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SF Debuts 6 Life-sized Tiger Sculptures for Chinese New Year (Jan. 17 - Feb. 19)SF Debuts 6 Life-sized Tiger Sculptures for Chinese New Year (Jan. 17 – Feb. 19)
By - posted 1/15/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Lunar New Year, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco is proud to bring back the public art project, Tiger on Parade, to its list of festivities this Lunar New Year. Six life-sized Tiger statues will be publicly displayed around San Francisco, from January 17 – February 19, 2022 to help ring in the more...

SF Will Now Text You A Warning Before Towing Your CarSF Will Now Text You A Warning Before Towing Your Car
By - posted 1/13/2022
Brand New, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

On January 13, 2022, SFMTA announced “Text Before Tow,” a first-of-its-kind program where customers can sign up to receive a text message notification prior to having their vehicle towed. This pilot program applies to four categories of tows: (1) parking more than 72-hours (2) blocked driveways (3) construction zones and (4) temporary more...

SF to Require Boosters at 500+ Indoor “Mega Events” on February 1stSF to Require Boosters at 500+ Indoor “Mega Events” on February 1st
By - posted 1/12/2022
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, San Francisco

Thanks to KRON4 for letting us know that the San Francisco Department of Health has changed their health order and will now require boosters for people attending indoor events with 500+ attendees starting on February 1st. This is a change in the definition of what is considered a “mega-event” by the more...

SF's New "Battery Bluff" Park Opens in the Presidio Spring 2022SF’s New “Battery Bluff” Park Opens in the Presidio Spring 2022
By - posted 1/12/2022
New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

This spring, The Presidio is getting ready to unveil a new visitor destination on top of the Presidio Parkway tunnels along Lincoln Boulevard near San Francisco National Cemetery. As part of the project, they’re also restoring surrounding parklands from the new 6-acre Battery Bluff down to Cavalry Bowl and the more...

SF's Betty White 100th Birthday Tribute at Balboa TheatreSF’s Betty White 100th Birthday Tribute at Balboa Theatre
By - posted 1/11/2022
Free Movie Screenings, San Francisco

The historic Balboa Theater (built in 1926) is celebrating Betty White with a 6-hour Golden Girls marathon on the big screen. Mask and proof of vaccination required for entry. Betty White 100th Birthday Tribute Monday, January 17, 2022 | 1-7p Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., San Francisco FREE – First come first serve seating As more...

SF Cuts Hours at 4 City COVID Test SitesSF Cuts Hours at 4 City COVID Test Sites
By - posted 1/11/2022
Bay Area Updates, COVID Testing, San Francisco

Four COVID-19 testing sites in San Francisco are temporarily reducing hours due to staffing shortages and increased demand on laboratories, health officials said Monday. The new hours will mean 250 fewer tests per day, or about 4 percent of the average 6,000 tests now being administered daily by sites affiliated more...

SF's Colorful Golden Gate Park Show Wins "Best Fireworks" Design AwardSF’s Colorful Golden Gate Park Show Wins “Best Fireworks” Design Award
By - posted 1/11/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Only in San Francisco, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Judy Chicago’s multicolored, site-specific Atmospheres performance: Forever de Young just won Wallpaper* Design Awards 2022’s Best Fireworks award. The artist performed the open-air smoke sculpture performance outside the de Young museum on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in Golden Gate Park, in celebration of the artist’s exhibition Judy Chicago: A Retrospective, now more...

SF Mourns Bob Saget at "Full House" HomeSF Mourns Bob Saget at “Full House” Home
By - posted 1/10/2022
Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that a memorial in honor of Bob Saget has popped up at one of the famous Painted Ladies, the Full House home located at 1709 Broderick Street. The actor/comedian who played Danny Tanner on the ’90s hit tv show Full House sadly passed away more...

SF Cartoon Museum Hosts Weird Art from HBO's "Last Week Tonight"SF Cartoon Museum Hosts Weird Art from HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”
By - posted 1/4/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Museums / Cultural Institutions, San Francisco

By Kiley Russell, Bay City News Foundation If you’re a fan of neckties, Wendy Williams or depictions of lustful rodents, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum will be your happy place for most of January. Starting Tuesday, January 4, 2022 and running until Jan. 25, the museum will be home to “The Last more...

SF's 116-Year-Old Mochi Spot Set to Close ForeverSF’s 116-Year-Old Mochi Spot Set to Close Forever
By - posted 1/3/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Eat & Drink, Goodbye, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KPIX and Hoodline for letting us know the sad news that days are numbered for a beloved bakery that’s widely known and Japantown’s oldest business, Benkyodo Company. The shop, which opened in 1906, makes traditional hand-made Japanese rice cakes, manju and mochi, announced that they are hoping someone will more...

San Francisco's Cozy Winter Bars with FireplacesSan Francisco’s Cozy Winter Bars with Fireplaces
By - posted 12/31/2021
Bars, City Discoveries, San Francisco

When the nights grow longer, sometimes you just want to cozy up with a drink by a roaring fire. Here are five great bars with fireplaces to warm up for winter. Updated 12/31/21 Cozy Bars with a Fireplace in San Francisco The Riptide Sunset District | Often described as one of San Francisco’s more...

You Can Now Buy Fresh Off-the-Boat Dungeness Crab at SF's Fisherman’s WharfYou Can Now Buy Fresh Off-the-Boat Dungeness Crab at SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf
By - posted 12/30/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, San Francisco

A new pilot program will allow local fishers to directly sell freshly caught Dungeness crab to the public at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf starting on Wednesday, December 29, officials with the Port of San Francisco said. The one-year pilot program was approved by the Port Commission last month and authorizes “off-the more...

SF to Require Boosters at 1,000+ Indoor "Mega Events" in 2022SF to Require Boosters at 1,000+ Indoor “Mega Events” in 2022
By - posted 12/29/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Vaccines, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco temporarily tightens universal indoor masking requirement & augments vaccination requirements amid Omicron surge Indoor mega-events will require up-to-date vaccinations, including boosters, starting February 1, 2022. December 29, 2021. Mayor London Breed N. Breed and SF Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax announced today updates to the Safer Return Together Health Order in response to the sharp increase more...

SF's Very First Magnolias of 2022 Are BloomingSF’s Very First Magnolias of 2022 Are Blooming
By - posted 12/29/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Thanks to San Francisco Botanical Garden for sharing the news that the first of their beautiful magnolias are blooming. One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety more...

San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show Canceled (2021/22)San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show Canceled (2021/22)
By - posted 12/28/2021
Festival Updates, New Year's Eve, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show Canceled Due to Concerns Over Public Health and Safety Priority for continuity of key public safety operations prompts proactive measures as surging COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant impact staffing levels SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and City public safety leaders more...