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Advanced Member
Username: rraymond

Post Number: 377
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

Hi all, I need some entertainment help. My wife and I will be in San Francisco, Sept 13th through the 15th, for a Monday to Wednesday stay. What clubs and nightspots are good for some jazz, R&B, soul, blues or funk - and yes, we're talking the first part of the week, just to make it a challenge! We're already planning to go to Yoshi's. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1150
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post

HI , Yoshi's is a great spot , also check out Radio KCSM JAZZ 91

I hope that you have a beautiful time in San Francisco
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1434
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 3:57 am:   Edit Post

And don't forget, dress for cold weather!

J o e y
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4498
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 9:14 am:   Edit Post

Actually, September is our warmest month. Temps could vary anywhere from 60 to 90! The secret here is "layers". Dress in layers so you can adjust to the big swings we often experience. As for venues, you might want to check out who's playing at the Fillmore and the Great American Music Hall - both iconic clubs. Right near the Fillmore, the Boom Boom Room often has excellent bands.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 594
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post

We spent a few September days in SF a couple of years ago. It's a really neat city (except the pan-handlers are a little out of control), but it does get cold at night. If you're into wine, there are several day long Wine Country tours that depart from the Ferry Building.
Advanced Member
Username: rraymond

Post Number: 378
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 7:12 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the venue and weather tips! I didn't know that the Fillmore was still open; that would be a great place to visit for historical reasons, if nothing else. We're going to visit the wine country, for sure. We're going to rent a car and head north into Sonoma Valley to look around, then, we'll just keep going north till we get home.

Thanks again, guys!
Senior Member
Username: dfung60

Post Number: 434
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 7:42 pm:   Edit Post

At the risk of pointing out the obvious, when you're taking that drive up to Wine Country, be sure to make a brief stop in Santa Rosa at the mothership/factory... Just a couple of minutes off 101 on your way up there, although it won't be a quick stop - if you schedule an hour, it will take you 2 more to reattach your dropped jaw and courteously wipe that drool off the precut top woods (Mica and Susan are probably used to this by now).


David Fung
Advanced Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 234
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 8:49 pm:   Edit Post

While in the Napa Valley I recommend a visit to
the Culinary Institute of California.
Try the sampler platter. mmmmm

Advanced Member
Username: rraymond

Post Number: 379
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 9:58 pm:   Edit Post

Alrighty then, some wine, a hippie sandwich and a trip to the CIA, this is getting interesting!
Advanced Member
Username: jbybj

Post Number: 304
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:35 am:   Edit Post

On your way up north, take a drive to the top of Mt. Tamalpais, and a little walk around the Verna Dunshee memorial loop trail, views of the whole bay area.

As you come out of the parking lot at the top of Mt. Tam, there is a sharp curve, with a little dirt parking area at the fire road. About 1/4 mile north up the fire road, there will be a little trail that heads down the mountain, through the woods, to the north east. A few hundred yards down the hill, you'll find the Kisbane Hermatige. "Not a public camp, but for A" declares the hand painted corrogated metal sign. If you reach lookout rock, you've gone too far, The Kisbane is easy to miss.

Then drive down to Pantoll Ranger station, park and take the hike down the mountain to Stinson Beach. Your in the shade of the woods for most of the hike, and it's all downhill.

You'll have to hitchhike back up to Pantoll, then drive out along Bolinas ridge, pretend you are in a car commercial. If your lucky you will be right at the fog break as it blows up the mountain, dissappating at the ridge.

From there head up to Point Reyes, and park at the trail head that leads to Abbott's Lagoon. There should still be enough water for a swim.

On your way out, see if you can find a local to direct you to the Pygmy Cypress forest, up above Fairfax. Middle earth has nothing on this amazing stand of pygmy trees.

I miss Marin..........

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