San Francisco


North Beach Festival June 17th & 18th in San Francisco

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North Beach Festival:

North Beach District, San Francisco
Saturday, June 17th, Sunday, June 18th, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm | Free

In its 63rd year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country’s original outdoor Festivals.
The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco’s Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of the district including Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue.
The event will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kid’s chalk art area and the blessing of the animals.


Haight-Ashbury Street Fair in San Francisco June 11th

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Haight-Ashbury Street Fair:

Haight-Ashbury District
Haight St. & Ashbury St, San Francisco
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
11:00am – 5:30pm | Free

The 2017 Haight-Ashbury Street Fair will be taking place on Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 11 am to 5:30 pm. HASF will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of “The Summer of Love”. This 40/50 milestone is sure to draw a lot of attention to the cultural and historical contributions that were developed The Haight and went on to influence a generation.



Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco June 2nd – 4th

Colossal Clusterfest:

Civic Center Plaza
355 McAllister St, San Francisco
Friday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 4th, 2017


Colossal Clusterfest is a comedy and music event of festival proportions, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Ice Cube and more at San Francisco’s Civic Center and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


SF International Arts Festival at Fort Mason Center at Fort Mason Center May 25th – June 4th

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SF International Arts Festival:

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Thursday, May 25th – Sunday, June 4th, 2017

The San Francisco International Arts Festival is an exciting 11 day program featuring 65 ensembles and individual performing artists from the Bay Area and 12 different countries taking place at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture from May 25-June 4. It is a program that celebrates diversity, multiculturalism, curiosity and the value of otherness—a commitment that advocates for experiencing the cultural expressions of other societies and civilizations as a way to help understand and embrace them. Click here to see the schedule of events and artist profiles.



Bay to Breakers Race in San Francisco May 21st

Bay to Breakers Race:

Main St. & Howard St, San Francisco
Sunday, May 21st, 2017

San Francisco’s Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace operated by Wasserman Events and has run continuously for over 100 years as a staple to the City by the Bay. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. A quintessential San Francisco experience since 1912, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay.


Together: A Group Exhibition Featuring Artists of Treat Studios in San Francisco on April 15th

Together: A Group Exhibition Featuring Artists of Treat Studios:

Heron Arts
7 Heron St, San Francisco
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
3:00 – 8:00pm | Free (RSVP)

Heron Arts is excited to announce its upcoming group exhibition comprised of artists who work in the Treat Ave studios in San Francisco’s Mission district. The history of the Heinzer building laid the groundwork for its becoming a vessel of creativity and expression, its primary use today. The artists who fill the building vary in medium – from printmaking to painting, software development to textiles, and even a music label. This show will feature all new works from current studio mates. The opening exhibition will have live performances from local bands Cool Ghouls, The She’s, Joseph Childress Band, Diko and Grace Sings Sludge. In addition, there will be live printing by studio mate and master printer Paul Mullowney, and a photobooth by Glass Coat Photo Booth. The opening reception is on Saturday, April 15th from 3-8pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be open until April 28th, by appointment only.


San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival April 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th in Japantown

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San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival:

Post St. @ Laguna and Fillmore St, San Francisco
Saturday, April 8th, Sunday, April 9th, April 15th, April 16th, 2017

The 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival now celebrating its 50th year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. Please join us and become a sponsor of this popular Japanese American community event. The event is free and open to the public. Vendors will be charging for their food goods and some retail products, and some specialized events will require a fee. Continue Reading


Strange Culture – The Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts March 25th in San Francisco

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Strange Culture – The Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson:

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St, San Francisco
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
2:00pm | $10

Hours after scientist and artist Steve Kurtz called 911 to report his wife’s death, medics suspicious of his work reported him to the FBI, who detained Kurtz as a suspected bioterrorist. Hershman Leeson examines the ensuing court case with interviews, dramatic re-enactments, animation, and news footage, following its twists and turns while exploring its chilling potential effects on free speech and science in post-9/11 America. Soundtrack by The Residents. (2007, 75 minutes, digital)

In conjunction with Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar, YBCA presents all four feature films by this remarkable and visionary artist. These movies expand on many of the themes of her visual art and interactive projects, playfully upending cinematic traditions with artistic approaches rooted in cutting-edge technology and feminist activism and theory. Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is prominent among Hershman Leeson’s collaborators on these films, which also feature many other Bay Area-based artists.

Receive free gallery admission to Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar when you purchase a film ticket.


San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint on March 4th – 5th

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San Francisco History Days:

Old Mint
88 5th St, San Francisco
Saturday, March 4th, Sunday, March 5th, 2017
11:00am – 5:00pm (4pm Sun) | Free

On the weekend of March 4th and 5th, 2017 the Old Mint becomes a pop-up museum of San Francisco history featuring more than 75 exhibitors at the San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint. Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, reenactors and other history enthusiasts for a free Community Open House at this historic site. Past history weekends at the Old Mint have brought together dozens of organizations to celebrate and tell the City’s unique history, and have attracted several thousand participants.

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.