5 Best Things to Do This Week: February 10 – 16
Hand-picked events and happenings you won't want to miss.
Fort Point brewery sits on National Park land in the Presidio of San Francisco, a place full of surprises — like the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy art on public view in North America. Meet up for a guided hike through Goldsworthy’s works led by Presidio Trust docents and explore Earth Wall (2014), Tree Fall (2013), Spire (2008) and Wood Line (2010) via several of the park’s major trails alongside striking views of the city and the park’s beautiful landscapes. Afterwards, head to Presidio Social Club for a few Fort Point beers, made right in the Presidio.
Please note this is a three-mile moderate hike that will include a few uphill stretches and varying terrain like sandy and rocky areas. Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, and bring water. This event is free but attendance is limited and a ticket is required. Rain or shine.
San Francisco’s very own music legend Johnny Mathis is coming to Marin Center on February 16 for a Valentine’s concert event. The beloved icon will perform timeless romantic classics and greatest hits from his music catalog with a live orchestra for one night only. Best-known for his hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for me to Say,” “Misty,” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Johnny Mathis has recorded close to 80 albums and recently celebrated his 62nd year in music, making him one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.
Anyone who’s ever been to an art walk will sing its praises. Not only do you get to check out cool (often local) art, there’s generally live music, pop-up restaurants or food trucks, plus you also get to go out with friends and meet new people, and wine. Lots of wine that’s often free. Even if it wasn’t for all those aforementioned features, the highlights of this Friday’s are not to be missed. In addition to Underground and Art Works Downtown there’s at least 10 other galleries and businesses participating in the event ensuring something for everyone –– better than ordering food at home in the very least. Don’t forget about the wine.
Mount Tamalpais State Park invites you for a Water Falls Fitness Hike with docent Franklin Young. Come and see the Cataract Falls at its best — the Cataract (over a mile and half) transforms from a peaceful stream to a majestic waterfall. Plus, enjoy beautiful conifers on the way back to Rock Spring.
Following the success of Free Saturdays — a program offering free admission to San Francisco residents every Saturday — the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco today announced that they will be extending the program to include the entire Bay Area. The Free Saturdays program was originally launched on April 6, 2019, to expand access for all residents of San Francisco. It has been in effect for almost six months and has already welcomed more than 20,000 visitors. Among those, first-time visitors to the Museums increased by almost 80 percent, with the increase among family visitors at 70 percent and low-income (under $25K a year) households at almost 100 percent. In addition to granting free general admission on Saturdays, the de Young and Legion of Honor also offer expanded programming as part of the Free Saturdays lineup, including gallery talks, book signings, talks and lectures, family art making, and more. The ever-popular Spreckels organ concerts will continue to take place at the Legion of Honor. All of this programming will also be free.
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All listings are correct at the time of posting. Please be aware that events may occasionally be canceled or postponed. We always suggest contacting the promoter or venue to confirm details haven’t changed since the of publishing.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.