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Saturday, July 15

LaborFest2017: “Opposing Deportations & Racism” Poetry Reading | SF
Saturday, July 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Beat Museum
LaborFest2017:
Capitalism uses racist attacks on African-Americans and threats of deportation on Latinos and Muslims to divide the working-class revolution in this country. The Revolutionary Poets Brigade and the Juana Briones Cultural Committee in this neo-fascist Trump period will soundly refuse those betrayals. Participating poets: Jorge Argueta, Mahnaz ...

Sunday, July 16

LaborFest2017: Coit Tower Mural Walk | SF
Sunday, July 16 – 9:45 am | Cost: FREE | Coit Tower
LaborFest2017: Coit Tower Mural Walk | SF
In the past few years there has been a growing community effort to defend the Coit Tower murals from leaking water and to stop plans for privatization of the site. This led to the critical renovation of the murals on their 80th anniversary. They were ...

LaborFest2017: San Bruno Mountain Wilderness Walk | Brisbane
Sunday, July 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Bruno Mountain Watch
LaborFest2017: San Bruno Mountain Wilderness Walk | Brisbane
Labor unionists and environmentalists both confront the same commercial interests. In 1968, David Schooley chained himself to a bulldozer at the foot of the San Bruno Mountain. The activism of David and many other community members were crucial in protecting much of the mountain, allowing ...
Urban Air Market: Pop-Up Street Festival | Oakland
Urban Air Market: Pop-Up Street Festival | Oakland
In partnership with The Hive, Urban Air Market presents a pop-up street festival illuminating the creative locale of Uptown Oakland. Enjoy live music, shopping, and fun in the sun, all while supporting over 100+ Bay Area artists, designers and local businesses selling unique apparel, home ...
LaborFest2017: “Painting Coit Tower” Play Reading | SF
Sunday, July 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Canessa Gallery
LaborFest2017:
“What do powerful men fear most? Honest questions from free minds. Brush fresh paint on a blank slate – who knows what you may find?” So says artist Bernard Zakheim in a scene from “Painting Coit Tower,” a new play that tells the amazing story ...
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 16 – 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: In-Depth Talk on The Origins of the US Military in the Indian Wars | SF
Sunday, July 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest2017: In-Depth Talk on The Origins of the US Military in the Indian Wars | SF
Professor Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz in this talk will look at the history of the U.S. military in expanding U.S. imperial interests and establishing a state based on genocide and slavery. The military built by the colonies that coalesced into the independent U.S. military developed out of ...
LaborFest2017: Building Bridges & Labor Maritime History Boat Tour | SF
LaborFest2017: Building Bridges & Labor Maritime History Boat Tour | SF
Join the best labor maritime trip in the world. Learn about the great labor history of the Bay Area, from the 1934 Maritime Strike, which help shape the charactor of San Francisco to the effort to save the EPA to ensure the Bay stay clean. You will ...

Monday, July 17

LaborFest2017: The Destruction of City College of San Francisco | Bernal Public Library
Monday, July 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights Branch Library
LaborFest2017: The Destruction of City College of San Francisco | Bernal Public Library
Public education has been under attack for many years. The forms of attack include inadequate funding, privatization, corporatization, and hostility towards teacher and staff unions. Many students and public school employees have been harmed One college that has been relentlessly assaulted is City College of San ...

Wednesday, July 19

Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, July 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. The B Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that serves up a hearty stew of ...
LaborFest2017: “I, Daniel Blake” Film Screening & Discussion | SF
Wednesday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
I, Daniel Blake by Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Leverty is an important film on the destruction of the lives of workers and their families in the “welfare system”. Blake is a carpenter who has a heart attack and is then forced to go ...

Friday, July 21

Christmas in July | Pier 39
Friday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Christmas in July | Pier 39
Pier 39 is celebrating Christmas in July. The first 100 people to present the special ornament coupon at Christmas in San Francisco on Level 1 will receive a free commemorative PIER 39 ornament.* Check back for more information and to download your coupon. *Must present coupon ...
50¢ Silent Film Festival “Charlie Chaplin Days” | Fremont
Friday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: 50¢*
*Shorts are technically free, but a 50¢ donation is suggested.
| Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
50¢ Silent Film Festival

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum presents a weekend dedicated to the inimitable Charlie Chaplin on July 21-23, 2017 celebrating 102 years in Niles. View one and two-reel movies that were actually filmed in the Niles and view Charlie Chaplin exhibits on display. Look out for ...

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, July 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art 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 ...

Saturday, July 22

Orchids In The Park: Lectures, Demonstrations & Raffles | SF
Orchids In The Park: Lectures, Demonstrations & Raffles | SF
The San Francisco Orchid Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultivation and conservation of orchids. The Society will be holding its annual Orchids in the Park Summer show and sale the weekend of July 22 and 23, 2017, at the Hall of Flowers. ...
Art on the Square | Redwood City
Saturday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art 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 ...

Sunday, July 23

50¢ Silent Film Festival “Charlie Chaplin Days” | Fremont
Sunday, July 23 – All Day | Cost: 50¢*
*The festival is free and shorts are technically free, but a 50¢ donation is suggested.
| Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
50¢ Silent Film Festival

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum presents a weekend dedicated to the inimitable Charlie Chaplin on July 21-23, 2017 celebrating 102 years in Niles. View one and two-reel movies that were actually filmed in the Niles and view Charlie Chaplin exhibits on display. Look out for ...

Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 23 – 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 ...

Wednesday, July 26

Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has worked at the creative edge of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene since the 1970s, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco is an invaluable proving ground for stellar young ...

Saturday, July 29

2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 32nd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

Sunday, July 30

2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 32nd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

2017 Kinky “Up Your Alley” Fair | SoMa
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2017 Kinky
This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music… If rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then they’ve got it. In their own words, you won’t find a filthier event in the States. 2017 ...
51st Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
51st Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park
The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More than 3,000 people attend each year in San ...

Tuesday, August 1

“National Night Out” 2017: Neighborhood Block Parties | SF
Tuesday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Combat crime while meeting some new neighbors at the 34th Annual National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in various cities around the Bay Area on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Neighborhoods host big block parties featuring cookouts, visits from local police and ...

National Night Out 2017: Neighborhood Block Parties | Oakland
Tuesday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
National Night Out 2017: Neighborhood Block Parties | Oakland

Combat crime while meeting some new neighbors at the 34th Annual National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in various cities around the Bay Area on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Neighborhoods host big block parties featuring cookouts, visits from local police and ...

Wednesday, August 2

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, ...
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, August 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

Sunday, August 6

Jerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 15th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...