Monthly Archives: September 2010

S.F. Weekend Events

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

– The First Polk Street Blues Festival in San Francisco
   10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
   Polk District
   Free

– Comedy – Maz Jobrani,
   10:15 p.m.
   Cobbs Comedy Club
   915 Columbus Ave.
   $28.90 each

– 46th Annual Big Book Sale – Fort Mason
   10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
   Laguna St. and Marina Blvd.
   All books are $5.00 and under.  They are $1.00 on Sunday.
   Proceeds benefit the S.F. Public Library.
  

– Off the Grid, Street Cart Festival – Mission District
   11:00a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
   Corner of McCoppin and Valencia St.

– S.F. Cocktail Week Bar Crawl, Drinking w/Dominick (S.F. Legendary Bartender)
   Free Event.  You can join at any of the locations below:
   11:30 Buena Vista Cafe
   12:30 Walking Tour Begins
   12:45 Las Margaritas
   1:15 The Parlour
   1:45 Walk N. Beach and stop for historic facts about the Barbary Coast and S.F. drinking lore.
   2:15 Tony Niks
   2:45 Walk up Green Street towards Grant and hear stories.  Maybe get some pie at Golden Boy.
   3:00 Savoy Tivoli
   4:00 Romolo
   4:30 Maybe more bars and discuss the Chinatown watering holes.
   5:00 Comstock Saloon 15.  Discuss the history of the Comstock and the rest of the historic bars on
             Kearny.

– Movie Night in the Park:  The Pursuit of Happiness
   7:00 p.m. in Duboce Park

– Film Night in Dolores Park:  The Big Lebowski  (Please no chairs)
   8:00 p.m.

– Killing my Lobster – Sketch Comedy Night
   10:00 p.m., Zeum
   $10.00

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

– Folsom Street Fair
   11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

– Polish Harvest Festival, Golden Gate Park
   11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
   S.F. County Fair Building (formerly Hall of Flowers).  Golden Gate Park at Lincoln Way and 9th Ave.

– 97.3’s Alice Now and Zen Festival 2010 – Golden Gate Park
   12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
   Sharon Meadows, Golden Gate Park / John F. Kennedy Drive and Kezar Drive.

– Irish Music, Costumes, Singing, and Dancing w/Golden Gate Park Band
   1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.
   Spreckels Temple, Spreckles Temple of Music, S.F. Golden Gate Park

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Exit Theatre and the Fringe Festival

Last night we went to the Exit Theatre and saw one of the plays in the Fringe Festival.  It was called “Eat Our Shorts,” and it was a collection of plays that tell the story of what happens on a particular evening in different neighborhoods in San Francisco.  It was awesome.  The material was great, and the acting was even better.  I would definitely give this collection of performances a two thumbs up.

This is the first time that I have gone to the Fringe Festival, but I can assure you that I will be going to more than one play next year.  This year they staged 43 shows over 12 days.  From what I understand, these plays were created by local playwrites.

I can’t wait for next year’s festival to come around.  See you there?  

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Cafe Le Vie on a Saturday Morning

It’s a sleepy Saturday morning here in the new Atlantis.  The heavy fog of the night hits me in the face as I walk down the wet sidewalk.  The sun hasn’t made an appearance yet, but I am ok with that.  It’s a sleepy Saturday morning after all, and the sun doesn’t need to come around just yet.

Normally, I love going to Panera Bread on Saturday mornings, but since I’m in a new neighborhood now, I forced myself this morning to check out something local and within walking distance.  What did I find?  Cafe LeVie in Hayes Valley.  It is a small, quaint coffee shop with a few tables inside, and a couple of tables outside.  Basically, it is your typical coffee shop, but I like it.  I like the rough hardwood floors, the garage door that can open up and bring the outside in, the art for sale on the walls, and the funky vibe that it gives off.  I’m picky about my coffee shops, and this one has barely passed the test so far.  The bagel was average, but the ice tea was good.

I am an introvert by nature, which means I get my energy from time alone.  Early Saturday mornings are my time.  I get up early and sneak out without waking anyone else up.  I then walk the streets in the early morning.  There are very few people up this early on Saturday, and a lot less vehicles on the road.  It is my time, and I enjoy it.  I walk to a nearby coffee shop, get my ice tea, and spend some time surfing the net and catching up on blogs and Facebook.  Sometimes, I start looking forward to this Saturday retreat time as early as Thursday.  When I go back home, I’m rested, rejuvenated, and ready to enjoy the day.

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A Hint of Magic in the Air

I thought I might try to describe this enchanting, San Francisco night.  I’m sure I can’t capture the true feel in the air, but I will try.

After a long day of work in the sweltering burbs, I took the subway back into the city.  As I started up the escalator, I was greeted with a cool air that was wet with fog. I saw that the dome of city hall was surrounded by fog, and there were wisps of it creeping across the sky.  While walking home in the midst of a herd of fellow San Franciscans, I felt the fog on my face, heard the roar of traffic, and in the distance I could distinguish multiple sirens.  I took a deep breath,  smiled, and realized I was home. 

Currently, I am at Panera Bread in Mission Bay listening to Billie Holiday as I sit at a window and watch the vehicle and pedestrian traffic go by in the dark night.  A Giant’s game is being played nearby, so this area is especially busy. I see people everywhere doing so many things including riding their bikes while dodging the heavy traffic, walking their dogs, bringing home groceries in order to prepare a late dinner, waiting to catch a bus, raising their hand to hail a taxi, and running away from the game early so that they can get a head start home.  There is a couple on the corner under the street light.  They have just finished an embrace and kiss, and she is looking at him with adoring eyes as he holds her hand and waits for the light to turn.

 

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Prejudice by Abercrombie and Fitch

Abercrombie and Fitch is in hot water.  Check out the article below:

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/usa/news/article_1581989.php/Retailer-Abercrombie-&-Fitch-sued-over-headscarf-ban

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