Yerba Buena Night — A Free Outdoor Evening of Art, Music, Dance and Performance — Shines a Bright Light on the Neighborhood’s Eclectic Offerings on October 15


Live Samba and Bluegrass, Flamenco and Modern Dance, Surprises from Cirque de Soleil, Gallery Walks, Dance Marathon for Make-a-Wish Foundation, Food and Merriment Under the Stars in Yerba Buena


San Francisco, CA, October 4, 2011 — Yerba Buena Night celebrates the neighborhood’s eclectic offerings with a free outdoor evening of art, music, dance and performances in downtown San Francisco on Saturday, October 15.


Yerba Buena comes alive with the Bright Lights, Little City celebration at Yerba Buena Lane and Mission, Third and Minna Streets. Start with a gallery walk from 4 pm-7 pm and then from 7 pm-10 pm enjoy an amazing evening of live samba, bluegrass and contemporary music, flamenco and modern dance performances, surprises by Cirque de Soleil, cutting edge video art projections and interactive art. B Restaurant & Bar, Press Club, Tropisueño and many more are offering delicious food and drink. Show off your dance moves to support Make-a-Wish and other nonprofits at a Dance Marathon from 4 pm-midnight at Jillian’s Billiards. The Yerba Buena Center or the Arts will be open additional hours from noon-10 pm and gallery admission will be free. Admission to the Museum of Craft and Folk Art also will be free.


“Yerba Buena’s beautiful parks, cultural opportunities, food and fun make it a truly a unique neighborhood,” said Cathy Maupin, executive director of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD), which is presenting the event. As home to 24 galleries and museums, Yerba Buena has the richest concentration of cultural institutions in San Francisco, as well as offering an enormous selection of food, drink, and entertainment.


The event is presented by Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and sponsored by B Restaurant & Bar, City Park, KFOG-FM 104.5, Metreon, SFAQ SFMOMA, supperclub, Target, Whole Foods Market, Yerba Buena Alliance, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Yerba Buena Gardens.


It is easy to get to Yerba Buena. Take BART or MUNI to the Powell Street Station. SamTrans or Caltrain are nearby too. If you’re driving, City Park and the Hearst Corporation are offering a special $5 flat fee at the Hearst Parking Center at 45 Third Street.


The nonprofit YBCBD is a community-based organization working to improve the quality of life in our neighborhood, working to make the neighborhood an even more attractive place for people to live, work, study and explore.


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