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Wednesday, June 19

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, June 19 – 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

Navigating a New Home: A Resettlement Experience for World Refugee Day |
Wednesday, June 19 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets for Funcheap readers. Otherwise tickets at $10.
| Google Community Space
Navigating a New Home: A Resettlement Experience for World Refugee Day |
On June 20, 2019, the UN will recognize World Refugee Day as a time to promote public awareness, responsibility, and support of refugees. On Wednesday, June 19, 1951 Coffee Company invites you to learn about the plight of refugees, as they host Navigating a New Home: ...

Interactive Workshop: Cross-Cultural Communication | SF Main Library
Wednesday, June 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Interactive Workshop: Cross-Cultural Communication | SF Main Library
During this fun and eye opening workshop presented by Sharmila Gosh: Learn how culture influences behaviors. Understand causes for cross-cultural communication breakdown. Understand social structure & decision-making process in different cultures. Learn different communication styles in varied cultures. Learn strategies for effective cross-cultural communication.
Nerd Nite: Shaping SF, Otherworldly Geometry & Cell Biology | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, June 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | 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 | Presidio
Wednesday, June 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
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 Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly

Liberate the Caged Voices: Living Behind Bars | Oakland
Wednesday, June 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5-$20 donation recommended but no one turned away for lack of funds
| The Octopus Literary Salon
Liberate the Caged Voices: Living Behind Bars | Oakland
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, California Prison Focus will hold the next of our monthly “Liberate the Caged Voices” events to foster engagement between the local community and those living behind bars. Through readings, guest speakers and music, the idea is to build awareness, solidarity ...

Thursday, June 20

Festival of Microbiology & Hands On Activities | SF Main Library
Thursday, June 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Festival of Microbiology & Hands On Activities | SF Main Library
Join the American Society for Microbiology for an afternoon of free microbial fun. Explore fields in microbiology like the human microbiome, food microbiology and infectious diseases with real scientists and hands-on activities for the whole family. Special career table for kids.
Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch
Thursday, June 20 – 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

Skin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Skin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife gets under your skin, exploring the shape-shifting, color-changing, and ever-evolving nature of this complex organ and celebrating the opening of our new exhibit.
Deep Listening® Group at the Center for New Music | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Center for New Music
Deep Listening® Group at the Center for New Music | SF
“Listen to everything all of the time and remind yourself when you are not listening.” -Pauline Oliveros The world is not yet fully known. Another kind of knowledge is amassed through observation; it happens in sensation. We relate to our environment and to each other by ...
Explore Bay Area Woodpeckers | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free for members
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Explore Bay Area Woodpeckers | SF
Woodpeckers have captured the human imagination for generations. The distant sounds of pecking, flashes of red plumage, and inevitable disappearance into the shadows of the forest evoke a sense of wonder about these extraordinary yet elusive creatures. Jeffery Martin’s lecture and close-up high definition video explore ...

Friday, June 21

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, June 21 – 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

Financial Literacy Workshop: Building Wealth & Asset Accumulation | SF
Friday, June 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Financial Literacy Workshop: Building Wealth & Asset Accumulation | SF
• The Wealth Building Formula • Cost of waiting longer to invest • Effect of Taxes & Inflation on purchasing power • Identify and differentiate Tax Now, Tax Later & Tax Advantage Assets • Dollar Cost Averaging & Asset Allocation • Active vs Passive Wealth Management
Art Hangs: Landscapes & Libations Painting Workshop | San Jose
Friday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forager Tasting Room & Eatery
Art Hangs: Landscapes & Libations Painting Workshop | San Jose
In conjunction with the ICA exhibition Surreal Sublime, an informal, drop-in landscape painting workshop with Los Angeles-based artist Seonna Hong and a Tiny Object Pop-Up Market by San Jose Made will be held at Forager. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this sip-and-paint style event. ...
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...Monthly

San Francisco Herstory: Pussy Power Cocktail Hour | SF
Friday, June 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Good Vibrations (Valencia St.)
San Francisco Herstory: Pussy Power Cocktail Hour | SF
Join with Tania Estrada to learn about the fascinating herstory of the Women’s Building, their iconic mural, programs and services offered, and ways to volunteer. Enjoy cocktails and 10% off shopping while you pick up vulva-pleasing sex tips from the trained Sex Educators. Plus, a chance ...
Live On The Square: Swing | Jack London Square
Friday, June 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Swing | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

Saturday, June 22

Decathlon Summer Kick-Off: Fun Games & DJ Music | Emeryville
Saturday, June 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Completely free event. Kid and dog friendly.
| Decathlon (Emeryville)
Decathlon Summer Kick-Off: Fun Games & DJ Music | Emeryville
Summertime is heating up. Join Decathlon on June 22, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm in kicking off the summer sun with fun games, activities, music, and more. Test out the latest summer gear with support from local athletes and our sport experts, regardless ...
Win Tix: Mimosas and Animal Behavior Myth-Busting | SF SPCA
Saturday, June 22 – 10:30 am | Cost: WIN | SF SPCA (Pacific Heights)
How have humans misunderstood or miscommunicated with their pets over the years? How can we change our behaviors and assumptions to strengthen the bond we have with our animals? Join this one-time-only conversation with Drs. Berger and Sung, two of only 74 board-certified veterinary behaviorists ...
2019 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, June 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2019 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, ...
“It’s Alive!” Free Demo About Electricity & Discussion | SF
"It's Alive!" Free Demo About Electricity & Discussion | SF
How does a nineteen year-old girl create an entirely new genre of storytelling through a book that has maintained popularity for over 200 years? How does electricity flow through and around our bodies? How does inspiration flow from science, to art, and back to science, ...
La Peña 44th Anniversary Party: Fiesta Internacional w/ DJ José Ruíz | Berkeley
Saturday, June 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $4.44*
*Door Cover: $4.44 in advance online / $8 at the door ($9 with credit card)
| La Peña Cultural Center
La Peña 44th Anniversary Party: Fiesta Internacional w/ DJ José Ruíz | Berkeley

Get ready to dance to a variety of rhythms from Latin America and around the globe in celebration of La Peña’s 44th Anniversary. La Peña Cultural Center celebrates 44 years of art and activism in the Bay and beyond throughout the month of June with ...

Sunday, June 23

JCCSF’s 3rd Annual Brain Fitness Forum | SF
Sunday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Advance registration is highly recommended. To register cal 415.292.1200.
| JCCSF Jewish Community Center
JCCSF’s 3rd Annual Brain Fitness Forum | SF
Celebrate Brain Awareness Month by getting your brain in shape on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 9 am to 7:45 pm. Gain useful information from experts on ways to maintain cognitive sharpness. Experience hands-on activities to stimulate your mind. Learn new strategies for brain health. View Activity Lineup Advance registration ...
Emergency Preparedness Fair: CPR & First Aid Workshop | Santa Rosa
Sunday, June 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All are welcome. Bring your neighbor.
| Congregation Beth Ami
Emergency Preparedness Fair: CPR & First Aid Workshop | Santa Rosa
The Jewish community is partnering with local organizations and first responders to help you plan ahead and know what actions to take in the event of a future crisis. Local organizations and first responders help you plan ahead and know what actions to take in the ...

Monday, June 24

Silicon Valley International Invention Festival Expo | June 24-26
Monday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara Convention Center
Silicon Valley International Invention Festival Expo | June 24-26

Join the free Silicon Valley International Invention Festival Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center from June 24 to Wednesday 26, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm. Nearly 600 new inventions will be presented by 400 exhibitors from 25 countries. More than 2,000 visitors ...

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, June 24 – 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

Tuesday, June 25

Korean War Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony | The Presidio
Tuesday, June 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Korean War Memorial
Korean War Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony | The Presidio
Known as “The Forgotten War,” the Korean War officially began on June 25, 1950. In commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, there will be a special ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in the Presidio. Please note, this event was ...
Silicon Valley International Invention Festival Expo | Santa Clara
Tuesday, June 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara Convention Center
Silicon Valley International Invention Festival Expo | Santa Clara

Join the free Silicon Valley International Invention Festival Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center from June 24 to Wednesday 26, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm. Nearly 600 new inventions will be presented by 400 exhibitors from 25 countries. More than 2,000 visitors ...

Nerd Nite: Smart & Boozy Lectures | San Jose
Tuesday, June 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite: Smart & Boozy Lectures | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

SF History Night: Buried Ships of San Francisco | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, June 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night: Buried Ships of San Francisco | 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. presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...Monthly