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500 SF Bars Might Require Vaccine Proof500 SF Bars Might Require Vaccine Proof
By - posted 7/22/2021
Bars, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Vaccines

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the news that a group of more than 500 bars in San Francisco are considering requiring proof of vaccine before entry. Amid the surge in recent COVID-19 cases spurred by the persistent Delta variant and the recent indoor mask recommendations, the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance more...

Iconic SF Nightclub AsiaSF Reopens July 29Iconic SF Nightclub AsiaSF Reopens July 29
By - posted 7/21/2021
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

It takes more than the worst pandemic in 102 years to wipe out a legendary, internationally-known entertainment icon and nightclub. Celebrating 23 years of sold out spectacles, AsiaSF, the storied San Francisco dinner theatre and cabaret featuring the world-famous transgender Ladies of AsiaSF, is set to welcome back its first paying more...

SF Adopts New Climate Action Goals to Become "Net Zero" by 2040SF Adopts New Climate Action Goals to Become “Net Zero” by 2040
By - posted 7/21/2021
Brand New, Green, Only in San Francisco

The City of San Francisco adopted new climate action goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the urgent threat of climate change. San Francisco has made significant progress on its climate action goals to-date, including a 41% reduction in emissions six years ahead of schedule. Building on that success, more...

SF's New Central Subway Is Now Testing Trains (Finally!)SF’s New Central Subway Is Now Testing Trains (Finally!)
By - posted 7/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco’s Central Subway, a public transportation project criticized for being delayed and over budget, started testing trains in the underground tunnels last week, transit officials said Tuesday. The project, which began construction in 2012, is slated to open for public use by the spring of 2022, according to the San more...

SF City Parks Say Goodbye to Gas-Powered Leaf BlowersSF City Parks Say Goodbye to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers
By - posted 7/16/2021
Green, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Gardeners maintaining the City’s parks, open spaces and public plazas will soon turn over a new leaf—trading gas-powered blowers with two-stroke engines for electric battery pack models instead, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department just announced. Beginning next month, Rec and Park will cease purchasing gas-powered backpack blowers with two-stroke more...

Brand New Arts Center Coming to SF's Chinatown in 2024Brand New Arts Center Coming to SF’s Chinatown in 2024
By - posted 7/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Only in San Francisco

Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, on Thursday announced he was able to secure $26.5 million in state funding for a new arts and media center in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood. Ting, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, said the new center, to be called Edge on the Square, would be a more...

Golden Gate Park Band's Free Sunday Concerts Return for 2021 SeasonGolden Gate Park Band’s Free Sunday Concerts Return for 2021 Season
By - posted 7/15/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 139th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, usually end between 2:30 and 2:45 pm. The concerts more...

Free World Music Concert in Historic Golden Gate Park Bandshell (July 15)Free World Music Concert in Historic Golden Gate Park Bandshell (July 15)
By - posted 7/14/2021
Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

You’re invited to a free all ages concert in the historic bandshell in Golden Gate Park to celebrate live music, peace, diverse cultures, yourselves and San Francisco on July 15 from 5-8pm. Headlining the show is world music legend Pato Banton and special guests. Other performers include Estrella, Swathi Ravichandran, Tony Kaye more...

Free Muni for Everyone 19 and Under Kicks Off August 15Free Muni for Everyone 19 and Under Kicks Off August 15
By - posted 7/12/2021
Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco just announced that it will be expanding the Free Muni for Youth Program to include all youth starting August 15, 2021, in conjunction with the full-in-person-return of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) 2021-2022 school year. The expansion will now allow all youth under the age of 19 to ride Muni, more...

New 20,000 Sqft Food Hall w/ Star Chefs Opening in PennisulaNew 20,000 Sqft Food Hall w/ Star Chefs Opening in Pennisula
By - posted 7/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Eat & Drink, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate and Eater SF for sharing the news that after several years in the works, a brand new food hall is opening up in August in Los Altos. State Street Market, Los Altos’ first food hall, will be a massive 20,000 sqft space with several full service sit down more...

SF's Moss Street Block Party (July 25)SF’s Moss Street Block Party (July 25)
By - posted 7/10/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Join in for the Moss Street Block Party and celebrate the SoMa community on July 25. There will be food, drinks, games, music and and get a sneak peak of the community-led designs for neighborhood art and streetscape improvements. Performances include RETAS Bindlestiff Seniors, Baycoin Beats, Lakbai Diwa, Galing Bata and more. Moss more...

Drone Flies Through One of SF's Painted LadiesDrone Flies Through One of SF’s Painted Ladies
By - posted 7/9/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening, Things to Do

Wow… take a tour like you’ve never seen before inside one of San Francisco’s Painted Ladies. Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the fun story about drone pilot Reza Kurniawan’s unique flight through the Victorian home. Check out the video below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Reza Kurniawan (@inspirefpv)

Golden Gate Park's Outdoor Dance Party "Lindy in the Park" is BackGolden Gate Park’s Outdoor Dance Party “Lindy in the Park” is Back
By - posted 7/9/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening, Things to Do

San Francisco’s favorite place to dance al fresco, Lindy in the Park, is back.  Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. This in person event resumed more...

SF's "The Independent" Reopens July 9SF’s “The Independent” Reopens July 9
By - posted 7/7/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

San Francisco live music venue The Independent is finally reopening on July 9. They’ve been closed for nearly 16 months since venues across the state went dark due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Grand Opening concert features Con Brio with Secret Sidewalk. Get tickets. All patrons attending concerts at The Independent more...

SF's WWII Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Reopens July 2SF’s WWII Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Reopens July 2
By - posted 7/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The SS Jeremiah O’Brien will re-open to the public on July 2, 2021, after over a year with the pandemic, fire and recovery efforts keeping it closed. Built in S. Portland Maine and launched June 19, 1943, the O’Brien had a distinguished wartime duty. She participated in the D-Day invasion in more...