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Saturday, June 24

$1 Flip Flop Day | Old Navy
Saturday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: $1*
*$1 flip flops at Old Navy from 7 am to 7 pm.
| Old Navy (SF)
$1 Flip Flop Day | Old Navy
Get ready for summer and grab a pair of $1 flip-flops at participating Old Navy stores on Saturday, June 24, 2017. They’re opening extra early at 7 am for this special deal. Bay Area Old Navy stores include: San Francisco – 801 Market St Colma – 55 Colma Blvd San Bruno ...

Saturday, July 1

Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF
Saturday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

LaborFest2017: The Struggles Against Internment & The Lessons for Today | SF
Saturday, July 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | National Japanese American Historical Society
LaborFest2017: The Struggles Against Internment & The Lessons for Today | SF
This year is the 75th anniversary of the internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese Peruvians in concentration camps during World War II under the executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Today the Trump administration is justifying this action by arguing that it would ...
LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Berkeley
Saturday, July 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents
“Walls” asks the question:How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: fear. L. Mary Jones knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of ...

Sunday, July 2

LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Berkeley
Sunday, July 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents
“Walls” asks the question:How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: fear. L. Mary Jones knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear ...
LaborFest2017:The E.P.I.C Struggle For California | SF
Sunday, July 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Please Touch Community Garden
LaborFest2017:The E.P.I.C Struggle For California | SF
Historian David Giesen surveys with film and talk the magnificent political performance piece which became a political movement in 1934. Deep in the Great Depression, muck-raking author Upton Sinclair wrote a booklet in 1933 detailing a program for (E)nding (P)overty (i)n (C)alifornia. The Unapologetically socialist program ...

Tuesday, July 4

LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Dolores Park
Tuesday, July 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
LaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents
“Walls” asks the question:How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: fear. L. Mary Jones knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear ...

Wednesday, July 5

LaborFest2017: “American Socialist: The Life of Eugene Debs” Film Showing | SF
Wednesday, July 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
Eugene Victor Debs is unknown to most people in the United States, yet, he is one of the most important working-class figures in our history. Debs was a railroad worker during the 1877 national railway strike in July. This strike took place when the railroad ...

Thursday, July 6

LaborFest2017: “Refinery Town” Book Reading | SF
Thursday, July 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017:
Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, was once a typical company town bankrolled by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of a hundred thousand had experienced the by-products of decades’ worth of poverty, substandard housing, and poorly funded public ...

Friday, July 7

LaborFest2017: “Ludlow & Greek American In The Colorado Coal War” Film Screening | SF
Friday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are highly encouraged.
| 518 Valencia
LaborFest2017:
The racist war on immigrants in the US has a long history and this film tells the story of Greek Americans and other immigrants who came to work in the mines of Colorado. This film shows the conditions that these miners and their children worked ...

Saturday, July 8

LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Come and join a walk with Matthew Britten (Fort Point Guide). Fort Point in San Francisco was built by the US military between 1853 and the 1860’s as a seacoast defense site. At the same time, construction was taking place of what was to become Fort ...
LaborFest2017: Re-Imagining the San Francisco General Strike | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harry Bridges Plaza Tower
LaborFest2017: Re-Imagining the San Francisco General Strike | SF
Join the walk with Gifford Hartman and others. Eighty-three years ago at this location, a great battle took place by workers and residents of San Francisco against the police and National Guard. They will look at the causes of the 1934 General Strike and why it was ...
LaborFest2017: Discussions on San Francisco General Strike | Green Arcade
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017: Discussions on San Francisco General Strike | Green Arcade
Launching from the historic General Strike of 1934, historians David Duckworth and Gifford Hartman converse on the broader ramifications of this moment in West Coast labor unity. Considering the scope and tactics of that defining moment, examples of other significant strikes are examined and contrasted, ...
LaborFest2017: “Fascism Inc.” Film Screening | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest2017:
Director Aris Chatzistefanou’s films look at Greece during the time of neo-nazi and fascist movements, pointing to capitalism’s attempt to profit by attacking the working class and trade unionism from banning strikes to complete deregulation, allowing the wealthy to acquire land and resources. Chatzistefanou’s film ...

Sunday, July 9

LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25 | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of sites built by the New Deal’s “alphabet soup” agencies. You will learn about the major contribution government-paid workers made during the depression- era New Deal programs. Gray and Harvey ...
LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 240 Second Street
LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the Preparedness Day ...
LaborFest2017: War in Asia & the Lessons of the Comfort Women | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017: War in Asia & the Lessons of the Comfort Women | SF
The growing dangers of a war in Asia are accelerating, particularly with the U.S. strategy of “Asian Pivot”. This forum will examine what the “Asian Pivot” is and the militarization of Asia, including the construction of more bases in Okinawa and Jeju, Korea. The Korean trade ...

Monday, July 10

LaborFest2017: “The Great Sitdown” & “Divided We Fall” Film Screening | SF
Monday, July 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
Divided We Fall: In one of the largest mobilizations of labor during the last decade, hundreds of thousands of workers from throughout the country joined together to oppose the union-busting attack by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. This film by Katherine Acosta looks at the important mobilization, ...

Friday, July 28

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2017
Friday, July 28 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2017
The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 28-29, ...

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 ...

Saturday, August 12

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
Saturday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high ...

Friday, August 25

Free National Parks Day | National Park Service Birthday
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day | National Park Service Birthday

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Saturday, September 2

Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

Saturday, September 30

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Saturday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12
Saturday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...