June the Loon

I'm seeing what's shaking in Brooklyn for a spell, so I'll need your SF eyes and ears to help make June's events list all amazing and such. Submit events and if I'd attend them, I'll probably post them. Check out the quality links at the right. Some good videos: Green Biz in Oakland and Poverty tourism in New Orleans. Have you caught on to cotton's dirty business? Time for IKEA to shake the sheets and sign the Clean Clothes Campaign.

Mon, June 1:

  • D-Tour screens 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes
  • Films and music 8pm Cafe Revolution 22nd/Bartlett-Mission. Benefit for some hospital bills, so not sure about $
Tues, June 2:
  • Museums around town be free. Get learn'd
  • Green Drinks 5.30-8.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Schmooze with other tree huggers, drink a drink, and nibble some nibbles (organic treats from PowerSource)
Wed, June 3:
  • Exploratorium be free today
  • Economics of Happiness talk and reception with Helena Norberg-Hodge 7-9pm Brower Center 2150 Allston, Berkeley
  • Lessons in Adventureneering variety showcase spectacular 7.30pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th. "Guaranteed to change the way you think about the things that you think about when you are thinking about things!"
  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday 8.30pm Bamboo Hut 479 Broadway/Kearny-Rowland. Show up and the bar gives $5 to Education Through Music
  • Conspiracy of Venus, Garrett Pierce, and the Devotionals 9pm show Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $10
Thurs, June 4:Link
  • Dine For A Change at participating restaurants and they'll give $ to SF Women Against Rape
  • Downtown gallery crawl. Grab your wine jar and click the Fecal Face link at right
  • Oy Vey Thursday 5-8pm Contemporary Jewish Museum 3rd/Mission free/$5 for programs/exhibitions
  • Divisadero Art Walk 6pm Divis from Haight to Geary. Bars, shops, art, food, wine, hipsters who've outgrown the Mission
  • Birds & Batteries, Geographer, and Clues 8pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $12. Done and done and done
Fri, June 5:
  • Opening party for cool graffiti and screenprinting artists 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th across from Safeway. Food, drinks, tunes, local business
  • Eminent Domain Awareness Art Event 7pm-12am Varnish 77 Natoma/2nd. Jello Biafra, Matt Gonzalez, live music, art, and DJs combined to say FU to the Transbay Joint Power Authority eliminating 33 small businesses
  • Puccini's Tosca screens 8pm Opera at the Ballpark. Gotta RSVP for this free event
  • "Macrocule" opening 8-11pm D Structure 520 Haight/Fillmore. Art, live music, open bar. Gotta RSVP
Sat, June 6-Sun, June 7: Sat, June 6:Link
  • SF Youth Unity EcoFest 10am-6pm Civic Center at McAllister. Bike powered speakers, art, environmental projects, and biodiesel in Gavin's hair
  • Art 94124 ArtFest 11am-6pm Third/Fairfax. Breakdancing, music, food, auction, Cyclecide, and more
  • Palestinian solidarity march noon 7th/Market
  • Crucero Artero arts bazaar 2-9pm Galeria de la Raza 2851 24th/Bryant. Community crafts, art, independent design
  • Art party 6-9pm Studio 3579 499 Dolores/18th. Sips, nibbles, sales, CA love
  • "Identity" opening 7-10pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez. Gender exploration
  • YBCA Big Idea Party 9pm Mission/3rd free. RSVP to guarantee admission for drag, Pansy Division, Mission Street Food, and lots more
Sun, June 7:
  • Sunday Streets hit the Mission 10am-2pm Dolores Park to Rolph Playground at 26th/Potrero
  • World Oceans Day beach cleanup 10am Judah/Great Highway
  • A whole bunch of ec0-awesome 11am-3pm UC Berkeley. Check out this cool stuff
  • Asian Art Museum be free today 200 Larkin/McAllister
  • Gardens at Lake Merritt 50th Anniversary Jubilee 11am-4pm. "Seven acres of specialized gardens will be filled with music, art, gardening demos, tile making demos, food and fun"
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Soil yourself
  • Red Hill Book's 5th Anniversary 401 Cortland/Bennington. Cake and party refreshments. Music 3pm
  • Science fair and veggie dogs! 1-8pm Frankenart Mart 515 Balboa/5th
Mon, June 8:
  • Fanboys screens 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes "2 drink min"
Tues, June 9:
  • Ask a Scientist: Laser Inertial Fusion/Fission Energy 7pm Axis Cafe 1201 16th/8th
Wed, June 10:
  • Protest Chevron 5.30pm Hotel Nikko 222 Mason. Boooooo
  • By Sunlight, Silian Rail, and French Miami Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $8. Good and loud
Thurs, June 11:
  • Produce to the People Benefit Party 5-9pm El Rio Mission/Valencia $5-more sliding scale donation. Ice cream (vegan and dairy) and raffle tix (great prizes!) for sale
  • Shitty Kitty drawing meet up 6.30pm Shotwell's/20th
  • Little Wings, Michael Musika, Honey.Moon.Tree, Sleepy Todd 8pm show Cafe du Nord Market/Sanchez $12
  • Sita Sings the Blues dusk Dolores Park Movie Night
  • All Day I Dream About Summer group art show reception and fundraiser for Youth Against Poverty 8pm-12am ShoeBiz 1420 Haight/Masonic
  • Free film night 8pm Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission. The Edukators: "a German film about anarchists who break into rich people's homes and re-arrange their furniture"
Fri, June 12:
  • Twilight screens 3-6pm Main Library 101 Larkin/Grove. Must be at least 10 years of age to watch this chaste vampire cultural hit
  • The Death of Analog TV And The Celebration Of Philo T Farnsworth, Its Father 6.30pm 202 Green/Sansome. RSVP for the reception and event
  • Tossed and Found: art by Hospitality House's Community Art Program 5-7pm 146 Leavenworth/Turk
  • Timbuk2 20th Anniversary party 5-9pm 333 Alabama/16th. Sale, screenprinting, DJs, comfort food, and booze
  • Sabor de Cuba photo reception 6-10pm Chan Chan Cafe Cubano 4690 18th/Market
  • Paul Madonna & The Rumpus exhibition reception for Small Potatoes 7-9pm Ritual 1092 Valencia/22nd
  • Muni Diaries featured at Writers With Drinks 7-9.30pm MakeOut Room 3225 22nd/Bartlett. Funny, fiery, and free
  • Cool, Calm, & Collective group art show reception 7-11pm Lower Haighters 597 Haight/Steiner. Canadians, too!
Sat, June 13:Sun, June 14:
  • 32nd Annual Haight Ashbury Street Festival 11am-5.30pm. Hippies and bros gone wild!
  • Brunch fundraiser 1-3pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Cesar Chavez $5-10 for food, reggae, and supporting a community water management and media empowerment project in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Free Dreyer's ice cream 1.30-3.30pm Pier 39. Free scoop of delicious heart disease!
Mon, June 15:
  • Art Brut free performance 6pm Amoeba Haight/Stanyan
Tues, June 16:
  • David Ewing's My Toxic Body: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World 6-7.30pm Main Library 101 Larkin/Grove
  • About Face meet-up and volunteer night 7-9pm Thrive House 101 Broderick/Eddy. RSVP for pizza and media literacy
Wed, June 17: Thurs, June 18:
  • Grizzly Man screens noon Main Library 101 Larkin/Grove
  • The Red Verse, Ferocious Few, and The Blacks Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $10
Fri, June 19:
  • Salmon Aid bake 4pm Ocean Beach. Native American cultural event. You don't have to eat the fish, but it's probably pretty delish
Sat, June 20:
  • Bicycle Music Festival cycles all over town
  • Crushpad Open House and Harvest Party 2-6pm 3573 3rd. Gotta RSVP. Food and wine galore
  • Goldfinger screens dusk Dolores Park
Sun, June 21:
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Pride's Rainbow Chard Alliance potluck!
  • IndieMart 12-6pm Thee Parkside 1600 17th/Wisconsin. Local independent designs, bands, hipster spotting
Tues, June 23:
  • Free sips and nibbles on City Dish
  • Slumbody Loves You artist reception 7-10pm Varnish Art Gallery 77 Natoma/2nd. Paintings exploring gentrification and economic disparity
  • Last Call free film 9pm Doc's Clock Mission/21st. Get there at 8.45 for $1 PBR pints
Wed, June 24:
  • Free soju tasting featured on City Dish
  • Ocean Society benefit with DJs, free food, drink specials, films, and radical raffle 8pm Riptide 3639 Taraval/47thLink
Thurs, June 25:
  • Artist talk by Paul Madonna about his works All Over Coffee Main Library 101 Larkin/Grove 6pm
  • Babble On reading series 8pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th. Words and wine
Fri, June 26:
  • Art 94124 party and art auction 6-9pm 3rd/Fairfax. !
  • Week of Healing film Torturing Democracy 6.30-8.30pm Amnesty International 350 Sansome, Suite 210 free
  • Pride March 7pm Dolores Park
  • Taste the Rainbow dinner 8pm-12am Caretakers 848 Divis/McAllister. "Colorful food for a colorful season" $12-20 sliding scale
Sat, June 27:
  • Juri Commons Park workday 9am-12pm 25th-26th/Guerrero-Valencia. Donuts and digging
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Hoes
  • Really Really Free Market 1-5pm Dolores Park. E'rrthang be free. Also, Dyke March
  • Funk'n'Trunk 2-7pm Triple Crown 1760 Market/Octavia. Independent designers, free tapas, DJs
Tues, June 30:
  • "Single Women of a Certain Age" funny girl author event 6pm Main Library 101 Larkin/Grove
  • Geographer, Jared Mees, and Photons play 9pm Hemlock Polk/Post $6. Gooooood stuff
Wed, July 1:
  • Exploratorium be freeeee today
  • PB & J sandwich making/eating/distribution party 7pm 849 Valencia/19th. Feed your soul, social calendar, and hungry folks. Bring bread-PB-$ to share
  • The Rumble 8pm Harlot 46 Minna/1st. RSVP and get in free to see Local Natives. Cute band that's easy on the eyes and ears
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