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Nato Green, Jocelyn Kane, Walter Thompson
Activities
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 6:30pm
Our Creative Diaspora
Members Free, Public $15
https://sfdiaspora2017mi.eventbrite.com
Activities
Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tech Community Only - Free
https://techies-play-chess.eventbrite.com
Activities
Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 11:00am
Members & Public Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 6:00pm
“Sneak preview” screening
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-san-francisco-cable-cars-a-documentary-registration-31275150818
Gish Jen and Maxine Hong Kingston
Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 6:00pm
Author Gish Jen in conversation with writer & poet Maxine Hong Kingston
Members Free, ZYZZYVA Friends Free, Public $15
https://gishjen2017mi.eventbrite.com
Sarah Houghton and Michelle Zaffino
Activities
Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 7:00pm
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-librarian-meetup-featuring-sarah-houghton-the-librarian-in-black-registration-32059003342
TED Talks logo
Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
Courtney Martin: The new American Dream
Members only - Free
Sylvia Linsteadt and Gary Kamiya
Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Author Sylvia Linsteadt in conversation with writer & journalist Gary Kamiya
Members Free, Friends of Heyday Free, Public $15
https://linsteadt2017mi.eventbrite.com
Activities
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photographs of Scott James, Manjula Martin, Kevin Smokler, Ted Weinstein
Activities
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-writers-life-career-community-capital-registration-32133466062
Activities
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Members Free, Public $15
https://forging2017mi.eventbrite.com
Activities
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Free
https://2017sfscc.eventbrite.com
Activities
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Curated & moderated by Hoodline's Walter Thompson
Members Free, Public $15
https://transportation2017mi.eventbrite.com
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tech Community Only - Free
https://techies-play-chess.eventbrite.com
Activities
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tech Community Only - Free
https://techies-play-chess.eventbrite.com
Activities
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Activities
Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tech Community Only - Free
https://techies-play-chess.eventbrite.com
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Photograph of a kitchen
Activities
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 5:00pm
Members only - Free
Activities
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Activities
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 6:30pm

Think & Drink: I Left My Art in San Francisco

Our Creative Diaspora

In recent years, much of San Francisco's creative community has been displaced by gentrification and rising costs. Can artists and audiences find a way forward that preserves San Francisco's reputation as a cultural incubator?

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Chess & Tech

Come play bughouse, blitz chess, and more with fellow tech workers from around the city each month in the oldest chess club in the United States, home to Grandmasters Sam Shankland and Daniel Naroditsky. Sets, boards & clocks, and light refreshments will be provided. All tech workers are welcome.

Tech Community Only - Free

Activities
Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

San Francisco History Days

On the weekend of March 4–5, the Old Mint becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with dozens of organizations celebrating and telling the stories of the City's unique past. Join the Mechanics' Institute, community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, re-enactors, and other history enthusiasts!

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The San Francisco Cable Cars: A Documentary

“Sneak preview” screening

Ride along on the ropes with historians and the people who still work with the cars every day. At over 140 years old, the San Francisco Cable Cars are a moving monument, a snapshot of nearly lost technology, a romance story, and the very heart of The City.

Members & Public Free

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap (Random House)

Author Gish Jen in conversation with writer & poet Maxine Hong Kingston

Join these two acclaimed writers as they discuss the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business.

Members Free
ZYZZYVA Friends Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 7:00pm

SF Librarian Meetup featuring Sarah Houghton, the Librarian in Black

Members, librarians, and those interested in supporting the values that libraries and librarians stand for in our society are cordially invited to join the SF Librarian Meetup for a very special presentation from San Rafael Public Library Director Sarah Houghton.

Members & Public Free

Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Second Tuesday TED Talk

Courtney Martin: The new American Dream

Bring your lunch and curiosity to talk about ideas, stories, and concepts with fellow Mechanics' Institute members and staff. An informal discussion will follow the viewing.

 

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area (Heyday Books)

Author Sylvia Linsteadt in conversation with writer & journalist Gary Kamiya

In this book of essays and images, award-winning writer Sylvia Linsteadt brings to life the lost microcosms of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Members Free
Friends of Heyday Free
Public $15

Activities
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

Creating a Writer's Life: Career, Community, Capital

Do you write for love or money? Or both? What makes a writer's career a success? The paths taken can be planned, precarious or simply serendipitous!

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

Mechanics' Today: The New Mechanics -- Forging Art, Industry and Community

Old world skills and tools, high tech design, and public engagement are the essential elements of a makers' community creating artistic alchemy throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Hear from leaders of this movement.

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:00am

2017 San Francisco Scholastic Chess Championship

This championship will let aspiring young chess players compete for prizes, trophies, and the respect of their peers!

Free

Activities
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm

Transforming SF: The Future Of Transportation

Curated & moderated by Hoodline's Walter Thompson

With an average speed of 8 mph, San Francisco's public transit system is the slowest in the nation, and also one of the costliest to operate. Transportation has been disrupted, but which innovative new models will create sustainable policies?

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Chess & Tech

Come play bughouse, blitz chess, and more with fellow tech workers from around the city each month in the oldest chess club in the United States, home to Grandmasters Sam Shankland and Daniel Naroditsky. Sets, boards & clocks, and light refreshments will be provided. All tech workers are welcome.

Tech Community Only - Free

Activities
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Chess & Tech

Come play bughouse, blitz chess, and more with fellow tech workers from around the city each month in the oldest chess club in the United States, home to Grandmasters Sam Shankland and Daniel Naroditsky. Sets, boards & clocks, and light refreshments will be provided. All tech workers are welcome.

Tech Community Only - Free

Activities
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Chess & Tech

Come play bughouse, blitz chess, and more with fellow tech workers from around the city each month in the oldest chess club in the United States, home to Grandmasters Sam Shankland and Daniel Naroditsky. Sets, boards & clocks, and light refreshments will be provided. All tech workers are welcome.

Tech Community Only - Free

Activities
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dwelling Dreamers Discussion Group

Join our informal monthly club for Mechanics’ Institute members of all ages who want to improve their living environment.

Members only - Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Indie Publishing Working Group

The Indie Publishers' Working Group was started by author and editor C J Verburg in response to the rapidly changing landscape of publishing and the diverse needs of Mechanics' Institute member writers. If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only - Free
More information
No registration required.