WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20
Oakland candidates forum
The Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club hosts at forum featuring the candidates for Oakland mayor and Alameda County Superior Court judge. With the Oakland mayor's race between well-funded favorite Don Perata and progressive challengers Rebecca Kaplan and Jean Quan heating up as it comes into the home stretch, this could be a fun one.
5–7 p.m., $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers
Everett & Jones BBQ Restaurant
126 Broadway, Oakl.
THURSDAY, OCT. 21
Save the Dolphins
Earth Island Institute presents "From Flipper to The Cove to Blood Dolphin$: A Conversation with Ric O'Barry," a plea to save dolphins for being slaughtered in Taiji, Japan. O'Barry, star of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove and the Animal Planet TV miniseries Blood Dolphin$, will update his campaign with information and video footage from his recent trip to Japan.
7 p.m., $5–$20 sliding scale
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berk.
FRIDAY, OCT. 23
Ports blocked for Oscar Grant
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 has called for a shutdown of Bay Area ports to call for justice in the case of Oscar Grant, who was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle on an Oakland train platform on New Year's Day 2009. "Bay Area ports will shut down that day to stand with the black community and others against the scourge of police brutality," said Jack Heyman, an executive board member for the union. Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in July and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 5.
All day, free
Ports through the Bay Area
SUNDAY, OCT. 24
The final Sunday Streets car-free event of the season will for the first time travel through the streets of the Tenderloin and Civic Center area. Bicyclists, pedestrians, and skaters travel a route that passes City Hall, Boedekker Park, Tenderloin Recreation Center, and the Tenderloin National Forest in Cohen Alley, off Ellis near Leavenworth, featuring live performances, the Funkytown Roller Disco, and free bike rental and repair stations. This event also coincides with the second annual Tricycle Music Festival, with live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the steps of the Main Library.
10 a.m.–3 p.m., free
415-344-0489. ext. 2
MONDAY, OCT. 25
Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping Choir returns to San Francisco as part of their Earth-a-llujah, Earth-a-llujah Revival Tour, bringing the environmentalist and anti-consumerist gospel to the Mission District. Fresh off of a run for the mayor of New York City and successful campaign to get Chase Manhattan Bank to disinvest in mountaintop removal coal mining, Rev. Billy (a.k.a. performance artist Billy Talen, who got his start here in SF) and his flock will fill you with the Holy Spirit and exorcise you of your credit cards. Hallelujah!
7 p.m., $12
2961 16th St., SF
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