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Outside Lands Replay

Outside Lands Replay August 16, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
There were a few moments at Outside Lands – while I was grooving to Collie Buddz, ecstatically fist-pumping with Major Lazer, rocking out hysterically with Muse, and bouncing off the wall to Deadmau5 – that I looked up, realized where I was (outside, under a full moon, among crazy tall trees, in...

Outside Lands is Outta This World

Outside Lands is Outta This World August 8, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
In 2007, somebody gave me Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible album. I played it a few times, and then tossed it aside. A few months later, I gave it another good listen. Still, I didn’t understand all of the hoopla surrounding the band. Fast forward four years. While taking tequila shots at my friend’s birthday...

20,000 Leagues Under the Bay

20,000 Leagues Under the Bay July 22, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Pier 39 attracts tourists like Dolores Park attracts hipsters. Most locals couldn’t even tell you what’s there. Sea Lions? Crowds in shorts? Hard Rock Cafe? Apparently, Pier 39 was ranked the #1 most visited attraction in San Francisco in 2010 (really?!). What is unknown to most tourists and locals...

Fireworks or Fog? July 4th Weekend in San Francisco

Fireworks or Fog? July 4th Weekend in San Francisco June 29, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The Fourth of July weekend in San Francisco is the peak of scarf and hat weather here. We’re not talking wool by any means, but layers are a definite necessity in July… at… all… times. While the rest of the nation’s eyes are warmly fixated upon explosions illuminating clear summer nights, San...

San Francisco Pride – How Can You Join in the Celebration?

San Francisco Pride – How Can You Join in the Celebration? June 13, 2011 | Events | Read More
It’s difficult to imagine that San Francisco Pride began 41 years ago as a small gathering of 30 people in Golden Gate Park. Today, the world’s largest gathering of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their supporters draws over 1.2 million attendees for two days of parades, performances,...

Today is the 105th Anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake

Today is the 105th Anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake April 18, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
105 years ago today, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck San Francisco and the Northern California coast at 5:12 a.m.  Of the 410,000 San Francisco residents, more than 300,000 people were left homeless. The death toll from the quake and the subsequent fire was estimated to be more than 3,000 casualties,...

Outside Lands Lineup Announced – and it’s Good!

Outside Lands Lineup Announced – and it’s Good! April 12, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The highly anticipated lineup was finally announced for the 2011 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival and it’s a doozy! San Francisco has secured its spot as a festival destination akin to Bonaroo, Austin City Limits, and Coachella. The experience takes place August 12-14, 2011. Naysayers, why would...

PETA Sinks Its Teeth Into SF’s Meatiest Neighborhood

PETA Sinks Its Teeth Into SF’s Meatiest Neighborhood March 31, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
What are we going to talk/blog/tweet/complain about now that pleasant 70 degree weather has replaced the monsoon in San Francisco? Fortunately, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals saved us with their preposterous letter to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday. The agenda item? Rename the...

Top 10 Irish Pubs in San Francisco

Top 10 Irish Pubs in San Francisco March 14, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Have a hint of green in your blood? Join the Irish, half-Irish, quarter-Irish (like me), and wannabe Irish at one of these neighborhood pubs for the best St. Patrick’s Day merrymaking in San Francisco this week. 1.       The Irish Bank (Financial District) – The bacchanalia starts at 9...

San Francisco New Year’s Eve on the Cheap

San Francisco New Year’s Eve on the Cheap December 31, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Don’t get suckered into paying big bucks to ring in 2011. There are plenty of options to spend the night out in San Francisco without the hefty $100 price tag. If you want to shake your booty, don’t miss the party at Shine (Mission St between 9th & 10th). For $20 (presale) or $25 at the door,...