Can you feel the electricity in the air, the faint buzz of anticipation gradually building to a deafening roar? That's right – the world is just a week away from the arrival of Happy Madison's Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, directed by Tom Brady (no, not that one) and produced by Adam Sandler, who charitably prolongs the careers of former SNL co-stars with his endless reserve of fart jokes. Until then, try to contain your excitement with any of these fine offerings, now showing at an indie theater near you.
There are two extreme ends of the spectrum when it comes to thinking about holiday parking. One popular rationalization around holiday parking goes something like this: “The Banks are closed, the post office is closed, DPT parking officers are government employees, so they don’t have to work, right? So, parking restrictions are not in effect on labor day right?” Wrong.
Those coming from the other end of the spectrum look at it like this: “Well, some of the rules are in effect, and some of them aren’t and there is simply no possible way of knowing this or keeping it straight, so it’s a crap shoot, so, you should just put money in every meter just to be safe.” While safety oriented, this view is expensive, and could still get you a ticket and/or towed.
You know you're supposed to get elbow deep in that new bbq recipe at some point over the next few days. It is Labor Day weekend, afterall. But sometimes life isn't giving you pork butt and spices, it's giving you pop-ups. Since these underground dinners and impromptu "restaurants" are coming out almost as fast as food trucks these days, perhaps this weekend is a good time to avoid the grill all together and check out an outside-the-restaurant-box meal event. We picked our some of our favorite upcoming pop-up events to take you into this weekend, and the coming month too.
Bay Area weekly BAM Magazine, which chronicled the Bay's rock and pop scenes and folded in the late 90s, announces its comeback as a website (bammagazine.com) on September 15. [via San Jose Mercury News]
Meklit Hadero and Quinn DeVeaux release a video of their intimate, gorgeous cover of Arcade Fire's "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" that'll show up on their joint covers album next January. [via SF Weekly]
Operaphiles, get ready for the SF Opera's 2011-12 Season BRAVO! Club Opening Gala next week on September 9. Get your hair done, don your fanciest attire and indulge yourself in a glittering night starting at 5pm with cocktail receptions and an elegant seated dinner accompanied by a performance of Puccini's classic, Turandot.
If you swear by the hard rules of fashion, then consider this your last call for wearing white. Fortunately, this Labor Day weekend, the forecast is set for sunny skies and an easy, breezy 70-degrees. So go on, wear those whites while you still can.
While the forecast is promising, if you're spending time on the windy waters, or looking for a nice day-to-night ensemble, opt for a maxi dress and pack a light sweater. Add spice with a few vibrant accessories, a finish with messy braid and a coral red lipstick. Bon weekend.
Oktoberfest officially begins in Munich on September 17th, though related festivities, like Brews On the Bay kick off here in San Francisco a week earlier. Hey, we're a progressive city! The traditional Oktoberfest beer style is the Märzen, which some consider the earliest form of the lager. Originally brewed in the spring (März is March in German) the beer undergoes a long cool fermentation using lager yeast and is then consumed by the bootful during the fall. The longer fermentation clarifies the beer and gives it time to build complexity. Oktoberfest beers typically contain up to 6% alcohol, are medium bodied, slightly sweet and balanced with Noble hops.
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