Eat your way through our city's best food truck fare, score free museum admission, and let your hillbilly freak flag fly.
Grunge icon Kim Gordon, cofounder of the ’80s alt-rock band Sonic Youth, will share stories from her recent memoir, Girl in a Band, with Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein at the Jewish Community Center next week.
Hear ye, hear ye: The Bay Lights, the famous Bay Bridge light installation by artist Leo Villareal, will be temporarily removed for maintenance in early March. With a jarring 25,000 LED white lights zipping along 1.8 miles across the bridge, the artwork proved quite the stunner when it was unveiled in 2013.
Carving out a gallery within their Jackson Square investment firm, Julie and Sébastien Lépinard, under the threat of a ho-hum paint roller, christened the space instead with street art from British graffiti activist Banksy. Haight Street Rat, stenciled on the exterior redwood planks of a Haight-Ashbury inn, was painstakingly extricated and is now displayed in a window at the couple's new gallery, 836M.
Few San Francisco neighborhoods have a small village vibe quite like Bernal Heights does. This little 'hood on the hill is known for its quite and quaint character, spectacular views, lush farmers markets, vibrant homes, friendly people, and an unfair amount of sun. Here's your guide to it.
Rocha Art, formerly Ian Ross Gallery, is breathing new life into SoMa with a "street art museum experience." Gallery partners Daniele Rocha, Ian Ross, and Rob Evans are collaborating with local painters and contemporary street artists to mount outdoor murals around town and to also exhibit street art works inside the Brannan Street gallery and on the wall outside.
SF-based photographer and designer Toby Harriman uses black-and-white visuals to create the ultimate timelapse of SF Gotham City style. Accompained by a dramatic orchestra by 16-year-old James Everingham from the UK, Harriman's shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and SF's bustling downtown metropolis are nothing short of spatacular.
Before I cleaned up my act, the most time I spent in the Tenderloin was walking into, and stumbling out of, Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, the neighborhood’s drag-themed dive bar. Although I’ve survived a couple of physical altercations on these infamously colorful streets, living here has also been a bit of a pipe dream. The gorgeous historic apartment buildings, the unrestrained joie de vivre, close proximity to Union Square, public transit at a whim—it all comes together for a highly intoxicating siren song. But now, the TL is cleaning up its act, too. Apparently, others see my vision, and they’re moving in fast. Does San Francisco need another Divisa-lencia?