When Jazz is on the Brain—A Weekend Guide Is Born
This weekend is pretty much the pre-game to the 4th of July, and it’s set to be a good one. Freebies are in the air - free museum visits, free theater, free music—read on!
Hummus where the heart is
When: Friday, June 29th, 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Where: Oren’s Hummus
Why: Oren’s Hummus is set to open a new San Francisco location on July 10th, but if you happen to be around Yerba Buena today, head over for a surprise “hard hat” tour with the owner and executive chef! // 71 3rd Street, orenshummus.com.
Remember, museums have air conditioning
When: Sunday, July 1st
Where: Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Why: Bring all your friends, ‘cause it’s free admission day. Take in artworks from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, India, and throughout Asia. The museum contains over 18,000 pieces spanning 6,000 years of history. It’s a lot, and if you’ve lived in San Francisco and not made it out here yet this is the perfect opportunity to experience one of the city’s cultural staples. The artwork embodies both the historic and contemporary. // 200 Larkin Street.
All that jazz
When: June 30th - July 1st, 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Where: Fillmore Street, San Francisco
Why: San Francisco borrows New Orleans’ style for a weekend in the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, aka the Fillmore Jazz Festival. This event draws over 100,000 visitors and offers over 12 blocks of fine arts and crafts. Of course, you’ll also be hearing live music from multiple stages. // Festival takes place between Jackson and Eddy streets, admission is free.
A literal midsummer night’s dream
When: Saturday, June 30th, 7 P.M.
Where: Amador Valley Community Park, Pleasanton
Why: Just another thing to love about the Bay Area—free professional theater in a park setting that travels to you. For its 36th season, Shakespeare in the Park will be bouncing around the Bay from Cupertino to Pleasanton. This year, they’re kicking off with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.