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This is What SF's New "Harvey Milk Plaza" May Look LikeThis is What SF’s New “Harvey Milk Plaza” May Look Like
By - posted 1/18/2024
Brand New, LGBTQ+, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza will be reimagined as a welcoming, vibrant space that honors and celebrates Harvey Milk’s life and legacy, celebrates his enduring importance to the LGBTQ+ community, and inspires all by acting as a beacon of hope to marginalized communities worldwide. The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza more...

SF Debuts Five Giant Dragon Sculptures for Chinese New Year (Jan. 28 – March 2)SF Debuts Five Giant Dragon Sculptures for Chinese New Year (Jan. 28 – March 2)
By - posted 1/16/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Lunar New Year, San Francisco

February 10, 2024, marks the first day of the Year of the Wood Dragon. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco is proud to bring back the public art project, Zodiac on Parade featuring the mythical Dragon, to its list of festivities this Lunar New Year.  The public art project, more...

SF's 2024 Chinese New Year Parade w/ Awkwafina as Grand MarshallSF’s 2024 Chinese New Year Parade w/ Awkwafina as Grand Marshall
By - posted 1/16/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Lunar New Year, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. It was started in the 1860s and takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Community Street Fair (Feb. 24-25, 2024). Typically, nearly 100 more...

Fun Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 19-21) in San Francisco + Bay AreaFun Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 19-21) in San Francisco + Bay Area
By - posted 1/16/2024
Weekend Events Guide

Fun Things to Do in the SF Bay Area This Weekend: January 19-21, 2024 Your Weekend Plans: See SF’s brand new 2024 heart sculptures, take a night stroll to see Napa’s Lighted Art Festival, road trip to Sacramento for San Francisco Giants 2024 FanFest Tour and much more! See our full weekend events more...

One of Oakland's Top Burger Spots, "Sidebar" is Sadly Closing After 15 YearsOne of Oakland’s Top Burger Spots, “Sidebar” is Sadly Closing After 15 Years
By - posted 1/12/2024
Eat & Drink, Goodbye, Oakland

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the unfortunate news that Oakland’s gastropub Sidebar, located at 542 Grand Avenue, is set to close on January 27, 2024 after nearly 15 years. The restaurant opened its doors on the northeast shore of Lake Merritt in February 2009. Sidebar describes itself as “an old school more...

SF's 40-Year-Old Fillmore Safeway is Shutting DownSF’s 40-Year-Old Fillmore Safeway is Shutting Down
By - posted 1/12/2024
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, Housing, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the unfortunate news that San Francisco is losing a much-needed grocery store. The Fillmore District’s Safeway, which has served the neighborhood for the past 40 years, located at 1335 Webster St., is set to close in March 2024. It’s one of the only major more...

SF's New 2024 Heart Sculptures On View at the Ferry BuildingSF’s New 2024 Heart Sculptures On View at the Ferry Building
By - posted 1/12/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Causes, Only in San Francisco

Hosted by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, Hearts in San Francisco 2024 opens January 9 at the San Francisco Ferry Building. The free public display of heart sculptures created by Bay Area artists in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) will run through February 29, 2024. more...

20+ Fun Things to Do This MLK Weekend (Jan. 12-15) in San Francisco + Bay Area20+ Fun Things to Do This MLK Weekend (Jan. 12-15) in San Francisco + Bay Area
By - posted 1/11/2024
Weekend Events Guide

20+ Fun Things to Do in the SF Bay Area This MLK Jr. Weekend: January 12-15, 2024 Your Weekend Plans: Join in for a National Day of Service over MLK weekend, bring the whole fam for SFMOMA’s Free Family Day, get outdoors for Free National Parks Day, celebrate a one-night-only jazz theatre more...

GG Park's Powerful Art Exhibit w/ 350 Statues Says GoodbyeGG Park’s Powerful Art Exhibit w/ 350 Statues Says Goodbye
By - posted 1/10/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Goodbye, San Francisco

Monumental Reckoning, a poignant and radically inclusive art exhibit to honor Black lives and the history of African descendants, will enjoy a closing ceremony at noon on January 12, to mark the end of its two-year exhibition in Golden Gate Park. Monumental Reckoning surrounds the vacant plinth in the Music Concourse where more...

SF Now Has 30 New Sidewalk GardensSF Now Has 30 New Sidewalk Gardens
By - posted 1/9/2024
Brand New, Green, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

San Francisco now has 30 beautiful new sidewalk gardens. Sidewalk gardens beautify neighborhoods, create a natural habitat for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, reduce stormwater runoff, and increase the lifespan of adjacent trees. SF Parks Alliance took to Instagram to send a thank you to its volunteers for helping to beautify more...

Clothing Store Hollister Says Bye to San FranciscoClothing Store Hollister Says Bye to San Francisco
By - posted 1/9/2024
Goodbye

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that yet another retailer has closed down in the San Francisco Centre mall, formerly the Westfield San Francisco Centre, located at 865 Market St. Teen brand Hollister, sister company to Abercrombie & Fitch, has closed its only San Francisco store. The store quietly closed shop more...

Bikes Now Allowed on BART's EscalatorsBikes Now Allowed on BART’s Escalators
By - posted 1/9/2024
Bay Area Updates, Green, Transportation

BART is going all in on bikes! Beginning January 1, 2024, bikes are now allowed on most of the escalators throughout the BART system to help make it easier for people to bring their bikes on board the train. This change was approved by the BART Board of Directors at the more...

SF's Only Adidas Store Set to CloseSF’s Only Adidas Store Set to Close
By - posted 1/8/2024
Bay Area Updates, Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that yet another retailer is leaving the San Francisco Centre mall, formerly the Westfield San Francisco Centre, located at 865 Market St. Sneakerheads, take note, Adidas is closing its doors in San Francisco. Adidas’ final day will be Saturday, January 13, 2024. Thankfully, if you more...

All of 2024's Free National Parks DaysAll of 2024’s Free National Parks Days
By - posted 1/5/2024
Get Out: Events, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park, and free admission aboard all of the historic more...

9 Fun Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 5-7) in San Francisco + Bay Area9 Fun Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 5-7) in San Francisco + Bay Area
By - posted 1/4/2024
Weekend Events Guide

9 Fun Things to Do in the SF Bay Area This Weekend: January 5-7, 2024 Your Weekend Plans: Make a difference and join the 300-Strong “Civic Joy” Tenderloin Trash Pick-Up, celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Japantown, explore Chinatown on a guided tour, and get cultured at Bank of America’s first more...