By Oona Robertson



"Dinner, Disco, & Dance"

Mayoral candidate John Avalos, Sheriff candidate Ross Mirkarimi, and District Attorney candidate David Onek will speak at this fundraiser for low income, disabled, and military veteran medical cannabis patients. The event is presented by Axis of Love, a care facility for these underprivileged entities. The fundraiser seeks donations of food items, harm reduction supplies, and personal hygiene items. Dinner will be provided to all.

4:30-6:30 p.m., donation

Women's Building Auditorium

3543 !8th St. #8, SF



Art Break Day 2011

An annual free Bay Area art event is taking place Saturday with free artistic stations set up at various locations in the area. The event is hosted by an artist-run nonprofit called Art is Moving, whose mission is to make art accessible and free to the public. There will be an art station in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza as well as in San Rafael, Richmond, Berkeley and Oakland. All artwork collected during the day will be compiled into an exhibition visiting each of these cities from October 2011 to February 2012.

9 a.m-5 p.m., free

Justin Herman Plaza

1 Market, SF



Opposing pension reform

The United Public Workers For Action is holding this rally against Propositions C and D, the rival pension reform initiatives supported by mayoral candidates Ed Lee and Jeff Adachi. City workers and retirees will speak on the initiatives, the demonization of public workers, and how the measures will affect services and workers.

5-7 p.m., free

Main Library Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room

100 Larkin, SF



Mayoral Candidates Forum

The Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association and the Golden Gateway Tenants Association are hosting this forum to meet San Francisco mayoral candidates. David Chiu and Tony Hall, among others, will be attending.

6-8 p.m., free

KGO-TV 2nd floor meeting room

900 Front St., SF

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