San Francisco Opera in the Park 2014


 SF Opera in GGP

Whether you have season’s tickets or have never seen a live Opera performance, put San Francisco’s annual arias al fresco, aka Opera in the Park, on your to-do list.

Enjoy performances by opera stars accompanied by the acclaimed San Francisco Opera Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti.

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Super List: Free Days @SF Museums

Super List Free Days SF Museums

Love museums but can’t afford the price of admission? I feel you. Museum entry is expensive so knowing the elusive free day is a deal worth tracking.

BTW, this Super List: Free Days @SF Museums includes a few not-to-miss museums that are outside of San Francisco (but in the Bay Area) and a few that are not exactly free but have seriously reduced admission so they are on the super list. Plus find links to museums free all the time.

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Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema 2014

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema

Film buffs alert: mark your calendar for the 11th Annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema. Enjoy four fun (and very different) evenings of FREE screenings of over 60 (short) films from mini-docs to animation. Plus live music, good eats and local filmmakers and film-lovers mixing around the Hill.

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San Francisco Parking Rules for Labor Day 2014

 Parking sign FCA


San Francisco Parking Rules for Labor Day 2014 are like our roads – hazardous for the inattentive.  Some parking rules are enforced, others are suspended. The rules only apply to Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014, NOT Labor Day Weekend. The rest of Labor Day weekend it is business as usual.

If you have a car and want to avoid a ticket this holiday be sure to check these San Francisco Parking Rules for Labor Day 2014.

Note: Northbound Interstate 280 from the U.S. 101/I-280 interchange to downtown San Francisco is closed from Thursday, August 28 at 2 p.m. until

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13 Events For A Fun Filled Labor Day Weekend

13 Events For A Fun Filled Labor Day Weekend

Yes Virginia, Summer 2014 is rapidly coming to a close. Kids are back in school, Karl the Fog is taking a well appreciated vacay, and we still have one more three-day weekend to look forward to – Labor Day.

With hordes of people fleeing the city for Burning Man, take advantage of the limited crowds and enjoy a last hurrah before closeting your white shoes and pants.

Here are 13 Events For A Fun Filled Labor Day Weekend in San Francisco and beyond. Enjoy festivals; live music from classical to hip hop; art fairs; ethnic eats; lit; drama; comedy; dogs; and more.

Most events have little or no admission costs.

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Kings Mountain Art Fair 2014

Kings Mountain At Fair

Fall is approaching and with it the end of the fair/festival season. But it’s not over yet.

The Kings Mountain Art Fair is a lot like the grand finale at the 4th of July fireworks extravaganza – one last magnificent burst of wow before it all fades away. Continue reading

San Francisco Zine Fest


San Francisco Zine Fest

Zine geek? Not even sure what a Zine is? Either way consider the upcoming FREE San Francisco Zine Fest a “must-do”. See first hand why this annual event (now in its 13th year) is so popular.

Mingle with DIY creators – writers, artists, cartoonists, crafters, illustrators, printmakers who are on site selling, trading, and sharing their work. Check out publications from indie small-press  houses and go-getter self publishers. Do a workshop, go to a talk.

Expect to be inspired by two exhibition halls teeming with creativity.

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The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs

The History of Rock 'n Roll in 10 Songs

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs??? Really? Curious? Totally.

In that case don’t miss what promises to be a fun (and FREE) evening with cultural critic, Rolling Stone columnist, and veteran musicologist Greil Marcus. He is discussing (flogging?) his new book, The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs.

Cyril Jordan of the Flamin’ Groovies’  (the band’s “Shake Some Action” kicks the book off) joins Marcus as he discusses (defends?) his choices as part of Pegasus Books’ First Person Singular reading series.  Continue reading

Celebrate Korea Day 2014 @ San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum

Koarea Day

Join San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum for Korea Day 2014 – a banquet of Korean culture.

The all day family friendly celebration includes free museum admission, tastings, hands-on art activities, talks, dance performances, and storytelling. Korea Day 2014 also includes special museum tours throughout the day highlighting different collections including the Gorgeous exhibit. 

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