Things to Do in San Francisco This Weekend
No weekend is ever the same in San Francisco, but it always leaves you with the same feeling: you always want more. Here's what you shouldn't miss this coming weekend.
San Francisco’s colorful Japantown will burst into full bloom on the weekends of April 14-15 and 21-22, 2018, when members of Northern California’s Japanese American community gather to present the 51st annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Beginning in 1968, the festival has continued to cultivate connections between the U.S. and Japan through demonstrations and exhibitions of popular culture and traditions. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the five-acre Japan Center, at Post and Buchanan Streets, and the adjacent blocks of Japantown will be filled with hundreds of performers and reverberate to the sound of taiko drums. Classical and folk dancers will perform both weekends, climaxing with the parade on Sunday, April 22.
“A Gershwin Portrait”
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, 25 local singers will pay tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, one of America’s celebrated songwriting duos. Featuring a parade of beloved classics, including “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Summertime” and many others, the performance starts at 7 p.m. at Marines’ Memorial Theatre.
Sports Basement's Brew Fest Returns for a Fifth Year
There are local brews at your local Sports Basement this Saturday! Sports Basement is serving up unlimited tastings from local breweries including Lagunitas, Drake's, SF Brew Co, Headlands, and more! Plus, they've got tasty treats from Three Twins Ice Cream at select events. More information.