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Free admission to King Tut at the de Young, Feb 20-21

The Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit will be leaving the de Young on March 28. If you haven’t seen it yet, make some time this weekend because you can get in free!

Tickets will be available on site only, with a limit of four tickets per adult for that day. All tickets are first-come, first-served and timed and dated. In other words, you may get there in the morning but receive tickets for an afternoon reservation. Free means being flexible! :)

But wait, there’s more! The permanent collections of the de Young will be free to the public all weekend and free programming will include children’s art making, fortune tellers, tarot card readers, belly and sword dancers and a dj spinning in Wilsey Court, as well as a festival of mummy movies screened from 12noon to 5pm in the Koret Auditorium.

More details over at SFCitizen.com. Don’t miss this chance to see the Boy King for free!

Sarah B.

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 6:01 am | Posted under Free stuff, Golden Gate Park, Museums | Comments Off

Neighborhood foodies unite

Every year, 7×7 magazine puts out their “100 Things to Try Before You Die” list that includes the best dishes and treats at San Francisco restaurants. These Richmond District items made this year’s list:

13. Soup dumplings at Shanghai Dumpling King
17. Samusa soup at Burma Superstar
62. Dim sum at Ton Kiang
63. Meatballs with grapes at Aziza

One Richmond District resident has started a new tradition from the list with a group called “100+ Things”. Scott and his friends host an open dinner party at their large apartment at Geary & 17th Avenue every few months. Friends, neighbors, fellow foodies and Facebook friends are invited to sample some of the items on the “100 Things to Try Before You Die” list.

For most events, they have 5-10 of the items on the list brought in. Total cost works out to be no more than $25-$32 per person. And for some events, they meet at restaurants and/or bars as a group.

If you’d like to be part of the tasting party, join the Facebook group to get updates on the next event. Scott thinks the next one will be later this month.

Sounds like a great way to try some good food and meet some new friends.

Sarah B.

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 12:46 pm | Posted under Community, Food | 2 comments

Paul’s Hat Works appears on “Eye on the Bay” (video)

The ladies of Paul’s Hat Works are becoming celebrities before our very eyes. Watch their segment from a recent episode of Channel 5’s “Eye on the Bay”, where the show profiled Mom & Pop factories in the Bay Area.

Sarah B.

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 6:16 am | Posted under Business, Video | 1 comment

Love among the flotsum and jetsam

Happy Valentine’s Day! – Sarah B.

Photo by rsprague116

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 12:01 am | Posted under Photos | 1 comment

Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Plough & Stars, Feb. 16

Whether you’re into Mardi Gras or just want to continue celebrating the Saints’ Superbowl win, head out to The Plough & Stars pub (116 Clement) for festivities on Fat Tuesday.

The Plough & Stars will host a New Orleans & Louisiana Cajun dance party featuring live music from Left Coast Special, a traditional four piece band who play Cajun music in the traditional 1940/50’s dance hall style.

Doors open at 8pm, the show starts at 9pm; 21 & over only. Admission is $5 to $10, sliding scale. No beads or boob flashing required!

As they say in New Orleans, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”

Sarah B.

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 9:48 pm | Posted under Events, Live Music | Comments Off

Lincoln Park playground almost done

Snapped these pics while cruising by the playground today which is at 33rd Avenue and Clement. It doesn’t look like they’ll hit their March 2010 schedule for re-opening, but it looks like the bulk of the work is done. I imagine the winter rains really slowed them down.

Are you excited for it to open up again?

Sarah B.

Related stories:
12/2/09: Lincoln Park Projects Update
8/7/09: Lincoln Park playground renovation begins

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 2:55 pm | Posted under Kids, Recreation | 9 comments

Hong Kong Double Feature at the 4-Star for Chinese New Year

Starting today, the 4-Star Theater kicks off their Chinese New Year celebration with a double feature of popular comedies from Hong Kong.

The first film is All’s Well, Ends Well, starring Louis Koo as a womanizer who is hired to woo a hot-tempered young woman by her brother in the hopes of following a family marriage tradition. A little comedy mixed in with some martial arts. Showtimes at 12noon, 3:45pm, and 7:25pm.

The second film is 72 Tenants of Prosperity, a comedy which stars over 100 of Hong Kong’s best known film and television actors and pop singers. The story begins in 1970s Hong Kong, where two brothers help a group of 72 tenants defeat landlords who are trying to evict them. During the fight, the brothers fall for the same girl but only one wins her. And an intense rivalry continues for decades. Showtimes at 1:55pm, 5:40pm, and 9:20pm.

Kung Hei Fat Choy to everyone!

Sarah B.

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 10:37 am | Posted under Movies | Comments Off

From the other side

Photo by hanson_s_lee

“Taken on Sunday morning about 30 minutes before sunrise from the Marin Headlands, looking south toward San Francisco. This is a view of Baker Beach, followed by the Richmond district, Golden Gate Park, and the Sunset district beyond.”

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 9:54 am | Posted under Photos | 1 comment