It's that time again. Each May and October CityGuides rolls out the red carpet for the nice weather, expanding their already aggressive schedule of tours to include ones that are available only during these fleeting, delicious months. Here are the tours I'm looking forward to this fall:
Sunday, October 8, 11 am: Castro: Tales of the Village
The only tour I am leading during the month of October. Come along and learn a thing or two about a neighborhood you only thought you knew. Meet under the big rainbow flag, Market at Castro.
Monday, October 9, 7 pm: North Beach by Night
Not my favorite neighborhood, but the nighttime tour thing sounds like fun. Meet in front of Specs Café, 12 Saroyan Place, just off Columbus, south of Broadway.
Saturday, October 21, 11 am: Diego Rivera Murals
See the largest and last of Rivera's murals painted in the U.S. Keep your eyes peeled -- there's lots of subversive leftist subtext in there. Meet at the lobby of Diego Rivera Theatre at City College of San Francisco located at Judson and Phelan. Approach from Judson; theater is past the bungalows.
Sunday, October 22, 10 am: Glen Park
A neighborhood I yearn to learn more about. I regretted missing this one back in May. Meet at Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery.
Sunday, October 29, 11 am: Fairmount Hill
Certainly one of the most overlooked and unknown areas of southern San Francisco. I love the architecture in this area. Meet at Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery.
Now, of course, the only one I am pretty much guaranteed to be at is the one I'm leading, but I will make a concerted effort to hit up the others. Yet other ones that I would like to take but are in conflict this time are the Tenderloin and Inner Richmond tours, Sunday mornings. Check'em out!