: views from the Hill

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Gone for a few weeks.

And look what we're missing!

(I put this list together for our intrepid Auntie K, who will be catering to our feline companion while we're gone.)

  • The Bicycle Thief screened down in Washington Square Park. Sat. Sep 23rd. 8PM.

  • Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown. September 23-24, 2006

  • International Dragon Boat Festival. September 23-24, 2006 (Treasure Island).

  • San Francisco Blues Festival. September 23-24, 2006. Fort Mason's Great Meadow. $$ Tix but there will be a free kickoff concert at Justin Herman Plaza on September 22 (Fri) from noon-1:30p.

  • Folsom Street Fair. Sunday, Sept. 24. WARNING! WARNING! Hugely popular leather, fetish, and BDSM event. If you plan to drive anywhere toward the south on Sunday, check out which streets will be closed for this street fair. It makes a real mess of things.

  • Friends of the Library HUGE ANNUAL HUGE (did I mention HUGE!?!??) BOOK SALE. Festival Pavilion. Fort Mason Center. TH Sep 28-SU Oct 1. Preview sale (members and special guests) Wednesday Sep 27. 4-8P. (We have passes for you as our special guest.)

  • 2006 Floating Homes Tour in Sausalito. September 30. Buy tickets online. Take the ferry over!

  • Comedy Day (free) October 1st. 12-5p.m. at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Benefit for the Food Bank. (They'd like attendees to bring $$$ and donate generously.) Five hours. Thirty comedians. San Francisco's professional comedy community joins together each year to produce the four-hour show. The Punch Line, Cobb's Comedy Club, SF Sketchfest, Pepperbelly's, and Jose Simon (founder of Comedy Day) each produce an hour-long, highly entertaining set.

  • Fleet Week San Francisco. Tour Navy ships and watch the Navy Blue Angels perform. Oct. 7-9, 10am-4pm. Free to the public. Fleet Week Airshow includes Blue Angels and the Red Bull Air Races.

  • 6th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Oct 7-8, 2006. Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park. FREE! Earl Scruggs, Hot Tuna Acoustic, Flying Other Brothers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Richie Furay, Steve Earle, &c. This is the sixth annual event -- a gift to San Francisco from Warren Hellman.

    Schedule -- Emmylou Harris on Sunday! Ramblin' Jack Elliott too!

  • Italian Heritage Parade (formerly Columbus Day Parade!) in North Beach. Sunday. October 8. Starts at 12:30 p.m. Goes from Jefferson and Stockton Streets (Fisherman's Wharf), west on Jefferson to Leavenworth, south (left) on Leavenworth to Columbus, left on Columbus to Filbert, east (left) on Filbert.

    The parade ends in Washington Square in front of Sts. Peter and Paul Church (666 Filbert. How cool an address is that? Especially! for a church?)

and ongoing and stuff:

Quilts of Gee's Bend at the deYoung

September events
October events

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