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21 Fun Things to Do This Week (09.20.21)

Art lovers will find plenty to fancy this week as ArtSpan's San Francisco Open Studios gets underway; Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel comes to life in a digital exhibition; and a new SF-inspired circus takes flight at Club Fugazi. Plus, Outerlands returns with Dutch pancakes on the parklet; Starline Social club reopens...
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2-bedroom penthouse from Humphrey Bogart film: Guess the rent in San Francisco

It's no secret that renting an apartment in San Francisco is expensive, but it's no longer the priciest in the country! At least for now. Each week we search through apartment rental listings and seek out the weird, the luxurious and even just the wouldn't-that-be-nice. The city by the bay has it all, but can you guess what it costs? Welcome to the series we're calling, "Guess how much this rents for in San Francisco."
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Flower Piano festival returns to San Francisco Botanical Garden

Piano music is once again wafting from Golden Gate Park. After a year-long coronavirus-inspired hiatus, twelve pianos have been reintroduced to the San Francisco Botanical Garden, thrilling city residents who missed the fall tradition commonly known as "Flower Piano." For many pianists, Flower Piano provides a creative space to express...

San Francisco high society returns to opera house gala

After a year away from the stage, the San Francisco Opera is back. On Sept. 10, the SF Opera held their first show in over a year at the War Memorial Opera House. In a simultaneous broadcast to Oracle Park where opera lovers could revel in the range of vocal musical notes from the outfield grass, the performers presented "Live and In Concert: The Homecoming." A fitting title, indeed.

What is OJ Simpson’s Net Worth?

Born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California, OJ “The Juice” Simpson is a former football player turned actor and sports broadcaster who is also a convicted felon. As explored on many television specials, including ‘OJ and Nicole: An American Tragedy,’ he was arrested, jury tried, and notably acquitted for the double murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. In fact, this trial is often called the “Trial of the Century” due to its international coverage. With that said, since OJ was found financially liable, let’s find out his net worth, shall we?
Marin Independent Journal

Lark Drive-In continues showings

Tired of watching movies at home? Get out of the house and have a nostalgic experience at the Lark Drive-In. The movie series, which showcases films from “Hocus Pocus” to “Paddington 2,” runs each week at the parking lot across from Nordstrom at the Village at Corte Madera at 1557 Redwood Highway in Corte Madera.

On 50th anniversary, The Residents provoke ‘n roll at Castro Theatre

What a way to get back inside the long-COVID-shuttered Castro Theater. The Residents are a long-running San Francisco institution; they’ve even outlasted Beach Blanket Babylon, although their shows were always rarer and harder to see. (Both do a great James Brown impression.) The revered foursome should have their own theater where they can show up every week with a new set of elaborate, identity-concealing masks and a new suite of synth-cabaret songs that squeak like oddball mice. Instead, the anonymous multimedia collective commandeered the Castro for their 50th anniversary, having canceled most of their tour due to COVID concerns, and performed a set of new material followed by performances of some of their most beloved work.

Night Watch by Shimon Attie

What is Night Watch? A screen on a barge -- 20 feet across, 12 feet high -- loops portraits of a dozen refugees from five continents who were granted political asylum after fleeing tremendous violence and discrimination in their homelands. Shimon Attie's moving artwork engages one of the most urgent conversations of our time -- how we welcome (or turn away) asylum seekers and refugees.

Inaugural Mare Island Doc of Bay Music Festival this Saturday

Fantastic Negrito, and Jackie Greene, formerly of the Black Crowes, are just some of the acts at the inaugural Mare Island Doc of Bay Music Festival in Vallejo this Saturday. KTVU's Debora Villalon reports the 6,000 person capacity event will have chartered ferries available.
East Bay Times

Library Lines: Read Contra Costa program’s book to be ‘We Are Not Free’

Read Contra Costa is an annual event that encourages all county residents and library users to share in the experience of reading and discussing the same book. This year’s Read Contra Costa, featuring the young adult novel “We Are Not Free” by Traci Chee, takes place from Sept. 27 through Nov. 9.

Watch: METALLICA Played A Surprise Show in San Francisco Last Night

Yesterday, Thursday, September 16th, 2021 – Metallica announced late in the day that they would be playing a surprise show at the 500-person capacity San Francisco club The Independent. The band wrote: “Hey! Gonna let you in on a little secret .. We’re playing tonight at The Independent in downtown...

Metallica Plays Surprise Show at the Independent in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — One of the biggest acts in rock music proved it could still spring a surprise on fans Thursday when Metallica quickly sold out intimate San Francisco club the Independent hours before the band’s first live performance with an audience in nearly two years. Both the...