Pacific Heights Mansions Walking Tour

Walk past palatial homes and consulates in Pacific Heights, including mansions used as the Japanese and German consulates in 1941. Learn about the Victorian lifestyle, as well as that of earthquake refugees.

Where 

Meet in Alta Plaza Park, atop the stairs at Pierce and Clay Streets

Cost 
Free (donations appreciated)
Please Note 
If You Go 

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Rebuilding San Francisco: The Workers' Story

In the weeks following the 1906 earthquake, thousands of tradesmen converged on San Francisco. Using their hands and simple tools, these men would rebuild the city. After 100 years, we hear their stories in a brand new television documentary in production. To be followed by a panel of workers in the building trades.

Where 

San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Koret Auditorium

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

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Cinematic San Francisco presents "So I Married an Axe Murderer"

The library's Cinematic San Francisco series, presenting films set in San Francisco, this week features "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (1993) starring Mike Meyers and Nancy Travis. A San Francisco poet who fears commitment has a girlfriend whom he suspects may not be as she appears.

Where 

San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Koret Auditorium

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

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Cinematic San Francisco presents "San Francisco"

The library's Cinematic San Francisco series, presenting films set in San Francisco, this week features "San Francisco" (1936), starring Clark Gable. Mary Blake arrives at Blackie Norton's Paradise gambling hall and beer garden looking for work as a singer.

Where 

San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Koret Auditorium

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

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San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires

The April 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire was one of the worst urban disasters in American history. But while nature dealt the first blow, the tragedy that followed was mostly man-made. Dennis Smith, author of "San Francisco is Burning," discusses the 1906 quake and its aftermath.

Where 

San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Koret Auditorium

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

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Chinatown Is Burning!

Charlie Chin, renowned Chinese-American performer and storyteller, presents a Chautauqua performance invoking the persona of 1906 earthquake survivor Hugh Liang. Liang (1891-1984), a real historical figure, was a teenager living in Chinatown at the time of the 1906 earthquake. He survived the earthquake and great fires, to witness the rebuilding of his community.

Where 

San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Koret Auditorium

Cost 
Free
If You Go 

Stay at one of our San Francisco hostels.

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