This Week's Hottest Events: Pedalfest, CoffeeCon, SF Marathon, & More
7x7 editors reveal the hottest events going on this week and give you a head's up on tickets to grab in advance (before they sell out)!
Meet the Legends of Cycling at Jack London Square
For the first time ever, five industry icons— Gary Fischer, Freddie Rodriguez, Jacquie Phelan, Ryan Leech, and Nelson Vails— will be in the same room in Oakland. The once-in-a-lifetime event includes a moderated discussion with bicycling legends, food from Rosamunde Sausage Grill, and beer from New Belgium Brewing Co. Come to hear stories and career highlights from the panel maybe even snag an autograph. All proceeds benefit the advocacy work of Bike East Bay.
Friday, July 25: 6 - 9:30 pm, $45, 55 Harrison St., Oakland. Get tickets here.
2014 Pedalfest in Oakland
Even more cycling happenings are going down in The Town this weekend. From hipsters to commuters, if you've got a bike, you should head to Jack London Square for the 2014 Pedalfest. Fest-goers will see daredevils performing in a 30-foot banked wooden Whiskeydrome; eye-popping two-wheeled stunts by pro riders; a pedal-powered stage featuring live music; pedal-powered food; pedal-powered art; pedal-powered smoothies; unicycles; two-penny bikes; a dazzling collection of new, vintage and handmade bikes; and basically anything else pedal-powered that you can think of.
Saturday, July 26: 11 am - 7 pm, Jack London Square, Oakland.
Want free samples of Blue Bottle, Ritual, Sightglass, Verve, Mr. Espresso, and more? Head to CoffeeCon this weekend at Terra Galleries. Even TCHO chocolate will be there handing out bites. And don't miss talks by Alan Adler (inventor of the AeroPress) and George Howell (father of the third wave), the writer's forum (writers and coffee always go together), and panels on the Future of Coffee, Sustainability, and social responsibility. Plus, free coffee beans will be given away on the patio of Terra Galleries during home roasting demos from local home roasters.
Saturday, July 26: 9am - 4 pm, $20, Terra Galleries, 511 Harrison St. Get tickets here.
Serigrafia Powerful Latino Poster Art of the 1970s
Serigrafía, a traveling exhibition featuring 30 of the most influential silkscreen prints created by the best of California’s Latin@ printmaking community, will be on view in the San Francisco Main Library’s Jewett Gallery starting this weekend. The exhibition features poster art from the 1970s to the present, including the works of Bay Area artists Juan R. Fuentes, Jos Sances, Favianna Rodriguez, Esther Hernandez, and Yolanda Lopez. The posters, which explore controversial subjects like the United States embargo on Cuba, The Chicano Civil Rights Movement, and the Occupy Wall Street Movement, was conceived to provoke, protest, and praise. From the iconic “Sun Mad” by Esther Hernandez to bring awareness about the use of pesticides, fungicides, and other toxic chemicals in raisin production, to works by emerging printmaker Gilda Posada, whose print “Libertad” was created to show the relationship between liberation movements for human rights in Palestine and in Mexico, this exhibition is varied in subject matter but rooted in a long heritage of California printmaking.
Runs Saturday, July 26 - September 7: San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St.
Th San Francisco Marathon
If you're participating in this weekend's 26-mile stroll, you should already know the deets, so consider this a warning for residents who were planning on eating or parking near the festivities. Just don't— it's going to be hellish. The race starts at the Ferry Buildings, runs along the Embarcadero, over the Bridge, along the coastline, through GGP and the Haight, then pass AT&T Park, before finishing in front of Cupid's arrow. You've been warned.
Sunday, July 27: The race starts at 5:30 am