Everyday at 10am and 2pm. Enjoy some of the best coffee in the city. Taste delicious cappuccinos and learn how the coffee is roasted. Other delicious treats to be sampled on the tour include award winning chocolates (as well as how it is made), breads baked in 130 -year-old ovens, exquisite pastries, local olive oils, a variety of specialty meats, and more. All food and drinks are included. Local Tastes of the City Tours. (415) 665-0480
If you want to learn more about the colorful Golden Gate Bridge, take this tour. Every Thursday morning at 11 am, the SF Public Library offers a free two-hour walking tour of this magnificent structure. No reservations required.
Julianne’s first season on Dancing with the Stars was quite successful. Her and her partner, Olympic Gold Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno were the season 4 champions. Julianne grew up with her ten siblings in Utah. A born entertainer, Julianne has always loved singing, dancing and acting and at the age of 10 she left her home and family to move to the other side of the world to live and train with her coaches in London. She is joined by her renowned brother, Derek.
A world of art awaits you at the Fourth Annual Fair Trade Bazaar showcasing products from global artisans. Shop for unique items including jewelry, textiles, native handcrafts, and decorative accessories reflecting the many cultures represented in the museum’s collection. Members receive a 10% discount. Free Event Admission.
Mayan Hands – Mayan crafts
Amano Fair Trade – Guatemalan jewelry and accessories
Encanto Jewels – Columbian jewelry
Tuareg Jewelry – African jewelry
Petel – African
City Art presents its annual “San Francisco” theme group show at the City Art Cooperative Gallery. A dozen Bay Area artists interpret the city through their individual visions.
Voted “top things to do in San Francisco” on Tripadvisor.com. Bring the family to Pier 39 and experience Magical Memories for the whole family at this magic and comedy experience.
Enjoy Dim Sum from Chinatown’s oldest bakery; see how fortune cookies are made; savor Chinese teas; explore the Beat Generation Hangouts; mosey into authentic western saloons and indulge in delicious pizza and wine. On their own, Chinatown and North Beach stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors , new cultures, and to parts of your heart. Tours start daily at 6pm.
This year the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco celebrates its 77th anniversary. The 2014 season lasts from June 22 to August 24. Every Sunday at 2pm, you will find a free concert in the park. The shows usually last two to three hours and are wildly popular.
Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon is the longest running musical revue in theatre history. Hailed as “a constant cascade of showstoppers” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her “Prince Charming.” Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including President Barack & Michelle Obama, Gangnam Style, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen of England, Honey Boo Boo, Governor Jerry Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Hilary & Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Jackson, Adele, General David Patraeus, “50 Shades of Grey,” and The San Francisco Giants.
Improv Playhouse of San Francisco continues its 2014 season at Stage Werx with two shows on Friday and Saturday, August 8 9. The troupe will perform a variety of exciting improv formats throughout the year. Improv Playhouse of San Francisco is Rafe Chase, Ben Johnson, Tim Orr, Lisa Rowland and Regina Saisi. San Francisco’s most acclaimed new improv group will have shows the second weekend of every month throughout 2014.
The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival takes place in August with dozens of bands and attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements are celebrated alongside a host of local musicians, food vendors and visual artists representing San Francisco’s vibrant cultural community.
This green-conscious event directly benefits the San Franscisco Recreation & Park Department with a special annual donation.
Every Thursday night, the California Academy of Sciences offers those over 21 the chance to visit this museum at night. Every Thursday, they select a different theme so you can learn more about topics such as “How Earthquake Occur” or “The Science Behind Fireworks”. From 6pm to 10pm, you can walk through the museum, enjoy a few cocktails and learn more about that night’s specific topic. It’s a great way to see the museum in a different light. Since these events are very popular, we recommend buying your tickets in advance. This allows you to walk right in instead of waiting in line to buy your ticket once you arrive!
This August 8-10, more than 220 artists from across the country will gather under one roof to showcase the finest handcrafted jewelry, apparel, furniture, and home décor at this year’s American Craft Council Show. As the largest craft show West of the Rockies, this year’s show will be sure to impress, offering both traditional craft creations and high-end, one-of-a-kind pieces to thousands of craft enthusiasts and design lovers. 10am – 6pm.
La Cocina is back for a final year with the 6th Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival! (on Folsom St.) On its last year on Folsom Street, La Cocina invites all Bay Area residents who have never had the chance to attend to come to what CNN calls one of “the world’s best food festivals” for everything from banh mi to bhelpuri and barbacoa (though probably not all together). And if you’ve been before (even you one star Yelpers), join us one more time for an unparalleled celebration of good food.
Swim the length of the Golden Gate Bridge. Jump off the boat on the ocean side of San Francisco, swim north, cross under the Bridge, and finish on the Bay side of the bridge, in the water off of Sausalito. Swim is limited to three swimmers per boat, so spaces are limited! View the course map on our website under Open Water Programs, Expeditions ( http://swim-art.com/expeditions.html ).
This is an advanced level, 1.5-mile swim. You will swim across a strong current, in very rough Water.
- must be able to swim 1 mile without stopping
- must have completed at least two open water swims
- must be able to swim one mile in 50 minutes or less.
- experience in rough water is very helpful