La Oferta

July 22, 2024

Events Around the Bay

By Lina Broydo

Happy 4th of July!

Head down to the waterfront to enjoy the day! A fireworks display will be launched from two barges on the Bay beginning at 9:30 pm— one located at PIER 39 and another located at Aquatic Park.

The neighborhood restaurants, activities, and retail shops in Fisherman’s Wharf will be open for your full enjoyment of this spectacular holiday celebrating our country Independence Day!

To make your day more enjoyable, please leave your pets at home. You don’t want your favorite and cute furry friends to get spooked by the large crowds and noise of the fireworks display. 

Getting to Fisherman’s Wharf: City of San Francisco parking lots are available throughout the Fisherman’s Wharf area. The closest indoor lots are the Anchorage Square Parking Garage (Jones & Beach), the Ghirardelli Square Parking Garage (Polk & Beach), or the Pier 39 Parking Garage (Stockton & Beach). Special event rates may apply.

Please note: Dress appropriately for the weather, which can get cold and windy, although my favorite weather forecaster predicts a heat wave… stay tuned!

Photos courtesy of the Fisherman’s Wharf Association 


Spanish Favorites With the San Francisco Symphony at Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University  

July 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the San Francisco Symphony for a Spanish travelogue via three of Iberia’s finest composers.

First, Isaac Albéniz offers up loving portraits of Spain’s grand old cities, in music evoking their beauty and mystery. Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez (familiar to Miles Davis fans) is a guitar concerto of deeply felt expression and sparkling colors. Finally,

Manuel de Falla’s music to the ballet-pantomime The Three-Cornered Hat brings European cosmopolitanism to a classic Spanish tale. Carlos Miguel Prieto – conductor; Pablo Sáinz-Villegas – guitar; Caroline Corrales – soprano.

A performance definitely not to be missed at the stunningly gorgeoues setting of the Frost Amphitheater located at the world renowned Stanford University in Palo Alto.

A picnic basket with a bottle of California wine will make it a wonderful summer evening in the heart of Silicon Valley.


Isaac Albéniz (orch. Frühbeck de Burgos) Selections from Suite Española

Joaquín Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Manuel De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat  


Stanford Live


327 Lasuen Street at Stanford

Free parking

Photos courtesy of the SF Symphony 


Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World at Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco  

Now on view through August 18, 2024

Featuring selections from the Fine Arts Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World documents the late 19th-century shift from delicately colored ukiyo-e (“floating world pictures”) of actors, courtesans, and scenic views to brightly colored images of Western architecture, industry, Victorian fashion and custom, and modern military warfare.

The exhibition culminates in a postlude dedicated to the work of contemporary artist Masami Teraoka.

Members enjoy members-only access every Wednesday throughout the run of the special exhibition.




Legion of Honor Museum is located at 100 34th Avenue in Lincoln Park

Photos courtesy of the Legion of Honor Museum 


Tours Too Tasty to Miss in Japantown of San Francisco 

July 5, 17, 24 2024

Walk, taste and discover. One of only three remaining Japantowns in the United States, this San Francisco neighborhood is filled with culinary gems.

Uncover the hidden restaurants, ethnic markets, and mom-and-pop food businesses that make this district so very special and delicious.

Let your taste buds run wild with the smorgasbord of flavors you’ll experience here: Japanese salads and udon from locally owned Japanese market, Super Mira; onigiri (rice balls) from family-run Kissako Tea; Takoyaki (Japanese street food) from Yama-Chan; boba sundaes and iced matcha lattes from Matcha Cafe Maiko; and steaming bowls of ramen from Hinodeya Ramen Bar.

After the tour, you’ll be the expert on where to find the goods in this neighborhood.



Edible Excursions

Photos courtesy of Edible Excursions