North Beach Week: Beer Festival, Chinatown Night Out, A Taste Of Tel-Hi, More

Photo: Patrick O'Brien/Flickr

By Mike Pinzuti - Published on May 19, 2016.

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.

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.

Here are our editor's picks for the days ahead. 

Thursday, May 19th

Friday, May 20th

Saturday, May 21st

Sunday, May 22nd

This Week In North Beach News

About 8 hours ago
San Francisco Chinatown

Long-delayed Empress of China reboot Empress by Boon to open June 18

More than six years after we lost the kitschy favorite Empress of China, the opening of its potential Michelin star contender Empress by Boon now looks to be just a month away. Read More

About 9 hours ago
San Francisco NoPa

11-year-old Bistro Central Parc in NoPa to be revived under new owner

Bistro Central Parc, the popular French bistro at 560 Central Avenue in the NoPa neighborhood that closed in December 2019, will be reopening under new ownership but under the same name in June. Read More

May 06, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Mid-Market

Market Street’s upscale Zuni Cafe is eliminating tips altogether

When the James Beard Award-winning Zuni Cafe reopens for indoor dining, they’ll be closing the gap between front-of the-house and back-of-the-house wages by eliminating tips and adding a 20% service fee. Read More

May 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Mission

Mission Bay coffee truck Spro Coffee expanding to the Castro this summer

Castro residents will soon have another cafe option in the neighborhood. Mission Bay-based mobile cafe Spro Coffee Lab will be opening its second location at 500 Church St., formerly Mauerpark. Read More