San Francisco has a long history of loving St. Patrick’s Day! This year, as the luck of the Irish would have it, the day itself falls on a Saturday. Perfect! And the ideal way to celebrate the weekend, and St. Patrick’s Day, is to stretch the whole thing out as much as possible.
With that in mind, SF.FunCheap.com has published a comprehensive guide to the City’s Irish block parties, festivals, and parades. It starts with an event tomorrow night at the Haight Art Center, and ends on Sunday night with an After Party at the Irish Cultural Center on 45th Avenue.
To see the complete list of events, click here. And, as the Irish like to say, may misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up!
We’re told it’s going to rain over the coming days. Here are ways to stay dry, and have some fun at the same time, courtesy of SFTravel.com.
5 Things to Do in San Francisco on a Rainy Day
- SPiN SF For ping pong lovers who are looking for a little friendly competition and an urban atmosphere, this is the spot for you.
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) SFMOMA’s seven floors of modern and contemporary art will make you forget about the dreary weather outdoors.
- Mini-golf at Urban Putt This is San Francisco’s only indoor mini-golf course, and their 14 handmade holes were inspired by San Francisco landmarks and architecture.
- The Walt Disney Family Museum A trip to The Walt Disney Family Museum will be sure to keep you and your kids entertained despite the gloomy weather.
- Boudin Bakery Tour Learn some history behind Boudin’s sourdough French bread and why it just can’t be baked anywhere else on earth other than right here in San Francisco.
Now grab your umbrella and rain boots, and you’re good to go.
The Walt Disney Family Museum‘s latest original exhibition, Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane, showcases the Disney animator and Oscar Award-winning artist’s career and work from The Fox and the Hound (1981) to Tangled (2010). Keane is the artist behind many hugely popular characters, including Tarzan, Ariel, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and the Beast. Make Believe is on view from today through Sept. 3, 2018.
Keane curated this exhibition himself, in partnership with the museum’s Director of Collections and Exhibitions. Featuring sketches, hand-drawn animation, and maquettes from throughout his career, Make Believe offers an intimate look at many of Keane’s iconic characters, from beloved films such as The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), Pocahontas (1995), and Tarzan (1999).
Visitors can also get a rare glimpse into Keane’s recent 2017 collaboration with Kobe Bryant and legendary composer John Williams on Dear Basketball, which just won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
The Walt Disney Family Museum is located in the historic Presidio. For ticket information, click here.
Beginning this Friday, the Asian Art Museum will be presenting Divine Bodies, an ambitious exhibition that will be on display through July 29.
This is how the museum describes it:
“Bringing historical paintings and sculptures from mainly Hindu and Buddhist traditions together with contemporary photo-based work, Divine Bodies invites you to ponder the power of transformation, the possibility of transcendence, and the relationship of the body to the cosmos.”
“The exhibition is organized into thematic sections that encourage us to look at objects not only as artworks but also as devotional images and ask, ‘How can we see the human in the divine and the divine in the human?'”
Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful break from the coarse nature of the discourse that besieges us today? It certainly seems worth a look!
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Valentine’s Day is this Wednesday. We’re hoping that’s not news to you. But regardless, we’ve found a nice list from SFTravel.com that offers lots of suggestions on how to spend that day and evening in San Francisco.
They break it down into five categories:
- For those looking to wine and dine
- For the art lovers
- For the adventure-seekers
- Sail the bay with your sweetheart
- For a daytime date
For details on the 17 recommendations featured in the post, click here.
Uber has become indispensable of course in San Francisco. The rideshare company picks up people from all over and drops them off at destinations throughout the City. Along the way, the company collects lots of data.
Uber just posted an item on their blog that presents the City’s most popular destinations in seven specific categories, based on passenger requests.
For more details, and to see the entire post, click here.
*By the way, do we have to remind Uber that Levi’s Stadium is in Santa Clara?
Have a craving for karaoke? Thrillist.com published a guide to some of the best spots in town. Here’s a sample of their recommendations:
For details, and to see the entire list, click here.