The Asian Art Museum has debuted its latest outdoor sculpture on its Larkin street steps: Yoshitomo Nara's  Your Dog.  The large, white puppy -- installed during the Year of the Dog -- greets museum goers, Civic Center Commons visitors, and those who live and work in the neighborhood with its whimsical and cartoon-like qualities. Installed at the top of the Larkin Street stairs, the museum encourages visitors to take a picture of Your Dog with your dog and use the hashtag #Naradog. (more…)

Along with our festive Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting on December 5, 5pm-7pm, which includes snow flurries, festive foods and drinks, a toy giveaway from the SFPD for 400 kids, and a wonderful lineup of holiday programming led by Artistic Director Nick A. Olivero -- there are an assortment of other wonderful cheerful activities happening in, and adjacent to, Civic Center Commons this holiday season. Here are few highlights: (more…)

  UPDATE: The Bi-Rite Cafe is now open! Original post: The new Bi-Rite Cafe kiosk in Civic Center Plaza is hosting its Grand Opening on October 23! Normal hours will commence the following day: Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. The menu will feature a selection of sandwiches, salads and, of course, soft serve! (more…)