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There were a lot of music options in SF over the weekend, but you missed out if you didn’t get down to see the long-time favorite — and free! — Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
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A new dispensary at Irving Street and Ninth Avenue has the distinction of being SF’s closest pot shop to Golden Gate Park, and Solful has just opened, and is recognizable with its fresh green coat of paint.
Not even a chilly fog could dampen spirits as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival made its return to Golden Gate Park over the weekend after a pandemic-driven hiatus.
Parks & Nature in ...
Car-free JFK Drive may not be car-free much longer, as a pushback campaign is taking the issue to voters. But the pro-car campaign called “Access for All” is funded by just one person.
A 93-foot roller skating-themed mural is being painted on the surface of the park’s famed Skatin’ Place area, and a slew of new pictures and videos show its progress.
Mayor Breed sounded less than thrilled that 4/20 is around the corner in a Monday press conference on the topic, and laid out the new rules now that there will be legal cannabis sales that day in Golden Gate Park.
Family & Kids in ...
Kids can get down and dirty while connecting with nature at a new, outdoor play area that just opened at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
In a theatrical performance at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Connie Chan made hay over her car-free JFK Drive proposal, and the mayor called Chan’s comments ”not a responsible way” to decide the matter.
A 93-foot ground mural is slated to be painted on the park’s Sixth Avenue Skatin’ Place, thanks to community efforts by none other than the Church of 8 Wheels.
Bask in a double-dose of holiday glow in Golden Gate Park Thursday, as the LED forest Entwined and San Francisco’s “official Christmas tree” both have their official lightings one hour apart.
Community & Society in ...
Plans to build affordable housing at the troubled ex-McDonald’s are still on, though much delayed, but the city just scrapped plans to put a homeless drop-in center there during the interim.
Artist Charles Gadeken’s fake trees with real pretty lights will be back in Peacock Meadow in December, and will remain glowing through January 2022.
The popular al fresco piano concert series returns as a shorter five-day affair, but still with many key figures from the local jazz, classical, and pop music scenes.