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Wednesday, April 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

Thursday, April 4

Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, April 4 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza (McAllister)
Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF

Bring your co-workers and friends to the free movement and dance classes from LINES Dance Center instructors at UN Plaza. The energizing 30-minute classes will help slough off the mid-day slump and re-energize the rest of the afternoon. Following class on Feb 21, March 21, ...Every Thursday

Floral Demo w/ Crimson Horticultural Rarities | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, April 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Floral Demo w/ Crimson Horticultural Rarities | Macy's Flower Show
What’s alive, thrives and dries? Find out when Allison Futeral of Crimson Horticultural Rarities reveals her secrets to a magic touch in arranging an herbaceous plant bouquet with live and dried plants. She’ll offer tips on how to replant the bouquet elements, revitalizing them for your ...
“The Sak” VIP Crochet Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, April 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Macy's (Union Square)
"The Sak" VIP Crochet Workshop | Macy's Flower Show
Join at Macy’s and celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Sak. Check out the latest handbags from The Sak, enjoy light bites, and learn to crochet during a special hands-on workshop with crochet street artist London Kaye. Learn tips and tricks from the pro and ...
Bean & Berry NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Bean & Berry NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Unlock the mysteries of terroir with a night of sipping, smelling, and exploring the science of coffee and wine. Join us for short talks, demos, and displays by local roasters, winemakers, chemists, and environmental scientists—by the end of the night, you’ll be well on your ...
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 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 ...

Friday, April 5

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, April 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

Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Health & Fitness Expo | SF
Friday, April 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
Rock 'n Roll Half-Marathon Health & Fitness Expo | SF

Run the Golden Gate Bridge at the 2019 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. This boutique bucket list race features a show-stopping course that treats you to picturesque views of the San Francisco Bay and is jam packed with music and entertainment ...

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 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, April 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

First Friday “Winter Market” | SF
Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
First Friday "Winter Market" | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

Win Tix: Touching the Earth: Ritual Drawings and Dance of Erasure | SF
Friday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | International Art Museum of America
Touching the Earth is a sand art installation of the ancestral tradition of powder drawing. In what French artist Marie-Therese Latuner calls the ‘transported gesture’, she displaces the ancestral traditions of powder drawing: those learned in South India, on the doorsteps of houses at dawn ...

Saturday, April 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 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

Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
Saturday, April 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
Rock 'n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF

Run the Golden Gate Bridge at the 2019 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. This boutique bucket list race features a show-stopping course that treats you to picturesque views of the San Francisco Bay and is jam packed with music and entertainment ...

Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Saturday, April 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 6, 2019 – April 14, 2019. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Kids Exoplanet Workshop: Planetarium Shows & Free Apron | SF
Saturday, April 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Macy's (Union Square)
Kids Exoplanet Workshop: Planetarium Shows & Free Apron | SF
There’s plenty of out-of-this-world fun in store for the whole family at Macy’s. Take the kids to design their very own exoplanet to bring home while they learn about space exploration with Chabot Space & Science Center on April 6th at 11 am and 1:00 ...

Sunday, April 7

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Redwood City
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Redwood City

The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, official ambassadors of Washington State, will visit Redwood City and offer exciting Adventure Sails, Battle Sails and Vessel Tours from the dock. Vessel Tours open the ships to the public for a suggested donation of $5 per ...

2019 Berkeley Old-Time Music “Spring Situation” | Freight & Salvage
Sunday, April 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Freight & Salvage
2019 Berkeley Old-Time Music "Spring Situation" | Freight & Salvage
Fiddles galore, Tex-Mex music, jug band jams, and even a make-your-own tin can banjo workshop for kids? The Berkeley Old Time Music “Spring Situation” is a full afternoon of concerts, workshops and jam sessions, with old-time music styles ranging from fiddle and banjo to Cajun. 2019 Freight & ...

Tuesday, April 9

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, April 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, April 10

Exploring Japan’s Artistic Sensibilities | SF
Wednesday, April 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration
| Jewish Community Center of SF
Exploring Japan's Artistic Sensibilities | SF
Embark on a journey of Japanese aesthetics as expressed in the country’s extraordinary art and culture. This talk will tie in with the Asian Art Museum’s Kimono Refashioned exhibition.

Thursday, April 11

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | April 11-23
Thursday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Tours by $5 suggested donation. Sailing tix from $45
| Jack London Square
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | April 11-23

The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, official ambassadors of Washington State, will visit Redwood City and offer exciting Adventure Sails, Battle Sails and Vessel Tours from the dock. Vessel Tours open the ships to the public for a suggested donation of $5 per ...

Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, April 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza (McAllister)
Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF

Bring your co-workers and friends to the free movement and dance classes from LINES Dance Center instructors at UN Plaza. The energizing 30-minute classes will help slough off the mid-day slump and re-energize the rest of the afternoon. Following class on Feb 21, March 21, ...Every Thursday

Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating world of neuroscience + human health.

Friday, April 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

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, April 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Saturday, April 13

Goatchella 2019: Goat Festival at the Ferry Building | SF
Saturday, April 13 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Goatchella 2019: Goat Festival at the Ferry Building | SF
Enjoy goat-centric cooking demos, talks and samples of goat milk cheeses, yogurts, ice creams and more at the annual Goat Festival – A Celebration of All Things Goat at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. 2019 Goat Festival: Goatchella Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 9 am to 2 pm Ferry ...
Cal Day 2019: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 13 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2019: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs. Plus, there’s free admission all ...
Final Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland
Saturday, April 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Final Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 6, 2019 – April 14, 2019. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...