NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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NOVEMBER 2 DAY OF THE DEAD (DIA DE LOS MUERTOS) - Day of the Dead includes a 7 pm procession starting at Bryant & 22nd St., plus candle-lit altars in Garfield Park (26th and Harrison, 4-11 pm) to honor the departed. NOVEMBER 3-11 AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL - The world’s oldest festival dedicated to films by and about Native Americans. 415-554-0525 NOVEMBER 5 (FIRST SUNDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY— Asian Art Museum "FALL BACK" 1 HOUR - Set your clocks back one hour in observance of daylight savings time.  NOVEMBER 7 (FIRST TUESDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY— Conservatory of Flowers, Contemporary Jewish Museum, DeYoung Museum, Legion of Honor Museum, Museum of Craft and Design, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts NOVEMBER 8-12 Napa Valley Film Festival - This celebration of film, food, and wine lights up the…
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OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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OCTOBER 2–9 FLEET WEEK SAN FRANCISCO - Fleet Week is the Bay Area’s opportunity to honor the men and women of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.  Tours of navy ships and a hair-raising air show that is sure to scare the dog again.  Reserved seating and corporate packages available (otherwise free).  The fleet sorties into San Francisco Bay under Golden Gate Bridge on Friday morning— the first ship at 11 am. Aquatic Park and Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, plus a variety of spots around town. OCTOBER 5-15 MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL - Presented by the California Film Institute, the Mill Valley Film Festival celebrates the best in independent and world cinema.  Founded in 1978, it has established an impressive track record for launching new films and filmmakers. CineArts Sequoia and 142 Throckmorton…
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SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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SEPTEMBER 1-30 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY - Sponsored by AIA San Francisco, the largest architectural and design festival in the U.S. includes a series of architectural tours, film screenings, exhibitions, design lectures, home shows, and more. Admission fees for some events.  415.362.7397. www.aiasf.org/archandcity SEPTEMBER 2-4 SAUSALITO ART FESTIVAL Sausalito’s yearly art festival has been showcasing the contemporary art world since 1952. A juried exhibit of more than 20,000 original works of art, this festival also includes music—by jazz, rock, and blues performers from the Bay Area and beyond—and international cuisine enhanced by wines from some 50 Napa and Sonoma producers. Parking is just about non-existent … you might want to relax and take the ferry (www.blueandgoldfleet.com) from Pier 41 to the festival site. Admission is $20-25. 415.332.3555. www.sausalitoartfestival.org  SEPTEMBER 3 (FIRST…
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AUGUST 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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Through OCTOBER 1 (Weekends only and Labor Day Monday) SAN FRANCISCO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Bring your family, friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy Hamlet in a beautiful park setting! San Francisco, Pleasanton, Cupertino, and Redwood City. 415.558.0888 www.sfshakes.org AUGUST 1 (FIRST TUESDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY, VARIOUS MUSEUMS Conservatory of Flowers, Contemporary Jewish Museum, DeYoung Museum, Legion of Honor Museum, Museum of Craft and Design, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (please confirm with the museum calendar, as free days may vary). AUGUST 4 SUMMER CRAFT DAY | PIER 39 Friends from the Museum of Craft & Design will be in the Entrance Plaza from 1-4 pm to teach kids of all ages cool summer crafts like paper plate fans, decorative bubble wand bands, and Sharpie-dyed bandanas.  Free while supplies last. Pier…
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JULY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

JULY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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JULY 1 OYSTERFEST SAN FRANCISCO One of the largest oyster festivals on the West Coast, Oysterfest San Francisco showcases some of the most sought-after bands, food and beverages, and, of course, succulent oysters. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, SF www.oysterfest.me JULY 1-2 FILLMORE JAZZ FESTIVAL Three stages of continuous jazz performances, more than 300 artists’ booths, and international food courts. Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Streets www.fillmorejazzfestival.com JULY 1 - OCTOBER 1 (Weekends only and Labor Day Monday) SAN FRANCISCO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Bring your family, friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy Hamlet in a beautiful park setting! San Francisco, Pleasanton, Cupertino, and Redwood City, 415-558-0888 www.sfshakes.org JULY 2 (FIRST SUNDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY, ASIAN ART MUSEUM  www.asianart.org JULY 4 FOURTH OF JULY WATERFRONT FESTIVAL Dazzling fireworks, local bands, food, and…
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7 Tips for Buying a Home in San Francisco

7 Tips for Buying a Home in San Francisco

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ENGAGE A MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL:  Check in with one as soon as possible if you are financing the purchase. You’ll need a letter of pre-approval in hand if your offer is going to be competitive, and it can take time to round up your documentation. BE OPEN IN TERMS OF NEIGHBORHOODS & MUST-HAVE'S: You’re in the strongest position if you're flexible―especially about your choice of neighborhoods and amenities. Every neighborhood has its charms, so don’t be too quick to exclude one. Perhaps 1.5 baths are enough? Or maybe leased parking is workable? GET FAMILIAR WITH THE MARKET: Go to as many open houses as possible that fit within your budget. Within no time you’ll develop a feel for what your money will buy. KNOW YOUR ONLINE SOURCES: Some are reliable, but…
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San Francisco Farmers’ Markets

San Francisco Farmers’ Markets

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(Year-Round Unless Otherwise Noted) Information Courtesy of Stephanie Morimoto and Together In Food: https://togetherinfood.wordpress.com/s-f-farmers-markets-the-full-list/ Dates and times can change seasonally San Franciscans are lucky to have such an amazing variety of farmers’ markets throughout the City—from the Ferry Building west to the Outer Richmond and south to the mother of them all, the Alemany Farmers’ Market.  You can even find one tucked away in the Financial District! ALAMO SQUARE / NOPA Divisadero Farmers’ Market Sundays: 10 am to 2 pm Grove St. at Divisadero BERNAL / MISSION Alemany Farmers’ Market Saturdays: 6 am to 3 pm 100 Alemany Blvd. 415-647-9423 EMBARCADERO Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 am to 2 pm Saturdays: 8 am to 2 pm Ferry Building: 1 Ferry Plaza 415-291-3276 EMBARCADERO / RINCON Rincon Center…
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Stefano DeZerega Serves at Pie Ranch

Stefano DeZerega Serves at Pie Ranch

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Zephyr Agent Stefano DeZerega Serves at Pie Ranch San Francisco, CA – September 16, 2011 – Stefano DeZerega, a Top Producer and a Premier Property Specialist with Zephyr Real Estate, is a volunteer and is on the board of directors at Pie Ranch—a sustainable farming operation in Pescadero that is also one of the Bay Area’s more unique community organizations. Pie Ranch’s stated mission is to inspire and connect people to know the source of their food, and to work together to bring greater health to the food system from seed to table. The farmers there are composed of staff, volunteers and apprentices who all grow food for their own sustenance and that of their community while stewarding the environment. Pie Ranch, so named because of the shape of the land it…
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JUNE 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

JUNE 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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Summer kicks off in San Francisco and there is plenty to do.  Jazz, Street Festivals, and Pride - You gotta love San Francisco in June! JUNE 1-4 SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (22nd YEAR) Silent films accompanied by live music. This festival promotes the silent film as art and historical record. Castro Theatre. 415-777-4908. www.silentfilm.org JUNE 1-16 SAN FRANCISCO DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (SF DOCFEST) (16TH YEAR) An annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event has brought weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen. Produced by the SF IndieFest.  Roxie, Brava, and Vogue Theaters.  415-662-FEST(3378). www.sfindie.com JUNE 3-4 UNION STREET FESTIVAL Now in its 41st year, this is one of San Francisco’s largest free art festivals, offering an organic farmers market, arts and crafts…
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MAY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

MAY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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MAY 2 (FIRST TUESDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY, VARIOUS MUSEUMS Conservatory of Flowers, Contemporary Jewish Museum, DeYoung Museum, Legion of Honor Museum, Museum of Craft and Design, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (please confirm with the museum calendar, as free days may vary).   MAY 3 (FIRST WEDNESDAY) SF ZOO FREE ADMISSION DAY FOR SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTS A free day for all San Francisco residents.  Proof of San Francisco residency is required and can be established by providing:  a valid driver’s license, a valid identification card, or a utility, phone, or another local bill with your name and address, along with a current valid photo I.D.  First free admission at 10:00 am.  Last free admission at 3:00 pm. 1 Zoo Road, SF www.sfzoo.org/visit/tickets-hours.htm [caption id="attachment_6444" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Carnival San Francisco -…
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