July 31

“Sneak Peek — Behind the Scenes at the Musee d’Orsay.”
Guy Cogeval, the President of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris is speaking at 7pm on “Sneak Peek — Behind the Scenes at the Musee d’Orsay.” He’ll discuss the upcoming renovation of the Musee as well as the two special exhibitions coming to the de Young next summer – Birth of Impressionism andVan Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond. The de Young will be the only museum in the world to receive both of them.
When: 7:00 PM
Where: De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.famsf.org/deyoung/

August 1

Concert: The African Presence in Mexico Through Music
Join special guests Son de la Tierra and Los Utrera from Veracruz for an intimate concert celebrating the African presence in Mexico through music.
When: 8:00 PM
Where: Oakland Museum of California
Cost: $10 admission, $9 for members
More Information: 510-238-6942 or http://www.museumca.org/tickets

LAKEFEST ‘09 – Art, Food & Wine on Lakeshore Avenue
Live music stage featuring well-known performers. Grand Lake Farmer’s Market. Taste of Lakeshore food tasting, kids zone, Green Living Expo
When: 10:00 AM—6:00 PM
Where: Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: 510.301.3122 or http://www.oaklandlakefest.com

August 2

LAKEFEST ‘09 – Art, Food & Wine on Lakeshore Avenue
Live music stage featuring well-known performers. Grand Lake Farmer’s Market. Taste of Lakeshore food tasting, kids zone, Green Living Expo
When: 10:00 AM—6:00 PM
Where: Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: 510.301.3122 or http://www.oaklandlakefest.com

August 3

“Democracy and Equality: Proposition 8 and the California Constitution”
An informative review of the California Supreme Court’s controversial marriage decision led by Rachel Van Cleave – Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, GGU School of Law.
When
: 12:15 PM—1:00 PM
Where: Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco
Cost: Free
More Information: www.GGU.edu

August 4

Free First Tuesday
The de Young Museum, SF MOMA, Cartoon Art Museum, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Gallery are all free on the first Tuesday of the month!
When: Normal hours of operation on Tuesday
Where: Museums around San Francisco
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.famsf.org/deyoung,  http://www.sfmoma.org/, http://www.cartoonart.org/, and http://www.ybca.org/visit/gallery.aspx

August 5

Summer Sounds Concert
Free outdoor concerts every Wednesday afternoon. Performance by: Native Elements – Reggae
When: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM
Where: Oakland City Center
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-628-8490 or http://www.oaklandcitycenter.com/happenings.cfm

August 6

Ground, Ice & Water – Ideas for ‘Groundsourcing’ the Carbon Problem
Join us at the Harvard Club of San Francisco for a public networking event and panel discussion on the role that ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) and allied thermal transfer techniques like ice storage and water gridding can play to capture “negatherms” and significantly reduce energy demand throughout the built environment.
Dennis Murphy, President of GroundSource Geo and recent winner of the world’s largest clean technology business plan competition, The Clean Tech Open, leads a panel of Bay Area energy innovators focused on new solutions to the age-old problem of providing heating, cooling and hot water.  Murphy will start with a crash course on GSHPs. The panel will then highlight an astounding array of uses for the thermal transfer of energy: How ice rinks can heat homes, and how your local water utility can provide your air conditioning.
Meet industry experts and learn about GSHPs, a mission-critical technology as Californians rush to meet “net zero” building requirements by 2020!
When:  6:30 PM—8:00 PM
Where: The University Club, 800 Powell St., San Francisco
Cost:  $25/$15 for members
More Information: augierakow@post.harvard.edu, http://harvardclubsf.org/events/index.asp#691 or 415-781-0900