Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 31

Crafty Woolsey St. Cemetery Returns, Stop by Tonight

Back again, the creepiest Halloween display in the Portola has been conjured up around the little Victorian at 309 Woolsey Street.  Neighbor Larry Winum has dialed up the spook factor with more eerie lighting, rubber rates and personalized tombstones to make this year’s display the best yet.. Unlike many other Halloween displays, Larry doesn’t buy his decorations, …

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Oct 27

4 Locations, 11 Bands & Over 20 Artists: Open Studios Comes To The Portola

Portola Art Fest & Open Studios At Frame Art Local artists Lisa Balsamo Magrudedr and Arthur Koch have been working with Art Span to get Portola on the Open Studios map and have pulled off quite an event this year. Teaming up with the Ukrainian Hall across the street from their studio space, they are hosting a …

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Oct 25

Halloween Themed P.N.A. Community Open House Thursday

Kill two birds with one stone by bringing the family down to the Portola Neighborhood Association’s Community Open House where you can learn more about what’s happening in the neighborhood and the kids can trick or treat at the various tables.  All the details straight from the P.N.A. below and be sure to sign up …

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Oct 20

Much To Do This Saturday In McLaren Park

After a taste of fall with last night’s drizzle and howling wind, we are heading into a warming trend that starts tomorrow. To help enjoy the last little bit of San Francisco summer, we have a number of events happening this weekend in McLaren Park for you to enjoy. McLaren Bike Park Grand Opening McLaren …

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Oct 17

Bernal Hill Is Sending Us A Message

  You may have caught a new sparkly addition to the view north on San Bruno Ave over the last couple of weeks. Artist Ana Teresa Fernandez has created the inspirational message of “DREAM” in giant letters made of small glittery disks and aimed it straight at the Portola – perhaps the freeways too.  Either way, …

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Oct 15

San Francisco’s Other Bluegrass Festival Is Today In McLaren

Missed Hardly Strictly or just didn’t get enough of it last weekend? Well this McLaren Park concert is just the ticket – free ticket at that – to solve all of those problems.  We are told that the headliner for this show played at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last week so take advantage of this opportunity …

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Oct 13

The Jewel Is Back In The Crown – Avenue Theater Facade Sparks Back To Life

The Event A diamond in the rough, the Avenue Theater has finally received some of the polishing it deserves, returning it to a position of prominence and community pride.  In a large celebration put on by the Portola Neighborhood Association in September, Mayor Ed Lee and community representatives involved in the project, flipped a giant electrical …

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Oct 05

Portola’s Creative Green Thumb On Display

Last Saturday was our yearly opportunity to explore some of the hidden spaces tucked behind the unassuming homes of the Garden District. Following its big 10th anniversary last year, the 11th annual was a bit less formal in organization but still full of surprising spaces and creative gardening. Thank You None of this would be possible …

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