There is More To Life Than Work
Here are some events, restaurants, graphic novels or movies that you may enjoy.
FREE MUSEUM DAYS
San Francisco Botanical Garden - free every day to San Francisco residents with proof of residency
Randall Museum - free every day. The Randall Museum is a natural history museum, science museum and arts center in one, offering hands-on learning through exhibits and classes in science, nature and art to all ages. The museum has many fun things to do with kids and adults alike, including live animal encounters and drop-in activities. Warning: The museum is uphill.
Exploratorium: Groundhog Day (Saturday, Februray, 2, 2019); Pi Day (DAYTIME ONLY: Thursday, March 14, 2019); Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12, 2019)
Palace of Legion of Honor - San Francisco residents have free admission on Saturdays with proof of residency.
De Young Museum (in Golden Gate Park) - San Francisco residents have free admission on Saturdays with proof of residency.
Free First Tuesdays - many museums also provide free admission on the first Tuesday of the month. For example, the Cartoon Art Museum (now in Fishermen’s Wharf) has a pay what you want on the First Tuesday of the month.
Asian Art Museum -Courtesy of Target, general museum admission is free every first Sunday of the month. Additional entrance fees apply to special exhibition . Kids under 12 are free every day.
Target first Sundays - many museums also provide free admission on the first Sunday of the month due to Target sponsorship.
Chinese Culture Center of SF - hidden inside the Hilton Hotel (750 Kearny St across from Portsmouth Square Garage) - free museum open Tuesdays to Saturday
Pacific Heritage Museum in San Francisco (open Thursday-Saturday 10-4) in downtown San Francisco (Montgomery Street near Sacramento). It’s a very quiet corporate sponsored museum so there is always room for strollers.
CREATOR - HAMBURGERS MADE BY A ROBOT (robot arm only)
Opened in June 2018 at 680 Folsom Street (between Hawthorne and 3rd Street) in San Francisco, the restaurant now allows walkins on Wednesdays to Fridays. Other days require an advance ticket.
LOVE & CAPES
One of my favorite comic books. Unfortunately the story has ended.
Abby and Mark are a typical couple. At least, that's what Abby thinks. Unknown to her, her boyfriend is not just an accountant, but also the super-powered crime-fighter, the Crusader! See Mark tell Abby he's The Crusader. Find out how Abby deals with some of his super-ex-girlfriends.
These graphic novels can be bought at Amazon. There are 4 volumes. For more info see www.loveandcapes.com
BONE GRAPHIC NOVEL BY JEFF SMITH
One of my favorite comic books. Unfortunately the story has ended. I buy a copy for all my younger relatives as it’s a great story for any age.
After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Winner of 11 Harvey Awards and 10 Eisner Awards including Best Cartoonist and Best Humor Publication, as well as being named Best Comic Book by the National Cartoonists Society. BONE has also won awards in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Finland and Norway. For more info see Cartoon Books website at www.boneville.com/about-2/
The entire series is available in one 1,200 page volume for $45. Amazon has it for about $25.