May bees

Alternate month name: May-piary? Over 1/3 of US colonies have not survived the winter. Pesky pesticides are likely to blame. Take matters into your own hands, as these New Yorkers have, with rooftop apiculture. Awesome. Another NY special: Choose Change ATMs have you decide to which non-profit $1 of your transaction goes. And SwapYourShop let's you switch jobs and homes with other cool professionals. Mortar and Peestle: bricks made with urea! Now to 'poo: here's the no shampoo hair regimen! Here are 10 more simple ways to help slow the earth's death.

SF Small Business Week May 17-21: Lots of networking, workshops, and nibbles

Mon, May 17:

  • Small Business Week: Flavors of SF 6-8.30pm Metreon 4th/Mission. Register and sample SF's great grub
  • Emerging Ecology: Economies of Nature panel discussion 7.30pm SPUR 654 Mission/3rd. Talk about natural capitalism. Free event, I believe
  • Poetry readings 8-9pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th. "These poets' styles and poetics range from narrative to abstract, syntactic to fractured"
Tues, May 18:
  • Dirt! The Movie screens 7.30pm Hayes Valley Farm Oak/Laguna $5-10. Upgrade $3 for popcorn and beverage

Wed, May 19:

  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today
  • Gold Bar and Making Waves splash about 6.30-11.30pm Nickie's Bar 466 Haight/Steiner. Just show up and $5 goes to educational programming
  • Kacey Johansing album release + Honeycomb + Dovekins 8pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $10
Thurs, May 20:
  • "Stand In For Safety" rally against Sit/Lie Ordinance 12pm Polk/Sutter
  • "Julie Project" opening exhibit 5pm FiftyCrows Gallery 49 Geary/Market. A 17-year project following one woman's struggles
  • Nest: Mission Migration 6-9pm at Dema, Weston Wear, and Mission Statement. Enjoy nibbles, drinks, deals, and raffle prizes during this fundraiser for artist collectives around the world
  • Dine for a Change to support SF Women Against Rape. Various restaurants. Plus, tonight a show 6-9pm Dolores Park Cafe $5 donation
  • 5th Annual Counter Corporation Film Festival. Tix and info here
  • Open Show 7-9pm Rayko Photo Center 428 3rd/Folsom. Slideshow of artists' work, narrated, plus snacks and drinks (please bring more and RSVP ASAP)
  • The Gleaners screeners 9pm Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission. Rad doc following French collectors around
Fri, May 21:
  • Art party 6.30-9.30pm Secession 3361 Mission/30th. Pizza Hacker hacks pizzas, Pocket Full Of Rye sings and stomps, wine flows, music plays, mirth rules
  • Fourteen Hills release party 7pm SF Motorcycle Club 2194 Folsom/18th. SFSU's literary magazine brings you readings, nibbles, and raffle tix for sale
  • "Neighborhood Watch" opening 7-9.30pm Adobe Books backroom 3166 16th/Guerrero. Drinks and pastries!
  • StreetWorthy release party 7-10pm Box Factory 865 Florida/21st. Food, dancing, cheap food vendors, zines galore
  • 5th Annual Counter Corporation Film Festival. Tix and info here
Sat, May 22:
  • Harvey Milk Day. Lots of events in the Castro, ie: Milk screening for free 11am Castro Theatre. Plus $1 scoops at Three Twins Organic Ice Creamery, featuring Cookies and Milk
  • Maker Faire in San Mateo $25. Get some Maker's for the CalTrain ride
  • Bluegrass instrument and picnic potluck 12-6pm Conservatory of Flowers GG Park. Bring your banjo, bbq food, and side dishes
  • Fancy vintage sale show 12-6pm Storefront 644 Laguna/Grove. Rumors of drinks to accompany the designs...
  • 5th Annual Counter Corporation Film Festival. Tix and info here
  • "Painted Ladies" opening 7-10pm Fabric8 3318 22nd/Valencia. Feminine architecture...yeowww!
  • EpiscoDisco dance art party 7-10pm Grace Cathedral 1100 California/Taylor free. DJs, artists, BYOB(ofJC)
Sun, May 23:
  • Avenue-wide garage sale 8am-4pm Tiffany Avenue/29th/Mission-Guerrero
  • World Turtle Day beach cleanup 10am Ocean Beach 1000 Great Hwy
  • Sunday Streets: Bayview goes car-free 10am-3pm
  • Capsule Design Fest 11am-6pm Hayes/Octavia. Lots of vendors of fashion and food
  • Armenian-American concert at GG Park bandshell 1pm
  • Maker Faire in San Mateo $25. Get some Maker's for the CalTrain ride
  • Great Cookie Bake-Off 2-5pm Sports Basement Crissy Field 610 Old Mason. Free cookies, beer, fun ($12 donation suggested to benefit Stepping Stones International)
  • Emily Jane White album release + Devotionals + Slow Motion Cowboy 8pm show Cafe du Nord Market/Sanchez $12
Mon, May 24: Wed, May 25:
  • YogaWorks opening: free classes all day + celebration party 6-8pm 1823 Divis/Bush
Thurs, May 27-Sun, May 30: Thurs, May 27:
  • Dine for a Change to support SF Women Against Rape. Various restaurants
  • Grand opening of a social club 577 Pacific/Montgomery. Appetizers, hosted Ketel One and Red Stripe bar, music
  • Chasing The Moon and Seaweed Sway present: Indianna Hale, Dina Maccabee, Jesse Olsen, Helene Renaut, and more! 8pm show Blue Macaw 2565 Mission/22nd $10
  • Silian Rail + Devotionals + Ash Reiter play 8pm Milk 1840 Haight/Stanyan free w/RSVP
  • The Garden screens 9pm Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission. Doc about LA's South Central food plot
Fri, May 28: Sat, May 29:
  • Band of Horses in-store show 12pm Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan
  • Really Really Free Market 1-5pm Dolores Park
  • Summer Camp Crush Fashion and Fundraising Extravaganza 8pm doors 9pm show 11pm DJ Blue Macaw 2565 Mission/22nd $8-20 goes to foundation of Sewing Kitchen, community skills space
  • All Girl Summer Fun Band + Still Flyin' + more 8pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $12. Ummm, cutest show ever
Sun, May 30:
  • Carnaval SF. Harrison Street Goes Wild

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Sat, May 1 - International Workers' Day:
  • Spring plant sale 10am-2pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln
  • 72 Degrees party 10am-5pm Dolores Park. Clean-up, raffle, music, etc
  • Interanational Workers' Day rally and march 12-2pm Mission/24th. Hang in Dolores Park afterwards 3pm and on for food, soccer, and tabling from radical groups
  • Local Flavor SF tasting party 5-11pm Laskie Alley Mission/8th-9th. Sign up here for free entry
  • "Greek Myth Remix" opening 7-10pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez
  • McSweeney's Clock Without A Face release party 7.30pm Secret Alley 180 Capp/17th #4 free
Sun, May 2:
  • Apothocurious sidewalk brunch 10am-3pm 642 Balboa/8th Ave. Delicious food and people and music $ donation
  • Asian Art Museum be free 10am-5pm
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Journalism and technology mix at this un-conference 1-6pm USF. Free w/RSVP
Mon, May 3:
  • 50% off Community Thrift Valencia/17th. Great shop that supports great non-profits with every purchase you make!
Tues, May 4:
  • Hella museums be free around town
  • Fair trade chocolate info and tasting 5-7pm Global Exchange shop 4018 24th/Noe
  • Green Drinks 5.30-9.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Mingle with other tree huggers
  • 5th Anniversary and Cuatro de Mayo party 6pm-late Doc's Clock Mission/22nd. Free food, free palm readings, free sets by Touch Me Nots 8pm and Ty Segall 9pm, cheap beverages
Wed, May 5:
  • Exploratorium be free today
  • CA Nights: Cinco de Mayo 6pm CA Historical Society and Museum 678 Mission/3rd free. Learn about the holiday and enjoy refreshments and a DJ
  • Free Luxor Cab rides 3pm-3am 415 282 4141. Tell them Berg Injury Lawyers have the tab
  • Muchas fiestas listed on SF City Dish
  • Free salsa lessons, dance, and band 7pm til late Cafe Cocomo 650 Indiana/18th
  • Good line up with FpodBpod, Sleepy Todd, and more 8pm Blue Six 24th/Harrison
  • The Rumble: Ferocious Few, Mississippi Man, The Sermon 8.30pm Cafe du Nord Market/Sanchez free w/RSVP, $5 without
  • Tips go to Refugee Transitions tonight 9pm-close Elixir 16th/Guerrero
Thurs, May 6:
  • Downtown art crawl. Check Fecal Face link at right
  • "Theater of War: Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan" 5pm SF Camerawork 657 Mission/New Montgomery
  • United States of Asian America festival 5-8pm SomArts 8th/Brannan. Fusion refreshments
  • Spring Swap 6-8pm Gravel & Gold 3266 21st/Valencia. Fashionable folks' clothes will upgrade your wardrobe
  • Project Youth View 6.30pm Alameda Theatre. Worth the trek for great student films, plus Prom Night in Mississippi. $10-100, with VIP tix inclusive of open bar and food
  • Cuban music and dance lessons if you come early 6-7.30pm Jessie Square Mission/3rd
  • Art Mob: collective event 6-9pm CA College of the Arts 1111 8th/16th/Wisconsin. Bring a pocket-sized object to contribute
  • Prison/Culture book release 7pm City Lights 261 Columbus/Broadway
Fri, May 7:
  • Green Business, Government, and Diversity Expo 9am-4.30pm CSU East Bay Hayward free w/ registration. Learn how to become a green business, network, and thrive in the new economy
  • "Global Warming Series and Other Paintings" artist talk 12-5pm Federal Bldg 90 7th/Mission
  • "Snap To Point" City College Graphic Design reception 6-8pm Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th
  • "Los Angeles Loteria: Exploration of Identity" group opening 6-8pm SF Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th
  • "Graphic Attack" 6-10pm 1AM Gallery 1000 Howard/6th
  • "Reframe: Making Sense of Waste" recycled arts/music opening 7pm Arc Studios & Gallery 1246 Folsom/9th
  • The Recess Ends DVD release party 8pm Medicine Agency 1262 Mason/Jackson. Bike race up Chinatown hill 7pm
  • SF Chamber Orchestra 8pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness/McAllister free
  • Matty Furie's "From Beyond" artist reception 8-10pm Painted Bird 1360 Valencia/24th
  • Red Sparowes + Fang Island + Oxbow 9pm show Great American Music Hall Polk/O'Farrell $14. "Sounds like everyone high-fiving everyone"
Sat, May 8:
  • Giant annual Fair Oaks street garage sale early-afternoon 22nd-26th/Fair Oaks/Guerrero
  • NEN Clean & Green Summit 9am-3pm Cesar Chavez Elementary School 825 Shotwell/21st free, registration required. Workshops on rainwater harvesting, greening homes, grants, awesomeness
  • Cinco de Mayo festival Dolores Park 10am
  • Cook Here And Now Hanami potluck picnic 12-2pm Stow Lake/JFK Drive. Please bring a local and sustainable home-made dish to share
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • GamaGo's 1 year party 12-5pm 335 8th/Folsom. Street food vendors and drinks
  • "The River of Things I Dream About" ImagineBus exhibit 1-3pm TIBP Gallery 342 9th/Folsom
  • Kate Nash in-store performance 2pm Amoeba Haight/Stanyan. Cute sassy Brit pop
  • Family Cinco de Mayo party 3-5pm LGBT Community Center 1800 Market/Octavia. Free food, drinks, crafts
  • Banksy SF Photo Stroll 3.15pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/19th. Wear your comfortable Chucks and bring your camera
  • "Graphic Nature" group show 6-9pm Soap Gallery 3180 Mission/Valencia
  • Old Timey Hootenanny 7pm International Cafe Haight/Fillmore
Sun, May 9:
  • Mom Day!
  • Hayes Valley Block Party 11am-3pm Hayes/Laguna. Free music, food, sales, trunk shows, etc.
  • Local Foods Panhandle Potluck hosted by the WIGG Party 1-4pm Lyon/Central. Music, lawn games, solar oven demo. Please BYO dishes, crochet, and a dish made from local ingredients
Mon, May 10:
  • Stand Agaist Sit/Lie press conference 9.15am City Hall Steps 10am Public Safety Hearing Committee Rm 250 rally and lunch afterwards!
  • Crafty Crafty productive get-together 6-9pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th
  • Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Flacons, Hlip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur reading 7.30pm Booksmith 1644 Haight/Cole
Wed, May 12: Thurs, May 13:
  • SFBC's Bike to Work Day! Bike Away from Work Day! Bike Party!
  • Persepolis screens 12pm Main Library Grove/Larkin
  • Timbuk2 bike party 5pm-later 583 Shotwell/2oth. PBR, grub, and DJ
  • ALERT: Starsky and Hutch is now screening. (You still get your Stiller, but it ain't no Royal Tennenbaums) screens 8pm Dolores Park
Fri, May 14:
  • Lots of youth art and music at this Friday Night 5-8.45pm de Young Museum GG Park. Plus, create a paper city
  • "Fruit Salad Quilt" opening 6-8pm Gravel & Gold 3266 21st/Valencia
Sat, May 15:
  • Inner Sunset street fair 10am-8.30pm 9th Ave/Irving. Lots of music, vendors, yoga, etc
  • Fort Mason Community Garden early workday and potluck. By the Hostel
  • Asian Heritage Street Celebration 11am-6pm Larkin/Ellis-Grove. Music, dance, mah jong, food vendors, and (I shit you not) a huge inflatable colon
  • Gamelan concert 1-2.30pm YBCA 3rd/Mission. Indonesian orchestra
  • Precita Park party 1-5pm Precita/Folsom. Food, fun, music, murals, mirth
  • Ritual Roaster's 5th anniversary party 2-9pm Russ Alley/Howard/6th-7th. Food carts, Cyclecide rides, screenprinting, trick bikes, live music, and coffee!
  • Tejiendo Justicia en Chiapas/Weaving Justice in Chiapas discussion 4pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th
Sun, May 16:
  • Alameda backyard chicken coop bicycling tour 1pm 488 Lincoln. Details
  • Port O'Brian free show 4pm Z Space 450 Florida/17th. Gotta pick up tix from Coffee Bar 1890 Bryant/Mariposa beforehand at specific times
  • Seaweed Sway Showcase doors 7.30pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $7. Trainwreck Riders, Family Trea, Jen Grady, MC Jeremy Dalmas
  • Magnetic Fields tribute 8pm Rite Spot Cafe 17th/Folsom free

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