Arts Blog

The Thinker

Visit one of the original bronze castings of Rodin’s original The Thinker at the Legion of Honor. The museum has a ton of great art as well.

Stern Grove

The summer season is underway at Stern Grove, a magical outdoor concert venue in Golden Gate Park. The concerts are free, and we recommend getting there early for a good spot.   More information here, http://www.sterngrove.org/

Festival Season is Here

June kicks off the summer of festivals and street fairs in San Francisco. From Union Street to Fillmore, North Beach to the Haight, there is somewhere new each weekend to celebreate and enjoy live music, food and drinks. Full list here: http://www.sftourismtips.com/san-francisco-festivals.html  

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: https://www.sfballet.org/  

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: http://decoratorshowcase.org/

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: http://insitu.sfmoma.org/reservation

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: http://www.chinalivesf.com/  

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/183616768679805/ Both within an easy walking distance or public transportation from Hotel Zephyr.