Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In the Neighborhood....Chinese New Year

(formerly called 'Chinese New Year Spectacular')
Celebrate the New Year with an unforgettable event. Inspired by the rich spirit of ancient culture, Shen Yun Performing Arts brings to life classical Chinese dance and music in a gloriously colorful and exhilarating show. For 10 days only, its masterful choreography and graceful routines will light up the stage, with gorgeously costumed dancers moving in stunning synchronized patterns. State-of-the-art backdrops conjure up celestial palaces and blossoming landscapes, while a live orchestra combines the best of Chinese and Western composition. The breathtaking beauty of Shen Yun is not to be missed.
Running in San Francisco from January 2-7. For more information CLICK HERE

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In the Neighborhood....Anniversary of the Sea Lions' Arrival

PIER 39 commemorates the 20th anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival at PIER 39. Through the years, California sea lions have taken over PIER 39’s K-Dock to the delight of spectators. Each January, these marine mammals return in droves for herring season in San Francisco Bay. In celebration of the sea lion’s anniversary, visitors can watch the sea lions in close proximity, talk with knowledgeable Marine Mammal Center docents about these amazing animals and stop by the Whale Bus for a complete educational experience. PIER 39 invites visitors to see for themselves why K-Dock in PIER 39’s West Marina, has been declared a “Watchable Wildlife” viewing area by the California Watchable Wildlife Project. Come watch Friday January 15, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.