san francisco happenings this weekend?
November 18, 2005 8:16 AM   Subscribe

in san francisco for the weekend... any recommendations for happenings? places to hit?... it's been a little while since i have been in town. art, restaurants, live music ?
posted by specialk420 to Travel & Transportation around San Francisco, CA (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I always check upcoming's feed for the city I'm visiting. There's a ton of stuff going on in SF.
posted by mathowie at 8:37 AM on November 18, 2005

Flavorpill and Fun Cheap SF are also good resources.
posted by occhiblu at 8:47 AM on November 18, 2005

Embarcadero over the weekend for the best fruit you've ever tasted. If you haven't taken the ferry to Alcatraz it's a must (and take the audio tour when you get inside.

As for art, take a look at the new deYoung Museum. The outside of the building is very interesting (even though the inside is more traditionally laid out as art museums go). Go up to the new observation tower for some nice views of the city. If you like Egyptian art see An African Queen exhibition presently on display.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 8:53 AM on November 18, 2005

The Old 97s are playing at the Independent, but the Saturday show may be sold out.
posted by padraigin at 9:00 AM on November 18, 2005

Cirque du Soleil's new show opens tonight.
posted by jasper411 at 9:11 AM on November 18, 2005

There's a benefit for DMBQ and Michelle Cable at 12 Galaxies this evening.
posted by jackmakrl at 9:37 AM on November 18, 2005

If you want a bonafied SF experience, go see Gold Chains at the Rickshaw Stop on Fell near Gough. Keep an eye out for fluffy-tailed rodents.
posted by squirrel at 9:39 AM on November 18, 2005

OMG, the Miss Trannyshack pageant is happening on Saturday!!! This is *definitely* an only in SF event!
posted by jasper411 at 9:59 AM on November 18, 2005

Like Italian? I think the best in North Beach (which is saying a lot ) is Trattoria Contadina on Union and Mason. It's a couple of blocks off North Beach's main drag, which is a place you should visit anyway.

Go sprawl out in Washington Square Park and watch the parrots whenever they fly by. That's always surreal.
posted by symphonik at 10:18 AM on November 18, 2005

Response by poster: thanks people. wow. what nice weather!
posted by specialk420 at 11:24 AM on November 18, 2005

Also, the Squidlist calendar

The weather this week has been incredible.
posted by vacapinta at 12:23 PM on November 18, 2005

posted by autojack at 1:06 PM on November 18, 2005

For food recommendations, check out the San Francisco message board of
posted by WestCoaster at 1:25 PM on November 18, 2005

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