Quantcast

North Beach Week: Chinatown Music Festival, Moby Dick By The Bay, Ghost Ship Graveyard, More

By Mike Pinzuti - Published on August 11, 2016.

There's plenty of music and entertainment options in the days ahead to help get you through the dog days of the San Francisco "summer."

Tonight is the final Floating Films of the summer at the Hyde Street Pier (2905 Hyde St.), and they're ending on a high note with John Huston's 1956 film Moby Dick. Open seating kicks off at 6:30pm, and tickets can be purchased online. If you're lucky, maybe a few marine friends will pop by to sneak a peek too.

On Saturday, the annual Chinatown Music Festival returns to Portsmouth Square (Kearny and Washington) from 11am to 5pm. The festival will feature “Building Our Town,” a series of arts initiatives to help build community throughout Chinatown and San Francisco. This year's festival also includes a first-ever interactive design exhibition that allows visitors to interact with both video games and digital drawings. Best part of all: it's free. Call 415-986-1822 or visit www.c-c-c.org for more information.

Around the area this week, SF Gate has the behind the scenes story on how Lombard's crooked section came to be, and the SFist broke down the story of a cab ride gone wrong last weekend on Broadway. Also, the Big Think featured a handy historical map of all the Gold Rush-era ship wrecks you're probably walking over as you navigate our modern-day Embarcadero, Financial District and North Beach areas. 

Now, on to our editor's picks for the days ahead. For a full list of what's going on around town this weekend and beyond, don't forget to check our 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.

Thursday, August 11th


Friday, August 12th



Saturday, August 13th




Sunday, August 14th


Tuesday, August 16th

This Week In North Beach News

Jan 22, 2021
San Francisco Twin Peaks

SFMTA proposes reopening most of Twin Peaks to vehicle access

SFMTA staff are recommending reopening more than half of Twin Peaks to cars, despite broad public embracement of the park for non-vehicle recreation. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

$1.9 Million Chinatown relief measure passes Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a relief measure that would pay ailing Chinatown restaurants nearly $2 million to serve up meals for their neighbors in need. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

The Tenderloin used to have a bar where a woman was convalescing in a bed behind a curtain in back

An autobiographical essay titled "The Hard Crowd" by novelist Rachel Kushner, published in last week's New Yorker, offers some vivid snapshots of several long-gone Tenderloin bars, including one with a convalescing person in a bed in back. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Milk Club holds MLK Day tribute at Castro's 'Hibernia Beach' honoring community leaders

Yesterday the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club (Milk Club) held a Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute at Castro's Bank of America (501 Castro St.), commonly referred to as 'Hibernia Beach,' honoring the civil rights icon and the passing of recent community members. Read More