What to See & Do
Election Night 2012 in San Francisco
A list of November 2012 election night parties in San Francisco, where you can have some fun while you watch the election returns.
Bay to Breakers: The Only-in-San-Francisco Race
Bay to Breakers, a century-old, only-in-San-Francisco spectacle, unleashes thousands of crazily costumed runners and walkers and a few elite athletes on the city every May. Here's a guide to the mobile party in 2013.
San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade
A profile of SF Pride 2011, San Francisco's celebration and parade of LGBT pride and power, the last weekend of June. Includes location information and a map.
Bay to Breakers for Non-Runners
A guide to Bay to Breakers, for non-runners.
SF Pride Related Events
Besides the popular and colorful SF Pride street festival and parade on the last weekend in June, San Francisco hosts many other LGBT-proud events and activities around the same time, including the annual Dyke March, LGBT film festival and giant pink triangle installation. Here's a guide to some of the best.
Celebrate Pi Day in San Francisco
There's no better place to spend Pi Day--3/14--than in San Francisco, where it originated. To celebrate the irrational, infinite number that begins as 3.1415, you can eat pie, try math puzzles, look for and learn about pi in the sky, and join other circular-themed activities.
Thanksgiving Travel & Traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area
If you're traveling from or in the San Francisco Bay Area during Thanksgiving, here's what to expect and how to reduce the hassles of your trip.
San Francisco Halloween - Shows, Parties & Events for Kids & Adults
Besides trick-or-treating, there are plenty of other things for kids and families to do for Halloween in San Francisco. Check this guide to 2012 Halloween parties, shows and events for kids of all ages.
San Francisco Holiday Lights
San Francisco holiday lights glow with warmth and cheer. Tourist spots and landmarks have lit-up Christmas trees, and every neighborhood has a few spectacular light displays.
How to Homestead in San Francisco
San Francisco is a homestead hotbed, with its composting law, obsession with local, organic, sustainable food and organizations devoted to the homestead movement. One such group, How-to Homestead, teaches you just that, by showing videos throughout San Francisco.
San Francisco's Columbarium - Final Resting Place Offers Great People Watching
For a twist on people watching, go to the San Francisco Columbarium. The historic building houses mementos, photos, and favorite knick-knacks of thousands of San Franciscans, along with their cremated remains.
Growing Moustaches in Movember
In November in San Francisco, increasing numbers of men grow moustaches to draw attention to men's health issues. You can support them by going to the fun Movember fundraising events.
China's Terracotta Warriors Up Close in San Francisco
An exhibit in San Francisco of China's famous terracotta warriors brings you within two feet of these life-size, individualistic figures made of dirt more than 2000 years ago. You'll never get so close to these treasures as you will at the Asian Art Museum's show, which runs through May 27, 2013.
China's Terracotta Warriors Exhibit - Related Events
Accompanying the Asian Art Museum's exhibition of China's famous terracotta warriors are several talks and films that examine the history, archaeology and mysteries related to the warriors and the man who commissioned them, China's first emperor.
Black History Month Events in San Francisco
Black History Month in February is observed in San Francisco with special exhibits, drama and music performances, a blood drive, discussions about everything from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Buffalo Soldiers to personal finance, and free-admission days at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
San Francisco August Events
August in the San Francisco Bay Area is a whirl of food festivals, outdoor concerts, street fairs and revelry.
Chinese Calligraphy & Character Revealed at Asian Art Museum
A fall 2012 exhibit of Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang's calligraphy collection demystifies Chinese writing.
San Francisco International Film Festival - Week Two
A guide to the second half of the 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival, particularly films that have roots in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chinglish Review – David Henry Hwang's Play on American-Chinese Miscommunication
For comic relief, go see "Chinglish," a rollicking play on American-Chinese miscommunication about everything from business to sex. The David Henry Hwang comedy is at the Berkeley Rep through October 2012.
New Year's Eve in San Francisco
A guide to spending New Year's Eve 2013 in San Francisco, including parties, performances, concerts and other entertainment, and even a few kid-friendly events.
"Moby-Dick" by San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Opera's "Moby-Dick" production is both powerful and accessible to those who haven't conquered the Herman Melville classic and those who are lukewarm about opera.
Hispanic Heritage Month in San Francisco
A guide to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in San Francisco (Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2012), including special exhibits, films and lectures.
San Francisco Restaurants & Chefs Serve Endless Food and Wine
Nosh and sip and meet San Francisco's top chefs, restaurateurs and winemakers at the SF Chefs food extravaganza at Union Square.
Women, Rights & Suffrage - Centennial of Suffrage for Women in California
Events to mark the 100th anniversary of California women's suffrage.
Women's Rights in California - Centennial of Suffrage
In a close election in 1911, California's men voted to give the franchise to women. San Francisco and other parts of the state are celebrating the centennial of women's suffrage.
San Francisco June Events Calendar
June in San Francisco is full of festivals and street fairs celebrating everything from music genres and North Beach to the end of slavery and LGBT pride. Check this June events guide, mark your calendar and get out of the house.
San Francisco April Events Calendar – Festivals and Other Things to Do & See...
April 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Area is a whirlwind of activity. Check this events calendar for film and arts festivals, street fairs and more.
San Francisco Events in September
A guide to September 2012 fairs, festivals, arts and cultural performances and cool fundraising events in San Francisco and the Bay Area, including San Francisco Opera in the Park, dragon boat races, Lady Antebellum's benefit concert for UCSF Children’s Hospital and the Folsom Street Fair.
Memorial Day in San Francisco
A guide to Memorial Day weekend activities in San Francisco. There are ceremonies to honor Americans who died in military service, which is Memorial Day's original purpose, as well as fun festivities including SF Carnaval.
Easter in San Francisco
A guide to Easter activities in San Francisco in 2013, including egg hunts, Easter Bunny photo opportunities, egg decorating and parades.
March Events in San Francisco - Festivals & Things to Do in San Francisco in...
Your guide to special events and annual festivals in March in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
January Events in San Francisco
The holidays are over, but San Francisco in January 2013 still has many opportunities to eat, drink, dress up and be merry.
San Francisco July Events
A guide to San Francisco street fairs, entertainment and other fun annual events in July.
San Francisco July 4 Events
Fireworks are the splashiest part of San Francisco's July 4th celebration, but there are plenty of activities to entertain you before dark, too. Or check out the parades, picnics, festivals and fireworks presented in many other Bay Area cities.
Chinese New Year Festivities in San Francisco & the Bay Area
Chinese New Year celebrations in the San Francisco Bay Area stretch over a few weeks and are centered in SF's Chinatown. The highlight, on February 23, 2013, is the night-time, illuminated Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade, with floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, firecrackers and a 270-foot-long golden dragon.
Free Summer Movies in San Francisco
A guide to free summer movie series in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Most of the movie screenings are outdoors, and the films range from Hitchcock classics to indies by local filmmakers to kiddie fare.
Dec. 25 in San Francisco - Events and Activities on Christmas Day
The shoppers have retreated and most buildings and offices are closed, but you don't have to be home alone with Chinese take-out on Dec. 25. San Francisco on Christmas Day offers several events and activities suitable for all ages.
Asian Heritage Month in San Francisco
During May, Asian Heritage Month, a street fair, concerts, awards ceremonies and other events in San Francisco and the Bay Area showcase Asian- and Pacific-American peoples and cultures.
Free Christmas and Holiday Activities and Events in San Francisco
A guide to free events and activities around Christmas and the holidays in San Francisco, including concerts and arts and crafts sessions.
Valentine's Day in San Francisco
A guide to 2013 Valentine's Day events in San Francisco for those in love and those not--including shows, comedy, parties, a mass pillow fight and other things to do on and around February 14.
Holiday Events and Activities in San Francisco - Things to Do from...
San Francisco revs up for the holidays with ceremonies, performances and special events galore, ranging from traditional and formal to off-beat and casual. Here's your guide to the best seasonal offerings.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day in San Francisco
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday in 2013 is observed on January 21 in the San Francisco Bay Area with concerts, ceremonies, film screenings, roll-up-your-sleeves work and other activities. Some also feature live broadcasts of President Barack Obama's inauguration that morning.
SF Asian Art Museum Showcases Bali Art and Culture
The first in-depth exhibit in the U.S. of Bali art is at the SF Asian Art Museum. The Bali exhibit shows how a blend of art, ceremony, performance and ritual is integrated into everyday life in Bali.
Nights at San Francisco Museums
Nearly all of the San Francisco Bay Area's major museums host special museum nights of added programs, activities, and entertainment, which is included with museum admission.
9/11 Memorial Events in the San Francisco Bay Area
A list of San Francisco Bay Area memorial events that mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy.
Nutcracker, Christmas Carol and Other Holiday Shows in San Francisco
‘Tis the season of Nutcracker, Messiah, Christmas music and holiday shows and entertainment in the San Francisco Bay Area. For performing arts groups of all sizes, it’s the busiest time of year. So we get to enjoy a holiday smorgasbord, including traditional favorites like A Christmas Carol and many versions of the Nutcracker ballet. A...
Free Summer Festivals, Events & Entertainment in San Francisco
Get your fill of all of the free things to do in San Francisco during the summer. Free dance lessons, concert series, Shakespeare in the Park and other theater productions, kids' entertainment and everything from ballet to circus shows are held outdoors in parks and public squares.
Balenciaga & Spain exhibit at the de Young
"Balenciaga and Spain," the de Young's exhibit about the legendary Spanish couturier, shows that he was always inventing and drawing inspiration from his native country.
San Francisco Makes Jazz History
San Francisco has the country's first free-standing building dedicated to jazz performance and teaching. The SFJAZZ Center also means that SFJAZZ, a nonprofit that has presented jazz in rented Bay Area venues for 30 years, finally has a permanent home of its own.
Volunteer and Contribute in San Francisco - Volunteering at Charity and Non...
The holidays are the season of charity and volunteering. But San Francisco charity and non profit organizations need more than Thanksgiving and Christmas meal volunteers. They rely on individuals, corporate staffs, schools and other entities to volunteer year-round and serve meals, tutor, garden, play soccer and do myriad other things. Look...
Burning Man 2012 - How to Get Tickets
Burning Man 2012 has essentially sold out as of late February. If you can't live without the pilgrimage to the Nevada desert, here are ways you might score a ticket.
San Francisco's Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers, an only-in-SF spectacle, turns 101 in 2012--with a higher registration fee that does not include a T-shirt.
Free Museums, Free Museum Days & Free Museum Admission in San Francisco
Find out how to visit nearly all San Francisco museums for free. This comprehensive guide covers the free admission offers at Bay Area museums--including museums that are always free, that are free on designated days, and that have other deals for free admission.
America's Cup in San Francisco - Catch World Series Sailing
Eleven crews representing 8 countries battle San Francisco Bay's infamous winds and currents as the 2012-13 America's Cup World Series (ACWS) launches in San Francisco in August 2012. Catch the action at Marina Green.
San Francisco Street Food Festival
Take your palate and stomach on a world tour at the San Francisco Street Food Festival in August. San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, and talented, no-name cooks and caterers converge to serve their signature dishes, including bites from far-flung countries.
SF Chefs Food Festival Serves Sublime and Surprising Desserts
Top San Francisco chefs create surprising, innovative desserts for the annual SF Chefs food festival's Sugar & Spice party. The party is a must for anyone who loves desserts.
Burning Man Photos
Stunning photographs of Burning Man, the annual festival in the Nevada desert that celebrates self-expression, community, art and giving.
What to Do for Halloween - San Francisco Adult Halloween Horror, Events,...
Where to find Halloween horror, parties and other 2012 Halloween events for adults in San Francisco.
Ice Skating in San Francisco
When it's winter and the holidays, San Franciscans' thoughts turn to ice, and ice skating. Luckily we have rinks right here to glide on, including a couple that pop up in the city center just for the holidays.
Food Truck Dinners at W San Francisco Hotel
A monthly collaboration between the W San Francisco hotel and local food trucks is producing grilled hamachi with picked cucumbers and Green Goddess dressing, heirloom squash tajine, bacon donut holes and other creative dishes for Bay Area foodies.
San Francisco Ballet's Full-Spectrum Season
San Francisco Ballet's 2012 season showcases the company's verve and mastery of a full spectrum of dance styles. Included are the heart-wrenching Onegin, an all-Balanchine program, and four world premieres.
San Francisco Botanical Garden Wildflowers in Full Bloom
From mid-April until mid-May, the wildflower meadow at the San Francisco Botanical Garden is bursting with color, and there are special tours of the California native plants garden.
CAAMFest Brings Food, Music to San Francisco Asian American Film Fest
The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, newly renamed CAAMFest, features Asian food tastings, performances by Asian and Asian American musicians and other off-screen events during its second half, from March 20-24, 2013.
Lights Turn San Francisco's Bay Bridge into World's Largest Light Sculpture
San Francisco's workhorse Bay Bridge, long overshadowed by the showier Golden Gate Bridge, is now the world's largest light sculpture, thanks to 25,000 LED lights.
Dave Holland, Regina Carter, Fado & Poetry in Jazz Center's Programs
Dave Holland, Regina Carter, Portuguese fado singers & poetry are among the plentiful and varied offerings during the first season of San Francisco's new jazz institution. The SFJAZZ Center also hosts classes and family programs.
Central Market Arts Festival Showcases the Arts
Catch theater, dance, concerts and arts performances along mid-Market as part of the Central Market Arts Festival, from late September until late October 2012.
San Francisco Reads About Utopia After 1906 Earthquake
The San Francisco Public Library hosts talks, films and other events related to Rebecca Solnit's "A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster." The book, about the altruism and community that developed after the 1906 earthquake and other calamities, is the selection for the 2012 One City One Book program.
World Hoop Day in San Francisco
World Hoop Day, December 12, 2012, is celebrated in the San Francisco Bay Area by several hula hooping performances and sessions that are free and open to the public.
October Street Events in San Francisco
The extended Indian summer has made late October 2012 a prime time for street activities in San Francisco, such as the Dew Tour tournament of street sports and the annual San Francisco Trolley Dances.
Father's Day in San Francisco
Show your appreciation for the fathers in your life by treating them to a special Father's Day activity, event or meal in San Francisco.
Turkey Trot Time in San Francisco
Prepare for Thanksgiving with a turkey trot in the San Francisco area. You can walk or run a 5K or 10K course, dress up as a turkey (or not), and often help a good cause, too.
San Francisco Ballet - Grand Mixed Bills in March 2012
San Francisco Ballet offers two programs simultaneously in late March 2012 which mix classical and contemporary choreography, showcase the company’s breadth, include world premieres and transport audiences to medieval Hungary, an American metropolis, an abstract world, imperial Japan and strange places.
November is for San Francisco Movie Buffs
November is film festival harvest month in the SF Bay Area, with so many film festivals that you could spend practically the entire month sitting in San Francisco movie theaters. There is a movie (or entire festival) for everyone, including, in 2011, the new BowWow Film Festival and the Napa Valley Film Festival.
Father's Day in San Francisco - Special Events, Activities, Meals
For Father's Day, San Francisco has special concerts, activities, events and meals so that you can show your appreciation for the dads in your life.
Cirque du Soleil Dazzles San Jose
Cirque du Soleil's latest big top tent show, Totem, has a disjointed storyline but the incredible human performances that are the circus' signature. The production is in San Jose in March 2012.
Food Festival - Food Truck & San Francisco Restaurant Food in One Big Feast
The San Francisco Street Food Festival assembles top San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, and talented, no-name cooks and bakers to serve their specialty dishes in the Mission. You get to judge how the barebones food carts stack up against the white-tablecloth restaurants.
San Francisco Ballet's 2013 Season - Cinderella, Nijinsky, World Premieres
San Francisco Ballet's 2013 season, from January to May, features story ballets about Cinderella and dance legend Nijinsky, world premieres and collaboration with European ballet companies.
SF International Film Festival – Films from 50 Countries in SF Film Festival
The SF International Film Festival screens more than 190 films from nearly 50 countries and offers talks, workshops and classes by leading filmmakers, awards ceremonies and lots of parties--all in two weeks.
Art in San Francisco - San Francisco Artists Open Their Studios
SF Open Studios offers the rare opportunity for the public to meet San Francisco artists in their studios, talk to them, and buy art directly from them. Each weekend of October focuses on the studios in different parts of San Francisco.
Free Things to Do in San Francisco - August
The last weekend in August 2011 is crammed with free concerts, festivals, entertainment and other free things to do.
Black History Month in February is observed with film screenings, dance and music performances, lectures, exhibitions and sing-a-longs. Here are some of the activities and events in San Francisco and the Bay Area inspired by black history.
Free Summer Movies End in September
The many free summer outdoor movies series in and around San Francisco end in September, when the weather cools down. If you haven't taken advantage of them yet, you should--before they go into hibernation until next summer.
Help Japan – San Francisco Efforts to Help Japan Relief
Help Japan – San Francisco Efforts to Help Japan Relief
Civic Center, Tenderloin, San Francisco Library Area Go Car-Free
The last Sunday Streets date of Summer 2011, which allows you to walk, skate and bike San Francisco, bars cars from Civic Center and the Tenderloin. The San Francisco Library, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and local organizations and musicians are supplying activities and fun all afternoon.
San Francisco Restaurants Serve Food Festival of Endless Wine and Food Tasting
Top San Francisco restaurants present wine and food tastings, classes and demonstrations to the public during the annual SF Chefs food festival.
San Francisco Asian Film Festival
The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival brings more than 100 films and videos from around the globe to the SF Bay Area, including documentaries, dramas, shorts and an interactive web series portraying dancing prisoners in the Philippines. The festival in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose is March 8-18, 2012.
Japanese Buddhist Temples in Bay Area Observe Obon
Find one-stop fun, food, games, shopping and dancing at a Japanese Buddhist temple in the SF Bay Area during the summer. That's Obon season, when temple members honor their ancestors with celebrations that include traditional dancing, bazaars, arts and crafts and home-cooked Japanese dishes.
What You Need to Know About Burning Man
In the run up to Burning Man 2011, events in San Francisco offer last-minute tips to burners and examine the huge phenomenon and culture of Burning Man.
Conceptual Artist Song Dong’s Waste Not – Waste Not by Conceptual Artist Song...
Conceptual artist Song Dong's solo exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts features a sprawling installation of his mother's junk.
San Francisco Christmas Tree & Holiday Lights Turn On
Christmas tree lighting and holiday light displays begin to switch on in San Francisco before Thanksgiving. Here are some of the nicest tree lighting and illumination ceremonies around town.
San Francisco Summer Reading Program - SF Public Library Rewards Reading
Prizes, anyone? A kite, a hula hoop, or a Kindle? To be a winner in the eyes of the SF Public Library, all you have to do this summer is read.
Bay to Breakers - Trivia, Facts and Stats
A number-cruncher's concise guide to Bay to Breakers, San Francisco's century-old, running free-for-all, including course records, statistics and other facts.
Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibit at SF MOMA
SF MOMA's retrospective of Henri Cartier-Bresson is a stunning, not-to-be missed show.
Bay to Breakers History
A chronology of the milestone years in Bay to Breakers' 100-year history, including when it became the world's largest footrace and when women were first officially allowed to run.
Dragon Boat Festival in San Francisco
The San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival is Sept 15 & 16, 2012. Thousands of paddlers from as far away as the Netherlands will be racing dragon boats off of Treasure Island.
Labor Day in San Francisco
Labor Day weekend activities and special events in San Francisco.
Street Performers of San Francisco
San Francisco streets and subway stations are home to all sorts of entertainers.
Fleet Week – Blue Angels Dazzle San Francisco
Fleet Week is essentially a display of military muscle, but even liberal, anti-war San Francisco looks forward to the astounding air stunts of the Blue Angels.
October Events in San Francisco
On the October events calendar in San Francisco are such annual favorites as Fleet Week, Litquake, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the Castro Street Fair and the Treasure Island Music Festival.
At the Exploratorium – Scott Weaver’s Amazing Toothpick Art
With just toothpicks and glue--and 3,000 spare hours over 34 years--Scott Weaver has created a ping-pong-ball labyrinth that's also a sculpture of San Francisco's skyline and icons. See how it works at the Exploratorium.
Top Sailors Racing in America's Cup Series in San Francisco
Many of the world's best sailors are in San Francisco for the America's Cup World Series races October 2-7, 2012. Teams representing eight countries are sailing 45-foot-long catamarans.
San Francisco Events Calendar - February Activities in San Francisco
February 2013 is a flurry of activity--and that's not even counting Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and Black History Month events. Music, indie films, art, Purim, and fun and clever fundraisers will fuel you all month.
San Francisco Chinatown's Moon Festival
San Francisco Chinatown celebrates Moon Festival (or Mid-Autumn Festival) with a street fair, moon cake and lion dance and martial arts performances on Sept 22-23, 2012. Of the Chinese holidays, the Moon Festival is important, and second only to Chinese New Year.
San Francisco May Events Calendar
San Francisco in May is packed with festivals, street fairs and activities, including Cinco de Mayo, Carnaval and the zany mobile costume party known as Bay to Breakers.
Real Americans--Conservative, Complex, Disillusioned--At San Francisco Theater
"The Real Americans" ventures outside our San Francisco Bay Area bubble to the red states, to meet what Sarah Palin termed "real Americans." Dan Hoyle's one-man show, at the Marsh Berkeley through April 6, 2013, relives his encounters with segregationists, creationists, birthers, fundamentalists, and other conservatives who are feisty, sympathetic, angry, generous and resilient.
San Francisco December Events
December 2012 in San Francisco offers comedy, literary events, celebrations of the end of the Mayan calendar (slated for Dec. 21) and fundraisers for good causes, among other events--so you can get a break from Santa and Christmas.
Earth Day in San Francisco
A guide to Earth Day events in San Francisco and the Bay Area, including volunteer clean-up projects, eco fashion shows, science talks, exhibits and Earth-themed fun for kids.
San Francisco International Film Festival
The 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival packs 160 films into two weeks. Here are some of the highlights.
November Events in San Francisco
A calendar of San Francisco festivals, fundraisers, shows and special events in November 2012.
SFMade Week: Find Local Companies & Made-in-SF Products
Take a behind-the-scenes tour and make your own tea or vibrator during SFMade Week in May, which focuses on San Francisco manufacturers.
San Francisco Bay Area Athletes at the 2012 Olympics
Find out which athletes at the 2012 London Olympics have ties to San Francisco or the Bay Area.
Mother's Day in San Francisco
Events and ideas for celebrating Mother's Day in San Francisco, including brunches, concerts, performances, cruises and comedy.
Mother's Day in San Francisco
For Mother's Day, the San Francisco Bay Area has many options for spending time with the mothers in your life, including brunches, concerts and performances, cruises, comedy and dinners.
Nature, Art, Wildlife - Presidio Walk Blends Designer Homes and Animal Habitats
Go on a hike in the Presidio to take in the greenery, fresh air and open space--and see homes made by designers and artists for gray foxes, bats, birds and other Presidio wildlife.
San Francisco New Year's Eve 2010 Events
If you're in San Francisco New Year's Eve, you'll find a wealth of entertainment and celebration options, some of them moderately priced. Before you plunge into the parties, though, discard the negatives of 2009 at the Asian Art Museum's annual bell ringing ceremony.
St. Patrick's Day in San Francisco
A guide to St. Patrick's Day and Irish-themed activities in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013. The highlight is the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in SF, but there are also block parties, pub crawls, Irish music concerts and literary events in the city and a two-day celebration in Dublin, CA.
Nijinsky by Hamburg Ballet - Brilliant Portrayal of a Ballet Legend
The Hamburg Ballet's Nijinsky is a brilliant and compelling tale of the dancer's complex and celebrated life, ballet career and inner torments.
Mythbusters & Space Travel at San Francisco Library
The SF Library One City One Book program brings Mythbusters host Adam Savage to chat with author Mary Roach about space experimentation and research
Bay to Breakers 2011
Bay to Breakers, an only-in-SF spectacle, turns 100 in 2011, with new restrictions on runners and onlookers. Without floats, wheeled devices, beer and unregistered joggers, will the race's birthday be a party?
Thanksgiving in San Francisco
Thanksgiving meals at restaurants, volunteering, walks and runs, performances and tree-lighting ceremonies are among the things to do and see in San Francisco on Thursday and Thanksgiving weekend.
Bay to Breakers Parties
Bay to Breakers is not just a San Francisco race--it's a phenomenon of parties and celebrations before and after the run.
Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebrations
Events and activities honoring the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary are scheduled throughout 2012 in the Bay Area. They include contests, films, concerts, exhibits, lectures and more.
Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75
The Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937. Its birthday party exactly 75 years later features entertainment, history, art, music and fireworks along the San Francisco waterfront.
Memorial Day Ceremonies in San Francisco
For most people it’s a day of sales or an extra day off from work, but Memorial Day was established to commemorate Americans who died while serving in the military. If you want to mark Memorial Day as it was originally intended to be, there are free, solemn ceremonies at the Presidio and a couple of other military memorial sites in San Francisco.
San Francisco Ballet's "The Little Mermaid"
San Francisco Ballet's "The Little Mermaid" is a visual and psychological tour de force. Ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan is a fluid mermaid whose heart-wrenching journey has audience members on the edge of their seats.
Memorial Day Weekend in San Francisco
Memorial Day Weekend is widely considered the unofficial start of summer, and in San Francisco it's also the unofficial start of the busy summer festival season.
San Francisco Asian Film Festival - 2011 Asian Film Festival Comes to San...
More than 100 films from around the world are showing in the Bay Area in March, as North America's biggest Asian American and Asian film festival makes its annual appearance.
December Events in San Francisco
Sure, December in San Francisco is cold, but this is no time to hibernate. Check out the many things to do in town this month.
Free Christmas and Holiday Events in the San Francisco Bay Area
Celebrating the holidays in the San Francisco Bay Area can be done on the cheap--and even for free. Concerts, Christmas parades, tree lightings, holiday shows, arts and crafts activities for kids, and elaborately decorated streets and hotel lobbies are among the free offerings.
Halloween in San Francisco - San Francisco Halloween Events and Activities
Find Halloween parties, shows, costume parades, tours and other special events in San Francisco for children and adults.
Pre-Halloween in San Francisco - Activities and Events Before Oct. 31
Find Halloween-themed parties and other excuses to wear Halloween costumes in San Francisco before October 31.
Landmarks and destinations well-known and lesser-known.
Other Online Calendars of Events
Online listings of SF events, for everyone from art lovers to politicos.
Holidays, Celebrations, Special Festivities
Annual holidays and only-in-SF celebrations.
San Francisco Tours
Guides have scouted out what to see; all you need to do is follow.
San Francisco Film Festivals – November Film Festivals in San Francisco
San Francisco hosts several film festivals in November, featuring independent and foreign movies, filmmakers from all over the world and a wide range of genres.