Gallery Route One Sunday Salon: What Our Materials Teach Us

Join artists Madeline Hope and Zea Morvitz for a Sunday Salon open discussion on what our materials teach us and how artists interact with their chosen media.

Refreshments will be served.

Where 

Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 7 miles from Point Reyes Station.

Sacramento State University "Nooners" Concert Series

Many Wednesdays, Sacramento State University presents "Nooners," free midday concerts held on the campus' Union Serna Plaza.

Check out the university calendar for the full lineup.

Where 

University Union Serna Plaza

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the historic Sacramento Hostel, a Gold Rush era mansion near the heart of downtown Sacramento.

International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Based in London, the International Staff Band is the premiere band of the Salvation Army. They visit Salvation Army churches throughout the U.K. on a monthly basis, and their performances get good reviews all over the world.

On April 1, the band plays a free show at the Community Center Theater, which is near the Sacramento Convention Center.

 

Where 

Community Center Theater

Cost 
Free
Please Note 

Tickets are required even though admission is free.

If You Go 

Stay at the historic Sacramento Hostel, a 7 blocks from the Community Center Theater.

Dogpatch and Potrero Point

San Francisco's Dogpatch/Potrero Point neighborhood has many important ties to the city's historic commercial industries. From shipbuilding to fashion, sugar-refining to the internet, rope-making to show business, the eclectic group of industries that have resided in this area have left their mark through numerous booms and busts.

Explore the past and present of this surprising neighborhood in transition. Afterwards, join your fellow tour-goers for an optional lunch at Goat Hill Pizza on Potrero Hill.

This tour is limited to 25 people; reserve at rsvp@sfhistory.org or by calling (415) 537-1105, ext. 100.

Where 

Dogpatch/Potrero Point

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at one of our three hostels in San Francisco.

Coit Tower Murals: 27 Views of Life in California in 1934

Join San Francisco Historical Society Docent Monika Trobits for a 90-minute tour exploring Coit Tower, its history, and its remarkable murals.

This tour is limited to 24 people; reserve at rsvp@sfhistory.org or by calling (415) 537-1105, ext. 100.

Where 

Coit Tower

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at one of our three hostels in San Francisco.

Barbary Coast Trail Walking Tour: Stevedores, Feluccas, and Windjammers

Take a free walking tour with the San Francisco Historical Society, and explore San Francisco's past as a port city.

Learn about the history of the city's waterfront, from the days of sail to the era of the longshoremen. Begin at the Great Seawall, San Francisco's largest public works project, and follow the waterfront to Fisherman's Wharf, past two WWII vessels and the Hyde Street Pier, home to the country's largest collection of historic ships. The tour ends at Aquatic Park.

Where 

Meet at the intersection of The Embarcadero and Kearny Street, on the bay side.

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at one of our three hostels in San Francisco.

A Reading by T.C. Boyle

T. C. Boyle is the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning World's End and the National Book Award finalist Drop City, among others. Tonight he reads from Wild Child, his new collection of short stories that address natural concerns or, more precisely, nature run amok.

There is a new take on the story of the feral boy turned over to doctors to become civilized, and stories about a man attempting to deliver a human liver for transplant during a gigantic mudslide that wipes out a small coastal California town, about a lonely old man whose house is overflowing with rats, about what happens when a mountain lion starts to terrorize suburban California yuppies in their gardens, and about a young woman who babysits a very expensive cloned Afghan. The stories showcase Boyle's mischievous humor, socially conscious sensibility, and his superb writing on the intersection of urbanity and wilderness.

Where 

Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station

Cost 
$10
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay overnight at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

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