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Weekend Fun – California Academy of Sciences Grand Opening, Folsom Street Fair

For those of us who want to forget for a few days that the financial markets and economic outlook for the next year or so are quickly going to hell in a handbasket, here are some frivolous, fun activities this weekend to help us escape reality for awhile.

California Academy of Sciences – Grand Opening
Saturday, September 27th – FREE Admission on this opening day
9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
55 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park
Also, fellow blogger Jim has a good rundown on this weekend at the Academy on his SFCitizen blog.

San Francisco City Guides – Rincon Hill Area Tours this Saturday
11:00 a.m. Embarcadero South/Ruth Miller Ramble (~$12 for Adults, $5 for students) – Meet at Mission and Steuart, by Rincon Center. This walk reveals the changing faces of a once-bustling port, exclusive neighborhood, commercial rebirth and the current building beautiful blueprint. Understand the financial and geological erosion that doomed, then revived, the area.
1:30 p.m. Historic Murals of Rincon Center (~$12, $5 for students) – Meet at east end of Rincon Center lobby near Mission and Steuart Streets. When these murals were unveiled, powerful voices called for their destruction, but 40 years later, they saved Rincon Center from demolition. The historic lobby murals tell many stories, from San Francisco history to Cold War politics. Discover the artistic and political drama behind these treasures.

All Stars Talent Show
Saturday, September 27th
Doors open at 2:30 p.m., $8 admission
Zeum Theatre
221 Fourth Street (at Howard, beside Moscone South convention center)

25th Annual Folsom Street Fair (ADULTS ONLY EVENT)
Sunday, September 28th
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets
(WARNING: ADULT CONTENT on event web site) www.folsomstreetfair.org

San Francisco’s Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 28th
Noon until 5 p.m.
Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park
1 Stage • 5 Hours • 30 Comedians • A Million Laughs!

Have a safe, fun weekend!

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