Resist police violence

In August 2001, Idris Stelley was shot numerous times and killed by police in the Metreon Center, the first of two killings in the San Francisco movie theater and shopping center. August 20th marks Idriss Stelley's birthday, and a performance event will be held in his honor. The goal of this music and spoken word event is to launch a movement of activists, city officials and mayoral candidates holding police accountable for this and other killings.

2-5 p.m., free

City Hall steps

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF



Mayoral Arts Forum

The 2011 Mayoral Arts Forum is a chance to meet mayoral candidates, hear their platforms on arts-related issues, and discuss the future of the arts in San Francisco. The candidates will discuss the impact of the arts on our education, community, and economy. Michael Krasney of KQED will moderate the forum, and eight mayoral candidates will be attending, including John Avalos, Leland Yee, David Chiu and Dennis Herrera.

6-7:30 p.m., registration required, free

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Novellus Theater

700 Howard St., SF

Muni reform panel

Reset San Francisco, an organization affiliated with mayoral candidate Phil Ting that is trying to create an agenda for the city, is holding a panel where experts will discuss how to improve the public transportation system. Ting will participate the discussion of Muni's service cuts, fare hikes, and inaccessibility. In July, Muni increased the price of bus passes and cable car fares, affecting both tourists and residents.

6:30-9 p.m., free

San Francisco Country Fair Building

1199 9th Ave., SF


BART open house

The aging BART cars may soon be replaced by a newer generation, and the public is invited to take part in their transformation. BART is inviting residents to explore new "Fleet of the Future" train car designs and submit ideas and feedback. The new designs are striving to be more modern, comfortable, and easier to clean. See the three BART interior car concepts, one exterior concept and a video simulation of the new trains.

12-1:30 p.m., free

SPUR Urban Center

654 Mission, SF

(415) 781-8726


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