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bikesLove it. Stuff in red happens e'rr week on that day.

Look at previous listings for venues' links. Check back constantly for updates of cool articles and events. Suggestions welcome. **AUGUST listings are at the bottom. I'm in the Northwest and will make a super amazing August listing when I return to my beloved SF! Project Open Hand really needs your help this month as their kitchen floor is repaired. Oops, now you know my political leanings. Not that the other party isn't involved in any of this. And I think The Boss would be proud. But can we be proud of Obama's FISA crush? Plus, start looking for other sources of potassium, and egregious water-wasting protein. Now, get rid of junk mail. Ehrenreich emulates Jonathon Swift to alert us to a new source of fossil fuel: fat. Tues, July 1st:

  • Free First Tuesdays at all the museums around town
  • Jessy's awesome yoga class 5.45-7.30pm free Caretakers 848 Divis/McCallister
  • Free jazz 8pm Mojo's Divis/Hayes
Wed, July 2nd:
  • Exploratorium's free today
  • Free massage with lunch Harvest & Rowe 11am-1.30pm 55 2nd St/Mission
  • Green Drinks 5.30-8pm Varnish 77 Natoma/2nd-Mission. Get your biodiesel schmooze on and network with other tree huggers. Free drink if you get there early, plus this one is sponsored by Mother Jones
  • Art for Amnesty International fundraiser with Brazilian music, fascinating speakers, and cool people $20 concert 8pm/$100 VIP reception 6pm Prana-Temple 540 Howard/2nd
  • Social Studio Space 8pm free 50A Bannam Place Five Points Art House
Thurs, July 3rd:
  • Pee-Wee's Big Adventure screens 12pm free Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove
  • First Thursday gallery shuffle downtown. Bring your own wine glass
  • Food Not Bombs 5pm 16th St BART
  • Conspiracy of Venus, Cotillion, and Still Flyin' $10 Cafe du Nord 9pm. CoV is an all woman choir that covers Waits, Cohen, Bjork, Wainwright...Still Flyin' is a big ska-y band with a pickler

Fri, July 4th:

  • Thanks for making me a pie
  • El Rio has bands and BBQ and burlesque 2pm-close
  • Rocket launching Frankenart 6-9pm
  • "What Remains" show opens D-Structure 8pm 520 Haight/Fillmore. Always a great open bar here, plus apparently prize giveaways
  • Aaaaaah! Chemical explosions! Airborne toxic event! Fireworks all over the city

Sat, July 5th:

  • Fillmore Jazz Festival 10am-6pm Fillmore/Eddy-Jackson free
  • SFC Double Dutch gives out free lessons 1pm JFK Drive/8th Ave. I am taking classes, but will never be as rad as these ladies
  • "The Elliptical Good-Kind" opens with nifty paintings Jack Hanley Gallery 389 Valencia/15th 6pm
  • Closing reception for "Sometimes I like you more than other times" at Iceburger Gallery Treat/18th 7-9pm
  • Bernal Bubbles hosts its monthly Soapbox Lecture, discussing art and how best to sip the wine they serve 10pm Cortland/Bocana free
Sun, July 6th:
  • Fillmore Jazz Festival 10am-6pm Fillmore/Eddy-Jackson free
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Hoes and weed
  • Free hot dogs, of cow and veggie 1-6pm Frankenart 515 Balboa
  • Stern Grove Summer Concerts present Allen Toussaint and Shorty Trombone 2pm free 19th Ave/Sloat. Good soul/funk/Orleans tunes
  • These bars have free BBQ w/purchase around 4pm Bender's, 500 Club, and Delirium
  • Try to take out your aggression with strong paper 4pm Dolores Park. The Cardboard Tube Fighting League Battle really exists

Mon, July 7th:

  • Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections destroys your trust in democracy and voting 7pm free Mechanic's Library 57 Post/Market
  • Bluegrass Mondays free 8.30pm Amnesia
  • Botticellis and other play The Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia 9pm $5. Karaoke 5.30-9pm free

Tues, July 8th:

Wed, July 9th:

  • Solar in the City discussion Main Library 12-2.30pm free
  • SFBC Volunteer Night 5pm-finished. Snacks, bikers, dinner, doing admin work for free
  • Macy's Cellar and you celebrate Bastille Day early with a French food cooking demo and champagne 6pm free 170 O'Farrell
  • Sneak preview of SF Jewish Film Fest 6-7.30pm free Main Library
  • Dos Americas - The Reconstruction of New Orleans screens 7pm free Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission. Doc about Latino immigrants mixing with pre-Katrina population
  • Free jazz and such 8pm Amnesia free
  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday helps house baby gorillas 8.30pm Doc's Clock 2575 Mission/22nd

Thurs, July 10th:

  • Les Bicyclettes: films about Critical Mass and other bike-y things 12-2pm free Main Library
  • Show reception for cool black and white travel photos Hamburger Eyes/Photo Epicenter 26 Lilac/24th&Capp 5-9pm
  • Triple Base Gallery has a cool interactive show "Open For Business" with recycled art, tattoos, and rocheambeau. Through July 27th 3041 24th/Folsom
  • Mahvish Khan tells you about her law work with Guantanamo detainees. I'm sure I'll love this administration even more after this program 5.30pm $8-15 Commonwealth Club. Also tonight at the Club: INFORUM's Surviving the Great Recession 6.30pm
  • Agent Orange: A Personal Requiem 6-7.45pm free Main Library. Really, we didn't learn anything from Vietnam?
  • My Boudoir Lingerie 10th Anniversary 6-9pm 2029 Fillmore/California. Champagne, appetizers, raffle, and lace
  • Frozen Film Fest starts tonight with an opening party and continues all weekend
  • Cool show opening party Rare Device Gallery 7-10pm 1845 Market/Guerrero
  • Dolores Park Movie Night: Stripes, starring Bill Murray 8.30pm free. Bring your flannel and PBR
  • New show reception Oxenrose Gallery 448 Grove/Gough 8.30-11.30pm. Urban industrial landscapes

Fri, July 11th:

  • Haitian Cultural Festival today through Monday (should green be the color to mark something as a multi-day event? Input please)
  • 111 Minna and Versus Magazine SF throw a hot bash for no apparent reason 4-5.30pm hosted bar; 4-7pm snacks; music til 9.30pm. Cost options: $3 before 6pm and $5 after, or free with RSVP to guestlist@justoneent.com
  • Pandora's Trunk new design party 7-10pm 544 Haight/Steiner. Snacks, music, design, and drinks
  • Porchlight SF brings you The Seven Deadly Sins in their 6th Anniversary Show 8pm $15 Cafe du Nord upstairs. Yea for authors and humor and clever themes; it seems lust, sloth, and gluttony are up for grabs
  • Bardot Au-Go-Go French pop dance party Rickshaw 155 Fell/Van Ness 9pm $10
  • Man/Miracle, 20 Minute Loop, Caves rock Bottom Of The Hill 10pm $10

Sat, July 12th:

  • SF Victory Gardens kickoff City Hall 10am. 60% of our food used to be produced in our own backyards. Yea for agribusiness taking over!
  • Renegade Craft Fair 11am-7pm Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. DIY, DJs, etc
  • Art opening + reception The Curiosity Shoppe 855 Valencia 6-9pm
  • Scalpel. "Demikhov's Hands of Glory" opens with anatomical art studies Iceberger Gallery 3150Treat/18th 7-9pm
  • Romanticized Disappointment opening Queen's Nails Annex 3191 Mission 7-11pm
  • 3D Girls & Guns show gives you drinks and glasses: you won't be able to walk in a straight line Twenty Goto Ten 7pm 679 Geary
  • Insider/Outsider group show Root Division 3175 17th 7-10pm
  • Still Life's summer design series brings you music, dancing, and fashion 8-10pm 835 Divis/Fulton

Sun, July 13th:

  • SFMoMA be free 10am-7.45pm
  • Renegade Craft Fair again. See Saturday
  • Sports Basement Block Party to benefit the rebuilding of Franklin Park Bryant/15th 12-6pm donations accepted. Raffle! Music! Demos(?)! Whilst there, attend free yoga class 1pm
  • Bike For Life: Riding For Peace 2pm ride, 3pm BBQ Lake Merritt. The Trunk Boiz utilize their YouTube Scraper Bike fame and support the community. So awesome
  • Free BBQ 5pm The Peaks 1316 Castro/24th
  • Get your milonga on with live tango music 6pm free Cafe Royale

Mon, July 14th:

Tues, July 15th:

  • Art, wine, and the band Birdmonster 7-10pm Grey Area Gallery 1515 Folsom/11th free RSVP
  • Citay and others play Cafe du Nord 8pm $10-20
  • I like this bar because they a) share a name with my new fave hobby b) give out free suds 9-10pm Double Dutch 16th/Guerrero

Wed, July 16th:

  • SFBC tinkers with bell giveaways 5-7pm Fox Plaza 9th/Larkin. Also training night if you are slinging suds at Tour de Fat
  • The Onion Society for Beer Enjoyment hates your liver and cherishes your wallet 6pm Dave's Bar 29 3rd St. RSVP: sfpromo@theonion.com with subject "DAVES" for free suds
  • League of Pissed Off Voters' early endorsement party 7-9pm Pirate Cat Radio 2781 21st
  • Wellness Wednesdays free yoga Lululemon 7.30-8.30pm 1981 Union
  • 12th Annual Mission Creek Music & Arts Fest begins, now til July 20th

Thurs, July 17th:

  • Triplets of Belleville screens 12pm free Main Library
  • ACCESS gives you complimentary wine and treats Shreve & Co 200 Post/Grant 6-8pm. Gotta RSVP
  • Fundraising happy hour sends meds to Guatemala and give you food 6pm Kelley's Tavern 3231 Fillmore/Lombard
  • Landscape photography of Noah Beil opening reception 5.30-7.30pm SF Arts Commission Gallery at City Hall
  • Fashion show benefit + Botticellis + dancing = $ for Edgewood Center for Children and Families 7.30pm doors 111 Minna Gallery $15
  • Who's taking me to Wolf Parade at The Fillmore? 9pm $22.50
Fri, July 18th:
  • 111 Minna and Versus Magazine SF throw a hot bash 4-5.30pm hosted bar; 4-7pm snacks; music til 9.30pm. Cost options: $3 before 6pm and $5 after, or free with RSVP to guestlist@justoneent.com. Last week's "snacks" were scant, so eat before or bring something
  • Tour de Fat pre-event happy hour with bands and raffle galore The Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia 5.30-8pm free. Stumble over to El Rio for free oysters 5pm
  • Into The Ether show looks fab 6pm RayKo Photo Center 428 Third/Harrison
  • Skate film "What the F**k is a Bachinsky?" screens free 12 Galaxies 10pm 2565 Mission/22nd
Sat. July 19th:
  • Tour de Fat 9am-4pm Golden Gate Park. Way too much fun
  • SF Zine Fest 11am-8pm County Fair Bldg GG Park
  • Learn about all the toxins in beauty/hygiene products with Stacy Malkan, author of Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry 12-3pm free Main Library. I am officially scared and non-trusting of everything now
  • Good Vibes gives a class on hummers, not the cars 6.30-7.30pm 603 Valencia free
  • Bay Area Now 5 big ol' art, music, and people party 8pm Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission/3rd $12-15, free +1 for YBCA members
  • More art, more wine, and more music Grey Area Gallery 8-11pm 1515 Folsom/11th free RSVP
  • Gravel & Gold gives you beer and music from Ed Masuga 8pm 18th/Treat

Sun, July 20th:

  • AIDS Walk
  • SF Zine Fest 11am-7pm County Fair Bldg GG Park
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm
  • North Beach Jazz Fest. In North Beach, at jazz time
  • SF Symphony is playing for free 2pm Dolores Park
  • Author Jennifer 8 Lee appears 2.30-4pm Chinatown Library 1135 Powell. She writes about food and humor
  • Good Magazine's Block Party 1-8pm 111 Minna Gallery: good bands, vendors, art, and drinks. Free for subscribers with RSVP
  • Big crazy party 5pm-midnight $5 Ace Junkyard, 2255 McKinnon/Bayshore with The Sprockettes, SFC Double Dutch, and more. Me thinks BYOB
  • D-Structure screens short films, co-starring an open bar 8pm 520 Haight/Fillmore

Mon, July 21st:

  • Bike rally to get new bike lanes 12.30-1pm City Hall Polk Steps. Then a public hearing at the Board of Supervisors' Land Use Committee to stop stalling the Bike Plan 2pm City Hall, room 263. Thanks for working on a car-free city, SFBC
  • Potluck and screening of an East German breakdancing documentary, no kidding 7.30pm free 848 Divis/McCallister

Tues, July 22nd:

  • Shirley Ann Jackson speaks on energy security (great!) vs. energy independence (bad!) 5.30pm reception Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $8-15
  • Grand Ole Party, Sugar And Gold, and more play Bottom Of The Hill 9pm $8/10

Wed, July 23rd:

  • SFBC Volunteer Night 5pm-done. Food and bike fiends
  • Bike Film Fest opening party 330 Ritch. Fest goes through Saturday
  • If anything, go for the bands' names alone: Chikita Violenta, Pandemonium Jones, Summer Darling 8pm $14 Independent

Thurs, July 24th:

  • Breaking Away (1979) screens 12pm free Main Library. A cyclist tries to Italianize himself to become a champ. Nominated for 5 Oscars
  • Joy Ride, art to help open the Bicycle Film Fest, receives you 6-10pm Bottlecapp Gallery 180 Capp/17th, 3rd Floor
  • Glass blown lucha libre masks opening reception 7-9pm Consulate General of Mexico 532 Folsom /1st
  • Green For All: Van Jones and Senator Steinberg discuss green-collar jobs. I'm helping plan the afterparty, so obviously it will be rad 6.30pm $7-20 Commonwealth Club
Fri, July 25th:
  • Art, bands, plus a bike dance group 9pm 111 Minna $5<11pm>$10
  • Secession opens a new show with music, wine, snacks, and design 6.30-9.30pm Mission/30th across from Safeway
  • Whilst in the lower Mission, check out the show and bands 8-11pm 3191 Mission Queen's Nail Annex
  • Lululemon has free Zumba (latin dance) lessons and sangria and snacks 6.30pm 327 Grant RSVP
  • Unpopable (a band with a balloon bass, no joke) plays Grant & Green Saloon 1371 Grant 8pm free
  • Teenage Dance Craze Party 10pm-2am $2 Knockout. SOOOO fun
Sat, July 26th:
  • This weekend has a bunch of "Shit, the fam's in town...What do I do with them?" festivals that I'm not attending and that I'm too lazy to hyperlink: Berkeley Kite Festival, North Beach Jazz Fest, SF Theatre Fest, Jewish Film Fest, Festival of Sail...
  • Generation Chef Youth Cooking School's Ultimate BBQ 12pm Macy's Cellar
  • Precita Eyes Urban Youth Art Festival with live painting, bbq, bands, and breakdancing 1-6pm Precita Park/Folsom free
  • Bike Film Fest street soiree with pedal powered music 1-7pm Capp 16th/17th free
  • Really Really Free Market 1-6pm Dolores Park. Really
  • I'm getting better at things I should have learned at age 6. Free hula hoop lessons 2-4pm Crissy Field RSVP
  • Dance lessons with The Devil-ettes 7-8pm Good Vibes 1620 Polk free. Watusi, anyone?
  • Conscious Fashionistas serve up thrift couture, fashion shows, dance party, style consulting, snacks, and cocktails 7pm-2am Go For A Loop Gallery 1158 San Bruno in Potrero Hill $10
  • Old Fashioned Ghost Cartoon Movie Night with live music and such 8-10pm Yoga Loft 321 Divis/Oak $5. See Jessy's blog for deets
Sun, July 27th:
  • SF IndieMart 12-6pm Thee Parkside 1600 17th/Wisconsin. Food and fashion for sale, followed by Twang Sunday
  • Guacho Jazz 6pm free Cafe Royale

Mon, July 28th:

  • Vegan friendly potluck and art show 7pm Caretakers 848 Divis/McCallister. Photos by Mark, Al, and Bruce, plus bands starting 9pm free
  • The Watson Twins + Tim Fite. It's okay to like them, even if other people do too now 9pm $10 Bottom of the Hill

Tues, July 29th:

  • Which 9pm $12 show to attend: Jay Reatard at Independent or Rocky Votolato at Bottom of the Hill?

Wed, July 30th:

  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday hits Hemlock. You go, drink or don't, and the bar gives $5 to Friends of Guatemala. Go around bar time, sign the list, get a sticker, and let the suds and cause warm your heart
Thurs, July 31st:
  • Beijing Bicycle screens 12pm free Main Library
  • Last day to sign up for A Tea For Harding, memorializing Harding's last days on earth and the Teapot Dome Scandal, held on 3pm Sat, Aug 2nd $15 for tea and an experience you know Sarah Vowell would write about
  • SFBC fundraiser and Chrome Bag party: free beer, snacks, music, plus discounts 5-10pm, 580 4th/Brannan
  • In Search of Good Food Film benefit with good bands: Trainwreck Riders, etc 9pm Eagle Tavern $5-however much you can give to support this awesome food education project

August preview....

Fri, Aug 1st:

  • Art opening and gullet opening for D-Structure's new show and open bar 8pm Haight/Fillmore free

Sat, Aug 2nd:

  • SFBC stencils potholes along market and then brunches 10am 995 Market/6th
  • Art sale to benefit Palestinian youth and artists 4-7pm Cafe La Bohemme 3318 24th/Mission
  • Bike! Bike! Fundraiser Party! Bands, beer, raffle, dancing 7pm Caretakers' 848 Divis/McCallister
  • Chillin' design event with music and local artists 8pm-2am 111 Minna $6

Sun, Aug 3rd:

  • Free cow and veggie hotdogs 1-6pm Frankenart 515 Balboa

Mon, Aug 4th:

  • Look at the July red listings for hot repeating events

Tues, Aug 5th:

  • Free First Tuesdays at all the museums around town
  • Jessy's awesome yoga class 5.45-7.30pm free Caretakers 848 Divis/McCallister
  • Free jazz 8pm Mojo's Divis/Hayes

Wed, Aug 6th:

  • Exploratorium's free today
  • Green Drinks 5.30-8pm Varnish 77 Natoma/2nd-Mission. Get your biodiesel schmooze on and network with other tree huggers. Free drink if you get there early
  • Social Studio Space 8pm free 50A Bannam Place Five Points Art House

Thurs, Aug 7th:

  • First Thursday art crawl downtown. Take your own wine jar, and click the FecalFace link at right for details
  • Guardian's Best of the Bay party with bands, DJs, and dancing galore 8pm free 1015 Folsom

Fri, Aug 8th:

  • Brownies Vintage/Local boutique art opening 6-9pm 2001 Milvia in Berkeley

Sat, Aug 9th:

  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • The Music Store 10 year anniversary party12-10pm. Tunes, tastes, prizes, and awesomeness in West Portal. Yes, that neighborhood is in SF
  • Bikes. 80s Costumes. Karaoke. Madonna. You. All in Dolores 4pm

Wed, Aug 13th:

  • See neurologists behind Elixir's bar, ironically serving you things that damage your brain 9pm 16th/Guerrero. This is a fundraiser for the Memory Walk in October

Sun, Aug 24th:

Aug 29-Sept 1:

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