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Wednesday, April 21

The History of SF’s Thriving Urban Farm “Alemany Farm”
The History of SF's Thriving Urban Farm "Alemany Farm"
Learn about the centuries-old history of land and food production on San Francisco’s thriving urban farm: Alemany Farm.
Commerce In Media With Conde Nast, NBC, and BuzzFeed
Wednesday, April 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $4 | Virtual
Have you ever read an article about a product, clicked a link, and bought it? Well, then you are part of the affiliate economy. Affiliate and commerce strategies have long played a role in digital media, but publishers are now increasingly focusing on this channel ...

Thursday, April 22

Helen Diller Institute 10th Anniv. Naming Celebration
Thursday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Helen Diller Institute 10th Anniv. Naming Celebration
Former Israeli Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch in conversation with Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Welcome Remarks by Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. The Helen Diller Institute 10Th Anniversary Naming Celebration Justice Dorit Beinisch, the first woman to serve as President of the Israeli ...
Healthy Soil, Healthy Garden, Healthy Planet
Thursday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Healthy Soil, Healthy Garden, Healthy Planet
This World Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd, join the San Francisco Public Utilities’ (SFPUC) from noon to 1 pm for a free webinar to learn environmentally friendly gardening methods. This year’s celebratory theme is “Restore Our Earth.” We invite you to learn how healthy ...
Birdy Hour Speaker Series: “Bats Eat the Bugs That Bug Us”
Thursday, April 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
Bats are often misunderstood and feared by people, but they are amazing animals and are incredibly important to the ecosystem and to us humans. Join to learn about these flying mammals and how they are vital to agriculture; bats eat the insects that affect our ...
What is Citizen Science?
Thursday, April 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Los Altos History Museum
What is Citizen Science?
Members of the general public are taking to the great outdoors as “citizen scientists,” collecting and recording data on their smartphones to aid professional scientists in researching changes in the natural world. In a Zoom program titled “What is Citizen Science?” Los Altos History Museum ...
“Be a Better Imposter” For All Latinas & Allies
Thursday, April 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Be a Better Imposter"  For All Latinas & Allies
Ever felt like you didn’t belong? Let us dispel that feeling for you. The Unconscious Bias Project (UPB) is partnering with Tamarindo Podcast to share resources for Latinas and their allies to break through imposter syndrome with simple tools and advice on how to destroy ...
Virtual Café Scientifique: Observing Fire-Atmosphere Interactions
Thursday, April 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required. Please register at bit.ly/craigbclements.
| HanaHaus
Virtual Café Scientifique: Observing Fire-Atmosphere Interactions
Wildfires have become a near-constant threat in the western United States, costing thousands of lives annually and leaving widespread economic devastation in their wake. With the ever-lengthening fire season now lasting up to eight months of the year, an increasing number of Californians find themselves ...
Earth Day Art Celebration w/ Ink Dwell Studio
Thursday, April 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
Earth Day Art Celebration w/ Ink Dwell Studio
In this Earth Day celebration Jane Kim and Thayer Walker discuss their current and future work. Jane Kim, artist and Thayer Walker, writer, Ink Dwell studio creates art that explores the wonders of the natural world. Merging classical techniques of science illustration with modern fine art, ...
Reclaiming Connection and Community
Thursday, April 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
Reclaiming Connection and Community
The American Dream as it has been defined for more than a century is about the well-paying job, the nuclear family, and upward mobility. But what both clouds and defines that dream is the distance between us, our neighbors, and that we, our communities, are ...

Friday, April 23

Brain Science and Equity-Oriented Healthcare
Friday, April 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Virtual event!
Brain Science and Equity-Oriented Healthcare
On April 23, we will present a complimentary virtual panel discussion on Revolutionizing Behavioral Health: Using New Technology, Brain Science, and Equity-Oriented Treatment to Make Us All Better. This event features Sandra R. Hernandez, MD, president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, Tom Insel, ...
Hands-On Mapping: The Story of a Blind Cartographer + 5th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, April 23 – 3:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University
Hands-On Mapping: The Story of a Blind Cartographer + 5th Anniversary Celebration
Dr. Joshua Miele will present a keynote talk at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford about his remarkable story as a blind cartographer. He will talk about how blind people navigate and the ways touch–through tactile maps and graphics–can be used to understand many ...

Saturday, April 24

Bay Area Youth Empowerment Conference “Youth to Youth”
Saturday, April 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Online -- zoom link will be sent to registrants
Bay Area Youth Empowerment Conference "Youth to Youth"
The 2021 Norcal Youth Empowerment Conference “Youth to Youth (Y2Y)” Calling all youth who want to create positive change in your community!! Sign up now for an amazing youth leadership conference on Saturday, April 24 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm. The NorCal Youth Empowerment Conference “Youth 2 Youth” ...
How to Raise Urban Chickens in SF
Saturday, April 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25*
*25-50. RSVP required
How to Raise Urban Chickens in SF
Are you thinking about raising your own urban chickens? With chickens, you can improve your garden’s health, produce more of your own food, and raise fun and engaging animal companions. In this workshop, you’ll walk through the steps for setting up your flock, review coop ...
Creative Reuse: Paper Making Class w/ SCRAP
Saturday, April 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: $25*
*RSVP required
Creative Reuse: Paper Making Class w/ SCRAP
Learn the basic steps of paper making in a playful, experimental, accessible and sustainable way. Tickets start at $25 or $40 which includes materials kit. In this introduction to handmade paper making, participants will use their own dryer lint to create a piece of paper and ...
“Identifying Local Wildflowers” Online Class w/ Gamble Garden
Saturday, April 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: $15
"Identifying Local Wildflowers" Online Class w/ Gamble Garden
Have you ever been on a local springtime hike and wondered about the names of the beautiful flowers you were seeing? At this online class, nature photographer Judy Kramer will teach you how to identify local wildflowers. In addition, Judy will tell us where to ...
Fighting for Immigrant Rights: Perspectives from Asian American Community Organizing
Saturday, April 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
Fighting for Immigrant Rights: Perspectives from Asian American Community Organizing
From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to present-day Public Charge, the U.S. has a history of enacting government-sanctioned efforts denying rights and justice to immigrants and refugees, particularly those from communities of color. In response, Asian Pacific American communities have repeatedly risen and organized ...
SF Dept. of Environment Panel: Edible Food Recovery During Covid-19
Saturday, April 24 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library via Zoom
SF Dept. of Environment Panel: Edible Food Recovery During Covid-19
Join the SF Environment along with a panel of amazing organizations who are recovering edible food for people in the community who need it most. Learn how you can be part of the solution, so that food is not wasted and helps those most in need.

Sunday, April 25

17th Annual “Bringing Back the Natives” Garden Tour
17th Annual "Bringing Back the Natives" Garden Tour
Registration is now open for the free, virtual Seventeenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on Sundays April 25 and May 2, 16, and 23, 2021 from 10:00 to 3:00. Following the garden tour a companion event, the virtual Green ...

Monday, April 26

UCSF Intrinsic Value: Art Celebrating the SF’s BIPOC Community
Monday, April 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
UCSF Intrinsic Value: Art Celebrating the SF's BIPOC Community
UCSF Intrinsic Value: Art Celebrating the San Francisco Bay Area BIPOC Community presents Gift of Grief and Jedo’s Unknown: Healing Through Graphic Medicine in a single event. Eki’Shola and Farah Hamade explore lessons learned from grief and healing through mediums including music and graphic medicine.

Wednesday, April 28

Market Design through the Lens of Approximation
Wednesday, April 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Market Design through the Lens of Approximation
Speaker: Michal Feldman (Tel Aviv University) The Internet has become a huge computational platform for many heterogeneous, complex markets. These complex markets require the design of fast algorithms that take into account the economic, game theoretic, and computational considerations in a unified way. In this talk, ...
On Environmental Racism, Climate Change, and Pathways to Justice
Wednesday, April 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation of $10.
| Online
On Environmental Racism, Climate Change, and Pathways to Justice
Wed, April 28, 7pm-8:30pm Pacific time Racism permeates every aspect of society. The way environmental racism and climate change impact marginalized populations can be seen and heard in the broader media landscape, but the full extent of their effects on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities are ...
On Environmental Racism, Climate Change, and Pathways to Justice
Wednesday, April 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
On Environmental Racism, Climate Change, and Pathways to Justice
Racism permeates every aspect of society. The way environmental racism and climate change impact marginalized populations can be seen and heard in the broader media landscape, but the full extent of their effects on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities are often not fully seen or ...

Thursday, April 29

EV 101: Electrify Your Ride
Thursday, April 29 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
EV 101: Electrify Your Ride
Learn EV Basics. Review available electric vehicles, charging at home and on the road, incentives, total cost of ownership, and ask the questions you’ve always wondered about EVs.
Young Women and Money Workshop Series (YWCA Berkeley)
Young Women and Money Workshop Series (YWCA Berkeley)
Are you interested in learning more about investing and practicing good financial habits? If so, the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is hosting the Young Women and Money Workshop Series. The details are summarized below: Alexis Howard (Financially Brave) | Investment Education: What are stocks, bonds, mutual funds, index ...
Adolph Sutro’s Urban Forests: Influences and Lasting Benefits
Thursday, April 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to receive Zoom info
| Sutro Library
Adolph Sutro's Urban Forests: Influences and Lasting Benefits
While Adolph Sutro is known for creating the Sutro Baths and the Victorian Cliff House, hiding in plain sight today are the forests he planted atop San Francisco’s highest hills. In this virtual celebration of Adolph Sutro’s 191st birthday, Jacqueline Proctor will share the motivation ...
Cal Performances’ 2020/21 Illuminations “Music and the Mind” Concert
Cal Performances’ 2020/21 Illuminations “Music and the Mind” Concert
As part of Cal Performances’ 2020/21 Illuminations—“Music and the Mind” programming, soprano Renée Fleming presents a combination discussion-performance as part of her ongoing creative collaborations with researchers, scholars, and scientists. Fleming has made the relationship between music and the human brain the subject of much ...

Saturday, May 1

“The Wonderful World of Indoor Houseplants” Online Workshop
Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25
"The Wonderful World of Indoor Houseplants" Online Workshop
Houseplants can bring us joy and a sense of calmness in our homes, and provide other benefits too! As many of us continue to spend more time at home during this extended COVID period, our appreciation of our beautiful potted companions has increased. This informative, ...
May Day 2021: Celebrating the Struggles of the Past — Preparing Those of the Future
Saturday, May 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
May Day 2021: Celebrating the Struggles of the Past — Preparing Those of the Future
Join us for an international celebration of May Day. May Day 2021: Celebrating the Struggles of the Past — Preparing Those of the Future Join us for an international celebration of May Day. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82158800683?pwd=N2J6UjgxNWhNak1WRWdUdm9CUit4QT09 Meeting ID: 821 5880 0683 Passcode: 340756 One tap mobile +16699009128,,82158800683#,,,,,,0#,,340756# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,82158800683#,,,,,,0#,,340756# US (Houston) Dial by ...

Thursday, May 6

On the Therapeutic Applications of Psilocybin
Thursday, May 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
On the Therapeutic Applications of Psilocybin
The field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has been growing rapidly in recent years with decriminalization efforts moving forward on local, state, and federal levels. A multitude of clinical research trials is showing promising results of therapies utilizing MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine as well as other medicines ...