(clockwise from upper left) Vadim Dymshyts, Dreaming of the Open Road, 2017 – photograph for Left Coast Annual postcard; Pouké Halpern, Shrimps, 2017, acrylic on wood panel – 2018 LCA award-winning painting; Tracy Child, Woman in Blue, 2016, oil – 2018 LCA award-winning painting
World-class musicians. Cheap tickets. Free parking. Snacks and beverages. Mildred Owen Concert Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard.
Bay Area nature enthusiasts stay informed and get involved with the BAY NATURE online event submission form. Email event announcements two weeks in advance. The calendar is the most comprehensive list of nature-related activities in the Bay Area: hikes, talks, film screenings, workshops, restoration projects, and special days at nature centers and science museums. Calendar events also feed into the interactive map. Bay Nature also publishes a full-color magazine.
These folks play regularly at 7 Mile House in Brisbane, Angelica's in Redwood City, and Nick's in Pacifica.
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) right here on the coast. Trail Keepers enjoy a flexible, family-friendly schedule, regular exercise, outdoor learning, and skill development. Trail Keepers collect information for the National Park Service Trail Crew and maintenance and natural resources staff, and share park history with visitors. Call 415-561-3068 for information on Trail Keeper orientations and volunteer opportunities. Explore other GGNRA internship and volunteer opportunities year-round, including the Coastside's four national parks (Mori Point, Milagra Ridge, Rancho Corral de Tierra, and Sweeney Ridge), plus San Francisco's Ocean Beach and The Presidio, and Marin's Muir Woods. Projects include planting, weeding, mulching, beach cleanup, and trail maintenance. Register online at Parks Conservancy. For information, call 415-561-3077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Friday night, the bowling alley presents Astro Bowl, a multicolored laser show with musical beats from the DJ, along with video screens that will have you moonwalking up and down the shiny lanes. It's entertainment for people who yearn for the club scene atmosphere—without the club. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fridays, off Highway 1 just south of Rockaway Beach and Fassler Avenue in Pacifica. Call 650-738-8190 for information.