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Alameda County Fair Returns October 22-31Alameda County Fair Returns October 22-31
By - posted 4/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The Alameda County Fairgrounds, known for hosting the annual Fair every June, will reschedule its traditional celebration to October. The Fairgrounds continues to support the community by serving as the host site for COVID-19 vaccines and County food distribution in eastern Alameda County. Both operations are expected to run through the more...

SF's Indoor Concerts Are Back + 11p Dining Curfew EndsSF’s Indoor Concerts Are Back + 11p Dining Curfew Ends
By - posted 4/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Festival Updates, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

Beginning Thursday, April 15, San Francisco will resume indoor live-audience events, performances, meetings, and receptions with capacity limits and following other protocols, and will expand existing guidelines for outdoor live-audience events, performances, and other activities. San Francisco will reopen and expand additional activities that are allowed by the State for counties more...

SF's First Indoor Pools Re-Open April 20SF’s First Indoor Pools Re-Open April 20
By - posted 4/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening, Swimming / Waterparks, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco just announced that the first of its indoor pools are set to reopen. Plus, SF Rec and Park intends to reopen all pools citywide by summer.  Two of San Francisco’s indoor pools are poised to welcome back lap swimmers with reservations and all pools will re-open by mid-June, the San more...

Late-Night BART Trains Coming Back This FallLate-Night BART Trains Coming Back This Fall
By - posted 4/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation BART will re-expand its train schedules later this year, offering more frequent trips and later service as riders are expected return to public transit as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, agency officials said Thursday. Since March of last year, the agency stopped both weekday and weekend more...

Warriors Welcome Fans Back to Chase Center April 23Warriors Welcome Fans Back to Chase Center April 23
By - posted 4/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Regulations to Allow Up to 35% Capacity; Warriors Become First Sports Team to Provide Free, At-Home Molecular COVID-19 Tests for Fans The Golden State Warriors announced on April 8 that Chase Center has been approved to host fans for the team’s remaining nine regular season home games, beginning April 23, when more...

SFFILM Festival is April 9–18 w/ Drive-In Movies at Fort MasonSFFILM Festival is April 9–18 w/ Drive-In Movies at Fort Mason
By - posted 4/8/2021
Drive-In Movies, Fairs & Festivals, Reopening, Sponsored, Virtual Events, What's Closed / What's Open

The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities. The 64th edition runs April 9–18, 2021 with both Live Events and Streaming Programs, and features a drive-in, juried more...

SF's Legion of Honor Reopens May 7SF’s Legion of Honor Reopens May 7
By - posted 4/8/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Legion of Honor Reopens with Exhibition on Pompeii and New Sculptures in Court of Honor The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the Legion of Honor. The museum opens to the public on Friday, May 7, and to members on Wednesday and Thursday May 5 and 6. What’s more...

Mission Queer Bar "Jolene's" Reopens After 1 YearMission Queer Bar “Jolene’s” Reopens After 1 Year
By - posted 4/8/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

One of the last remaining lesbian bars in the country has just reopened after being shut for over a year. Thanks to NBC News for sharing that Jolene’s, one of only two lesbian bars in California, and just one of the last remaining 16 lesbian bars across the country, down from more...

SF's Plans for Indoor Live Ticketed Events Coming April 14SF’s Plans for Indoor Live Ticketed Events Coming April 14
By - posted 4/8/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

On April 14, San Francisco will issue formal guidelines to allow live performances, meetings, and other events with capacity limits in indoor settings to begin starting the following day, April 15 Mayor London N. Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today announced that San Francisco is on track to more...

CA Aims to Fully Reopen June 15CA Aims to Fully Reopen June 15
By - posted 4/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced that California is expected to reopen fully by June 15th. As California surpasses a major milestone in the fight against COVID — administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, including 4 million in the state’s hardest-hit communities, and with hospitalizations continuing to steadily decline — Governor more...

Children's Fairyland Rides are Back April 7Children’s Fairyland Rides are Back April 7
By - posted 4/5/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Children’s Fairyland in Oakland is reopening its rides and bringing back its puppet shows and performances. With Alameda county’s recent move to the Orange Tier, we are incredibly excited to announce that Children’s Fairyland will be reopening its rides this Wednesday, April 7. In addition to our rides being available at a limited capacity, the more...

San Francisco's Sunday Streets is Back in 2021San Francisco’s Sunday Streets is Back in 2021
By - posted 4/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco just announced the return of Sunday Streets in 2021 beginning with the Rise Together Season. Sunday Streets in its large-scale format is slated to return in October (location and date to be announced). Until then, San Franciscans can enjoy the spirit of Sunday Streets beginning in April at Rise more...

SF's Historic 1926 Balboa Theater Reopens May 14SF’s Historic 1926 Balboa Theater Reopens May 14
By - posted 4/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that one of SF’s oldest movie theaters, the Balboa Theater in the Outer Richmond, is planning on reopening on May 14th. The Balboa, located at 3630 Balboa Street, first opened in 1926 showing silent movies. They shut down early in the pandemic but more...

SF’s Historic 1849 Restaurant “Tadich Grill” Reopens April 5SF’s Historic 1849 Restaurant “Tadich Grill” Reopens April 5
By - posted 4/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Indoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After a series of reopening hiccups, SF’s oldest restaurant is now planning on reopening (again) on Monday April 5, 2021. Tadich Grill, which opened in 1849 and is considered the oldest continuously running restaurant in San Francisco, is taking reservations for the second time* in 172 years in business. So, the wait more...

Indoor Concerts Are Back April 15thIndoor Concerts Are Back April 15th
By - posted 4/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

California’s Department of Public Health just announced updates to gatherings, receptions, conferences, and indoor live events and performances, effective April 15. The basics is that larger indoor venues (over 1,500 capacity) can have 10% capacity in the orange tier, or up to 35% capacity if everyone is vaccinated (or tests negative). more...