Russian ball and olive festival: how to spend a weekend in San Francisco (13-15 September)

Русский бал и фестиваль оливок: как провести выходные в Сан-Франциско (13-15 сентября)

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What: Festival of Armenian food

When: Friday-Sunday, 13-15 September.

Where: 825 Brotherhood Way San Francisco, CA 94132

Read more: Annual Armenian food festival has been held for 62 year. It offers very delicious food of the Armenian cuisine — from traditional cultural dishes to modern Armenian treats. This festival is considered the largest Armenian festival in the whole of Northern California.

This event not only for the representatives of the Armenian community, but also for those who are interested in the cultures of the world and want to discover more and more new.

Cost: $5.


What: Exhibition, ‘The Chronicle San Francisco’

Русский бал и фестиваль оливок: как провести выходные в Сан-Франциско (13-15 сентября)

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When: Friday-Sunday, 13-15 September.

Where: Roberts Family Gallery, SFMOMA 151 Third St San Francisco, CA 94103

Read more: for two months in early 2018, the Creator of the exhibition, collected the video in the mobile studios in twenty-two different points around. He interviewed nearly twelve hundred people from different multifaceted communities of the city.

In this exhibition infused unthinkable and unimaginable stories of the people we encounter every day.

Cost: Free.


What: a walk through the Botanical garden under the moon

When: Friday, September 13 from 18:30.

Where: San Francisco Botanical Garden Main Gate 1199 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122

Read more: Come to the Botanical garden of San Francisco after sunset and enjoy an unforgettable view of the plants that come alive in the light of the full moon. Bring a flashlight, as artificial lightening will be very small.

Cost: $28-30.


What: a Night of Russian karaoke

Русский бал и фестиваль оливок: как провести выходные в Сан-Франциско (13-15 сентября)

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When: Friday, 13 September from 21:00.

Where: Russian Karaoke SF 406 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Details: This evening will be on Friday the 13th, so you can come in scary themed costumes or to prepare in advance a song that you can fulfill this “spooky” evening.

Guests can perform the most incendiary hits in the Russian language. In good company is never boring.

Cost: Free.


What: Oktoberfest in Golden gate Park

When: Sunday, September 14 from 11:00.

Where: Doughboy Meadow, 1098 Park Presidio Bypass, San Francisco, CA 94121

Read more: This is no ordinary Oktoberfest, the event will be held in the form of a picnic. It offers a barbecue buffet and refreshing drinks.

In addition, all guests will be able to participate in the fun and games Golf on the lawn, giant jenga, and others. Game, optional, you can bring with you.

Also you may also bring blankets and everything needed for a picnic.

Cost: $5-15.


What: Russian Imperial charity ball in San Francisco

Русский бал и фестиваль оливок: как провести выходные в Сан-Франциско (13-15 сентября)

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When: Saturday, September 14

Where: The Russian Center of San Francisco, 2460 Sutter street, San Francisco

Read more: Russian center in San Francisco invites you to a charity ball. It offers Russian folk and Gypsy music, the speeches of the invited star guests, reception, dinner, entertainment and dancing.

The program of the evening:

  • 19:00 — champagne reception, the performance of classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon.
  • 19:50 — the US national Anthem and “God save the Tsar” sung by Valentina Swearingen. Prayer and the Lord’s blessing.
  • 20:00 — dinner, during which a live performance of dance Academy them. A. D. Sukachev, Symphony orchestra, Alla Markovich, Valentina Swearingen, as well as the speech of the President of the Russian center in San Francisco.
  • 21:15 — Russian dance performed by Vladimir Ryazantsev and dancers of the Russian centre.
  • 21:45 — winners of the lottery.
  • 22:00 — dancing to Russian music.

Dress code: White Tie or Black Tie for men, long party dresses for women.

Collected during the event, the money will be donated to charities:

  • “Dunya’s Fund”, Congress of Russian Americans
  • St. George Pathfinders, Inc. Russian Scouts in America
  • Russian Children’s Benevolent Society, Inc.

Cost: $100 — one location, $900 — a table for 10 people.


What: Tour of the Botanical garden in the Russian language

When: Sunday, September 14 from 10:30.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr Dr & Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

Read more: Updated, supplemented and improved excursion in Russian language at the Botanical garden of San Francisco.

Guests will learn from a professional biologist: how the trees, grass and flowers have formed (and continue to shape) human society, like a helpless appearance, the plants control us, forcing us to cross the oceans, to create the economy, culture and even religion.

And also, what kind of drink “drunker than wine” brewed from Heather, than poisoned CIRCE and the companions of Odysseus what is the antidote offered him Hermes, what was wrong Winnie-the-Pooh, why the witches “fly” and much, much more.

Cost: $20 for adults, free for children.


What: Festival of olives

Русский бал и фестиваль оливок: как провести выходные в Сан-Франциско (13-15 сентября)

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When: Sunday, September 14 from 13:00.

Where: Noe Valley 24th St Sanchez San Francisco, CA 94114

More info: This is the first olive festival in San Francisco. If you ever thought that if there was a competition for eating olives, you would have won it, then this festival is definitely for you.

Offers olive oil tasting, live music, raffle prizes, a cocktail bar and, most aigamae, a competition for eating olives.

Cost: $0-15.


What: race for the bridge ‘Golden Gate’

When: Sunday, September 14 from 07:30.

Where: Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, Golden Gate Bridge, Coastal Trail, San Francisco, CA 94129

Read more: Is a 5 km take via the iconic bridge and back. All runners get a little rest on the other side of the bridge to take pictures and catch my breath, and then back to the starting point.

The run will start early in the morning so can be quite cold and windy, dress warmly.

Cost: Free.


In addition, interesting events for every day of the week you can find in our calendar. Come, learn and share with your friends.

Before you visit, check on the website of the event details and venue as they can change.

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