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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ban Ki-Moonlight: The Friday Night Market Returns to UN Plaza

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 5:15 PM

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UN Plaza is many things. It’s a great place to buy eggs and pluots on Sundays and Wednesdays, it’s the site of the Faerie Village that keeps people sane during and after Pride, it’s the only place in San Francisco where the word “Djibouti” is carved into stone, and it also functions as an occasional urinal. And tomorrow night, it will be a bizarre bazaar as Friday Night Market returns.

There was a time when the Heart of the City Farmers Market operated on Fridays, but sadly, those days are gone. In their place comes this free event (with three other dates, once per month between now and late October). Not only will there be food trucks, but there’s a roped-in zone where you can enjoy actual alcoholic beverages, in the out of doors, like this was Europe or something. For the under-21 set, there will be face painting and a jumpy house (aka a castle bounce, or a bounce house). And for everybody, there will be crafty vendors and live music and DJs the entire time.

Now that Civic Center has gotten a zhoozh, let’s move onto Powell, where the escalator probably could not get any worse.

UN Plaza Friday Night Market
, July 24, 5-9 p.m.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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