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Free Events for Wednesday, December 1, 1999

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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

Yerba Buena Island
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
Micael Wood will focus on the rare plants and plant communities of this island.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 554-9604

Raphael Rettner: Vegetarian Cooking...
A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro Street
Dr. Raphael Rettner presents Vegetarian Cooking for People with Allergies. An expert tells all about how to deal with those nasty sniffles and itchy eyes through delicious and easy-to-prepare meals.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 431-0891

Hal Sarf: The Philosophical Cafe
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
Stacey's presents a special event with the director of the Center for Humanities and Contemporary Culture, Dr. Hal Sarf. Dr. Sarf will be leading a lively discussion on the true meaning of that elusive ideal, love. The talk will focus on ideas introduced in a variety of classical texts from Augustine to Rumi. If you enjoy intellectual conversation and the opportunity to explore rich and stimulating topics, join us for The Philosophical Cafe.
12:30pm [Web Page] (415) 421-4687

Gray Brechin: Imperial San Francisco
Clean Well-Lighted, 601 Van Ness Avenue
Providing a literate, myth-shattering interpretation of the hidden costs that the growth of San Francisco has exacted on its surrounding regions, Gray Brechin's urban biography Imperial San Francisco presents a revolutionary new theory of urban development in a lively, accessible style.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 441-6670

Shaping San Francisco 2.0
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.
A launch event for the second edition of Shaping San Francisco, the multimedia exploration of San Francisco's lost history. Executive Director Chris Carlsson will introduce the new edition with a live demonstration of its expanded content, new interface, and tour guide Zeitguy -- an animated and genderless blue bicyclist who gives customized tours through the 1,200 computer screens of the project. Shaping San Francisco is on display by the San Francisco History Center on the 6th floor of the Main Library.
06:00pm - 07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 557-4515

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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