Nesting Time

Shout out to Ms. Lilac for the great photo-documenting of Great Blue Herons building their nest at the Palace of Fine Arts.  In about a month, get out your binoculars and telescopes to search for baby birds.  And in another couple of months, you might be lucky enough to spot the first flights of the baby birds!  Admiring from afar is the name of the bird-watching game.

Oh, and if you’ve recently been driven to organize your CDs and mop under the couch, you can sympathize with the heron urge.

Click to learn more about herons.

Figures Dance from SOMA to the Park

photo of the finishing polish, Lilac Lamb

If you missed Keith Haring’s sculpture Three Dancing Figures driving down City streets, click this link to see a video of the awesome sight:

The sculpture was moved from SOMA to Golden Gate Park to honor the opening of Keith Haring: The Political Line at the DeYoung Museum.  This is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades.  Don’t miss it!

July 4th in the City

San Francisco FireworksLooking toward the Alcatraz side of the San Francisco Bay is the best place in the country to spend the evening of July 4th.  Sure, other towns have music and fireworks and food, but this City has magic.  Try for Coit Tower or one of the footbridges into Pier 39, early, because there will be crowds. Happy crowds.  Dancing and singing crowds.   If you’re able-bodied, park near Fort Mason or even in one of the garages near Union Square and walk to your favorite high ground for viewing.  Roads get closed, buses and cable cars get full after the fireworks, so you’ll need to be able to walk some blocks to a taxi stand or back to your car or just stay with the street party at Fisherman’s Wharf a little later.

Oh yeah, and if you want to eat out during that weekend, make your reservations today.

Yerba Buena this June

Parangal Dance

Parangal Dance Company Image by RJ Muna

FREE admission at YBCA gallery today. And check-out the varied performance schedule with jazz, dance, acting workshops and more.  Travel around the world while sitting in your seats at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.

Click here to purchase tickets to the SF Ethnic Dance Festival.

Just Deserts for SF Playhouse

Seminar cast

cast of "Seminar"

Kudos to San Francisco Playhouse for 23 Award nominations from San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle!  Amazing, especially considering that the Critics’ Circle is, well, critical.  Only two plays left in the Playhouse’s season, so get tickets now to Seminar and everyone’s favorite irreverent musical fairy tales, Into the Woods.

Click here for tickets.

Click here to read more about the SF Playhouse nominations.

The Giants are BACK by the Bay

Photographer Ron LeValley captured 2 Giants fans in McCovey Cove. The gull wants hot dogs and Cracker Jacks.

Kudos to SF Giants fan/photographer Ron LeValley for capturing one of the many creative ways San Franciscans find to get first-hand reports during home games! Our guys are back in AT&T Park-by-the-Bay  April 8-17.

It’s called McCovey Cove, the destination of numerous boat companies, picnic sails, and private tugs to be close to the game and hear it live bayside.

Click for an example of Giants games boat tours.

Click for San Francisco Giants schedule.