Free Entry to Most National Parks All Weekend

National Park Week

The Feds are celebrating National Park Week with free entry to most National Parks all weekend. Talk about the perfect incentive to experience “America’s best idea” firsthand.

Many of the National Parks are driving distance from the Bay Area. Muir Woods is in our backyard. They are all amazing places and the weather now is beautiful. A perfect formula for a great and inexpensive get-away. Continue reading

Easter San Francisco Style (#‎EasterInOz‬)

Easter SF Style

Wondering what to do on Easter Sunday besides consume too many peeps, chocolate bunnies, and jelly beans? If you are in San Francisco you have options.

San Francisco is a do-your-own-thing kind of place. That is not to say tradition is ignored. It is more that several long-standing traditions are on the irreverent side. Big time.

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Friends of the SF Public Library Spring Book Sale

Friends of the SF Public Library Spring Book SaleFriends of the SF Public Library Spring Book Sale features books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, vinyl, and other forms of media all priced $3 or less. Hold out until Sunday and all items left are only a dollar. Plus enjoy a treasure hunt for great prizes hidden in books with clues transmitted via twitter.

The Spring Book Sale is free and open to the public.

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Contemporary Jewish Museum Celebrates Passover With Free Admission

CJM Free During PassoverWhy is next week different from all other weeks at The Contemporary Jewish Museum? Because next week the Contemporary Jewish Museum celebrates Passover with free admission. Specifically, six days of freedom from museum admission fees. Wow.

See the timely exhibit, “Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah”  and enjoy a bowl of matzo ball soup from Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. Continue reading

KUSF Rock ‘N’ Swap

KUSF RockNSwapKUSF Rock ‘N’ Swap is mecca for music collectors searching for hard-to-find vinyl, cassettes (the new rage), CDs, DVDs, posters, books, and music related ephemera. Dealers say this swap is a labor of love. Buyers say it is a collectible quest. Both say Rock ‘N’ Swap is a not to miss event. Continue reading

Bay Woof’s 2014 Beast Of The Bay Awards Party


Bay Woof Awards PartyFor a doggone good time put Bay Woof’s 2014 Beast Of The Bay Awards Party on your weekend must-do list.

Bring your pup and celebrate the winners of the 6th annual reader’s poll with delectable snacks, an ongoing raffle for great dog-themed prizes, live music, rousing entertainment including Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a doggie costume contest, and well-priced drinks at the no-host bar. Continue reading

Cal Day 2014 UC Berkeley

CalDay UC Berkeley 2014

On Cal Day UC Berkeley opens its magnificent doors to the public offering FREE lectures, performances, tours, concerts, and more. Cal Day showcases the iconic campus, the brilliant students, and the school’s innovative programs. With over 300 hundred events Cal Day is one “open house” you will not want to miss.

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Crucible Spring Open House – Art|Science|Fire

Crucible Spring Open House

The Crucible is rolling up its industrial strength doors to welcome the community to its annual Spring Open House. You are invited to explore arts, industry, science, and a lot of fire. Watch molten metal pour into molds, discover dazzling glass blowing, enjoy performances, and check out the art galleries.

Bring your creative soul, your budding scientist, your inquisitive self. Prepare to have fun and be inspired. Continue reading

Ayelet Waldman Book Reading

Ayelet Waldman Love & TreasureHear New York Times best-selling author Ayelet Waldman read from and talk about her latest novel, Love and Treasure - a spellbinding story of contraband masterpieces, tragic love, and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes. Set during WWII and based on a true story, the novel includes desperate lovers, a family of singing circus dwarfs fallen into the clutches of Josef Mengele, a suave and shady art historian, and a delusive and infatuated Freudian. Sign me up. Continue reading

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