Arts Blog

Headed to visit us this week?

Catch one of the last performances of the SF Ballet the 2017 season. From May 1 through 7, see a performance of Cinderella. All shows are at the War Memorial Opera House near City Hall in the Civic Center neighborhood. More information here:  

San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Between April 29 and May 29, don’t miss the San Francisco Decorator. This showcase is regarded as the West Coast’s premier design showcase event, featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. All proceeds benefit the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. Here is more information:

50th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival

April 8 & 9 and April 15 & 16 are the upcoming weekends to experience the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. The 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival now celebrating its 50th year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the…

SF International Film Festival

This year brings the 60th edition of the longest-running film festival in the Americas—the SF International Film Festival—which features an impressive mix of marquee premiers, international winners, documentaries, musical performances, and more. This large festival is one of the San Francisco events in April that should not be missed, as filmmakers come from nearly 50…

Replicated Recipes

At the stunning new SFMOMA, In Situ’s menu is comprised of recipes replicated from award winning chefs from around the globe. This unique dining experience collaborates their menus from over 80 popular restaurants and has been  dubbed “America’s most original new restaurant” by “The New York Times.” Reservations here:

China Live

We had the great fortune to attend the opening of China Live about a week ago. This new gem on the scene is a must visit on your next San Francisco adventure. Restaurants, shopping and epicurean delights are abundant in this gorgeous space in the heart of Chinatown. More information here:  

St. Patrick’s Day Block Parties

Two of favorite gathering areas for St. Patricks day are surrounding the Royal Exchange in the Financial District and Taverna Aventine in North Beach.  Check it out: Both within an easy walking distance or public transportation from Hotel Zephyr.  

Mardi Gras, San Francisco Style

The Mardi Gras parade starts at 5pm on Tuesday, February 28, near the Biergarten in Hayes Valley at 424 Octavia. Cost is FREE!  

Zinfandel Experience

One of the world’s largest tastings for a single varietal, the annual Zinfandel Experience is taking place at nearby Pier 27 February 23 -25.  

Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster

In honor of the Chinese New Year, we’re offering a lucky red envelope bowl every day from January 28 – February 2. First 20 guests may win one of the following prizes, Comp upgrade, 25% off parking, Boudin breakfast vouchers, Cable Car passes, 2pm late check out, Exploratorium passes. Good Luck! Our friends at Daylighted,…