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Saturday, July 15

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 ...
Emily Paster’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 15 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Emily Paster'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, followed by a book signing hosted by our friends at Book Passage. Emily Paster is the author of two cookbooks, 2016’s Food Swap: Specialty Recipes for Bartering, ...

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, July 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, July 15 – 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 ...

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

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. every third Saturday of the month. There will be easels provided and some materials ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, July 15 – 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. You may check their website ...

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

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, July 16 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year ...

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 ...
2017 “BBoy Connection” Break Dancing & Roller Skate Dancing | SF
Sunday, July 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mercado Brasil
2017
The BBoy Connection Jam is back with free dance classes, lock and pop showcases, DJs, graffiti art, dance and cypher battles and more during Sunday Streets 2017 Kick-Off in the Mission District. The BBoy Connection Jam Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Mercado Brasil, 1252 ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, July 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

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 ...

Beach Cleanup & Sand Globe Workshop | Albany
Sunday, July 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Beach
Beach Cleanup & Sand Globe Workshop | Albany
Join them for the second Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group (ALDOG) beach cleanup of 2017, and a free public sand globe workshop on Albany Beach. They will be there *rain or shine*, unless it is pouring rain. Their event in February, 2016 event brought in 300 lbs of trash ...
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: Curse of the Foreign Queen | Colma
Sunday, July 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: Curse of the Foreign Queen  | Colma

Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation proudly announces the 2017 Season of its free Sunday Afternoon Lectures. This popular, entertaining and educational lecture series is held one Sunday of each month from January through October. Light refreshments are served. 2017 Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture Series Select Sundays | ...

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 ...
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

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, July 17 – 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 ...

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

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, July 19 – 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 ...

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, July 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, July 19 – 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 ...

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 ...

Thursday, July 20

Beer Garden NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Beer Garden NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Every beer tells a story—and this week—NightLife follows the brewing process from botanical inception to foamy finish. Hear from local beer and spirit masters, chat with flora-connoiseurs from the SF Botanical Garden, and drink your way through a pop-up beer garden with a dozen of ...
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 and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga. Bring your ...

Friday, July 21

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 ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Line Dance Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Line Dance 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 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. ...

Sunday, July 23

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, July 23 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year ...

Tuesday, July 25

SF History Night | Noe Valley
Tuesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night | Noe Valley

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...