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San Francisco Embarcadero Financial District

‘Nash Bridges’ reboot movie shoot electrifying the Financial District

The old combination of Don Johnson and Cheech Marin is bringing new life to downtown San Francisco, in the form of gunshots and exploding cars for the “Nash Bridges” made-for-TV movie. Read More

May 13, 2021
San Francisco Mission Outer Richmond

The Mission's Roxie Theater reopens May 21 with 'Cinema Paradiso'; Balboa reopens with Godzilla fest

At long last, the Mission District's beloved indie movie house, The Roxie Theater (3117 16th St.), has a reopening date and a reopening movie: 'Cinema Paradiso' (1988). Read More

Jan 25, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Castro Theatre's massive new hybrid organ may get installed in time for cinemas to reopen

The new hybrid digital/pipe organ that has been in the works for the grand Castro Theatre for about six years is finally about to become a reality, and depending on how long it takes to ship from Pennsylvania and how long it takes for movie theaters to safely reopen in San Francisco, it may arrive just time for the Castro's next public screenings. Read More

Nov 03, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

Legendary porn palace the O'Farrell Theatre closes after 51 years

The Tenderloin's infamous O'Farrell Theatre closed last month without fanfare, and whether you believe in the freedom of speech when it comes to pornography and adult performers or not, you should know that this place was one of a few in San Francisco that started it all. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco Castro

Remembering the once glorious Castro Halloween

The whole city was vibrant and damn near magical for weeks before the big night as visitors poured into town just to take their place in one of the greatest costume parties on earth. It was Halloween in the Castro, and it is now the stuff of legends. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Illuminated LED 'forest' coming this winter to Golden Gate Park's Peacock Meadow

Beginning Dec. 1, Peacock Meadow will be illuminated by 2,000 LEDs that will be entwined within and surrounding three sculptural trees. “Entwined,” as it’s called, is an installation by Bay Area artist Charles Gadeken, and it is part of a small series of activities to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park during the pandemic. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Corona Heights Upper Haight

Ghouls, clowns, and a grave for "Kellyanne Conwoman": visiting a Corona Heights Halloween landmark

Wade Joffrion and Greg Price's Corona Heights "storybook house," the 1917 brick-clad cottage at 45 Upper Terrace, is regularly the most-decorated house in the neighborhood and a seasonal highlight for passersby at Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween — and this year's display is worth a detour. Read More

Sep 21, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Tuesday, September 22

Learn about nature photography, experience one artist's interpretation of the pandemic in a studio tour, or listen in on an author talk. Read More

Sep 21, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Monday, September 21

Learn how to write a good resume, join a belly dance class or tune in to an open mic night. Read More

Sep 17, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Friday, September 18

Join a vinyasa class, experience the Autumn Moon Festival or listen in on a session with a legendary jazz musician. Read More

Sep 15, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Wednesday, September 16

Celebrate Emperor Norton, learn about a San Francisco disco legend, or get an update on COVID-19 on the six-month anniversary of San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order. Read More

Sep 14, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Tuesday, September 15

Join a ballet class, learn about classical rabbinic texts or discover the plants and animals of Cape Town. Read More

Sep 14, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Monday, September 14

Tune in to a seated meditation, learn about the history of the Fillmore district or have some fun during a comedy night. Read More

Sep 11, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13

Learn about Diego Rivera's San Francisco murals, attend a city-hopping drag show or hear about transcendent art. Read More

Sep 09, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Thursday, September 10

Hear a talk from the former U.S. Surgeon General, get the scoop on coastal biodiversity or learn how voting can go mathematically wrong. Read More

Sep 08, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF & Oakland: Wednesday, September 9

Learn about cotton-top tamarins, get tips on caring for your sourdough starter, or ask questions of SF's District Attorney at a virtual town hall. Read More

Sep 07, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Tuesday, September 8

Join a flamenco class, learn how to use at art critically and tune in to yoga classes. Read More

Sep 04, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Saturday & Sunday & Monday, September 5–7

Enjoy a watercolor workshop, get creative with a corset lacing class or end Labor Day with a gentle yoga class. Read More

Sep 03, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF & Oakland: Friday, September 4

Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on seniors, attend a comedy night with a Netflix star or enjoy poetry from Oakland's youth. Read More

Sep 02, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Thursday, September 3

Get help with your job application, take a glimpse at the sky or learn more about the meaning of uncertainty. Read More

Aug 31, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Tuesday, September 1

Learn about Japantown's tumultuous history, hear from experts on strategies for healthy baby sleeping patterns, and unwind with a yin yoga class. Read More

Aug 30, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Monday, August 31

Check out some theatrical works in progress, stretch out tight work-from-home muscles or take a digital local history tour. Read More

Aug 28, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF & Oakland: Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30

Learn about Black representation in comics, view the night sky from a powerful telescope or hear how the fashion industry is reshaping itself amid the pandemic. Read More

Aug 27, 2020
San Francisco

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Friday, August 28

Celebrate Outside Lands with a virtual festival, learn about a historic uprising of transgender and queer people or enjoy a jazz concert. Read More

Aug 27, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown

Remembering Coby Yee, burlesque star of a bygone Chinatown

Yee, who died earlier this month, was known for her daring performances, handmade costumes and trailblazing status as one of Chinatown's first female nightclub owners. Read More