Things To Do
Unless you are a child, there’s a good chance that you haven’t gone on a scavenger hunt in a few years. But there is also a good chance that you can recall the thrill of the thing: reading the clues, brainstorming with your friends about the answers, traipsing throughout a home, woods, or city looking for the correct items in the hopes of winning something special. If all of this rings a bell – or if it just sounds like a gallon of fun – then you are in luck because on May 11th the hugely popular SF Hunt returns, in all of its goofy glory, to the City by the Bay.
The Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is one of the premiere institutions operating within the city of San Francisco. Every year, it provides a space and opportunity for hundreds and hundreds of artists from around the world to showcase their work and reach an audience that otherwise might never hear of these pioneering voices. While the normal programming for the center is certainly worth checking out, there is one event in particular that deserves to be at the top of your to-do list if you happen to be in or around the Bay Area between May 23rd and June 2nd.
With the summer so clearly within our sights, we here in the Bay Area are getting ready for one of the most exciting signs of warm weather and vivacity: Carnavale! While many cities throughout the world celebrate Carnavale in their own way (with special shout-outs going to Venice and Rio de Janeiro, of course), San Francisco deserves special recognition for its own take on the worldwide festivities.
If you’re invested in comedy, and if you live anywhere near San Francisco, then you will already be aware of Clusterfest. For those who find themselves standing just out of the comedic newsfeed, perhaps it doesn’t have quite the same familiar ring to it, which is understandable because Clusterfest has only been around for three years. But, my goodness, what a marvelous three years.
Spring festivals in the Bay Area are fast approaching (some have already happened!) and we don’t want you to miss out one the chance to participate in one of these fantastic events, so we’re going to be devoting some more time today to one of our favorites.
As anyone who is involved with labor or civil rights movements will tell you, Cesar Chavez is one of the most important figures within these two important and intertwined spheres. A man who spent the majority of his life struggling within the state of California to better the lives of both farmers and migrant workers, Cesar Chavez receives the honors he is due every year at the Mission District’s annual Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade & Celebration.
So, we’re thinking that it might not be a bad idea to keep going with our “Best Places to Grab A Drink in San Francisco” thing because, let’s admit it, the world has become a very dark and gloomy place and sometimes there’s not much else one can do other than grab a beer or a cocktail and snuggle up with some friends in a place that lets us pretend that everything is okay with society.
We’ve said it many, many times, and we’re here to say it again: if you love beer, then you love San Francisco. While the city and the surrounding areas (particularly Sonoma & Napa Valley) are world famous for their wine production, the Bay Area itself has accepted its poorer-quality terroir with aplomb and decided to focus its energies on the brewing and distribution of a different sort of liquid elixir.
The blooming of the cherry trees is a classic sign of Spring throughout many Asian cultures. Each year, the cherry trees send forth their delicate petals, reminding us that no matter how long and dark the winter might have been, Spring has arrived to lift and warm our spirits.
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