Technicolor Zen Garden @ Asian Art Museum, February 5

Come celebrate the passage of the New Year at the Technicolor Zen Garden! Stationed outside the Asian Art Museum at the corner of Larkin + Fulton, this multi-sensory garden draws influence from scientific and cultural practices of mindfulness, meditation, and compassionate behavior. Inspired by Japanese Zen Gardens, Ugo Rondinone's Seven Magic Mountains (http://www.sevenmagicmountains.com/) and Stanford's Center for Compassion Altruism Research and Education (http://ccare.stanford.edu/), this colorful 2,000+ sq. ft. enclosure will feature five unique activities including: Vanishing drawin...
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Large-Scale Sculptures Will Light Up Civic Center Plaza Until March

Display to Honor Chinese New Year and the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Sculptures are on view January 30 – March 10, 2017 City and cultural leaders will gather in honor of Chinese New Year and to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with a dedication and lighting ceremony for six large-scale illuminated bamboo lanterns by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau. Titled Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, the installation was organized by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Recreation &...
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Outside Lands To Run Shuttles from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to GGP

Friday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Golden Gate Park Now in its ninth year, Outside Lands has quickly become one of the premier music and arts festivals in the country. A stellar roster of established and up-and-coming artists will play to an expected crowd of 200,000 people during the three days. This year’s headliners include Lionel Richie, Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem. We know you’ll be eager to get to the show in the afternoon and to get home at night, so avoid waiting in line at the ticket machine or searching for loose change by purchasing your fare in advance with the MuniM...
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San Francisco Pride Announces Screening And Bag Checks For 2016

There will be security screening and metal detectors at all points of entry for the 2016 San Francisco Pride Celebration and festival, scheduled for Saturday, June 25 from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 26 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at San Francisco’s Civic Center. Bags are highly discouraged, and no bags over 18” x 18” will be admitted. Everyone attending the Celebration must pass through the screening process. All items will be subject to inspection at the entry gates, and there are no lockers for storage of oversized bags. BAG POLICY Attendees and participants at the 2016 SF Pride C...
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Warriors Game to Be Shown in Civic Center Plaza Friday Night

The City will host a free viewing party for basketball fans at Civic Center this Friday, June 10, at 6 p.m., when the Golden State Warriors take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Four of the NBA Finals. Presented by Mayor Ed Lee, SF Recreation and Parks, and Another Planet Entertainment, with support from Recology and the SF Parks Alliance, the game will be broadcast live on a jumbo screen with City Hall as the backdrop. Off the Grid food trucks and basketball-themed youth activities will also be available. This Friday, bring the family out and join the City in rooting on our Dubs! This...
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From Expedia: Revealing the hottest spots in town for celebrating Pride

This year, the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is hosting its 46th annual Pride event in the City by the Bay. The festival is committed to uniting, educating, and supporting all members of the community. Known as one of the wildest and most colorful Pride bashes in the world, the event is nothing like anything you’ve ever experienced. Take a peek at our picks for the best things to do in San Francisco to ring in the Pride celebration in style during the weekend of June 25-26. Main events LGBT Pride Festival Date: Saturday, June 25 Time: 12-6 p...
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San Francisco Celebrates Small Business Week

As nearly one of 80,000 small businesses and startups in San Francisco, your business has a tremendous impact on your community and the city's economic vitality. Together, we create an innovative and vibrant San Francisco. Know that your business is an important part of our community and neighborhood, and without it, San Francisco would not be the same. This week is for you! Here are some ways to tap into opportunity! Go talk to your neighbors. There are awesome business people in this city who also want your neighborhood to thrive! Get smarter. Learn how the future shops and what they want....
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Large, White Rabbits to INTRUDE Civic Center for Three Weeks

The San Francisco Arts Commission presents INTRUDE, a large-scale public artwork by Tasmaninan artist Amanda Parer. The highly acclaimed installation features five monumental, inflated rabbits that are illuminated at night. The public artwork will activate the Civic Center Plaza and be available to all of San Francisco residents and visitors to enjoy 24 hours, 7 days a week beginning April 4th through April 25th, 2016. A civic dedication ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 5 at 9 a.m. on the Polk Street steps of City Hall across from Civic Center Plaza. Off the Grid is a partner for ...
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Super Bowl 50: Temporary Muni Changes in FiDi & SoMa

Note: The re-route description for the 38 Geary / 38R Geary Rapid route has been updated below. Commuters, residents and Super Bowl fans who use Muni’s surface routes in the Financial District and South of Market neighborhoods may see temporary re-routes and stop re-locations for Super Bowl City from January 23 to February 12. In today’s post, we’ll explain the details of the transit impacts expected during San Francisco’s two Super Bowl 50 events: Super Bowl City and the NFL Experience. Look for more posts soon with details on getting around during the Super Bowl events by walking, bicyclin...
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Reprinted: San Francisco’s 10 Best Free Music Venues

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article mentions the CBD's People in Plazas Summer Concert Series, and our friends at the Conservatory, SF Opera, and Davies Symphony Hall. San Francisco may be home to world-famous music venues such as Davies Symphony Hall and The Warfield, but some of the best spots to catch music in San Francisco are completely free. Hosting performances of classical, jazz, world music and more, these 10 venues prove that great live music doesn’t have to cost a fortune—or anything at all. Read More. About TheCultureTrip culturetrip.com is a global platform for local culture. We showcas...
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See Photos and Videos of Holiday Fanfare Events

The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) is entering the last weekend of “Holiday Fanfare,” and is planning to go all out for these remaining dates. From Friday the 18th, through to Wednesday, the 23rd, there will be seven more concerts. "We greatly expanded the number of concerts this year, from 6 to 19, and the number of days we program, from 6 to 15," said Donald Savoie, Civic Center CBD's executive director. "We wanted to really see if we could positively impact the people passing through Civic Center, whether for ballet, music, dinner or jury duty." Spearheaded by the External ...
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Staff of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Collecting Toys for 'Operation DREAM'

For many years, operation dream has sponsored toy drives with the goal of providing gifts to the underserved children of san francisco. Every year, more and more children in our city go without toys and gifts for the holidays. Donate a new unwrapped toy (for kids age 8 and up) at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. When: December 8,2015—December 20, 2015 *Toys Will Be Delivered The Week Of December 20—24, 2015. Thank You For Supporting Operation Dream Toy Drive! Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 99 Grove Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Phone: (415) 624-8900
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