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San Francisco's splashiest celebrations, a New World
Celebration of Diversity in Unity with Brazilian, Caribbean and Latin style infectious
party traditions trying to get you going. Costumed and bikini-clad dancers, music and
food. Grand Parade begins at 24th & Bryant and dances its way down the Mission Miracle
Mile to 14th and Harrison streets.
Produced by MECA (415) 826-1401
Many of the same groups gather at Oakland's Mosswood Park on Memorial Monday for Carijama.
Take your BART
June 9, 2000 and May 28 2001
Country Kinetic Sculpture Race
When: 3 days of Memorial Weeekend May 27-29
Where: Ferndale Humbolt County North Coast
Since 1969 Human-powered sculpture race across land, sand & water,
noon Arcata Plaza, race ends in Ferndale, 786-9259
More Info: Big
webguide in our aforum
Held exactly 7 weeks after Passover or Easter, the Feast of the Weeks, is the Jewish
holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel and also commemorates the anniversary of
the Ten Commandments given by God to
Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Recipes
Customs || Judaism
Holiday Calendar at about.com
Editor's Note: As the pre-Lenten Carnaval is held 40 days and 7 Sundays
before Easter we take a special interest in this event 'd like to feature an annual Shavout event if anyone is aware of one open to
the General Public in Northern CaliforniaT
San Francisco's beautiful Civic Center,
the City's most exquisite block
June 2, 2001 www.bwball.comGlamorous
fun. Gourmet food. Romance. Music. Dancing
Animal Wingding -- June 4, 2000
Near the SPCA HQ in the Mission at 16th & Harrison. Check out their ritzy dog
hotel. Pet-related activities and exhibits, entertainment and vegetarian food.
Ethnic Dance Festival
WHEN: 2nd, 3rd & 4th weekends in June
Palace of Fine Arts Theater.
The premier event for the incredible diversity of dance troupes in the Bay Area.
March tryouts are a hot ticket as well. Founded in the Mission now plays at multiple
MORE Info: WorldArtsWest.org (415)
Haight Street Fair
Orleans By The Bay www.shoreline-amd.com/
Sat. 06/12/99 1pm-8:30pm Sun. 06/13/99 12pm-7:30pm $15.00 Don't miss the parade which features some contingents from Carnaval San
WHEN: 2nd Sunday in June 11am-5:30pm 6/11/00
WHERE: Haight Street from Masonic up to Golden Gate Park.
A free outdoor celebration of the diversity and history of the Haight with
live entertainment on 2 stages and over 230 booths featuring food, arts
and crafts and social service organizations.
MORE INFO: (415) 661-8025
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, --
6/10/00-6/11/00 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.
WHERE: Washington Square, Upper Grant St., Church of SS Peter and Paul,
Shrine of St. Francis di Assisi.
A festival celebrating the Italian heritage and Beat history of North Beach,
with live music, poetry readings, dancing, arte di gesso (street chalk art)
arts and crafts booths, and food al fresco. Blessing of animals at 2 p.m on
WHEN: June18 -20 2000
WHERE: Fillmore Street, Western Addition
Commemorating the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln on
June 19, 1863, A celebration of freedom for all people. Live music, food, a
parade and more. .Information: ('98
article at sfgate.com) (415) 346-2263
San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival --
June 15 to 25, 2000
The 1998 film festival saw 75,000 take in more than 280 of the best of films and
videos by and about the gay, lesbian and bisexual community . The Film Festival runs
happens along the oldest street in the Bay Area -- 16th. at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro
/16th, S.F.), the Victoria Theatre (2961 16th St., S.F.), and the Roxie Cinema (3117 16th
St., S.F.).Take BART or Muni Metro Info: (415) 703-8650
Info: (415) 989-2220Frameline.org/festival/
Gay film Festival at sfgate
S.F. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride
Celebration -- www.SF-Pride.org/
Gay Pride parade from the Embarcadero to the Civic Center on 6/27/99
with many participants in costume. The 1999 theme is "Proud Heritage, Powerful
Future." Info: (415) 864-3733 (Article)
America by eXaminer.com 1996
June to August
In addition to presenting free summer Sunday concerts, the Festival has a mission
to improve community life
Jazz and all that Art on
WHERE: Fillmore between Post and Jackson streets. Saturday and Sunday 10
A free jazz festival on Fillmore Street, featuring six stages of
continuous live music, outdoor street cafes and more than 200 arts and
Information: (415) 346-9162
SF Chronicle Fourth of
July Waterfront Festival
WHEN: July 4th All day with fireworks at 9:30
WHERE: Pier 39 to Aquatic Park Muni Pier Fisherman's
Live music and entertainment on multiple stages along the waterfront, for
2000 35 classic ships invited by the Nautical Heritage Society will be
sailing into the bay for the weekend.
Information: Free. (415) 705-5500
WHEN: July 9, 2000
Elite runners compete in a difficult 26.2-mile race through the city
starting and finishing near the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park. http://www.sfgate.com/marathon/
RACE HOTLINE: (800) 698-8699
Jewish Film Festival
WHEN: July 20 to Aug. 3, 2000
WHERE: At the Castro Theatre and other theaters in the Bay Area.
It's the first and oldest Jewish film festival in the world, with
screenings of more than 40 films by Jewish filmmakers from around the
Information: (415) 621-0556 or (510) 548-0556 www.sfjff.org/
Nihonmachi Street Fair
WHEN: Aug 5th & 6th 2000
WHERE: Japantown and the Japantown Center.
This event will feature dancing, music, food and other cultural aspects of
Information: (415) 771-9861
Pistahan Philippine Festival
WHEN: 8/12/00-8/13/00 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
WHERE: Yerba Buena Gardens
A festival celebrating the arts, music, dance, foods and culture of the
Philippines. Parade on from
8th and Market streets to Yerba Buena Gardens, starts at 12 noon.
Information: (415) 436-9711Free. (Article)
August 28 - Monday, September 4, 2000
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the Burning Man will be the solar plexus of a gigantic horizontal figure
drawn on the playa and also hovering thirty feet overhead in lasers. This
gigantic body will be the site of art installations exploring The
folks, there will be NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE GATE ON FRIDAY,SATURDAY, SUNDAY OR MONDAY.
What is this? North America's greatest art event in the middle of desolation, hours from civilization.
Burning Man is about transcendent experience unhindered bydogma.
A few clues: You are the show and nudity works.... It's a
patriarchal figure being burned. ...The four elements are still fire, wind, water and earth...
Larry Harvey... Don't worry be happy.... It doesn't get any better
than this.... Event ends on Labor Day Monday. Come prepared....Editor's Note: Just as the Greeks celebrated the
Eleusian mysteries for a millennium in both Spring and Fall Carnaval.com likes to see
Burning Man related to the Left Coast's Carnaval San Francisco in the same light.
WHEN: -- 9/2/00 - 10/15/00 Weekends only
WHERE: At the Nut Tree, Vacaville, Solano County.
Jugglers, jesters, royalty and revelers in period garb enjoy 16th century
music, jousting, theater, crafts, food and drink in an outdoor
setting. . Admission $17.50 adults, $7.50 children.
Information: (800) 523-2473 www.renfaire.com
Article by sfgate
San Francisco Fringe
Festival -- 9/7/00-9/17/00
A revolving collection of non-juried, uncensored absurdist and
experimental theater pieces at the Exit Theatre and other downtown stages.
Information: (415) 931-1094, Tickets: (415) 673-3847
Francisco Blues Festival
WHEN: mid September Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
WHERE: Great Meadow, Fort Mason, San Francisco
The oldest blues festival in the U.S., the SFBF celebrates some of the biggest names in
Folsom Street Fair --
A street fair for leather enthusiasts - it is the exciting climax to San
Francisco's Leather Week. On Folsom Street between 7th and 12th streets. 11
a.m.-6 p.m. (Article)
Information: (415) 861-3247
Reggae in the Park
WHEN: - Date TBA Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
WHERE: Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park.
Tenth Anniversary. Live Reggae, Soca, Calypso and Afro-Caribbean music,
ethnic crafts and international cuisine.
Information: (415) 383-9378
Castro Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday 10/01/00 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
WHERE: Castro and Market streets.
San Francisco's famous gay neighborhood gets dressed up to celebrate its
heritage with this street fair, featuring arts and crafts, music, dancing,
Information: (415) 467-3354 http://www.castrostreetfair.org/
WHEN: 10/07/00 - 10/11/00
Blue Angels air show, parade of ships under the Golden Gate Bridge, and
additional activities along the waterfront. Many navy ships are docked and
open to visitors.
Info: (415) 705-5500 www.fleetweek.com/sffw.html
Article at sfgate
Sand Castle Classic
WHERE: Ocean Beach, SF
This event brings together children and representatives from architecture,
building and developing firms to create ephemeral masterpieces from
Information: (415) 512-1899
& Columbus Day Parade
WHERE: Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach.
Features a , and food, art and music of Italy.
Information: (415) 434-1492
San Francisco Jazz
WHERE: Many venues thoughout SF & East Bay
America's greatest with 2 weeks of live music from up-and-coming talent
and legendary jazz greats, photo exhibits, master classes and
Information: (415) 788-SFJF (7353)http://www.sfjazzfest.org/
Exotic Erotic Ball
WHEN: Date TBA
The world's largest indoor masquerade ball, featuring scantily-clad and
outrageously attired revelers. 21 years and over only. no video camera
Information: (415) 469-6065
Halloween San Francisco
WHERE: Crowds are too big at Castro & Market but "official"
city event, spawned to try to divert crowds from the Castro at the Civic
Center Plaza needs a fresh start .Costumes, music and dancing, food and
Information: MECA (415) 826-1401
Great Halloween and
WHERE: West Portal Avenue.
Festival featuring pie-eating contests, costume contests, a parade, food,
music and more.
Information: (415) 346-9162 Free.
San Francisco Fall
Antique Show -- 10/27/99-10/31/99
Antique dealers from all over the globe exhibit their wares at the Fort
Mason Center, Festival Pavilion. Daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission $15. (Article)
Information: (415) 546-6661
Grand National Rodeo,
Horse and Stock Show
WHEN: Dates TBA
WHERE: Cow Palace, Daly City
Traditional rodeo competitions, Grand Prix horse show, more than 2500 head
of stock on display, music, dancing, a western shopping mall and vittles.
Information: (415) 469-6000
Christmas Tree Lighting
WHERE- Ghirardelli Square
Christmas tree lighting and a visit from Santa.
Information: (415) 775-5500
Run to the Far Side with
Gary Larson -- Date TBA
10K and 5K run to benefit the California Academy of Sciences. Many runners
wear costumes designed after Gary Larson's Far Side comics. Race starts at
8:30 a.m. on John F. Kennedy Drive at Eighth Avenue in Golden Gate park. www.sfgate.com/runtothefarside/
Information: (415) 564-0532
International Automobile Show -- Dates TBA
This auto exposition features vintage, state-of-the-art and futuristic
vehicles from around the world. Visitors may also experience auto-related
demonstrations, exhibits and activities for children. Moscone Center. www.sfautoshow.com/
Information: (415) 331-4406
Day of the Dead Procession & Rooms for the Dead
WHEN: November 2 5:30 pm
WHERE: Mission Cultural Center 25th & Mission
One of the great Latin-American events in the USA Bring a candle wear a
skull face and prepare to visit your long laost loved ones.
The Day of the Dead dates to the 12th century, when Aztec culture flourished
in central Mexico and the present was considered a dream before you returned
to the reality of another world
Run to the Far Side with
WHEN: -- Date TBA
WHERE: Race starts at 8:30 a.m. on John F. Kennedy Drive at Eighth Avenue in
Golden Gate park.
10K and 5K run to benefit the California Academy of Sciences. Many runners
wear costumes designed after Gary Larson's Far Side comics.
Information: (415) 564-0532 www.sfgate.com/runtothefars