Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Holiday Craft Fairs!

There are 3 great looking holiday craft fairs coming up over the next few weeks:

1. Handmade Ho-Down on Thursday, December 3rd - billed as the "First Ever SF Etsy Urban Craft Show Event"... that's good enough for me!

2. Bazaar Bizarre on Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13 - Went to this one last December and it was great!

3. Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20 - So excited to have this fair back a second time this year just in time for holiday shopping!

Let me know if you'd like to join me for any or all of these fairs!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - Saturday & Sunday, 10/3 & 10/4

Woo hoo, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass schedule has been announced! So here's what I'd like to do... I'm going to skip Friday, but I'd like to show up early and spend the day on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday I definitely want to see The Old 97's so I'd like to camp out at the Towers of Gold Stage, where they'll be playing at 3:30. Okkervil River is also playing that stage at 1:35. I'll probably ramble over to the Banjo Stage at 2:40 to see Steve Martin too.

On Sunday I want to camp at the Star Stage where Neko Case is playing at 5:20. Elvis Perkins in Dearland is also playing that stage at 11:40. I'd also love to check out Billy Bragg, Robin Hitchcock, and Aimee Mann on Sunday.

So last year I showed up at around 9:30 in the morning. While it was really early, it was totally worth it to get a great spot, relax, eat, drink and wander around before the crowds pour in. Jan has volunteered to join me early on Sunday, so I'd love it if someone would join me early on Saturday too. Let me know if you're going and would like to camp out with me at all!

Opera at the Ballpark - Saturday, September 19th

I'm joining Julie and her friends to go to the free SF Opera simulcast at AT&T Park Saturday night. The opera, Verdi's Il Trovatore, is being performed live at the opera house and simulcast into AT&T Park. Entrance is free, but you can get in early for a better seat if you RSVP here.

Think about it... watching opera while eating a hot dog and drinking a beer ;-) You know the drill, hit me up if you'd like to join me.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Eat Real Festival - Saturday, August 29th

Another street food festival next weekend called 'eat real' at Jack London Square! I'm hoping that it won't be as crazy as the SF Street Food Festival was this weekend **fingers crossed**. I'm going on Saturday afternoon but it's going on all weekend.

Monday, August 17, 2009

SF Street Food Festival - Saturday, August 22nd

The name says it all... street food on Folsom Street! I'm definitely going, so let me know if you want to join me.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

High-heeled Keds!

My old favorite high-heeled sneaks totally gave out and I'm so happy that I was able to find a new pair. These one's are even real Keds!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

New People/J-Pop Summit - Saturday, August 15th

For those of us who like Japanese pop culture I think this is the day for us in San Francisco. The opening of New People and the J-Pop Summit street fair is next Saturday from 11-5. Oh, and Hello Kitty will be there!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pretty in Pink @ Dolores Park - Saturday, August 1st

The next Film Night in the Park is the 80's classic 'Pretty in Pink'. Last year's big film night hit was '16 Candles', so this one should big a fun night too! I'm definitely going to be there, so let me know if you want to join me.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair @ Fort Mason - July 18 & 19

The Renegade Craft Fair is back!!! I went last year and it was seriously the best craft fair I've ever been too. I can't go on Saturday, but I will definitely be going on Sunday (7/19).

Hit me up if you'd like to join me (what do you think of my lame attempt there at sounding hip?).

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Air Sex Championships @ The Independent - Tonight!

Okay, this is totally random and last minute, but I just heard about the Air Sex Championships tonight at the Independent and thought it looked very interesting. Think Air Guitar, but with fake sex instead of a fake guitar ;-) Tickets are $15. Anyhow, let me know if you'd like to join me....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Goldfinger at Dolores Park - Saturday, June 20th

Film Night in the Park is starting up again... yay! The first film, Goldfinger, is this Saturday night at Dolores Park. Showtime is 8:00. Bring a picnic. Let me know if you'd like to join me!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Hangar One Open House - Saturday, June 20th

Hangar One/St. George Spirits in Alamada is having it's annual open house coming up on Saturday, June 20th. Here's what they say about it:

Summer is upon us again and you know what that means… Time for St. George Spirits Summer Open House! Come celebrate the seasonal release of that favorite summer spirit, Hangar One’s Fraser River Raspberry Vodka.

For those of you who’ve never made it out to one of our open houses, we open up the hangar doors, fire up the stills and let you get a close up look at the distillation process in action. Your entry includes 3 cocktail tasters, food, live music, shuttle service, and a few cool surprises.
Also included is tastings of most of our spirits: Aqua Perfecta eaux-de-vie and liqueurs, St. George Single Malt Whiskey, Hangar One Vodkas, Qi spirits, and the St. George Absinthe Verte!
Agua Azul tastings are $10 for all 3.

Tickets will be available in the distillery store starting today, Wednesday June 3rd and by phone for $35 (during tasting room hours). Call us at 510.864.0635, Wednesday to Saturday noon-7pm, Sundays noon-6pm to order your tickets.

Tickets will be $45 at the door. Cash only at the door.

June 20th, 2009 - 1pm to 6pm

I've noticed that in years past they have sold out ahead of time, so don't count on getting your tix at the door. I'm calling in this afternoon to get my ticket, so if you chime in ASAP I'm happy to order one for you too when I call.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Singing Flash Mob @ Union Square - Thursday, June 11th

Here's what they say about it on Squid List:

Singing Flash Mob @ Union Square

Yes, San Francisco's had flash mob pillow fights, zombie attacks, santa parades and more, but it's time we had some music! What: 'With a Little Help from My Friends' (first note Ab, just like the Beatles recording) Why: Because SF needs more communal silliness. No. Really. The City takes itself way too damn seriously. Suggestions: - Bring a walkman, mp3 player or something with the Beatles version of the song to listen to. This will help you keep on key if you're concerned about that sort of thing, but you shouldn't be. We promise not to stand up and walk out on you. - Bring some friends--you'll get by with some help from them.

Thursday, 11 June, 2009
06:00 PM - 06:05 PM

Wanna join me?

John Oliver @ Cobbs Comedy Club - Thursday, May 28th

Hilarious John Oliver of the Daily Show is performing at Cobbs Comedy Club on Thursday night. Anyone wanna join me?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Big Wheel Race - Sunday, April 12th @ 4:00

I went to the Big Wheel Race a couple years ago at Lombard Street, it was amazing!!! It's moved to Potrero Hill and the police are threatening to shut it down, but I think it's worth checking out. Let me know if you'd like to join me!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Afternoon at the Horse Races @ Golden Gate Fields - Saturday, April 4

I just got this invite from SFSU Alumni Association to attend their Afternoon at the Horse Races, and it sounds like fun (that is if, like me, you love betting on the ponies). Here's all the info:

You’re invited to spend an afternoon at Golden Gate Fields with the
San Francisco State Alumni Association. Relax in our reserved area in the
Turf Club overlooking the racetrack, where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet,
drinks, and the company of fellow Gators while you watch the horses race by.
Plus, there will be nine or so races and private betting
stalls available for all you wild at heart!

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2009
Time: 12:00 noon (First race beings at 12:45)
Place: Golden Gate Fields, 1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA
Cost: $25/person, includes valet parking, entry and all-you-can-eat buffet
R.S.V.P. Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2009

Seems like a good deal for the Turf Club and buffet included. Let me know if you'd like to join me and I'll get tix.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This American Life Live Simulcast - Thursday, April 23rd

On Thursday, April 23rd host Ira Glass will bring the wildly popular radio show This American Life to the big screen for a one-night only live event.

Ira Glass will host an actual episode of the radio program, performed onstage by some of our favorite contributors. Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, and Mike Birbiglia will tell stories. David Rakoff and Dave Hill will conduct a ‘special investigation.’ Plus a new cartoon by Chris Ware, additional visuals by Arthur Jones, and a very special appearance by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! The performance will last around two hours. We’re going to capture the whole thing with a bunch of HD cameras, and send it live* to movie theatres all over the country.

In SF it's going to be playing at the Century 9 San Francisco Centre. Let me know if you'd like to join me and I'll get tix.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Pillow Fight @ Justin Herman Plaza - Valentine's Day

It time again for the annual Valentine's Day Pillow Fight. If you've never been before, you have to go. According to Facebook it starts at 4:00, but on Upcoming it starts at 6:00. I'll update if I hear more news as it gets closer, but I'm thinking that 6:00 is the right time.

Let me know if you want to come along... all you need is a pillow!

UPDATE: Here's the latest info on the Pillow Fight. Looks like it's definitely starting at 6:00. And here are the rules:

1) Tell everyone you know about PILLOW FIGHT!!!
2) Wait for the Ferry Building clock to strike 6:00pm
3) Don’t hit anyone with out a pillow (unless they want it)
4) Don’t hit anyone with a camera
5) HAVE FUN!!! (Rain plan: put your pillow in a plastic bag, see Rules 1 - 5)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Zoetrope All Story Release Party - Tuesday, January 27th

Cafe Zoetrope is hosting a free party for the Zoetrope: All Story Release, here's what they say about it:

We write with excellent news. Zoetrope: All-Story has just been honored with two GOOD DESIGN awards. With the Lou Reed-designed winter edition now landing on newsstands, we have at least a few great reasons to celebrate.

Please join us at San Francisco’s Cafe Zoetrope on Tuesday, January 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for gratis wine pours and passed plates, as well as one of our favorite bands: Ramshackle Romeos, whose two-man review includes a musical saw, toy pianos, and a theremin. The CafĂ© is located at 916 Kearny Street, at Columbus. Admission is free.

The two issues recognized with GOOD DESIGN awards are Summer 2007, which includes incendiary photographs and design by Marilyn Minter, and Fall 2007, a special double-issue to commemorate the release of Francis Coppola’s most recent film, Youth Without Youth, with design by Tim Roth. Both editions remain for sale at the website.

Free drinks, food, and music! Let me know if you'd like to join me.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009

No Pants on Muni - Saturday, January 10th

The 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride will take place on Saturday, January 10th in San Francisco. I did this last year and it was so much fun, we got so many strange looks from the innocent bystanders. Let me know if you'd like to join me for the madness!

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