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Thursday, July 27

LaborFest2017: “California in the Progressive Era” Panel Discussion | SF
Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
One of the most tumultuous periods in San Francisco labor and working class history was the formation of the Union Labor Party (ULP) and the role of the Socialist Party in the early 20th century. San Francisco was the first major city in the United States ...
LaborFest2017: “Song of The Stubborn One Thousand” Book Reading | SF
Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017:
On September 9, 1985, one thousand mainly Mexican women workers in Watsonville, California, the “frozen food capital of the world,” were forced out on strike in an attempt by Watsonville Canning’s owner, Mort Console, to break their union. They returned to work eighteen months later. ...

Friday, July 28

2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening & Cooking | Oakland
Friday, July 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening & Cooking | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge with presentations and workshops on ways to help improve your health and wellness.  The festival will include workshops with medical professionals, master chefs, nutritionists, master composters, health and beauty ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Enjoy the best—and biggest—street market in the Bay this summer with OMCA and Off the Grid! Friday Nights @ OMCA is now open an extra hour later, and expands onto Oak Street, adding even more food trucks to help quench your thirst for delicious local ...
Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses’ Kin Performance | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses' Kin Performance | SF
Events and Activities: Record Revelations: David Katznelson and Andy Cabic (Vetiver) – Vinyl playlist inspired by the music of Lonnie Holley and Revelations: Art from the African American South. Creativity Station with Linda Janklow Robert Moses’ Kin – Founded in 1995, Robert Moses’ Kin is considered by many to be one of the ...
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Bachata Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 28 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Bachata Party | 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 half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, July 29

“State of the City” Bash: Family Fun Zone & Entertainment | Sunnyvale
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sunnyvale Civic Center
Join the city of Sunnyvale in celebrating the “State of the City” on July 29, 2017. Mayor’s State of the City Address and Community Awards Presentation Kids Zone activities Live Entertainment Local Food Trucks And much more, check their site for update on other activities
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2017 Dates Saturday, May 13 Wednesday, June 7 ...

Immigration Actions & The Impact on Immigrant Families & Communities | South SF
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Community Learning Center
Immigration Actions & The Impact on Immigrant Families & Communities | South SF
The focus of this workshop is to provide information to the community by discussing what the executive orders are and how these impact immigrant families and its communities. This lecture will be provided in English with Spanish translation. Additionally all activities provided above will offer creative ...
Washoe Valley Duck Farm’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Washoe Valley Duck Farm's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Tu David Phu is a Vietnamese-American chef and forager. He has worked at some of the nation’s top Michelin-rated restaurants, including: Chez Panisse, Quince, Acquerello, Daniel Boulud, ...
2017 Kidsfest “Pirates” Art Party: Crafts, Live Music & Fun Games | Oakland
Saturday, July 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | FLAX Art & Design (Oakland)
2017 Kidsfest
Join FLAX for their annual Kidsfest, a free day of discovery, imagination, and learning for children and their parents from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The 2017 theme is Pirates. Costumes are encouraged, so bring your little diver, swimmer, sunfish, mermaid or ...
Final Day: 2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge | Oakland
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
Final Day: 2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge with presentations and workshops on ways to help improve your health and wellness.  The festival will include workshops with medical professionals, master chefs, nutritionists, master composters, health and beauty ...

LaborFest2017: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk | Latham Square
Saturday, July 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Latham Square
LaborFest2017: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk | Latham Square
This year is the 70th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking – mostly women – retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line ...

Sunday, July 30

LaborFest2017: Educational Action Conference | SF
Sunday, July 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017: Educational Action Conference | SF
The development of technology, including artificial intelligence, automation and platforms like UBER, Lyft, and Airbnb, are making trillions for the tech and media companies that now dominate the world. Growing marginalization of labor and complete deregulation now means that hundreds of thousands of workers are ...
LaborFest2017: “Labor Politics & Architecture of San Francisco” Walk | ILWU
Sunday, July 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Sculpture
LaborFest2017:
Walk with Brad Wiedmaier, SEIU 2015 member & architectural historian. San Francisco has a rich political and labor history that is also connected to its buildings. In this history-by-the-buildings walk, Brad Wiedmaier will outline artifacts and events, and their connections to San Francisco’s past and present. For ...
World Embroidery Day: Giant Peace Symbol Stitching | The Presidio
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Picnic
World Embroidery Day: Giant Peace Symbol Stitching | The Presidio
Be part of a communal Stitch-in at the Awesome Presidio Picnic. All ages are welcome to embellish a giant peace symbol, made of repurposed denim jeans, in Celebration of World Embroidery Day and in honor of the Summer of Love. Whether you are experienced or have ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, July 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Join us at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a market tasting featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. We will be preparing a simple dish with the season’s best stone fruit. Stop by for a taste and ...
Free Beyoncé “Formation” Dance Class | SF
Sunday, July 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Dogpatch Dance & Yoga
Free Beyoncé
Come follow in the famous footsteps by learning a portion of Beyoncé’s “Formation” dance from Pop Star Booty Camp lead choreographer IJay Espinoza and let GALUXSEE cover the class bills, bills, bills. All you have to do is register via Eventbrite and follow GALUXSEE on social ...
Poetry Flash with Amazing Authors | Oakland
Sunday, July 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Diesel, A Bookstore
Poetry Flash with Amazing Authors | Oakland
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland hosts another installment of Poetry Flash on Sunday, July 30th at 3 pm. The featured guest poets will be Christopher Howell, Joseph Millar and Dorianne Laux. Poetry Flash readings are wheelchair accessible; ASL interpreters may be requested one week in advance ...
Creative Writing & Map-Making In the Woods | Muir Woods
Sunday, July 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Muir Woods National Monument
Creative Writing  & Map-Making In the Woods | Muir Woods
Join Rangers Amy and Laura for an afternoon exploring Muir Woods. Plan to enjoy creative writing and map-making activities while making a deep inquiry into the relationship between place and you, you and place, and into how climate change impacts your connections to the places ...
LaborFest2017: LaborFest Writers & The Issues They Face Today | SF
Sunday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017: LaborFest Writers & The Issues They Face Today | SF
LaborFest Writers explore the issues that you face today within your families, communities and government, whether it’s housing, jobs, ageism, race and sex discrimination, immigration or homelessness. Their work gives voice to what has gone before and why you must continue to fight for your rights. Come hear ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Monday, July 31

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, July 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is 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 hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

LaborFest2017: “Stop the War on Workers” Concert | SF
LaborFest2017:
LaborFest closes its annual festival with terrific artists Ann Feeney and Roy Zimmerman. Ann speaks truth to power in her music about the struggles of working people here and around the world. As Tom Morello has said “Few have raised as much hell with an ...

Tuesday, August 1

“Make Your Own Slime” Workshop | Marin City
Tuesday, August 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin City Library
Make your own slime—an excellent sensory activity. This activity is messy so they suggest you come dressed in clothes that can get dirty. Learn what a polymer is and how chemical reactions can change the state of certain ingredients.
National Night Out At The Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm | Martinez
Tuesday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm
National Night Out At The Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm | Martinez
Residents are invited to meet their neighbors and some of Martinez’s finest as part of National Night Out at the Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm on Tuesday, August 1. There will be dancing to the live music by the Jinx Jones and Mitch Polzak, the Steel Smokin’ ...
Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, August 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
| Merrit Ceramics
Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland

Merritt Ceramics at Oakland is hosting a free clay night every 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Free Clay Workshop Every 1st Tuesday | 6:30 – 8:30 pm Merritt Ceramics, 527 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA FREE The first hour will be ...

Wednesday, August 2

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

Thursday, August 3

Take A Trip Into Music, Politics, & Wild Times From History | The Presidio
Thursday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Take A Trip Into Music, Politics, & Wild Times From History | The Presidio
Renowned music critic and author Joel Selvin, whose weekly column ran in the San Francisco Chronicle from 1972 to 2009, shares first-hand reflections on the music, politics, and wild times of a magical chapter in San Francisco history. Presidio Trust historian Barbara Berglund opens the evening ...
Electric NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Electric NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
From bioluminescence to electric vehicles, explore the ins and outs of illumination and electricity.