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Oktoberfest at Civic Center Plaza

Celebrate fall at the Bi-Rite Civic Center Cafe every Friday this October: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th! A great Happy Hour event -- from 4 to 7pm -- enjoy beer and wine, food, music and games! RSVP on Facebook. It'll be a spooktacular time!

The Exploratorium’s new outdoor installation on the western steps of the San Francisco Main Library – Middle Ground: Reconsidering Ourselves and Others  features 14 interactive, multimedia exhibits. Middle Ground hopes to inspire bystanders to examine our biases and stereotypes, how we work as a team, the stories we tell ourselves about other people and how we all interact with each…



The Civic Center Initiative is a collaborative effort to breathe new life into Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, and Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Main Public Library, changing how people engage with the place and with each other.

Led by the City of San Francisco in partnership with neighbors, community organizations, and cultural institutions, the initiative is transforming the Commons so that everyone can feel welcome and experience the best of San Francisco every day. Read More