SAN FRANCISCO, REAL ESTATE, AND MORE

Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors last year, the 2018 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers. View all the galleries presenting in 2018.

Art Market SF
April 26-29, 2018
Fort Maston Center, Festival Pavilion, SF
FREE – Tickets are normally $35, but you can download a Complimentary VIP Pass, courtesy of Nancy Toomey Fine Art.

Tickets are good for the following dates/times:

  • Valid for Unlimited Admission to Art Market San Francisco during Preview Hours on Thursday, April 26
  • All Public Fair Hours – Friday April 27, Saturday April 28, and
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The place just opened, and it’s already receiving rave reviews. Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo of the meal she had there, and Anderson Cooper broke his no-food-on-Instagram rule to do the very same thing. It’s not just celebs liking this place. In a 7×7.com restaurant review, writer Sarah Chorey says Che Fico is serving up some of the best rustic Italian food she’s ever had.

“Chef David Nayfeld and James Beard Award–winning pastry chef Angela Pinkerton met while working at NYC’s Eleven Madison Park; Nayfeld also opened Joël Robuchon’s restaurant at the MGM Las Vegas. The team has been laboring over this restaurant for the past four years, and you can taste the effort in their perfect handmade pastas, pizzas, and pastries.”

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There are a million things to do in San Francisco and that’s usually our focus. However, San Francisco Travel just listed 50 things to do beyond our city limits, and we like their thinking. Since it felt like summer this past weekend for the first time in weeks, we thought we’d share these get-out-of-town ideas with you now so you can start making your plans for all the weekends to come.

The list is divided into a number of categories, and we’ve posted them here:

  • Nature Lover (East) Lots of things to see and do in Yosemite
  • Nature Lover (South) A drive down Highway 1 and spots to explore
  • Live Music Venues, venues, venues all over the Bay Area
  • Napa Valley and Sonoma County Wineries and vineyards
  • Bike Around the Bay Some great rides
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Sun’s out, and there’s tons to do, including; the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday; Many, many Earth Day actives on Saturday and Sunday; Opening weekend for Unbound, A Festival of New Works presented by the San Francisco Ballet; the 35th Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival on Saturday at Fort Mason Center, from 7 PM to 10 PM; and Opening Day on the Bay and the annual Blessing of the Fleet and parade of boats on Sunday.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 4/15/18 – 4/21/18

The Earning Power of San Francisco Homes

SF homes ‘earn money’ seven times faster than average U.S. workers according to a recent report posted on Sf.curbed.com. That is a

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The San Francisco Ballet asks:

“What happens when 12 of the most innovative international choreographers are given the opportunity to create with our uniquely expressive and daring dancers? Join us for a festival of 12 world premieres spanning 4 programs over 17 days. Curious? #Unbound2018”

Unbound, A Festival of New Works includes performances, lectures, panels, and receptions. It all takes place April 20 through May 6. For more information and tickets, click here.

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This Sunday’s the annual Blessing of the Fleet and parade of boats officially opens the San Francisco Bay Area boating season! The boats will power and sail along the waterfront, view-able from Crissy Field to Pier 39.

The parade has been organized since 1917 by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA), which was formed in San Francisco in 1896 to encourage yachting.

The parade of boats starts at noon and ends around 2 PM. More than 100 historic work boats, fire boats, tugboats, and classic and contemporary craft will participate. They’ll be decorated with flags and streamers, and it should be a spectacular day!

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Throughout the years, when traveling abroad, you would have seen some American  fast food restaurants serving beer and wine. Many of these chains are now experimenting  with doing that same thing here in the states.

The Taco Bell Cantina on Third near AT&T Park in San Francisco has just joined these ranks.

According to SFGate.com, and SF.Eater.com, the place finally got its liquor license last Wednesday. When he opened the restaurant in September 2015, the owner Randy Rodrigues hoped to have the permits to sell alcohol in the next 30 to 45 days. Evidently, the prospect of beer sales drew protests from the local community.

All in the past now. Disfruta la cerveza!
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The Warriors looked like the old Warriors we’ve come to love on Saturday in their first playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs, even without injured Steph Curry at guard, and with Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee in the starting lineup. The energy was back. They beat the Spurs 113-92 and dominated the game from the opening tip.

Game 2 is tonight, and Coach Steve Kerr reminded his team about human nature. The fact that Golden State finally feels good about itself after a rough end to the regular season makes it susceptible to a letdown.

According to SFGate.com, after struggling with complacency throughout the regular season, the Warriors played with renewed intensity on both sides of the ball Saturday. They closed off driving lanes, shot

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This weekend Japantown will host one of San Francisco’s most popular events, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. It will run for two weekends, April 14th and 15th, and April 21st and 22nd. Meanwhile, the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival runs through April 17, and the annual Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade and Festival takes place on Saturday, from 11 AM to 6 PM in the Mission District.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 4/8/18 – 4/14/18

What Buyers Want This Spring

San Francisco is certainly a different real estate market. This week, the numbers we draw from the MLS for this report suggest that the median sales price for a single family home in San Francisco reached a

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Founded in 1957, organizers say the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks and highly anticipated by its loyal, passionate audiences, SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation, featuring more than 180 films and live events with upwards of 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for excellence in film craft.

This year the festival began on April 4 and ends on April 17. That means there are still many more movies to see, as they are presented day and night. To see the festival’s calendar of events and screenings, please click here.

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