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Thursday, February 20

“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF
Thursday, February 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"MAKE" 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF

This February, interact with hands-on projects, community discussions and film that support current MCD exhibition Linda Gass: and then this happened…. From climate change to community and creativity– there will be something for everyone to explore! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for program updates. Cash/Square bar ...Monthly

Noise Pop NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Noise Pop NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Beauty is in the ear of the beholder this week as Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival kicks off at NightLife for an evening exploring the science of sound. Full lineup and event details coming soon! 

Friday, February 21

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF Bay Area
Friday, February 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Last check in noon
| San Francisco Public Library (Visitacion Valley)
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF Bay Area

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

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

Saturday, February 22

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Recreation Center (Oakland)
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Sunnyvale
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Columbia Neighborhood Center
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Sunnyvale

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | San Mateo
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Martin Luther King Community Center
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | San Mateo

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Tenderloin
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Last check in 2 pm.
| Tenderloin Community School
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | Tenderloin

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Free All Ages K-Pop Dance Party | SF
Saturday, February 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding scale donation
| Harvey Milk Center for the Arts
Free All Ages K-Pop Dance Party | SF
Put on your dancing shoes and join us Saturday February 22nd at 5 PM-8 PM for a dance workshop, showcase and Random Dance Play. Be a part of the hottest, hippest trend in pop culture today, K-Pop. If you like BTS, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and ...

Monday, February 24

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 24 – 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

Tuesday, February 25

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Tuesday, February 25 – 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

SF History Night | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night | 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

Thursday, February 27

Goat NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Goat NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
NightLife goes to the goats with a tribute to these jumping, climbing farm-favorite animals. We’ll have very special bovid guests from Little Explorers and Goatlandia, a farm animal sanctuary and rescue that focuses on sustainable landscaping practices and eco-farming. Meet Goatlandia’s founder, Deborah Blum, and learn about the story behind ...

Friday, February 28

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, February 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

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, February 29

“Art of the African Diaspora” Open Studio | Richmond
Saturday, February 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Richmond Art Center
"Art of the African Diaspora" Open Studio | Richmond

Art of the African Diaspora is the longest running event of its kind in the Bay Area. This year it brings together over 150 artists of African descent, showcasing their work at the Richmond Art Center, as well as in open studios and satellite exhibitions ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sunset Church
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

SF’s Black History Festival: West African Drumming | Final Day
Saturday, February 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights Branch Library
SF's Black History Festival: West African Drumming | Final Day
Learn from local musician Keenan Webster about the interconnectedness through music by listening to the beautiful West African harp (kora) and other instruments of African origin. More Than a Month cultural events are free and open to the public. For kids ages 5 and older.

Wednesday, March 4

Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Wednesday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at select libraries during the 2020 tax season. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 5, ...

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, March 5

Women in Science NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Women in Science NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
The spotlight’s on women in science when NightLife celebrates National Women’s History Month. Full event details coming soon!

Friday, March 6

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 6 – 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

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, March 6 – 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

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, March 6 – 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

Saturday, March 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 7 – 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

Sunday, March 8

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, March 8 – 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

Tuesday, March 10

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, March 10 – 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, March 11

Shaping SF’s “Hidden San Francisco” Book Release & Birthday | Mission District
Wednesday, March 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF's "Hidden San Francisco" Book Release & Birthday | Mission District
Join Shaping San Francisco’s Chris Carlsson on his 63rd birthday as he presents his new book, Hidden San Francisco: A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories. After a quarter century of curating the digital archive at Ffoundsf.org, and conducting bike and walking tours, ...

Friday, March 13

“Art of the African Diaspora” Exhibition & Closing Party | Richmond
Friday, March 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Richmond Art Center
"Art of the African Diaspora" Exhibition & Closing Party | Richmond

Art of the African Diaspora is the longest running event of its kind in the Bay Area. This year it brings together over 150 artists of African descent, showcasing their work at the Richmond Art Center, as well as in open studios and satellite exhibitions ...