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Boardsports 1200 Clay map San Francisco North Beach/ Chinatown
When the ancient Polynesians invented surfing, they often used a paddle to help them navigate. Fast-forward a few millennia, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, finds itself trendy again. Part of its increasing popularity is that standing upright allows surfers to spot waves more easily and thus catch more of them, More
Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays
Alcatraz -- "The Rock" -- is one of those tours that you have to take at least once, whether you're local or just visiting. The abandoned prison sitting on an island about a mile and a half off the city's north shore was home to some of the most infamous More
Eric Kipp may be brilliant. Without a doubt, the spirit of San Francisco itself pulses quickly in his veins, because he is the creator of Hiking Yoga. It's exactly what it sounds like; you follow the charge up one of our butt-bustin' hills, and once you're up there, the organizer/sherpas More
As a self-described "logical extension of a free public library," our local free walking-tour company is, like most libraries, a fascinating mash of nerdy and white-hot rad. The San Francisco City Guides walking tours happen every day (except major holidays), are free, and follow in the footsteps of hypereducated history More
16th St. BART Station 2000 Mission St. map San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights
Thursdays, 9 p.m.
Sometimes, we need a little bit more than just poetry and music. Sometimes we have the urge to witness a wild-eyed man with one sweater sleeve missing shove pieces of paper into a coconut and then set it on fire - all while someone yells about why bird porn is More
California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse map San Francisco Richmond (Inner)
In ancient Rome, the god of fertility was honored in February, with ceremonial love lotteries and mock-floggings with a bloody goatskin. Even those are a pale reflection of truly bizarre courtships that unfold in the natural world. For example, the common garden snail is a hermaphrodite that carries both sets More
Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. and First Friday of every month, 6 p.m.
As far as we can tell, San Francisco's first drag bar was a happy accident — unofficial history holds that Joe Finocchio established his eventually world-famous "female impersonator" spot in 1936 after hearing a customer in his father's bar imitate Sophie Tucker, known for her risque numbers. As hard as More
House of Air 926 Mason map San Francisco The Presidio
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.
You like to have your butt thoroughly kicked, do you not? You may have already kicked your own butt with dance class, yoga class, brutal hikes, standard gym visits, athletic sex, or what have you, but have you done it on a trampoline? At Air Conditioning classes, use the power More
Thursdays, 12 p.m.
Have you ever seen a Gritchen in your kitchen? Or dared to dance with the One-Legged Zantz? We can’t think of a better time to start than during the final days before Christmas. Long out of print, Don’t Bump the Glump was Shel Silverstein’s first and strangest collection of children’s More
Legion of Honor 100 34th Ave. map San Francisco Richmond (Outer)
The Legion of Honor today reopens its incredible French period room, The Salon Doré. The type of room, particular to pre-revolutionary France, was called the salon de compagnie, or salon for conversation. "There was no eating," explains the Legion's curator of European decorative arts and sculpture, Martin Chapman. "They More
This bilingual exhibit follows the course of Chinese-American immigration from the 19th century to today via photographs, artifacts, and historical narratives. More
Interactive historical walking tours led by local comedians. More
When night falls on Chinatown's streets and alleys, the ghosts come out to play -- hear their stories and Chinese ghostly legends on this lighthearted tour around the neighborhood. Tour starting time varies from 5:30 to 7 p.m., according to time of sunset; call 981-8989 to find out starting time. More
Thursdays, 5 p.m.
Learn how to play the zitherlike Chinese guzheng as well as Chinese wind instruments at these regular classes. More
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Learn the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy at this ongoing series of classes. More
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