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July Calendar of Events

  

Future Flashes

Eric Eichorn, Calendar Editor

Codes: ACW all children welcome; BYOB bring your own beverage; CO clothing optional; C/D cat/dog at residence; FE fictitious event; FFE fragrance-free event; FFO finger food only; LCR light carpet rules (no red wine or other staining substances; can also mean no shoes); MO members only; NC no children; NPC, PC no public calendar, public calendar; NMPCW new members, prospects, and candidates welcome; NS, S, S/NS, SO no smoking, smoking, provisions for both, smoking outside; NXM not exclusively Mensa event; RSE regularly scheduled event; WBC well behaved children; WCD, WCE, WCI, WCP wheelchairs difficult, easy, impossible, possible. RSEs are reprinted verbatim unless an update is received by the deadline for the issue in which a change is requested. Note: Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Web Calendar: Our policy is not to list events on the Web calendar unless requested to do so by inclusion of the “PC” (“public calendar”) code. If the PC code is not included, your event will default to NPC (no public calendar) and will not be included in the Web calendar. Home addresses (and directions to same) are not listed on the Web, but city and contact information such as telephone and email are unless requested otherwise. MeetUp: SFRM maintains a MeetUp group for events announced on short notice. See www.meetup.com/SFMensa.

To List Your Event: Length limit: 120 words. Submit items to the Calendar Editor at calendar@sfmensa.org. Items must be received by the deadline listed in the calendar to guarantee inclusion. Items must include host’s name, date and time, location, and applicable codes (above), and should also include phone (including area code) or email address. Notices are published on a space-available basis subject to the discretion of the Calendar Editor. The policy for inclusion in the calendar is based on the SFRM bylaws.

 

Weekly Events

Every Thursday

12:30p     Mountain View Lunch Bunch. We meet at Sweet Tomatoes, 1040 Grant Rd., 94040 (at the corner of Oak Lane). From El Camino Real and Grant Rd., turn south on Grant, take the first right on Oak Lane and the first left into the parking lot. Look for us at the far end of the restaurant. Claire Taylor, (650) 494-6697. PC, NMPCW (RSE Th)

7:30p     Brainstormer Trivia League Play. Have fun displaying your knowledge! Join our team Rocket Surgeons for dinner and a chance to win gift cards. RSVP to save a seat. It is at Danville Station Firehouse Bar & Grill, 340 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526, (925) 838-8800. Hosted by Dan Phillips, umpolung13/a/t/yahoo.com or (304) 975-0066. PC, ACW, NMPCW, NS, NXM, WCP (RSE Th)

 

Date-specific Events

June 30 – Tuesday

11:30a     Lunch in Concord at China Wall Buffet, 1673 Willow Pass Rd., Concord 94520, near the South end of the large Park and Shop Center. Fry’s Electronics is located nearby, as are 99¢ Only Store, 99 Ranch Market, and Grocery Outlet, so make a day of it. Close to CA Rte. 242 and I-680 and two miles from CA Rte. 4. Come and have lunch and spend time with Mensa friends, plus any family and friends that you wish to invite to join us. We’ll meet in the large separate dining room, which is on the right side of the restaurant, halfway toward the rear where the food serving area is located. If possible, let me know you are coming as it helps us early birds know how many tables and chairs to have available. Plenty of free, unlimited parking in front of restaurant. Contact Mary Bradshaw at (925) 376-0762 or MaryBradsh/a/t/aol.com. PC, NMPCW

7p     Brainstormer Pub Quiz. See July 14. (RSE Alt Tu)

July 1 – Wednesday

11:30a     Math Lovers’ Lunch. Chef’s Chinese Food, 233 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito 94530 (close to the El Cerrito BART station), (510) 525-8737. A table will be reserved. All adults who enjoy discussing mathematics (at any level) are welcome. Our discussions are wide-ranging and are not confined to mathematical subjects. Please try to come at 11:30a sharp, but come anyway if, for some reason, you may be a few minutes late. Kevin Langdon, (510) 524-0345, kevin.langdon/a/t/polymath-systems.com. PC, NS, NMPCW, NXM, WCE (RSE 1 W)

6p     Monthly Chat and Chew for Fresno-Madera at Yosemite Falls Cafe, 5123 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno 93710. It’s north of Shaw Ave. on the west side of Blackstone Ave.Beverages, appetizers, and dinner are your responsibility. Join us for an evening of invigorating and occasionally esoteric conversation. Questions? Contact Jan Drenth at (559) 435-1078 or fresno-madera/a/t/sfmensa.org. PC, NC, NMPCW (RSE 1 W)

7p     East Bay Science Cafe. A free gathering featuring UC Berkeley scientists in an informal discussion of interesting and relevant scientific issues, promoting a casual evening of conversation. At Restaurant Cafe Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave., Albany 94706. Please contact Roberta Maguire to make sure she is in town at (510) 292-6370 or robertamaguire/a/t/hotmail.com. PC, ACW, NMPCW, NS, NXM, (RSE 1 W)

3 – Friday

6p     GenY First Friday Oakland Art & Pub Night. Come enjoy art, bands, food, and spirits near the 19th St. BART Station. The event is on Telegraph Ave. from West Grand Ave. to 27th St. If you’re new to the area, or want to get out and meet new people, this will be a good place to begin. First Fridays offers $10 to $20 meals, regular priced drinks, and plenty of music and art. We will be meeting at 6p at the Telegraph Bar and Beer Garden located at 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland 94612. The art walk itself closes at 9:30p, but the bars and some restaurants close at last call. So come out for your weekend celebrations. Contact Spencer Rodgers at (415) 699-7152, or pencive/a/t/aol.com for more information. To see their “About Us”, visit oaklandfirstfridays.org/ABOUT. PC, NC, SO, WCE (RSE 1 F)

6p     Movies That Matter: Ida (2013). Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. She discovers that she has been lied to about her heritage, even her name. She and her newly discovered aunt set off on a journey to solve the mystery of Anna’s past. Questions of faith and politics are addressed and the film is beautifully shot in black and white, adding substance to the spare dialogue and plot. Join us for an evening of pizza, picture and a chance for thoughtful discussion. Pizza 6p, film 6:45p. Movies shown on 58" plasma TV. For pizza, let us know your preference, meat or veggie. (510) 451-3009, daniel/a/t/joyfulharmony.org. Hosted in Oakland by Daniel Neumayer and Gwendolyn Rothman, Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and directions: joyfulharmony.org/wordpress/index.php/contact. PC, NS, NXM (RSE 1,3 F)

     First Friday in Danville will not meet in July. We’ll be at the AG in Louisville, and hope to see you there. First Friday will return on August 7. PC (RSE 1 F)

4 – Saturday

6p     Start The Month Right. It’s barbecue time! At Elna and Adrian Tymes’ home in Mountain View. Come celebrate the 35th year and longest running monthly social event in all of American Mensa (at Elna’s home every month since 1981)! Potluck dinner, unstructured socializing, games, and talk. You provide your own meat to grill, plus bring salad, bread, or dessert to share and YOB. $1 donation requested. No reservations needed. Info (650) 969-6650. Guests of Mensans must be accompanied by the member. PC, SO, WBC, WCD, C/D. (RSE 1 Sat)

5 – Sunday

4p     Albany Hill Hike. Join us for a one-hour scenic and historic hike up and around Albany Hill 94706. The trail is steep in spots, but the views are expansive. Off-leash dogs are fine. Special bonus: We have scheduled the Sather Tower Solar Beacon to shine directly upon us as we arrive at the top of the hill. Meet under Pacific East Mall Jumbotron just behind the bus stop on the east side of Pierce St. between Central Ave. in El Cerrito and Washington Ave. in Albany. Free parking is available in the mall lot. Seven tenths of a mile from El Cerrito Plaza BART station. Please contact Roberta Maguire to make sure she is in town at robertamaguire/a/t/hotmail.com or (510) 292-6370. PC, ACW, NMPCW, NS, WCI, NXM (RSE 1 Su)

7 – Tuesday

6p     Tuesday Tipplers. We meet at San Rafael Joe’s, 931 4th St., San Rafael 94901. Join us for drinks and conversation in the bar at 6p and stay for dinner at 7p. Park on the street or in the city garage at Lootens Pl. and 3rd St. (the restaurant has a back door to the garage). Carole Taylor, caroleptaylor/a/t/sbcglobal.net or (415) 454-9453. PC (RSE 1 Tu)

6:17p         Berkeley-Oakland Restaurant Group (BORG). NOTE ONE-TIME CHANGE OF DAY AND WEEK. Assimilate delicious food and interesting conversation at a good restaurant somewhere in the central East Bay. E-mail or call ahead for the location. Reservation deadline is 6p Monday, July 6, by e-mail or phone so we have a table large enough for everyone. Well-behaved non-Mensans welcome. Please bring cash. Cathy Roha, catroha/a/t/gmail.com, (510) 845-1833. PC, NMPCW (RSE 2 W)

     Intelligencer Deadline. Deadline for calendar events, advertising, members’ free ads, and all other content. See page 2 of the SFRM Intelligencer for information pertaining to general Intelligencer submissions, and the first page of the calendar for information on submitting events. (RSE Tu after 1 Sa)

9 – Thursday

11:45a       South Bay Lunch. Meet at Hick’ry Pit, 980 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell 95008, across from The Pruneyard just west of Bascom Ave. Their phone is (408) 371-2400. Full menu and other info are online at hickrypit.com/CampbellOpen.htm. Sandra Anderson, (408) 621-1273. PC, NMPCW, WCE (RSE 2,4 Th)

5:30p       Tulare-Kings Area Mensans will return to Panera Bread, 4103 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia 93277 for coffee, bagels, pastries and/or dinner, as well as stimulating conversation. Questions? Contact Steve Pastis at (559) 280-9774 or tulare-kings/a/t/sfmensa.org. PC (RSE 2 Th)

6:30p       Harmony Art Showcase. Open mic. Open to all spectators and all un-amplified performers, musicians, painters, dancers, poets, quilters, felters, etc. Any and all artists of any age, gender, race. Hosted by Gwendolyn Rothman, 565 Bellevue Ave. #2408, Oakland 94610, one block off Grand Ave. at Perkins St. For map, directions, and public transit info go to joyfulharmony.org and click on “Contact Us”. Performers please note: RSVP is required by the preceding Friday. E-mail phonegwendolyn/a/t/gmail.com or text to (510) 541-1262. Give your name, the title and genre of your production, and anything else you want said in your introduction. Performers will have up to 5 minutes each. PC, NS, NXM (RSE 2 Th)

10 – Friday

     Mid-Month Mex. Tito’s is closed for vacation. This month only, Mid-Month Mex is postponed to the fourth Friday. See July 24. (RSE 2 F)

7p     GenX Food and Movie Night. Join us for dinner at 7p at Osha Thai at 149 2nd St., San Francisco 94105, followed by a movie at a local theater. As ever, all ages are welcome. The only requirement is the manners your mother taught you, and that includes RSVPs. If you have trouble finding us, call my number; it’s a cell. For more info, contact Cathy at (415) 730-5711 or mulfordc/a/t/alumni.princeton.edu. PC, NMPCW (RSE 2 F)

11 – Saturday

10a     Smart Meditation. Let’s meditate together. The three kinds will be explained. Practice sitting, standing, and strolling. We will explore scientific literature demonstrating that meditation enhances cognitive functioning and promotes neuroplasticity. Q&A is followed by unstructured socializing. We meet in San Carlos. RSVP to David at bezanpsy3506/a/t/hotmail.com for address. See the MeetUp page at meetup.com/SmartMeditation/ for more information. PC, NMPCW, NS, NXM, WBC (RSE 2 Sa)

3p     Big Ideas Reading Group: (PLEASE NOTE ONGOING TIME CHANGE.) Explaining the Computational Mind by Marcin Milkowski. Milkowski argues that the mind can be explained computationally because it is itself computational – whether it engages in mental arithmetic, parses natural language, or processes the auditory signals that allow us to experience music. Defending the computational explanation against objections to it – from John Searle and Hilary Putnam in particular – Milkowski writes that computationalism is here to stay. This will be followed by our 6th Year Celebration Dinner Party at a nearby restaurant. For August 8, also at Le Boulanger: Entanglement – The Unlikely Story of How Scientists, Mathematicians, and Philosophers Proved Einstein’s Spookiest Theory by Amir D. Aczel. We are meeting this month at Le Boulanger, 20488 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino 95014, in front of Cypress Hotel at the corner of De Anza Blvd. Parking in garage and next door. Meetings go for about 2 hours. For further information about BIRG see sfmensa.org/groups/BIRG.html. For questions and directions please contact Chris Boyd at snoboyd/a/t/sbcglobal.net. PC, NMPCW, NXM (RSE 2 Sa)

7p     Game Night in Hercules. Join Lilley and Tony Mazy for fun and games in the Northern East Bay! We’re playing word games, card games, board games, all kinds of fast-action social games (not long strategy games). Choose from our (somewhat limited) shelf of games or bring your own fast-action social games. Lilley and I will have some light refreshments, but please bring a snack to share. The fun is in the quiet bedroom community of Hercules, about one mile south of where Highways CA-4 and I-80 meet, near the West end of Hercules Ave. For more information or directions, contact Tony at tony/a/t/mazy.us or (925) 785-5178. RSVPs, preferably by e-mail, are much appreciated. Members only, except for member-escorted guests. PC, FFE, NC, NS, WCD (RSE 2 Sa)

13 – Monday

11:30a      Monday Munchers. Rising up from the old Ethnic Dinner, we’re a lunch group in Marin dedicated to trying different restaurants. This month we visit Panchitos Mexican Restaurant, 667 Del Ganado Rd., San Rafael 94903, (415) 472-6766, www.panchitosrestaurant.com. RSVP by Thursday, July 9 to Elizabeth Calaway at (415) 456-9220 or elizterrycalaway/a/t/aol.com. PC (RSE 2 M)

6:30p       Palo Alto Dining. Join Susan Heimlich as she dines at Patxi’s Pizza, a restaurant serving deep dish and thin crust pizzas. They are located at 441 Emerson St., 94301, off University Ave. Feel free to make yourself a part of the group. To reserve, contact Susan at (650) 325-8078 or at Susan.Heimlich/a/t/gmail.com by July 11. Ask for Susan, and please bring cash. For last minute changes call (650) 714-4972. PC, NMPCW.

14 – Tuesday

7p     Brainstormer Pub Quiz. Do you like trivia? Join our Transcendental Pi team for dinner and a chance to win some delicious microbrews. Quiz begins promptly at 7:30p. RSVP to save a seat. Pyramid Alehouse, 901 Gilman St., Berkeley 94710, (510) 528-9880. Entrance and parking on 8th St. side. Hosted by Jonathan Felder, jonathan.felder/a/t/gmail.com. PC, ACW, NMPCW, NS, NXM, WCP (RSE Alt Tu)

15 – Wednesday

5:30p       San Francisco Pub Get-Together. Stop by after work or, if you don’t work downtown, just come anyway. All Mensans and their guests are welcome, provided that they are at least 21. At Patriot House in 2 Embarcadero Center (Sacramento St. between Front St. and Davis St.), SF 94111. Take the inside escalator to the 3rd floor, then turn right. Look for the Mensa logo on our table or ask one of the waitresses to find us. Starting at 5:30p, but arrive when you can and leave when you’re ready. We should be there until at least 10p. They have a Happy Hour until 6p, which resumes at 10p. RSVP preferred on Mensa’s Meetup site at www.meetup.com/SFMensa, less preferred by e-mail to Barry Krasner at bwkbwk/a/t/pacbell.net. If you find that you can’t come after RSVPing “Yes”, please change your RSVP to “No” before the event takes place. PC, NC, NS, NXM (RSE 3W)

7:30p        GenX South Bay Pub Quiz. Join us at Katie Bloom’s, 369 East Campbell Ave., Campbell 95008. The quiz starts at 7:30p, but come early to secure a table and have some dinner. RSVP helpful but not required. Corey Coughlin, (408) 499-9491 or coreyjc/a/t/comcast.net. PC, NMPCW, NXM, WCP (RSE W after 2 F)

17 – Friday

6p     Movies That Matter: Nightcrawler (2014) is billed as a taut thriller, and it is. But it is more than that – it is an exploration of television news, how it works, why it is what it is, and the harm it does. Jake Gyllenhaal is amazing as Lou Bloom, a thief and conman who finds his natural place filming crime, accidents, and other mayhem. As time goes on, he becomes part of the stories he is filming for the 11 PM news. There’s a lot more to the 11 PM news than, “if it bleeds, it leads.” This film underscores how fear, racism, and classism determine what you see on your local late news. Join us for an evening of pizza, picture, and a chance for thoughtful discussion. Pizza 6p, film 6:45p. Movies shown on 58" plasma TV. For pizza, let us know your preference, meat or veggie. (510) 451-3009, daniel/a/t/joyfulharmony.org. Hosted in Oakland by Daniel Neumayer and Gwendolyn Rothman, Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and directions: joyfulharmony.org/wordpress/index.php/contact. PC, NS, NXM (RSE 1,3 F)

7p      Movie Night in Orinda: Chef (2014). Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl’s ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. With his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy’s tech savvy and Martin’s enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way. Written by Jon Favreau. Come about 7p and we’ll start the movie at 7:30p. Enjoy an evening with Mensa friends and you’re always welcome to bring a guest. Please bring something to share. It is not a dinner, but salads are welcome, as are hors d’oeuvres, fruit, dessert and light colored beverages (no chips). Please reserve your seat with Mary Bradshaw, (925) 376-0762 or MaryBradsh/a/t/aol.com. PC, NMPCW (RSE 3 F)

18 – Saturday

9:30a     Mensa Testing in Sunnyvale. See www.sfmensa.org/info/testing.html for information. PC

2p     SFRM Presents: Memory Training for Professionals. In this fun and interactive presentation, U.S. Memory Champion Chester Santos, “The International Man of Memory,” will help you to develop your most valuable business asset: your brain! During this short program, you will receive an overview of effective memory techniques for remembering names to help build better business relationships and get more out of networking. Everyone will leave this presentation with sharper minds and a solid foundation in exercises and techniques that will benefit them throughout their careers and personal lives. We’ll begin with a social half hour and light refreshments at 2p, start the talk at 2:30p, followed by Q&A. New members are especially welcome! We’ll be meeting in The Center at St. Andrews School, 13601 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga 95070. For more information, contact Daniel Chang at mal3/a/t/sfmensa.org. PC, NMPCW, WCE, NS

7p     South Bay Games Night returns to the home of Barbara and Tom Canup in south San Jose. We supply a variety of board, word and card games, or you can bring your own favorite. Please bring a snack to share and your choice of beverage. New players are especially welcome. Contact Barbara at (408) 225-6068 or treasurer/a/t/sfmensa.org. PC, C, BYOB, NMPCW, SO, WCP (RSE 3 Sa)

19 – Sunday

11:30a      Peninsula Sunday Brunch. Greet old friends and meet new ones when you join us at Le Boulanger for brunch, 622 Laurel St., San Carlos 94070. One block from San Carlos train station off San Carlos Ave. Questions? Call Adele before Sunday at (650) 752-4684. PC, NMPCW, WCE (RSE 3 Su)

12:45p     Harmony Health Circle: EFT for Eye Health, Part 1. We shall use the emotional freedom technique to gain a new perspective on eye health and vision. We will learn some exercises in our first session, which we can practice at home for a week. Join us at noon for refreshments. The Health Circle meets at The Park Bellevue Tower #2408, 565 Bellevue Ave., Oakland 94610 (on Lake Merritt). Hosted by Gwendolyn Rothman, M.D., (510) 451-3009, Gwendolyn/a/t/JoyfulHarmony.org. Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and directions to our new location, with free parking info, at joyfulharmony.org/wordpress/index.php/contact. PC, NS, NXM (RSE 3,4 Su)

21 – Tuesday

7:30p     Intelligencer Peel and Stick. Come help mail the Intelligencer. I’ll provide snacks and drinks. Held at the home of Gary Koerzendorfer, 1541 Market St., Santa Clara 95050. (408) 246-7456. PC, NS, C (RSE Tu after 3 Sa)

23 – Thursday

11:45a     South Bay Lunch. See July 9. (RSE 2,4 Th)

24 – Friday

6:30p       Mid-Month Mex (MMMex). (NOTE ONE-TIME CHANGE OF WEEK.) We meet, eat, and rest our feet at Tito’s, 15508 E. 14th St., San Leandro 94578, 1500’ NE of the exact geographic center of the Bay Area. Twixt 580 and 880, and close to Bay Fair BART, this is where Mensans meet in the middle and go “MMM!” Come for the Mensans and the margaritas (or just for the Mensans), along with a marvelous Mexican meal after 7p. Co-hosted by Hank Stephenson, hank888/a/t/earthlink.net or (415) 793-0300 cell, and Peter Midnight. Come see why Tito’s has been there for more than 50 years, directly across E. 14th St. from Bayfair Mall. We’ll see you at Tito’s! PC, WCE, NMPCW, NC, SO, NXM (RSE 2 F)

25 – Saturday

6p     SFRM Pizza Party in San Francisco. The ExComm is hosting a 2-hour get-together at Pizza Orgasmica for current Mensa members only. The restaurant is located on the street level, and in the rear, of Embarcadero Center #2, at Clay and Front Streets, 94111. We provide the pizza; you buy your own beverage(s). Space is very limited, so RSVPs are REQUIRED. To reserve your space, e-mail Barry Krasner at membership/a/t/sfmensa.org. If you later find that you can’t attend after RSVPing, please e-mail Barry right away so that someone can take your place. MO, PC

7p     East Bay Game Night. Join us for fun and games in the East Bay! We’re playing word games, card games, board games, all kinds of fast-action social games (not long strategy games). Choose from my shelves of games or bring your own fast-action social games. Please also bring a snack to share. The fun is in Oakland. For more information or directions, contact Alan at alan.winson/a/t/gmail.com or (510) 653-2685. Please park 4 cars in my driveway. Free street parking is available in the neighborhood; don’t give up! PC, NMPCW, NS, WCP (RSE last Sa)

26 – Sunday

12:45p     Harmony Health Circle: EFT for Eye Health, Part 2. When we come back for part two, we shall “see” whether our vision has changed in any way. Also we will look for additional insights into our visual potential. Join us at noon for refreshments. The Health Circle meets at The Park Bellevue Tower #2408, 565 Bellevue Ave., Oakland 94610 (on Lake Merritt). Hosted by Gwendolyn Rothman, M.D., Gwendolyn/a/t/JoyfulHarmony.org, (510) 451-3009. Harmony Center for the Joyful Spirit. Map and directions to our new location, with free parking info, at joyfulharmony.org/wordpress/index.php/contact. PC, NS, NXM (RSE 3,4 Su)

28 – Tuesday

7p     Brainstormer Pub Quiz. See July 14. (RSE Alt Tu)

30 – Thursday

11:30a      Lunch in Pleasant Hill at Sweet Tomatoes. Located at 40A Crescent Drive, 94523, about 2 blocks west of I-680 and 1 block west of Contra Costa Blvd. Come a little earlier for best parking choices. Meet at the restaurant’s entrance, or look for us at a large table that some of us early birds will secure for our group. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat healthy and delicious lunch. And also, enjoy a good measure of interesting conversation on any and all subjects. You are always encouraged to invite friends or family members to join us. Crescent Drive, which fronts the restaurant, mostly has parking for only an hour. But nearby streets lave longer time limits, and there is a free multistory garage across from the movie theater. Questions? Mary Bradshaw (925) 376-0762. PC, NMPCW

31 – Friday

5:30p     GenY Last Friday Pub Night. Come enjoy food and spirits at Tap 415 in the Westfield Mall at 845 Market St., San Francisco 94103, connected to the Powell St. BART/Muni Station. If you’re new to the area, or want to get out and meet new people, this will be a good place to begin. Tap 415 offers $10 to $20 meals, regular priced drinks, and a room for the sports enthusiasts to keep up with the games. Show up at 5:30p if you’d like to get there for happy hour. They close at 9p, so come out and then head to whatever else you have planned for your weekend celebrations. Contact Spencer Rodgers at pencive/a/t/aol.com for more information. PC, NC, NS, WCE (RSE last F)

 

FUTURE FLASHES

August 1 – Saturday

6p     Start The Month Right. See July 4. (RSE 1 Sa)

2 – Sunday

4p     Albany Hill Hike. See July 5. (RSE 1 Su)

4 – Tuesday

6p     Tuesday Tipplers. See July 7. (RSE 1 Tu)

     Intelligencer Deadline. See July 7. (RSE Tu after 1 Sa)

5 – Wednesday

11:30a      Math Lovers’ Lunch. See July 1. (RSE 1 W)

6p     Monthly Chat and Chew for Fresno-Madera. See July 1. (RSE 1 W)

7p     East Bay Science Cafe. See July 1. (RSE 1 W)

7 – Friday

6p     GenY First Friday Oakland Art & Pub Night. See July 3 (RSE 1 F)

6p     Movies That Matter. See July3. (RSE 1,3 F)

6:30p     First Friday in Danville returns. (RSE 1 F)

8 – Saturday

10a     Smart Meditation. See July 11. (RSE 2 Sa)

3p     Big Ideas Reading Group. See July 11. (RSE 2 Sa)

7p     Game Night in Hercules. See July 11. (RSE 2 Sa)