Monday, October 24, 2011

Mission Sunday Streets!

Sunday Streets in the Mission - Sunday - October 23rd -  a wonderful, happy event! Lots of smiles!  Love Lower 24th Street and Valencia Street!  Thank you Sunday Streets - great 2011 year!!!!

October 24, 2011 

Last Day to Register to Vote for the November 8th Election -

Women for Chris Cunnie!
When: October 24, 2011 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Address given at RSVP
What: Fundraiser for Chris Cunnie - candidate for Sheriff.
Hosts: Angela Alioto, Sharon Johnson, Kate Monico Klein, Roma Guy, Delia Ginorio, Karen Levine, Amy Bacharach, Rebecca Prozan, Rachel Powell Norton, Sunny Schwartz, Lateefah Simon, Leslie Katz, Claire Zvanski, Andrea Shorter, Joyce Newstat, Susan Lowenberg, Nancy Rubin and Anne Stuhldreher
Everyone is welcome! Light refreshments served.
Suggested Donations: $25., $50, $100. up

Last Call for Herrera
When: October 24, 2011 - Monday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 Third Street, San Francisco
What: Join us in supporting Dennis Herrera for Mayor and make your final donation before the Election Day.

LitFest for Avalos! - Literary Benefit for John Avalos for Mayor
When: October 24, 2011 - Monday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission, San Francisco
What:  Great literary reading and fundraiser for Avalos featuring local writers: Michelle Tea, Peter Orner, Rebecca Solnit, Sasha Cagen, Fernando Marti, Tom Barbash, Rachel Brahinsky, Tommi Mecca, Diamond Dave and Christopher Cook and a special guest...
Suggested Donation $10.-$20.

San Francisco Labor Council Teach-In - Medicare in the Cross-Hairs- Social Security Next?
When: October 24, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Plumbers Union Hall, 1621 Market Street, San Francisco
What: How Much Will Your Medicare Be Cut? How Much More Will You Have to Pay? Come Hear the Facts - Open Discussion To Follow
San Francisco Labor Council Education Project

Westside Democratic Club 
When: October 24, 2011 - Monday
7:00 p.m.
Where: SFPD's Taraval Station, 2345 24th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Frances Matthew from the Department of Election will be at meeting to explain ranked-choice voting.  Information video and discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m.
There will also be a bylaws discussion

October 25 2011 - Tuesday

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
When: October 25, 2011 - Tuesday
2:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: David Chiu, John Avalos, David Campos, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Sean Elsbernd, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Ross Mirkarimi, Scott Wiener

San Francisco Unified School District
When: October 25, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, First Floor, SF
What: Agenda:
Board of Education: Hydra Mendoza, Emily Murase, Norman Yee, Rachel Norton, Sandra Lee Fewer, Jill Wynns, Kim-Shree Maufus

Entertainment Commission
When: October 25, 2011 - Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
CommissionersJohn Newlin, Audrey Joseph, Tim Benetti, Glendon Hyde, Neal Cavellini, Al Perez

SPUR - Ballot and Brews
When: October 25, 2011 - Tuesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Join the Young Urbanists for an informal gathering and learn what (and who) is on the ballot for the November election. BYOB (bring your own ballot).  Sponsored by Koret Foundation
$20. non-members

October 26, 2011 - Wednesday

Budget and Finance Committee
When: October 26, 2011 - Wednesday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 250, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Carmen Chu, Ross Mirkarimi, Jane Kim

Arab Heritage Month 
When: October 26, 2011 - Wednesday
5:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Rotunda, San Francisco
What: Mayor Ed Lee and the Arab Heritage Month Committee present Arab Heritage Month.  A month of cultural events showcasing the Arts, Music, Food, Traditions, and the Spirit of the Arab Community.

San Francisco Democratic Party
When: October 26, 2011 - Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - Issues Committee
7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
Where: State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
What: Agenda:

Leland Yee - A Night at Yoshi's
When: October 26, 2011 - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Yoshi's Jazz Club, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
What: Fundraiser for Leland Yee.

October 27, 2011 - Thursday

Government Audit and Oversight Committee
When: October 27, 2011 - Thursday
10:00 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Room 263, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: David Campos, Mark Farrell, David Chiu

Planning Commission
When: October 27, 2011 - Thursday
Where: City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco
Commissioners: Christina Olague, Ron Miguel, Michael Antonini, Gwyneth Borden, Rodney Fong, Kathrin Moore, Hisashi Sugaya

City and School District Select Committee
When: October 27, 2011 - Thursday
3:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Agenda:
Supervisors: Malia Cohen, John Avalos, Carmen Chu Commissioners: Sandra Lee Fewer, Kim-Shree Mufas, Rachel Norton

First Annual San Francisco Arts Democratic Club Halloween Event
When: October 27, 2011 - Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Bissap Baobab, 3388 19th Street, San Francisco
What: Join San Francisco Arts Democratic Club and their endorsed candidates for their club's first annual  pre-election  Haloween bash.  Prizes for best "dress as your candidate" costume and any other prizes!

Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club Fall Awards
When: October 27, 2011 - Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis, San Francisco
What: Join Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club in honoring:
Leadership Award: Charles Sheehan
Legislator of the Year: Supervisor Scott Wiener
Community Partner in Public Service Award: San Francisco Public Library
Community Partner in Public Relations Award: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Community Partner in Public Policy Award: Jewish Community Relations Council
Special Recognition: Getting-Shit-Done Service Award: Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Volunteers of the Year Awards:
Keith Baraka
Nathan Purkiss
$65. - Alice Member
$85. - No-member
$95. - Admission and Alice Membership

Unmasked: The 2011 GLBT Historical Society Gala
When: October 27, 2011 - Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Green Room at the War Memorial, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
What: Celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and trarnsgender history at the GLBT Historical Society's Annual Unmasked Gala. Passed food, hosted bar, entertainment, silent auction.  Festive attire encouraged.
$60. general, $100 VIP
Information and

October 28, 2011 - Friday

Art for Avalos Fundraiser
When: October 28, 2011 - Friday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia, San Francisco
What: San Pancho Art Collective and Team Avalos will present Art for Avalos.  Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Incline Gallery to benefit the campaign.
Soulful musical stylings by DJ Primo of Oldies Night and DJ Carnita of Hard French fame.
Cash bar and food by Traveling Takoyaki.

October 29, 2011 - Saturday - October 30, 2011 - Sunday

Weekend Early Voting
October 29, 2011 - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 30, 2011 - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, San Francisco
What: Weekend Early Voting at City Hall

October 31, 2011 - Monday

 2011 Silver SPUR Awards
When: October 31, 2011 - Monday
10:30 a.m.
Noon - Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
Where: Moscone Center West, Howard Street between 4th and Fifth Street, San Francisco
What: Celebrate the contributions of four remarkable San Franciscans:
Natalie Berg, Art Gensler, Rick Laubscher, Dale Minami
Tickets $175.
Information and tickets:

November 1, 2011 -  Tuesday

Last Day to Request a Vote-to-Mail Request   sfgov2.ort

SPUR - Gaming for Good  Transit - Andy Nash
When: November 1, 2011 - Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: Gaming for Good Transit.  Come listen to Andrew Nash, the managing director of Vienna Transport Systems (and friends to many in the San Francisco and the Bay Area) as he speaks about, a prototype internet application that is helping city residents around the world improve their local public transport systems.
$10. for non-members

Songwriters for John Avalos - Fundraiser
When: November 1, 2011 -  Tuesday
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
What: A Music Fundraiser for John Avalos for Mayor Campaign. Lining up some great Bay Area songwriters:
Matthew Edwards, Tom Heyman, Maurice Tani, Paul Griffiths, Valerie Orth, Mike Winger, The Slippery Slope
Suggested Donation: $10.-$20.

Potrero Hill Democratic Club - Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street
When: November 1, 2011 - Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street, San Francisco
What: Panel Discussion: "Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street".
Let your money work for the good of the community, instead of to boost the profits of a huge corporation.  Representatives from a not-for-profit community bank and two credit unions will explain the difference and answer questions.

November 2, 2011 -  Wednesday

San Francisco Human Rights Commission Bayview Outreach Office: "On How Public Works, Works"
When: November 2, 2011 - Wednesday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Southeast Community Center, 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco
What: Town Hall meeting with Supervisor Malia Cohen.  Hear about upcoming business opportunities and new job creation opportunities that promote local businesses and stimulate the local economy.

Redistricting Task Force - Community Outreach Meetings - District 9 and 10
When: November 2, 2011 -  Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
Where: Horace Mann Middle School Auditorium, 3351 23rd Street, San Francisco
What: Preliminary community meetings about population increase/decrease per district and the role of the Task Force in making changes. First Meeting: District 9 and 10

The Herrera Happy Hour at Pause Wine Bar
When: November 2, 2011 - Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pause Wine Bar, 1666 Market Street, San Francisco
What: Join in a special evening with Dennis Herrera, as the celebrity pourer.   Come and enjoy a glass of fine wine, and engage in open discussion of your most pressing questions about the future of San Francisco.  Raise your glass and make a toast to Dennis Herrera for Mayor.

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