Every Wednesday at 11am, the SF Public Library offers a free walking tour of the North Beach District. On this two hour tour, you will learn more about the history of this district, the best places to grab a bite to eat, a chance to sample a few goodies, and find out about some of its famous past residents.
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Giants Baseball will be in full swing. Check out the schedule and purchase tickets here:
An acid jazz project with deep roots in the 1970s jazz/funk/soul world, Incognito was originally formed by Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick and Paul “Tubbs” Williams in 1979. Both were the original members of the late-’70s disco-funk group Light of the World. Whist Tubbs had been a contributing member of another L.O.T.W. off shot Beggar & Co, Bluey had formed Freeez with Jonny Rocca and Peter Maas, but throughout the time that they worked on other projects they would meet at Bluey’s house in North London to play music in a makeshift bedroom studio, for they both had a musical affinity and an undying love for funky jazz.
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Celebrating over 15,000 performances and seen by nearly six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed musical revue continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in the City’s North Beach district with its hilarious spoofs of pop culture, spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats!
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 Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Kim Jong Un, Pharrell, Orange is the New Black, Vladimir Putin, Kim Kardashian & Kanye West, Frozen, Hillary & Bill Clinton, Beyoncé & Jay Z, Katy Perry, Governor Jerry Brown, Nicki Minaj, Game of Thrones, Miley Cyrus, President Barack & Michelle Obama, Oprah, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga & the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
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Sanaz Mazinani: Threshold features a new site-specific installation by the dynamic San Francisco artist, whose work—primarily photography, video and large-scale installation—explores the conceptual and formal frames of photography, especially as they relate to digital culture and the interplay of perception and representation.
Threshold is an ambitious project comprising a video set within constructed architectural space. The video abstracts explosive sequences from Hollywood action movies by coupling, mirroring, and multiplying them. Kaleidoscopic Islamic geometries of color, pattern and movement, inspired by the artist’s trips to her birthplace of Iran, are reflected in the mirrored space, offering an array of architectural designs and moving images—prompting a new perspective on the meanings and experience of media.
Daily except Mondays.
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Alcatraz Cruises offers a great value for visitors to San Francisco with the Alcatraz Island and Angel Island Combination Tour.
In collaboration with California State Parks and the National Park Service, Alcatraz Cruises offers a seasonal tour including both Angel Island State Park and Alcatraz Island. This combination tour runs during the spring and summer seasons and is available through October 26, 2015. Ticket prices are $63.50 per adult/junior (12-61); $42.75 for children (5-11); $61.75 for seniors (62+); and free for toddlers (0-4).
The combination tour is a 5½ hour journey. Ticket prices include the ferry rides to both islands, a one-hour historic tram tour on Angel Island and the cell-house audio tour on Alcatraz. (Note: the tour of the Angel Island Immigration Station is not included in the Alcatraz & Angel Island Combination Tour).
For bookings, visit http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/website/buy-tickets.aspx or call 415-981-7625. If booking the combination tour for a group of 15 or more, please contact Alcatraz Cruises Group Services Department at (415) 438-8361 or email email@example.com.
Most people know that Alcatraz was once a world-famous federal penitentiary, but the island’s history before and after the penitentiary era is less well known. For example, few realize that it was also the site of the first American lighthouse on the West Coast and that the island served as a huge harbor defense fort during the Civil War. After the fort became obsolete, the U.S. Army turned the island into a military prison. Following the closing of the penitentiary, Alcatraz became the site of an American Indian protest movement that would change modern American history.
About Angel Island:
Angel Island is known as the “Ellis Island of the West”. Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, immigrants that came to America’s West Coast were processed at Angel Island. They were detained for days, sometimes months or years, while waiting to enter the country. The United States Immigration Station on Angel Island is now a newly renovated museum that offers visitors a chance to learn about this important part of U.S. history. The museum is open for self-guided tours between 11:00am to 3:00pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
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Alcatraz Cruises is the National Park Service concessioner of ferry service to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz Cruises hosts nearly 1.5 million visitors annually. Alcatraz Cruises designed, built and operates the first hybrid ferry in the United States. The Hornblower Hybrid’s revolutionary design has reduced fuel consumption by 75% and has already begun to be implemented in other parts of the country.
For more information visit: http://www.alcatrazcruises.com.
Doug Hall’s seminal large-scale installation The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described (1987) conjoins industrial imagery with documentary scenes of nature in turmoil. Its three channels of video, displayed on six monitors and a projection, are accompanied by the sculptural presence of a functioning Tesla coil, two large steel chairs, and a tilted, commanding steel-mesh barricade. Bringing together the immediacy of sculpture with powerful moving images, and startling jolts extending from the coil, the installation is a potent reminder that we are subject to the forces of nature and the influence of media.
This exhibition marks the first time The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described has been on view in the Bay Area in 25 years, when it was shown at SFMOMA in its former location in the War Memorial Veterans Building.
The exhibition is jointly curated by Hesse McGraw, vice president for exhibitions and public programs at SFAI, and Rudolf Frieling, curator of media arts at SFMOMA and visiting faculty at SFAI. Doug Hall is professor emeritus at SFAI, where he taught from 1980 until 2008.
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Our Mission District Food Tour showcases the innovation and trendy restaurants of the San Francisco culinary world – the best in the city! Stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood learning about its culinary history and incredibly colorful murals, while going behind-the-scenes to meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts. Our progressive meal in San Francisco’s Mission District concludes with mouthwatering desserts near Dolores Park.
Our tours are tasting tours. Our focus is on quality not quantity. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but we want you to taste and experience food in a new way – and to us its about the quality and flavor! Great things come in small packages…
Sample a Cheese Flight at a New York Times acclaimed chic cheese cafe featuring only American artisan cheeses. Learn about the small American dairy movement from knowledgeable cheesemongers!
Artisan cured Ham and Oyster at San Francisco’s first and only ham and oyster bar considered one of the Bay Area’s Top 100 Restaurants by the SF Chronicle
Beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and cod Taco duo at trendy Taco bar boasting over 350 different types of tequila (Tuesdays only)
Seasonal sweet potato quesadilla and orange chipotle soda from innovative Mexican vegan restaurant (Saturdays only)
Bonus: Fresh seasonal fruit tasting at iconic neighborhood artisan grocery – this is your “palate cleanser” before dessert
Salted Caramel Ice Cream considered one of the top five desserts in America at the United States’ best loved Creamery. Skip the inevitable line with Avital Tours!
ALCOHOL PAIRING UPGRADE [$18 PER PERSON]
Seasonal Michael Lazar-created cocktail featured on 7×7 Magazine’s list of Top 50 cocktails and featured in the New York Times as one of San Francisco’s best craft cocktail programs
Unique dark Belgian Style beer paired with cheeses for incredible pairing unlike any other you’ve ever tasted
* Stops and tastings are subject to change based on availability. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Vegetarian option available.
Meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts and chat with them!
3 hours, 4 stops, $76 each
Available Tuesdays 6pm-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays 11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm
Alcohol pairing upgrade for guests 21+: $18 per person
Flat route, approximately 1 1/2 miles
Begins in front of The Women’s Building (15 minutes from Downtown San Francisco)
Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide
Advance Tickets are required.
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