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San Francisco Critical Mass 30th Anniversary Bike Ride (Sept. 30)San Francisco Critical Mass 30th Anniversary Bike Ride (Sept. 30)
By - posted 8/31/2022
Causes, Celebrations, Have Your Voice Heard, Outdoorsy

Critical Mass was founded in 1992 in San Francisco. September 2022 marks 30 years of Critical Mass in San Francisco, and to celebrate they’re hosting a big anniversary ride. Meet up at 5:30 pm in Embarcadero Plaza, and roll out at 6:30 pm. Critical Mass is a bike ride, a celebration, and protest more...

SF's Castro AIDS Mural Is Back (and Gorgeous) After Graffiti AttackSF’s Castro AIDS Mural Is Back (and Gorgeous) After Graffiti Attack
By - posted 8/21/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Causes, Murals, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

After some jerkwad defaced the “Hope for the World Cure” Mural in the Castro with graffiti back in late December 2021, artists helped restore the mural back to its original glory and gave it a bright and colorful update. In addition to getting covered in graffiti, the mural, originally painted in more...

Protesters Halt Construction at Berkeley's People's ParkProtesters Halt Construction at Berkeley’s People’s Park
By - posted 8/4/2022
Causes, East Bay, Housing

University of California at Berkeley halted construction Wednesday on housing at historic People’s Park following a protest the university said threatened the safety of workers. Following a judge’s decision Friday that became final this week, UC Berkeley fenced off the park early Wednesday morning to prepare to build $312 million of more...

SF's Response to Roe v. Wade Being OverturnedSF’s Response to Roe v. Wade Being Overturned
By - posted 6/24/2022
Causes, San Francisco

 In response to the Supreme Court’s decision that has resulted in the loss of the constitutional right to abortion, San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed announced initial steps being taken to prepare for impacts locally and to ensure that San Francisco continues to stand as a place that proudly protects more...

Upcoming List of Bay Area Protests (June/July 2022)Upcoming List of Bay Area Protests (June/July 2022)
By - posted 6/24/2022
Causes, Have Your Voice Heard

We know it’s hard to stay connected sometimes as a community. We’re doing our best to compile a list of as many upcoming protests, rallies, vigils, activism, community outreach and clean-up events as possible. Did we miss any events? Please email us at events_crew@funcheap.com with the date/time, details and any links more...

SF & Bay Area Supreme Court / Roe v. Wade Protests (2022)SF & Bay Area Supreme Court / Roe v. Wade Protests (2022)
By - posted 6/24/2022
Causes

After news broke of the Supreme Court officially overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, protests and rallies have started to pop up in the Bay Area. Please note that this is an evolving news story and details can change. Did we miss any events? Please email us at events_crew@funcheap.com with the more...

"Save the Castro Theatre" Non-Profit Fights to Preserve Historic Interior“Save the Castro Theatre” Non-Profit Fights to Preserve Historic Interior
By - posted 6/24/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Causes, San Francisco

By Olivia Wynkoop, Bay City News Foundation Though San Francisco deemed the structure of the iconic Castro Theatre a historical landmark back in 1977, the Castro Theatre Conservancy wants to ensure the venue space’s interior is protected, too. The non-profit organization launched its “Save the Castro Theatre” campaign on Wednesday to prevent more...

SF Hosting its Biggest Juneteenth Celebration EverSF Hosting its Biggest Juneteenth Celebration Ever
By - posted 6/18/2022
Causes, Community, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Sponsored

Once deemed the “Harlem of the West,” the historic Fillmore District was an epicenter of black music and culture for years. Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday, San Francisco is looking to celebrate. The city has put on Juneteenth events before, but nothing of this scale. Eight blocks of more...

SF's Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 11-12)SF’s Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 11-12)
By - posted 6/12/2022
Brand New, Causes, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, San Francisco, Uplifting

The National AIDS Memorial will mark the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with an historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park that will feature nearly 3,000 hand-stitched panels of the Quilt. The display will be the largest display of the Quilt in the U.S. in over a decade and more...

Epic Mission Mural Getting Rehabbed After 10 Years by Original ArtistsEpic Mission Mural Getting Rehabbed After 10 Years by Original Artists
By - posted 3/22/2022
Causes, Murals, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco’s stunning “Mission Makeover” mural in the Mission District is getting its own makeover. 10 years later, the original artists, Lucía González Ippolito and her father Tirso Araiza, are reuniting to help restore the mural back to its original grandeur. Artist Lucía González Ippolito has launched a GoFundMe campagin to more...

SF's "Russia Avenue" 'Renamed' in Support of UkraineSF’s “Russia Avenue” ‘Renamed’ in Support of Ukraine
By - posted 3/11/2022
Causes, San Francisco

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that San Francisco’s “Russia Avenue” in the Excelsior neighborhood has been unofficially changed in support of Ukraine. Someone changed the street sign on the corner of Russia Avenue and Mission to now read “No War” and “Ukraine.”  Someone has changed Russia Street off of Mission more...

SF's Giant Benefit Concert for Ukraine (w/ 500 Free Sunflowers)SF’s Giant Benefit Concert for Ukraine (w/ 500 Free Sunflowers)
By - posted 3/9/2022
Causes, Getting Help, San Francisco

A free humanitarian relief concert for Ukraine will be held Saturday, March 12, in Golden Gate Park. A coalition of organizations led by Sunset Piano, Illuminate, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council will host an extraordinary event called “Slava Ukraini!” (Glory to Ukraine!) at more...

Every Bay Area "Peace In Ukraine" Global Day of Action Rally (March 5-6)Every Bay Area “Peace In Ukraine” Global Day of Action Rally (March 5-6)
By - posted 3/4/2022
Causes

A group called “Peace in Ukraine” has organized a series of protests and rallies to support Ukraine. Join our Global Day of Action: Sunday, March 6th, 2022. Stop the War in Ukraine. Russian Troops Out. No to NATO expansion. There have already been many anti-war demonstrations in Russia and many other countries. more...

This is SF's Only Ukrainian RestaurantThis is SF’s Only Ukrainian Restaurant
By - posted 3/2/2022
Causes, City Insight, Eat & Drink, San Francisco

San Francisco has just one Ukrainian restaurant. And they could use your support. Thanks to 48hills for sharing their recent experience at Pushkin, located at 40 Belden Place (near Kearny and Pine in downtown San Francisco). Puskin is a family-run restaurant serving Ukrainian food with a modern twist. You can choose from more...

Russian Spa in SF Offers Ukrainians Free Spa PassesRussian Spa in SF Offers Ukrainians Free Spa Passes
By - posted 2/26/2022
Causes, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that Russian spa, Archimedes Banya in Hunters Point is standing in solidarity with Ukraine and offering free admission for anyone with a Ukranian passport this weekend, February 26-27, 2022. The spa has a Turkish Hammam steam room, Russian sauna heated to 170 – more...