Secret San Francisco wants to help you make the most of your free time! We put out “Don’t miss” weekend plans and news for you each week, so you’ll always catch an important event or news story. Here’s a summary of things we wrote about this past weekend that you can still check out.
Time to start planning for your next free day!
1. 50 epic things to do this August in the Bay Area
There’s plenty to do this August in and around San Francisco! We’ve got you covered with everything from free movie nights, to nearby county fairs, to fun immersive experiences that will be the highlight of your month. Read on to get inspired.
2. Free tickets open Tuesday 8/2 for Stern Grove Festival’s very last concert
Who’s ready to see some live music?! Stern Grove Festival, a FREE outdoor concert series featuring a wide variety of genres, is bringing us an epic summer. The next batch of free tickets will be released at 2pm on Tuesday, August 2 for The Big Picnic featuring Phil Lesh & Friends happening on August 14.
3. 6 museum exhibitions ending this August, and dozens more to look out for in SF
As we enter a new season in San Francisco, many local museums are refreshing and replacing their temporary exhibitions. Now’s a great time to take stock and plan ahead to see some of these wonderful displays before they’re gone. Here are a few to look out for:
- The Obama Portraits Tour at the de Young, ending Aug 14.
- [trackLink link_url=”https://www.thecjm.org/exhibitions/157″]The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited[/trackLink] at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, ending Aug 14.
- VERSE: Art of the Future – Holographic Art Gallery at the Palace of Fine Arts, ending Aug 31.
- And more!
4. Hit Star Wars burlesque parody extended through October 2
Following sold-out shows and rave reviews, The Empire Strips Back has extended its show through Oct 2 at San Francisco’s historic Great Star Theater. The Star Wars parody will feature the franchise’s most beloved characters dropped into the world of burlesque, comedy, and striptease. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss your opportunity to see this incredible show.
5. This free light installation at the de Young is cleverly hidden underground
Three Gems by artist James Turrell is a free immersive artwork, hidden in a corner of the de Young Museum’s Sculpture Garden. It’s arguably one of the most photogenic and best-hidden locations in SF. Three Gems feels like a blend of secret garden, labyrinth, and futuristic meditation chamber. It’s a surreal journey to the center of the installation, where you’ll find a room that invites you to simply gaze at the sky above.
6. 10 beautiful restaurants in San Francisco to try at least once
These 10 restaurants in San Francisco didn’t skimp when it came to the design of their dining rooms, and the results are absolutely phenomenal. Here’s a list of some of the most beautiful restaurants in the city, compiled with a little help from our Instagram followers. Here are a few to check out:
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