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Yo yo! 1) Can't believe it's almost May 馃槷聽 2) There are so many fun activities this week!! If you go
April 25 · Issue #4 · View online
Tiffany Zhong
Yo yo!
1) Can鈥檛 believe it鈥檚 almost May 馃槷聽
2) There are so many fun activities this week!! If you go to one of them and take photos, email us and we may feature you next week. :)
3) If you wanna learn from real hustlers, go to Hustle Con (20% off for just you here).

Photo I took from this past weekend's Instameet (WWIM13) at Mt. Davidson
Monday April 25
Silent Book Club
The Garden Court At The Palace Hotel 路 6:30pm 路 Free
Hey, Bay Area book lovers, it鈥檚 time once again for Silent Book Club! On the last Monday of the month, we host a popup speakeasy for readers at the Palace Hotel. Bring a book, grab a spot on a comfy couch, and order a glass of wine. Then settle in for a quiet evening of reading with friends.
Come enjoy an evening with Girls in Tech! We invite you to join us for dinner and drinks followed by networking at as we bring together the best of the best in our community.
Tuesday April 26
The backbone of the sharing economy includes a technology layer that most of us aren鈥檛 even aware of - communications, trust & safety checks, payment processing, and insurance. We鈥檒l explore how the technology layer of the sharing and on-demand economy helps attract, retain, and engage customers, increase trust and therefore ROI for the marketplaces that use them. Airbnb, Checkr, Instacart, Stripe, Twilio.
Speakers are Max Mullen (CEO of Instacart), Daniel Yanisse (CEO of Checkr),聽Elisa Bellagama (Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Twilio),聽Dan Hill (Director of Product at Airbnb), and聽Vicki Lin (Head of Sales at Stripe).
VAS Lecture Series: Marc-Olivier Wahler
San Francisco Art Institute 路 7pm 路 Free
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.
Glamorous Depravity: History of San Francisco Crime
Saint Philip鈥檚 Roman Catholic Church 路 7pm 路 $5
This month鈥檚 slideshow and talk is hosted by San Francisco crime historian and writer Paul Drexler. Paul collaborated with the late Kevin Mullen, retired SFPD deputy police chief and expert on San Francisco crime, to develop Crooks Tour San Francisco. Doors open at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a S.F. historical book sale, while the presentation begins at 7:30pm sharp.
Ignite SF: Behind The Curtain
Marines鈥 Memorial Theatre 路 7pm 路 $12-$17
If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you only had 20 slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds? Ignite Talks is a fast-paced geek event started in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since the first Ignite took place in Seattle around 10 years ago, Ignite has become an international phenomenon, with Ignite events produced in Helsinki, Tunisia, Paris, New York City and over 350 other locations in between.
OneSalon SF: Female Sexuality
Make School 路 7pm 路 Free
Sexuality is a topic that can feel pretty embarrassing, wrong, or giggley. Let鈥檚 change that: let鈥檚 bring more thoughtfulness into this important topic together with the care and attentiveness it deserves.
Wednesday April 27
Messaging is eating the world
Yelp 路 7pm 路 $25
Conversation and messaging-based interfaces are becoming the new norm in the post-app economy for next-generation mobile services, commerce and transactions. Veteran Silicon Valley VC and Mayfield fund managing partner Tim Chang shares his investment thesis for re-inventing the interface for everything from offline services, shopping, healthcare, banking and finance, education, fitness, nutrition, to travel, enterprise apps, and IoT via messaging and chat, as well as lessons learned from current messaging platforms.聽
Prince: A Celebration
Elbo Room 路 10pm 路 $5
Celebrate the life of Prince Rogers Nelson. Dance. Sing. Cry. It鈥檚 all good. We are excited to jam many unheard, unreleased tracks from the legendary vault as well as the hits, the b-sides, live tracks and the related bands and productions. 100% Prince all night.
Sunset Vinyasa Yoga
Fort Mason Park 路 6:30pm 路 $25
Join Julie for a strong and beautiful sunset yoga class at Fort Mason! We will teach a variety of sequences with sun salutations, standing poses, core work, and end with a short restorative session.
Art Market San Francisco
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture 路 6pm 路 $30
Art Market San Francisco is a Bay Area-only art fair. It attracts art galleries from the US, South Korea, England and Israel, and displays a contemporary mix of artworks
Fizz and Pop: Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market
CUESA & The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market 路 5:30pm 路 $60
From the Beatles to Beyonc茅, we鈥檒l be sipping our way through the many eras of music with fizzy craft cocktails infused with the bright flavors and colors of the spring farmers market, guest starring the Bay鈥檚 best bartenders and chefs who will rep their favorite pop icons in costumes.
Pace Palo Alto Opens with James Turrell
229 Hamilton 路 4pm 路 Free
Pace Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of their permanent gallery in Palo Alto. with an exhibition of work by James Turrell from April 28 to July 30, 2016. The inaugural exhibition features the Reflective Holograms and Wide Glass Series.
Thursday April 28
Pizza & 40s with Phil Jaber
Thumbtack, Inc 路 6pm 路 Free
Phil Jaber, the founder of Philz Coffee, is going to share secrets, habits, and tips about how he got to where he is now.
Ball Pit Dance Party
Monarch 路 6pm 路 $25
We will be bringing the ball pit balls to Monarch and will be filling the rave cave for a fun ball pit dance party!聽
Fireside Chat with Nir Eyal
GSVlabs 路 6pm 路 Free
GSVlabs and First Republic Bank invite you to join us for an evening fireside chat with Nir Eyal, author of the bestselling book 鈥楬ooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.鈥
Take the Veuve Clicquot Journey
Dirty Water SF 路 3pm 路 Free
Let Veuve Clicquot take you away! Be part of the Clicquot Journey with Yellow Label champagne for $18 a glass or buy a bottle at $90. Stay to enjoy the special menu created by Chef Fissel to include foie gras torchon, bruleed figs, smoked maple glazed pork belly and more! There will be games on our lawn, swag to pick up and fun photo backdrops to take your Veuve Clicquot memories home with you.
Big Bang: Party After Dark
California Academy of Sciences 路 8:30pm 路 $100
Join us for the biggest party in the Bay! Party After Dark spills across the Academy鈥檚 multiple indoor and outdoor venues and will feature a live Purity Ring DJ Set, photo booths, complimentary bites and open bars, a silent disco, gourmet food trucks, and much more.
SFEtsy Mission Meetup
Steep Brew 路 7pm 路 Free
Mark your Calendars, it鈥檚 time for the next Mission Meetup! We will be talking about building your own website, what鈥檚 up with 鈥減attern鈥 and all the changes happening on Etsy. Come join me (Debra Styer of Bluehour Studio), get a drink and meet some of your fellow SFEtsians!
Join us on the evening of Thursday, April 28th for a panel discussion on the topic of 鈥渨omen in sales" followed by networking and complimentary food & drinks. Lesley Young, SVP of Commercial Sales & Sales Operations at Box, Alyssa Merwin, Sales Director at LinkedIn, Karishma Kothari, Senior Solutions Engineer at Slack and Amanda Levy, VP of Global Business Development at will share personal experiences, analyze the state of women in sales, and discuss strategies for overcoming the gender gap.
Make School Demo Night & Intern Fair
Make School 路 6pm 路 Free
Looking to hire technical interns? Join us for Make School鈥檚 Spring 2016 Demo Night & Intern Fair and meet with our talented candidates who will be available for hire starting in June 2016. The evening will feature product demos by our students, showcasing the independent projects they鈥檝e been developing.
Visit RCF鈥檚 Wholesale Market to peruse our carefully curated selection of modern Makers. We pride ourselves on showcasing quality, independently produced goods ranging from cutting-edge fashion and jewelry design to sophisticated ceramics and housewares, contemporary furniture and lighting, bath and body products, screen-printed art, paper goods, artisanal food, and more.
Friday April 29
Startup Art Fair
Hotel Del Sol 路 12pm 路 $15
Representing multiple artwork mediums, and an almost even gender split, stARTup Art Fair San Francisco is proud to welcome two international artists, eight returning artists, and 33 new exhibitors to this three-day event, from April 29 - May 1, 2016.
MIRI Meet-and-Greet
Machine Intelligence Research Institute 路 7pm 路 Free
The Machine Intelligence Research Institute is opening its doors for a relaxed meet-and-greet Friday, April 29th at 7pm. Community members are invited to tour our new offices and chat with us over hors d'oeuvres. MIRI staff at the event will include Nate Soares (our executive director), Malo Bourgon (our new COO), and the newest additions to our research team.
Enough is Enough: Public forum on police violence
Mission Neighborhood Centers 路 5:30pm 路 Free
People of San Francisco鈥nough is enough. Come to a public forum on police violence and how we can bring the SFPD under community control. Speakers include Sana Salim, who recently covered the Alex Nieto trial for 48 Hills; Father Richard Smith, who will discuss the Amilcar Perez Lopez case, Yayne Abeba from the Mario Woods coalition and others.
Guts & Glory
The Climate Corporation 路 8:30am 路 $$
Guts & Glory is a design studio that builds brands that tell stories, founded by ginger partners in crime Faun Chapin & Meg Paradise. This month we welcome the Design Duo Guts & Glory to CreativeMornings San Francisco. Come prepared for something different!
Saturday April 30
Paint Wars
Stonestown Galleria 路 10am 路 $40
Get ready San Francisco! The World鈥檚 Largest PAINT FIGHT & Fitness Challenge is coming Saturday April 30th! Don鈥檛 miss the amazing music, dancing, photos, friends and more - all leading up to the biggest, most colorful moment of your year: THE PAINT WARS - The World鈥檚 Largest Paint Fight!
Modern Citizen x Margaux Pop-Up
Modern Citizen 路 12pm 路 Free
Modern Citizen is excited to open our doors to NY-based shoe brand Margaux for their first San Francisco pop-up! Join us to get fitted for a made-to-measure pair of Margaux ballerina flats, and be first to preview the latest arrivals from Modern Citizen. Music, good conversation, and bubbly (courtesy of Minibar Delivery) will be in abundance, so be sure to stop by!
SF Open Studio
Everlane HQ 路 12pm 路 Free
Grab a friend and join us for a first look at our upcoming Women鈥檚 Track Pant and Crop Trouser 鈥攂oth in our unique new GoWeave鈩 fabric. We鈥檒l have both pants available to try and pre-order, plus coffee and pastries from Blue Bottle, bubbly drinks, and fan-favorites from our recent women鈥檚 launches.
VR Day
Gray Area Art + Technology 路 11am 路 $30
Immerse yourself in contemporary cinema and cutting-edge production technology at VR Day, a pilot program at this year鈥檚 Festival designed to showcase emergent storytellers in virtual reality filmmaking. Held at Gray Area Art + Technology鈥攐ne of the nation鈥檚 leading electronic arts and performance venues鈥攖his day-long program will bring together leading artists creating VR work that propels the medium forward while addressing social and cultural issues.
Giant Spring Succulent Sale
Succulent Obsession 路 7am 路 Free
Join us during our huge community garage sale! We will be selling tons of succulents, glassware, pottery, fairy garden items, wreath forms and more! Bring a basket or box to hold your treasures! We have been growing and propagating, come see all the beautiful plants we will have to offer!
O.S. 1 - Emma Fineman
The Great Highway Gallery 路 6pm 路 $40
Emma Fineman has received numerous awards and scholarships including the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Presidential Fellowship, the MICA Presidential Scholarship, the MICA Foundation Scholarship, and the MICA Recognition Award. Opening reception starts at 6pm.
San Franpsycho x Kinda Fancy Pool Party
Phoenix Hotel 路 12pm 路 $12
Join San Franpsycho and Kinda Fancy Surf Bikinis for another round of poolside debauchery at SF鈥檚 iconic and always raging Phoenix Hotel. After last year鈥檚 ridiculously rad party, we鈥檙e stoked to return to the Phoenix to celebrate the launch of our second annual Kinda Psycho bikini collaboration. This year we鈥檙e bringing San Francisco鈥檚 very own purveyor of funky disco vibes, Jeffrey Paradise on board to handle DJ duties. We鈥檙e also setting up a rad pool deck pop-up shop featuring a handful of awesome local brands. S T O K E D !
We are thrilled to present sister companies Janus Films and the The Criterion Collection with this year鈥檚 Mel Novikoff Award鈥攁 prize given annually at the San Francisco International Film Festival to an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the film-going public鈥檚 appreciation of world cinema. Join Peter Becker and Jonathan Turell of Janus/Criterion, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen and Variety鈥檚 Scott Foundas for an onstage discussion about the history of the iconic film distributor followed by a screening of the latest Janus/Criterion restoration: The Coen Brothers鈥 directorial debut, Blood Simple.
Sunday May 1
Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley Spring
Patricia鈥檚 Green 路 11am 路 Free
Urban Air Market arrives Sunday, May 1st in Hayes Valley SF on Octavia Street to showcase 130+ sustainable makers! Come by between 11am and 6pm to shop the awesome and unique apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products.聽
Beautiful Chorus Sound Bath
The Center SF 路 7pm 路 $27
Join us as the ladies of Beautiful Chorus sing in waves of harmony and love with the accompaniment of pure chakra toned, crystal singing bowls and gongs.
Monday May 2
San Francisco Opera BRAVO! CLUB Sneak Peek
111 Minna Gallery 路 7pm 路 $40
San Francisco Opera鈥檚 BRAVO! Club is pleased to invite you to a 2016鈥17 Season Preview with David Gockley, General Director, and Matthew Shilvock, General Director Designate at the chic 111 Minna Gallery. Featuring live musical selections performed by the prestigious resident young artists of San Francisco Opera, the Adler Fellows, this exclusive event is a great opportunity for new opera lovers and aficionados alike to get a sneak peek of what鈥檚 to come in 2016 at the San Francisco Opera.
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