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Friday, July 7

Win Tix: Bay Area Night Market | Newark
Friday, July 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Newpark Mall
The 2nd Annual Bay Area Night Market celebrates the vibrant and diverse communities of the Bay Area through cultural food, art, and handmade goods. From tacos to boba, enjoy over 25 cultural food vendors plus handmade goods, karaoke, an arcade and a kid’s zone. > Get ...
Jewelry on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, July 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Jewelry on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

LaborFest2017: “Ludlow & Greek American In The Colorado Coal War” Film Screening | SF
Friday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are highly encouraged.
| 518 Valencia
LaborFest2017:
The racist war on immigrants in the US has a long history and this film tells the story of Greek Americans and other immigrants who came to work in the mines of Colorado. This film shows the conditions that these miners and their children worked ...

Saturday, July 8

Airport Day: BBQ, Hot Rods & Air Craft Display | San Jose
Saturday, July 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring canned goods to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
| Reid Hillview Airport
Airport Day: BBQ, Hot Rods & Air Craft Display | San Jose
Hot San Jose Nights Airport Day and STEAM Festival combines airplanes, military equipment, cars and robotics along with an emphasis on STEAM related education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation, Arts and Mathematics.) There will be vendors and several community agencies, educational and governmental offices along with BBQ and ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, July 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Come and join a walk with Matthew Britten (Fort Point Guide). Fort Point in San Francisco was built by the US military between 1853 and the 1860’s as a seacoast defense site. At the same time, construction was taking place of what was to become Fort ...
LaborFest2017: Re-Imagining the San Francisco General Strike | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harry Bridges Plaza Tower
LaborFest2017: Re-Imagining the San Francisco General Strike | SF
Join the walk with Gifford Hartman and others. Eighty-three years ago at this location, a great battle took place by workers and residents of San Francisco against the police and National Guard. They will look at the causes of the 1934 General Strike and why it was ...
LaborFest2017: Discussions on San Francisco General Strike | Green Arcade
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017: Discussions on San Francisco General Strike | Green Arcade
Launching from the historic General Strike of 1934, historians David Duckworth and Gifford Hartman converse on the broader ramifications of this moment in West Coast labor unity. Considering the scope and tactics of that defining moment, examples of other significant strikes are examined and contrasted, ...
LaborFest2017: “Fascism Inc.” Film Screening | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest2017:
Director Aris Chatzistefanou’s films look at Greece during the time of neo-nazi and fascist movements, pointing to capitalism’s attempt to profit by attacking the working class and trade unionism from banning strikes to complete deregulation, allowing the wealthy to acquire land and resources. Chatzistefanou’s film ...

Sunday, July 9

CUESA’s “Summer Jam” Farmers Market Festival | Jack London Square.
Sunday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend. $5 fee if you want to enter a contest.
| Jack London Square
CUESA's
Break out your broad-brimmed hats and dig out your best summer fruit recipes for CUESA’s Summer Jam at the Jack London Square Farmers Market on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Savor the farmers market with a day of summer flavors, contests, crafts, and family-friendly fun Summer Jam ...
LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25 | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of sites built by the New Deal’s “alphabet soup” agencies. You will learn about the major contribution government-paid workers made during the depression- era New Deal programs. Gray and Harvey ...
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, July 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair

The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a block party, a festival, and a street fair. The whole neighborhood is invited to create a public space where everyone can all enjoy their community, food, family fun and more. 2017 Inner Sunset Flea Second Sundays May to Sept ...

LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 240 Second Street
LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the Preparedness Day ...
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its tenth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival ...
LaborFest2017: War in Asia & the Lessons of the Comfort Women | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017: War in Asia & the Lessons of the Comfort Women | SF
The growing dangers of a war in Asia are accelerating, particularly with the U.S. strategy of “Asian Pivot”. This forum will examine what the “Asian Pivot” is and the militarization of Asia, including the construction of more bases in Okinawa and Jeju, Korea. The Korean trade ...

Monday, July 10

LaborFest2017: “The Great Sitdown” & “Divided We Fall” Film Screening | SF
Monday, July 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
Divided We Fall: In one of the largest mobilizations of labor during the last decade, hundreds of thousands of workers from throughout the country joined together to oppose the union-busting attack by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. This film by Katherine Acosta looks at the important mobilization, ...

Tuesday, July 11

LaborFest2017: Bread & Roses History Story Telling with Retired Union Members | SF
Tuesday, July 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Labor Council Office
LaborFest2017: Bread & Roses History Story Telling with Retired Union Members | SF
Come to share an interesting labor story you’ve led or experienced. It could be a memory of a key labor figure or event locally or internationally. This will be an open regular meeting of FORUM (Federation of Retired Union Members), an organization of retirees affiliated with ...

Wednesday, July 12

LaborFest2017: “The Golden Spike” Chinese & Irish Labor vs The Big Four | SF
Wednesday, July 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
LaborFest2017:
May 10, 2019 will be the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, a momentous accomplishment which has excluded recognition of the contribution of Chinese railroad workers to the wealth of The Big Four and the building of the American Empire, which connected ...
Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations ...
LaborFest2017: “Killing Floor” Movie Screening | SF
Wednesday, July 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
One hundred years ago, a critical struggle was taking place in the slaughterhouses in Chicago to organize a union. This powerful dramatic film focuses on the Polish and African American workers and their conditions as they fight to overcome racism and class hate and greed, ...

Thursday, July 13

LaborFest2017: “Comme des Lions” Documentary Screening | Berkeley
Thursday, July 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley City College
LaborFest2017:
This documentary film traces the struggle of workers of the PSA plant in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a poor suburb of Paris, against management’s threat to close the plant. The title comes from the slogan of the strikers, “Let’s fight like lions!” The conflict is experienced “from the ...
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Berkeley
Thursday, July 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Berkeley
Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.

Friday, July 14

Dog Days of Summer | Pier 39
Friday, July 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Dog Days of Summer | Pier 39

Pier 39 is turning 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join in every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week, they’ll be serving up ...

LaborFest2017: “Building Bridges, Not Walls” Art & Poetry Exhibit | SF
Friday, July 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Canessa Gallery
LaborFest2017:
“Building Bridges, Not Walls” acknowledges the contributions of the multicultural population of the Bay Area and its role in creating world-renown infrastructure. This exhibit features Bay Area artists and poets whose work celebrates these contributions. Three themes will be highlighted to celebrate the bridges, the people ...
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | San Jose
Friday, July 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose Peace and Justice Center
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike  | San Jose
Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.

Saturday, July 15

LaborFest2017: Longshore Work, Technology & the Future of Work | SF
Saturday, July 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 10
LaborFest2017: Longshore Work, Technology & the Future of  Work | SF
The drive to automate the docks and the maritime industry is moving forward rapidly and, in some European ports, the transfer of cargo has been automated forcing thousands of longshore workers out of the industry. The capitalists are also already working on designing automated ships with ...
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Santa Cruz
Saturday, July 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Public Library
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Santa Cruz
Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.
LaborFest2017: San Francisco Waterfront Labor History Walk | SF
Saturday, July 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hills Brothers Coffee Building
LaborFest2017: San Francisco Waterfront Labor History Walk | SF
There are many stories about labor struggles in San Francisco. The walk will focus on the maritime industry from 1835 until the burning of the blue book in 1934. Also, labor historian Larry Shoup will discuss the history of the 1901 transportation workers strike led ...
40th Street Summer Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, July 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 40th & Webster (Temescal)
40th Street Summer Block Party | Oakland
Get ready to rock outdoors to great live music – punk, jazz, blues and more –  curated by Broken Guitars and 1-2-3-4 Go! Records and indulge in delicious local food, beer and wine at the second annual 40th Street Block Party in Temescal (40th Street between Webster ...