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SF Peace and Hope reading Sacred Grounds Café, 2095 Hayes, SF. www.sfpeaceandhope.com. 7pm open mic signup, 8:15 reading, free. Online poetry journal SF Peace and Hope takes its cues from 1960s idealism -- if you're feeling that flower vibe stop by its third anniversary open mic night.
"Radar Superstar" San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin, SF. www.sfpl.org. 6pm, free. To celebrate the progressive, queer-minded, reading series 10 years of life, the minds behind Radar have assembled crazy-like-a-fox performer Jibz "Dynasty Handbag" Cameron, founder of black gay theater posse Pomo Afro Homos Brian Freeman, Vice Magazine masculinity expert Thomas Paige McBee, and high femme performance artist Maryam Rostami.
Etsy Craft Lab Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St., SF. www.sfmcd.org. 7-9:30pm, $10. Rick Kitagawa makes his bread and butter at his SF print shop Lords of Print (not to mention with the zombie-printed ties he designs at www.monkeyandseal.com) -- but today, he's giving back and teaching the crowd. Attend his screen-printing workshop sponsored by Etsy today and walk with your very own poster.
Local Protest, Global Movements: Capital, Community, and State in San Francisco The Green Arcade, 1690 Market, SF. www.thegreenarcade.com. 7pm, free. Author Karl Beitel hashes out his new book on the battles against gentrification here in San Francisco.
"Headspace" Krowswork, 480 23rd St., Oakl. www.krowswork.com. Through July 13. Opening reception: 6-9pm, free. "thru her eyes/there is love/in/lifes quiet things/as we take time/to recreate/our realities" Oakland photographer Sasha Kelley dreamy photo portraits show black life in the Bay with more style than you'll see pretty much anywhere else. Check out her First Friday opening, where they'll be paired with video and verse.
"Travesia: Journey of the Gray Whale" SF Zoo, 1 Zoo Road, SF. www.acs-sfbay.org. Mandatory RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. 5pm. Mexican whale lovers Proyecto Ballena Gris present on their mission to protect the habitats of the migratory gray whale, which travels up and down the West Coast. Tonight's event is a companion to the "Travesia" exhibit that'll be open at the SF Zoo's Pachyderm Building tomorrow, Sat/8.
Temescal Art Hop Rise Above Gallery, 4770 Telegraph, Oakl. www.riseaboveoakland.com. 6-9pm, free. The Temescal neighborhood is joining the First Friday fray -- pick up a "passport" from one of the participating 20 businesses and get them stamped at the neighbors to win raffle prizes.
Bromeliad Society plant sale SF County Fair Building, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln, SF. www.sfbromeliad.org. Also Sun/9. 9am-5pm, free. Green thumbs and casual park strollers will both find something to love at this annual expo of cacti, succulents, and bromeliads. Pick up a Tillandsia airplant or an African aloe -- you can find growths here starting at just $2.
"The Future is Electric: Plug in and Get There" San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin, SF. www.energycenter.org/cvrp-events. 10:30am-2pm, free. Learn how you can get up to $10,000 from the government towards buying a plug-in electric car, plus all the new infrastructure and programs that might make owning one easier to manage.
Urban farm tours Various locations in Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, El Sobrante. www.iuhoakland.com. 11am-6pm, $5 per location. The Institute of Urban Homesteading wants you to realize the power of a plot when it comes to feeding your family. See how others are making urban farming work for them at this week's farm tour day -- register on the site and you'll receive a map of locations where you can drop by and see rainwater collection systems, bee hives, veggie gardens, goats, and more.
"Head Over Heels" White Walls Gallery, 886 Geary, SF. www.whitewallssf.com. Through June 29. Opening reception: 7-11pm, free. Fragmented, weathered collages that take off from fashion photography don the walls at Greg Gossel's new show at White Walls. Gossel hired a photog to snap the base images he hand-printed on these works, creating sexy, billboard-esque results.
Sunday Streets Bayview and Dogpatch Third St. between Newcomb and 22nd St. and surrounding area, SF. www.sundaystreetssf.com. 11am-4pm, free. Cruise from AT&T Park to the Bayview Opera House on car-free streets courtesy of this recurring street festival. Bayview and Dogpatch's edition will feature all the yoga, live tunes, and local business festivities Sunday Streets runners, bikers, skaters, and strollers have become accustomed to.
Habitot Children's Museum LGBTQ family open house 2065 Kittredge, Berk. www.habitot.org. 10am-2pm, free. Kick off Pride month with your babies at Berkeley's kid museum. Little ones can clamber around the museum's fire truck, art studio, wind tunnel, and waterworks area -- plus settle in for a LGBTQ-themed story hour.
Nancy Morejón 2969 Mission, SF. www.answersf.org. 7pm, $8-10 donation suggested. Cuban poet, daughter of one of Habana's old colonial neighborhoods, and winner of her country's National Literature Prize Morejón reads from her chronicles of Cuba's capital and its residents.