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Activities, Reoccuring
Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 11:00am
member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute 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
Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 6:00pm
Author Michael Frank in conversation with Wendy Lesser, founder and editor of The Threepenny Review
Members Free, Friends of Michael Frank/Threepenny Review Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mighty-franks-author-michael-frank-in-conversation-with-wendy-lesser-founder-and-editor-of-the-registration-34448509419
Activities, Reoccuring
Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 11:00am
member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Members $17, Public $17
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crooks-tour-the-barbary-coast-with-paul-drexler-registration-32743846727
Activities
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
Members & Writers Studio Students Only; Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-writers-studio-reading-book-launch-and-mixer-registration-34451260648
Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Jeff Speck: 4 ways to make a city more walkable
Members Only; Free
Activities
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
Moderated by Walter Thompson, Hoodline with Amanda Conley, Brand and Branch LLP; former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan; and Andrea Unsworth, StashTwist
Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-drink-the-future-of-cannabis-registration-34448737100
Activities, Reoccuring
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:00am
member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-journalism-with-jules-and-esin-older-registration-32744082432
Activities
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Dinner, Concert, and Community Readings
Members & Public $20
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bloomsday-dinner-registration-32902477195
Activities
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Members Only - Free
Activities, Reoccuring
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:00am
member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Moderated by Jennifer Jones, Executive Director, AIA SF
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, AIA SF Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transforming-sf-the-future-of-the-city-registration-34448791262
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
Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute 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.

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Mighty Franks

Author Michael Frank in conversation with Wendy Lesser, founder and editor of The Threepenny Review

Former Los Angeles Times Book Critic Michael Frank portrays his real life family -- the dramas, dynamics and big personalities -- set against the back drop of his hometown Hollywood.

Members Free
Friends of Michael Frank/Threepenny Review Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Crooks Tour - The Barbary Coast with Paul Drexler

Experience the infamous Barbary Coast and learn why it was called "The wickedest place in the west."

Members $17
Public $17

Activities
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Writers Studio Reading, Book Launch, and Mixer

The Writers Studio turns 30 this year and the San Francisco branch turns ten! Join them for an afternoon of reading, networking, and refreshments.

Members & Writers Studio Students Only; Free

Second Tuesday TED Talk
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Second Tuesday TED Talk

Jeff Speck: 4 ways to make a city more walkable

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.

Activities
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Think & Drink: The Future of Cannabis

Moderated by Walter Thompson, Hoodline with Amanda Conley, Brand and Branch LLP; former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan; and Andrea Unsworth, StashTwist

How will communities and individuals manage the economic and social impacts of the new Green Rush? We'll talk to cannabis activists and entrepreneurs to get their take on some of the issues facing the nascent industry.

Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Writers' Lunch: Travel Journalism with Jules and Effin Older

Jules and Effin will show and tell and answer burning questions about the only profession that's as romantic as it sounds — travel journalism.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Annual Bloomsday Celebration

Dinner, Concert, and Community Readings

Eat, Read, Drink, and Walk on the Wild Side of Dublin!

Members & Public $20

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
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm

Transforming SF: The Future of The City

Moderated by Jennifer Jones, Executive Director, AIA SF

San Francisco's top architects talk about what's on the horizon including the development of Treasure Island and the latest in sustainable buildings and mixed use housing.

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
AIA SF Members Free
Public $15

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.