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Curious Picks of the Week - October 22

Curiosity Atlas for iPhone

Great news: you can now get all our Curious Picks - including our workshops - on our new iPhone app. Below is a sampling of the curious Bay Area events and experiences we carefully and lovingly put together for you each and every week!


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TUES 10/22
San Francisco Cemetery Stories at DNA Lounge

THUR 10/24
Bold Italic Yacht Block Microhood Party in The Marina

SAT & SUN 10/26-27
SF Open Studios in the Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights and Noe Valley

SUN 10/27
James of All Trades at Castro Theater

MON 10/28
The Moth MainStage: The Big Bang at Zellerbach Hall

Curious Picks of the Week - October 1, 2013

Every week we'll pick events around town that spark our curiosity. Curious suggestions are welcome here.


TUES 10/1 | 7PM

Intoxicating Spirits: Barley, Scots & Ladies with Axes: Whiskey

•• Join Atlas Obscura as they delve into all things whiskey: from the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791 to the liquor stash that saved the historic heart of San Francisco from the fires of 1906, and from prohibition vigilantes to frozen Antarctic treasures.


WED 10/2 | 7PM

Curiosity Atlas Presents: How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

•• You're invited to our first ever Curious Quarterly to preview our full lineup of fall and “survival” themed workshops. The night will feature hands-on demonstrations from Bay Area experts, makers and artisans, live performances, curious cocktails, and the odd surprise.


THU 10/3 | 6PM

The Drunken Botanist Botanical Cocktail Tour

•• Join author Amy Stewart in an intimate and romantic walk through the Conservatory of Flowers to discover roots, leaves, stems, fruits and flowers that may be used to make intoxicating and delicious beverages.


SAT 10/5 | 12:30PM

Art of Graffiti 1.0

•• Study the history of graffiti and how it changed over time under one of the graff legends!


SUN 10/6 | 9AM

Trail Mix: A Tour of Fruit and Nuts Orchards

•• See grapes being sun-dried into raisins, get a first-hand look at fruit and nut orchards, and eat lunch in a walnut orchard on this CUESA farm tour.


Curious Picks of the Week - August 13, 2013

Every week we'll pick events around town that spark our curiosity. Curious suggestions are welcome here.

THURS 8/15 | 5:30–7:30PM

Game Night

•• Get geeked up for game night! Just show up by yourself or with family and/or friends, and Brain Coaches will get you started on some fun games that will challenge your cranium! 

FRI 8/16 | 6–9PM

La Cocina’s San Francisco Night Market

•• Join La Cocina entrepreneurs and local Bay Area chefs who are collaborating to make delicious eats and experiences from all over the world.

SAT 8/17 | 9:30AM

Shadow Boxes at San Francisco Center for the Book

•• Using the work of Joseph Cornell as inspiration, create a little personal world inside a shadow box.

SUN 8/18 | 11AM–6PM

Urban Air Market

•• Urban Air Market is the largest outdoor design festival in the country and the only independent fashion show focusing on sustainable design.

MON 8/19 | 7–9PM

Monday Night Drop-In Improv Class

•• Come play, bring a friend, and meet new people in Leela's weekly drop-in improv class: The Art of Improvisation! We hear there’s an after party, too...

Curious Picks of the Week - August 6, 2013

Every week we'll pick events around town that spark our curiosity. Curious suggestions are welcome here.

THURS 8/8 | 6–9PM

Tomato Sherpa Launch Party
•• Help to celebrate Tomato Sherpa's Launch. Sample favorite

meals, cooking demonstrations, delicious libations from Tomato Sherpa's Bay Area

friends and other fun surprises!


THURS 8/8 | 6–11PM

Outdoor SF
•• Announcing the 1st Annual Outdoor SF Party. Non-profits and local

brands come together for local music, drink deals, free swag, and most

importantly, to help support a collective of local San Francisco

non-profits, outdoor and lifestyle brands.


THURS 8/8 | 7–9:30PM

Museum of Craft and Design—Etsy Meet & Make Craft Lab
•• Join San Francisco entrepreneur, interior designer, artist, and DIY

expert Kelly Malone in creating moss-on-wood art. Use stencils or

create your own designs to cut and shape moss, then mount it on

reclaimed wood panels. 


SAT 8/10 | 10:30AM–6PM

Performing Diaspora Symposium
•• Leading scholars, elders and artists from across the Bay Area will

gather for a series of thoughtful and challenging conversations that

will contextualize the intersection of traditional arts, contemporary

performance and California’s changing cultural landscape. 

TUES 8/13 | 7–8:30PM

Break Through Creative Block with Good SF
•• Do you ever get stuck when developing new ways to solve problems and

improve your communities? Whatever your mission may be, get inspired

and work through that creative block with a bit of play run by Good





Curious Picks of the Week - July 31, 2013

Every week we'll pick events around town that spark our curiosity. Curious suggestions are welcome here.


How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products

Tuesday, July 30,  6 - 8 pm

Ever thought of starting your own clothing line or opening your own apparel shop? Here’s a thread and thimble class that will teach you everything you need to know to get you started and how to stay local.


Burning Man: The Story Behind Black Rock City

Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 - 8 pm

Burning Man founder Larry Harvey provides an inside peek into what makes Burning Man the phenomenon it’s become.


Unlimited Wine Tasting + Wine History + A Whine History + A Whole Lot More + The Old Mint

Thursday, Aug 1, 6 pm

San Francisco’s wine industry dates back to the 1700s. Find out about its rich and juicy history at The Old Mint.


Intro to Ham Radio Communications Team

Saturday, Aug 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Ham radio or amateur radio gives you ways to use radio transmission for your own projects. Find out more in beginners’ training.


Urban Composting: Garden for the Environment

Saturday, Aug 3, 10 am - 12 pm

This fun, hands-on class teaches methods for backyard and worm composting for home and community gardens.