If you’ve spent any amount of time on this blog, then you know we’ve written about music festivals. We’ve also written about dance festivals, film festivals, comedy festivals, playwriting festivals, and cultural festivals, pride festivals, and craft festivals. Is it possible, you might be asking yourself, is it possible that there are no more festivals to discuss?
A performance art as old as recorded history, theatrical performance never ceases to attract spectators as well as incredibly talented individuals to do the actual, you know, perfuming. While the content of the plays chances over time, and while things such as costumes, acting styles, and narrative forms also mutate and transform across the years, one thing remains constant: the chance to sit in a room and watch people unfold before us a story as though we weren’t even there.
These days, it can seem as though the amount of bands considered to be “necessary listening” is borderline incomprehensible. Especially if one is a fan of going and seeing the acts live, how is it possible to make it to all of the shows featuring beloved acts? Lack of time, money, and energy begin to take their toll, and soon we find ourselves wondering if it is even worth trying to go see live music anymore. Better to just stay home, make a pot of tea, and put some Keith Jarrett on the turntable. While we certainly understand this decision, we also know that for many of you it is not this easy. Which is why God invented the music festival.
As the cross-cultural events make their way through San Francisco, we take pride on this blog in being able to discuss some of the most exciting ways to learn about and celebrate some of the many unique heritages that make up our diverse city. Today, we are shining our little spotlight on the Zellerbach Hall, located at Berkeley University, as it prepares to open its doors to the public for the 41st Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival which takes place on the weekend of July 6th and 7th as well as July 13th and 14th.
Film, diverse culture, and San Francisco go together quite smoothly indeed, and on this blog we enjoy highlighting some of the many wonderful events that happen in the city that combine all three to maximum effect. Today, we want to take a look at an event coming up that may have slipped underneath your event radar.
Jazz is returning to the Fillmore early this July, and thousands of people are already marking their calendars in order to ensure they don’t miss one of the most important music events that happens in the Bay Area. We are here speaking of the annual Fillmore Jazz Festival, which is celebrating its 36th straight year this July 6th and 7th.
Today, we are going to inform you about some of the marvelous festivals and events that are taking place throughout San Francisco during the summer by talking a little bit about the Fillmore Summer Fest. Specifically, we want to highlight the Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off: Grillin’ in the ‘Mo.
We’ve been spending some time on this blog looking at a few of the amazing festivals and street fairs that are taking place throughout San Francisco during the summer. Today, we are going to inform you about yet another event that falls in to the Not-To-Be-Missed category if you happen to find yourself in the Bay Area during the weekend of June 1st and 2nd. We are speaking here of the Union Street Festival, one of the city’s most historic and beloved street fairs and a great way to bask in all of the best things that the City by the Bay has to offer.
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.