J-Pop Summit Festival July 27 & 28 2013 in San Francisco

Now in its fifth year, the J-Pop Summit Festival makes its return to Japan Town in San Francisco along Post Street between Webster and Laguna Streets on Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th, 2013.  Hours are from 11:00 to 6:00 PM.  There is no charge or fee to enjoy this street fair celebrating modern Japanese pop culture but many booths and activities will be available for your shopping and dining pleasure. Japanese pop culture includes Manga comic books, animation, Lolita fashion and music and film inspired by them.

Urban Air Market Tomorrow, May 5, 2013: Hayes Valley San Francisco

Just in time for any Mothers Day shopping you might need to do (or shopping for yourself) is Urban Air Market held in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood (Hayes and Octavia Streets) from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 5, 2013 (tomorrow). This event occurs twice a year (the next one will be in September 2013) and features over 100 artists and crafts people.

San Francisco Ballet's Cinderella Opens May 3, 2013

One of the marks of thriving urban landscape are the public amenities is has to offer to its citizens. In this way, the San Francisco Bay Area has always been a stand-out and yet another reason why living here is so desirable.  We are home to world class parks (Golden Gate Park), world class zoos and museums (San Francisco Zoo, Steinhart Aquarium,  The de Young and Legion of Honor) and world class arts (San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet).

On that note, San Francisco Ballet's highly anticipated production of Cinderella is opening this coming Friday, May 3, 2013. The response has been so positive ahead of the show's opening, the San Francisco Ballet has already added it to its 2014 Program so anyone who misses this year's performances will have another opportunity to see it in March 2014. Attending performances at the Ballet, Symphony or Opera can appear daunting and cost prohibitive. There are, however, discount possibilities available for all three and a wide range of prices depending on where one sits. Consequently, a visit to the symphony, ballet or opera can be within everyone's reach in the San Francisco Bay area to attend if they wish to.

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