March 2018

There are 22 blog entries for March 2018.

Spring is here, and it’s certainly worth celebrating! Two big San Francisco events do just that, in wildly different ways, and a third event is just plain crazy! Holi is the Indian festival of colors, and on Saturday the biggest Holi event in San Francisco takes place at California College of the Arts. On the other side of town, on Sunday in Cow Hollow, a second spring event takes place  — the 27th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration. And the crazy event? The Bring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW) races at Vermont Street at 20th. Big people on tiny plastic big wheel bikes racing down the curviest street in the City!

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 3/25/18 – 3/31/18

How

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According to sf.funcheap.com, the spring series of free outdoor film screenings returns to the Proxy Walk-in Theater starting tomorrow. For 2018, the film series explores the nature of place and identity: how we shape the places that shape us. With humor, precision, and love, these stories of people and place paint a portrait of our shared condition.

The free Friday evening film screenings begin at 7:45 PM, with ‘doors’ opening at 7 PM. Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a frosty Fort Point Beer (all proceeds support outdoor cinema at PROXY) and delicious fare from popular food trucks.

Here’s the lineup this year:

  • March 30th: I, Tonya
  • April 6th: Quest
  • April 13th: Florida Project
  • April 20th: Road Movie
  • April 27th: Lady
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Holi is the Indian festival of colors, celebrating spring. And on Saturday the biggest Holi event in San Francisco takes place at California College of the Arts, 1111 8th Street at the base of Potrero Hill. You need to buy tickets to participate, but once in you’ll find an unlimited supply of color to toss around, along with music and dancing, performances, and local food trucks. It happens this Saturday, from 12 to 3 PM.

On the other side of town, on Sunday in Cow Hollow, a second spring event takes place  — the 27th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration. Organizers say it can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant, and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to

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Looking for that perfect Easter Sunday brunch spot? 7×7.com has some great suggestions:

  • The Commissary 101 Montgomery St. (Presidio), thecommissarysf.com
  • Marla Bakery 3619 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond), marlabakery.com
  • Locanda 557 Valencia St. (Mission), locandasf.com
  • District 216 Townsend St. (SoMa), districtSF.com
  • Park Chalet 1000 Great Highway (Golden Gate Park), parkchalet.com
  • Hornblower Cruises Pier 3 (The Embarcadero),  hornblower.com

As of now, it looks like it’s going to be sunny and pleasant on Sunday, which will make brunch that day even more perfect! Enjoy!

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It’s an only-in-San-Francisco Easter Sunday tradition — the Bring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW) races at Vermont Street at 20th, Potrero Hill, where you’ll find what is actually the curviest street in the City. “Kids Only” races from 3PM – 4PM and “Adult Children” from 4PM – 6PM.

The event is free to watch  but registration is understandably required to race. Organizers hope participants will make a $10-20 donation on site or online to help cover City fees and other costs.

There aren’t many rules here.  The biggest request is that participants only bring Big Wheels or trikes that are made of plastic with plastic wheels. Why? In the words of their founder, John Brumit, “It sounds way cooler and control is overrated anyway.”

That last phrase is a

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It’s a big weekend ahead, with some sunshine mixed with some rain. Layers people, wear layers! Saturday there will be a rally in support of the National March for Our Lives movement. The rally will take place from 1 PM to 2:45 PM at Civic Center Plaza. Earth Hour 2018 takes place on Saturday night at 8:30 PM for one hour.  Lights will go out all over the City (and the world) to make a statement about climate change concerns. Also Saturday night beginning at 8:30, Pier 39 will be presenting a fireworks display in celebration of the Spring Equinox. Sunday is opening day for the two-week long Flower Show at Macy’s in Union Square. Also on Sunday, Sunday Streets is taking place in the Excelsior, and Presidio Picnic kicks off its sixth season on the

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Don’t you love looking at photographs of San Francisco in the early days? We certainly do. It all looks familiar, but at the same time wildly different. The barren and sandy hills, the expansive bay, the wooden houses and brick commercial buildings, the dirt roads, and the occasional horse drawn wagon.

SF.curbed.com has done it again, posting 20 vintage photos from 1856, along with an interactive map that shows you where these images were made. It’s your chance to see San Francisco just when it was beginning to take shape.

In 1848, when news of gold in the California River first touched off a frenzy in America, San Francisco was home to only about 1,000 people. Within two years it had swelled to some 25,000. These photos capture that moment

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Earth Hour 2018 takes place on Saturday night at 8:30 PM for one hour.  Lights will go out all over the City. The Golden Gate Bridge will go dark, along with other bridges, buildings, and monuments throughout San Francisco.

On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations, and governments around the world will come together to make a statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple — turning off their lights for one hour. Organizers encourage you to do the same, inviting you to turn off your lights on Saturday night and instead use candles, or simply enjoy the dark of the night.

For more information, click here.

You should also know earlier on Saturday there will be a rally in

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SFGate.com recently posted a guide to 16 things to eat and drink inside the Ferry Building. The list includes remarks from various writers and sources. We’re going to share our favorite five:

1. Rum drinks + spring rolls at the bar at the Slanted Door
“I love the sleek modern bar at the Slanted Door, especially for cocktails. It’s unlike anything else in the city, made even better as a peaceful mid-weekday respite from the chaos of its surroundings.” — Paolo Lucchesi

2. Baguette and Mount Tam cheese at Acme Bakery and Cowgirl Creamery
“One of the best bargains in the marketplace: Grab a baguette from Acme, a wheel of Mount Tam and head outside to a waterfront bench and feast.” — S.F.

3. Empanada at El Porteño
“Go with the flavor that suits

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Okay. We admit it. We’re worried. There appears no chance that the Golden State Warriors will enter the playoffs as a number one seed. That means when they inevitably come up against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference playoff series, Houston will have the home court advantage. If the series requires a seventh game, it will be played in Houston. Gulp.

With just a few weeks remaining in the regular season, three of Golden State’s four All-Stars are out with injuries — none of which are to be taken lightly. Stephen Curry has already missed five games with a tweaked right ankle and won’t return until Friday’s game against Atlanta at the earliest. Klay Thompson (fractured right thumb) and Kevin Durant (fractured rib) are expected to miss

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