Looking 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.
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.
Bay to Breakers today, with 10s of thousands of extra bodies in San Francisco, many of them sweaty. Get out there on foot, NOT car, and cheer some runner on to personal best!
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.
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.
Think you don’t like art? Consider yourself double-dared to remain unconverted after seeing SF Playhouse’s transformative production of Bauer. A world premier script by Lauren Gunderson headed for New York, powerful acting, thoughtful directing, beautiful set and projected art — all based on the real life story of painter Rudolf Bauer (whose work is on exhibit at the Weinstein Gallery around the corner on Geary Street). What’s not to like, right?
Click here for tickets to SF Playhouse.
Click to see the Bauer catalog from the Weinstein Gallery, 383 Geary St.
Dance Week San Francisco 2014 kicks off with another free dance-along in Union Square. START NOW to learn an easy dance at home online, or attend one of the free rehearsals to learn it. Bring friends or come solo to shake your booty with fellow San Franciscans!
Union Square Park, SF
Friday, April 25, 12-1pm
Click here to see this year’s dance performed.
Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Click here to see a video from the 2013 kick-off event.
Be transported by ODC at YBCA
Congratulations to ODC Dance for TWO stupendous premiers at YBCA in downtown San Francisco!
If you want funny, go to Program B. Mythical multi-media world premier, go to Program A. In the dark, before the light came up for the curtain call, the nearly sold-out audience sprung to their feet screaming, whistling and clapping. After half a dozen curtain calls, ODC can probably feel appreciated. Ya think?
Tick tock, though. Only a few performances left, including 4:00 today.
Thinking of crossing Market Street tomorrow in a car for any reason? No no, don’t do it! It’s the annual Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 11:30 from 2nd and straight down Market — well, maybe a little more crooked than straight, but that’s why we love San Francisco, right? Other festivities begin tonight and go through Monday, with writers and music and beer, oh my!
See the Examiner’s article for a full list of activities: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/plenty-of-ways-to-go-green-on-st-patricks-day/Content?oid=2731805
Then get out there and eat some corned beef and cabbage.
San Francisco has a long and horror-film relationship with fires, going back to the 1906 earthquake and fire. Kiss our firefighters who brave awesome urban dangers to contain fires in 2014.