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Sunday, July 28

LaborFest 2019: Labor Politics & Architecture of San Francisco | SF
Sunday, July 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Sculpture
LaborFest 2019: Labor Politics & Architecture of San Francisco | SF
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.
Jazz in the Park: Music, History & Jam “Glen Pearson” | Emeryville
Sunday, July 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doyle-Hollis Park
Jazz in the Park: Music, History & Jam "Glen Pearson" | Emeryville

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2019. Each show will feature a headlining artist at 3 pm, followed by a “History of Jazz” discussion (4:30 pm), and a youth group performance (5 ...

Monday, July 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

On Monday July 29th see amazing art from the golden age of Bay Area rock posters, learn how the novel chemistries of fungi are digesting plastics and building houses, and discover the ancient astronomical computer recovered from the bottom of the ocean. Monthly

LaborFest 2019: Workers Building San Francisco & the Salesforce Skyscraper | SF
Monday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2019: Workers Building San Francisco & the Salesforce Skyscraper | SF
Joseph Blum is one of the leading national photographers of building trades workers and their talent and skills. Over decades, he has covered the building of the Eastern span of the SF Bay Bridge, and his latest work is the construction of the Salesforce skyscraper. ...

Tuesday, July 30

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion | Los Altos Hills
Tuesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Foothill College
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion | Los Altos Hills
On July 30 at 7 pm in Foothill College’s Appreciation Hall (1500), will host a panel discussion with four NASA scientists and engineers about the legacy of the Apollo landings and the future Artemis missions. Fifty years ago, humans first set foot on the moon. Those first steps ...
SF History Night: The Controversial History of Stern Grove | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall
SF History Night: The Controversial History of Stern Grove | Pacific Heights

Discover this 63-acre city park, the jewel of the Sunset District. In this visual history Lorri will show beautiful meadows and discuss the area’s colorful history, including the squatters who lived on the land, the shootout in the 1800s, the infamous Victorian Trocadero, and how ...Monthly

Wednesday, July 31

LaborFest 2019: Closing Party | SF
Wednesday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2019: Closing Party | SF
This is the 26th year of LaborFest! Please join us to celebrate the last day of LaborFest 2019. Bring a contribution of food and/or beverage for potluck, or instrument for the open mic.

Thursday, August 1

Future of Transportation NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Future of Transportation NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
How will we get where we’re going in the future? How can we reduce our carbon footprint in the process? This week, NightLife explores the cutting-edge and environmentally-friendly ways that transportation is rapidly evolving. Presented by Cruise.
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

Friday, August 2

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...Monthly

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, August 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Workshop First Fridays | SF
Friday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
Workshop First Fridays | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

Live On The Square: Salsa | Jack London Square
Friday, August 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Salsa | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

Saturday, August 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, August 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...Monthly

Sunday, August 4

2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF
Sunday, August 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF

The popular 1st Sundays Block Party returns for the 2019 season. Enjoy free family-friendly games, street food, music, a craft market, DIY activities, and interactive art installation. 2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party 1st Sundays, July 7 to October 6, 2019 | 11 am to ...

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session “Brian Ho Trio” | Oakland
Sunday, August 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session "Brian Ho Trio" | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2019. Each show will feature a headlining artist at 3 pm, followed by a “History of Jazz” discussion (4:30 pm), and a youth group performance (5 ...

Wednesday, August 7

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Thursday, August 8

“LINES” Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral
Thursday, August 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to all; registration on arrival.
| Grace Cathedral
"LINES" Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral

A free series of dance workshops hosted by Grace Cathedral and the 2019 Artist in Residence Alonzo King, every 2nd & 4th Thursday from June 13 – August 22, 2019 at 1 pm. Alonzo King LINES Ballet welcomes the PD community with an authentic and ...Monthly

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Friday, August 9

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Live On The Square: Afro Pop | Jack London Square
Friday, August 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Afro Pop | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

Saturday, August 10

2019 San Jose Veggie Fest w/ Free Fitness Classes | Martial Cottle Park
Saturday, August 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Martial Cottle County Park
2019 San Jose Veggie Fest w/ Free Fitness Classes | Martial Cottle Park
The San Jose Veggie Fest is coming back. Save the date and join Assembly member Ash Kalra and Veggielution at Martial Cottle Park to celebrate the Valley of Hearts Delight. The 2019 San Jose Veggie Fest is family-friendly (and pet friendly) and open to the public. ...
Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Celebrate the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 10 and 11. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The the two-day event ...

2019 Presidio Kite Festival | SF
2019 Presidio Kite Festival | SF
Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite happening at the Presidio Main Parade Ground. Presidio Kite Expo Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE – an RSVP is appreciated, but not required. (Free kites are available ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, August 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...Monthly

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, August 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour "Urban Ninja" Class

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...Monthly

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, August 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

Sunday, August 11

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...Monthly