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Contemporary arts at the SFMoma, murals in the Mission and the continued use of dynamic public spaces has developed SF into a refuge and point of exploration for artists, musicians and creators. Partake in the scene and see a show at The Masonic, attend a music festival, or see a new exhibit at a world-class museum -- you won’t be disappointed.

January 17th, 2020

Theatre in San Francisco: Broadway Shows, Musicals, Plays - Spring 2020

The first half of 2020 brings exciting production to the Bay Area, whether you’re seeking off-Broadway musicals or works from exciting contemporary playwrights.

December 19th, 2019

A Hometown Welcome for Ali Wong

The Pacific Heights native comes back home to perform her latest stand-up, The Milk & Money, from Dec. 21-Jan. 19 at The Masonic.

December 16th, 2019

Stimulate Your 5 Senses with these Experiences in San Francisco

Our senses determine our perception of the world, but how often do we focus on these wondrous capacities? Here are some ideas to touch, see, hear, smell and taste your way through San Francisco.

August 9th, 2019

Local Record Stores and all things Vinyl

We invite you to enjoy our new music room, which features a record player and our favorite vinyls from local bands.

July 31st, 2019

Summer Events in San Francisco

See what's going on this season in SF with Stanford Court Hotel’s end-of-summer guide.

May 23rd, 2019

Laugh, Sing and Imbibe at Clusterfest 2019

Organized by Comedy Central, Clusterfest is an annual festival that brings to San Francisco the best of music, comedy and podcasts. Read all about it at the Stanford Court blog.

April 30th, 2019

Upcoming Exhibits at the de Young Museum: 2019 Edition

Claude Monet’s later paintings will be on display through May and the internationally-acclaimed “Art in the Age of Black Power” make its San Francisco debut. Plus, you’ll see Ed Hardy in a whole new light.

March 25th, 2019

Upcoming Springtime Activities in SF

It’s springtime in San Francisco! Here’s a look at the best upcoming activities of the season, from dancing in the streets to cutting-edge tech conferences.

March 20th, 2019

Don't Miss the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

SF boasts one of the largest cherry blossom festivals in the U.S., spanning two weekends in April.

February 28th, 2019

Compelling Concerts You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring

In search of inspiring music that pushes the envelope? Here’s a look at exciting shows headed to San Francisco this spring.

October 25th, 2018

SF Theatre Guide: Plays & Musicals

Guests at Stanford Court can take a seven-minute walk to catch a Broadway production at one of our local historic theatres.

May 4th, 2018

Night Out at the Museum

Beat the field trip groups and enjoy nighttime museum exhibitions across the city.

March 28th, 2018

Celebrate SF Giants' 60 Years at 2018 Season Opener

Spring is in the air and the bats will soon be swinging at AT&T Park as the Giants celebrate their 60th season in San Francisco. April 3rd is opening day at the park, where the Giants will take to the field against the Seattle Mariners. 

March 22nd, 2018

Spring 2018 Concerts You Don't Want to Miss at The Masonic

When you stay at Stanford Court, great music is just a five-minute walk up the hill. We’re talking, of course, about The Masonic, an icon mid-century modernist memorial temple at 1111 California Street.

March 5th, 2018

March Happenings in SF

Here are some upcoming events to mark on your calendar, from Whiskies of the World to the 167th Annual SF St. Patty’s Day parade.

February 6th, 2018

SCH Guide to Chinatown

We love Nob Hill because of its history, vibe, and location-- it really is close to everything.

January 16th, 2018

Upcoming Concerts You Don't Want to Miss

Planning a visit to SF? We recommend you enjoy the city like a local and take advantage of all the dynamic, upcoming shows.

January 11th, 2018

Explore Nob Hill on Foot

San Francisco is one of the most magical cities to discover on foot and Nob Hill is one of the most exciting neighborhoods to explore.

December 19th, 2017

Give a Gift to Yourself with These Awesome SF Holiday Events

A new year is around the corner and, like almost everyone at this time of year, you’ve probably been busy, busy, busy. So why not take some time for yourself, slow down, and enjoy the holidays a little bit here in SF?

December 4th, 2017

7 Films Shot in San Francisco

Here we’ve made a list of 7 movies with filming locations in our fair city.

November 28th, 2017

Teotihuacan @ de Young

You don’t need a passport to dig in deep to Teotihuacan's history.

November 15th, 2017

Fall Concerts We Love

Here we’ve compiled the concerts we’re most looking forward to this fall.

October 10th, 2017

Concerts We're Looking Forward to This Fall at The Masonic

The Masonic just released their lineup of concerts and shows for this fall.

October 6th, 2017

5 Ways 2 Celebrate LGBT History Month in SF

For the 31 days of October, LGBT History Month celebrates 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender icons.

October 6th, 2017

A Brief History of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is one of many of SF’s gifts to the music world

August 11th, 2017

3 Tips for Enjoying SF Cable Car Culture

So, you’re hanging out in SF and you want 2 see the sights, get out on the town, tour the city.

July 24th, 2017

Treat Yourself to Christmas in July

Early Christmas anyone?  If you’re slogging through summer stuck in a cubicle or stuck in hours of traffic everyday, we have just the thing you need.

June 22nd, 2017

A Brief History of Pride

While you may frequent annual Pride celebrations around the world or - ahem - the best in San Francisco, do you know how Pride came to be? Not every1 does.

May 26th, 2017

A Short History of the Summer of Love

As you may have already known, this summer, the summer of 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

March 15th, 2017

Levi Strauss, San Francisco, & Stanford Court Hotel

What does Stanford Court have to do with Levi Strauss? A whole lot actually.

February 14th, 2017

I Left My <3 in San Francisco - Valentine’s Day Package

San Francisco is easy to fall in love with – and in San Francisco it’s easy to fall in love. The stunning views, the iconic hills, the epic gardens and the Golden Gate Bridge – these all add to the romance in the air in the City by the Bay.

December 19th, 2016

SF Indie Fest 2017

The San Francisco Independent Film Festival, or SF Indie for short, brings some of the most original, thought-provoking and diverse indie films from around the world to screens in the City by the Bay.

November 25th, 2016

Union Square Christmas Tree Lighting

With November here, many begin to feel like the holiday season is here. At Stanford Court we believe the best way to get in the spirit of the holidays is to attend the Union Square Tree Lighting.


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