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Sunday, July 22

2018 Bon Odori Japanese Dance & Street Festival | SF
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
2018 Bon Odori Japanese Dance & Street 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 ...

80’s Ladies Hits Concert: Flock of Seagirls | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
80's Ladies Hits Concert: Flock of Seagirls | Union Square Live
Sun July 22: 2-4pm — Flock of Seagirls (80s Ladies Hits) Flock of Seagirls is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier all-female tribute to ladies of the ’80s. Honoring the legacy of women who rocked during this iconic decade, Flock of Seagirls plays hit after hit ...

LaborFest 2018: “Dying to Work” Book Reading | SF
Sunday, July 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest 2018: "Dying to Work" Book Reading | SF
Writer and labor lawyer Jonathan Karmel has written a book about the cost to workers and their families of the lack of health and safety protection on the job. He visits workers and gets their stories on the deaths and permanent injuries that have destroyed ...

Monday, July 23

LaborFest 2018: The History of California Slavery | SF
Monday, July 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2018: The History of California Slavery | SF
Slavery, observed Frederick Douglass, is a “hydra-headed monster.” In California this monster appeared and reappeared as if shape-shifting. The history of slavery in California unsettles the North/South view of American slave labor. This is a history of captivity, flight and resistance, of Indians held captive ...

Tuesday, July 24

2018 LaborFest: Spain – The Mondagron Co-Operative | SF
Tuesday, July 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Spain – The Mondagron Co-Operative | SF
Sharat Lin is an international labor researcher looking at the lessons of the Spanish Mondagron Cooperative system. He reports on how it works and how workers who are using their collective control can innovate and develop their enterprises. The Mondagron cooperative forum. Additional information http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/8/eu-law-puts-a-dent-in-scandinavian- ...
2018 LaborFest: Nordic Workers, Union & Labor Rights | SF
Tuesday, July 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Nordic Workers, Union & Labor Rights | SF
American-Swedish trade unionist Jordin Williams will discuss how workers are organized across the Nordic spectrum: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. He will give a Powerpoint presentation to discuss labor rights and labor laws and the issues that they face. The rights of Swedish workers ...

Wednesday, July 25

2018 LaborFest: Port Triumph (Puerto el Triunfo) 2017 ” Film Screening” | SF
Wednesday, July 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Port Triumph (Puerto el Triunfo) 2017 " Film Screening" | SF
This film by Jeffrey Gould, a history professor at the University of Indiana, looks at an important labor struggle of shrimp workers at Port Triumph in El Salvador. El Salvador had a large shrimp industry, which mostly exported to the United States. More than 1,500 ...
American Blues/Rock Concert: Kingsborough | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Blues/Rock Concert: Kingsborough | Union Square Live
Wed July 25: 6-8pm — Kingsborough (American Blues/Rock) Driven by old soul and rock n’ roll, Northern California-based, Kingsborough has created a huge following with their modern twist on authentic American rock. This independent group of musicians reflects the old school “Working Band” mentality with a ...
2018 LaborFest: Voices & Musicians Will Speak Out | SF
Wednesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Beat Museum
2018 LaborFest: Voices & Musicians Will Speak Out | SF
The dystopian world we live in will be challenged by words and music that will bring solidarity and unity of all working people. Poets: Mahnaz Badihian, Lisbit Bailey, Kristina Brown, Pauline Craig, John Curl, Diego De Leo, Agneta Falk, Maria Cristina Herrera, Martin Hickel, Jack ...

Friday, July 27

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival | First Day
Friday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: $18*
*$18 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $20 at the door.
| Christmas Hill Park
2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival | First Day

Come to the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival and celebrate 40 years of family fun—along with great garlicky food, live entertainment, and more. 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27-29, 2018 | 10 am to 7 pm Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy Tickets: $18 online ...

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, July 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

2018 Blues Fest Friday Night Party | Redwood City
Friday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2018 Blues Fest Friday Night Party | Redwood City

The 2018 Redwood City PAL (Police Activities League) Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival features wonderful live music from the Bay Area and beyond, Art on the Square, a family area, and food and drink vendors. This event helps support PAL’s educational and recreational summer programs for ...

Saturday, July 28

2018 Street Soccer USA Cup | Union Square
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square
2018 Street Soccer USA Cup | Union Square

San Francisco Cup and the Wondo Celebrity Match are coming back to Union Square. Street Soccer USA is hosting the Annual Bay Area Cup in Union Square, San Francisco. The cup features teams from all ages and backgrounds coming together in our Social Impact, Corporate, ...

2018 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2018 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda

The 2018 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 250 arts, crafts, and food, local wines and regional beers, live music, and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on July 28-29, 2018. Each day offers continuous ...

2018 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2018 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 33rd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from giant creature kites as big as houses, to free kite making and free candy drops ...

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 27-29
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: $18*
*$18 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $20 at the door.
| Christmas Hill Park
2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 27-29

Come to the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival and celebrate 40 years of family fun—along with great garlicky food, live entertainment, and more. 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27-29, 2018 | 10 am to 7 pm Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy Tickets: $18 online ...

2018 Fort Ross Festival: Beer Garden & Live American Music | Jenner
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: $20 | Fort Ross State Historic Park
2018 Fort Ross Festival: Beer Garden & Live American Music | Jenner
Join the 2018 Fort Ross Festival on Saturday at 10 am. Where else can you witness Kashia Pomo ceremonial dancing, sing along to Americana Swing, learn from Alaska Native craftspeople, and take in traditional Russian performances, all together on the most beautiful stretch of the Sonoma ...
TreasureFest: “Hawaii In July” | Treasure Island
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest: "Hawaii In July" | Treasure Island
RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday
Pedalfest 2018: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2018: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland
Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food and family. Join everyone at Jack London Square for a day of bicycle shenanigans, an amphibious bike race, dare-devil stunts, art bikes, and live music on a pedal-powered stage and the most amazing collection of bicycles to ...
2018 Kidsfest “Pirates” Art Party: Crafts, Live Music & Fun Games | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | FLAX Art & Design (Oakland)
2018 Kidsfest "Pirates" Art Party: Crafts, Live Music & Fun Games | Oakland
Join FLAX for their annual Kidsfest, a free day of discovery, imagination, and learning for children and their parents from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The 2018 theme is Camp Flax. Indulge in the California Camp experience. Make sure to dress up and ...
“Summer Saturdays on Waverly” Street Festival: Craving Chinatown Food Fest | Chinatown
"Summer Saturdays on Waverly" Street Festival: Craving Chinatown Food Fest | Chinatown
The first food festival in the community will feature a selection of Chinatown restaurants offering items that bring to mind, memories of “what food cravings bring you to Chinatown to eat?” Craving Chinatown Food Fest Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 11 am to 2:30 pm Waverly Place, San ...
2018 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & 18 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2018 "Art + Soul" Festival: Saturday | Oakland

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2018 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 18th annual festival features live performances on 4 stages, a Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. 2018 ...

2018 Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival | Redwood City
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2018 Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival | Redwood City

The 2018 Redwood City PAL (Police Activities League) Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival features wonderful live music from the Bay Area and beyond, Art on the Square, a family area, and food and drink vendors. This event helps support PAL’s educational and recreational summer programs for ...

6th Annual Mini Japanese Street Food Fest | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Umami Mart
6th Annual Mini Japanese Street Food Fest | Oakland
In their 6th year anniversary, the Matsuri celebration is the biggest event of the year – and as always, they’re teaming up with The Trappist to bring you Japanese beers and sake. And beer slushies. 6th Annual Mini Japanese Street Food Fest Saturday, July 28, 2018 | ...
Art on the Square ” PAL Music Festival” | Redwood City
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square " PAL Music Festival" | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

2018 Japanese Summer Bazaar | Berkeley
Saturday, July 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Food, games etc. available for purchase.
| Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
2018 Japanese Summer Bazaar | Berkeley

The Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple will be holding its annual weekend summer bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Come enjoy the summer bazaar, eat home-style Japanese foods such ...

Sunday, July 29

2018 Street Soccer USA Cup | Union Square
Sunday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square
2018 Street Soccer USA Cup | Union Square

San Francisco Cup and the Wondo Celebrity Match are coming back to Union Square. Street Soccer USA is hosting the Annual Bay Area Cup in Union Square, San Francisco. The cup features teams from all ages and backgrounds coming together in our Social Impact, Corporate, ...

2018 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda
Sunday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2018 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda

The 2018 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 250 arts, crafts, and food, local wines and regional beers, live music, and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on July 28-29, 2018. Each day offers continuous ...

2018 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2018 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 33rd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from giant creature kites as big as houses, to free kite making and free candy drops ...

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival | Final Day
Sunday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: $18*
*$18 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $20 at the door.
| Christmas Hill Park
2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival | Final Day

Come to the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival and celebrate 40 years of family fun—along with great garlicky food, live entertainment, and more. 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27-29, 2018 | 10 am to 7 pm Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy Tickets: $18 online ...