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Bruce & Vicki Heyman - The Art of Diplomacy

Tue., June 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

In The Art of Diplomacy, the former US ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, and his partner, Vicki Heyman, spell out why diplomacy and diplomats matter, especially in today’s turbulent times. This dynamic power couple arrived in Canada intent on representing American interests, but they quickly learned that to do so meant representing the shared interests of all citizens—no matter what side of the 49th parallel they happened to live on. 415-927-0960

Audio Tour of Top Historic Buildings in San Francisco

Aug. 18-Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Download the free Geotourist app on your smartphone and take an audio tour of San Francisco's top historic buildings. The tour is created by the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter and features the City's most important structures built before 1950. The tour includes City Hall, visual and performing arts venues, religious temples around the city and in Golden Gate Park. 415-362-7397

Permanent Exhibits

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco Embarcadero

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The family science museum's gigantic new complex is split into six separate gallery sections that focus on human behavior, senses & perception, biology, the environment, and much more — all with the Exploratorium's famously whimsical and interactive features. 415-528-4444

Tactile Dome

Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco Embarcadero

One of the Exploratorium's earliest exhibits — a pitch-black maze designed to heighten one's awareness of the sense of touch — reopens at the new location after a slight redesign. 415-528-4444

Ragtime Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 5 p.m.
Pier 23 Cafe Pier 23, San Francisco Embarcadero

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S.F. FrontRunners' Run

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Ferry Building 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco Embarcadero

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Each week a gay-friendly group of runners meets for a 3-to 5-mile jog from the Embarcadero to Aquatic Park. 415-983-8000

Raphael Bob-Waksberg- Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory

Wed., June 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

From Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of the acclaimed TV series BoJack Horseman, comes Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love. Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability. 415-927-0960

Dan St. Germain

Wed., June 19, 8 p.m., Thu., June 20, 8 p.m., Fri., June 21, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Punch Line 444 Battery, San Francisco Embarcadero

Dan St. Germain has been listed as one of Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch,” was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s Top 10 Great Underrated Comedians, named Time Out NY’s “Comedy Break Out” of 2013, was a Playboy‘s Touring Comic to Watch 2015, and one of Paste Magazine’s 10 Comics That Deserve Their Own Show. 415-397-7573

Once the Musical

Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7-9:15 p.m., Fridays, 8-10:15 p.m., Saturdays, 6-8:15 p.m., Sundays, 3-5:15 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 1-3:15 p.m. Continues through June 30
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson, San Francisco Embarcadero

Buy Tickets$28 - $75

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Based on the 2007 movie, ONCE tells of an Irish musician who learns to love and dream again through a fateful week with a Czech immigrant. Heart-breakingly romantic but also bursting with joy and humor, ONCE features a lively folk score - with the onstage actors playing their own instruments - and is the only score to have won an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier Award. ONCE demonstrates the power that music has to connect us all. 415-255-8207

Circular by Laura Shamas

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sun., June 16, 2 p.m. and Wed., June 19, 7:30 p.m. Continues through June 22
A.C.T. Costume Shop Theater 1117 Market, San Francisco Embarcadero

Buy TicketsAlterTheater offers sliding scale tickets to low-income members of the community; regular tickets: $15-$49.

AlterTheater presents a Kilroys List honorable mention (Best New Plays by Women Writers). When war crashes from Afghanistan through time into Homer’s Odyssey, a battle-scarred soldier seeks refuge in Odysseus’ place of solace. On Circe’s island, a combat doctor and her commanding officer fight against the most treacherous modern and ancient monsters, determined to leave no one behind. 415-454-2787

MAKE: SF Design Week

Thu., June 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25-$45

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On the third Thursday of each month, stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design and collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects during MAKE. This month, the museum is celebrating their unique history as a pop-up museum and going offsite with MAKE as one of the exhibitors of SF Design Week’s Design Hub at Pier 27! Swing by the MAKE installation to explore 15 years of Museum of Craft and Design, including several hands-on interactives designed around their current exhibitions, “Material Domestication” and “Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey". 415-773-0303

Quiz Night

Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.
Elephant and Castle 424 Battery, San Francisco Embarcadero

Team trivia game. 415-268-3900

Best of San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy

Fridays, 8 p.m.

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18+ local comedy showcase. 415-781-3893

Ferry Plaza Saturday Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Ferry Building 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco Embarcadero

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Tomatoes, bell peppers, and jalapeño. Three examples of things that are nearly impossible to grow in this city -- even in the Mission sun. But fear not, you don't have to cut them out of your diet or resort to a supermarket. Every Saturday morning, growers from around the Bay Area and beyond gather at the Ferry Building with the best of their harvests. You don't need to bring a lot of money, but you might want to bring a backpack. 415-983-8000

Mareya Ibrahim - Eat Like You Give a Fork

Sat., June 22, 12-1:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

Eat Like You Give a Fork, by Maryea Ibrahim outlines eighty recipes that support eight essential nutritional strategies to help you look and feel amazing. Remake your kitchen, your taste buds, your body, and your energy level with honest, transparent and easy-to-understand recipes. Core meal planning and preparation techniques from Ibrahim's Facebook Live show save time, money and sanity. 415-927-0960

West Coast Live

Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Ferry Building 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco Embarcadero

Weekly radio show featuring local and touring acts including authors, musicians, and comedians, with host Sedge Thomson. 664-9500

Saturday Cinema

Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco Embarcadero

Weekly thematic film screenings presented in the Kanbar Forum by the Exploratorium's Cinema Arts program. 415-528-4444

Full-Spectrum Science

Fourth Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. and Fourth Sunday of every month, 11 a.m., 2 & 3:30 p.m.
Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco Embarcadero

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The Full-Spectrum Science series with Ron Hipschman blasts visitors into an interactive learning experience on the fourth Thursday and Sunday of every month. The Exploratorium has received praise for its "eccentrically original" exhibits since its 1969 inception, emphasizing a playful approach that makes learning a lot less scary, a little more mad-scientist. Hipschman, a resident scientist at the museum, does all this and a little more: his bimonthly installments attempt to answer questions we all have about physical phenomena, from the highest pitch detectable to a human ear to the yardstick measurability of a sound. His first principle: have a great time. 415-528-4444

SF Comedy Showcase

Sundays, 8 p.m.
Punch Line 444 Battery, San Francisco Embarcadero

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Weekly roundup of local laughmakers. 415-397-7573

Tanja Hester - Work Optional

Mon., June 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you're good at math and budgeting-or not! Work Optional is more than just a financial plan: it's a plan for your whole life-designed by you, not by an employer or clients. 415-927-0960

Matt McCarthy - Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Wed., June 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

Physician and researcher Matt McCarthy is at the forefront of a clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs--bacteria that are resistant to drugs. Serving as the backdrop for his page-turning Superbugs, the results of this trial concern the future of humanity. 415-927-0960

Will Durst

Wed., June 26, 8 p.m., Thu., June 27, 8 p.m., Fri., June 28, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. and Sat., June 29, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Punch Line 444 Battery, San Francisco Embarcadero

Outraged and outrageous, Durst is as current as today's headlines, as accurate as a sniper, and universally acknowledged by even his peers as the nation's foremost political comic. A Midwestern baby boomer with a media-induced identity crisis, Durst, according to the New York Times is "quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today." This equal opportunity offender is exceptionally adept at swatting both partisan political piñatas upside their heads. 415-397-7573

Doug Meyer - Heroes: A Tribute

Thu., June 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

In Heroes: A Tribute, artist Doug Meyer celebrates the lives and accomplishments of creative pioneers who were victims of HIV/AIDS in the early years of the epidemic. Brilliant figures from the worlds of art, design, film, and dance are honored in this art book—people such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Rudolph Nureyev, Freddie Mercury, Rock Hudson, John Duka, Tina Chow, Klaus Nomi, Halston, and Angelo Donghia. 415-927-0960

Isaac Bentwich - The Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Times

Fri., June 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

Isaac Bentwich now invites readers on an inner journey to unleash our full potential as we face these unique and turbulent times. Just as Arjuna and Krishna were on the “battlefield of the soul”, Bentwich suggests that this “ancient inner guide is more relevant than ever in addressing the unique challenges we face in the modern world.” The purpose of Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Times, his new translation, is to make the Bhagavad Gita more accessible and relevant to contemporary readers. 415-927-0960

Leticia Landa - We Are La Cocina

Sat., June 29, 1-2:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

In We Are La Cocina, La Cocina’s first cookbook, more than 50 successful La Cocina entrepreneurs share their inspiring narratives—and their delicious recipes! Leticia Landa is deputy director of La Cocina. 415-927-0960

Native Elements

Last Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
Pier 23 Cafe Pier 23, San Francisco Embarcadero

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A TRUE 2 Drink 2uesday - Hosted by Nicole Blue

Tue., July 2, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Punch Line 444 Battery, San Francisco Embarcadero

Buy Tickets$17.50 - $25.00

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This could be one of the last Known, Unknown Comedy Shows at this Iconic Club before they possible move from this historical location. Please come out and support these struggling unknown comedians that want to be known. 415-397-7573

Amal El-Mohtar - This Is How You Lose the Time War

Tue., July 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Book Passage 1 Ferry Building Ste. 42, San Francisco Embarcadero

This Is How You Lose the Time War begins among the ashes of a dying world. An agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning author, editor, and critic. 415-927-0960

Special Pier Pressure SF Pre-4th July Yacht Party

Wed., July 3, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Hornblower Cruises Pier 3, San Francisco Embarcadero

Buy Tickets$29-$195

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Kick off your Fourth of July celebration in style aboard a luxury yacht. Enjoy gorgeous views of the glittering skyline as you explore the spacious and comfortable San Francisco Spirit. Hit up multiple dance floors where live DJs spin hot tracks. Grab a drink at the fully stocked bar and head out to the bow or up to the sky deck and feel the night breeze with that special someone. It's the perfect start to your Independence Day. So dress to impress, grab your group of friends, and come out to the Pier Pressure Pre-4th July Yacht Party. 415-573-0740

After Dark

First Thursday of every month, 6-10 p.m.
Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco Embarcadero

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Leave the kids at home — this monthly party features adult-themed science programs, performances, and cocktails. Y'know, stuff grown-ups like. Ages 18+ only. 415-528-4444

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