuse. The San Francisco North Bay comes to this mixer to network with local business folks living and working as green as they can. Check the calendar for their high caliber guest speakers. You’ll love the incredible selection of ...Monthly

Wednesday, June 10

Disney’s Virtual “Happily Ever After Hours” with Actor Bobby Moynihan
Wednesday, June 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
Disney’s Virtual "Happily Ever After Hours” with Actor Bobby Moynihan
Join actor, comedian, and writer Bobby Moynihan for behind-the-scenes stories from his voice work on several Disney projects, including roles in Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University (2013) and Inside Out (2015), Disney Television Animation’s DuckTales (2017–present), Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars Resistance (2018–20), and Disney Channel Original Movies Descendants 2 (2017) and Descendants 3 (2019). Registration for this program will ...

Friday, June 12

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

Disney’s Virtual “Happily Ever After Hours” with Producer Jonas Rivera
Friday, June 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
Disney’s Virtual "Happily Ever After Hours” with Producer Jonas Rivera
Join Academy Award®-winning producer Jonas Rivera for behind-the-scenes stories from his acclaimed filmography at Disney·Pixar, including Up (2009), Inside Out (2015), and Toy Story 4 (2019). Registration for this program will open to the public starting Friday, May 29 at 10 am.

Saturday, June 13

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...Monthly

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, June 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour "Urban Ninja" Class

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...Monthly

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

Sunday, June 14

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, June 14 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge
"Sunday Assembly" Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...Monthly

Monday, June 15

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 15 – 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. Tours are typically ...Monthly

Tuesday, June 16

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Tuesday, June 16 – 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

Wednesday, June 17

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, June 17 – 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 ...Monthly

“Your Body in Balance” Free Lecture & Book Signing | SF
Wednesday, June 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
| Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
"Your Body in Balance" Free Lecture & Book Signing | SF
Join Neal Barnard, MD, in San Francisco for a free educational lecture and book signing to celebrate the debut of his new book, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. Hear about the surprising effects that foods have on our hormones—and ...
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, June 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | 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 ...Monthly

Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, June 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro

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 Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly

Thursday, June 18

Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch
Thursday, June 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
| Museum of Craft and Design
Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch

Design your night at Make. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects.  Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features ...Monthly

“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF
Thursday, June 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"MAKE" 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF

Design your night at MAKE. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features ...Monthly