Culture Archive

Invisible Men are coming to Civic Center

Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness pictured at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

Get ready to feast your eyes on some public placemaking in the neighborhood! The San Francisco Arts Commission has announced that British Trinidadian artist Zak Ove’s ambitious sculpture installation Invisible Men will go on display in Civic Center Plaza from late July to October 2018.  

Must Attend Events in February

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From mixology courses to Chinese New Year celebrations, music festivals to symphony performances, here is a list of must attend events to get on your social calendar this month.  

The Perfect Friendsgiving in San Francisco

The holiday season is here and that means plentiful amounts of eating, drinking, and socializing. If you’re planning to host your own Friendsgiving this year, here are some recipes and tips to feasting with friends. And don’t forget, with The Market just next door to NEMA – you are sure to find the perfect wine to pair up with your feast!  

Local Spotlight: Charmaine’s

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When elevator doors open 120 feet above Market Street to unparalleled views of the City by the Bay, you’ve entered your new social playground. Charmaine’s is the rooftop bar and lounge San Francisco has been waiting for, where the energetic culture and chic of a European terrace meets the laid-back “California cool” lifestyle.  

Day Trippin’: Fall Farm Trips

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Ring in the autumn season with a day trip to a local farm, patch, cellar, or dairy around the Bay Area. From learning how to milk a cow to picking your own apples, harvest wine parties to dinner at the diary, here are a few autumn activities you’re sure to fall for this season.  

Bay Area Spots for Movies Under The Stars

Outdoor movies are a great way to spend a summer evening. Pack a basket of your favorite snacks, grab your blanket and make plans to attend some movies under the stars around the Bay Area this summer!  

Catch a FREE Museum Day

One of the best parts of living in a central neighborhood like Mid-Market is easy access to culture. Life is never dull when your neighborhood is full of ever changing exhibits, art shows and cultural venues. Expecting friends from out of town, or playing tourist for the day? We’ve made it easy for you to hit these cultural destinations on a dime.


Come Sail Away

With the weather warming up, now is a great time to get on the water and enjoy all that the Bay has to offer.  There are a number of companies which offer a variety of sailing options that will get you on the water in no time.  So grab your sunglasses and SPF and head to the Bay.  

5 Fabulous Spots to Picnic

Known for its eclectic vibe and natural beauty, picnicking is a favorite activity in the City. San Francisco has a number of beautiful locations, with vast green space, inviting you to stop in and stay for a little while. We rounded up just a handful of the many picnic spots.  

Chinese Lunar New Year Brings Giant Lanterns to Civic Center

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Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year with a trip to Civic Center to take in the six large-scale illuminated bamboo lantern sculptures outside City Hall that will lighten up the area from now until March 10. The glowing art exhibit, entitled Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round, is part of a temporary art installation created by Hong Kong-based artist Freeman Lau, sited in the center of Civic Center Plaza.  

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