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
Make your dinner reservations yesterday, and avoid trying to cross Market Street until late evening. Other than that, just wander through this colorful City celebration and enjoy.
Parade Route: http://goo.gl/maps/Cwni
Our SF Symphony shifts south to Shoreline Amphitheater for July 4 music and fireworks. Worth the trip! Come early and bring a picnic.
Broke but love the SF Ethnic Dance Festival? Grab friends and kids for a FREE dance performance and workshop this Saturday, 11:30, at the Yerba Buena Garden’s Forum, featuring a Ballet Folklórico Costa de Oro. Then enjoy our gorgeous spring weather in San Francisco’s most perfect urban park.
The World United Through Dance
Forum at YBCA — FREE Event
Saturday, June 22 11:30AM-1:30PM
Looking for something different to do with Dad for Fathers’ Day in San Francisco this weekend? Try the SF Craft Spirits Carnival for a shot or two of well-crafted alcoholic beverages.
June 15 & 16, 2013
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
All you young creative types, grab an old Hippie for elbow adornment, because those folks were the original Weird. Or was it the Beatniks?
It’s the best Flash Dance of the year! Dancing in the streets today, noon at Union Square. There’s one section of unison movement that you can learn ahead of time, but you don’t have to do that section. There’s a giant line dance at the end that’s easy enough for your most klutzy friend. Or just watch and enjoy.
Got priorities for the San Francisco City Budget? Expand the arts and youth programs? Increase police protection but cut street cleaning? Whatever. We’re always hearing “follow the money” to get the real skinny on a situation; this is your chance to lead the money by speaking up in a series of SF neighborhood Town Hall meetings.
Schedule of Budget Town Halls with SF Supervisors:
District 1 & 4 with Supervisors Eric Mar & Katy Tang
Saturday, April 20, 2013 (10:00 – 11:30am)
George Washington High School, 600 32nd Avenue
Districts 10 & 11 with Supervisors Malia Cohen & John Avalos
Monday, April 22, 2013 (6:00 – 7:30pm)
Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Avenue
Districts 8 & 9 with Supervisors Scott Wiener & David Campos
Saturday, May 4, 2013 (9:00 – 10:30am)
Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 825 Shotwell Street
Districts 4 & 7 with Supervisors Katy Tang & Norman Yee
Saturday, May 11, 2013 (10:00 – 11:30am)
Districts 5 & 6 with Supervisors London Breed & Jane Kim
Monday, May 13, 2013 (6:00 – 7:30pm)
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street
Districts 2 & 3 with Supervisors Mark Farrell & David Chiu
Saturday, May 18, 2013 (10:00 – 11:30am)
Galileo High School, 1150 Francisco Street
Happy Birthday, San Francisco’s beloved Bay Bridge! You’re all sparkly and don’t look a day over 75. Thanks to light sculptor Leo Villareal, San Franciscans got a spectacular opening of the art installation on Tuesday night. Missed it? Check out the video and other viewing opportunities on his website. (Cupid’s Span at Rincon Park isn’t a bad viewing location. Take the #2 bus from Union Square.) And if you’re so inclined, donate what you can to literally keep these stunning but expensive lights on.