Any given Saturday at Zeitgeist or Gestalt will reveal one simple truth: San Francisco has a lot of bicycle loving singles. But have no fear, pedal lovers, you won’t have the last bike hanging in the bar stall anymore—or at least you have one good shot coming up to find your bike loving partner. Next Wednesday, February 8th, is the annual Love on Wheels event, the 1970s dating game for bike enthusiasts.
For last night's 7x7 Pride Happier Hour at the Lookout, we got down to the classic, funky soul tunes spun by the geniuses DJs Carnita and Brown Amy of Hard French. But that was just their warm-up session. This Pride Sunday, they're throwing one of the biggest parties in town sprawling two stages and 8 hours of dancing and cruising at Public Works. It's called Hard French Hearts Los Homos, an explosion of live bands, hot DJs from all over the country, and drinks.
Broke Ass Stuart, San Francisco's beloved and dirty-mouthed arbiter of cheap, is getting his own show. Young, Broke and Beautiful premieres June 24th at 11 pm on IFC for a six-episode series chronicling Broke Ass Stuart's (aka Stuart Schuffman's) travel adventures within the US. With the rallying cry that "broke ass" is a state of mind rather than an account balance, the show makes stops in New Orleans, Baltimore, San Diego, Boston, Detroit and Memphis, following Schuffman as he sleuths out the fringe.
Cutting edge is something Public Works does very well, whether the Juan MacLean's blasting house sets until 4 am, up-and-coming local artists have taken over the walls with their work, or garage rock upstarts like Thee Oh Sees or the Black Lips are tearing up their stage. And this Sunday, June 12, they show no signs of stopping this small-time tradition when they host WIRE, presented by Elevation Salon.
This Week in Fashion: Bikes & Beats Present Bike Fashion, Rose & Champagne Facials for Mother's Day, Swap for Good at BellaPelle and More
The mega-hip bike hang out, Bikes & Beats, brings you their fashion edition with designs by Level 4 Couture, live music and art shenanigans, food trucks, and, of course, free valet bike parking -- tres classy, indeed. Bring your own garment for on-the-spot screenprinting, with three music and bike inspired designs, by Like Minded People.
We San Franciscans never need an excuse to proclaim our love for bicycles, but when one comes around we'll pounce on it, big time. To celebrate the glorious, sun-drenched arrival of Spring, the San Francisco Bike Party is having an early evening group ride this Friday, May 6 from Justin Herman Plaza through Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina, down to Fort Mason, the Palace of Fine Arts, and ending at the Civic Center quad. Get in the spirit by adorning your bike and body with flowers!
I've been frequenting Public Works, when my schedule allows, since it's opening party in September of last year. A few weeks later I asked Tyrone Tramner and manager Jeff Whitmore for a look into the design ideas behind Public Works. Started and designed by the main shareholders and former owners of the San Francisco venue Mighty, the motive of Public Works was to offer a community space reflective of the real needs and desires of the surrounding creative commonwealth.