June Bug

Wed 1: Thurs 2:
  • Gallery crawl downtown. See FecalFace link at right for listings
  • Source Magazine's Mental Health Cookbook release and benefit for cool orgs 6-8pm Mission Pie 25th/Mission. Snacks, skillshare, homesteading
  • Craftbar with Etsy Labs 6-8pm Museum of Craft and Folk Art 51 Yerba Buena Lane/3rd/Mission free for students/$5, and $1 Thirsty Bear beer. Cyclops time!
  • Spacecraft 7-9pm Cellspace 2050 Bryant/19th
Sun 5:
  • Asian Art Museum be free!
  • Kally Price + Emperor Norton's Jazz Band 9pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th $5 for old timey dance fun
Mon 6:
  • 50% off Community Thrift! Valencia/17th
  • Rescue Dogs benefit 6-8pm Show Dogs 1020 Market/6th. $20 gets you unlimited beer and bites (not from the dogs)
Tues 7:
  • Hella museums around town be free
  • Green Drinks: treelovers networking 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd
  • Undercover and Jazz Mafia present Prince Birthday Throwdown! 8pm Bricks & Mortar 1710 Mission/Duboce $10
Fri 10: Sat 11:
  • Succulents and cacti sale 9am-afternoon County Fair Bldg GG Park/Lincoln/9th. While you're there, hit up Grey2Green workshop at Botanical Gardens 9am
  • Underground Market 11am-4pm and 6pm-12am Public Works 161 Erie/Mission/14th $5 each one or $8 both. Come eat my fawaffles!
  • Soy and Tofu festival 11am-4pm Japan Peace Plaza Post/Buchanan
  • "Crowded" opening 7-11pm Mission Comics & Art 3520 20th/Mission
Sun 12:
  • Last day of 100 Days of Spring. Big fun festivities all day at 1592 Market/Franklin
  • Sunday Streets navigates Potrero, Dogpatch, and Bayview 11am-4pm. Ain't no cars
  • Benefit for El Tecolote, the oldest bilingual newspaper 1-6pm Casa Sanchez 2778 24th/York. Deals and live flamenco jazz
  • Eco-sexual seed swap and BBQ and workshop 12-4pm Tall Tree Tambo 776 Haight/Scott $10
  • SF Mixtape Society: Summer Mix benefit for KUSF 3-6pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $donation encouraged, and prizes!
Mon 13:
  • Dine for Lyon Martin 5.30pm Andalu 16th/Guerrero. Eat and benefit this health clinic
Tues 14:
  • I concede to FunCheapSF which has great stuff listed for today
Wed 15: Thurs 16:
  • "No Mirrors" opening 6pm RayKo Photo Center 428 3rd/Harrison. Just some camera-less photography. Stay around for the Open Show (art and food potluck) 7pm $5 and benefit for Japan
Fri 17:
  • "Non-solo Group Tour" opening 7pm Spare Room Project 270 Anderson/Cortland. Fun space with fun people
Sat 18:
  • Bicycle Music Fest! GG Park, kinetic to other venues. Great music by local bands and great food by local chefs
Sun 19:
  • You're at Stern Grove already, right? Sharon Jones is opening the season
Mon 20:
  • Free Peet's! Print out the coupon or show it to the staff on your fancy phone
Tues 21:
  • Solstice!
  • Project Open Hand's peanut butter treats and film 6Link-8pm Madrone Art Bar Divis/Fell
  • Tamale Lady's Bday bash and KUSF benefit 6-10pm Zeitgeist Valencia/Duboce. Free to get in and see screenings of her film, $10 to benefit KUSF and have unlimited Speakeasy, chicken mole, and pasta salad
Wed 22:
  • Simon Rich, hilarious author, speaks 7pm Books Inc. Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness/Golden Gate
Fri 24:
  • Pre-opening party 6-8pm Voyager 365 Valencia/15th. RSVP for free brewskies
Wed 29:
  • Green screens 6.15pm Main Library Grove/Larkin. Orangutan doc
Thurs 30:
  • Ice Cream Social benefit for Produce to the People 5.30-9pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Cesar Chavez $10-30 gets you deliciousness of heart and soul. Vegan options! DJ! Raffle! Silent Auction!
  • Wartorn screens 6pm reception 7pm film Marine's Memorial Club 609 Sutter/Mason. RSVP for this moving doc about veterans
  • Joshu+Vela pop-up shop party 7-9pm The Common 383 Valencia/14th. High end sport bags and high end cocktails
  • "Small" group opening 7-9pm Creativity Explored 3245 16th/Guerrero. I heart this gallery and their parties
Sun July 3:
  • This will be packed: Neko Case and The Dodos perform 2pm Stern Grove. Free, get there hella early

May Area

Go explore this great city and its surroundings! And read these articles.... This one encourages you to check out 72hours.org for emergency preparedness, but to prepare for both physically and mentally (be media savvy). Here's one to dash your hope (mountain top removal photo progression), plus another showing Amtrak shrinking. And here's one to elevate your hopes (5 cool groups/movements fighting for change). These here are cool enviro-orgs where you should intern/donate to/work. And with this great weather, get on a real farm to experience the differences between real and digital agrarianism. And, a new initiative to combine grocery stores + community + health: HealthxDesign. Young at Art festival May 14-22! Small Business Week May 16-21! SF Made Week! May 21-29! Lots of cool factory tours! Jerk alert: Alabama State Sen. Scott Beason wants to unmelt our pot by making it illegal to give a ride to 'a suspected illegal immigrant' and to prohibit 'illegal' kids from participating in extracurricular activities.

Wed 11:
  • Disposable Film Fest bike-in screenings 7pm Phoenix Hotel 601 Eddy/Larkin free. Bring something for your tush, and $ for raffle and food trucks
Thurs 12:
  • Bike to Work Day. Lotsa morning and evening energizer stations with coffee, snacks, cyclophiliacs, bike doctors, dress-up challenge, fashion afterparty
  • Edible School Yards discussion 6pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • Rubblebucket and AM play 8pm-12am Convent Collective 660 Oak/Fillmore $donation for artists
Fri 13:
  • Market Street Blooms opening and celebration 5-8pm 6th/Market
  • "Pencil Me In" 6-8pm Electric Works 130 8th/Minna. We're #2!
  • Pizza Throw Down tasting and tsunami relief benefit 6-9.30pm Coffee Bar 1890 Bryant/Mariposa $12 for 4 pizza tastings, a drink, a vote
  • 4th annual Thank a Teacher for Social Justice celebration 6-10pm Cyclone Bar 1842 Illinois/3rd St/Cesar Chavez $10-15 donation, no one turned away. Music, inspiring folks, etc.
Sat 14:
  • Mystery event all day YBCA 3rd/Mission. I'm guessing not yo-yos cuz they'll all be at....
  • Yo-yo championships 10am-4pm North Beach Washington Square Park. Strings attached, but only literally
  • 2nd Annual Veggie Fiesta 11am-3pm Mission High parking lot Dolores/17th. Food trucks, raffle, auction to benefit Eat Your Veggies school project
  • Southern Louisiana Water Stories doc screens 2-3.30pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • "Recycled into Beauty" thread and paper exhibit 8.30-11pm Edo Salon 601 Haight/Steiner. Plus absinthe and jazz, naturally
Mon 16:
  • Flavors of SF 5-8pm Metreon 4th/Mission. Part of Small Business week. Free with advance registration. Local and delicious
  • 826 Valencia 5-minute volunteer reading series 7pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th!
Wed 18:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free
  • Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach speak on their book One Nation Under Sex 5.45pm reception 6.30pm talk INFORUM Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7 student/$25 non-member/$15 member
  • Dork out at this library + architecture panel 6-7pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • Politics in the 1970s Mission 7.30-8.30pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th. Free, donations accepted
Thurs 19:
  • Homegrown potluck and skillshare 6-8pm Hayes Valley Farm Oak/Laguna
  • Mystery Mansion cocktail tour 6-10pm Westerfield House 1198 Fulton/Scott $20. Ticket gets you cocktails and lessons, canapes, guides, live music, raffle, and Victorian era fun (oxymoron?)
  • In Search of Good Food screens + Greenhorns party 6-10pm Recology 900 7th/Berry free, donations accepted. Free grub, popcorn, and beer
  • Eco-Knievel: macho environmentalism? 6.30pm panel INFORUM Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7 student/$20 non-member/$12 member
Fri 20:
  • Wines4Japan 5.30-8pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $20 goes directly to Give2Asia. You get hella wine and mingling opportunities
  • Mural reception 6-8pm 22nd/Barlett. Meet the artists who recreated SF's oldest mural
  • In Search of Good Food screens + Greenhorns party 6-10pm Recology 900 7th/Berry free, donations accepted. Free grub, popcorn, and beer
  • Art party 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/3oth. Wine and cool street art
Fri 20 and Sat 21: Sat 21 & Sun 22: Sat 21: Thurs 26:
  • Tickets go on sale 12pm for FoodWars: Pie or Die! on Sunday, June 12th. Your $16 benefits CUESA and SF Food Bank, plus gets your pie hole stuffed with samples and drinks
  • Mount Erie, Little Wings, NK, and Key Losers play a benefit for Brightworks 1960 Bryant/18th $10 all ages
Fri 27:
  • Artisan chocolate tasting 6-9pm Press Club 20 Yerba Buena Lane/3rd/Market. First 100 guests also receive a glass of zin to complement the cocoa
-------------------------------------------------------------- Sun 1:
  • Asian Art Museum be free!
  • May Day march for workers' rights 11.30am meet at 24th St BART
  • Kally Price + Emperor Norton's Jazz Band 9pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th $5 for old timey dance fun
Mon 2:
  • 50% off Community Thrift! Valencia/17th
Tues 3: Wed 4:
  • Exploratorium be free
  • Asterisk Magazine 1-year-anniversary party 8pm-1am Public Works 161 Erie/Mission/14th. Free food, a raffle, and a benefit for Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Thurs 5:
  • Gallery crawl downtown. See FecalFace link at right for listings
  • Mission Community Market cinco de mayo celebration in addition to regular market jubilation 4-8pm 22nd/Bartlett
  • Craftbar with Etsy Labs 6-8pm Museum of Craft and Folk Art 51 Yerba Buena Lane/3rd/Mission free for students/$5. Screenprinting time!
  • Demetri Martin talks and sells you his book 7pm Books, Inc. 601 Van Ness/Turk
  • Spacecraft 7-9pm Cellspace 2050 Bryant/19th
Fri 6:
  • Opening reception of Blanket Impressions: Brad Freeman, Clifton Meador & the Offset Printed Artists' Book 6-8pm SF Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th
  • Bikes & Beats 10pm-late! Public Works 161 Erie/Mission/14th $6 presale/$10 door. Benefits WIGG Party and Sunday Streets. Dancing and pedals and raffle and food trucks, etc.
Sat 7:
  • Awesome annual block party garage sale on Fair Oaks 22nd-26th St in between Guerrero and Dolores. Super good finds and food for sale, plus probably lots of stuff on the street for free afterwards
  • Stuff Swap documentary and actual swap! 2-6pm Schoolhouse 1592 Market/Franklin
  • Immigrant Nation: Battle for a Dream screens 7-9pm 2945 Mission/24th $6
Sun 8 - Mom day:
  • Sunday Streets: Mission Edition - Valencia/Duboce/24th. No cars
  • Hall of Roses 12.30-4pm Hall of Flowers 9th/Lincoln GG Park free floral fragrances
Tues 10:
  • Yoga on the Labyrinth 6.15pm Grace Cathedral 1100 California/Taylor $donation. Dress warmly
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