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Saturday, April 13

Presidio 3-Mile Guided Free Art Hike | SF
Saturday, April 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio 3-Mile Guided Free Art Hike | SF
This guided hike visits the park’s four installations by the world-renowned artist: Spire (2008), Wood Line (2010), Tree Fall (2013), and Earth Wall (2014). The three-mile hike is moderate with a few uphill stretches and surfaces that include sand and rocky areas. Rain or shine. Registration ...
2019 Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival | Cupertino
Saturday, April 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Civic Center Plaza
2019 Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival | Cupertino
Come together at the 11th Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival. Cupertino’s Annual Earth & Arbor Day Festival is an interactive event that invites community members of all ages to learn about environmental issues and solutions in a family-friendly, interactive atmosphere. Consistently attracting over 5,000 attendees and ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, April 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

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, April 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 ...Monthly

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

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, April 14

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, April 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...Monthly

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, April 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

Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center
Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center

Danville Sunday Market started out by wanting a place where all downtown Danville merchants can put their sale items out for the public in one common place and make it a fun event. Now it is a place for local merchants, artists, vendors etc come ...Monthly

Julia Morgan’s Oakland Walking Tour | East Bay
Sunday, April 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Preservation Park
Julia Morgan's Oakland Walking Tour | East Bay
Julia Morgan was California’s first licensed female architect. She had a prolific career, designing over 700 buildings, including Hearst Castle. This tour visits some of the buildings in Oakland that were relevant to her life and career. Expect to walk at least two miles over a ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Sunday, April 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The 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 ...

Monday, April 15

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, April 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. Free, but an ...Monthly

Wednesday, April 17

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, April 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

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, April 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...Monthly

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | 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 | Presidio
Wednesday, April 17 – 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

Thursday, April 18

Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, April 18 – 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

Presidio Experience Tour | SF
Thursday, April 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Visitor Center (Presidio)
Presidio Experience Tour | SF
Get to know the Presidio during this two hour, in-depth experience. Start with a scenic shuttle ride around the park, filled with illuminating stories about the Presidio’s past and present. Then enjoy a guided tour of the Presidio Officers’ Club for a deeper dive into the ...
Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch
Thursday, April 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: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF
Thursday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Free with admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
MAKE: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF

On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects. MAKE: Design15 Launch Party January 17, 2019 | 6 pm – 9:30 pm Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St, SF FREE ...Monthly

Friday, April 19

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 19 – 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

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
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

Saturday, April 20

2019 Earth Day Cleanup & Free Snacks | Albany
Saturday, April 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Albany Beach
2019 Earth Day Cleanup & Free Snacks | Albany
Celebrate this Earth Day by cleaning up the Albany Waterfront, plus enjoy refreshments with fun activities for kids on April 20, 2019. Free, but an RSVP online is required. Enjoy the beautiful shoreline while joining community volunteers to clean the Albany Bulb shoreline. Learn about local efforts to protect ...
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, April 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Science Workshop (Excelsior)
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF

Mission Science Workshop is a non-profit community science center that provides hands-on science activities for SF youth and families. Visit their monthly free Saturday open house program, where you can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, ...Monthly

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, April 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...Monthly

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)
"Science@Cal": Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...Monthly

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, April 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Sunday, April 21

$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Oakland
$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Oakland

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 ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, April 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...Monthly

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, April 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly

Thursday, April 25

Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, April 25 – 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