Categories: Arts Gossip

Sweet attractions downtown SF, at the Wharf and in Burlingame

Candytopia, an “experiential adventure” bringing “a dreamworld candy factory to life” (that from its promotional material looks a lot like the Museum of Ice Cream) is coming to The City.

Tickets to the attraction, opening Sept. 6 at 767 Market St., must be purchased online in advance at www.candytopia.com; they’re on sale now and expected to sell out, according to publicists, who share that the original Santa Monica location hosted A-listers including Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Duhamel, Christina Aguilera, James Corden, Wiz Khalifa, Hilary Duff and Alessandra Ambrosio.

For the price of $34 (adults) and $26 (kids 4 to 12), visitors go through unique rooms and larger-than-life interactive art installations inspired by “pure, sugary bliss” and get samples of sours, gummies and chocolates.

The venture is created by celebrity candy artist Jackie Sorkin in partnership with events-and-production design expert Zac Hartog and retail veteran John Goodman, a longtime San Francisco resident.

Speaking of sweets, the Museum of Ice Cream announced that its next charity day, on Aug. 10, benefits San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network.

NOT JUST FOR TOURISTS?

And speaking of tourist traps, Madame Tussauds San Francisco has announced a new fun one: In the wake of recent drops in Facebook stock, the wax museum’s new likeness of Mark Zuckerberg amusingly has the mogul and company founder “begging” for cash at its Fisherman’s Wharf location.

Promoters note that attraction — filled with wax creations of celebrities from Jerry Garcia to Leonardo DiCaprio to Serena Williams — is open at 10 a.m., 365 days a year.

Madame Tussauds has a funny new likeness of Mark Zuckerberg at Fisherman’s Wharf. (Courtesy photo)

DOWN IN BURLINGAME

There’s a cool new mural by San Mateo designer Don Donoughe on a new mixed used development at 240 Lorton Ave. in Burlingame.

Commissioned by the Burlingame Historical Society and funded by the Dewey Land Company (which worked with MBH Architects on the project), the mural is inspired by classic postcard images.

Each large letter in the phrase “Greetings from Burlingame, California” includes a nod to a local historic site (the main library and the local high school circa the 1930s are pictured) and there’s also an image of the city’s namesake, Anson Burlingame, from 1866.

HOTEL HAPPINESS

Fodor’s Travel has added special new categories to its listings of San Francisco hotels, including most luxurious (Fairmont San Francisco); most pet-friendly (Hotel Zelos) and best nightlife (Proper Hotel).

For the full list, visit https://cdn.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/california/san-francisco/hotels.

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