April 2017

There are 20 blog entries for April 2017.

Dance Week ends on Sunday, but there’s lots going on before that. Check out the Dance Week schedule by clicking here. The Cesar Chavez Parade and Festival takes place on Saturday from 11AM to 6PM, with the street fair located on 24th Street between Treat and Bryant Streets.  Sunday Streets takes place (on Sunday of course) in the Tenderloin. And The 19th Annual Glen Park Festival also happens on Sunday.

Lastly, the Golden Gate Park Band is back for its 135th season, with free performances taking place on Sundays, at the Spreckles Temple of Music in the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. Concerts start at 1PM and typically end between 2:30 and 2:45. Concerts are scheduled to take place virtually every Sunday between now and October 8. There’s

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The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is widely considered to be the West Coast’s premier design showhouse event, renowned for featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers.

This year, it takes place in a gorgeous and spacious home located at 2698 Pacific Avenue. It runs from April 29 through May 29, and it’s open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Times vary, as do ticket prices, so be sure to visit the Showcase website for details.

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase first took place in 1977, and every year since it has been held in some of the City’s most breathtaking homes and neighborhoods. All the funds raised through the Decorator Showcase go directly to support the San Francisco University High

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Bay Area Dance Week is a vibrant 10-day celebration of dance featuring hundreds of FREE classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lecture demonstrations. It ends this Sunday, but tons of events are still scheduled to take place this weekend.

This is the 19th annual edition of Dance Week. Organizers say the Bay Area has one of the largest, most active and thriving dance communities in the country. Dance Week provides an opportunity for dance-lovers of all ages and experience-levels to take a grand tour of the many movement styles, including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, contact improvisation, and more.


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This seems like the perfect fit. B-Side is a new cocktail bar and restaurant located inside the SFJAZZ Center in Hayes Valley. Officially, it opens tomorrow, but it had a soft opening a couple of days ago.

Developer Hanson Li, who had a hand in bringing Petit Crenn to the neighborhood, is behind it all. According to Eater SF, he and his team have overhauled the sparse concrete space, filling it in with more seating, plush leather couches and a wall of records that give it a warmer, midcentury lounge feel. The plan is to eventually hold listening parties and allow diners and touring musicians alike to select the bar’s music themselves.

The dining menu will include 15 or so small plates with a couple larger entree items. The plan is to offer

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Sf.curbed.com just published a nice guide to 19 places in San Francisco that you may want to visit in the coming weeks. These spots are especially lovely during the springtime. We’ve had some glimpses of warmer weather recently haven’t we – so springlike days must be just around the corner, right!?

In any event, the curbed feature includes an interactive map, links, and a brief description of each place they mention. Everything from the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit at SFMOMA to the Church of 8 Wheels roller rink, from the Lyon Street steps to Heath Ceramics.

To see the entire feature, click here.

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Dance Week starts today and continues through April 30 with daily performances and activities,  DogFest happens Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM at Duboce Park,  and on Sunday the 100th Opening Day on the Bay takes place, with the parade of boats taking place from 12 PM to 2 PM along the waterfront from Crissy Field to Pier 39.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 4/16/17 – 4/22/17

The California Association of Realtors® just released its March California real estate market report. The headline reads “Spring homebuying season kicks off strongly as prices and sales propel higher.”

“March’s solid sales performance was likely influenced by the specter of higher interest rates, which may have pushed

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This Sunday’s 100th annual Blessing of the Fleet and parade of boats officially opens the San Francisco Bay Area boating season! The boats will power and sail along the waterfront, view-able from Crissy Field to Pier 39.

It starts at 12 PM and ends around 2. It’s actually supposed to be sunny on Sunday, and at this point, that’s practically a miracle. It seems like it’s rained every weekend for months.

More than 100 historic work boats, fire boats, tow boats, and classic and contemporary craft will participate. They’ll be decorated with flags and streamers, and it should be a spectacular day!

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7×7.com just published a wonderful feature profiling eight chefs in San Francisco who are proving that a woman’s place can be at the head of a traditionally male-dominated professional kitchen.

Bay Area diners are accustomed to seeing talented women at the helm of their favorite restaurants, following in the footsteps of such culinary trailblazers as Alice Waters, Traci Des Jardins, and Dominique Crenn. Nevertheless, throughout the industry as a whole, it has been estimated that in 2016 only 4.7 percent of American chefs and head cooks were female.

These 7×7 profiles present a new generation of female chefs. The feature looks at their successes, passions, challenges and goals. Here is the list of the chefs that are profiled:

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In the first game of the first round of the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors beat a very hot Portland Trail Blazers at home Sunday afternoon. Coming into the game, Portland had one of the best records in the league since the all-star break. Their starting guards, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, together formed the NBA’s highest scoring back court during the regular season. And for three quarters yesterday, they were on fire – combining for 48 points the first half alone.

How do you stop them? Having Draymond Green on your team helps. The defensive player of the year candidate had 19 points, 12 boards, nine assists, three steals and five blocks. He was simply amazing.

After a close back and forth game for three quarters, the Warriors pulled

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