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BFD Part 3

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

At BFD, when day turned to night the main festival stage was full of modern rock's biggest acts.


A Russian Fairy Tale

The SF Symphony’s Opening Night Party was a dreamscape fantasy land inspired by Prokofiev’s fairy tale and symphonic opera, The Love for Three Oranges. The festivities kicked off with an opening performance of the June Festival, Russian Firebrand, Russian Virtuoso.

You're Invited

All right, folks, listen up--this an important announcement:

Monday is the new Friday! To wit, the only way that we will ever be able to make peace with Mondays is to celebrate them, not loathe them.

Which is why this Monday, June 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., there is going to be a party, and you’re all invited. It's at Sip Lounge on Broadway, near the tunnel. Come, and let’s start forging new diplomatic relations between us and Monday.

Steaks and Spirits

Jones, "an American comfort roadhouse featuring prime dry aged beef," celebrated its grand opening last week with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres cooked up by chef Jamaal Taherzadeh.

Aaron Kaufman, Ella Keevan   Amy Shapiro, Nicky Picchi    Adriana Ruhl, Andrea Alexander

The Sweet (and Sour) Taste of Victory

Hard-won cherries.

There are times when shopping at the farmers market is an urbanite’s bucolic fantasy, and there are times when it’s a blood sport—requiring NASCAR driving skills, sharp elbows and unrelenting greed. I participated in the latter style of shopping last Saturday at the Alemany Farmers Market. All in the name of my mother.

How Do You Spell Summer Cool? C-A-S-S-A-V-E-T-E-S

Remembering John Cassavetes and his Bleeding Cinematic Heart

After 12 summer sessions with a Jungian shrink, Poppa H has come to understand I have a “thing” for dead existentialists, specifically risk taking iconoclastic writer/actor/directors (Eric Von Stroheim, Nicholas Ray, Orson Welles, John Cassavetes) who are literally burning mad with the passion to tell stories about the bittersweet human condition. What a breakthrough.

Let's Get It On

I went to a swinger party last weekend. Sure, I’ve been to a sex party, a party with swingers in attendance, but never to an official “this is a swinger party and we’re all here to swap asap” kind of party.

Only couples and single women are allowed to attend. I was invited by a couple who thought I might like to tag along. And so I did.

After the RSVP was accepted, the hosts sent out the address and some basic party instructions. We were told to show up at a Mission Street address around 10 p.m., doors would close at 12 a.m. and party was to go until 4 a.m.

BFD Part 2

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Here's the second installment of the daytime festivities at this year's BFD music festival.


The Night The Rock Rocked

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Scion and Flavor Group hosted a wild party on Alcatraz Island where music by Flosstradamus and The Cool Kids collided with eco-friendly fashions, contemporary art and macabre performances by SF's Vau De Vire Society.

On the approach to Alcatraz.

A Heads Up for Hip Hop Heads

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Check out a night of mind-blowing hip hop when Mos Def performs this Wednesday night, June 20 at Mezzanine. Actor and lyrical poet Mos Def will be performing exclusive tracks off of his new album True Magic.

Mezzanine 444 Jessie St., 415-625-8880.
Doors at 9 p.m., $20
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