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Tuesday, July 7

LaborFest 2015: Bread & Roses – Meeting with Retired Union Members | SF
Tuesday, July 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Labor Council Office
LaborFest 2015: Bread & Roses - Meeting with Retired Union Members | SF
Come to an open regular meeting of FORUM (Federation of Retired Union Members), an organization of retirees affiliated with the San Francisco Labor Council. Retirees come from a spectrum of unions with members and workers in San Francisco. FORUM supports alliances between working people and ...
‘On Women in Silicon Valley’ Panel Discussion | San Mateo
Tuesday, July 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hero City at Draper University
'On Women in Silicon Valley' Panel Discussion | San Mateo
Draper University will host ‘On Women in Silicon Valley’ Panel Discussion and it will be moderated by KQED’s Rachael Myrow. Four esteemed female tech luminaries will discuss the road to success for a woman in Silicon Valley and how to inspire future women in technology. Join ...

Nerd Nite: Sea Lion Tsunami & Dr. Franken-screen | Novato
Tuesday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Hopmonk Tavern (Novato)
Nerd Nite: Sea Lion Tsunami & Dr. Franken-screen | Novato
Nerdy Lineup for July 7, 2015 Sea Lion Tsunami Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center is investigating the alarming increase in local whale and sea lion strandings to help prevent the next disaster. Learn how marine veterinarians are able to determine the exact cause of death of a multi-ton ...

Wednesday, July 8

Telling Your Life Story: Memoir Workshop Series | SF
Wednesday, July 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Telling Your Life Story: Memoir Workshop Series | SF

This workshop series is an opportunity to explore where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’re going. Sharpen your memories, learn more about the meaning of your life, and share your stories with others. Participants will review their lives through a semi-structured topical and group ...

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

LaborFest 2015: The Lessons of May Day | SF
Wednesday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 10
LaborFest 2015: The Lessons of May Day | SF
On May 1, 2015 ILWU Local 10 called for a stop work meeting to protest the police terror and murders of African Americans, Latinos and other working people. Two thousand marched to demand justice and human rights. ILWU made history as the only union in ...
SF Civic Symphony: Summer Orchestra Workshop | SF
Wednesday, July 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| African American Art & Culture Complex
SF Civic Symphony: Summer Orchestra Workshop | SF

San Francisco Civic Symphony’s 2015 Summer String Orchestra Music Workshop is a fun eight week workshop providing amateur musicians with little or no symphony experience a chance to explore music from “inside” an orchestra. SF Civic Symphony Orchestra Workshop Wednesdays, July 1 – August 19, 2015 | 7:30-9:30 ...

Thursday, July 9

NightLife Live: The Dodos & Doe Eye | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Live: The Dodos & Doe Eye | California Academy of Sciences
Music by The Dodos and Doe Eye DJs Omar and Aaron Axelsen Presented by Popscene SF NightLife’s summer music series returns. Inspired by science and powered by sound, the Academy will transform into an oasis of music and art on one special night per month withNightLife LIVE. WEST GARDEN SHOW ...
Urban Bicycling Workshop | SF
Thursday, July 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Bike Coalition
Urban Bicycling Workshop | SF
Come learn the basics of biking in San Francisco at our Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop. In partnership with Bay Area Bike Share, we are offering our 1-hour course covering bicycling for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road, route planning and how ...
Win Tix: “A Night of Mayhem” with Fight Club’s Chuck Palahniuk | Castro Theater
Thursday, July 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre
Join Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk at the Castro Theater July 9th, where the air will be filled with color, noise and candy. It’s a party to celebrate the release of Lidia Yuknavitch’s newest novel, The Small Backs of Children, a major step forward from one ...

Friday, July 10

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Community Reiki Clinic: Relaxation & Balance | Mission Dist.
Friday, July 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Clinic is by donation.
| Flourish Studio
Community Reiki Clinic: Relaxation & Balance | Mission Dist.

Curious about Reiki? This free clinic is open to anyone who would like to learn about and experience the benefits of Reiki.  The goal of Reiki is to promote deep relaxation and balance through hands on touch. The immune response lives in the skin and white blood ...

Dancing Under the Stars: Salsa | Jack London Square
Friday, July 10 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: Salsa | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance lessons followed by a dance party in Jack London Square. Each Friday night, Jack London Square will host a different dance theme including the ...

Saturday, July 11

LaborFest 2015: Workplace Bullying Labor Educational Conference | SF
LaborFest 2015: Workplace Bullying Labor Educational Conference | SF
The bullying of working people on the jobs and in the communities is escalating. There is both a California and a national campaign to pass legislation against workplace bullying which is a serious health and safety concern for workers and the public. This workshop will draw ...
LaborFest 2015: City College Mission Convention | SF
Saturday, July 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | City College of SF (Mission Campus)
LaborFest 2015: City College Mission Convention | SF
Join City College Labor and Community Studies and the Fund for Labor Culture and History for an afternoon celebrating workers’ lives. The janitors of SEIU Local 87, the convention workers of Sign and Display Local 510 and the domestic workers of La Colectiva de Mujeres ...
Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset
Saturday, July 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant
Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at least two days in advance. You’ll learn about the history of wastewater treatment ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, July 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, July 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, July 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Mountain Lake Science Saturdays | Presidio
Saturday, July 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain Lake (Presidio)
Mountain Lake Science Saturdays | Presidio

Mountain Lake Science Saturdays is a lively series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to the San Francisco natural wonder, Mountain Lake, and its ecological restoration. On the second Saturday from May to October, gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of disciplines ...

LaborFest 2015: Labor In The Schools Workshop | SF
Saturday, July 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mutiny Radio
LaborFest 2015: Labor In The Schools Workshop | SF
Labor history is mostly unknown and that is where Labor In The Schools comes in. The California Federation of Teachers has set up a program and educational material to help teachers and educators make labor part of curriculum in the schools. Labor in the Schools is ...

Sunday, July 12

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, July 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose
Sunday, July 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Women's Club

Sunday Assembly is an international community movement featuring all the best bits of church without the religion. The radically inclusive Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV) is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life and welcomes all people, with or without faith, and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. ...

LaborFest 2015: Militarization, War, Labor and History Conference | SF
Sunday, July 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Branch Library
LaborFest 2015: Militarization, War, Labor and History Conference | SF
San Francisco has played a historic role in US wars. San Francisco ship workers built war ships at Union Ironworks, which were used in the war with Spain and then the occupation of the Philippines. Also, in the post war period, contaminated ships from nuclear ...

Monday, July 13

LaborFest 2015: Save Our Historic Post Offices Conference | SF
Monday, July 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Canessa Gallery
LaborFest 2015: Save Our Historic Post Offices Conference | SF
The U.S. Postal Service, now headed by those favoring privatization, is closing and selling off many post offices listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reducing postal services and cutting public sector union jobs. Many of these historic post offices have murals and art ...

Tuesday, July 14

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, July 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

Win Tix: Silicon Valley In Conversation: Pat Wadors of LinkedIn | Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, July 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Silicon Valley Bank
Pat Wadors, Senior Vice President of Global Talent, LinkedIn in conversation with Venesa Klein, Partner, Calibre One. Wadors will share her reflections on workplace diversity in technology and the steps LinkedIn is taking to address the challenge, as well as what it takes to create amazing, ...

Wednesday, July 15

Telling Your Life Story: Memoir Workshop Series | SF
Wednesday, July 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Telling Your Life Story: Memoir Workshop Series | SF

This workshop series is an opportunity to explore where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’re going. Sharpen your memories, learn more about the meaning of your life, and share your stories with others. Participants will review their lives through a semi-structured topical and group ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, July 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Thursday, July 16

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.