May Area

Go explore this great city and its surroundings! And read these articles.... This one encourages you to check out 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
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  • 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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