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    street musician in Chinatown
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    by MarioPortugal
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    The Pink Section(s)

    by Rixie Updated Sep 16, 2010

    Favorite thing: If you're in San Francisco on a weekend, pick up a Sunday Chronicle. The "Pink Section" of the paper is a great resource for visitors. It includes listings of movies, plays, museums, art shows, tourist attractions, child-friendly activities, and other events in the Bay Area.

    The Thursday Chronicle also contains a pink section called 96 Hours, which contains events for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of that week.

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    Support the street musicians

    by shohman Written Jan 16, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Like most big cities, San Francisco has it's share of street musicians. Stop, listen, and give the guy a dollar. We take this for granted, but it's things like this that make a city more enjoyable for everyone.

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    SF Jazz Festival - Mariza Fado Singer

    by MarioPortugal Updated Jun 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: On October 22, 2004, Mariza, the famous Portuguese Fado singer, performed a show at the San Francisco Jazz Festival.

    Coincidentally I was around and able to join my local Portuguese gang that gathered to attend the show. It was fun. After the show, Mariza was very kind and accepted to take some pictures with us.

    The gang was also pleased to learn that Mariza has many other fans in north California as well.

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    Beach Blanket Babylon

    by Tami_G Written Aug 31, 2003

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    Favorite thing: There are so many things to see and do in San Francisco that it's really difficult to pick a favorite thing, because everything's great! But I did something that isn't usually included in main tourist books and is definetly representative of SF.

    Fondest memory: I went to a show called "Beach Blanket Babylon" which was hilarious. It's a musical review which combines music, singing, dancing, comedy, cultural and political satire.... and all represented in outrageous hats and outfits. The most unique aspect of BBB are definetly the hats they wear. They are very very big hats and wigs: from a pizza box to the whole city of SF on someone's head!
    Check out the web page for more info:
    And if you go to SF you have to go and see Beach Blanket Babylon!!!!!!!!

    Steve Silver's BBB
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    by 100ACRE Updated Jul 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: World Famous - S.F. War Memorial Opera House. Only the locals know about SRO (standing room only) tickets. They are $10 each! Tickets go on sale (cash only and one per person) at 10 a.m. on the day of each performance at the Box Office, 199 Grove Street. On matinee days, sales are at the Box Office, 301 Van Ness Avenue. Confirm before you go (415) 864-3330. The dress code is pretty relaxed for these type of tickets, and for the entire opera house in general. I have seen the full range of clothing at these operas, especially for matinees. The season runs all year, so there is likely a performance while you are in town. A schedule of performances is at Ask about the free lectures given approximately one hour before curtain. (Cast member pictured here.)

    TIX BAY AREA sells half-price, day-of-show, tickets, for mostly any live performance in the City. (Their ticket booth is located at the Union Square Garage at the Geary entrance, between Stockton & Powell Streets.) Or you can order your tickets online at or once you're arrive in the City.

    FREE SUMMER CONCERTS. The Stern Grove Festival, a popular City tradition. For a calendar of these Sunday afternoon concerts, go to The "grove" is located on the other end of the City and it gets crowded, but you can't beat the deal if there is something/someone on the calendar you want to see. Bring a picnic.

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    by jagr Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: One night, there was an outdoor concert in downtown, across fron Old Navy. I'm not sure who was playing, but it had a Jimi Hendrix-type beat. This was during the Jazz festival in late October. There was about 100 people watching the concert, heads bopping to the music. It was great and it was free!

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    Our last visit included a...

    by rstary Written Aug 25, 2002

    Favorite thing: Our last visit included a visit to Pebble Beach. I played Pebble Beach and Spyglass. This was like a trip to heaven!

    Fondest memory: I sang on stage with the Fabulous Pelicans at the Ritz in San Francisco. It was a blast.

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    Also on sunday afternoon you...

    by Mindjob Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Also on sunday afternoon you can find free concerts of all types of music at Stern Grove. Its a beautiful natural ampitheater just off of busy 19th avenue. As with all free music events, donations are appreciated.

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    live the culture. SF has one...

    by prophead Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: live the culture. SF has one of the best live music scenes in the world. (Austin, TX comes in close second in my book) Visit out famous venues like the Warfield and Fillmore, but also scrape the dark underbelly, visit some small clubs and help support our stuggling musicians. Check out for the very latest.

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  • Visit all the popular tourist...

    by studioblue Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit all the popular tourist sights. At the pier you can get the best clam chowder. Alcatraz is fun, too. At Alcatraz, you can take either a self-guided tour, or they have tour guides available as well. As you can see, it's been quite a few years since I've been there, so things may have changed.

    Fondest memory: While I was in San Francisco, I saw a production of 'The Phantom of th Opera' at the Alcazar Theatre on Geary St. I'm a theatre buff myself, so this was a very exciting experience for me

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    This is Louise Davies Symphony...

    by Mindjob Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This is Louise Davies Symphony hall. Its a great place to hear the classics, and you can get Irish Coffee during intermission.

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