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Five San Francisco Concerts That Changed American Music Forever BY: COLLIN BRENNAN | 7.13.2015

From the Beatles to the Band, these concerts won’t soon be forgotten.




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Things to Do in San Francisco: Saturday, September 13, to Friday, September 19
This week: gourmet chocolate floods Ghirardelli Square, a kimchi expert teaches you to jar your own cabbage, a pop-up film festival screens nine shorts, the San Francisco Improv Fest enters its second week, and Disney’s leading ladies are on display. As always, check Groupon for more great things to do in San Francisco.
Four Activities for Out-of-Town Guests that Are Better than Sending Them to Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco has an infinite supply of two things: tech startups and out-of-town guests. And if you work at one, you might not have time for the other. So, what do you do when visitors ask for recommendations? You could direct them to the Golden Gate Bridge (again) … or, you could check out these cliché-free suggestions. And, as always, check Groupon for more great things to do in San Francisco.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Saturday, August 23, to Friday, August 29
This week: insufferable foodies break into song, Indian chariots parade through Golden Gate Park, UC Berkeley’s Caltopia offers free massages, the Exploratorium examines sound, and you can dance if you want to. As always, check Groupon for more great things to do in San Francisco.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Saturday, August 16 to Friday, August 22
This week: street-food stalls invade the Mission, street-soccer teams compete in tournaments, a movie consists entirely of cell phone calls, a pop-up market gathers goods for the swapping, and Bill Bellamy grabs the mic. As always, check Groupon for more great things to do in San Francisco.
Five Toddler-Friendly Places Approved by a 2-Year-Old
The Bay Area abounds with fantastic family attractions. However, they aren’t always appropriate for the whole family. Children who have just learned to walk often run the risk of getting jostled by older kids, and won’t understand most museum exhibits.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Saturday, August 9 to Friday, August 15
This week: K-Pop bands take the stage at the Korean Day Cultural Festival, Deer Tick plays an Outside Lands night show, John Dean recalls his talks with Nixon, cool cars gather in Danville, and Audium creates sonic art. As always, check Groupon for even more great things to do in San Francisco.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Saturday, August 2, to Friday, August 8
This week: the Ballet Folklórico performs Mexican dances in incredible outfits, the Cartoon Art Museum displays pages from The Punisher, the aquarium holds a Shark Week event for grownups, Glen Hansard sings in Oakland, and a 5-foot-1 actress embodies a 5-foot-10 boxer. As always, check Groupon for more exciting things to do in San Francisco.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Saturday, July 26, to Friday, August 1
This week: giant fish fly over Berkeley, Rufus Wainwright plays at Stern Grove, Rob Delaney proves that he’s just as funny off the web, travel agents plan outer-space vacations, and Eat Drink SF showcases chef favorites. As always, check Groupon for even more things to do in San Francisco.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Week of July 21, 2014
This week: games of Twister in Jessie Square, a DJ set from Chromeo, spooky stories at a hidden locale, standup comedy at the Pacific Pinball Museum, and too many old postcards to count at the Vintage Paper Fair. As always, check Groupon for even more things to do in San Francisco.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Week of July 14, 2014
This week: Filter brings the noise, a carnival takes over Candlestick Park, a theater ensemble plays with Macbeth, the symphony teams up with Pixar, and Japanese pop-culture icons pay the bay a visit. And if that’s not enough for you, check Groupon for more fun things to do in San Francisco.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Week of July 7, 2014
The Fourth of July has come and gone, but there’s plenty left to celebrate—the power of pony friendship, for instance. This week, get close to some bronies, support local hip-hop artists, watch artists as they draw, judge air-guitar performances, and drop by Petaluma for an outdoor festival. Of course, you can also check Groupon for more things to do in San Francisco.
Things to Do in San Francisco: Week of June 8, 2014
This week: John Waters chats about riding in cars with strangers, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo rock out, and outdoor festivals fill up the weekend.
Nighttime Photography Spots in the City
San Francisco is a photographer’s dream for both amateurs and pros alike.  It is a lively city that always has something going on day or night.  And she is a pretty lady too, the perfect subject for any photograph. There are endless quantities of photos taken by locals and tourists all year round detailing the multiple personalities within. Colors, peoples, foods – you name it.  But how many people have taken the time to capture a photo at night?
Not Just for Kids: SF's Grown Up Bowling Alleys
Bowling around San Francisco has changed greatly over the years. No longer are the lanes only the domain of children’s birthday parties and greasy finger food. These days, there are slick, stylish and even hip bowling alleys competing for the adult market, which means this city has more options than ever to set ‘em up and knock ‘em down.
Things To Do on a Cold Day in the City
Baby it's cold outside! Here in San Francisco we are used to a certain amount of chilliness throughout the year.  But when it gets a little too cold there are still plenty of things to do in and around town to warm you up.
A Guide to Winter in San Francisco
Since it is wintertime, it's quite obvious that it will be cold in San Francisco. But temperatures can actually vary quite a bit during the winter - anywhere from the mid-high 30s to the low 60s on a warmer winter day. One thing is guaranteed: the weather in SF is completely unpredictable and will vary throughout the day.
Get Crafty With These DIY Classes
With a major craft fair every couple of weeks or so, San Francisco’s creative types appear to constitute a majority of the population, selling designer handmade bits and baubles that bring joy to bedroom walls and living room shelves everywhere. Some people are born with the innate ability to open an Etsy store, while others must learn. Fortunately, there are several exceptional spots to get your craft on throughout the city.
Best Places to Dance All Night
If New York is the city that never sleeps, San Francisco manages to get at least seven hours a night. The needles scratch off the record at 2 a.m. sharp at most – but not all – dance venues, meaning there’s plenty of time to get to bed before the sun comes up. Or, thanks to a rising crop of after-hours clubs and an already extensive daytime dance scene, it’s possible to never leave the dance floor at all.
Best Museum Nights for Adults Only
The projected two-year closure of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art casts a long shadow over the Bay Area’s arts scene, particularly for the field trip crowd and young weekenders who loved to take in the vast collections. But savvy grown-up patrons aren’t crying too hard, thanks to several new weeknight events at other museums and galleries around town, each geared exclusively toward adults. The over-21 crowds also have a reason to celebrate, thanks to the availability of booze at many of these adult interactions.
Best Holiday Activities in San Francisco
San Francisco is a city that comes alive during the holidays. Between the beautiful Christmas Tree display in Union Square, the amazing shopping, and fun family events -- there is never a dull moment between Thanksgiving and Christmas in SF.
Exploring Golden Gate Park Classics
Golden Gate Park is home to a multitude of things to see and explore. As a local, it's easy to take the park's offerings for granted, so why not have a "local tourist" day in the park to remind yourself of its many treasures. Start at the Conservatory of Flowers and work your way through as many museums, gardens and green spaces as you can handle.
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