Or hear one of the scheduled pianists this Saturday:
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.
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 celebrated the forever awesome accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is a local favorite — unless you’re trying to drive from the CalTrain Station to Yerba Buena Garden around 11am. Actually, just don’t do it. Walk the route. It’s only a little over a mile. Everyone partied hearty all afternoon at Yerba Buena Garden with music and inspiration galore.
Let your inner diva shine! T’would be grand if your friends and family entered Chanticleer’s music video contest to win a free trip to San Francisco, right? Learn more details here:
And don’t miss Chanticleer’s Christmas performances Dec. 15 & 22 at St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave. in San Francisco. Click here to buy tickets from City Box Office.
See one of Tim Phillips’s original found-object instruments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t626wnf2KLg&list=UUk0b0Cd_ly2g6K4uuM-yB
A real Harvest Moon (the last full moon before the Autumnal Equinox) peeks into some lucky fogless San Francisco neighborhoods. Now’s the time to think about how to celebrate the passing of summer into the official start of a new season:
- Sing the ancient Vak goddess song with Ann Dyer at the Forum at YBCA.
Vak: Song of Becoming
Fri-Sat, Sep 20-21, 8 PM
YBCA Forum, 710 Mission Street in San Francisco
General: $30 in Advance / $35 at the Door
Student, Senior, Teacher: $25 in Advance / $30 at the Door
YBCA listing and tickets: http://www.ybca.org/ann-dyer
- Hug a tree and think of Druids. Then learn a pagan Morris Dance from one of the Bay Area’s groups. See the Goat Hill Morris of San Francisco on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-izagxccL8 or Seabright Morris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUof9o0SYfs
- Meditate on world peace. Why not? Can’t hurt, might help. Because the earth does not tilt toward or away from the sun during an equinox, the length of the day is the same on all parts of the earth. It’s a small point of unity starting at 8:44pm, to be exact. See Wikipedia on Autumnal Equinox.
- Read everything you need to know about Autumnal Equinox: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-september-equinox
Lose yourself in the crowd or stand out in all your glory. Your choice, but you no longer have an excuse not to dance in San Francisco. Check out the FREE dance lessons and live music series in Union Square
Swing in the Square with The Rumble Strippers
Wednesday, Aug. 28
6pm – 8pm
Our SF Symphony shifts south to Shoreline Amphitheater for July 4 music and fireworks. Worth the trip! Come early and bring a picnic.
All you young creative types, grab an old Hippie for elbow adornment, because those folks were the original Weird. Or was it the Beatniks?