By Katherine McCarthy, Summer 2011
As the semester winds down and we prepare for finals, take some time for yourself to do something fun, relaxing, or just plain silly.
Massages can be pricey, but the National Holistic Institute in downtown San Francisco has prices that can’t be beat. Not only can you get a cheap massage, but you can help students accrue their hours for massage therapy training. The cost is $30 per massage on weekdays before 6 p.m. During evenings and weekends, the standard rate is $35.
National Holistic Institute - San Francisco Clinic
1665 Market Street (@ Market Street & Gough Street) San Francisco, CA 94103
415-861-2045 x 171
Nail salons with spa pedicure tubs are hard to come by in San Francisco, but KT Nails is a great place for all of your mani/pedi needs (guys, too!). Make an appointment or just walk in, and you won’t be disappointed with the service. They also offer 10 minute massages for $10.
1722 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109 (between Washington Street & Clay Street)
Whether you’re in the mood for jazz, blues, hip hop, rock, punk, funk, or indie, SF Weekly has it covered. You can search for free or low cost music events anywhere in the city. http://www.sfweekly.com/events/music/
Flashback to the 80s. The CatClub in SOMA has themed events Tuesdays through Sundays, and my favorite is 80s night on Thursdays. There’s no cover before 9:30pm and well drinks are $1 until 10pm.
1190 Folsom Street (@ 8th)
San Francisco, CA 94103
926 “Old” Mason Street
West Crissy Field
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
Burn off some steam. Burn is a group fitness studio that combines “Pilates, weight training, and cardio to create a body sculpting, heart-pumping 55-minute workout.” Our very own CSPPer, Sarah Kornfeld, is just one of the awesome basic training trainers at Burn.
In the Mission: 1043 Valencia Street, 415-829-3331
In the Sunset: 637 Irving Street, 415-665-5608
Summer is the season for festivals and events in San Francisco! May 15th marks the 100th anniversary of Bay to Breakers, a 12k race which begins near the Bay Bridge in downtown San Francisco and ends with "Footstock," a festival with music and activities at Ocean Beach.
Upcoming summer festivals and events:
June: LGBT parade
July: Waterfront Festival, Fillmore Street Jazz Festival, Jewish Film Festival, North Beach Jazz Festival
August: Shakespeare Festival
2011 Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series:
All shows begin at dusk. Check the website for any schedule changes http://www.sfntf.org/.
Saturday, 6/18, Dolores Park - CADDYSHACK (1980)
Saturday, 7/16, Union Square - WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)
Saturday, 8/13, Dolores Park - JAWS (1975)
Saturday, 8/27, Union Square - ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)
Saturday, 9/10, Washington Square Park - DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
Saturday, 9/24, Dolores Park - TOP GUN (1986)