North Beach Week: Where To Watch SB50, Gary Kamiya Sports Talk, Maritime Museum Walk

North Beach Week: Where To Watch SB50, Gary Kamiya Sports Talk, Maritime Museum Walk
By Mike Pinzuti - Published on February 05, 2016.

Just one more weekend to push through, and we can get back to ignoring Broncos and Panthers in favor of Telegraph Hill parrots and coyotes. 

But if you're swept up in the excitement of Super Bowl 50 and want to watch it at a local watering hole, we've included a few locations below that plan on running specials throughout the day. Several bars we spoke with—especially our popular locals hangouts along Grant Avenue—expect to be slammed, so if you're heading out for the game, be sure to get there early and grab a seat before they're gone.

Another event you might like even if you're not a huge sports fan is a talk on "Sword Fights and Super Bowls: A History of Sports in San Francisco" at 9:30am Sunday at Grace Cathedral. Noted local author Gary Kamiya (Cool Gray City of Love) and Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral, will chat about the deeper meaning of sports and whether it's a sin to hate Seattle.

Kamiya, a journalist who's covered the NFL and the Olympics, has called himself "’as committed a fan as they come" in an article on "The Death of the San Francisco 49ers" for San Francisco Magazine in August of 2014. He has another piece in the mag this month on "Whose Super Bowl Is It, Anyway?

If you're really, truly, not into the whole hoopla, and just want to get away from it all, may we recommend a Healthy Parks, Healthy People Walk from 10am–noon Saturday at the Maritime Museum at Fisherman's Wharf. Learn about about its history as a bathhouse and more, and get in some light walking and stretching.

On to our editor's picks for your weekend. We hope it's super.

Friday, February 5th

Saturday, February 6th

Sunday, February 7th

The past week in our North Beach coverage:

With Super Bowl 50 Grant, Tel-Hi Constructs 'Happy' Neighborhood Play Space

SF Port Executive Director Monique Moyer Has Resigned [Updated]

Event Spotlight: Learn To Make Dumplings & Rice Balls For Lunar New Year

Event Spotlight: North Beach First Fridays Opens Doors To Local Art

Got an event you want the neighborhood to know about? To be included in our next North Beach weekly roundup, please submit it at this link by Tuesday evening. Discover more upcoming San Francisco events at hoodline.com/events.