In perhaps one of the coolest schemes to raise money and awareness for local non-profit 826 Valencia, Dave Eggers, Anthony Myint (of Commonwealth & Mission Chinese Food fame) and ex-Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison will battle to the death against champions in ping pong games inspired by the new book Everything You Know Is Pong, which is about--you guessed it--ping pong's status in pop culture and world history.
Have you seen those crazy new touch screen Yahoo ads at bus stops lately? They're actually games that pit SF neighborhood against neighborhood and until January 26th, when they disappear, you basically won't have a chance to get bored waiting for Muni again. But that's not all--the winning neighborhood wins a block party with indie band OK Go!
If you're an East-Coast transplant bemoaning the lack of snow here during the holidays, here's a little piece of home: There's a winter wonderland right here in San Francisco, next door to the Embarcadero ice skating rink in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Here, you can drink hot chocolate and watch snow falls three times a day (at 4pm, 6pm and 8 pm) amongst 300,000 sparkling lights.
Welcome to "Transported", our weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.
Love bikes? Yeah you do. Show your love loud and proud along with over 1,000 other bike enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes at the SF Bike Coalition's annual fundraiser and member party, Winterfest 2010 this Sunday, December 5th at SOMArts Gallery. You'll get to raise a bottomless ice cold pint glass of New Belgium beer to one of the most precious bicycle resources and advocates in the city.
On November 20th, in partnership with the San Francisco Fire Fighters Toy Program, Broadway Showgirls helped launch a month-long charitable event running from Thanksgiving through Christmas that gathers toys and money for families in need. Patrons earn entry by donating an unwrapped new toy instead of paying a cover charge.
Spice up your lunch break and get in your good deed for today. From noon until 2 pm, hard hitting SF Giant Cody Ross will be signing baseballs for the first 300 people to get down to Cost Plus World Market and donate a minimum of 5 non-perishable food items to benefit the SF Food Bank. It'll be a good chance to keep living out joy and ecstasy over that little World Series win, for charity, of course!
Cost Plus World Market, 2552 Taylor St., (415) 928-6200
Christmas trees are lighting up everywhere, and today the sparkle comes to 555 California, for their 4th annual tree lighting with two very special guests, pop singer Natasha Bedingfield and 49ers tight end (and this year's dashing Hot 20 Under 40 cover guy) Vernon Davis. Hussle down there at 4:15 pm to get a good view of all the action.
Four reindeer trotted into the San Francisco Zoo this past Saturday and have proceeded to blow kids' minds wide open. According to the Chronicle, children were gasping at the sight of them, astonished they didn't have wings to fly with Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve.
Holly, Velvet, Peppermint and Belle, who have been munching on grass and locking their horns in play are visiting the Zoo for the holidays. They're just kids themselves--each only about 18 months old.
Yes, this is the sport you couldn’t make sense of during the Winter Olympics. Curling combines the finesse of golf with the strategy of chess, and involves two teams alternately sliding 16 granite rocks down a sheet of ice toward a target. While one teammate slides, two others vigorously sweep (with brooms) the ice ahead, melting it slightly and lubricating a path to victory. The team with the most stones closest to the target wins.