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SF's New "Bloomtown" Giant Inflatable Dahlias & Scavenger HuntSF’s New “Bloomtown” Giant Inflatable Dahlias & Scavenger Hunt
By - posted 9/14/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco

Join us on Union Street to discover the magic of Bloomtown, a multi-layered, interactive art experience taking place on Union Street, between Steiner and Gough from September 15 to November 15, 2021. In partnership with Building 180, SF Parks Alliance is bringing eight large-scale inflatable dahlias and multiple never before seen more...

Tennessee Will Pay for Your Flight to VisitTennessee Will Pay for Your Flight to Visit
By - posted 9/14/2021
Brand New, Travel

Tourism everywhere took a hit, but the state of Tennessee is getting creative to lure visitors back with their new “Tennessee on Me” promotion. Book a visit to Tennessee and the state will send you a $250 airline voucher. Your vacation is now playing in Tennessee – and you don’t want to more...

Brand New 3,100-acre State Park Coming to East BayBrand New 3,100-acre State Park Coming to East Bay
By - posted 9/14/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy

Thousands of acres of East Bay wilderness will be preserved as a new state park under a $30.8 million agreement reached last week between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state legislature. The 3,100-acre Tesla parcel in the southeast corner of Alameda County has several threatened and endangered species and is considered more...

Epic "Night Watch" Film Night on a Barge Cruises SF Bay (Sept. 17-19)Epic “Night Watch” Film Night on a Barge Cruises SF Bay (Sept. 17-19)
By - posted 9/13/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco

Join in for the West Coast debut of Shimon Attie’s Night Watch, a floating media arts installation. Night Watch will travel San Francisco Bay and the Oakland Estuary on the evenings of September 17 – 19 from 6:15pm – 9pm. During these three nights in September, onshore activations — exhibitions, panels, more...

SF Opens New Treatment Center for Alternative SentencingSF Opens New Treatment Center for Alternative Sentencing
By - posted 9/10/2021
Brand New, Getting Help, San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and other city officials this week celebrated the opening of a new facility that will serve as an alternative to incarceration and provide counseling, career development and other services for more than 80 people. The Treatment, Recovery and Prevention Academy, located at 630 Geary St., is more...

SF Gets Brand New 3.5 Acre Pop-Up "The Crossing" Starting TodaySF Gets Brand New 3.5 Acre Pop-Up “The Crossing” Starting Today
By - posted 9/10/2021
Brand New, Community, New Parks, San Francisco

It’s finally here! The Crossing at East Cut, a highly anticipated new community pop-up with food tucks, beer garden, entertainment, ground murals and recreation offerings, will officially open Friday, September 10, 2021 at the former Temporary Transbay Transit Terminal. Please note we’ve had reports that the venue is still a work in more...

SF is Getting a New Giant 61-Story Skyscraper in 2026SF is Getting a New Giant 61-Story Skyscraper in 2026
By - posted 9/10/2021
Brand New, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the news that San Francisco is getting a brand new skyscraper. The mixed-use skyscraper will be located adjacent to the current tallest building in The City, the Salesforce Tower. The two looming towers will share the Salesforce Park between them. The newest skyscraper will match more...

New Chill 1,000 sqft Beer Lounge Opening on AlamedaNew Chill 1,000 sqft Beer Lounge Opening on Alameda
By - posted 9/9/2021
Bars, Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

Almanac Lounge in Alameda is opening a brand new 1,000 square foot lounge on September 11, 2021.  The vibes are set, the pillows are fluffed, the electric fireplace is ablaze, all that’s missing is you. Join us this weekend for the official opening of the Almanac Lounge. It’s hard to believe, more...

Steph Curry Converts Bus to Serve Oakland FamiliesSteph Curry Converts Bus to Serve Oakland Families
By - posted 9/9/2021
Brand New, Getting Help, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News A bus for books, food and play launched in Oakland courtesy of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry, their foundation announced Wednesday. The Eat. Learn. Play. Bus aims to provide nutritious meals, groceries, books and more to Oakland children and families more...

SPIN Ping Pong Club Reopens In SF After 18 MonthsSPIN Ping Pong Club Reopens In SF After 18 Months
By - posted 9/8/2021
Brand New, Fun & Games, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

SPIN announced that it just reopened its 12,000 sq ft San Francisco ping pong club for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Reopening day was Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Currently there are no happy hours or special prices (so everything is full price), but SPIN told Funcheap that more...

SFMOMA's Final Free Days for 2021SFMOMA’s Final Free Days for 2021
By - posted 9/8/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Freebies, Museums / Cultural Institutions

SFMOMA has announced another batch of dates or free access to the museum for Bay Area locals for upcoming Thursday evenings in 2021 along with a series of free events throughout the fall First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free Admission for Bay Area Residents All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are more...

SF Gets a New Union Square Rooftop Restaurant in 2022SF Gets a New Union Square Rooftop Restaurant in 2022
By - posted 9/7/2021
Brand New, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that a huge new rooftop bar and restaurant is getting ready to be perched atop the old Macy’s Men’s Store in San Francisco. Blatteis & Schnur, Inc. just announced the execution of a lease with celebrated international restaurant Chotto Matte for a rooftop more...

Double Features Are Back at San Jose's West Wind Drive-InDouble Features Are Back at San Jose’s West Wind Drive-In
By - posted 9/4/2021
Brand New, Drive-In Movies, Reopening

Good news for moviegoers. See two movies for the price of one. Double features are back at West Wind Drive-In in San Jose. Sadly, they’re still only showing single features at their East Bay location in Concord. If you’re up for a drive, their Sacramento location also has double features. West more...

Muni Gets $288 Million in Covid Relief FundsMuni Gets $288 Million in Covid Relief Funds
By - posted 9/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will receive $288.2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Thursday. The newly announced funding comes from the more than $30 billion that’s been allocated to public transportation nationwide under the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law more...

Brand New Gott's Roadside Coming to SF's "Thrive City" on Sept. 17Brand New Gott’s Roadside Coming to SF’s “Thrive City” on Sept. 17
By - posted 9/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Outdoor Dining

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the news that Bay Area favorite burger joint, Gott’s Roadside is opening a brand new restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission Bay at Thrive City, the plaza surrounding Chase Center, on September 17, 2021. The new location marks the 8th location for the Napa County-based burger more...