Archive for April 2013 | Monthly archive page

Updated SoMa-South Beach Market Report

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Cinco de Mayo Festival TBA

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San Francisco’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is one of the City’s most spectacular traditions, showcasing the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of music, dance and artistry for the whole family to enjoy. Sure to draw thousands of guests, the ninth annual celebration is an alcohol-free, family friendly cultural event. Featuring delicious, diverse foods, nearly 50 booths where vendors will offer fine arts and crafts and important information that empowers the community through greater awareness of important topics, the SF Cinco de Mayo Festival will be whirling with culture, spirit and fun.

The Festival is produced by Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Since 1959 the Mission Centers, a non-profit organization with 13 community centers, have provided quality programs that promote self-sufficiency and community growth for San Francisco though their Child Development Programs and Youth and Senior Services Programs.

From our NorCal network : The Artisan Group

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124 San Aleso Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127
Offered at $1,795,000

For more information about this property or a referral to other areas of Northern California, please contact me.

Updated Luxury Home Market Report

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District 5 Market Report

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How Weird Street Faire TBA

The 14th annual How Weird Street Faire, aka Weirdi Gras, on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 is a project of the World Peace Through Technology Organization featuring vendors from around the world with unique and creative goods for sale. Join thousands of people in colorful costumes to enjoy diverse genres of electronic music including dubstep, electro, poetry, trance, house, techno, drum & bass and live electronica. Some of the world’s top DJs and musicians perform at the faire to provide a fascinating and undulating beat while visitors (who are encouraged to wear costumes) browse the wares and pageantry while enjoying faire food and drink.

Known as the greatest street faire in the galaxy, Weirdi Gras focuses on peace while transforming the San Francisco streets into a celebration of creativity and encouraging friendship, cooperation and unique perspectives. This year, the How Weird Street Faire will encompass Howard Street between 1st and New Montgomery, 2nd Street between Mission and Howard, all four blocks of Minna and Natoma Streets off of 2nd as well as Tehama Street. There will be an urban crop circle at the center intersection of Howard and 2nd which will house the Paxorium (place of peace). Join in the strange and wonderful of the How Weird Street Faire and help support understanding, acceptance, love and the World Peace Through Technology Organization.

April 28th, 2013 from to .
13 blocks of San Francisco
Fee: $10 donation encouraged.

For more information go to www.howweird.org/

SF Int’l Beer Fest TBA

The 30th Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival will be April 27th, 2013, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavillion. For a $65 admission, beer and food enthusiasts receive a taster’s mug for bottomless samples of hundreds of craft beers from their favorite local and international breweries as well as delicious eats from sensational San Francisco restaurants. Last year’s Fest was attended by nearly 4,000 suds lovers and sold out in under 20 minutes. Hailed as one big keg party, the SFIBF opens its gates to patrons using an air horn and, despite the popularity and fast and furious start, lines are commonly very short and move quickly.

This is a festival with a great cause, as the SFIBF is the sole fundraiser for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery school. The event is entirely produced by the parents of Tel-Hi’s preschool students and the money raised will fund the teaching and learning programs at the school for an entire year. Consider it drinking (responsibly) for a better tomorrow. The families thank you, and the kids thank you. Meanwhile, raise your mug and tickle your homebrew fancy with over 200+ craft beers.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST
Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavillion

Tickets: $65 (get them quick, this party sells out fast!)

For information and tickets go to www.sfbeerfest.com.

From our NorCal network : The Artisan Group

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87 Sea View Avenue
PIEDMONT, CA 94611
Offered at $5,990,000

For more information about this property or a referral to other areas of Northern California, please contact me.

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Held each Spring for 15 days, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) is a glorious gathering of around 200 filmmakers from over 20 countries in this highly anticipated annual event that is a sparkling gem in the International Film Festival Circuit. Founded in 1957, the SFIFF is the longest running film festival in the Americas. Showcasing cinematic discovery and innovation with an emphasis on diversity, the International has earned an audience of more than 80,000 visitors annually. WIth loyal and passionate audiences, champions among civic and community leaders, admiration and close scrutiny by filmmakers and industry professionals, SFIFF is one of the most important events in the Bay Area’s cultural calendar.

Sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society, SFIFF is a celebration of film both as art and as an agent for social change. Featuring a bonanza of narrative feature films, animated shorts, live-action, television and theatrical documentaries, a variety of new digital media and experimental work, as well as industry panels and seminars, awards events, retrospectives and the Schools at the Festival program, this star-studded line-up of film appreciation promises, and delivers, an acclaimed stop along the International Film Festival circuit.

April 25th to May 10th, 2013.

For more information go to http://festival.sffs.org

SF Cherry Blossom Parade – April 21, 2013

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April 21st, 2013 marks the final day of the Cherry Blossom Festival with a great display of art and community that is The Grand Parade. Featuring a number of honored performers from Japan, streams of colorful floats, world-renowned San Francisco Taiko Dojo’s thundering drums, traditionally costumed dancers, musicians, and the Taru Mikoshi (Shinto shrine), this celebration of Japanese heritage and tradition will flow like colorful butterflies from the Civic Center, proceeding up Polk to Post Street, and ending in Japantown at Post and Filmore Streets.

For two weekends leading up to the pageantry of the Grand Parade, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival features food booths, cultural performances, live bands, the annual Queen Program and more. Saturday and Sunday, April 13th and 14th, and the following Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st, all are welcome to participate with some 300,000 other visitors in the 46th annual festivities. Said to be the second largest Cherry Blossom festival outside of Washington, D.C., this celebration is free to the public and an excellent opportunity to support and participate in Northern California’s Japanese American culture.

The Grand Parade commences at 1:00 PM PST, Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at City Hall and concludes in Japantown at about 3:00 PM.
Free to the public.

For more information, go to www.sfcherryblossom.org.
Questions about the grand parade can be submitted to CBFParade@gmail.com.