The Fire Festival isn’t happening in SF until next week: July 9 – 12
But the Fourth of July Waterfront Celebration should help tide you over!
July 4, 2008. Band performances and fireworks display over the Bay from Pier 39.
Here’s a list of Fourth of July events around the Bay Area for more ideas.
But you don’t need to wait until the fourth to go to San Francisco Green Drinks
Wednesday, July 2. 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The monthly social gathering of environmental folks at Varnish, 77 Natoma St, Nr Howard.
Warning: CATASTROPHE hits New York! (via Streetsblog)
The four panelists of the apocalypse will discuss present and impending catastrophes, and how to deal with them.
July 2. 6:00 pm. Atlantic Gallery 135 W. 29th St. (bet. Sixth & Seventh Aves.), Suite 601
* James Howard Kunstler author and social critic
* Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man
* Subsistence farmer Sharon Astyk
* Author Michael Hogan
This panel is held in conjunction with Atlantic Gallery’s exhibit, Catastrophe (through to July 17)
Atlantic and selected artists respond to the theme CATASTROPHE with painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and fiber art. In this country, the new millennium began dubiously with a questionable election, and since the first hanging chad, the last 8 years have included enough disasters around the world to make Nostradamus nervous. Come see how artists illuminate events– political, environmental, economic, social, cultural or personal– they regard as catastrophic….
If your Fourth was a flaming catastrophe, the Fillmore Jazz Festival might help you recover your cool.
July 5 & 6, 2008. Fillmore Street between Eddy and Jackson
Stages along Fillmore showcase Bay Area jazz talent.
Heads Up Next Week for some Great SPUR events in SF!
Noontime Forums at the SPUR office offer excellent food for thought….
Tuesday, July 8. 12:30 pm.
The “Live Free or Drive” folks in Portland organized a Towards Carfree Cities conference. Join us for a discussion and presentations from the many San Franciscans who attended.
Wednesday, July 9. 12:30 pm.
Short Films on Reclaiming Public Space: Come watch an entertaining and inspiring series of short films—courtesy of StreetFilms—of successful efforts to re-imagine, transform, and reclaim streets in Paris, Melbourne, Istanbul, Bogota, Portland, and more! Does San Francisco have the will to Reclaim Public Space?
Thursday, July 10. 12:30 pm.
Better land-use planning to reduce driving is a core greenhouse gas reduction solution. What land-use strategies does CARB recommend in its draft Scoping Plan for implementation of AB32, California’s landmark climate change legislation? How effective will these policies be in changing land-use decisions in California? Stephanie Reyes from Greenbelt Alliance will provide an overview of the land-use section of the Scoping Plan and ClimatePlan’s analysis of the recommendations.