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Tuesday, July 12

LaborFest 2016: Poems For Peoples Rights | SF
Tuesday, July 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
LaborFest 2016: Poems For Peoples Rights | SF
Poets for nature, for homes, healthcare, living wages, veterans’ and workers’ rights, and an end to war, with Adrian Arias, Jorge Argueta, Mahnaz Badihian and more.

Thursday, July 14

LaborFest 2016: “Puerto Rico Colonization” Open Forum | SF
Thursday, July 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2016:
Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States since 1898. The first free trade zone was set up in Puerto Rico during the 1950’s and it was called “Bootstrap”. It set up tax free zones for US multi-nationals and the US has also ...

Friday, July 15

“Shape” Technology & Innovation Expo: Free Hackathon & Kiddie Hands-On Projects | AT&T Park
Friday, July 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: 50-250*
*Use the passcode SHAPEGUEST for a free ticket.
| AT&T Park
Shape is an AT&T Tech Expo for mobile app developers, video content creators, and tech professionals. Explore the possibilities of technology and innovation throughout scenic AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Check out what’s happening: Featured Speakers: Jared Leto, Ray ...
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, July 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

LaborFest 2016: “Free Trade” Effect on Emigration, Worker & Human Rights | SF
Friday, July 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
LaborFest 2016:
Corporate trade agreements in the post-war period have had radical effect on working people in the United States and around the world. This forum will look at how these agreements destroy labor rights, forcing millions into exile while destroying democratic rights. From Puerto Rico, Korea, the Philippines, ...

Saturday, July 16

Solar Energy Training: Saving The Environment | Redwood City
Saturday, July 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
Solar Energy Training: Saving The Environment | Redwood City
Join others who are interested in helping save the environment one rooftop at a time. This free, 3-hr. training workshop will teach you the basics of rooftop solar energy and how to install rooftop photovoltaic (PV) energy systems. The workshop is offered by SunWork, a Bay-Area ...
LaborFest 2016: International Conference Against Privatization | SF
Saturday, July 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2016: International Conference Against Privatization | SF
The effort to destroy unions and working conditions is directly connected to privatization and deregulation. In nearly every country of the world, public workers are under attack through outsourcing and deregulation. This educational conference will look at privatization in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. This conference ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, July 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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 ...

1st Annual Tribe City Festival: Kemetic Yoga & Live Entertainment | Bayview
Saturday, July 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a ticket is required for entry. $5 Suggested Donation.
| Heron's Head Park
1st Annual Tribe City Festival: Kemetic Yoga & Live Entertainment | Bayview
The 1st Annual Tribe City Festival will kick off July 16th, 2016 and showcase a stellar lineup of Bay Area and national musicians, vendors, and artists. Free, but a ticket is required for entry. $5 suggested donation. This festival has been designed to reflect the theme urban ...
Boppin’ At The Bookshelves: Vintage Swing Dance Party | Fremont
Boppin' At The Bookshelves: Vintage Swing Dance Party | Fremont
Join for a totally free Swingin’ Dance Party and Vintage ’50’s Rock n’ Roll Record Hop for all ages to support and spread retro swing dancing, the vintage lifestyle, and rockabilly culture in the Tri City and Fremont Area. This event is to promote vintage swing ...
“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, July 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, July 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, July 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for drop-ins. ...

Sunday, July 17

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, July 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

OFJCC Outdoor Fun Area Grand Opening: Demos, Live Music & Carnival Games | Palo Alto
Sunday, July 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
OFJCC Outdoor Fun Area Grand Opening: Demos, Live Music & Carnival Games | Palo Alto
The OFJCC is proud to announce the Grand Opening of four new destinations on their campus. The Oasis Play Space – a unique play experience for kids ages 1-10, with gentle hills, tunnels, slides, a climbing structure and benches on which to hang out. Nourish – a Newish ...
Homebrewing 101: Author Talk, Workshop & Homebrew Sampling | SSF
Sunday, July 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free. Sign up for this event through 650-829-3861.
| South San Francisco Main Library
Homebrewing 101: Author Talk, Workshop & Homebrew Sampling | SSF
Join Emma Christensen, food writer, editor and home brewer, as she will teach you the basics of homebrewing, including equipment, ingredients, and recipes. A Q&A will follow the presentation, and a sampling of homebrew. > View event flyer. Sign up for this event through 650-829-3861. Emma Christensen is ...

Monday, July 18

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, July 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

LaborFest 2016: Discussion On How Vienna Solved Housing Crisis | SF
Monday, July 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest 2016: Discussion On How Vienna Solved Housing Crisis | SF
In 1919, there was a massive housing crisis in Vienna with homelessness. The working class had won political power and implemented a plan of massive housing construction for the working class. Over 220,000 units were built and this well built housing still exists in Vienna and ...

Tuesday, July 19

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio - Observation Post
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Presidio, Observation Post / Building 211 on the third Tuesday ...

LaborFest 2016: Refugees Of War & Rise of Neo-Fascism | SF
Tuesday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest 2016: Refugees Of  War & Rise of Neo-Fascism | SF
The wars in the Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya have driven millions of people from their homes. The direct result has been the largest migration in Europe since the 2nd WW. It has helped give rise to a growing neo-fascist movement including parties that may take ...
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Tuesday, July 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights from 8-9:30 pm. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra ...

Wednesday, July 20

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, July 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

Drink Steam with Dandelion Chocolate: Beer & Complimentary Chocolate | The Chapel
Wednesday, July 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Beer for purchase but includes complimentary chocolate pairing.
| The Chapel
Drink Steam with Dandelion Chocolate: Beer & Complimentary Chocolate | The Chapel
Come Drink Steam with Dandelion Chocolate and hear how they got started, what inspires them, and more. Enjoy a special Anchor beer flight and complimentary chocolate pairing. Learn about Dandelion’s unique process making single-origin chocolate. The event is free, but for 21 and over only.
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, July 20 – 7:00 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 21

Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF
Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF

Engage in an ancient practice in a sacred space – a church sanctuary. People of all faiths, perspectives, age, and yoga experience are are invited to join teacher Erin Mariani, on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga at ...

Bruschetta Sampling with Chef Ava Marie | SSF
Thursday, July 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Bruschetta Sampling with Chef Ava Marie | SSF
Join for an evening with South San Francisco’s own Chef Ava Marie. Ava is the author of the food blog Recipes from an Autistic Chef. They will be hosting a Bruschetta Sampling, Ava will be creating, instructing, and sharing  her version of bruschetta. They also welcome ...
Personality Style Communication Testing | SF
Thursday, July 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated. Sliding scale contribution of $10.
| SF Wellness & Arts Pop-Up
Personality Style Communication Testing | SF
The Enneagram is an ancient wisdom technology used as a contemporary personality typing system. It has helped individuals, couples and businesses. Move from “diagnosing” your Enneagram type patterns to using methods to bring them into consciousness for transformation. Experiment with your personality style’s communication and posture patterns ...

Friday, July 22

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, July 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...