Monday, July 4, 2011

San Francisco Political Events through July 24, 2011

Labor Fest  through the end of July: over 60 events

July 5, 2011 - Tuesday

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club - PAC - Harry Britt
When: July 6, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
What: In honor of Jean Harris - who just passed away, former Board of Supervisor President Harry Britt and close friend of Jean, will be speaking at PAC meeting about the early years of Milk Club activism.  "Our movement has had no better activist, and on one could have been a better friend", said Britt of Harris.
Second of 3 qualifying meetings to vote in the PAC endorsement process.

July 6, 2011 - Wednesday

John Avalos - Tea with the People's Mayor
When: July 6, 2011 - Wednesday
5:00 p.. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Om Shan Tea, 233 14th Street, San Francisco
What: Come meet John Avalos while enjoying teas and organic food.

Police Commission Meeting
When: July 6, 2011 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Commissioners: Thomas Mazzucco, Joe Marshall, Petra Dejesus, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter, Julius Turman, Angela Chan, Carol Kingsley, R. James Slaughter

Alliance for a Better District 6 Districtwide Meeting
When: July 6, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Alexander Residence, 230 Eddy Street, Multi-Purpose Room, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco
What: July general meeting to discuss current concerns of District 6 and announce updates.
Agenda includes:
South of Market Health Center presentation
Other presentations TBA
Legislative Reports
Safety Reports
Fundraising Committee Report
Information: 415-820-1560

July 7, 2011 - Thursday

Public Safety Meeting
When: July 7, 2011 - Thursday
10:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Ross Mirkarimi, Malia Cohen, David Campos

Planning Commission
When: July 7, 2011 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Christina Olague, Ron Miguel, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rodney Fong, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

Rules Committee
When: July 7, 2011 - Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Where: Room 263, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Includes appointment to Entertainment Commission.
Supervisors: Jane Kim, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell

Summer in the City! - San Francisco Women's Political Committee
When: July 7, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carnelian By The Bay, 1 Fairy Plaza, San Francisco
What: Come rub elbows with San Francisco's political leaders and support the work of the San Francisco Women's Political Committee at the annual "Summer in the City"! Fundraiser to benefit their political action committee.
Individual Tickets: Non-member $45. (includes one year membership).
                               Members - $25.
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D11 Family Dinner Night
When: July 7, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pampanguena Cuisine, 4441 Mission Street at Cotter Street, near the Excelsior Branch Library,
San Francisco
What: Come join Supervisor John Avalos in a family setting for delicious Filpino food while supporting a local District 11 restaurant.
Door prizes,  raffle and a table for D11 kids! Dishes are under $10. with tax and tip.

July 9, 2011 - Saturday

2011 Glide Legacy Gala: A Love Supreme
When: July 9, 2011 - Saturday
7:00 p.m.
Where: The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van  Ness, San Francisco
What: 2nd Annual Glide Legacy Gala and they celebrate the profound work and legacy of Glide.
Black tie Gala will feature a hosted bar, live music, DJ KingMost, the Glide Ensemble and catering from 15 local restaurants.
The Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani Legacy Awards will go to:
Kamala Harris - California Attorney General
Dave Eggers - Author and Co-Founder, 826 Valencia
Honorary Host Committee:
Brian Barneclo, London Breed, Malia Cohen, Andrew Generalao, Sam Flores, Sumaya Kazi, Jane Kim, Tim Luym, Colin Mutchler, Thao Nguyen, Anderson Pugash, Christina Resasco, Ryan Scott, Carolyn Yao, Eric Casher, DJ Qbert
Hosted by the Glide Legacy Committee:
Sponsors:, Vad Vodka, Don Q, Aidells, That Takes the Cake, Anchor Brewing
Tickets: - starts at $65.

***********ImportantJane Kim Birthday to Benefit Marshll Elementary!
When: July 9, 2011 - Saturday
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Where:   Correct Address: Brick and Mortar Music Hall,1710 Mission Street at 13th Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate Supervisor Jane Kim's birthday by supporting Marshall Elementary. Donations to help with the brand-new outdoor science center.
DJ Music  - DJ Mikee Mike Sick on the Bike (Big Bass Rollers), DJ Mr. Lucky (I and I Vibrations/Skylarking), DJ Julicio (Sacred Hand Productions).

July 10, 2011 - Sunday

Sunday Streets - Great Highway
When: July 10, 2011 - Sunday
11:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m.
Where: JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to Great Highway - Lincoln to Sloat, San Francisco
What: Sunday Streets

House Fundraiser for Ross for Sheriff
When: July 10, 2011 - Sunday
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 3745 17th Street, San Francisco
What: Join in supporting Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff.
Host Committee: Kary McElroy, Dennis Peron, Lou Gordon, Wayne Justmann, Dean Clark
Suggested Donation: $50.  No one will be turned away due to lack of fund, but please give what you can.

July 11, 2011 - Monday

Commonwealth Club - Jose Antonio Vargas
When: July 11, 2011 - Monday
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30 p.m. program
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
What: Hear Jose Antonio Vargas: "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant".  In conversation with Phil Bronstein - Editor-at-Large, Hearst Newspapers
$20. - Members - Free

New Leaders Council - San Francisco  - San Francisco 40 under 40 Awards Reception
When: July 11, 2011 - Monday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: NextSpace, 28 2nd Street, San Francisco
What: Join the San Francisco Chapter of the New Leaders Council and special guest Chair Mark Walsh for a Progressive Awards Event.
Jacinda Abcarian (Executive Director, Youth Radio)
Shaw-Chin Chiu (Founder/Executive Director, Pacific Health Club)
Benito Delgado-Olson (Executive Director, K to College)
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins (CEO, Green for All)
Dean Fealk (Partner, DLA Piper)
Britta Guerrero (CEO, Sacramento Native American Health Center)
Buy Tickets: General Admission $40.

July 12, 2011 - Tuesday

SPUR - Designing a better Market Street
When: July 12, 2011 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Designing a Better Market Street. Hear Neil Hrushowy of the planning department, Timothy Pagandreous and Nate Chanchareon of the MTA, Kris Opbroek of the department of public works and Kit Hodge of the SF Bicycle Coalition.
Co-sponsored by the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter.

John Avalos - Meet and Greet - Mission
When: July 12, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Beast and The Hare, 1001 Guerrero (@ 22nd Street) San Francisco
What: Come meet John Avalos and learn about his race for mayor.  Hosted by Heather Box and Julian Mocine McQueen

July 13, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Young Democrats
When: July 13, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Hear from Sheriff Candidates and hold Elections for EVP, Secretary, Treasurer and vote on one bylaw amendment
EVP  Candidates:
Ariel Ungerleider
Emily Salgado
Chris Gembinski
Alex Mitra
Curt Robinson

July 14, 2011 - Thursday

SPUR Member Party
When: July 14, 2011 - Thursday
5:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: SPUR Member Party - Creative bites and libations, street party Annie Alley- artisan food, cocktails and music.
Tickets: Non-Members $65 - membership to SPUR and free admission to SPUR Member party
Members Tickets

Privacy After Dark - NARAL
When: July 14, 2011 - Thursday
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Monroe, 473 Broadway, San Francisco
What: Event benefitting NARAL -  Pro-Choice California's PrivacyPAC
Cokctails, appetizers, local Latin-fusion band Sang Matiz!
Host Committee:
Michelle Andersen, Nissa Anklesaria, Julia Baron, Denise Brousseau, Darcy Brown, Rosie Dilger, Annie Eagan, Kimberly Ellis, Amy Everitt, Pamela George, Jenna Green, Nonie Greene, Shilpa Grover, Madeleine Katz, Lindsay Lassman, Meghn and Jose Macaluso, Kelly Osmundson, Kevin Shelley, Dana Textoris, Alisha Woodward, Joe Young
Tickets: $25. entrance fee
Information: Meghan Doran Macaluso

Irish American Democratic Club - San Francisco Mayoral Forum
When: July 14, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
7:00 p.m. - Forum Begins
Where: United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Panel discussion and Questions and Answers with all leading candidates for San Francisco Mayor including:
Leland Yee, Phil Ting, John Avalos, David Chiu, Joanna Rees, Bevan Dufty, Michela Alioto-Pier, Dennis Herrera, Tony Hall
RSVP Email your name and address to: FORUM4MAYOR@HOTMAIL.COM  
Information: John O'Riordan -

Reading of "HOWL" at the Cartoon Art Museum
When: July 14, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Benefit for the Cartoon Art Museum as Ben McCoy, Supervisor Eric Mar, James Tracy, Sunny Angulo, Dean Disaster, Carol Stewart, Dam Dyke, Shanice Walcott, Kegel Kater and Fred Lopes read Ginsburg's "Howl".
Refreshments, mustic, talent and a great space to host a night dedicated to a Legendary Queer and a world shattering poem and the work work it inspired.
Entrance: $5.
Friendly Donation $20. (comes with  special gifts, TBA

July 15, 2011 - Friday

Robert Pender - Memorial  Service
When: July 15, 2011 - Friday
2:00 p.m.
Where: Broadmore Presbyterian, 377-87th Street, Daly City, Ca.
Information: 650-755-0597

Alexandra Pelosi - Citizen U.S.A.
When: July 15, 2011 - Friday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco
What: Alexandra Pelosi, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker and writer, presents "Citizen U.S.A." an account of a road trip across America to attend naturalization ceremonies in all 50 states to meet brand-new citizens and find out why they chose America as their home.

July 16, 2011 - Saturday

Bake Sale to Benefit the A Leg Up Dog Rescue
When: July 16, 2011 - Saturday
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 180 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Bake Sale for A Leg Up Dog Rescue.  Helps homeless dogs find forever homes.

Woodland Avenue - Visit with City Attorney Dennis Herrera
When: July 16, 2011  - Saturday
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 62 Woodland Avenue, San Francisco
What: You and your friends are invited to visit with City Attorney Dennis Herrera - Candidate for Mayor.
Co-Hosts: Sophie Maxwell, Hene Kelly, Art Torres, Robin Brasso, Carole Midgen, Jonee Levy, Jake McGoldrick, Richard Ow, Michael Hennessey, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes, Connie O'Connor, Gimmy Park Li, Jane Morrison, Agar Jaicks.
Patrons: David G. Estes, Brenda Doyle Jeffers, Jonee Levy, Paul Loeffler, Jeannie Maher, Jane Morrison, Richard Ow, Norman Schlossberg, Mike Sullivan, Alan Wofsy
Sponsors: Robin Brasso, John Casserly, Ina Dearman, Randall Harrison, Agar Jaicks, Ann Kirk and Ed Sykes, Patrick Hoctel, Hene Kelly, Patrick J. Mahoney, Gimmy Park Li, Judy Wessing, David Zebker
Donor's Choice:  $25. up.
Information: 415-564-1482

July 18, 2011 - Monday

Meet and Greet with David Onek for District Attorney
When: July 18, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Turk Street Community Room, 201 Turk Street, San Francisco
What: Meet with David Onek - candidate for District Attorney
Event hosted by Dean Clark.
Tickets: - Free

July 19, 2011 - Tuesday

Gray Panthers - San Francisco - Save Rent-Controlled Housing in Parkmerced
When: July 19, 2011 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Center, Fireside Room, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
What: Save Rent-Controlled Housing in Parkmerced! With Parkmerced Action Group and Tenant Activists.

San Francisco Arts Democratic Club Mayor Candidate Debate
When: July 19, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: African American Art and Cultural Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Arts Democratic Club hosts the top candidates for mayor in one-on-one debate.  Debate the issues important to our arts community and to our City.

July 20, 2011 - Wednesday

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce - Supervisor Eric Mar
When: July 20, 2011 - Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco
What: Meet with Supervisor Eric Mar from District 1.  Lunch is hosted by SF Soup Company.
No Fee.  Please register online.
Information: Patricia Aleman

July 21, 2011 - Thursday

Jean Harris Memorial
When: July 21, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Delancey Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco
What: Memorial for Jean Harris

July 24, 2011 - Sunday

Tommi Avicolli Mecca - Tommi's Big 60!
When: July 24, 2011 - Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: 225 Potrero, San Francisco
 What: Fundraiser for Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco.  Celebrate Tommi Avicolli Mecca's big birthday and help support HRCSF.  Live music, food.  Shout out to a modern day renaissance man-writer, activist, musician and to the work he has devoted 1/6h of his life to: fighting for housing rights.

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