Abril

Secret: when I don't have time/brain power to think of a clever month title, I defer to Spanish names. Witty suggestions are always welcome. Go do stuff! Check back frequently for updates and new articles! Choose your own adventure/literary reading series. Every Tuesday in April, Dosa gives all their profits to Northern Japan Relief Fund. Eat up! Clean your plate: our country wastes 40% of food. And holy gawd: water fracking..whatareyou freaking doing? Factory farms: hurting everyone's health, even vegetarians. (And in case that does influence future eating: cheap vegan-living.) And now for some articles about toxic state legislature (10 States with the worst laws against reproductive health) and toxic food history of the Bay Area. Ideas on how to assist in Japan relief efforts here. Be sure to check out all the cool events/classes at 100 Days of Spring! Sun 4/24-Fri 4/29: Hayes Valley Farm earth week: workshops, pizza potlucks, yoga, agriculture, fun. Plus, Dance Week! Fri 4/22-Sun 5/1. Hella free classes and performances

Sat 23rd: Sun 24th:
  • Dolores Park annual Easter celebration. The city at its best
  • Big Wheel Race 4pm
Mon 25th:
  • Clothing swap and sew-down 6-9pm Schoolhouse 1592 Market/Page/Franklin $5 donation for materials/venue
Tues 26th:
  • Language and the Brain discussion 6.30-10pm SwissNex 730 Montgomery/Clay. Free w/RSVP
  • Vegan Hacker: Pierogies 7-9pm Noise Bridge 2169 Mission/18th
Thurs 28th:
  • Dining Out For Life all over the Bay Area. Eat out breakfast, lunch, and dinner to benefit Stop AIDS Project!
  • Feat screens 6pm Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th. Drinks, snacks, reps from SF Marathon and various SF non-profits, Q&A with the director/star, and 20% off! (Also a bike commuting seminar that night)
  • "They Are Full of Holy Nonsense" group art opening 7pm Creativity Explored 3245 16th/Guerrero. Great org, great parties!
  • "From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales" book discussion 7pm Green Arcade 1680 Market/Gough
Fri 29th:
  • Rally to restore Sharp Park rally 12-1pm City Hall. Stop our taxes from going to a golf course
  • Paul Madonna's "Everything Is Its Own Reward" release and exhibit 7pm Electric Works 130 8th St/Minna
Sat 30th:
  • Walk Against Rape 10am Women's Bldg 3543 18th/Valencia
  • Vagabond Indie Craft Fair 11am-5pm Urban Bazaar 1371 9th/Irving. Cool local vendors
  • Really Really Free Market resurrects 12pm-dusk Dolores Park. Take stuff, bring stuff, take stuff, skillshare, fun!
Sun May 1st:
  • Asian Art Museum be free!
  • May Day march for workers' rights 11.30am meet at 24th St BART
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  • Ben & Jerry's free cone day
  • Learn how to bike tour! 7-9pm Schoolhouse 1592 Market/Franklin $5 for skillshare (starts 5pm) and snacks. Please RSVP
  • Broadcastr: Mission stories 9pm The Summit 788 Valencia/19th. Local storytellin'
Thurs 14th:
  • Divis Art Walk 5-11pm
  • Afghanistan : Collateral Damages screening 6pm Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th. Film and snacks and sale
  • Grant Prix 7-9pm Schoolhouse 1592 Market/Franklin $10-20 donation to eat and fund local projects you vote on!
I'm traveling this week, so I recommend checking out SeaweedSway, FunCheap, and Yelp events for help planning your weekend. Quick recommendations: Red Cross Prep Fair 11am Friday, 826 Valencia window display revealing 7pm Friday, Cuban Book art closing at SF Center for the Book Friday 6.30pm. Plus Cherry Blossom Festival, Refresh SF, and Open Studios all weekend. And to end your weekend, SeaweedSway Showcase Sunday at Makeout Room. ------------------------------------------------ Sun 3rd: Mon 4th:
  • 50% off Community Thrift! Valencia/17th
Tues 5th:
  • Hella museums around town be free
  • Green Drinks: treelovers networking 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Become their facebook pal and get a free drink (first 75 attendees)
  • Prisons dissected panel 6.30-8.30pm Women's Bldg 3543 8th/Valencia
  • Feast of Words: literature + potluck 7-9pm SomArts 8th/Brannan $5 w/potluck dish, $10 without
Wed 6th:
  • Exploratorium be free
  • SF Marathon fun run and volunteer sign-up party 6.30-8pm Sports Basement 1590 Bryant/15th. Group run, snacks, meet-up, raffle
  • Afghan Raiders help you dance your pants off 9pm-2am 111 Minna/2nd. Free synth show w/RSVP
  • Silian Rail + Shuteye Unison + I Was Totally Destroying It rock you out 9pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Precita $5
Thurs 7th:
  • Gallery crawl downtown. See FecalFace link at right for listings
  • Women's Film Fest 5.30-7.30pm 9th St Independent 145 9th/Mission. Free, but reserve tix
  • 101 Cookbooks booksigning and potluck! 6-8pm Omnivore Books 3885a Cesar Chavez/Church. OMG
  • Craftbar with Etsy Labs 6-8pm Museum of Craft and Folk Art 51 Yerba Buena Lane/3rd/Mission free for students/$5. Beer and bow-ties!
  • Root Canal: benefit art show to save a tooth 7-10pm Mission Comics & Art 3520 20th/Mission
  • INFORUM's Uncorking the Urban Wine Scene 6.30pm panel 7.30pm tasting reception Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $12/$20.
  • Spacecraft 7-9pm Cellspace 2050 Bryant/19th featuring live music
Fri 8th:
  • USDA Rural Development’s Jobs, Economic Development and Sustainable Communities panel 10am-12pm Port Commission Hearing Room Ferry Bldg
  • ArtSpan gathering and art opening 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th. Wine, local artists, fun
  • Art Explosion open studios
  • Mission Fire emergency benefit 8pm-2am El Rio 3158 Mission/Precita. Cash and personal item donations go directly to those displaced by fire. 100% of bar 8-9pm gets donated
Sat 9th: Sun 10th:
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