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Sunday, September 22

SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Guacamole Making & Tasting | Portola
Sunday, September 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Limited space. Please call (415)355-5660 to register.
| Portola Branch Library
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Guacamole Making & Tasting | Portola
On September 22, 2019 at 3 pm, learn how to make guacamole in honor of Viva Latino Hispanic Heritage month. Tortilla chips will be provided to taste with. Limited space. Please call (415)355-5660 to register. Please be aware of food allergies. This is a Food, Health & ...
2019 Fall Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley
Sunday, September 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sacred Stream Center
2019 Fall Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley
Sacred Stream holds drumming circles four times a year on the Solstice and Equinox to honor the season and to focus on healing for the community and the earth. Free, but an RSVP is required. The focus of these circles is on healing for individuals, the community, and ...

Monday, September 23

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, September 23 – 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

Flower Imprinting: Workshop Drink Beer & Make Stuff Mondays | SF
Monday, September 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This activity is free, so are supplies while they last and limited seating.
| Anchor Public Taps
Flower Imprinting: Workshop Drink Beer & Make Stuff Mondays | SF
Come by Public Taps for free & fun DIY craft projects led by the local makers at Workshop SF. Drink Beer and Make Stuff! This activity is free, so are supplies while they last and limited seating. For September, we will be doing Flower Printing/Pounding as ...

Tuesday, September 24

Make Your Own Wildflower Seed Bombs | South SF
Tuesday, September 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Make Your Own Wildflower Seed Bombs | South SF
Autumn is a great time to get outside and get your hands dirty. Take some mud, clay and seeds and you’ve got the ingredients for a “seed bomb”- small balls that will explode with beautiful flowers when planted or thrown into dirt areas. Give it as ...
SF History Night: Taking Cable Cars to the Cemeteries | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, September 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night: Taking Cable Cars to the Cemeteries | Pacific Heights

During the late 19th century and even into the 20th, San Franciscans regularly visited their deceased relatives and friends, particularly on a Sunday afternoon. Most of them traveled there for a nickel by way of several cable car lines. Don Holmgren and Mike Phipps, directors of ...Monthly

Wednesday, September 25

SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Queer Lantinx 16th Street Corridor History Talk | Castro
Wednesday, September 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eureka Valley Branch Library
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Queer Lantinx 16th Street Corridor History Talk | Castro
Join the conversation with Jesus about life on the corridor and his thoughts on the future on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6 pm. The 16th Street Corridor in the Mission was long the heart and soul of San Francisco’s Queer Latin community. Jesus “Chucha” Barragan ...
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, September 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 4 to ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, September 26

“LINES” Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral
Thursday, September 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to all; registration on arrival.
| Grace Cathedral
"LINES" Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral

A free series of dance workshops hosted by Grace Cathedral and the 2019 Artist in Residence Alonzo King, every 2nd & 4th Thursday from June 13 – August 22, 2019 at 1 pm. Alonzo King LINES Ballet welcomes the PD community with an authentic and ...Monthly

Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, September 26 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF

Fingersnaps Media Arts will show you how to scratch, sample, loop, and edit music in this hands-on tutorial every Thursday at the Main Plaza. Recommended for ages 10 and up.Every Thursday

SF Heritage Lecture: History of Tamale-Making in San Francisco | SF
Thursday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 GA / $10 Members
| 906 World Cultural Center
SF Heritage Lecture: History of Tamale-Making in San Francisco | SF
As a cheap and easy-to-prepare food, the sale of tamales on the streets of San Francisco dates to the Gold Rush. By 1890, tamale factories flourished in the “Mexican Colony” surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (at 906 Broadway), with the city’s residents consuming more ...
NightLife Presents: Fury | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Presents: Fury | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife breaks the mold with a special presentation of FURY, a multimedia concert experience inspired by George Miller’s iconic movie, Mad Max: Fury Road. Featuring a live mood driven soundtrack composed and performed by indie-pop band YASSOU and composer Kristina Dutton, and choreography by Danielle Rowe ...
Architecture in the City Festival: Temporary & Experimental Approach to Urbanism Discussion | SF
Thursday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy
Architecture in the City Festival: Temporary & Experimental Approach to Urbanism Discussion | SF
Join for a discussion at PROXY inviting participants to reflect on the evolution of temporary, experimental urban activation in San Francisco and beyond. SF Planning Department’s Robin Abad will moderate the conversation with: Douglas Burnham (envelope A+D), Liz Ogbu (Studio O), and Deanna van Buren (Designing ...
LinkedIn Live: Keeping SF Spirit Alive | Mission Dist.
Thursday, September 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Betabrand
LinkedIn Live: Keeping SF Spirit Alive | Mission Dist.
Betabrand Presents LinkedIn Live: Keeping SF Spirit Alive. Every Thursday night, we turn our legendary retail store on Valencia Street into a Live Podcast Theatre. Join us to experience your favorite podcast In Real Life. **Tickets required for entry. Must be 18 or older. LinkedIn Live brings ...

Friday, September 27

Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Rooftop Park | SF
Friday, September 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Swing Dance Class on SF's Rooftop Park | SF

Dust off your dancing shoes. Shimmytown brings a live band and professional Lindy Hop dance instructors. Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Rooftop Park Friday, August 23, September 27, October 25, 2019 |  pm to  pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, September 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books

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 ...Monthly

Saturday, September 28

2019 San Francisco Map Fair | SF
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: $10 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2019 San Francisco Map Fair | SF

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held at The Lodge in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It will consist of three 40 minute lectures followed by a 10 minute Q & A period. The mission of the California Map Society to preserve ...

Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary | The Presidio
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Special Programs $15/person.
| Great Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary | The Presidio
Join Greater Farallones Association, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Shark Stewards in celebrating the annual return of the white sharks to the Gulf of the Farallones. Enjoy shark science, shark experts, shark art, shark films, shark conservation, food and live music. Event Schedule (Main Event) 11am: All ...
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Interactive Puerto Rican Bomba Music & Dance | Main Library
Saturday, September 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Children 10 years old & up must be accompanied by an adult.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Interactive Puerto Rican Bomba Music & Dance | Main Library
A presentation of Puerto Rican Bomba music and dance in interactive style, along with the history and context of the musical tradition and why its importance endures today. Program in Spanish with English translation. Best for ages 10 and older and accompanying adults.

Sunday, September 29

2019 San Francisco Map Fair | SF
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: $10 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2019 San Francisco Map Fair | SF

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held at The Lodge in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It will consist of three 40 minute lectures followed by a 10 minute Q & A period. The mission of the California Map Society to preserve ...

SF Lawn Bowling Club Open House: Free Lessons & Snacks | GG Park
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lawn Bowling Club
SF Lawn Bowling Club Open House: Free Lessons & Snacks | GG Park
Come to a special Open House for prospective bowlers ages 12+ with free lessons, short games, refreshments and clubhouse tours will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29 a.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wear flat-soled shoes, enjoy a blissful time on the green, and discover why ...
2019 Sumo Champions Exhibition | Japantown
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2019 Sumo Champions Exhibition | Japantown

Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan’s national sport. It originated in early Japan as a performance to entertain the Shinto deities. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown ...

San Francisco Green Film Festival: Free Interactive Artwork & New Words Creation | SF
Sunday, September 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No ticket required.
| 518 Valencia
San Francisco Green Film Festival: Free Interactive Artwork & New Words Creation | SF
Visit this interactive artwork and create new words for feelings and experiences for which you wish there was a word. Themes we’ll explore include the many definitions of Home, especially as it relates to today’s climate crisis and the Anthropocene. Founded in 2014 by San Francisco ...

Monday, September 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| 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 ...Monthly

Wednesday, October 2

World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology | Santa Clara
Wednesday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Levi's Stadium
World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology | Santa Clara
The Second Annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology, hosted by Velodyne LiDAR convenes a host of high-profile business, government, public safety and community leaders to address safety issues and public concern in the realm of autonomous vehicles. This event invites a broad range of perspectives ...
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

The images of author Jack London will surround you as you tour the historic square and waterfront. 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 ...

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

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, October 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 4 to ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 3

The Zendesk Showcase | SF
Thursday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Masonic
The Zendesk Showcase | SF
The Zendesk Showcase lands in cities across the globe to bring customer experience leaders together. In one day, we’ll share great conversations, the freshest Zendesk product updates, and stories from innovative brands who make the most of Zendesk. Most importantly, you’ll connect with people who ...