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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

People in Plazas: Free Blues Concert | SF
Tuesday, July 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center
People in Plazas: Free Blues Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July ...

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 …

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Troupe Studio Space
Wednesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Troupe Studio Space
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Troupe Studio Space

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

2018 LaborFest: The Exploitation of Part-Time College Faculty | SF
Wednesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: The Exploitation of Part-Time College Faculty | SF

Part of the so-called American Dream is the notion that if you work hard and get a good education you will make a decent living. However, many of our most educated workera are teachers in higher education institutions and suffer from the worldwide trend, endured …

Thursday, July 26

“People in Plazas: Jazz Concert | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
"People in Plazas: Jazz Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Troupe Studio Space
Thursday, July 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Troupe Studio Space
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Troupe Studio Space

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Friday, July 27

Alphabet Rockers (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Alphabet Rockers (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
Over the past decade, the Alphabet Rockers have honed a supremely engaging hip-hop act designed for children and families. With singer/songwriter Kaitlin McGaw and beatboxer/b-boy/rapper Tommy Shepherd, this powerhouse group makes the world come alive through beats, rhymes, songs and dances.

“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Friday, July 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa

San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” HellaFunny Fridays Every Friday at 7:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), ...

“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF
Friday, July 27 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaSingle" Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF

Tired of swiping right? Bumble making you humble? On an unsuccessful Hinge binge? Or tired of your dating life not Happn’n? Come to HellaSingle… SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle. Laugh at world-class comedians and maybe meet the love of ...

Saturday, July 28

Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, July 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Cuban saxophonist, percussionist and composer Yosvany Terry is in the vanguard of Latin American musicians transforming the US jazz scene. Blending a verdant continuum of influences from West Africa, Cuba, and American jazz, he’s created a singular sound, one of the most ambitious and consequent cross-cultural visions …

Sunday, July 29

2018 “Up Your Alley Fair” & Fetish Street Festival | SoMa
Sunday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2018 "Up Your Alley Fair" & Fetish Street Festival | SoMa

This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music… Up Your Alley is only for real players, where leather daddies rule the streets of SoMa. If rubber, biker gear, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then they’ve got it. In …

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Sunday, July 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Founded by Jon Reed Sims in 1978 in response to Anita Bryant‘s anti-gay campaign in the late 1970s, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps was the first openly-gay musical group in the world. Sims went on to create the San …

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, July 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

2018 LaborFest: Charlie King & Rebel Voices | SF
Sunday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Charlie King & Rebel Voices |  SF

Labor musician and political satirist Charlie King will sing about the struggle of working people in the age of Trump. Pete Seeger nominated Charlie for the Sacco- Vanzetti Social Justice Award, which he received in November 1999. He recieved the Phil Ochs award in 2017. …

Monday, July 30

2018 LaborFest: Palestinian Workers & Solidarity Work | SF
Monday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Palestinian Workers & Solidarity Work | SF

Workers Rights has no borders and the struggle and lives of Palestinian workers are the focus of this forum. Palestinian journalists have been targeted by Israeli snipers in increasing numbers. At the same time, Palestinian workers face brutal slave-like discriminatory conditions, not only in the …

Tuesday, July 31

Sneak Peek Guided Public Tour of SF’s New Transbay Terminal | SoMa
Tuesday, July 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Non-transferable
| Salesforce Transit Center
Sneak Peek Guided Public Tour of SF's New Transbay Terminal | SoMa

From July 31 to August 3 get a sneak peek of the San Franicisco’s brand new Transbay Transit Center with a series of free public tours. There are four unique themed tours of the transit center and a 5.4-acre rooftop park, so you’ll have the rare ...

Sanrio’s Anti-Hello Kitty “Den of Rage” Pop-Up Experience | Final Day
Tuesday, July 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*VIP packages are also available- to purchase visit denofrage.com
| TOTO Concept 190
Sanrio's Anti-Hello Kitty "Den of Rage" Pop-Up Experience | Final Day

Sanrio, the creator of super cute Hello Kitty, brings you a very different experience with newest character Aggretsuko and her Den Of Rage Following a successful run in Los Angeles, Aggretsuko’s Den of Rage is coming to San Francisco on Friday, July 20th. The immersive ...

2018 LaborFest: Play – “Fight for 52¢” | SF
Tuesday, July 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Play - "Fight for 52¢" | SF

San Francisco actor and writer Howard Petrick takes a look at the 1934 Minneapolis general strike through the eyes of one of its leaders, V.R. Dunne. The Minneapolis Teamster General Strike was one of three successful strikes that year that built the rise of industrial …

Wednesday, August 1

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, August 1 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery
"Lululemon Flow & Jo": Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...

Green & LEED: Sneak Peek Guided Tours of SF’s New Transbay Terminal | SoMa
Wednesday, August 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Non-transferable
| Salesforce Transit Center
Green & LEED: Sneak Peek Guided Tours of SF's New Transbay Terminal | SoMa

From July 31 to August 3 get a sneak peek of the San Franicisco’s brand new Transbay Transit Center with a series of free public tours. There are four unique themed tours of the transit center and a 5.4-acre rooftop park, so you’ll have the rare ...

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern
"Safe Words" Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...

Thursday, August 2

Sneak Peek Guided Tours of SF’s New Rooftop Park | SoMa
Thursday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Non-transferable
| Salesforce Transit Center
Sneak Peek Guided Tours of SF's New Rooftop Park | SoMa

From July 31 to August 3 get a sneak peek of the San Franicisco’s brand new Transbay Transit Center with a series of free public tours. There are four unique themed tours of the transit center and a 5.4-acre rooftop park, so you’ll have the rare ...