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"Mr. Happy Face" Declared World's Ugliest Dog at Bay Area Fair“Mr. Happy Face” Declared World’s Ugliest Dog at Bay Area Fair
By - posted 6/26/2022
Celebrations, Fairs & Festivals

With a lolling tongue, googly eyes and a head of spectacularly stringy grey-white hair, Jeneda Benally’s Chihuahua-mix pooch would probably strike anyone as an excellent contender for the world’s ugliest dog. On a hot day in Petaluma Friday, it became official. The inaptly named “Mr. Happy Face” triumphed over nine other more...

Warriors 2022 NBA Championship ParadeWarriors 2022 NBA Championship Parade
By - posted 6/19/2022
Celebrations

Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors on winning the NBA Finals…. again. The 2022 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and the City of San Francisco will host a Championship Parade to honor the 2022 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Monday, June 20, beginning at 11:20 a.m. The parade will begin more...

The "Bridgerton" Experience is Coming to SFThe “Bridgerton” Experience is Coming to SF
By - posted 5/20/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Celebrations, San Francisco

Attention San Francisco’Ton, you are cordially invited to attend The Queen’s Ball. The Bridgerton Experience is coming to San Francisco in July 2022. Tickets will be released on Tuesday May 24 at 9 am PST. You can join the waitlist to get a notification when tickets are on sale. The Queen herself more...

Castro Theatre Hosts Free Movie Day on May 22Castro Theatre Hosts Free Movie Day on May 22
By - posted 5/16/2022
Celebrations, Only in San Francisco

In celebration of Harvey Milk Day on May 22, 2022, the Castro Theatre is hosting a free movie day. There’s also a free block party and celebration in the Castro from Noon to 5pm. It’s been nearly 44 years since Harvey Milk left us too soon. On what would have been more...

Oldest National Park Service Ranger Retires at 100-Years-OldOldest National Park Service Ranger Retires at 100-Years-Old
By - posted 4/4/2022
Celebrations, Goodbye, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting, Wow

By Keith Burbank Bay City News Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest active National Park Service ranger, retired Thursday following more than 15 years sharing stories of her life and those of other working women during World War II at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park in Richmond. Soskin, more...

YBCA is Finally Reopening & Celebrating w/ a Big Bash (March 25)YBCA is Finally Reopening & Celebrating w/ a Big Bash (March 25)
By - posted 3/7/2022
Celebrations, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is finally reopening its doors. To celebrate the occasion, they’re a “Reawakening Celebration” on March 25. RSVP to attend the party with food, drinks, dancing and music. The time has come for YBCA to reawaken our physical space, with a celebration on Friday, more...

SF's City Hall Lights Up in Hogwarts House Colors Tonight (Feb. 24)SF’s City Hall Lights Up in Hogwarts House Colors Tonight (Feb. 24)
By - posted 2/24/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Celebrations, Only in San Francisco

Tonight, February 24, 2022, the exclusive West Coast production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrates the official opening at San Francisco’s Curran Theater (445 Geary St). To mark the occasion, San Francisco’s City Hall will be lit up in Hogwarts House colors. Also in celebration, Geary Street will close starting more...

SF Lights Up for the 49ersSF Lights Up for the 49ers
By - posted 1/27/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Celebrations

The 49ers are heading to the NFC Championships and hopefully the Super Bowl, and around San Francisco, our landmarks are lighting up in red and gold to celebrate. Snap a photo of these iconic buildings lighting up in Niners colors and cheer them on against the Rams in NFC Championship Game on Sunday, more...

SF's Chinese New Year Parade (+ Fireworks) is Back for 2022SF’s Chinese New Year Parade (+ Fireworks) is Back for 2022
By - posted 1/26/2022
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. 19-20, 2022). Typically, over 100 more...

Oakland Zoo Celebrates 100th Birthday in 2022Oakland Zoo Celebrates 100th Birthday in 2022
By - posted 1/19/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Celebrations, East Bay, Oakland

Oakland Zoo is celebrating 100 years this year. 1922 was quite the year. You could buy a brand-new car for about $1,000, automated telephone service just began, the White House installed its first radio, Betty White was born, and five zoos opened worldwide. One of those was the Oakland Zoo. This is the more...

SF Spruces Up Chinatown For Lunar New YearSF Spruces Up Chinatown For Lunar New Year
By - posted 1/18/2022
Bay Area Updates, Celebrations, Lunar New Year, San Francisco

Public works crews will be sprucing up San Francisco’s Chinatown District over the next few weeks to help usher in the Year of the Tiger for the Lunar New Year, which begins Feb. 1. The Dragon Gate at Grant and Bush streets is being power-washed, the Broadway Tunnel is being spiffed more...

SF's Glorious Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns for 2021 (11/29)SF’s Glorious Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns for 2021 (11/29)
By - posted 11/28/2021
Celebrations, Christmas, San Francisco

The Nob Hill Association will host its 50th consecutive Tree Lighting Ceremony in its traditional format this year, in person at Huntington Park. The French American Jazz Quartet will play live music, and refreshments are provided by the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Fairmont San Francisco, and The Ritz-Carlton. Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, more...

Alameda's 9-ft Colorful Lego Menorah Lighting Celebration (Nov. 28)Alameda’s 9-ft Colorful Lego Menorah Lighting Celebration (Nov. 28)
By - posted 11/24/2021
Celebrations

A community Hanukkah celebration in Alameda on Sunday evening will feature a 9-foot Menorah made from Lego bricks. The Festival of Lights celebration will be Alameda’s fifth public Menorah lighting, according to Chabad Alameda. The colorful Menorah was built with 3,750 Lego bricks by the Alameda Jewish Kids Club, according to more...

19 Bay Area Festive Concerts & Performances for the Holidays 202119 Bay Area Festive Concerts & Performances for the Holidays 2021
By - posted 11/22/2021
Celebrations, Christmas, Get Out: Events

By Sue Gilmore, Bay City News Foundation It’s shaping up to be a happy hybrid holiday this year, given that quite a few of the celebratory events in the music, dance and theater worlds that were strictly digital in 2020 now will be offering both in-person and online options. And the lineup more...

U.S. Capitol's Giant 84-Foot Christmas Tree Visits Bay Area on Nov. 1U.S. Capitol’s Giant 84-Foot Christmas Tree Visits Bay Area on Nov. 1
By - posted 11/1/2021
Celebrations

This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree hails from Northern California, and Bay Area residents will get a chance to see it Monday as part of its three-week, multi-state trek to Washington, D.C. The free “People’s Tree” event is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal and more...