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SF's Alamo Drafthouse Reopens September 10thSF’s Alamo Drafthouse Reopens September 10th
By - posted 9/10/2021
Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Alamo Drafthouse New Mission reopens in San Francisco on September 10, 2021. Movies are miracles, and Alamo Drafthouse New Mission is excited to welcome back audiences in San Francisco to collectively share in those miracles. Tickets are on sale now for shows beginning today. Alamo Drafthouse New Mission reopens with the massively more...

SF Welcomes First Big Convention Since 2020 (Sept. 9-11)SF Welcomes First Big Convention Since 2020 (Sept. 9-11)
By - posted 9/9/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Reopening

Mayor London N. Breed today celebrated the return of conventions to the Moscone Convention Center with a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Exhibit Hall at the California Dental Association’s “CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry” conference. This is the first convention to return to Moscone Center since the more...

SPIN Ping Pong Club Reopens In SF After 18 MonthsSPIN Ping Pong Club Reopens In SF After 18 Months
By - posted 9/8/2021
Brand New, Fun & Games, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

SPIN announced that it just reopened its 12,000 sq ft San Francisco ping pong club for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Reopening day was Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Currently there are no happy hours or special prices (so everything is full price), but SPIN told Funcheap that more...

SF Recreation Centers Reopen w/ Vaccine Proof (Sept. 7)SF Recreation Centers Reopen w/ Vaccine Proof (Sept. 7)
By - posted 9/7/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Vaccines

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department recently announced that the majority of their Recreation Centers will reopen on weekdays beginning on Tuesday, September 7. Note that the Harvey Milk Photo Center will reopen on September 15, the Randall Museum on October 2, and the Golden Gate Park Senior Center on more...

Smithsonian's Annual Free Museum Day Returns (Sept. 18)Smithsonian’s Annual Free Museum Day Returns (Sept. 18)
By - posted 9/6/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening

Smithsonian Magazine annual Museum Day returns on Saturday, September 18, 2021 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all more...

Double Features Are Back at San Jose's West Wind Drive-InDouble Features Are Back at San Jose’s West Wind Drive-In
By - posted 9/4/2021
Brand New, Drive-In Movies, Reopening

Good news for moviegoers. See two movies for the price of one. Double features are back at West Wind Drive-In in San Jose. Sadly, they’re still only showing single features at their East Bay location in Concord. If you’re up for a drive, their Sacramento location also has double features. West more...

John Waters' "Halloween Meltdown" Music Fest in Oakland (Oct. 16-17)John Waters’ “Halloween Meltdown” Music Fest in Oakland (Oct. 16-17)
By - posted 9/4/2021
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Oakland, Reopening

Get your costumes ready for Halloween Meltdown, an outdoor music festival hosted by John Waters, live in the flesh, at Mosswood Park in Oakland, October 16-17, 2021. You’ll have a ghoulishly good time with live sets by Osees, The Gories, Seth Bogart, The Mummies and many more. Plus, there will be more...

SF's Cable Cars Resume Revenue Service on Sept. 4SF’s Cable Cars Resume Revenue Service on Sept. 4
By - posted 9/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

By Pamela Johnson, SFMTA All aboard? Ding! Ding! A familiar sound is in the air again. It’s time to experience San Francisco once more with a ride on one of the city’s landmark cable cars. When was the last time you were on board? Shop, dine, and visit your favorite destinations more...

SF's 153rd Italian Heritage Parade Returns to North Beach (Oct. 10)SF’s 153rd Italian Heritage Parade Returns to North Beach (Oct. 10)
By - posted 8/30/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening

One of the San Francisco’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation returns October 10, 2021. Thanks to The Chronicle for breaking the news it’s the first major parade to return to San Francisco since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Serving as the Grand Marshall is Graziano Cerchiai, owner of the historic more...

Alcatraz Night Tours Return in September (Finally!)Alcatraz Night Tours Return in September (Finally!)
By - posted 8/29/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Evening tours at Alcatraz Island are back after having been temporarily suspended for the first time in more than a year, Alcatraz City Cruises announced this week. The night tours return beginning Sept. 9, and will be offered Thursdays through Mondays with ferries leaving from San Francisco’s Pier 33 at 6 more...

List of Bay Area Events & Venues Re-Closing Due to COVID DeltaList of Bay Area Events & Venues Re-Closing Due to COVID Delta
By - posted 8/22/2021
City Insight, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

That was fun while it lasted! For a few weeks at least, things were really looking up. While most everything is wide open and many venues are still opening back up, now with SF’s test positivity at a 15-month high, COVID-related hospitalizations matching  summer 2020, Delta on the rise and a more...

SF's Free Outdoor Movies are Back Starting August 27SF’s Free Outdoor Movies are Back Starting August 27
By - posted 8/20/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Free Movie Screenings, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Sundown Cinema is back, and just in time for San Francisco summer. Enjoy food, drinks, and film selections that celebrate the unique character and beauty of our city’s parks and neighborhoods. From now through October, Sundown Cinema is bringing five iconic films to five parks across SF, beginning with Sister Act more...

SF's Cliff House to Reopen as a New Restaurant in 2022SF’s Cliff House to Reopen as a New Restaurant in 2022
By - posted 8/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

The National Park Service is looking for a new tenant to open up a restaurant at the iconic Cliff House, which will tentatively open in late 2022. In a News Release, the National Park Service noted: In an effort to find a new food and beverage provider for the Lands End Restaurant more...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Cancels 2021 Golden Gate Park FestivalHardly Strictly Bluegrass Cancels 2021 Golden Gate Park Festival
By - posted 8/19/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

We probably all thought this news was coming, but Thursday morning Hardly Strictly Bluegrass made it official:  For the second year in a row organizers are canceling the in-person festival at Golden Gate Park for 2021 that was originally scheduled for October 1-3. But it’s not all bad news. HSB will more...

SF's Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival Returns September 11-12SF’s Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival Returns September 11-12
By - posted 8/19/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening

Plagued by the pandemic, xenophobia, and crime, Chinatown has had one rough year. Nonetheless, tourists are starting to return and things are beginning to return to normal. To enliven their spirit, the community can look forward to its traditional annual Autumn Moon Festival. Once again, the streets of historic Chinatown will more...