What's New in San Francisco

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  • June 17–Sept. 18, 2016 - Asian Art Museum Serves up a Sumptuous Summer of Pork
  • Early Bird Tickets Now Available for Eat Drink SF, Aug. 25–28, 2016  
  • San Francisco Breweries Launch Free Brews & Baseball Shuttle
  • Baron Stelling of The Shady Lady Saloon is 2016 Star of the Bar



  • Through July 5, 2016 - Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Through Sept. 5, 2016 - Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen at the Exploratorium
  • Through Sept. 11, 2016 - Wild West: Picturing America's Frontier Special Exhibition at the Legion of Honor
  • Through Sept. 18, 2016 - Emperors' Treasures at the Asian Art Museum
  • Through Sept. 18, 2016 – Dandy Lion: (Re)articulating Black Masculine Identity at MoAD
  • Through Sept. 25, 2016 - Altered State: Marijuana in California at Oakland Museum of California
  • Through Jan. 9, 2017 - Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio at The Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Through Jan., 2017 - New Ansel Adams Exhibit Debuts at Cavallo Point Lodge Mercantile and Art Gallery
  • June 30–Oct. 30, 2016: Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • July 2-Sept. 25, 2016 - Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
  • July 15, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017 – Shortening: Making Irrational Rational, New Art Exhibition by Nelson Saiers on Alcatraz
  • July 21-October 16, 2016 – Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall at the GLBT History Museum
  • 6, 2016-May 28, 2017 – SFJAZZ' Fifth Anniversary Season
  • San Francisco's Chinese Historical Society to Receive Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Exhibition from the New York Historical Society, Closing for Summer to Install Unprecedented Showcase



  • July 16, 2016 - Tenderloin Museum Celebrates One Year Anniversary
  • Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed opens at the California Academy of Sciences
  • July 15-16, 2016 - Annual Salsa Festival Returns to the Fillmore
  • August 14, 2016 – Jerry Day
  • September 10-11, 2016 - 26th Annual AT&T Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown
  • Alcatraz Vies for Grant in Partners in Preservation: National Parks
  • TripAdvisor Names Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz in 2016 Travelers' Choice Awards for Landmarks in the United States
  • Wolf Canyon Now Open at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens
  • Nob Hill Spa Introduces Bamboo Massage Treatment
  • Extranomical Tours Adds Gourmet Food and Wine Pairing to Redwoods & Wine Country Escape



  • Hotel Grace Opens Near Union Square
  • Hampton by Hilton Coming to South of Market in August 2016
  • Summer of Family Fun at the Palace Hotel
  • Pacific Grove's Asilomar Conference Grounds Installs New Water Recycling System



  • First-Hold Brings the Events Industry into the 21st Century



  • SFO Welcomes WOW air Nonstop Service to Iceland
  • SFO Global Entry Enrollment Office Will Soon Be Open 24/7
  • USO San Francisco Airport Center Celebrates 50 Years of Service with a New Facility for Military Service Members and their Families
  • SFO Honored in CIO Magazine's Annual “CIO 100” Awards




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