August 2016

There are 23 blog entries for August 2016.

Sept3 - Wednesday Weekend Planner flowers16

Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching, and with that comes an endless amount of events for you to attend across the City! If you are staying in SF this weekend, check out the Aloha-Poly Fest, which comes to Golden Gate Park this Saturday from 11am-5pm.

The festival is free to attend, and is a celebration of the South Pacific Islands. You can expect to enjoy entertainment from over 11 groups who will be performing live music and dance originating from Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Tahiti. Local delicacies from the various islands will be available to purchase to get the ultimate islander experience.

If you are looking to attend this fun, family orientated day, head to the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. More information on the event

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One of SF's most popular foodie events, Eat Drink SF is back this weekend and we are very excited! The event, spanning over 4 days, celebrates the Bay Area's well renowned chefs, their restaurants and the food they create. From the EDSF's Taco Knockdown to the Grand Tasting Events, this event is not to be missed!

SFStation put together an article this week describing how to navigate through the festival, and make the most of your time there. Some of the tips they mention are to pace yourself at the event and plan ahead, knowing what alcoholic beverages you want to try out before you taste 5 that you didn't really like. Long lines usually mean the hottest spots at this event, so consider joining them if you really want to nibble on the best of the

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Art-Monday-Jump-Start-Victorians

One of the things we love most about this City is the diverse, unique houses scattered throughout the various neighborhoods. Take a look at UpOut's latest post, where they show  how one Instagram user @patrix15 has captured many of the City's most unique homes.

Check out UpOut's post here and @patrix15 Instagram page for even more unique SF houses. We think they are all wonderful, which is your favorite? 

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Skyline -Its Friday Banner

This weekend don't miss the Indonesia Day Festival which will take place in Union Square this Saturday from 11am to 4pm. It is an annual event which celebrates Indonesian dance, food and culture. More information on this event can be found here. 

The SF Etsy Summer Pop-Up Market is a weekend-long event in Ghirardelli Square where over 60 artisan street vendors will be selling unique goods throughout the day. 

If you are looking for something different to do this Saturday evening "Lost in Translation" will be screened in Washington Square Park at 7:45pm as part of the "Film Night in the Park" series.  Get there early to secure a good spot!

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On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our

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cityview Hodgepodge Thursday

Looks like as soon as the beginning of next year we can expect to see dazzling new trains taking over our MUNI tracks, as the SFMTA revealed a glimpse of what the new MUNI cars will look like in a press release on Monday.

A lot of the improvements to the trains will be from an operational point of view, such as the MUNI reportedly becoming more reliable and mechanically proficient, as well as being far more energy efficient.

There will also be more prominent line colors for train routes, steps that raise automatically and the layout of the seats on the trains has been reconfigured, with seats being laid out  longitudinally in the new model.

For more information on the new train model and to see some images of what next year's MUNI will look

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Mark the end of the Summer this weekend with a pop-up market to remember taking place in Ghirardelli Square. Brought to you by Etsy, the weekend long event will take place from 11am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

For those of you who haven't heard of Etsy, they are a marketplace with a strong online community, where creative entrepreneurs get the chance to sell their unique and vintage goods from both online and offline events such as the event at Ghirardelli Square this weekend.

Highlights of the weekend include over 60 local artisan vendors setting up in the square, a beer garden with stunning views brought to you by Lagunitas, as well as some of the best chocolate and ice cream San Francisco has to offer!

The event is free to attend

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With San Francisco having some of the best restaurants in the entire US, it is no surprise that going out for dinner is a regular occurrence for most in the City. However, with a glass of wine in most restaurants costing anything from $8 upwards the entire experience can become costly once drinks are accounted for.

Luckily there is a selection of restaurants scattered across town that allow you to BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze), meaning you can bring your favorite bottle of wine from home and save some dollars! What's not to love?

The wonderful people at UpOutSF have put together a list of 17 restaurants which allow you to bring your alcohol to dinner with you. Take a look at the list here and let us know which is your favorite!

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Art Monday Jump Start Pokemon

Maybe you've heard of it. Pokémon GO? Since its release just a couple of weeks ago, it's taken over the City, and the world.  According to Curbed SF, the mobile game was created by San Francisco's own Niantic Labs - an offshoot of Google, in cooperation with Nintendo and the Pokémon Company.

The augmented reality game involves urban exploration, as new Pokémon pop up in different neighborhoods. As a player, you're supposed to locate and capture them.

Curbed just published a map that shows where Pokémon have been caught throughout the City. This is proof they're out there, and your chance to maybe see what you're missing.

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Skyline -Its Friday Banner

 

Tony Bennett's 90th birthday is being celebrated in the City today, with the unveiling of an 8 foot tall, bronze structure of him at noon.  The festivities will begin at 11:30am today, on the lawn of the Fairmont in Nob Hill. 

Be sure to check out the 98th Annual Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” in North Beach on Saturday. You can read more about this event in our blog post earlier this week. 

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On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 8/14/16 – 8/20/16:

While San Francisco home values have never been higher, SFGate.com's "On the Block" had a pretty interesting post on Monday. It identifies four surprising factors that can lower San Francisco home

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4mural- REV Hodgepodge Thursday museum

As you walk throughout the City of San Francisco, you are sure to see numerous works of street art along the sprawling buildings and alleyways. Many murals are well known by people throughout the City, particularly those in the Mission district, but there are many other wonderful works of art scattered throughout the City you may not be aware of.

Thankfully, SF Mural Arts has created a map identifying murals throughout the City and where they are located. It is a wonderful resource, where you can view all the murals in specific neighborhoods throughout the City, get their street address, view pictures of the artwork and discover who the artist is. The map will also be constantly updated with any new murals that pop up in the City.

Take a look at

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