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Saturday, July 22

LaborFest2017: WPA Berkeley Walk | Berkeley
Saturday, July 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Main Berkeley Post Office
LaborFest2017: WPA Berkeley Walk | Berkeley
This walk will explore the “New Deal nexus” in Berkeley that includes Berkeley High School, the Community Theater, Civic Center Park, Post Office art, the old UC Press Building (now being repurposed as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive), and the old Farm ...
LaborFest2017: Tom Mooney & Preparedness Day Bombing Walk | SF
Saturday, July 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | One Market St.
LaborFest2017: Tom Mooney & Preparedness Day Bombing Walk | SF
During this walking tour, you will visit several sites, which were integral to the unfolding of events following a bomb explosion on Steuart Street at Market Street on July 22, 1916. With fervor building to engage the United States in the war in Europe, businessmen in ...

Wednesday, July 26

LaborFest2017: “Building the Resistance to Trump” Lecture | SF
Wednesday, July 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017:
At a moment when American democracy is threatened as never before, progressives need models for building an effective resistance. In California, many examples of strategy and tactics live in the hidden history of working people and their struggles for social justice. This talk will present and ...

Thursday, July 27

LaborFest2017: “All of Us or None” An Evening of Poetry in Resistance to Trump | Oakland
Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
LaborFest2017:
Working people are under attack on the job, in their homes and on the streets. The struggle to survive in the Bay Area with gentrification, gig jobs and the daily fears and stresses of your lives will be heard at this open mike. It is time ...
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

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, ...

Saturday, July 29

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 ...
National Cheesecake Day: 1/2 Price Slice | The Cheesecake Factory
National Cheesecake Day: 1/2 Price Slice | The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory will celebrate National Cheesecake Day in a big way on July 30 and 31, 2017 by offering dine-in guests any slice of its more than 30 legendary flavors of cheesecake for half price at any of its 189 restaurants nationwide. Fine Print: ...

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 ...

Monday, July 31

National Cheesecake Day: 1/2 Price Slice | The Cheesecake Factory
National Cheesecake Day: 1/2 Price Slice | The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory will celebrate National Cheesecake Day in a big way on July 30 and 31, 2017 by offering dine-in guests any slice of its more than 30 legendary flavors of cheesecake for half price at any of its 189 restaurants nationwide. Fine Print: ...

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

“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 ...