“Dogfight” Leaving Soon!

Don’t miss the best musical of the season: Dogfight at San Francisco Playhouse in their beautiful and historic Post Street theater just off Union Square.  Forget the movie you saw years ago by the same name.  This is way better: beautiful voices telling a touching love story that crosses the great cultural divide of San Francisco in the 1960s.


Use the code DOGFIGHT5 for $5 off when you order tickets online.

SF’s Flower Power Pianos

All you closet pianists, get out to the SF Botanical Garden in GG Park before July 20th and sit down at one of the twelve “Flower Pianos” and play a tune for the passers-by!


Or hear one of the scheduled pianists this Saturday:


Another SCORE for SF Playhouse

The neighborhood got to bring and share bottles of our favorite wines while we heard free readings of local playwright Aaron Loeb’s Ideation in draft form.  It takes guts and artistic commitment for SF Playhouse to sponsor World Premier performances from first readings through final polished production, but hey, it pays off! Now our very own San Francisco gem is headed to New York City.  So which coast is winning? Go west, young playwrights.

Read more about the New York performances.

Click here for tickets and information about the latest offering from SF Playhouse: Trouble Cometh.


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.