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.
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.
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.
Now that Spring is on its way, many cities throughout the country are preparing their annual film festivals. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in San Francisco, one of the most notoriously film-obsessed cities in the country.
You might be the sort of person who enjoys an ice cold beer every now and again. You might be the sort of person who enjoys drinking this beer in an area where other people are present who also enjoy ice cold beers. Finally, you might be the sort of person who finds themselves within the Bay Area on March 23rd looking to participate in your favorite activities of drinking ice cold beer with other people who are also drinking ice cold beer while around you are food trucks, DJs, dueling pianos, and other live music.
Attn. All Beer Lovers! The official Beer Week is coming back to San Francisco this February, and while it might seem like a whole month is enough time to prepare we can assure you that, given the amount of wonderful things being offered on this week this year, it is not. Still, we must try our best, so we want to spend some time highlighting a few of the special events happening throughout the city during this special and truly most wonderful time of the year.
Darkness lies upon us as the longest night of the year approaches with alarming rapidity. Even though our Bay Area winters are not as overbearing as something you might find in Wisconsin (and who wouldn’t gladly trade six months of snow for 12 of a constant, light fog?), we still experience the soul-crushing darkness that comes with winter, no matter what the temperature. In order to combat the endless night, numerous artists within the city have gathered together to create breathtaking, surprising, and beautiful sculptures that use as their central thesis the one thing we all crave so badly at this moment: light.
Getting to Greece takes a long time. It’s a hard and fast fact, and one that is apt to frustrate given the number of marvelous things that Greece has to offer to prospective visitors. For those of us unable to take two weeks off of work and spend $2,000 on plane tickets, there has been nothing for us except to drown our miseries in kalamata olives and grape leaves. That is, until now. Greece will come to San Francisco in festival form towards the end of September, enlivening everyone’s first few days of fall, and providing visitors with unforgettable food, drinks, and entertainment.
Veggies…where would we be without them? Probably comatose on our couches, wasted from energy depletion, and steadily packing on the pounds. Fortunately, vegetables are here and just waiting for us to eat them! In honor of our leafy greens, some of the folks down in Sonoma County have put together the Sonoma County VegFest. Now in its 5th year, the annual event is more than just a promotion of healthy food choices. It is also a gathering of individuals committed to pursuing sustainable living, environmental preservation, and compassion towards all living things.