Things to Do in San Francisco This Weekend
The weather's been a bit stormy in San Francisco. Not to worry; we've got plenty of captivating indoor events for you to experience this weekend.
Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with a sojourn to the gravesite of William Alexander Leidesdorff at Mission Dolores. Leidesdorff is credited by some sources as the proprietor of the first hotel in San Francisco, once located at Clay and Kearny streets. San Francisco's streets bear the names of famous local African-American leaders, from the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Bridge (the western span of the Bay Bridge), named for the former San Francisco mayor, to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, the address of San Francisco’s majestic City Hall, which honors the longtime publisher of the Sun-Reporter.
In Vino Veritas
Do you prefer pinots to pilsners? Then don’t miss the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. The largest competition of American wines in the world will host its coveted public tasting on Feb. 16.
"Kimono Refashioned" at the Asian Art Museum
Explore how Japanese avant-garde designers disrupted the world of haute couture with the traditional Japanese kimono. Exhibition highlights include more than 35 garments from the Kyoto Costume Institute, representing Japanese fashion from the late 1800s to present day.
February Flick Picks
The current season of Modern Cinema at SFMOMA features a range of films by Jia Zhangke, whose work includes “A Touch of Sin,” “Mountains May Depart” and “Still Life.” The Jewish Film Institute presents “Winterfest,” Feb. 16 and 17. Over at the Vogue Theatre, it’s a very British affair with the annual Mostly British Film Festival, now through Feb. 21.
YBCA's triennial Bay Area Now
Throughout the month of February, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will showcase paintings, photography, and a wide range of digital media that embrace themes of race, gender, and nature. Emerging and past Bay Area artists and curators will be celebrated at Bay Area Now's eighth season.
Hail to the Chiefs
Monday, Feb. 18 is Presidents' Day, which is a federal holiday. Be sure to confirm hours of operation with any area attractions you intend to visit that day, particularly museums and national parks.
On the Waterfront
San Francisco’s waterfront is a playground of attractions, including Alcatraz Cruises, Aquarium of the Bay, Madame Tussauds San Francisco and San Francisco Dungeon. Now through March 4, enjoy special discounts at these attractions as well as waterfront restaurants and hotels. Visit “Winter on the Waterfront” to secure details, discounts and information on shuttle service provided by Hornblower Classic Cable Cars.