Calendar Events Listing

APRIL 2014

The Women’s Building supports the free and non-violent exchange of ideas and differing viewpoints, yet we remain non-partisan and do not endorse any political candidates.

Tuesday, April 1st

Young Women Social Entrepreneurs presents...
YWSE SF Monthly Community Gathering

Mark your calendar! YWSE-San Francisco is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with The Women's Building to host monthly Community Events!
YWSE's Monthly gatherings bring together Bay Area women who are emerging into entrepreneurial and leadership roles with a social purpose. In addition to engaging speakers and workshops, monthly gatherings provide our community with opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and support each other by sharing needs and offers.
YWSE-San Francisco is a community that produces educational and networking events in the Bay Area that empower women to grow as leaders and apply the entrepreneurial skills of creativity and innovation to projects with a social mission.
For us, "young" means young in our business ventures or careers (not age) and we welcome all women involved in or seeking work with a social mission. In the past, our San Francisco chapter's community members have organized events such as hikes, potluck picnics, play outings, and holiday parties; they have helped each other find jobs and housing, become friends and business partners, acted as sounding boards and resources, and had countless adventures.
Some women have become a part of our YWSE community and gone on to start their own businesses. Some already have an established business. Others want to build their tool boxes to enhance their current work or switch careers. Still others come to develop their personal passions and side projects. Perhaps you are contemplating a career switch or have an idea you want to explore? Our community encompasses a diversity of occupations, experiences and inquiries. Let YWSE be a part of your journey!
This first meeting will be all about our community! Things to look forward to:

  • 2014 vision + board introductions
  • Opportunity to give input on 2014 programming to meet YOUR needs
  • Hear YWSE-Global board member, Liz Zirk, speak about the global community
  • Intentional networking (share who you are, be heard)
  • Snacks and wine!
  • Cross-pollination circle: giving voice to what you need so others can help

Room A | 6:00 pm - 8 pm
For more info contact Sara Morency at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Friday, April 4th

SF IndieFest Presents...
Roller Disco Fundraiser

SF IndieFest's annual Roller Disco Fundraiser moves to The Women's Building!
Join D. Miles, the Godfather of skate, and enjoy fun disco tunes and happy times!
Skates rentals are $5 and benefit CORA, California Outdoor Roller Sport Association
Admission is $10, proceeds benefit the SF Independent Film Festival, the event is 21 up.
Auditorium | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
For more info contact SF IndieFest at: (415) 820-3907 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sunday, April 6th and Saturday, April 26th

FARMcurious presents...
Three Cheeses in Three Hours

Having sampled everything from classic American to exotic zamorano, you're a "cheese monger" in the making. Take your dairy devotion even deeper by learning how to craft your very own "fromage" with this offer for admission to a hands-on cheese making class led by Nicole Easterday, founder of local urban homesteading company FARMcurious.
You'll try your hand at preparing three different cheeses -- smooth mozzarella, rich chèvre, and creamy ricotta -- while learning what equipment is needed and how to flavor and properly store the cheese. After separating the curds and whey and putting the finishing touches on your gourmet creations, you'll pair the cheeses with economical red and white wines -- perfect for your next dinner party.
Must be 21 or over to attend.
Room A | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Audre Lorde Room - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For more info go to or contact Nicole at: (510) 410-3761 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Saturday, April 5th

Bay Area Humanists Presents...
Humanism and Its Boundaries

Humanism is a philosophy that has influenced the modern world tremendously but too many is not well understood. There is no authority to say who is and who is not a Humanist. Opinions vary over a considerable range, but to be a viable philosophy, there must be some principles that Humanists share widely if not universally. Jim Barnett will review the principles that he believes are essential to Humanism. He will touch on religion, politics and ethics and the diversity of opinions in the humanist community. He will lead a discussion so that all can voice their opinions.
We'll walk to a nearby restaurant for dinner after the discussion.
Jim is a Co-President of the Bay Area Humanists and is studying at the Humanist Institute. He has considered himself a humanist for decades.
This event is sponsored by the Bay Area Humanists. You can learn more about us at our website and Facebook Page.
Everyone is welcome to this free event.
Room A | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
For more info visit:


Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th

BLUESCON Presents...

Want to learn to Blues Dance to Blues Music? BluesCon is a 2-day weekend workshop for all levels of blues dancers, from complete beginners to advance. Come learn from the best instructors the day, and then dance to the best live bands until midnight! After that, we're going to have a nice, cozy late-night dance until 5am. You don't want to miss it!

Saturday + Sunday
Workshops at the Metronome 1pm-6pm
Dances at The Women's Building 9pm-12am
Late Night early Sunday morning at Levy Dance Studio, 12am-5am
Auditorium | 8:00 pm – 12:00 am Saturday

Auditorium - 9:00 om - 12:00 am Sunday
For more info visit or contact Stephen Yang at (650) 353-1507


Sunday, April 13th

Sea Change Coaching presents...
The Art of Connection

A playful, Soulful, Daylong Retreat where you will learn how to create greater aliveness, joy and authentic connection in all of your relationship. You'll come away with powerful tools to:

  • Identify habitual reactions such as over-giving, over-powering, and avoiding.
  • Respond and communicate in ways that honor your values and needs.
  • Stay authentic, centered and creative in conflict.
  • Create an environment of alignment and mutual respect.
  • Transform judgment into understanding.

Room B | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
For more info contact Kris Gleason at (415) 425-5747 or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Wednesday, April 23th

Peace Corps San Francisco Regional Recruitment Office Presents...
Peace Corps around the World Send off Party

Peace Corps welcomes candidates and interested parties to this send-off event. Come learn about Peace Corps services and congratulate the next group of people to become Peace Corps Volunteers.
Auditorium | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website:


Saturday, April 26th

Carrie Stone Massage/Thai Massage for Couples presents...
Couples Massage Workshop: Thai Massage Techniques for the Whole Body

Perhaps you've always wanted to trade therapeutic massage with your partner, but you feel you don't have the strength, time, or technique to deliver a quality session. Or maybe you're already exchanging massage with your partner and you want to take your practice up to the next level. Based in traditional Thai practice, our couples massage courses are designed to give you and your partner safe, therapeutic, and easy-to-administer techniques for building and enhancing your home massage routine. By establishing a ritual of trading massage, you and your partner can reduce stress, provide much needed relief for specific injuries or pain centers, increase the frequency of your treatments, and save money on expensive spa services.
No experience necessary, pre-registration required, Attendance is limited to 6 couples, please bring your own small blanket and yoga mat.

WHAT TO EXPECT: a safe energizing and interactive environment, best practices for massage technique and body mechanics, plenty of massage practice and fun exercises, champagne, juice and yummy Thai snacks.
Room B | 1 pm - 4 pm
For more information contact Carrie Stone, CMT at (510) 590-8371 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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