Cool Things to Look Forward to in SF!

Check out all the cool stuff to do in San Francisco!  From restaurant openings, exciting events and other “only in SF” happenings will keep you about calling San Francisco home, 2017 has a lot to offer.

Hottest Ticket in Town

The blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton kicks off its national tour at the SHN Orpheum Theater in San Francisco on March 10 and runs through August 5. The Tony and Pulitzer-winning pop culture juggernaut sold out almost as quickly as tickets went on sale despite steep prices. For those who didn’t score a ticket during the initial sale, SHN will release limited $10 day-of tickets via an online lottery.

Most Colorful Cultural Celebration

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love when nearly 100,000 young people descended upon the streets of San Francisco to join a cultural revolution. In tribute, San Francisco is planning a yearlong celebration of its infamous counter-culture including exhibitions, performances, literary events and tribute concerts at venues throughout the city that will have you yearning to wear flowers in your hair. 

Best Food Transplant

For a city that doesn’t have a traditional “summer,” San Francisco sure boasts an impressive ice cream game. No matter the temperature, folks line up in droves for a sweet scoop of Bi-Rite, Humphry Slocombe, Three Twins or Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous. Now, add Portland-based Salt and Straw to the mix. Coming to both Fillmore Street and Hayes Valley, the SF outposts will feature a menu of flavors created just for San Francisco. And the cherry on top? All Salt & Straw locations in San Francisco will benefit local schools.

Most Anticipated Reopening

Built in 1922, the Curran is set to reopen after a major restoration and renovation under the curation of eight-time Tony Award winner Carole Shorenstein Hays. In addition to a new look, the Curran aims to be a venue for producing edgier, less populist work and will reopen on January 25 with “Fun Home,” the groundbreaking 2015 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical.

Greatest Way to Get Your Grub On

Kick off the culinary year on January 18-29 with SF Restaurant Week, a celebration of San Francisco’s world-class dining community featuring nearly 130 restaurants throughout the city offering special prix-fixe menus. Then Eat Drink SF, the Bay Area’s premier annual food, wine, beer and spirits festival with four days of delicious events that feature 160 restaurants and 70 different beer, wine, spirits and cocktails.

Best “New” Sports Venue

Professional soccer is coming to San Francisco. Founded by a diverse group of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Brazil, the San Francisco Deltas will begin play in March at Golden Gate Park’s legendary Kezar Stadium, the original home of the San Francisco 49ers.

Mary Ann Montano