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Monday, June 26

“Accessory Dwelling Unit Fair” Community Outreach | SF
Monday, June 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | JCCSF Jewish Community Center

You’re invited to participate in a community outreach event on San Francisco’s newly minted Accessory Dwelling Unit program, convened by City Departments, Supervisor Aaron Peskin and the San Francisco Apartment Association.
Vendors are being invited to table at the event in order to provide information to …

“Isadora” & “The Last Kid Left” Book Reading | SF
Monday, June 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is appreciated.
| The Booksmith

Booksmith presents Amelia Gray and Rosecrans Baldwin reading from their anticipated new books, Isadora and The Last Kid Left.
Amelia Gray’s Isadora is a shocking and visceral portrait of an artist and woman drawn to the brink of destruction by the cruelty of life; a legendary …

Women’s Only Dodgeball with RAD League | Oakland
Monday, June 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 per person for 1.5 hours of unlimited dodgeball
| Claremont Middle School
Women's Only Dodgeball with RAD League | Oakland

Come join them for the last Monday Night Women’s only RAD Recess until the fall.
What is wRAD Recess? wRAD Recess is 1.5-hours packed full with exercise, laughter, and friends. Afterwards, they head down to their local Bar/Restaurant, Ben and Nick’s, for snacks, drinks, and great conversation.
Who organizes the …

Monthly Salsa Party & Dance Class | Berkeley
Monday, June 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.)
| la pena
Monthly Salsa Party & Dance Class | Berkeley

Attention Salsa Dancers (beginners encouraged). Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage.
The band will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El …

Case of the Mondays Comedy Show | SF
Monday, June 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Case of the Mondays Comedy Show | SF

Bringing you a comedy show on the suck*est day of the week, Case of the Mondays features SF’s top comedians determined to de-suck your Monday. They’ll distract you from the pile of emails you haven’t read, the stale coffee you drank at 3 p.m., and …

NO FIREWORKS FOR 2017 – SF Giants LGBT Night | AT&T Park NO FIREWORKS FOR 2017 - SF Giants LGBT Night | AT&T Park

Please note that although there is an LGBT night at AT&T Park on 6/26/17 there are NOT fireworks for 2017 as was previously listed.
There’s no need to pay to get into AT&T Park just to see the fireworks.
As soon as the San Francisco Giants defeat …

Tuesday, June 27

Introduction to Fundraising Planning | SF Main Library
Tuesday, June 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Introduction to Fundraising Planning | SF Main Library

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.
This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:

Making your case …

Healthy Kids in the Kitchen | The Presidio
Tuesday, June 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| El Polin Spring
Healthy Kids in the Kitchen | The Presidio

Join them for a special gardening-and-cooking class with Chef Traci Des Jardins designed specifically for elementary school-aged children.
In this fun and interactive workshop, Chef Traci and Bon Appétit Manager of Food Education for Children Hannah Schmunk will lead the group on a tour of the El …

Explore Careers in Tech | SF
Tuesday, June 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | college track
Explore Careers in Tech | SF

Come and join a resource and informational expo for people interested in careers in technology and digital media.
Open to all job seekers:

Hear from a career panel of tech professionals (2 – 3 pm)
Find out about free tech skills and career readiness training
Receive tips on building a …

Free Mission District Food, Mural, & Architecture Walking Tour | SF
Tuesday, June 27 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tour Is Free*. Tips welcomed & encouraged (rent is expensive in SF :)
| Dandyhorse SF Bike Tours & Rental
Free Mission District Food, Mural, & Architecture Walking Tour | SF

Explore the heart of the Mission District on this free food, mural, and architecture walking tour of the 24th Street Cultural corridor. Led by longtime Mission residents who know all the most authentic, off-the-beaten path spots, hidden history (with an extensive historical photo archive), and the …

36th Annual Northern California Book Awards | SF Main Library
Tuesday, June 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Koret Auditorium at SF Main Library
36th Annual Northern California Book Awards | SF Main Library

Celebrate Bay Area’s literary scene at the 36th Annual Northern California Book Awards as it recognizes the best published works of 2016 and celebrates Northern California authors.
Poet, activist, and scholar Judy Grahn will be honored with the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service. …

36th Annual Northern California Book Awards | Civic Center
Tuesday, June 27 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Public Library Main Branch - Koret Auditorium
36th Annual Northern California Book Awards | Civic Center

The 36th Annual Northern California Book Awards celebrate writers, readers, and publishers of Northern California. Authors will be honored in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation, and Children’s Literature, with brief celebratory readings and remarks by the winning authors, a lively reception with book signing follows, all …

Three Short Documentaries Free Screening | Berkeley
Tuesday, June 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
Three Short Documentaries Free Screening | Berkeley

Join them in the Central Library’s 3rd floor Community Meeting Room for a screening of three short documentaries exploring different aspects of transgender life.

They/Them (dir. Vanessa Walker) follows Taylor ‘T.B.’ Harmon through the waiting involved with transition-related medical procedures. For Taylor in particular, it’s about waiting for …

Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
Tuesday, June 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Summertime Outdoor Classic Rock & Roll Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, June 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Summertime Outdoor Classic Rock & Roll Concert | Orinda
“Guidebook to Relative Strangers” Book Reading | City Lights
Tuesday, June 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
“Guidebook to Relative Strangers” Book Reading | City Lights

An award-winning African American poet debuts in prose with a stunningly graceful and honest exploration of race, motherhood, and history.
As a working mother whose livelihood as a poet-lecturer depended on travel, Camille Dungy crisscrossed America with her infant, then toddler, intensely aware of how they …

Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: Fisherman’s Wharf | SF
Tuesday, June 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: Fisherman's Wharf | SF

The game you have been waiting for all winter is here. Get ready to silently glide among the tourists and street performers on a mission of excitement, intrigue, and death.
To kick off the summer, they’re hosting their annual Fisherman’s Wharf Jericho game. They’ll run the standard 3 …

“Ophirex, Inc.” Fighting the World’s Most Neglected Tropical Disease | SF
Tuesday, June 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

An emergency physician, neuroscientist, expedition doctor, and California Academy of Sciences Fellow, Dr. Matthew Lewin founded Ophirex, Inc. (“Ophi” is Greek for “snake”) to focus on developing field treatments for snakebite – one of the most significant and neglected medical crises facing the developing world. …

Try Improv for Free at All Out Comedy Theater | Oakland
Tuesday, June 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
| All Out Comedy Theater
Try Improv for Free at All Out Comedy Theater | Oakland

Are you interested in improv but want a chance to dip your toe in the water before jumping all the way in? Take a class on them. This is a great opportunity to preview an All Out Comedy class session. The class will include improv …

Midnight Sun “Gaymer” Night | SF
Tuesday, June 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*A *very* optional donation can be made to SF AIDS Walk for a JELLO shot
| The Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun

Games come to the heart of Castro. Join the sparkly Saul Sugarman and San Francisco’s gay gaming community for Super Smash Brothers, Just Dance 2017, and other great games on TVs in Midnight Sun. The event is totally free, and you can optionally donate toward …

Wednesday, June 28