Just across the street from MOMA (Museum of Modern Art at 3rd and Mission), is my favorite place to see current artists' work, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. If you like looking at new art, see art that isn't in books, support the local art scene, or just want to be stimulated, head here. There are large spaces for installations, a theater for film, and also several spaces for dance.
If you can see SF's Lines Ballet in the theater here, do so. Every seat is good, and at a fair price.
Address: 3233 Pacific Avenue
A grocer built this house! It's a 1886 Queen Anne style museum/house. Inside this house is "staged" to help you step back in time. If you love architecture, got a couple of hours to do "something completely different", have a look. It's hard to pull yourself away from all the other cool things there are to do in this City, I know.
A nice journey back to San Francisco at the turn-of-the-century. Highly recommended for you nostalgia-lovers.
Besides, don't you want to learn the differences between a Queen Anne and an Edwardian Victorian house before you leave S.F.?
Every March, the Center for Asian America Media hosts a film festival, featuring about 120 movies in San Francisco (March, 13-23), Berkley (March, 14-22) and San Jose (March, 21-23).
TICKETS: $11 ($9 for students/seniors).
WHERE (places and their maps):
- Castro Theatre (SF),
- Sundance Kabuki Cinemas (SF),
- Clay Theatre (SF),
- Asian Art Museum (SF),
- Bambuddha Lounge (SF),
- Rickshaw Stop (SF),
- 111 Minna Gallery (SF),
- Pacific Film Archive Theater (Berkeley), Camera 12 Cinemas (SJ), San Jose Museum of Art (SJ).
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF)
is the City's largest public arts institution. Comprised of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, FAMSF is also the City's most successful public/private partnership. Although a designated City department, most of the Museum's operational funding and all funding for art acquisitions and exhibitions are raised privately.
Palace of fine Art's Exploratorium on Lyon Street.
The 'palace' is a leftover from the expo in 1915, and have now become an exploratorium, a museum of science and technology with 'live' exhibitions where you could see, listen, touch and explore.
Once a month one of 3 parks hosts an outdoor movie:
All shows begin on Saturday at 8 P.M. or at Dusk
Saturday, 6/28, ALL ABOUT EVE, Union Sq.
Saturday, 7/26, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Dolores Park
Saturday, 8/9, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, Union Square
Saturday, 9/6, IL POSTINO, Washington Square
Saturday, 9/20, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, Dolores Park
Saturday, 10/4, VERTIGO, Union Square
NOTE: You can bring a picnic, but no chairs allowed. There is a free Valet parking for bikes. Bring warm clothes, cause it gets really cold once the sun sets!!!
Dolores Park is bounded by Dolores, Church, 18th and 20th Streets and the film will be screened in the park at Dolores and 19th Streets. Dolores Park is served by the MUNI Metro J-Line and by MUNI's 33-Ashbury. The 16th Street BART/MUNI station on Mission Street is a 15-minute walk from Dolores Park.
Washington Square Park is located at the intersection of Columbus and Union Streets in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. The Park is served by MUNI bus lines 15, 30, 45 and 39. The Powell/Mason Cable Car line stops one block from the Park (at Union).
Union Square is bounded by Powell, Post, Stockton and Geary Streets in San Francisco. It is served by all MUNI Metro lines (Powell Street Station), by BART (Powell Street Station), and by multiple MUNI bus and cable car lines.
Free Shakespeare in the Park has been organized 6 years ago and is still alive and well. In 2008 Presidio Park (next to Golden Gate Bridge) is showing the play called Pericles.
SCHEDULE for 2008:
Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 31 at 2:30 pm
Monday, Sept 1 (Labor Day) at 2:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 6, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 7, 2:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 14 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, Sept 20 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 21 at 2:30 pm
LOCATION: The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave, near the Officer's Club & Visitor's Center). MAP.
TO GET THERE: Buses 28 and 29 will bring you there. From downtown: take bus#30 (runs on Stockton Street in Chinatown) and then hop on bus 28 on Lombard Street (or just walk).
Distinguished by their design features, the three styles of Victorians include the Italianate, the Stick and the Queen Anne.
See for a full explanation of the 3 styles the travelogues!
San Francisco is filled with excentric, unconventional people. This also applies to artists.
Here is a sculpture made from an old truck on display at the Museum of Modern Art.
You can buy a Thinker by Rodin to take home, for the bathroom perhaps?
As well as sculpture by Rodin you can see some furniture, teapots ect.
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