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Friday, July 1

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

First Friday Fiesta: An Evening of Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose
Friday, July 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
First Friday Fiesta: An Evening of Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose

The notable First Friday Fiesta Series at MACLA brings several of the Bay Area’s most prominent Latin American music and dance companies to MACLA’s Castellano Playhouse in the heart of Downtown San José for an evening of free, educational, and engaging performances. The series is ...

Monday, July 4

San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade & Street Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Jose (The Alameda)
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade & Street Festival | 2016

Enjoy some old-fashioned traditional fun as the annual Rose, White & Blue Parade winds through the Rose Garden neighborhood ending on San Jose’s The Alameda on July 4, 2016.
This homespun parade features live bands, dance groups, home-made floats, kids on bikes, antique cars, and more.
Following the parade …

San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2016

Celebrating their 102nd year and a new century of service, the Rotary Club of San Jose invites you, your family, and your friends to enjoy another world-class fireworks display at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose on July 4, 2016.
The fireworks will light up the sky at approximately …

Friday, July 8

LaborFest 2016: “Blue Elephants” Film Screening | San Jose
Friday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| San Jose Peace and Justice Center
LaborFest 2016:

This film documents the every day lives of Indonesian and Nepali migrant workers who work for Malaysian contract manufacturers that produce goods for some of the world’s best-known brands. One-third of migrant workers in the Malaysian electronics industry are trapped in forced labor, a form …

LaborFest 2016: “Driving For Hire” Movie Screening | San Jose
Friday, July 8 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| San Jose Peace and Justice Center
LaborFest 2016:

This documentary made by SF cab driver John Han is a deep dive into the multiplicity of issues that have surrounded the contentious battle in California (and much of the rest of the world) between the cab industry and ride-service firms Uber and Lyft over …

Thursday, July 14

Music in the Park: AC/DShe & The Killer Queens | San Jose
Thursday, July 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Music in the Park: AC/DShe & The Killer Queens | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2016 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Tickets are $10, but the headliners are usually well worth the price. 2016 ...

LaborFest 2016: “The Factory” Movie Screening | San Jose
Thursday, July 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| San Jose Peace and Justice Center
LaborFest 2016:

The Factory revisits one of the most contentious cases of industrial unrest in recent history: the face-off between workers and the management of the Maruti Suzuki automobile factory in Manesar, India.
Donations are appreciated.

Friday, July 15

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, July 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Friday, July 22

LaborFest 2016: “Limpiadores” Film Screening | San Jose
Friday, July 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| San Jose Peace and Justice Center
LaborFest 2016:

The life and struggles of the invisible migrant workers that make sure offices and classrooms are clean and tidy before professors and students arrive for their morning classes at some of London’s most prestigious universities.
It shows the Unison union and how their struggle for justice, …

LaborFest 2016: “Claiming Our Voice” Film Screening | San Jose
Friday, July 22 – 7:40 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose Peace and Justice Center
LaborFest 2016:

This film shares the stories of Andolan, an organization founded and led by immigrant women low-wage workers as a means to support each other and collectively organize against exploitative work conditions.
The film follows the women as they create, rehearse and refine acts for their first …

Tuesday, July 26

LaborFest 2016: Comedy Night | San Jose
LaborFest 2016: Comedy Night | San Jose

LaborFest 2016 brings a night of comedy to all working class people to laugh and enjoy a night of relaxation. As labor is forefront for all, people need to unwind and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Alycia Cooper is a member of Screen Actors Guild …

Friday, July 29

LaborFest 2016: “Operation Bootstrap” Movie Screening | San Jose
Friday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| San Jose Peace and Justice Center
LaborFest 2016:

Operation Bootstrap by Pedro Angel Rivera and Susan Zeig exposes the first “free trade” zone set up by the US in Puerto Rico. It was advertised as helping the people of Puerto Rico, but in fact, it has ended up putting them in further poverty …

Thursday, August 4

Music in the Park: Ozomatli | San Jose
Thursday, August 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Music in the Park: Ozomatli | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2016 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Tickets are $10, but the headliners are usually well worth the price. 2016 ...

Friday, August 19

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Tuesday, August 23

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | San Jose
Tuesday, August 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| St. James Park (San Jose)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...