Julysses S. Grant

This has little to do with the 18th president, though he was chosen as the Republican candidate in 1868 in Chicago (the city I'm in for this month). So please keep on keepin' your eyes and ears open for cool SF events and email me the info. I promise I'll be back soon. Check out the quality links at the right. SF Labor Fest strikes July 2-31. Bicycle Film Festival hits SF July 14-18. Mission Creek Music Festival late thwamps late July. If you don't mind the quality of what you are consuming, as long as it's free: McDonald's Mocha free 7am-7pm every Monday til Aug 3rd. And the Atlantic Ocean is getting as plasticky as the Pacific. Gross. 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
  • 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!"
  • 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
Thurs, July 2:
  • Whatever worked: Manhattan by Woody Allen screens 12pm Main Library
  • 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
Fri, July 3:
  • Venezuelan music and dance fest 12.15pm Yerba Buena Park
  • Free beer (6-7pm) and DJ sets 6-9pm Laszlo 2526 Mission/20th. RSVP yo
Sat, July 4:
  • Check out Johnny's red white & blue listings on FunCheap
Sun, July 5: Tues, July 7:
  • Museums around town be free. Get learn'd
  • Lots of bike-o-philes will be attending this speech by Enrique Penalosa 5.30-7.30pm Main Library. Also it's the launch of SF Great Streets
  • Green Drinks 5.30-8.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Schmooze and drink with other tree huggers
  • Emergency AIDS and Emergency Breast Cancer Fund event 6-8pm Epi Center Spa 450 Sutter/Powell. Mai tais, mojitos, and summer eats. Plus a raffle. Seems refreshments are free: check when you RSVP to emergencyfund@epicentermedspa.com
Wed, July 8:
  • Old Time Jam (of the bluegrass type) 6-8pm Caretakers 848 Divis/McAllister. Bring your strings!
Thurs, July 9:
  • Classic Coppola film The Conversation screens 12pm Main Library
  • Art and Labor Today 5-7pm SomArts 934 Brannon/8th. Reception for group show, then a cool looking film...directed by Tim Robbins
Fri-Sun: Fri, July 10:
  • Gas Free Fridays posts up at City Hall's Polk Street steps 7.30am-9.30am. Bring a mug
  • Artist reception 6-8pm Curiosity Shoppe Valencia/19th. Everything there is cute
  • Closing party art auction 6-9pm Art 94124 3rd/Fairfax
  • Group show 7-10pm Art Explosion 744 Alabama/19th
Sat, July 11: Sun, July 12:
  • Orange Alley BBQ and mural project 1-5pm Valencia-Mission/25th-26th behind Receiver
Bicycle Film Festival hits SF July 14-18 Tues, July 14:
  • Jon Ginoli reads from his book Deflowered: My Life in the Pansy Division 6-7.45pm Main Library
  • Bastille Day Shitty Kitty meet up 6.30-8.30pm Shotwell's Bar Shotwell/20th. Guillotine provided
  • About Face meet-up and volunteer night 7-9pm Thrive House 101 Broderick/Eddy. RSVP for pizza and media literacy training
Wed, July 15: Thurs, July 16:
  • Mission Statement Party 6-10pm 3458 18th/Mission. Treats and sales
  • Thermo acoustic refrigeration talk! 6.30-9pm SwissNex 333 Montgomery/Bush. RSVP
  • "Buddy System: A Project of Little Paper Planes" reception 7-9pm Rare Device Gallery 1845 Market/Guerrero
Fri, July 17:
  • "Sustained Decay" opening 7pm Adobe Books 3166 16th/Valencia
Sat, July 18:
  • Produce to the People jam sale and benefit 8am-10pm Mission Pie 2901 Mission/25th. Your mouth and community will thank you! Go get that plum frangipane tart
  • Renegade Craft Fair! 11am-7pm Fort Mason. Sunday too
  • Chocolate tasting and demo 12-2pm Williams Sonoma 340 Post/Stockton
  • For some reason, a cameraphone is throwing a mad BBQ 12-5pm Speedway Meadows GG Park 25th Ave/Fulton. It's called 'darBQ. Or if you're in the East Bay...
  • BioFuel Oasis grand opening party 12-5pm 1441 Ashby. Free food at a gas station, obvs.
Sun, July 19: Tues, July 21:
  • Is this fair trade? Buy a drink at Starbucks (ask for shade grown in your reusable mug) and get a free pastry today from opening til 10.30am. Then go for more diabetes....
  • Free sample of Ben & Jerry's 11am-3pm Justin Herman Plaza/Ferry Bldg
Wed, July 22: Thurs, July 23: Fri, July 24
  • Hella great events on FunCheap! Check it out, as time escaped me this week. Seriously, these are quality
  • Bernal extravaganza! Secession Art & Design party 6.30-9.30pm 3361 Mission/30th across from Safeway. DJs, art, food, wine. Then head to.....
  • The Fiber Show opening 7-10pm Spare Room Project 270 Anderson/Cortland. More than bran: a collaborative scarf, felt skillshare, awesomeness
Sat, July 25:
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Hoes
  • Hella great events on FunCheap! Check it out, as time escaped me this week. Seriously, these are quality
  • Art party 6-9pm Studio 3579 at 449 Dolores/ 18th. Good art and sips and nibbles
Sun, July 26:
  • Hella great events on FunCheap! Check it out, as time escaped me this week. Seriously, these are quality
  • Banquet in the Streets: Celebrating Hotel Workers' Campain for Fair Process 4.30pm-midnight Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf Hotel 555 North Point. Free food and speech. Please RSVP and come dressed in banquet attire
Wed, July 29:
  • Art Seed benefit party 8pm Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th Ave. Free surf films, Mexican food, plus a raffle for a hot vacay
  • Bike-In movie night: Rad 8pm Good Hotel 112 7th/Mission free
  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday descends upon Fly Bar for Leukemia Lymphoma' Team in Training. Go to 762 Divis/Fulton 8.30-11.30pm and the bar donates $5 for everyone who shows up
Thurs, July 30: Fri, July 31:
  • Bring your mug to Gas Free Friday 7.30-9.30am Ferry Bldg for some coffee (and snacks)
  • Look Out Weekend moves to Bambuddah Lounge 601 Eddy/Larkin 4-4.30pm open bar, plus poolside BBQ
  • Sonya Cotton, Honeybody Moontree, and Devotionals 7pm Noe Valley Ministry 1052 Sanchez/24th $5
  • Curiouser and Curiouser: Of White Rabbits and Orange Marmalade opening reception 7-10pm A.Muse Gallery 614 Alabama/18th

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