Home » City Guide Archives By Type


NASA’s “American Idol” for Scientists & Open Bar
By - posted 11/1/2015

Three experts judge ten amazing young scientists as they spin tall-but-true tales of climate change, the search for life on other planets, near-Earth asteroids, and much more – in three powerpoint-free minutes each. FameLab: American Idol for Scientists Monday, November 2, 2015 | 6:30-9:30 pm Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. SF FREE when you mention FUNCHEAP at the door. more...

The Biggest Meteor Shower of 2015
By - posted 8/9/2015

It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high as 100 per hour  – as long more...

“Yuri’s Night” Space Parties
By - posted 4/9/2015

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy Yuri’s Night – a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, more...

20 Bars, 20 Awesome Talks in 1 Night
By - posted 2/22/2015

For one night, on February 24, 2015, San Franciscans can attend lectures given by top-notch university professors from Stanford, Cal, Santa Clara, etc. in a casual setting across the city’s best nightlife. “Raising The Bar” 20 Talks in 20 Bars in One Night Tuesday, February 24, 2015 20 bars all across SF Free, but an more...

History Comes Alive
By - posted 1/21/2015

Dive in and discover the past like never before with amazing history events all week long including battles reenactments at the annual Civil War Days in Presidio’s Fort Point, a 19th century pistol dueling class (don’t forget your black collared overcoat!), local fishing history talks and exhibits in Sausalito at more...

The Final Meteor Shower of 2014
By - posted 12/21/2014

Although The Ursids is a relatively minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour, 2014 will be one of the best years to observe the Ursids because there will be no moonlight to interfere with the show. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location more...

NASA’s “FameLab” in SF
By - posted 12/14/2014

Think of this as American Idol… for scientists. FameLab is a panel-judged competition to find the new voices of science across the world. Come cheer on these brave souls – vote for your favorite – and journey with them to the cutting edge of exploring Earth and beyond. NASA’s “FameLab: Earth & Beyond” Monday, more...

2014 Geminids Meteor Shower
By - posted 12/13/2014

Stargazers look directly up tonight to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead) with peak activity occurring the evening of December 13 until dawn on December 14, 2014. The night before (December 12-13) may offer a decent sprinkling more...

Day of the Devs
By - posted 11/1/2014

Ready for a day with a bunch of cool indie games for PC, Xbox, and Playstation, along with DJs and some live bands who have all done awesome soundtracks for cool games? At “Day of the Devs” you’ll be treated to an impossibly excellent day of indie games, art and music more...

The 1st Ever “Nerd Night” Block Party
By - posted 10/24/2014

Like The Blob, the Bay Area Science Festival keeps growing. Play old school video games at Folsom Street Foundry, attend nerd science lectures at Piston & Chain or take a guided field trip to hidden craftsmen and artisan workshops in SoMa. Nerd Nite Block Party Friday, October 24, 2014 – 6:00 pm more...

The Rare “Blood Moon” Rises
By - posted 10/7/2014

There is a total eclipse of the full moon on the night of October 7-8, 2014. This is the Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon – the name for the full moon after the Harvest Moon. It’s also a Blood Moon, and this eclipse is the second in a series of four more...

Robot Bartender Challenge
By - posted 9/14/2014

Everything is getting taken over by robots these days…. so why not your cocktails, too? Robot builders from all over the Bay Area vie for $2,000 in prices to create the best pulsing, apocalyptic juggernaut of booze and steel. Find out which cocktail robot has a chance at winning the title more...

The Biggest Supermoon of 2014
By - posted 8/10/2014

Thanks to an optical illusion in the sky, the moon will appear bigger and brighter than normal in the San Francisco Bay Area in the night, during what astronomers call a “supermoon.” Because the sun is about 50,000 miles closer to the earth than at its furthest point – and it’s more...

Meteor Shower Night
By - posted 7/27/2014

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Late Late Monday Night July 28, 2014 – more...

Pub Trivia Nerd Night
By - posted 6/8/2014

Grab some friends, some beers, and answer trivia ranging from Potpurri, to The Simpsons, to Men on the Moon, to that band who you thought you knew the name of and everything in-between. If your team wins you may get cool prizes like free rounds of beers, shots, Milk Bar merch and more...