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KFOG Guide to September in The Bay

KFOG Guide to September in The Bay

September is here, but the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of fun! Here’s a look at some of this month’s must-do’s in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Music Alliance fights for local music

San Francisco Music Alliance fights for local music

Joe Barham, manager of SF locals The Stone Foxes, stopped by our studio to chat with No Name about his 15-year career in the music industry, his passion for San Francisco music, and what it’s really like to be a band manager. As one of the founders of the San Francisco Music Alliance, Barham knows…

Bruce Springsteen takes Broadway with solo show

Bruce Springsteen takes Broadway with solo show

Bruce Springsteen will bring his four decades of music to Broadway this fall with a string of solo shows at Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Springsteen on Broadway is the The Boss’ Broadway debut, prompted by his wish to “do shows that were as personal and intimate as possible.” “I chose Broadway for this project…

Beck set to release “Colors” album in October

Beck set to release “Colors” album in October

  Ever since Beck’s 2015 album Morning Phase took home the Grammy for Album of the Year, fan’s have long awaited the arrival of the industry veteran’s 13th studio album. Finally, Colors is expected to hit shelves this October. Produced by Greg Kurstin, all of the instruments on the album were played by either Kurstin…

Local bands set to steal stage at Outside Lands 2017

Local bands set to steal stage at Outside Lands 2017

This weekend, Outside Lands will return to Golden Gate Park for its tenth year of celebrating music, food, and the best of the Bay Area. Among the musical ranks this year are two Bay Area bands that you won’t want to miss. Make sure you add them to your custom schedule! The She’s are a…

Halsey joins Charli XCX at Lollapalooza to cover Spice Girls

Halsey joins Charli XCX at Lollapalooza to cover Spice Girls

Charli XCX delighted her Lollapalooza audience by bringing Halsey onstage for a surprise collaboration at the Chicago festival this weekend. Halsey was not scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza at all, but she joined Charli during her set to perform the Spice Girls’ 1997 hit “Wannabe.” The two pop stars are scheduled to hit the road…

Hamilton will return to San Francisco in early 2019

Hamilton will return to San Francisco in early 2019

Missed out on Hamilton tickets this summer? Don’t worry! The Tony Award-winning musical will return to San Francisco in early 2019, after the conclusion of their current national tour. Hamilton is currently playing at the Orpheum Theatre through this Saturday, and moving onto the next stop on the tour, The Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles,…

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Author Archives: Grace Palmer

KFOG Guide to September in The Bay

KFOG Guide to September in The Bay


September is here, but the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of fun! Here’s a look at some of this month’s must-do’s in the Bay Area.

Art

Your favorite Bay Area museums host free admission days every month, so go check out that exhibit you’ve had your eye on! Both The Museum of Craft and Design and Legion of Honor offer free admission to visitors on the first Tuesday of every month— this month, that falls on September 5th. The Bay Area Discovery Museum, GLBT History Museum, and the Berkeley Botanical Gardens all feature free admission the first Wednesday of every month too, so go visit one of those on September 6th!

In addition to individual museum’s free admission days, Bank of America is sponsoring a Free Museum Weekend on September 2nd and 3rd. Bank of America cardholders will have access to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for free, including the de Young, Legion of Honor, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Check out the full list of participating museums here!

And yes, the Museum of Ice Cream is visiting San Francisco Septemeber 17 – October 30. Tickets are already sold out, but you can sign up to receive alerts about tickets we’re guessing and hoping will be added.

Food and Drink

As part of Pier 39’s 39th birthday celebration, Friday, September 1st is Free Clam Chowder Day! The first 39 people who present this coupon at Chowders will receive free clam chowder in a bread bowl. Yum!

Speaking of free food, Capital One 360 Cafe is featuring Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday on September 6th. The offer lasts from 9-11am (or while they last) so make sure to get to the Financial District as early as you can.

There are tons of upcoming food and drink festivals in the Bay Area: the Millbrae Art and Wine Festival on September 2nd, Mountain View’s Art and Wine Festival on September 9th, the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival September 9th-10th, and Pier 39’s Fall Beer Pour on September 22nd. September in the Bay certainly won’t leave you hungry!

Music
Downtown Oakland will be hosting the 6th annual Hiero Day Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party on Monday, September 4th. Check out the 40 artists and DJs appearing on three stages at this festival celebrating local Oakland talent, food, and art this Labor Day!

Lagunitas Brewery puts on a great (and free!) live concert series in Petaluma, and their two September shows are sure to fill up fast. Go check out Mavis Staples and Nick Waterhouse while enjoying some great craft beer and food

Film

Some of your favorite movies will return to the big screen in the Bay Area this month. Menlo Park’s Movie Under The Stars event will be featuring Doctor Strange on September 1st, and Mission Bay will be screening The Goonies at their Outdoor Summer Movie Night on September 2nd. Towards the end of the month, Dolores Park’s Film Night in the Park will show John Hughes’ classic The Breakfast Club on September 24th– but if you prefer horror movies, head over to Nob Hill for the Gallery Cafe’s monthly 16mm Movie Night, featuring vintage horror classics. Plus, Pier 39’s last Friday Outdoor Movie Night of the summer will feature The Pursuit of Happiness, so head down to the waterfront on September 29th!

Comedy

Looking for a good laugh? San Francisco is full of comedic talent if you know where to go! Stop by Milk Bar every first Monday of the month for milk” featuring San Francisco’s funniest comics showing off their best stand-up. Take advantage of the Labor Day holiday and head down there September 4th.

Want a lowkey spot to hear the best East Bay comedy? Look no further than “Chillarious,” where you can show up in your jammies, grab a glass of wine, and hear Berkeley’s best comedy— in a mattress shop, of all places!


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Only in SF

September is full of fun activities in the Bay, no matter what you’re interested in! Relive the 70’s with a free roller disco party at Pier 39, or show your pride at BYOQ Festival or the Oakland Pride Parade! Show some love to our great state by participating in the California Coastal Cleanup Day on September 16th, or snag the book you’ve been wanting to read at San Francisco Public Library’s Big Book Sale at the Fort Mason Center, from September 20th to the 24th!

P!nk’s VMA speech about androgyny to her daughter is the most inspiring thing we’ve heard all week

P!nk’s VMA speech about androgyny to her daughter is the most inspiring thing we’ve heard all week

At the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend, P!nk received the Video Vanguard Award in recognition of her captivating music videos throughout her career— but it was her acceptance speech that ended up being one of the most talked about moments of the night. P!nk gave an inspiring speech with a strong message about individuality,…Continue Reading

Halsey joins Charli XCX at Lollapalooza to cover Spice Girls

Halsey joins Charli XCX at Lollapalooza to cover Spice Girls

Charli XCX delighted her Lollapalooza audience by bringing Halsey onstage for a surprise collaboration at the Chicago festival this weekend. Halsey was not scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza at all, but she joined Charli during her set to perform the Spice Girls’ 1997 hit “Wannabe.” The two pop stars are scheduled to hit the road…Continue Reading

Hamilton will return to San Francisco in early 2019

Hamilton will return to San Francisco in early 2019

Missed out on Hamilton tickets this summer? Don’t worry! The Tony Award-winning musical will return to San Francisco in early 2019, after the conclusion of their current national tour. Hamilton is currently playing at the Orpheum Theatre through this Saturday, and moving onto the next stop on the tour, The Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles,…Continue Reading