Check out the rhythmic martial arts moves of some of the city's best Japanese percussionists as they kick off the upcoming Meigetsu Taiko Fest, celebrating the first full moon before the autumnal equinox. Consider it your license to howl.
Things to do for September 11, 2008
The Weekend Starts Here
The weekend is enjoying its victory lap.
Fresh from Beijing, Olympic gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are setting, spiking and bikini-ing their way to another title right here on the Embarcadero. Yes, the tour is sponsored by Crocs—but we mentioned the bikinis, right?
The city's first nighttime pro-cycling race, this is like the Tour de France on speed. Try your best to glimpse professional cyclists (and recent Olympians) as they whiz by on this challenging eight-block crit. Bring the night-vision goggles.
See what sailors have known for centuries—that there's nothing like a cold beer on a big ship—when you climb aboard the historic WWII-era Jeremiah O'Brien for frosty ones from artisan brewers like Magnolia, Speakeasy and 21st Amendment. Beer ahoy.
The start of fall means it's time for another round of your favorite bi-annual holiday, Spa Week, with $50 services at some twenty spots around town. For full-body coverage, we recommend Bliss Spa's Blissage Massage capped by Pure Envy's Alpha Vital Facial.
Napa's Newest All-Suite Hotel
If you act now, you can snag introductory rates on lodging at Napa's latest all-suites hotel, which opens next week. Because day trips are fine, but sometimes you've just got to blow it out.