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Oct 26, 2020
San Francisco Mission

Mission's Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery to reopen Thursday with 'new intentions' and varied vinyl collection

Among an increasingly long list of imminent reopenings, the Mission District’s beloved cultural space and bookstore, Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery, is set to open its doors Thursday, October 29 — with a curated vinyl collection and “new intentions” for the independent bookstore. Read More

Oct 26, 2020
San Francisco SoMa Union Square

Westfield Centre’s cineplex Century Theatre set to reopen Friday

One San Francisco cineplex will reopen this weekend for the true movie theater experience, but with no concessions, small crowds, and of course masks required. Read More

Oct 16, 2020
San Francisco Excelsior Visitacion Valley

Pink Martini, Major Lazer bring back live concerts at Burlingame drive-in

We haven’t seen live concerts from big-name national acts in 7 months — but they’re coming back next week, at Burlingame’s Bayshore Drive-In. Read More

Oct 15, 2020
San Francisco Parkside

[Update] Endangered lemur from SF Zoo found safe in Daly City

Maki, a 21-year-old ring-tailed lemur, was apparently abducted from the San Francisco Zoo earlier this week, and the zoo is offering a reward for his safe return. Read More

Oct 14, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown

New Chinatown photo book explores neighborhood’s journey ‘from shame to celebration’

America’s oldest Chinatown shares secret sights never before seen publicly in the just-released coffee table book and deep-dive community profile ‘San Francisco’s Chinatown.’ Read More

Sep 29, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Cal Academy of Science set reopening dates for October

The two museums round out the array of Golden Gate Park institutions finally reopened with special COVID-19 safety accommodations. Read More

Sep 29, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight

Four new murals by Bay Area youth debut in Lower Haight

This weekend saw the installation of a series of new murals around the Haight and Fillmore intersection. Read More

Sep 18, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

Alemany market to transform into free, pop-up drive-in

A celebration of local filmmakers and artists, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema has shifted to a drive-in format for its 17th season. Read More

Sep 15, 2020
San Francisco SoMa

Folsom Street Fair's celebration of 'sexual liberation' to move online

With September's planned event a no-go, organizers are shifting to a digital offering that promotes musicians, vendors and SoMa nightlife. Read More

Sep 15, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, California Academy of Sciences gear up to reopen

Three of the city's most prominent museums are readying to reopen, with one returning next week. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco Civic Center Tenderloin

Tenderloin's 'pothole artist' embarks on most ambitious project yet

After years of covertly filling Tenderloin sidewalk crevices with resin and found objects, Rik Lee Leipold has received funding to install more long-lasting work in the neighborhood's streets. Read More

Aug 24, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Jeremy Fish to move into Haight's historic Doolan-Larson home as inaugural artist-in-residence

Fish plans to interview dozens of veterans of the '60s and '70s counterculture, creating an archive for future artists-in-residence. Read More

Aug 17, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Drag in the age of social distancing: Red Vic debuts 'fish bowl' window shows

The Red Vic's front window is now hosting drag shows — and raising money to turn the space into housing for trans people of color. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco Portola

3 new murals set to bring color to San Bruno Avenue

The first of the three Portola murals — painted by the artist behind the "Black Lives Matter" rock on Bernal Hill — is already up. Read More

Aug 10, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown North Beach

Remembering Ruth Weiss, North Beach poet and provocateur

Weiss, who passed away on July 31, was dubbed the "goddess of the Beat Generation" by Herb Caen. Read More

Jul 27, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to go virtual, give $1.5M in grants to local musicians

It's official: the 20th edition of Hardly Strictly will be moving to the digital sphere. Read More

Jul 20, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

'The slime is art now': Mysterious green substance covers street at Page & Shrader

Several tipsters have been curious about a slick of "green slime" that's been on the ground at Page and Shrader streets for months. Read More

Jul 08, 2020
San Francisco Upper Haight

Haight-Ashbury historian intervenes to save sidewalk that saw it all

"It came to my awareness that it's a little bit like the Berlin Wall," said historian Nancy Gille of her work to preserve the iconic corner's sidewalk. Read More

Jul 06, 2020
San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point

Artist Rico Solinas paints the Bayview District, one building at a time

Salinas has turned shelter-in-place into an art project, painting more than 50 Bayview landmarks from his sidewalk perch. Read More

Jun 29, 2020
San Francisco Bernal Heights

'Artists-in-place': Bernal Heights neighbors transform homes into outdoor gallery walk

Over 100 artists participated in Bernal Heights’ outdoor art “walk-by,” allowing neighbors to view their creations at a safe distance. Read More

Jun 24, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands officially cancels 2020 festival; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass still holding out hope

To keep interest alive, Outside Lands has already announced its 2021 lineup, with tickets on sale starting tomorrow. Read More

Jun 22, 2020
San Francisco

Protesters tear down 3 statues in Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse

The city has already removed a Christopher Columbus statue at Coit Tower. Over the weekend, protesters took down three more. Read More

Jun 19, 2020
San Francisco

Amid crisis, San Francisco poet laureate curates daily inspiration

"What I’m curating features an eclectic cross section of the community," said Kim Shuck, the city's seventh poet laureate. Read More

Jun 18, 2020
San Francisco

San Francisco Public Library eyes return of some branches this summer

The phased reopening plan may also include a first for the library system: curbside pickup. Read More