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Thursday, July 19

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

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 ...

Saturday, July 21

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 ...

Sunday, July 22

LaborFest 2018: Angel Island & Trial of Harry Bridges | SF
Sunday, July 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Angel Island
LaborFest 2018: Angel Island & Trial of Harry Bridges | SF
Harry Bridges, the Australian-born founding president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, was hounded by government investigations, hearings, and trials from 1934 to 1955. As the leader of the famous 1934 Pacific Coast Maritime and San Francisco General Strikes, Bridges was the target of ...
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 ...
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

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2018
Friday, July 27 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2018
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 late July to early August. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 27-28, 2018 ...

Monday, July 30

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, 2018 by offering dine-in guests any slice of its more than 30 legendary flavors of cheesecake for half price at any of its restaurants nationwide. Fine Print: One slice of ...

Sunday, August 12

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
Sunday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
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 ...

Saturday, September 1

2018 Free Fishing Day | SF
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
2018 Free Fishing Day | 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 22

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2018
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2018

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 and free admission ...

Monday, October 8

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
Monday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, ...

Sunday, October 21

Orionids Meteor Shower 2018 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Sunday, October 21 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2018 | Halley's Comet's Debris
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit as many as 25 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. They sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to possibly overcome the strong moonlight. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come ...

Sunday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018

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 and free admission ...

2018 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Sunday, November 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Like the South Taurids, the North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 5 meteors per hour. The North and South Taurids combine, to provide a nice sprinkling of meteors throughout October ...

Saturday, November 17

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2018
Saturday, November 17 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2018
November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around November 17 or 18, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2018, the peak night of the shower is expected from midnight to dawn on Saturday and Sunday mornings (November 17 and 18). Although ...