Leave your car home and head over to Sunday Streets’ 2014 kick off extravaganza at the Embarcadero. San Francisco’s favorite car-free street party has fun activities for adults, kids, and even dogs. Come out and play. Continue reading
Fans of David Lynch will want to see Spoke Art’s exhibition, In Dreams, an Art Show Tribute to David Lynch. The exhibit promises to be as multifaceted as the man who inspired it. Continue reading
Eleven Bay Area cultural institutions are teaming up to host Member for a Day on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Members from participating institutions enjoy reciprocal general admission and special activities at each participating museum. Continue reading
Every first Friday of the month, the Great Wall of Oakland presents a curated screening of video art and films from artists in Europe, Canada, and the United States. The street is closed to traffic and the side of an office building serves as a giant unobstructed screen. Think indie drive-in movie theater with no cars, no admission price, or blockbuster film.
This Friday pack your lawn chairs, drag your friends and treat yourself, to the free,100 foot-high, genius of animation-Pixar’s 100 Foot Tall Animation Showcase.
Are you as surprised as I am at how fast this year is going? Hard to believe it is already March. Spring is in the air. The tulips are in full bloom, ditto, freesia, daffodils, and hyacinth. Best of all the days are noticeably longer. Color me happy. At least for a minute.
As unbelievable as it may feel, now is the time to start summer plans. Remember how fast March came? Well June is going to do the same thing. Blink and it’s “schools out for summer.” No time like the present to figure out summer camp, classes, and teen programs.
Which segues right into today’s post – Summer Camp Fairs. These events provide easy access to families with children of all ages to learn about the variety of programs, camps and other options available to youth this summer. With advanced planning and some creativity, your family’s summer in The City or The Burbs can be awesome and you can get back to enjoying Spring. Continue reading
Doggone History. March 7, 2014, San Francisco.
A tail wagging night with dogs, drinks, dancing, and history sounds pawsitively off the charts.
Bring your pup to the Historic 1874 Old Mint for Doggone History and learn how our besties fit into San Francisco’s history. Indulge in hot dogs, swing to great tunes, check-out cool exhibits, win prizes, and bid at the silent action. Continue reading
The Oscars air on Sunday. Are you like me and still movie cramming? With 9 films nominated for best picture and another 23 categories that require our movie going attention the pressure is on full force.
I confess I have abandoned all hope of seeing every nominee but that won’t stop me from watching The Oscars. I always watch The Oscars and I am not alone. It is televised live in more than 100 countries annually with over 40 million viewers. Those are some staggering numbers particularly since The Oscars is essentially vapid, bloated, and potentially ennui inducing.
Flaws or not, I will be there on Sunday, claws poised from the moment the first celeb’s big toe hits the red carpet.
And since The Oscars’ schadenfreude is savored best in the company of others, I will be not be watching alone. You shouldn’t either. Which leads to today’s deal – Oscar watch parties,aka Schadenfreude-Palooza. Continue reading
1 Sample Sale + 2 Warehouse Sales = Hot Shopping Deals.
Nothing says Spring more than retailers clearing out their winter merchandise. This weekend’s sample and warehouse sales have you covered you from head to toe – literally. Find discounts of 50%-95% off on high quality athletic shoes, exercise wear, organic mattresses, towels, pillows and trendy hats.
We who hail from lands less tolerant, fly over states, other continents, and snow-capped mountains are more common and just as proud of our adopted city.
Having easily adapted to the laid back San Francisco lifestyle who among this large group of interlopers does not know where to get THE best burritos, pho, dim sum, pizza, sushi or burgers? We know how to curb our wheels, pay our parking meter via cell phone, and find the headquarters for Craigslist.
But let’s face it, not too many of us, native or newbie, know much about history. The history of our fine city that is. San Francisco’s past is as rich and varied as the people who call it home. Here is our chance to learn how a small port city became a commercial and cultural giant in less than seven generations.
The Oakland Museum’s annual White Elephant Sale is backkkkk with acres of treasures for peanuts.
This White Elephant Sale includes everything from antiques to vintage clothing, art, jewelry, sporting goods, books, household goods, and collectibles of every sort. Admission is free.