San Francisco’s newest music festival debuts with great electronic music sets — and crowd safety concerns
The first-ever Portola Music Festival — the two-day concert series that was held this past weekend on Pier 80 — included outstanding performances from famous acts like Charli XCX and Flume, but the festival's high points were kicked down a notch due to long lines and dangerous crowd conditions.
Called “Seize the Time,” the Oakland Museum of California’s upcoming exhibit will be curated around the influence of Angela Davis and includes over 130 pieces organized into four sections, each one themed around a specific topic around her advocacy work.
The San Francisco SPCA currently has a good amount of adult dogs and cats up for adoption. In order to help them find their forever homes, the animal rescue is participating in the Clear the Shelters nationwide campaign, which aims to help older pets get adopted.
Debuting back in 2017, UNDSCRVD SF — the Filipino night market that comes to SoMa come fall — will return for its sixth season on October 22nd for what organizers are calling its “biggest season yet,” complete with more artists, food pop-ups, and DJs than ever before.
Coming off a two-year hiatus spurred by the pandemic, the San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF) at Minnesota Street Project will debut this Thursday, July 14, to the public — allowing local, national, and international publishers to exhibit their works to an estimated 50,000-plus visitors over four days.
After months of construction and planning, HAUM — the queer-owned, community-driven yoga studio, which opened its first location in the Mission District last year — debuted its new Haight-Ashbury studio this week, complete with a plethora of plants and fresh indoor murals.
The last Corgi Con held in San Francisco was in 2019, bringing with it hundreds of stubby dogs and thousands of humans eager to see corgis race one another, don cute costumes, and grab a picture with one (or several) of them. After a pandemic-spurred hiatus, Ocean Beach will again have many short tails wagging in the wind this weekend.
Fermentation Lab, the San Francisco gastropub that’s beloved for its pickled foods and occasional strong brews, will expand from its 6,000-square-foot mid-Market location and open another eatery in Japantown soon.
Less than a year after debuting its Mission District location, HAUM — the queer-owned, community-driven yoga studio currently at 2973 16th Street — is set to open its second studio inside the closed Yoga Tree Stanyan space (780 Stanyan Street).
Announced on Earth Day last week, SF Parks Alliance — San Francisco’s only citywide nonprofit dedicated to the municipality’s parks — relaunched its Heart Your Parks campaign that first debuted in 2020 to celebrate and show appreciation for SF’s 220 parks and open spaces.
Brickyard Cove became the newest public space inside the 1,833-acre McLaughlin Eastshore State Park over the weekend, adding a list of amenities — picnic tables, walking paths, bike racks, and more — to the area, as well as easier access to the SF Bay Trail.
To show gratitude for the store’s loyal customer base and support local writers, Bookshop West Portal is kicking off its weekend live-reading series Sunday, March 6, which will run until the end of the month.
Amusingly named Meta Park, a 2.2-acre new bit of green space at the end of Chilco Street in Menlo Park debuted this past weekend to the public, featuring a sloped grass lawn and access to the 350-mile-long San Francisco Bay Trail.
Van Cleef & Arpels — a centuries-old jewelry chain founded in Paris — and the luxury fashion company Chanel recently acquired new retail store locations in Union Square that are set to debut this year, each real estate investment existing as a sign that downtown SF is rebounding.
Perhaps best known for its packaged chips and salsas, Casa Sanchez became San Francisco’s 100th legacy business back in 2017 — and its longtime location at 2778 24th Street might soon be recognized as a City landmark.
For the first time since 2019, nearly 600 bird watchers will take to Bay Area parks, shorelines, and their backyards over the next two weeks for the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC).
What was once a SoMa pop-up restaurant in 2019, SF Chickenbox has since grown into a fully-fledged eatery with a permanent location at 464 Broadway. But without needed renovations, the North Beach business could go the way of the dodo bird.
Rose Pizzeria — the East Bay pizza joint that was initially expected to debut earlier this summer — will open Wednesday, December 1, at 1960 University Avenue in Berkeley with pizzas that focus on thin crusts made from “heritage grains” and topped by high-quality ingredients.
La Cocina will launch holiday market that spotlights minority-owned businesses at Tenderloin food hall
La Cocina, the beloved and award-winning kitchen incubator, is set to host its first in-person event since the pandemic began: a holiday pop-up at the Tenderloin's La Cocina Municipal Marketplace.