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Tuesday, July 17

Fijian Warrior Performances | Union Square
Tuesday, July 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Union Square
Fijian Warrior Performances | Union Square

The Bay Area is about to be overtaken by Fijian happiness, thanks to the arrival of the Fiji Airways Men’s 7s rugby team and a series of exciting public engagement events throughout the city, July 16-19, 2018. Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airways have partnered to bring Fiji’s world-renowned ...

Meet & Greet with Fiji Rugby Team | SF
Tuesday, July 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | One Market Plaza
Meet & Greet with Fiji Rugby Team | SF

The Bay Area is about to be overtaken by Fijian happiness, thanks to the arrival of the Fiji Airways Men’s 7s rugby team and a series of exciting public engagement events throughout the city, July 16-19, 2018. Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airways have partnered to bring Fiji’s world-renowned ...

LaborFest 2018: The Gig Economy, Privacy, Automation and AI | Stanford
Tuesday, July 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford University ( Margaret Jacks Hall )
LaborFest 2018: The Gig Economy, Privacy, Automation and AI | Stanford
San Francisco Bay Area is ground zero for the world tech transformation from platforms at Uber and Lyft to social media networks like Facebook and search engines like Google. The collection of big data without privacy rights, or the introduction of automation by Tesla and ...

Wednesday, July 18

Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wed July 18: 6-8pm — Crosscut (Blues/Rock) Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric ...
LaborFest 2018: Whistle Blowers and Workers Rights | SF
Wednesday, July 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2018: Whistle Blowers and Workers Rights | SF
Whistleblowers on the job are under attack. This forum will hear from whistleblowers about their struggle to defend health and safety and the public. Their actions are taking place in a period of growing financial corruption in our society. One of the whistleblowers, Darrell Whitman, ...

Thursday, July 19

Rugby World Cup Sevens Welcome Ceremony | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
Rugby World Cup Sevens Welcome Ceremony | SF

The Bay Area is about to be overtaken by Fijian happiness, thanks to the arrival of the Fiji Airways Men’s 7s rugby team and a series of exciting public engagement events throughout the city, July 16-19, 2018. Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airways have partnered to bring Fiji’s world-renowned ...

LaborFest 2018: “Pride 2014” Film Screening | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest 2018: "Pride 2014" Film Screening | SF
The unity of workers and oppressed minorities is the story of Pride. In a successful effort to break the miners’ union, former Prime Minister Thatcher decided to force the National Union of Miners out on strike during 1984-1985. This movie encapsulates that strong support the ...

Friday, July 20

2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair: Preview Night
Friday, July 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnesota Street Project
2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair: Preview Night

The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. This multi-day event is free and open to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera and artists’ multiples. These works will be presented by ...

LaborFest 2018: The Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus | SF
Friday, July 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
LaborFest 2018: The Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus | SF
The Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus presents a history of immigration, told through the lens of family and policy and illustrated by songs old and new. Chorus members will share their own families’ migration experiences; Howard Zinn and Cornel West will weigh in; and there are ...
LaborFest 2018: “Dare To Struggle Dare To Win, 1968” Film Screening | SF
Friday, July 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest 2018: "Dare To Struggle Dare To Win, 1968" Film Screening | SF
In the middle of the May-June French General Strike in 1968 Jean Pierre-Thorn, a film student at University of Paris, takes his camera to the Flins Renault auto plant and ends up in the middle of the workers struggle during these events. This is an ...
24th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland
24th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2018 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 13-21, 2018 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland). A must see again this year, ...

Saturday, July 21

Menlo Summerfest 2018: Saturday | Menlo Park
Saturday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but some activities may have a fee.
| Downtown Menlo Park
Menlo Summerfest 2018: Saturday | Menlo Park

The long, laid-back, lovely days of summer are upon us and the Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season is in full swing. For a sun-splashed weekend featuring two days of stellar live music, world-class art by 200 of America’s top artists, fabulous food and drink, artisan ...

2018 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon | Oakland
Saturday, July 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2018 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon | Oakland
The East Bay SPCA will host its 10th Annual Adopt-A-Thon at Jack London Square from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018. More than 300 adoptable animals from the many East Bay pet adoption agencies will be present, including dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, ...
38th Annual Native American Festival: Art Market & Demos | Point Reyes
Saturday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bear Valley Visitor Center
38th Annual Native American Festival: Art Market & Demos | Point Reyes
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to the 38th Annual Big Time Festival, a traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. 2018 Big Time ...
LaborFest 2018: WPA Berkeley Walk | SF
Saturday, July 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Main Berkeley Post Office
LaborFest 2018: WPA Berkeley Walk | SF
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 ...
LaborFest 2018: Tom Mooney & Preparedness Day Bombing Walk | July 1-31
Saturday, July 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | One Market St.
LaborFest 2018: Tom Mooney & Preparedness Day Bombing Walk | July 1-31
During this walking tour, we 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 ...
2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair
Saturday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Minnesota Street Project
2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair

The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. This multi-day event is free and open to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera and artists’ multiples. These works will be presented by ...

“Chomp” Food Truck Festival, Mimosa Garden & Lawn Games | SF
Saturday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free before Noon. Silent Disco tickets are $15
| SPARK Social SF
"Chomp" Food Truck Festival, Mimosa Garden & Lawn Games | SF
The Chomp Festival celebrates the “foodie” lifestyle featuring the Bay’s top food trucks and vendors. The event will also feature a mimosa garden, lawn games, and a portion of the field that is dedicated to a silent disco with music provided by a few of ...
2018 Urban Youth Graffiti Arts Festival | SF
Saturday, July 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Precita Park
2018 Urban Youth Graffiti Arts Festival | SF
Each year, the Urban Youth Arts Festival sets up about a huge community painting wall in Precita Park for artists of all ages to express themselves, along with music and fun – typically with over 500 feet of wall space. There’s also sometimes free food thanks to the ...
80th Japanese “Ginza Bazaar”: Food, Taiko & Dance Festival | SF
Saturday, July 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
80th Japanese "Ginza Bazaar": Food, Taiko & Dance Festival | SF

The Ginza Bazaar is a 80 year Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco. The highlight of the weekend will be the 87th Bon Odori – a traditional Japanese Bon Dancing at ...

2018 Obon Festival & Bazaar: Japanese Dancing, Taiko & Exhibits | Mountain View
Saturday, July 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Buddhist Temple
2018 Obon Festival & Bazaar: Japanese Dancing, Taiko & Exhibits | Mountain View

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple celebrates its annual Obon Festival, a mid-summer Buddhist holiday, on Saturday, July 21, from 2 to 8 pm and Sunday, July 22, from 12 noon to 8 pm. On Saturday, there will be a “Maui Bon Dance” performance at 6:30 ...

“Undiscovered” SF’s Brand New Filipino Night Market: Season Premier | SoMa
"Undiscovered" SF's Brand New Filipino Night Market: Season Premier | SoMa

Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the Bay Area’s creative spirit and the rich cultural heritage of SF’s New SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. UNDSCVRD goes down every 3rd Saturday of the ...

Final Night: 24th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland
Final Night: 24th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2018 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 13-21, 2018 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland). A must see again this year, ...

Sunday, July 22

Menlo Summerfest 2018: Sunday | Menlo Park
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but some activities may have a fee.
| Downtown Menlo Park
Menlo Summerfest 2018: Sunday | Menlo Park

The long, laid-back, lovely days of summer are upon us and the Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season is in full swing. For a sun-splashed weekend featuring two days of stellar live music, world-class art by 200 of America’s top artists, fabulous food and drink, artisan ...

2018 Saratoga Classic Car Show & Block Party | South Bay
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Village
2018 Saratoga Classic Car Show & Block Party | South Bay
Over 300 colorful classic and cool cars will gather along Big Basin Way in historic Saratoga as part of the 9th Annual Saratoga Classic Car Show from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Classy food, tasty beer & wine from local wineries and breweries, ...
Obtainium Cup: Steampunk Festival, Food Trucks & Rally | Vallejo
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Mare Island
Obtainium Cup: Steampunk Festival, Food Trucks & Rally | Vallejo

The Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally is a free festival featuring motorized and pedal powered art vehicles, including disability scooters, held on historic Mare Island on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 11 am – 6 pm. This event features a Steampunk Festival with vendors and food ...

2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Minnesota Street Project
2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair

The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. This multi-day event is free and open to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera and artists’ multiples. These works will be presented by ...

1st Charcoal Food Fest: “50 Shades of Charcoal” | SoMa
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 GA and Kids 10 and under are Free
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
1st Charcoal Food Fest: "50 Shades of Charcoal" | SoMa
Charcoal is definitely the new black. Come taste the dark side at SF’s first Charcoal Food Fest – 50 Shades of Charcoal. It lights your fire, but shouldn’t be confused with the briquettes in your BBQ. Equal parts intriguing and delicious, charcoal has jumped off the ...
Win Tix: VIP Prize Pack: “Urban Air Market” Oakland | The Hive
Sunday, July 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN | The Hive Oakland
The 2018 pop-up market season kicks off with the Spring 2018 Urban Air Market in Okaland with 150 curated vendors, live music, DIY workshops, and interactive art projects. One very lucky shopper will have a chance to win an awesome prize pack tote bag filled with ...
2018 Obon Festival & Bazaar: Japanese Dancing, Taiko & Exhibits | Mountain View
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Buddhist Temple
2018 Obon Festival & Bazaar: Japanese Dancing, Taiko & Exhibits | Mountain View

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple celebrates its annual Obon Festival, a mid-summer Buddhist holiday, on Saturday, July 21, from 2 to 8 pm and Sunday, July 22, from 12 noon to 8 pm. On Saturday, there will be a “Maui Bon Dance” performance at 6:30 ...