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Muni Art 2017: SF's 100 Rolling Art GalleriesMuni Art 2017: SF’s 100 Rolling Art Galleries
By - posted 1/11/2017
Artsy Fartsy

San Francisco Beautiful Beginning the week of January 11, 2017, San Francisco will have 100 rolling art galleries courtesy of San Francisco Beautiful and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The art-filled buses will run from January to April, 2017. For the second year, Muni Art, a collaboration between San Francisco Beautiful, more...

2017 Free Yoga Weekend2017 Free Yoga Weekend
By - posted 1/9/2017
Get Out: Events

Yoga Journal Conference San Francisco is back for four days of classes and workshops, many of which are special free events open to the public. Join the yoga community in the Sangha Space for free events, including meditations to start and end your day, yoga classes in various styles, morning meditations, yoga classes more...

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing Traveling FestivalLunar New Year Lion Dancing Traveling Festival
By - posted 1/9/2017
Fairs & Festivals

IQRemix via FlickrCelebrate the Lunar New Year with a mini traveling festival of free lion dancing performances at several San Francisco Public Library branches. 2017 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:30-11 am: Main Library 11:30 am-12:30 pm:  Chinatown/Him Mark Lai 12:30-1 pm: North Beach 5:00-5:30 pm:  Anza Library 4:00-4:30 pm: Sunset Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:00-11:30 pm: Merced 4:00-4:30 pm Portola Saturday, more...

$5 Tickets for the Oakland A's$5 Tickets for the Oakland A’s
By - posted 1/8/2017
Deals

Amy Posner via WikipediaOakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Outfield and Reserved sections, but hey, ya get what ya pay for. Tickets will be available online only. These $5 more...

The Past and Future City: SF's Historic PreservationThe Past and Future City: SF’s Historic Preservation
By - posted 1/8/2017
City Insight

CorentinLeReun Via Spur As our cities continue to grow, the potential to use historic buildings becomes greater than ever. The new book The Past and Future City addresses how historic preservation can go beyond the physical renovation and activation of old buildings and address issues like affordable housing, inequality, sustainability and more...

A Tribute to the Ghost Ship VictimsA Tribute to the Ghost Ship Victims
By - posted 1/8/2017
Healing

ExploratroiumThe Ghost Ship fire on December 2, 2016, was the deadliest in Oakland’s history, killing thirty-six people. Kiyomi Tanouye, a dear member of the Exploratorium family, was confirmed deceased several days after the tragedy. She was beloved by many here and elsewhere. The Tactile Dome welcomes loved ones and artist warehouse communities to join more...

Where to Get Free Sand Bags in San FranciscoWhere to Get Free Sand Bags in San Francisco
By - posted 1/7/2017
City Insight

Brain Ng via Flickr Public Works will provide San Francisco residents and business up to 10 free sandbags leading up to and during severe rainstorms. They are intended for properties prone to flooding. Sandbags can be retrieved Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Public Works’ operations yard, Marin Street/Kansas Street more...

No Pants BART DayNo Pants BART Day
By - posted 1/4/2017
Only in San Francisco

Brian via Flickr Drop your pants for the 15th Annual No Pants Subway Ride which will take place on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in San Francisco. The whole point is for 600+ people to ride BART (and then Muni) without any pants (wearing interesting undies and colorful socks) and to keep a straight face more...

Free Monthly Museum DaysFree Monthly Museum Days
By - posted 1/4/2017
Get Out: Events

Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all comers. Generally on the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each month, these free days are often crowded, but if more...

SF Library Waives All Late FeesSF Library Waives All Late Fees
By - posted 1/4/2017
City Insight

CC0 Public Domain Got any overdue books from the library at home that you haven’t wanted to return because you’re worried about the fine? Now’s your chance! For the first time since 2009 the San Francisco Public Library is offering their “Fine Forgiveness Program“ from January 3 – February 14, 2017.  For more...

Bowie & Elvis Birthday BashBowie & Elvis Birthday Bash
By - posted 1/1/2017
Get Out: Events

Rock TurtleneckCelebrate two legends who share a birthday and a record label at the annual San Francisco DJ celebration playing everything from Hound Dog to Diamond Dogs. Please do dress up – comeback in leather, come out in lame’. Fashion? Turn to the left. Rockabilly to glam and beyond… put on your red more...

Free Parking on New Year's DayFree Parking on New Year’s Day
By - posted 1/1/2017
City Insight

Celebrate the kick off of 2017 with a day of free parking throughout the city of San Francisco. Although parking hazardously is always ticketable and towable – as is parking in a red or blue zone – much of the rest of the city is yours for the parking. Here’s the Basics: New more...

New Year's Day Brunch PicnicNew Year’s Day Brunch Picnic
By - posted 1/1/2017
Eat & Drink

Rise and shine and enjoy a sunny crisp New Year’s Day Brunch picnic with bottomless mimosas & sangria, DJs spinning all day long, and college football bowl games on the TVs. Enjoy mind-blowing brunch & hangover cure specials from 10+ different food trucks including gourmet waffles, Filipino sisig, fresh-made mini hot donuts, and Ramen. Truck Your Resolution New Year’s Day more...

Free Museum Day at the de YoungFree Museum Day at the de Young
By - posted 12/31/2016
Artsy Fartsy

Photo | Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFounded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission more...