The San Francisco Public Library hosts “Ladies Knight,” at which women of all levels meet in a supportive, fun environment to learn chess. Instruction and play takes place on Wednesday, June 28 from 6 to 7:30pm at the Main Library, 4th Floor, 100 Larkin Street, in San Francisco. For details call: 415-557-4533
The opening reception for 2017’s Art + Process + Ideas Exhibition, featuring Sofía Córdova, Sanaz Mazanini and Genevieve Quick, takes place on Thursday, June 29, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at The Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland. For details, call 510.430.3340.
The City of Concord presents The 25th Annual Music & Market Series, featuring the band, “David Martin’s House Party.” The event takes place on Thursday, June 29, starting at 6:30pm at the corner of Willow Pass Road and Grant Street in downtown Concord. For details, call 707.869.9403.
Axis Dance Company will hold three (3) complimentary performances of “Occupy: A Site-Specific Journey Through An Urban Garden” at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, at 12:00pm and 2:30pm, at 760 Howard Street in San Francisco. For details, call 415.543.1718.
The Annual People’s World July 4th Barbecue features eyewitness report-backs from Viet Nam and Havana. Good people, good food and good discussion, on July 4 at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, in Oakland. For details, call 415.845.9492.
Actors Ensemble of Berkeley presents “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” with a special 4pm performance on Tuesday, July 4th . You are welcome to picnic on the grounds at John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Place, Berkeley. For Details call (510) 649-5999.
The Windrider Film Forum returns to the Bay Area, presenting six (6) uplifting and powerful independent films. Showtimes are on Thursday, July 6, Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, starting at 7:00pm, at The Center for the Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton. For details, call 650.867.5383.
Niles Discovery Church hosts a showing of the film documentary “John Lewis – Get In The Way,” which chronicles the life of the civil rights movement veteran and current Congressman from Georgia. The film screens on Saturday, July 8 at 1:30pm at 36600 Niles Boulevard in Fremont. For details, call 510.797.0895.