maritime

5:04pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Queen's Day, robot competition, and vegan cooking

The Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA)
Jill Clardy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jillclardy/)

Thursday

Free drive-In Movie Night // The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night, plus a festival with live music and games. All movies are double features. Admission is free and you can chow down on $1 nachos.

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8:18am

Wed March 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Preserving San Francisco’s past through sea shanties

The Balclutha
www.nps.gov

At Maritime National Historical Park, the golden age of shantey-ing comes alive again as sailors and sea music enthusiasts gather around an ancient vessel, the "Balclutha.” Peter Kasin’s job is to preserve these ancient shanties, and in turn to preserve San Francisco’s dangerous Barbary Coast past. But not everyone likes their shanties; some say they’re more bouncy than they were in the past, and should capture the sweat of the sailors who sang these songs way back in the 1800s to help make their rough shipboard jobs a bit more rhythmic.