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Free Events for Wednesday, January 5, 2000

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This page lists free events taking place in San Francisco. It is broken down into several categories. You can receive a weekly e-mail listing of free events as well. You can also have your event listed for free.


The Exploratorium
Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco's amazing science museum offers something for everyone, even if you slept through high school. Take the kids along and enjoy their excitement as they learn about tornados, mirrors, and sound waves.
10:00am - 09:30pm [Web Page] (415) 563-7337

San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum
Fort Mason Center, Bldg A
This museum showcases traditional and contemporary American and international art work, ranging from local-made violins to clothing made from urban discards in turn-of-the-century japan.
11:00am - 07:00pm (415) 775-0990

Mexican Museum
Fort Mason Center, Bldg D
This museum was the first in America dedicated to collecting, conserving and exhibiting Mexcano and Latino art. Its permanent collection boasts over 9,000 pieces.
12:00pm - 07:00pm (415) 441-0404

SF African American Historical and Cultural Society
Fort Mason Center, Bldg C
This organization is preserving the history and culture of African Americans. Founded in 1955, it includes a listening room where you can hear the lectures of Howard Thurman.
11:00am - 07:00pm (415) 441-0640

Museo Italoamericano
Fort Mason, Bldg C
The Museo features regularly rotating exhibits, as well as a small permanent collection, including works by a number of prominent painters and sculptors. On long-term loan is Elefante, a bronze elephant by Bufano.
12:00pm - 07:00pm [Web Page] (415) 673-2200

M.H. De Young Memorial Museum
Golden Gate Park
Set in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is San Francisco's oldest public museum, dating back to the 1894 Midwinter Exposition. The de Young Museum houses an acclaimed American art collection as well as fascinating exhibitions of African art, Oceanic art, textile arts, and pre-Columbian art from the Americas.
10:00pm - 04:45pm [Web Page] (415) 863-3330

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Golden Gate Park
The Asian Art Museum is the largest museum in the western world exclusively devoted to the arts and cultures of Asia. The Asian's permanent collections represent over 40 Asian countries spanning 6,000 years of history.
09:30am - 04:00pm [Web Page] (415) 379-8801

California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
The Academy of Sciences includes the Natural History Museum, the Steinhart Aquarium, and the Morrison Planetarium. From dinosaurs to earthquakes, alligators to pendulums, the academy has it all.
10:00am - 05:00pm [Web Page] (415) 750-7145

Concerts, Plays and Films

The Grouprojection -- Open Reel night at Yakety Yak
679 Sutter Street (between Mason & Taylor)
The Grouprojection is a casual setting for exposure, connections, and maybe a hoot or two. Link up with local artists and show your shine or watch another's. Yakety Yak is a hub for the creative and the observers of your talent. Come and see the light of San Francisco's artists projected on Yakety Yak every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Film/Video artists: Bring your original work to be screened on VHS, 16mm or Super 8.
07:00pm [E-Mail] (415) 351-2090

Readings and Lectures

Katherine Russell Rich: The Red Devil
Clean Well-Lighted, 601 Van Ness Avenue
Katherine Russell Rich was a thirty-two year old magazine editor living the good life in NYC when she was diagnosed with metastic breast cancer. The Red Devil: To Hell with Cancer - and Back is a different kind of illness memoir; it is hip, edgy, excruciatingly honest and, at moments, laugh-out-loud funny.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 441-6670

Dr. Alan Rubin: Diabetes for Dummies
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
In the United States alone, about 16 million people suffer from diabetes and almost half of them don't realize it. San Francisco physician Alan Rubin's new book, "Diabetes for Dummies," provides welcome advice and support for those facing the challenges of this chronic disease. Rubin addresses the whole person with a comprehensive approach for not merely surviving, but also living healthy and feeling great.
12:30pm [Web Page] (415) 421-4687

Clubs and Hobbies

Spanish Conversation
Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland Ave.
Works from different Latin American authors are read (a chapter each time) the week before and will be discussed the following week.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 695-5160

Bay Area Internet Users Group
Design Contract Center, 600 Townsend St.
The Bay Area Internet Users Group (BAIUG) offers monthly presentations about current topics related to the Internet. We invite you to use our meetings as a resource and networking opportunity. We offer a table for handouts about your internet related projects, and we welcome announcements about jobs, newly launched sites, and other news for our users.
06:45pm - 09:00pm [Web Page]

Games and Sports

Chess and Checkers Club
Ingleside Branch Library, 387 Ashton Ave.
For children of all ages.
03:30pm [Web Page] (415) 337-4745

Family Game Night
Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland Ave.
Come play Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble (English or Spanish,) Yahtzee, Boggle, and more.
06:00pm - 08:30pm [Web Page] (415) 695-5160

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