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See also San Francisco Stuff
August 30-31, 2008: Millbrae Art and Wine Festival
August 29 through September 1st: Sausalito Art Festival
August 23 - September 1, 2008: Bear Week, Bear Week in San Francisco, culminating in the Hairrison Street Fair on Sunday, September 1. Week-long festivities for that gay subculture known as the "bears" (i.e., the big, friendly, hairy, bearded guys)
 Live Music
 Magic & Mystery
If you enjoy walking and meditating, check out the Land's End Labyrinth, a peaceful labyrinth on a cliff overlooking the San Francisco Bay. For pictures and descriptions of other labyrinths in the San Francisco Bay area, visit San Francisco Labyrinths
- The De Young Museum remains a top conversation piece in San Francisco coffee shops. Built in Golden Gate Park in 2005, its unique exterior continues to receive mixed reviews. During the SAA conference, it will be exhibiting the works of David Chihuly. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Fridays until 8:45 p.m. Admission costs: Adults $10, Seniors 65 and over $7, Youths 13-17 $6, College Students with ID $6, Children 12 and under FREE. There is a $5 special exhibition surcharge for Chihuly at the de Young.
- The Cable Car Museum is located in the San Francisco Cable Car Barn and powerhouse. Visitors can climb aboard antique cable cars and learn more about the engineering that keeps the cable cars a landmark of the city. You can visit the museum anyday of the week between 10am-6pm. Admission is free. The best way to get to the Cable Car Museum is to hop on the Mason Street cable car line.
- From Packrat65: The SF Museum of Modern Art has 1/2 off Thursdays from 6-9 PM. Cost of admission is then only $6.25. The museum is approx. 1 mile from the hotel - close enough to walk after the Exhibit Hall opening! The featured show during SAA is the Frida Kahlo show which costs another $5.00. You can buy tickets online at http://www.sfmoma.org/tickets As usual there is a surcharge if you buy it that way, vs. at the museum itself.
- SAN FRANCISCO-BookWorks 2008, a new exhibition featuring over a hundred contemporary, sometimes sculptural, unique or limited-edition books by members of the Pacific Center for the Book Arts, will be held from July 1 to September 26, 2008 at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, Civic Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). http://www.sfpl.org/librarylocations/main/bookarts/bookarts.htm
8/29/2008 San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers, at Monster Park, 602 Jamestown Avenue, San Francisco
 Theater and Theatrical Performances
- Beach Blanket Babylonis a San Francisco cabaret institution in its 34th year. Shows sell out quickly (every show has sold out for the last 32 years) so buy your tickets ahead of time. Show times are Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Prices vary.
- Wyatt Earp's Grave is located in Colma, CA, south of San Francisco. Colma is known for having more people under the ground than above it.
- And speaking of those underground, there are several tours that offer the paranormal touch in San Francisco, too. For example, check out the Vampire Tour of San Francisco, the The Haunted Haight Walking Tour, and the San Francisco Ghost Hunt. For Reviews of these tours, see Ghost Hunt Reviews, Vampire Tour Reviews, and Haunted Haight Reviews.