May 2018

There are 23 blog entries for May 2018.

This goes well beyond deja vu. For the fourth time in four years the Golden State Warriors are meeting the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. This is the first time in professional sports history that two teams have faced each other in a league championship so many consecutive times.

Whatever the outcome, history will be made. After two epic Game 7s over the Memorial Day weekend — during which LeBron James delivered 48 minutes of resilient brilliance in Boston and the Warriors rallied back from an 11-point halftime deficit against the Houston Rockets with some gorgeous shot-making and championship poise — these two teams meet again.

The Warriors enjoy home court advantage, have won two of the three previous championships, and are heavily

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Now in its 42nd year, organizers say the Union Street Music Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest annual FREE events!  For the 2nd year in a row it will feature over 24 live bands sprinkled throughout the 5 blocks of the festival.  The entertainment areas will showcase five different genres: Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, and Local Bands!

The Festival will also include the traditional elements that have made this event stand out over the years, including arts and craft exhibitors, fabulous food vendors, and community groups.  The Festival also will  feature full pours of tasty beers and fine wines in each of its beverage gardens.

For more information, please click here.

42nd Annual Union Street Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June

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SF.Eater.com just published a guide to “19 especially child-friendly SF Restaurants,” and we love it! In fact, many of these restaurants are great places to eat even when you don’t bring kids along.

Here are five of our favorites included on the list:

  • Park Chalet Garden Restaurant // 1000 Great Highway
  • Squat & Gobble // 1 West Portal Avenue
  • Pacific Catch, Westcoast Fish House // 1200 9th Avenue
  • Tacolicious // 741 Valencia Street
  • Foreign Cinema // 2534 Mission Street

To see the entire guide, along with photos, descriptions, links, and an interactive map showing you exactly where these spots are located, click here.

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It’s the three-day Memorial Day weekend, and on Saturday and Sunday, the 40th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival takes place in the Mission District. Organizers say this is the largest multi-cultural celebration on the West Coast, and over 400,000 are expected to attend the family-friendly event. For a guide to other things going on during this three-day weekend throughout the Bay Area from SF.Funcheap.com, click here.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 5/20/18 – 5/26/18

Midyear Update: Flat Forecast for Home Sales This Year

While all real estate is local, it’s still important to know what’s going on across the nation, not just in San Francisco. A piece published by RISMedia.com provides

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You may not recognized the name, but you’re certainly familiar with his work.

René Magritte (1898–1967) was one of the most intriguing painters associated with Surrealism, but he did not fully find his voice until after breaking ties with the movement. This exhibition, the first to look exclusively at Magritte’s late career, examines his most important bodies of work from the 1940s through the 1960s, and shows how they marked a fundamental shift in painting from Modernism to our own time.

Featuring more than 70 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know.

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It’s the three-day Memorial Day weekend, and on Saturday and Sunday, the 40th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival takes place in the Mission District. Organizers say this is the largest multi-cultural celebration on the West Coast, and over 400,000 are expected to attend the family-friendly event.

The 2018 Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 AM. It’s your chance to watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of which will feature beautifully adorned floats depicting rich multicultural themes, along with performers who engage and entertain the crowds.

The 2–day festival will take place both Saturday and Sunday on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets. The festival runs from 10 AM to 6 PM both days. Enjoy

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Chronicle Food writer Michael Bauer once said  of the restaurant 25 Lusk, “Few restaurants are as sexy.” Tucked into a side street off Townsend, and years in the making, the place really is breathtaking.  It took a multimillion-dollar budget to turn the 1917-era meat packing plant and smokehouse into a nearly 10,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant with a dining room and bar.

Now new Rooftop 25 brings the Lusk brand into the light, and, according to 7×7.com, it’s just what you’d want from a rooftop bar: sunny, casual, and energetic.

Designed by Cass Calder Smith, the SoMa bar and restaurant is clad in San Francisco’s chosen palette these days—steel, concrete, glass, and wood siding styled in horizontal slats for contemporary effect. And by

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“My first day on Alcatraz, they put me in the barbershop with nine inmates. Within 10 minutes, I witnessed a murder, on my first day, during my first assignment, my first hour there. Welcome to Alcatraz.”

George DeVincenzi, Alcatraz Correctional Officer

In a 7×7.com feature former guard George DeVincenzi, now 90 years old, recounts some of his experiences at Alcatraz while on duty there from 1950 to 1958. It’s a time capsule of sorts – a look at “The Rock” when it was still a penitentiary, and home to many of America’s most wanted criminals.

To read the entire piece, click here.

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Sunday the annual Bay to Breakers race takes place. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12K race runs west through the City and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach. In-person registration is available at the Orig3n Health & Wellness Expo at Pier 35 today and tomorrow. Click here for more information. Also on Sunday, the Western Conference Finals continue as the Golden State Warrior take on the Houston Rockets starting at 5 PM. This will be the third game in the seven game series, which is currently tied at one win apiece.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 5/13/18 – 5/19/18

Should You Buy Earthquake Insurance?

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