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Free Union Square Summer Concerts Return (June 5-26)Free Union Square Summer Concerts Return (June 5-26)
By - posted 6/4/2021
Get Out: Events, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Music Returns to Union Square Park Saturdays in June Saturdays through the month of June, music performances will grace the stage in Union Square. Grammy-winner Mike Rinta will perform Saturday, June 5 from 12 to 2 p.m. Mike Rinta, a Grammy-winning trombonist and arranger, is native to the San Francisco Bay Area more...

Outdoor Dining + To-Go Alcohol Allowed Through End of 2021Outdoor Dining + To-Go Alcohol Allowed Through End of 2021
By - posted 6/4/2021
Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Restaurants and bars will be able to continue offering expanded outdoor dining and takeout alcoholic beverages through the end 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. Flanked by state and local officials at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco, Newsom said the state’s Department of Alcoholic more...

SF's Newly Renovated Shoreview Park ReopensSF’s Newly Renovated Shoreview Park Reopens
By - posted 6/4/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening

Join SF Recreation and Parks Department for a reopening celebration for Shoreview Park (1 Lillian Court at Rosie Lee Lane) on Monday, June 7 beginning at 11:30 am. Help us celebrate the recently completed renovation, which includes a new playground, picnic area, workout equipment and more. The event will feature a more...

Wow! Sand Dunes Just Took Over SF's Great HighwayWow! Sand Dunes Just Took Over SF’s Great Highway
By - posted 6/3/2021
Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Wow

Mother Nature took over and reclaimed her land earlier this week. Ocean Beach’s sand dunes blew over and covered San Francisco’s Great Highway earlier this week.  Thankfully, SF Public Works was able to swiftly clear up the sand and clear the way for people to enjoy biking, walking, rolling, and strolling more...

'Hamilton' Returns to SF w/ $49 Tickets + 100% Capacity‘Hamilton’ Returns to SF w/ $49 Tickets + 100% Capacity
By - posted 6/3/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton returns to San Francisco after a 17 month intermission. Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook for sharing the news that the Orpheum Theatre will open at full capacity, more than 2,200 seats, for a limited 4-week run, from August 10 to September 5, 2021. It’s the more...

SF's "Bottom of the Hill" Returns August 13SF’s “Bottom of the Hill” Returns August 13
By - posted 5/31/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After more than 500 days of closure, SF concert venue Bottom of the Hill finally plans to reopen on August 13, 2021 for their Soft Opening. Bottom of the Hill, located at 17th and Missouri in Potrero Hill is an intimate neighborhood concert venue that was named, “The best place to more...

Salesforce's "Dreamforce" Conference Returns to SF (Sept. 21-23)Salesforce’s “Dreamforce” Conference Returns to SF (Sept. 21-23)
By - posted 5/28/2021
Only in San Francisco, Reopening

Salesforce’s annual conference, Dreamforce, returns to San Francisco this fall. Thanks to San Francisco Travel for announcing the news that it’ll be the “first corporate, citywide convention to be held in San Francisco since travel restrictions and pandemic lockdowns began last spring.” Dreamforce will return to San Francisco and cities around the more...

Costco is Bringing Back Free Samples in June (Finally!)Costco is Bringing Back Free Samples in June (Finally!)
By - posted 5/28/2021
Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Fox Business for letting us know that sampling is coming back to most Costcos this summer. Costco says about 170 of their 550+ locations in the U.S. will resume samples the first week of June 2021, with the rest of the stores offering samples by then end of the more...

SF's Historic 1909 "Palace" Hotel Reopens May 27SF’s Historic 1909 “Palace” Hotel Reopens May 27
By - posted 5/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Located in downtown San Francisco, the iconic historic hotel has finally reopened today, May 27, and is welcoming its first guests back in over a year. A timeless icon where original architecture and authentic elements pair with classically inspired, modern décor. Originally established in 1875, the Palace was San Francisco’s first more...

Oakland's 1926 Grand Lake Theater Reopens May 27Oakland’s 1926 Grand Lake Theater Reopens May 27
By - posted 5/27/2021
Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Oakland’s historic Grand Lake Theater reopens today (May 27) for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. The first screening is “A Quiet Place Part 2” at 5pm for $7.50. The Grand Lake, located at 3200 Grand Ave (across the street from Lake Merritt) is a 4-screen historic movie more...

Memorial Day 2021: Your 3-Day Weekend Guide (50+ Events)Memorial Day 2021: Your 3-Day Weekend Guide (50+ Events)
By - posted 5/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Celebrations, Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

With California’s full reopening just a few weeks away, things are coming back in a big way this weekend. If you’re ready to venture out, here’s 50+ live events in SF and the Bay Area including art shows, street fairs, cultural festivals, outdoor roller discos, free museum days, secret comedy more...

SF's First Huge Outdoor Craft Fair of 2021 is at Pier 70SF’s First Huge Outdoor Craft Fair of 2021 is at Pier 70
By - posted 5/25/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Get Out: Events, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Normally the “Craneway” Craft Fair is inside The Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, but this edition will be outdoors on the grounds of the under-construction Pier 70 in Dogpatch in San Francisco. Craneway Craft Fair / Summer Edition June 26-27, 2021 (11a-5p) 555 20th St., Pier 70, San Francisco FREE – RSVP on Facebook Parking onsite, more...

SF's Hilton Union Square Reopens After More Than A Year ClosedSF’s Hilton Union Square Reopens After More Than A Year Closed
By - posted 5/24/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening

The Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel opened Monday morning after more than a year without guests due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a hotel spokesman. Prior to reopening, the hotel displayed a five-day illuminated countdown to the moment the first guests walked through its doors. “It’s an important message for more...

California's Great America Reopens May 22California’s Great America Reopens May 22
By - posted 5/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Reopening, Swimming / Waterparks

May 22, 2021 will finally mark the end of the 508-day-long closure California’s Great America endured due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a year and a half, the amusement park is finally able to welcome guests back and once again showcase the magic we call Great America. With updated rides, new more...

CA Opens Back Up June 15CA Opens Back Up June 15
By - posted 5/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening

 By Dan McMenamin, Bay City News California will reopen on June 15 without any capacity limits or physical distancing requirements for businesses or events (with the limited exceptions for Mega Events), the state’s Health and Human Services secretary said Friday. Mega Events are characterized by large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and more...