Besides the typical music, eats and arts in North Beach this weekend, you also have the chance to "drink (responsibly) for a better tomorrow."
For the past 32 years, the San Francisco International Beer Festival (SFIBF) has raised money for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School (555 Chestnut St.). This festival alone covers 90 percent of the preschool’s operating expenses, allowing tuition to remain affordable in a city that's anything but. So spend your Saturday night at Fort Mason and enjoy hundreds of craft beers and eats from around the Bay Area. Tickets are available online.
Want to get a different view of Chinatown? Starting on Thursday, the Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is partnering with five other spaces for Chinatown Night Out, which highlights the murals and galleries of the community. This is the second year for the event, which attracted about 1,000 participants last spring. Check their website for all the gallery specifics.
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Elsewhere in the news, Broke-Ass Stuart has a fun look at why North Beach is such a great place to call home. Scholars & Rogues came across a group of nuns eating at Original Joe's (601 Union St.). Facebook's North Beach News found a cool read showing old photos of North Beach, including a rather barren Telegraph Hill. And in case you missed it, Hoodline ran an interesting piece on the 1960s-1970s boom times for North Beach's worst-kept secret: topless dancing.
For a full list of what's going on around town this weekend and beyond, don't forget to check out hoodline.com/events. If you see a local event missing and want to get in on the fun, submit it for free for the chance to see it featured in our next events roundup.
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