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San Francisco's May Festivals & Street FairsSan Francisco’s May Festivals & Street Fairs
By - posted 5/18/2024
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Here’s a round-up of fun and fabulous May festivals, street fairs, and events including San Francisco’s Carnaval, The Bay’s Huge “626 Night Market,” Bay to Breakers, and more you can look forward to this May 2024. >  We’ll be updating this guide with more May events soon! MAY 2024 SFMOMA Free Community Day more...

Downtown SF Might Allow Outdoor Booze Like New OrleansDowntown SF Might Allow Outdoor Booze Like New Orleans
By - posted 5/3/2024
Bars, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Support the Bay

Thanks to the SF Standard for sharing the news that San Francisco is floating the idea of turning part of downtown San Francisco an“Entertainment Zone” which would allow bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages to be consumed outdoors. If the proposal pasess, San Francisco would be the first city in more...

San Francisco's Spring Festivals & Street Fairs (2024)San Francisco’s Spring Festivals & Street Fairs (2024)
By - posted 4/22/2024
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Spring is blooming! Here’s a round-up of fun and fabulous spring festivals, street fairs, and the best events you can look forward to this Spring 2024. > Please note that we’ll be continuing to update our Spring Festivals & Street Fairs Guide for 2024. MARCH 2024 Ocean Beach Bonfires Return for 2024 – March more...

Bruce Lee Statue Coming to SF's Chinatown?Bruce Lee Statue Coming to SF’s Chinatown?
By - posted 2/27/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Local Icons, Lunar New Year, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Stop Asian Hate

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that a determined group, led by Bruce Lee memorabilia collector Jeff Chinn, is actively collaborating with the Bruce Lee Foundation to bring a butt-kicking statue of the martial arts legend to San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite statues scattered globally, including in Hong Kong more...

SF’s Brand New Rare Stinky “Corpse Flower” is About to BloomSF’s Brand New Rare Stinky “Corpse Flower” is About to Bloom
By - posted 2/23/2024
Brand New, Get Out: Events, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Wow

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news about this brand new corpse flower from SF’s California Academy of Sciences! Hold your breath! California Academy of Sciences’ well-known stinky corpse flower is about to open up its first bloom. This huge flower will open up in the museum’s greenhouse, Osher Rainforest, sometime more...

SF's "Terror Vault" 1874 Halloween Haunt is Back for Spring ($20 Off Tix)SF’s “Terror Vault” 1874 Halloween Haunt is Back for Spring ($20 Off Tix)
By - posted 2/8/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Deals, Get Out: Events, Halloween, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Sponsored

San Francisco’s premiere haunted attraction returns for a brand new season with “The Initiation” an all-new, bigger, and more terrifying theatrical and immersive experience from the insane mind of Peaches Christ. Brand new for Spring 2024: After a completely sold out run in Halloween, Terror Vault is taking over The Mint once more...

Legendary "AsiaSF" Dinner Theater Closes After 25 YearsLegendary “AsiaSF” Dinner Theater Closes After 25 Years
By - posted 2/7/2024
Goodbye, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Sadly, San Francisco’s pioneering transgender cabaret dinner show, AsiaSF, has announced it is closing its doors at the end of March. Ending a storied career with style, grace, award-winning cuisine and legendary, internationally-acclaimed entertainment, AsiaSF, the storied San Francisco dinner theatre and cabaret featuring the world-famous transgender Ladies of AsiaSF, has more...

SF's UN Plaza is Getting a Mini Lighted LED ForestSF’s UN Plaza is Getting a Mini Lighted LED Forest
By - posted 1/25/2024
Artsy Fartsy, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Beginning Friday night, January 26, 2024, elements from artist Charles Gadeken’s illuminated installation Entwined Meadow will dazzle visitors to UN Plaza with changing light and color, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The nine shrub sculptures, each composed of hundreds of LED lights at varying heights, arrived at 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...

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...

Historic Downtown SF Bank Tranforms Into Roller Disco for 1 Night Only (Dec. 29)Historic Downtown SF Bank Tranforms Into Roller Disco for 1 Night Only (Dec. 29)
By - posted 12/22/2023
Fun & Games, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Things to Do

For one night only, the historic 130-year-old Hibernia Bank Building at 1 Jones Street in San Francisco will be will not be transformed into the Bank of 8 Wheels Roller Disco. UPDATE – According to posts on The Church of 8 Wheels social media feeds, due to issues with getting liability more...

SF's Cherished "Tom & Jerry" Xmas House's Owner Has DiedSF’s Cherished “Tom & Jerry” Xmas House’s Owner Has Died
By - posted 12/14/2023
Goodbye, Healing, Holiday Lights, Only in San Francisco

Sadly, SF Gate has shared the news that Dr. Jerome Goldstein, the beloved ‘Jerry’ of SF’s famous “Tom and Jerry” Christmas house has passed away at the age of 82. Goldstein was a prominent gay rights activist, and was also well known for his over-the-top Christmas decorations on the Noe more...

MCD's Free Museum Weekend (December 9-10)MCD’s Free Museum Weekend (December 9-10)
By - posted 12/3/2023
Freebies, Get Out: Events, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Partner, San Francisco, Sponsored

Celebrate the holiday season in Dogpatch during MCD’s Free Weekend December 9-10, 2023. During MCD’s Free Weekend explore what peaceful design might mean to you through MCD’s current exhibition Designing Peace. Designing Peace features 30 artists and designers from over 20 countries looking at ways to create and sustain more durable more...

Golden Gate Park's Iconic "Stow Lake" Getting A New NameGolden Gate Park’s Iconic “Stow Lake” Getting A New Name
By - posted 12/3/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that a “short list” of new names for Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake has been released. The decision comes after years of scrutiny surrounding the lake’s namesake, William Stow – a 19th-century California Assemblymember, who expressed his antisemitism openly throughout his political career. more...

San Francisco's Winter Festivals & Street Fairs (2023)San Francisco’s Winter Festivals & Street Fairs (2023)
By - posted 11/25/2023
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Winter is coming! Here’s a round-up of fun and fabulous winter festivals and street fairs you can look forward to this Winter 2023. > Please note that we’ll be continuing to update our Winter Festivals & Street Fairs Guide for 2023. Día de los Muertos in the Sunset – Wednesday, November 1, more...