Bored in San Francisco? Never. No excuses.
There is something to do for every age and every budget. Just get there, when you get there, and enjoy. Here are 5 great things to do this weekend.
1. Visit a park; Golden Gate Park for example.
The sun may come out or just the fog and the wind, nonetheless, the Conservatory of Flower right now looks green and full of flowers. Perfect for a picnic, a date, a family walk, or for just reading a book alone, or people-watching.
2. Learn about life in Latin America by watching, yes, a movie from the Latino Film Festival.
BEAUTIFUL SIN – Saturday, Sep 20, at 3PM
What if you desperately wanted a baby, but your country and religion prohibited you from trying the one medical treatment that could help you conceive? A documentary about three couples struggling with infertility in Costa Rica, where in vitro fertilization (IVF) is prohibited.
BUY TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/842898
3. Go to Treasure Island, for the Dragon Boat Festival
Here is what the organizers say:
“It takes a team to row a dragon – a dragon boat, that is taking part in the 19th Annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival (www.sfdragonboat.com). On Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, the waters around Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay will play host to what has been called “the ultimate team sport” for its ability to bring together diverse groups of people in a common, healthy cause.”
4. Watch White Alligator(comedy) at the Latino Film Festival
Juanita Perez has won a year-long, expense-paid stay in New York City to pursue acting. Things start to go awry when she’s expected to act like the Latina that she is…whatever that means. What begins as a reality show, results in a cascade of ridiculous and hilarious stereotypes that endanger her identity. A comedy shot in a doc-style. Director Raquel Almazan.
Plus you get to see “Searching for Taylor Swift” – Short. 16 min.
At Galeria de la Raza – 2857 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/847523
5. Take a walk around Chinatown – When was the last time you did just that?
A few blocks north of Market St. there is an entrance to the neighborhood.
Driving on Grant Ave. and looking at the shops in surrounding streets gives you a feeling of being in China, the China from the past.
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See? Easy. No reasons to stay home. Plenty of excuses to get out, see people and enjoy the city.
Text, pics and video by Lupita Peimbert.