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Giant Pandas Coming to SF Zoo from ChinaGiant Pandas Coming to SF Zoo from China
By - posted 4/19/2024
Adorable, Brand New, Good News, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Just announced, giant pandas from China are coming to the San Francisco Zoo. It’s the first official residency for giant pandas in San Francisco in the city’s history. Mayor London N. Breed joined officials from the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA), local leaders and members more...

SF's "Beauty Bar" Says Goodbye After 25 YearsSF’s “Beauty Bar” Says Goodbye After 25 Years
By - posted 4/18/2024
Bars, Goodbye, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Beauty Bar, which opened 25 years ago at the corner of 19th and Mission streets at 2299 Mission St., has abruptly shut down. Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news about the sudden closure. Employees had received a group text from the managing owner Aaron Buhrz alerting them more...

Here's Where SF's 33 Speed Cameras Will BeHere’s Where SF’s 33 Speed Cameras Will Be
By - posted 4/18/2024
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco is installing speed cameras around the city. Why is San Francisco installing speed safety cameras? In San Francisco, unsafe speed is one of the most common primary collision factors in crashes that result in injuries. Speeding is dangerous for myriad reasons: a driver’s field of vision is narrowed, reducing the more...

Seats from San Francisco's Castro Theatre Are Now Up for GrabsSeats from San Francisco’s Castro Theatre Are Now Up for Grabs
By - posted 4/18/2024
Controversy, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that now you can own a piece of The Castro Theatre. The Castro Theatre is getting a controversial makeover to transform into a live entertainment venue. To complete the transformation, 800 of the fixed orchestra floor seats are being removed much to dismay more...

SF's Famous Revolving Rooftop Restaurant Is Finally Spinning Again After 17 YearsSF’s Famous Revolving Rooftop Restaurant Is Finally Spinning Again After 17 Years
By - posted 4/18/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Eat & Drink, Local Icons, Reopening, San Francisco

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for breaking the news that San Francisco’s famous revolving rooftop restaurant atop Hyatt Regency San Francisco on the Embarcadero is finally reopening. The former Equinox restaurant opened in 1973 to much fanfare for its futuristic floor which slowly rotated offering panoramic views. Each rotation around was more...

60 Tiny Homes Open at SF's 16th Street BART Plaza60 Tiny Homes Open at SF’s 16th Street BART Plaza
By - posted 4/16/2024
Brand New, Getting Help, Housing, San Francisco

San Francisco has just opened its latest temporary shelter program, the Mission Cabins, which will provide 60 cabins for people experiencing homelessness at 1979 Mission Street. A closed chain store parking lot in the Mission District was chosen as the site for the new Tiny Home community. The project, modeled more...

Iconic SoMa Nightclub Temple Permanently ClosingIconic SoMa Nightclub Temple Permanently Closing
By - posted 4/12/2024
Bars, Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for sharing the news that San Francisco’s legendary nightclub Temple, known for big-name DJs and epic (free!) tech parties, is closing its doors. The iconic 116,000-square-foot club nightclub, which opened in SoMa at 540 Howard Street in 2007, became one of the highest-grossing nightclubs in more...

Popular Gastropub "Monk's Kettle" Leaving SF After 16 YearsPopular Gastropub “Monk’s Kettle” Leaving SF After 16 Years
By - posted 4/12/2024
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the news that The Monk’s Kettle is saying goodbye to San Francisco and hello to Oakland. After more than 16 years, the popular craft beer gastropub will be moving its original location from 16th Street in the Mission to 5484 College Ave, Oakland in Rockridge. The more...

SF's Free Outdoor Movie Nights Return for 2024SF’s Free Outdoor Movie Nights Return for 2024
By - posted 4/11/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco’s popular outdoor movie night, “Sundown Cinema” returns to The City for its 6th season on May 17, 2024. Sundown Cinema will bring seven films and pre-show entertainment to seven SF parks across the city, including sing-alongs, car chases, home videos, and family-friendly hits. Sundown Cinema debuts Friday, May 17, more...

Last Chance to Ride BART's Old Trains is April 20thLast Chance to Ride BART’s Old Trains is April 20th
By - posted 4/10/2024
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Sponsored, Transportation

BART invites the public to join us to mark and celebrate the end of an era: the last run of BART’s legacy trains composed of rail cars that have been serving the Bay Area for more than half a century. We’re calling the event “Riding into History: Final Run of more...

IKEA's New 23,000 Sqft Food Hall Opens This Week in SFIKEA’s New 23,000 Sqft Food Hall Opens This Week in SF
By - posted 4/10/2024
Brand New, Eat & Drink, San Francisco

San Francisco’s mid-Market IKEA opened August 23, 2023, but the much anticipated adjacent 23,000-square-foot food market is finally opening on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the details. The two-level Saluhall is a Swedish-inspired, plant-forward food hall featuring 8 eateries, 3 bars, and a cooking school. You’ll have a choice more...

SF's "Sunday Streets": 7 Huge Block Parties Announced for 2024SF’s “Sunday Streets”: 7 Huge Block Parties Announced for 2024
By - posted 4/9/2024
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Get ready to hit the streets:  Sunday Streets is back for a new season. Celebrate 16 years of Sunday Streets SF transforming San Francisco streets into car-free community spaces for all to enjoy at events across the City in 2024. The Sunday Streets SF family will bring free recreational activities, health more...

Massive Inaugural "Golden Gate Park Concerts" Just AnnouncedMassive Inaugural “Golden Gate Park Concerts” Just Announced
By - posted 4/9/2024
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

For the first time ever, a stand-alone concert is coming to Golden Gate Park. Introducing the inaugural Golden Gate Park Concerts, coming to the Polo Field in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park on Saturday, August 17, 2024. Don’t miss the legendary System of a Down and Deftones performing under the stars more...

Oakland First Fridays is Back (Finally!) on April 12thOakland First Fridays is Back (Finally!) on April 12th
By - posted 4/9/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening

Oakland First Fridays returns on April 12, 2024. After a seasonal hiatus, the popular First Fridays block party was originally scheduled to return on April 5, 2024, however, due to forecasted rain, the organizers decided to postpone the event. Thankfully, with decent weather in the forecast, the organizers just announced that more...

SF's Cafe Flore is Back After 4+ Years ClosedSF’s Cafe Flore is Back After 4+ Years Closed
By - posted 4/8/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Castro’s Cafe Flore is finally back after a long 4-year closure. The brand new Fisch & Flore soft opened on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in the former Cafe Flore space at Noe and Market. See a video the updated restaurant on Instagram at @fischandflore Thanks to SFist for sharing the details. After 47 more...