Coming Up in San Francisco

Things to do...

Hikes and Nature Walks (Golden Gate National Parks, Presidio, Muir Woods, Lands End, etc.)

Museum Exhibitions (Fine Arts Museums of S.F.)

City Arts & Lectures

S.F. 49ers (schedule and tickets)

S.F.Giants (schedule and tickets)

Golden State Warriors

Randall Museum (wildlife, nature hikes, kidstuff)

The Exploratorium (science museum)

Music and Nightlife (S.F. Gate)

LiveNation.com (select "Location" first)

S.F Symphony and S.F. Performances (classical)

Angel Island (tours and special events)

Ferries and Bay Events (Bay Crossings Newsletter - click on "Ferry Schedules")

Whale watching and other nautical excursions (Farallones Marine Sanctuary)

S.F. Botanical Garden (classes, demos, tours)

Upcoming Bike Rides (S.F. Bike Coalition)

Races for runners (Dolphin South End Runners Club)

S.F. Public Library (lectures, films, classes)

Fort Mason Calendar

KPFA Community Calendar (select "Events" from menu.)

World Affairs Council (lectures)

Jewish Community Center

San Francisco Travel (S.F. Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Theatre (S.F. Station)

Movies (S.F. Chronicle)

See calendar below right...

In Love with the Louvre:
San Francisco, Paris Museums Agree
to Exchange Art Treasures


Diane B. Wilsey, president of the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, signs the exchange agreement as Henri Loyrette, director of the Musée du Louvre, looks on. All photos: TheCityEdition.com

November 15, 2012 --The legendary Louvre of Paris may be the most famous museum in the western world, but now you don't have to spend thousands of dollars crossing the pond to see its collections. Officials from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musée du Louvre have signed what they have termed an "international accord". In short, they'll be collaborating on a series of exhibitions and exchanges over the next several years.

Under terms of the agreement, the Louvre and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which include the Legion of Honor and the de Young Museum, will work together to identify art works suitable for short or long-term loans. The loans and exhibitions may include antiquities, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and textiles. No specific work was mentioned, but it's highly doubtful that the Mona Lisa or Venus de Milo will be getting FedExed our way anytime soon.

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Some of the Louvre treasures on display at the Legion of Honor.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee attended the signing, where he reassured a gathering of art patrons and local media that the city would continue its long-standing support of local museums despite looming budget cuts.