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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...

Castro Street Fair Returns October 3, 2021Castro Street Fair Returns October 3, 2021
By - posted 8/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening

Although the Fair may look a little different this year, pending potential guidance from SFDPH, the Castro Street Fair returns in person on Sunday, October 3, 2021. 2021 Fair details are still forthcoming. The Fair is always the first Sunday in October from 11 am to 6 pm. History of Castro Street more...

Bay Area Summer Festival Guide 2021 (Updated)Bay Area Summer Festival Guide 2021 (Updated)
By - posted 8/17/2021
4th of July, Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Things are feeling close to back to normal, so that means that many traditional summer fairs and festivals are returning for the first time in more than a year. Here’s our upcoming list big fun events to look forward to! 2021 Summer Festivals / Bay Area Updated 8/17/21 June 2021 San Mateo County Fair more...

SF's August Hall Music Venue Reopens August 27SF’s August Hall Music Venue Reopens August 27
By - posted 8/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

A historic venue near Union Square, August Hall, which was originally built in 1911, is finally reopening after closing due to the ongoing pandemic. Sublime with Rome will be at August Hall for two nights, August 27th & 28th. Join in for their reopening weekend and help welcome back live music to more...

'Hamilton' Returns to SF on August 10 + $10 Lottery Tickets‘Hamilton’ Returns to SF on August 10 + $10 Lottery Tickets
By - posted 8/10/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton returns to San Francisco for a limited run after a 17 month intermission. The show at the 2,200 capacity Orpheum Theater is this first Hamilton production to reopen in North America. There will be a limited run of 4 weeks from August 10 to September 5, 2021. There was more...

South San Francisco Schools Fully Reopen August 11South San Francisco Schools Fully Reopen August 11
By - posted 8/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Reopening

By Astrid Casimire, Bay City News Foundation The South San Francisco Unified School District will reopen for traditional, in-class instruction this coming Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Home to one adult school and 15 schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels, SSFUSD serves the communities of Daly City, South San more...

"The Great Dickens Christmas Fair" Postpones Until 2022“The Great Dickens Christmas Fair” Postpones Until 2022
By - posted 8/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party is the first major event of 2021 we’re aware of to officially cancel in person and postpone until 2022. 2021 Great Dickens Christmas Fair Cancelled It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s in-person Great Dickens Christmas Fair. more...

11 More SF Library Branches Fully Reopening By August 1711 More SF Library Branches Fully Reopening By August 17
By - posted 8/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London N. Breed and City Librarian Michael Lambert today announced that San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) will reopen 11 neighborhood branches for full in-person service by August 17, beginning today with the Park and West Portal locations. After the Labor Day holiday, the Main Library will also resume its pre-pandemic hours, more...

SF's Great Highway Reopens for Cars August 16SF’s Great Highway Reopens for Cars August 16
By - posted 8/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Transportation, What's Closed / What's Open

Starting Monday, August 16th, the Great Highway will have an adjusted operational plan tied to the pandemic emergency closure. The Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat Blvd will be open for weekends and holidays for pedestrian and bicycle use only, and open to car traffic on weekdays. The timing of more...

SF's "Boom Boom Room" is Back August 13thSF’s “Boom Boom Room” is Back August 13th
By - posted 8/5/2021
Bars, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s funkiest little music venue, opened by legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker, the Boom Boom Room on Fillmore and Geary finally reopens its doors after a year and half. The Grand Reopening show features Billy Iuso & Friends on August 13, with members from Radiators, Brides, Cleary Band, and Lesh. more...

Fox Theater's Welcome Back Block Party (August 7)Fox Theater’s Welcome Back Block Party (August 7)
By - posted 8/4/2021
Get Out: Events, Oakland, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Oaklandside for sharing the news that the Fox Theater has paired up with Red Bull to host a Welcome Back Block Party called Red Bull Skate Our Stages Oakland on August 7 from noon to 6 pm. In an opportunity to support the local Oakland community including music venues, more...

Muni's 31-Balboa and M-Ocean View are Back August 14Muni’s 31-Balboa and M-Ocean View are Back August 14
By - posted 8/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Transportation, What's Closed / What's Open

On Saturday, August 14, the SFMTA will launch another COVID-19 Muni Service Change, adding several connector routes and bridging service gaps in hill neighborhoods. 18 routes will be restored, expanded or modified, including the M Ocean View Metro rail, 28 19th Avenue, 31 Balboa, 52 Excelsior and 66 Quintara. These service more...

SF's Free Arcade Game Night is Back August 3SF’s Free Arcade Game Night is Back August 3
By - posted 8/2/2021
Freebies, Fun & Games, Get Out: Events, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Paid rent in SF? Hella Broke? Then first Tuesdays are the night for you.  The Detour hosts “Free Play Tuesday” with all arcade games on free play with purchase from the bar. Come enjoy all the video game glory from today and yesteryear while enjoying delicious craft beer & cocktails. Free more...

SFs Cable Cars are Officially Back (and Free) for AugustSFs Cable Cars are Officially Back (and Free) for August
By - posted 8/2/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Freebies, Reopening, Transportation, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

The SFMTA will run mock service and will solicit the public’s help and feedback ahead of the official return to revenue service Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today welcomed back cable car service to San Francisco streets. Following the successful completion of operator training more...

Midnight BART Service Returns August 2Midnight BART Service Returns August 2
By - posted 7/31/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Transportation, What's Closed / What's Open

BART returns to near-regular service starting August 2, 2021 BART is ready to serve the region with the return of near-regular service starting Monday, August 2, 2021. The schedule change includes increased frequencies and extending closing times to midnight Mondays through Saturdays along with a dramatic increase in direct trips to SFO more...