California will provide the stunning backdrop for the inaugural Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling race modeled after the Tour de France. From Feb. 19 to 26, 16 teams from around the world will compete across 600 miles of scenic California roadway from San Francisco to Redondo Beach.
The HI-USA Golden Gate Council is proud to sponsor Bands That Rock, a series of monthly shows at 330 Ritch in San Francisco, featuring the Bay Area's hottest emerging bands. Shows unfurl the fourth Friday of every month, and Hostelling International members get in free!
Tix Bay Area, which offers half-price, day-of-performance tickets from their Union Square location off Powell Street, has expanded their services to include online sales, offering both advance and day-of-performance theatre tickets at half-price, through the Web site tixbayarea.com.
Zagat's 2006 "America's Top Restaurants" guide covers 1,352 eateries in 41 cities nationwide, surveying over 115,000 avid restaurant-goers, and reveals a variety of national dining trends.
Opening on December 3 in San Francisco’s SOMA district, the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is dedicated to celebrating the universal connection of all people through a common association with Africa, the cradle of humankind. According to the museum's organizers, "Whether we live in India, Fiji, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, or the United States, everyone is part of the African Diaspora, literally the scattering of people from their homeland -- as Africa is the original birthplace of us all."