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Fun Things to Do This Weekend July 27-28

One of the many reasons I love this city is that there is ALWAYS something fun to do.  Here are just a few things to check out this weekend.

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase

July 28th, 7:00pm

Neck of The Woods, San Francisco, CA

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs.

Stern Grove Festival presents the San Francisco Ballet

July 28th – Show starts at 2:00pm.  Seating is first come, first served.

Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, performs a selection of highlights from their current repertory at Stern Grove Festival. Conductor Martin West leads the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.

Treasure Wine Fest Happy Hour on Treasure Island

July 27th & 28th, 12:00-5:00pm

Winemaker Studios

Winemaker Studios is a collective group of urban wineries located in a rustic, relaxed setting with waterfront and Bay Bridge skyline views, providing a genuine, winetasting experience. Located on San Francisco’s historic Treasure Island, Winemaker Studios brings together great winemakers to provide a one-of-a-kind urban wine experience for individuals, private events and unique corporate gatherings.

Secrets to Happiness

DID YOU KNOW? 95-year-old billionaire Charlie Munger’s advice for a happy life is worth repeating:

  • You don’t have a lot of envy.
  •  You don’t have a lot of resentment.
  • You don’t overspend your income.
  • You stay cheerful in spite of your troubles.
  • You deal with reliable people.
  • And you do what you’re supposed to do.

Staying cheerful, regardless of how bad things can be at times, is great advice. Nothing new, but worth repeating. (CNBC)

Luxury Russian Hill Remodel. Before and After Pictures

1750 Taylor #504 is a luxury co-op that sits at the apex of Russian Hill. It was purchased in its original condition by a real estate agent named John Farnham in 2016 for $1,667,250.

John’s plan was to extensively remodel the home and enjoy it for many years with his partner. However, after the remodeling they decided to sell #504 so they could buy a different property that had grabbed their attention. After some months on the market, my clients purchased the home in June of 2019.

Below are some before-and-after pictures that show you the home’s transformation. One of my buyers has a background in home design, so she appreciated the effort that went into renovating #504.

Happy Fourth of July

San Francisco’s fireworks show will get under way Thursday at 9:30 p.m. or thereabouts from the foot of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Here are a few good places to view them.

  1. Take a ferry to either Angel Island or Treasure Island
  2. The Crissy Field picnic area
  3. Off the dock at Pier 7
  4. Take a cruise on the San Francisco Belle
  5. Grab a blanket and head up to Twin Peaks

More Sleep Please

DID YOU KNOW? 78% of adults are losing sleep over work, relationships, retirement and other worries, according to a study released by Bankrate.com. 56% of Americans are lying awake at night worrying about money. People are tossing and turning over retirement (24%), health care and/or insurance bills (22%), the ability to pay credit-card debt (18%), mortgage/rent payments (18%), educational expenses (11% versus 26%) and stock-market volatility (5%). The site polled over 2,500 people.

Let’s hope we can all rest up over the long holiday weekend.