Wed Dec 11
New Science Smorgasbord: Viruses, Stars, Brains, & Shapes Four short talks presented by four Wonderfest Science Envoys:
1) "Viruses: Ancestors or Aliens?" Lauren Popov, Stanford
Biologists can’t agree if viruses are truly “living” entities. So if viruses aren’t alive, then how did they evolve and where did they come from? Together we will explore the mainstream hypotheses about the origins of viruses and marvel at the diversity of the ever-expanding viral family tree.
2) "Star Formation Through Radio Eyes" Chat Hull, UC Berkeley
How do stars form? And how do magnetic fields affect the star formation process? I focus on both of those questions in my research, which involves using radio telescopes to observe the dense blobs of dust and gas where stars like our sun are just beginning to form.
3) "How to Grow a Primate Brain, and Why You Should" Drew Halley, UC Berkeley
Primate brains (including yours) have some remarkable differences from those of other mammalian species. This talk will look at what’s different about primate brains, how development produces these differences, and why evolution selected them.
4) "What Is The Best Shape?" Otis Chodosh, Stanford
The best shape?! A question for the ages! What do geometers and physicists mean by “best”? And which shape is the winner?
Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St SF
Eats: Bring your appetites! SoMa StrEat Food Park is San Francisco’s first permanent food truck pod. They host up to ten gourmet food trucks at a time, along with the city’s only beer and wine truck.
Wed Dec 11 8pm-11:30pm $20 Silent Frisco on Ice Part 2 : Electric Iggalooat Embarcadero Ice Rink https://www.facebook.com/events/385234114944104 $20 ON SALE TUES 12/3 at NOON PDT : http://ticketf.ly/1eRvH5vDetails: Silent Frisco on ICE! at Embarcadero Ice Rink
$20, which INCLUDES the standard rink fee of $14, the skate rental, and the headphone rental. We are also taking over the rink for a DOUBLE Session (8-11:30pm) which makes this an even more impressive value.
Thu Dec 12
)'( The Burning Man Project Presents Crowdfunding: Trends in the Sharing Economy Thu Dec 12th, 7pm-9pm
NEW Burning Man HQ, 660 Alabama St, SF 4th Floor,
Please join Burning Man Project for a free panel discussion focused specifically on the future of crowdfunding, one of the fastest-developing areas in the sharing economy. The panel will include participants from Fundrise, Kiva and Indiegogo with Will Chase of Burning Man Project moderating.
To learn more about the event and to RSVP, please go to http://www.burningmanproject.org/event/crowdfunding-trends-in-the-sharing-economy#.UpO2aaXjRFI
Fri Dec 13
)'( East Bay Bike Party: Pirates vs Ninjas Fri Dec 13 Meet up at 7:30pm, Roll out at 8pm Rockridge BART Station, Oakland/Berkeley
East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. Rides are 12-16 miles long with 2 stops at public spaces along the route. Rides move at a slow pace and volunteers assure everyone makes the correct turns. Riders express their creativity through the ride’s theme. Music is a big part of the EBBP experience along the route and at the party stops where dancing is common. Each ride is a unique, once in a lifetime experience right here in your own backyard.
This Bike Party come dressed as a Pirate or a Ninja or a Pirate Ninja or a Ninja Pirate or a dog ninja..a caninja and help enjoy bike party with us!
A word from a ninja: Pirates are loud, undisciplined, disease infested, dirty, mangy, crude and rude. It is impossible to think they would ever be better at killing than me or any of my ninja breatheren. I dare any amount of Pirates to attack me so that I may silently kill you and whisper away into the night to meditate on your death.
A word from a pirate: Arrrrrgh you kidding me? Silently kill me? discipline? arrrgh... cleanliness? you m'igh think you are better at killing and we'll debate that over mead any ole day, but we both know, Pirates are better at living! Arrrrgh, we do pilliage and rob and drink and drunk and i dont bathe unless i trip and fall into the water, and what a life to live!
There will be games again this month! Dancing will be off the hook!
All volunteers will recieve a special edition PvN spokecard :)
Find out more online at http://eastbaybikeparty.wordpress.com or join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastbaybikeparty
https://otmseva.fundraise.com/masquerade-ball Music • Dancing • Drinks • Raffle • Silent Auction • Photo Booth Fri Dec 13 8--11PM Hosted by Yoga Tree Potrero 1500 16th St SF (at De Haro) Formal Attire & Masks Suggested
Sat Dec 14
ReAllocate is hosting its 3rd HACKtivation! You can still wear your Santa Costume and join us to hackforgood!
Dec 14 9:30AM -10:00 PM Registration: http://hacktivationd14.eventbrite.com
The Embassy - 399 Webster St, SF https://www.facebook.com/events/186445501548415
)'( SF SantaCon! December 14 http://santacon.info/San_Francisco-CA
What is SantaCon? The original Santa Convention… thousands of Santa’s descend and make merriment in our beautiful city by the bay.
)'( Duckpond Santacon Party 800 Larkin Bar - Larkin St. SF @ O'Farrell Sat Dec 14 1pm-Close NO COVER
Hope everyone can join the Duckpond for our annual Santacon party benefiting our Burningman camp. No Cover at the door but we get a portion of the bar proceeds so drink up for the Ducks!
Lineup: Super Drunk Santa, The Rockin' Rabbi, Ol' Dirty Elf, Blizzie, Mistle-Tinsel, Jay, Unk'l Funk'l, Michel M (from DJTT), Natheus, Phunkdu, Holi-Raydeus Quack!
https://www.facebook.com/events/394823023983998 Sat Dec 14 8pm-3am ~Grimm Stylez Presents:: Christmas Misfits~ w/ Slosh, Flithgrinder & Dirtybeats! $15 Dollars all night $10 with a Toy for Charity
SF Full Moon Dec 17 1:29 A.M. http://www.almanac.com/moon/full/zipcode/94111
https://www.facebook.com/events/764963383530911 A Zen Talk on Polyamory and Buddhism Wed Dec 18 7:30-9pm 308 Page St SF
#FedUp100 - Dec 23 - Illuminate the Fed, Bring Flashlight
13 Federal Reserve locations Mon Dec 23 5pm (addresses and event page urls listed below)
101 Market St SF , CA 94105 Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/mljbzbe
THIEVERY CORPORATION, A-TRAK, DILLON FRANCIS * EMANCIPATOR headline an epic SFO New Years
SEA of DREAMS NYE 2014: VibrantSea http://www.seaofdreamsnye.com presale opens Thu Nov 7 code is "dreams".
OUR INITIAL 2014 LINEUP: Thievery Corporation, A-Trak Dillon Francis Emancipator Rob Garza Dirtybird artists J.Phlip, Worthy and Christian Martin. Plus much more TBA.
@ the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Grove @ Polk SF tradition with the finest music, art and performance.. this year featuring Gogol Bordello, Shpongle,
Vau de Vire, Opel Productions & http://Kink.com present...New Bohemia NYE 1800 Mission SF Tue Dec 31 9pm discount pre-sales + more info:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-2014-with-matthew-dear-dj-set-tickets-9119806587 New Years Eve!Honey Soundsystem + Sunset Sound System + The Public Works SF Present:4th Annual New Year's Eve Party!A handful of Early Bird Presale tickets are still left! Get 'em: HEREThis year's special guest: DJ MATTHEW DEAR!Featuring: SOLARGALENJASON KENDIGJACKIE HOUSE aka P-PLAYJOSH CHEONROBOT HUSTLE2 Floors | Custom Lighting | Drink Specials | Confetti Countdown | Real Dance MusicPublic Works. 161 Erie St at Mission, San Francisco | 9pm - 4am | 21+
Jan 1 2014 @ 1015 Folsom SF Human Experience & An-Ten-Nae Present: First Light https://www.facebook.com/events/444553538983942
9pm-2am FREE PARTY ft CUT CHEMIST -- Jan 3rd Fri 1015 Folsom SF @ 8th St https://www.facebook.com/events/1395862340657961
Fri Jan 17 Edwardian Ball 8pm-2am Regency Center Sutter @ Van Ness SF https://www.facebook.com/events/449999791775453
We have announced the March Against Monsanto 2.0 for next year 5/24/14! We will also be active and setting up some other actions both online and with boots on the ground before then so stay tuned! July 4th we will be promoting Moms Across America's event for food independence, October 12th we take to the streets again In honor of World Food Day on 10/16/13. More to come so stay tuned. Check our website for updates and sign up for our newsletter here: http://bit.ly/13VmXqf
“ON THE EDGE 4”, Erotic Photography Exhibition, February 14-16, 2014. featuring 26 photographers displaying 450 photographs, from fine art nude to extreme erotica.
NEW LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., SF (bet. 8th & 9th) http://www.eroticartevents.com