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Tiffany Zhong
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I constantly get texts like I decided to finally start a weekly newsletter rounding up events I hear about!
Tuesday April 5
Party with the Rabbits
Civic Center Plaza聽路 5pm聽路 Free
Celebrate the arrival of INTRUDE, a large-scale public artwork by Amanda Parer, with 5 inflated and illuminated rabbits, 5 Off the Grid food trucks, beer and wine garden, and music to dance to.
Silent Reading Party
Hotel Rex 路 6pm 路 Free
Bring a book to read in absolute silence. Cocktails and food will be available. Every first Tuesday in the Literary Lounge at Hotel Rex.
Karen X. Cheng, famous for her videos which have over 40 million views and have been featured on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, and Ellen, will be hosting an interactive discussion on creating viral YouTube content, sharing her tips and strategies for creating and marketing viral videos, as well as a Q&A.
Bouquets to Art 2016
de Young Museum聽路 Varies聽路$15-25
April 5-10
See arrangements by some of the most innovative floral designers in the Bay Area and beyond, inspired by works from the de Young鈥檚 permanent collection. Enjoy a lecture, make a reservation for one of the week鈥檚 elegant seated luncheons, and take a chance on the luxury-prize raffle.聽From peonies and Picasso to hydrangeas and Hockney, art and nature come together to spectacular effect during Bouquets to Art, on view in our galleries from April 5th through 10th.

Wednesday April 6
Brain Synchronization
Pivotal Labs 路 6:30pm聽路 $17
Is there a future of true technological telepathy? Research suggests that brains already sync up during social interaction. Dr. Michael Persinger, Mandy Scott, and Brendan Lehman, will present their recent work exploring Excess Correlation, which is a measurable connection between brains, even across long distances.
Spring Gala After Party
Exploratorium 路 8:30pm 路 $100
Explore the museum late at night, play with our unique, hands-on exhibits, and visit one of our many open bars featuring top-shelf libations. Ticket includes an open bar, music and dancing, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and desserts provided by McCalls 鈥 the edible delights include cotton candy, donuts, mini Reubens and hot dogs and Hong Kong noodle salads.聽
Classical Revolution
Awaken Cafe 路 7pm 路 Free
Classical Revolution has presented more than 1000 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible. Performers include Ariel Wang, Lewis Patzner, Sara Chazin, Moses Lei, Jacob Hansen-Joseph, Charith Premawardhana, Jen Mathers, and more.
Hula Hoop Jam
Civic Center Plaza 路 7pm 路 Free
Join us for a (LED) hula hoop jam with the larger than life, glowing bunny art installation near Civic Center on Wednesday, April 6th from 7:00鈥9:00 p.m. Bring your own day hoops and LED hoops. Off the Grid will supply food trucks.聽

Thursday April 7
Daybreaker SF
SOMArts Cultural Center 路 6:30am or 7:30am聽路 $22-37
At Daybreaker, we dance our faces off before work and feel gloriously healthy while doing so. Comes with great dance music, coffee, and breakfast snacks. Unplug. Let loose. Dance.
Moleskine V
Spoke Art 路 6pm 路 Free
Spoke Art is pleased to present the Fifth Annual Moleskine Project - a collective exhibition of artists鈥 sketchbooks from around the world.聽An inside look into the diverse practice of art making, Moleskine V provides viewers and collectors access to a side of the artistic process that is rarely seen, much less formally exhibited.
Meditation as an API
Hack Reactor 路 7pm 路 Free
Interested in Meditation and/or Buddhism? HackReactor tech mentor Chin Yun will teach about a traditional Chinese form called Yi Chuan, which offers meditation in motion, for those of us with sedentary lifestyles looking for a way to do meditation 鈥渙ff the cushion.鈥 With this view we consider meditation (perhaps even religion) as an API of sorts that just comes in many different flavors to get to the same truths in the end.聽
EMoM: What Is Awe And How Does It Influence Our Behavior?
The Embassy Network聽路 8pm聽路 Free聽(suggested $5 donation)
In this salon we will discuss moments of artistic exaltation, spiritual reverence, and intellectual epiphany, fitting them into the research attempting to define awe, its effects on adjacent behaviors, and how it forces us to rearrange our cognitive frameworks.
Artificial Intelligence and Art w/ Jerry Kaplan and Kal Spelletich
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco 路 8pm 路 $15
Hear Jerry and Kal discuss their perspectives on the intersection of art and artificial intelligence, and how humans might leverage this emerging technology creatively, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human. Jerry Kaplan is an expert on AI, a technical innovator, best-selling author, and futurist. Kal Spelletich is an artist who has been experimenting with the interface between humans and technology for over 28 years, and his聽robotic sculptures bring inanimate objects to life.
This workshop provides an introduction to the philosophies and concepts within Chinese medicine. It鈥檚 every Thursday and starts on April 7 and ends May 5. Participants will learn about 鈥淨i鈥 (the life force), acupuncture, Chinese herbs, tongue and pulse diagnosis, yin and yang, 5 elements, and the Chinese concept of internal organs. Discover more about this traditional medicine, which has provided health and relief for over 2,500 years.

Friday April 8
Hayes Valley 5th Birthday
Smitten Ice Cream 路 5pm 路 $5
It鈥檚 been 5 awesome years since we first rolled up the garage door on our shipping container in Hayes Valley. Stop by the shop where it all began for $5 sundaes at 5pm.
Kamila Dmowska Spring Cocktail Party
2985 Pacific Avenue 路 5:30pm 路 Free
Get ready for spring. Enjoy cocktails, fashion discussions, and 20% off for all prints.
Takahata鈥檚 Studio Ghibli
Roxie Theater 路 Varies聽路 $12
April 8-14
To showcase and support Isao Takahata鈥檚 fierce independence, we鈥檒l be hosting screenings of four of his strongest achievements, including Only Yesterday, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbors the Yamadas, and Pom Poko. Throughout his illustrious, varied career, Takahata has repeatedly proven to be unbound by convention or expectations. At all costs, he makes the films he wants to make.

Saturday April 9
Bonfire and Poi Soir茅e
Ocean Beach聽路 6pm聽路 Free (suggested $5 donation)
Free poi class, an amazing bonfire, Fire and LED Poi performers, sunset on the beach, smores, some of your favorite drinks, and amazing music.
SF LGBY Center鈥檚 Soiree 2016
Terra Gallery & Event Venue 路 5pm 路 $95
Please join the San Francisco LGBT Center at our epic 2016 annual city-wide Soiree.聽The queers and allies of San Francisco celebrate the creative power of our community鈥檚 imaginative minds.聽Entertainment curated by Juanita MORE!, food from your favorite SF restaurants, and bars helmed by some of our beloved Castro bartenders.
Transformational Breathwork w/ Alex Rosan
The Center SF 路 6pm 路 $133
Participants lay on their backs for 1.5-2 hours to a designed soundtrack that helps control the pace of breath, which induces a trance like state, entering into the other brainwaves of the mind. Eventually people will begin to have an intensified experience through sensation, visions, memories, and can tap into a collective consciousness.聽

Sunday April 10
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
Japantown 路 10am 路 Free
Shibas everywhere. That is all.聽
Succulent Garden Workshop
Spark Arts 路 2pm 路 $28
You will learn about succulents and how easy they can be to propagate and grow. You鈥檒l have the opportunity to choose from a variety of plants, gravel and choose a container from our selection. Keep your succulent container indoors until warmer weather and then move outside this summer.聽
AcroYoga workshop
Bay Jiu-Jitsu 路 2pm 路 $35-40
Our 1st workshop (Creative Explorations) will cover the fundamentals of AcroYoga, as we play with fun partner exercises, group games, static partner poses, and transitions.聽This workshop will focus on bringing more creativity, fluidity, and grace into our AcroYoga connection.
Our 2nd Workshop (Washing Machines) will help you find greater stability in intermediate poses before moving on to more dynamic washing machines. We鈥檒l work on classic AcroYoga washing machines that will advance your practice and prepare you for higher level acro classes.聽
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- Tiffany
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