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Super BlehSuper Bleh
By - posted 2/5/2016
Super Bowl

It’s a Big Expensive Super Bowl Party and We’ll Cry if We Want To Almost everything surrounding Super Bowl 50 (other than the super corporate “Super Bowl City” which clogs up traffic) like the ridiculously elaborate pre-parties like Rolling Stone magazine’s annual party at the Design Center or the Playboy party in AT&T Park’s more...

How to Avoid the Super Bowl CompletelyHow to Avoid the Super Bowl Completely
By - posted 2/3/2016
City Discoveries

Not feeling so rah-rah about the Super Bowl coming to the Bay this year? Relax! You’re in San Francisco where there is always plenty to keep you busy and away from the packed sports bars, yelling people, awful half-time pop routines and overly dramatic renditions of the National Anthem. Come along, you nerds more...

SF's Biggest & Best Super Bowl Watch PartiesSF’s Biggest & Best Super Bowl Watch Parties
By - posted 2/3/2016
Super Bowl

Drop those sad chips and guac and come out to watch the Super Bowl with your fellow fans at some of the most fun spots in San Francisco and beyond. Funcheap has put together a guide to the best deals, the biggest screens, the tastiest snacks and the cheapest drinks in town. Plus, some more...

“Puppy Bowl” Comes to SF
By - posted 2/2/2016
Super Bowl

Broncos vs. Panthers? Forget that… What about Schnauzers vs. Boxers? Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl” is coming to San Francisco during Super Bowl week and you can watch it live in person from February 4-7, 2016 at Gott’s Roadside in the Ferry Building. While the actual Puppy Bowl XII broadcast was filmed in more...

The Vegan Super Bowl PartyThe Vegan Super Bowl Party
By - posted 2/2/2016
Eat & Drink

What doesn’t go together better than football and Vegans? Watch Super Bowl 50 at this awesome Vegan Tailgating Party with vegan food trucks & popup vendors, tons of big screen TVs, beer specials, vegan Mimosas, and lots and lots of vegan specials. And just like all big games, we’ve added more chairs, more more...

Super Bowl City vs. Homeless Tent CitySuper Bowl City vs. Homeless Tent City
By - posted 2/2/2016
Super Bowl

Mayor Ed Lee told the homeless they “have to leave” for the Super Bowl. This is a protest to say, “Hey Mayor Ed Lee, No Penalties for Poverty.” Come out in your red & gold Niners colors to #TackleHomelessness at this protest Super Bowl Protest to Tackle Homelessness Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – 4:30 pm Sinbad’s more...

Minnie & Max the Pugs Tour San FranciscoMinnie & Max the Pugs Tour San Francisco
By - posted 2/1/2016
Only in San Francisco

Who cares about 50 Cent, Joe Montana or any of the other so-called “celebrities” that are descending on San Francisco for Super Bowl. We’re all about the pugs. To help promote Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl Cafe at the Ferry Building (Feb 4-7), Minnie & Max – those world-famous head-tilting pugs – are more...

Free Exploratorium DayFree Exploratorium Day
By - posted 1/31/2016
Get Out : Events

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all.

The 2016 Bar Workers' BallThe 2016 Bar Workers’ Ball
By - posted 1/31/2016
Celebrations

SF’s bar workers work long shifts pouring drinks and dealing with lousy tippers, so it’s time for them to have a night for themselves at the annual Mid-Winter Bar Workers Ball. Broke-Ass Stuart and Anchor Brewing Company host this annual event with Broke-Ass Stuart supplying Anchor Steam beer for the first hour of the more...

Bi-Rite One of 2016's Best Small Companies in AmericaBi-Rite One of 2016’s Best Small Companies in America
By - posted 1/31/2016
City Discoveries

Just when you thought the line for Bi-Rite ice cream couldn’t get any longer… our favorite little San Francisco grocery store was named one of the Forbes’ 25 best small companies in America. Thanks, Forbes, like we didn’t know that already. Bi-Rite Grocery and Creamery was founded in 1940, but it’s only more...

19th Century Pistol Dueling Class19th Century Pistol Dueling Class
By - posted 1/30/2016
Get Out : Events

You read that right… This lecture and hands-on class will detail how a 19th century pistol duel was arranged and executed from beginning to end, and how one could best prepare for and survive them. The class takes place near the very spot of one of the last notable pistol duels in more...

BAMPFA Re-Opening CelebrationBAMPFA Re-Opening Celebration
By - posted 1/30/2016
Artsy Fartsy

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016 with an all-day open house. Free BAMPFA Community Day Sunday, January 31, 2016 | 11 am to 11 pm BAMPFA, 2155 Center St, Berkeley FREE, but a reserved ticket is required. Get a first look at more...

Chinese New Year Flower FairChinese New Year Flower Fair
By - posted 1/30/2016
Fairs & Festivals

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. 2016 Chinese New Year Flower Fair – Saturday, January more...

Fireworks Spectacular & Free Chris Isaak ConcertFireworks Spectacular & Free Chris Isaak Concert
By - posted 1/30/2016
Super Bowl

Our favorite son (he’s from Stockton, but we’ll take him), crooner Chris Isaak performs a free concert in downtown SF at “Super Bowl City” along with the official re-lighting of the Bay Lights and a special pre Super Bowl fireworks show. Super Bowl City Opening Night Celebration Saturday, January 30, 2016 | more...

The Bay Lights ReturnsThe Bay Lights Returns
By - posted 1/30/2016
Celebrations

The Bay Lights will be re-lit on January 30, 2016 in time to shine for Super Bowl 50 and beyond, thanks to generous private donors and an agreement between the non-profit Illuminate the Arts. Photography by Lucas Saugen Leo Villareal’s masterwork of public art of 25,000 lights LED attached to the bridge’s more...