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The Outdoor “Exploratorium”
By - posted 7/4/2015
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Fourth of July weekend is the public’s last chance to taste, touch, and take in the Exploratorium’s temporary exhibits at Fort Mason. Grab a map and take a walk around the area to check out all the exhibits emphasizing noticing and deeply observing the natural world. The final weekend of the exhibits are more...

SF’s First Cat Cafe Opens
By - posted 6/20/2015
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We’ve been waiting for over a year… the city’s first ever “cat cafe” called, KitTea opens on June 24, 2015 with their reservation system up and running.  That’s right, play with adorable adoptable kitties while drinking tea! The only catch? It’s $25 a person per hour – just to play with more...

Sneak Peek: SF’s Very First “Cat Cafe”
By - posted 5/27/2015
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San Francisco’s first cat cafe, KitTea, is opening soon and cat lovers are invited to come volunteer at KitTea and Give Me Shelter. They will be hosting volunteer training sessions on Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, 2015. KitTea will be a Japanese teahouse and cat adoption lounge powered by Give Me Shelter rescue. Trainings will more...

First Ever SF Porch Fest
By - posted 5/8/2015
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The inaugural SF Porchfest is an afternoon of fun, music and community with more than 35 bands on many porches, front stoops and other outdoor spaces in the Mission and lower Noe Valley – all genres, all ages, all free. 2015 SF Porchfest Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Noon to 6 pm All over more...

Urban Hike Day
By - posted 4/24/2015
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Urban hiker extraordinaire, Jill Katz, leads another exciting hike through San Francisco which will cover three city parks, beautiful views, a hidden slide and as always, ends with a drink at a pub. This is a long one, but she promises it will be well worth the effort. Hike up Glen more...

SF’s New Shipping Container Park
By - posted 3/16/2015
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The Yard at Mission Rock, located in Giants Parking Lot A, at the corner of 3rd St. and Terry Francois Blvd., will officially open to the public at Noon on Friday, March 20, 2015 and be open for business 7-days per week. The pop-up village is constructed out of 13 recycled shipping containers that were deemed more...

Golden Gate Park’s Brand New “Old-Growth Forest”
By - posted 3/10/2015
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While most of Golden Gate Park has been landscaped with lawns, flowerbeds and other ornamental features, a few remnants of San Francisco’s oak woodlands still exist. The northeast corner of Golden Gate Park is home to some of the oldest coast live oak trees in San Francisco. On Saturday, The Oak more...

Bay Area Non-Profit & Volunteering Fair
By - posted 3/3/2015
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Looking for ways to give your time, talent, and energy in a meaningful way? Join a nonprofit board. The Board Match Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 5-7:30 pm SF Marriott Marquis | 55 4th St, San Francisco FREE, but RSVP is required. The Board Match is a job-fair style event featuring around 150 Bay Area nonprofits whose more...

Dogpatch Block Party
By - posted 1/26/2015
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The Bold Italic is returning to one of their favorite neighborhoods for the fourth annual Dogpatch Microhood. Bold Italic’s Dogpatch Microhood Block Party Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 6-8 pm 3rd Base, Dogpatch, San Francisco FREE They’ll be kicking off their first event of the new year on January 29, 2015 from 6-8 pm with deals, more...

Christmas Friday Free Walking Tours
By - posted 12/25/2014
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San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the folks and show more...

SFO Lit for the Giants
By - posted 10/6/2014
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Even our airports are excited about the Giants for the 2014 NLCS playoffs! Courtesy of @flysfo

Rainbow Crosswalks in the Castro
By - posted 10/1/2014
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Progress, finally! The SFGate.com spotted that they’ve finally begun to lay down the long-awaited Rainbow Crosswalks in the Castro at the intersection of Castro and 18th Street. This is part of a two block redesign. Read more (and see more photos) on sfgate.com

Aerial Dances 80 Feet High
By - posted 9/13/2014
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Flyaway Productions aerial dance company brings their new, site-specific dance to the Tenderloin Neighborhood of SF. UC Hastings College of the Law has offered up its 80-foot wall to host the free performances on September 12-20, 2014. Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane brings attention to the older homeless women who inhabit our streets, seeking refuge.  Flyaway Aerial Performances September 12-20, more...

1st Annual “Pier to Pier” Walk
By - posted 9/3/2014
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The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is kicking off its 1st Annual “Pier to Pier” Walk & Festival from 8 am to noon on Saturday, September 6, 2014. 2014 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival Saturday, September 6, 2014 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm The Maritime Museum | 900 Beach Street more...

The Great San Francisco Hike
By - posted 8/22/2014
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Come celebrate the anniversary of the fantastic San Francisco group hikes led by Jill Katz with a challenging but casual 6 mile hike exploring some amazing peaks, gorgeous stairways and tasty beverages on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The Great San Francisco Hike “Come Hike” 3-Year Anniversary Saturday August 23, 2014 (1-4p) Meeting Location: Miraloma more...