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Opera at the Ballpark
Opera at the Ballpark

One evening each summer, AT&T Park hosts the annual Opera at the Ballpark event. While the San Francisco Opera is performed at the War Memorial Opera House, it’s simulcast onto the 103 foot wide, high definition screen at the baseball stadium. Opera-goers at the ballpark can watch the entire performance while lounging on the lawns(…)

Published On: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
San Francisco Pride Parade
San Francisco Pride Parade

San Francisco showed its true colors over the last weekend of June for its 45th anniversary Pride Celebration and parade. Two days of festivities included musical and dance performances on a number of stages around Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and the Pride Parade on Sunday Morning. The event, which began in the(…)

Published On: Friday, July 10th, 2015
Capurro’s Restaurant Review
Capurro’s Restaurant Review

Capurro’s Restaurant Review – Most of the restaurants around Fisherman’s Wharf have a bad rap. For years, locals have shunned the dining options in this touristy part of town as overpriced and overrated. These eateries have remained popular among tourists for their location and local seafood offerings, and many are long-time family-run operations, so I(…)

Published On: Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers

Every year on the third Sunday in May, thousands of runners and revelers take to the streets of San Francisco for the annual Bay to Breakers race. The 12k race begins just blocks from the San Francisco Bay on Howard and Main, and crosses the city, passing the Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, through the(…)

Published On: Monday, June 1st, 2015
King’s Day at Golden Gate Park
King’s Day at Golden Gate Park

On April 25, Golden Gate Park’s Murphy Windmill was engulfed in a sea of orange as San Francisco’s Dutch community came out to celebrate King’s Day (Koningsdag). The birthday celebration for King Willem-Alexander took place the Saturday before the official holiday takes place in the Netherlands on April 27. The free event was put on(…)

Published On: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Over two weekends in April, San Francisco’s Japantown hosted the 48th annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. The event is the second largest Cherry Blossom Festival in the country, after Washington DC, taking place around Peace Plaza and the Japan Center along Post at Buchanan. The 2018 event will be held from April 14-22, and(…)

Published On: Monday, April 27th, 2015
Bring Your Own Big Wheel
Bring Your Own Big Wheel

It’s the kind of reckless idea a brave kid with no concept of mortality would dream up: racing your bike down the steepest, curviest street in the city. Only, it wasn’t a kid who started it, and it’s mostly adults who race. As we learned from watching Tom Hanks jump on his indoor trampoline in(…)

Published On: Friday, April 17th, 2015
Panama-Pacific International Exposition Centennial Celebration
Panama-Pacific International Exposition Centennial Celebration

  Community Day at the Palace of Fine Arts  Throughout 2015, San Francisco’s lasting monument to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts, will host a celebration of the event’s 100th anniversary. The world’s fair first opened on February 20, 1915, and welcomed visitors from near and far for about ten months, until(…)

Published On: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Hanukkah at Union Square
Hanukkah at Union Square

Though Hanukkah celebrations last eight days and Christmas lasts just one (arguably two), Christmas events take over the whole month of December, and have gradually been creeping up through November. Meanwhile, Hanukkah gets overshadowed by Christmas and its weeks of decorations and festivities, and San Francisco’s largest Hanukkah celebration at Union Square is no exception.(…)

Published On: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Boudin Museum and Bakery Tour
Boudin Museum and Bakery Tour

Boudin Bakery has a strong association with San Francisco as its oldest business and most famous sourdough. The foggy San Francisco air and the dough starter dating back over 165 years has given the city’s sourdough its distinctive tangy flavor and has made sourdough synonymous with San Francisco. The bakery’s flagship location next to Fisherman’s(…)

Published On: Saturday, January 31st, 2015