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Classes
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30pm
by Iris Murdoch
Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30pm
Author Christopher Pollack
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-franciscos-golden-gate-park-a-thousand-and-seventeen-acres-of-stories-registration-98306668893
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
with Jim Schein
MI Members $5, Public $5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gold-mountain-big-city-ken-cathcarts-1947-illustrated-map-of-san-franciscos-chinatown-with-jim-registration-95947542683
Activities, Club Events
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
with four women poets
Members & Public Free
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
April – A Matter of Character: A Celebration of Classic Scene Stealers
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-comes-mr-jordan-1941-94-minutes-registration-98111312577
Classes
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Chris Carlsson
MI Members FREE, Public FREE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-san-francisco-with-chris-carlsson-registration-94504933801
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 6:00pm
April – A Matter of Character: A Celebration of Classic Scene Stealers
Members Free, Public $10 (suggested donation)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mating-season-1951-101-minutes-registration-98113860197
Classes
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 6:30pm
Rising Writers Series Co-curated by Ted Gioia
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Readers of ZYZZYVA Free, Friends of Steinbeck Fellows Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-rising-writers-series-an-evening-with-steinbeck-fellows-writers-in-residence-program-registration-98316937607
Classes
Saturday, May 02, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 03, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 6:30pm
by Iris Murdoch
Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:00pm
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the staircase
Activities, Club Events
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Classes
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Classes
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:00am
Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner
Members & Public Free
Classes
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 11:00am
Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesday of Each Month
Members Only; Free
Classes
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Last Tuesday of Each Month

Our monthly knitting and crochet group, Knit Happens, is moving online. Share your projects, and chat with fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff over Zoom.

 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

A Word Child

by Iris Murdoch

This is the first of two meetings discussing A Word Child. Hillary Burde is a brilliant wordsmith who too quickly plunged into obscurity by disappointment over his love life. 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30pm

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories

Author Christopher Pollack

The 150th Anniversary of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is commemorated with a new edition of this elegant and delightful guide. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a green space of grassy meadows, wooded bike trails, secluded lakes, open groves, formal gardens, and museums.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Public $15

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Gold Mountain, Big City: Ken Cathcart’s 1947 Illustrated map of San Francisco’s Chinatown

with Jim Schein

Join us for an illustrated presentation and discussion by map expert Jim Schein about his new book Gold Mountain, Big City.

MI Members $5
Public $5

Activities
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: Celebrate National Poetry Month

with four women poets

Celebrate National Poetry Month with four women poets - one native San Franciscan, and 3 long time residents, who ask themselves (and you): “How do we know when we’re home?”

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

CinemaLit Films
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:00pm

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) 94 minutes

April – A Matter of Character: A Celebration of Classic Scene Stealers

Claude Rains plays a dapper angel in this charming romantic comedy of reincarnation.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hidden San Francisco

with Chris Carlsson

Chris Carlsson peels back the layers of San Francisco’s history to reveal a storied past: behind old walls and gleaming glass facades lurk former industries, secret music and poetry venues, forgotten terrorist bombings, and much more.

MI Members FREE
Public FREE

CinemaLit Films
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Mating Season (1951) 101 minutes

April – A Matter of Character: A Celebration of Classic Scene Stealers

A socialite mistakes her mother-in-law for a hired cook, with deception and chaos ensuing.

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)

Classes
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Last Tuesday of Each Month

Our monthly knitting and crochet group, Knit Happens, is moving online. Share your projects, and chat with fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff over Zoom.

 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 6:30pm

Rising Writers Series: An Evening with Steinbeck Fellows - Writers in Residence Program

Rising Writers Series Co-curated by Ted Gioia

Now in its second season, Rising Writers offers a series of readings and conversations about the art of writing fiction, poetry, short story, narrative and essay.  The first program features Steinbeck Fellows Yalitza Ferreras, Gabriela Garcia and Meron Hadero, moderated by Oscar Villalon, Managing Editor, ZYZZYVA.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Readers of ZYZZYVA Free
Friends of Steinbeck Fellows Free
Public Free

Classes
Saturday, May 02, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, May 03, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

A Word Child

by Iris Murdoch

This is the second of two meetings discussing A Word Child. Hillary Burde is a brilliant wordsmith who too quickly plunged into obscurity by disappointment over his love life. 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: Storytelling: the Writers Tradition

Enjoy three storytellers and their personal tales!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Last Tuesday of Each Month

Our monthly knitting and crochet group, Knit Happens, is moving online. Share your projects, and chat with fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff over Zoom.

 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Free Chess Class for Beginning and Intermediate Kids (ages 6-18) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Instructor: Coach Andy Trattner

This class is designed for newer players looking to develop their skills and players with some playing experience looking to tune their skills and transition to scholastic tournaments.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Classes
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chess Class for Women HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Taught by Lina Krubnik & Sophie Adams

The intimate class welcomes all beginner and intermediate levels — from not knowing how the pieces move to those who play casual chess with friends and family. You will have the opportunity to solve some puzzles/combinations, followed by a lecture (always something difference!) and last 30 minutes reserved for free play.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Last Tuesday of Each Month

Our monthly knitting and crochet group, Knit Happens, is moving online. Share your projects, and chat with fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff over Zoom.

 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Last Tuesday of Each Month

Our monthly knitting and crochet group, Knit Happens, is moving online. Share your projects, and chat with fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff over Zoom.

 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Last Tuesday of Each Month

Our monthly knitting and crochet group, Knit Happens, is moving online. Share your projects, and chat with fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff over Zoom.

 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens Online

Last Tuesday of Each Month

Our monthly knitting and crochet group, Knit Happens, is moving online. Share your projects, and chat with fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff over Zoom.

 

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.