Now that another Outside Lands is under our belts, what event can playful San Franciscans look forward to next? Why, Burning Man of course!
In less than two short weeks, about 50,000 people will be Playa bound. If you’re one of them, you better hit the stores ASAP to get your outfits together before everything sells out. Here’s where to start:
[UPDATED August 2013]
Don’t be late – Lots of folks roll in around the 5 o’clock hour. If you join them, you will miss out on dozens of amazing artists. Gary Clark Jr., Soft White Sixties, Jessie Ware, Surfer Blood, Hall & Oates and many more all play before 5 p.m. Additionally, you will miss the long line that accrues at the Heineken dome.
Sunday, July 15
Need a dazzling complement to a costume, an evening gown, a wedding dress, a three-piece suit -- or even your birthday suit (Burners, take note!) -- San Francisco-based Le Petit Hat Company is debuting their 2012 summer collection at a launch party on Sunday afternoon at Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Specializing in hand-made, customized hats that rock, a petit hat is a unique fashion accessory that embodies sass, and silliness with a touch of sophistication and class. Look forward to music, Petit Hat-inspired cocktails, a raffle, and many Petit Hats! 1 – 4 p.m., 2323 Mission St @ 19th.
Wednesday, July 18
The world's longest-running musical, aggressive puppets, and a ballet-horror comedy are on tap this week in San Francisco theater.
From natural hot springs to Kabuki Springs to posh Burke Williams spa, San Franciscans love to prune their digits in hot tubs, sweat out stress in a dry sauna, and melt away worries in a steam bath. Now, there’s another addition to the spa scene, but it’s definitely unlike any other spa you have experienced in the Bay.
Thursday, May 31
Take your pick for a good cause: milk + cookies or wine + shopping (or all of the above!). Shop over on trendy Clement St. tonight and 10% of the sales at the funky and wonderful Seedstore will benefit the Richmond YMCA. Besides the tasty goods and great shopping,100% of the raffle proceeds will also go to the YMCA. To attend, RSVP here. 3 - 8 p.m. 212 Clement St. (415) 386-1600.
Friday, June 1
I pay my rent on time every month. I pay my bills. I have a steady job. I have no kids, no pets, no strings attached, and no nicotine addiction. I’m old enough to throw a civilized adult gathering (read: party) and wise enough not to destroy my apartment in the process (most of the time). As my colleague put it, I’m a landlord’s wet dream.
But, in San Francisco at the moment, none of that matters.
The city has no shortage of big Broadway-type productions in gorgeous old theaters. But, often it's the indie theater little guys who deserve, want, and need the support of the masses. We're looking forward to these three upcoming solo shows performed by our talented and funny female brethren:
Marilyn Pittman is a great actress. Her one-woman solo performance It's All the Rage impressively balances comedy with tragedy in a compelling and hilarious (yes, hilarious) rendition of murder-suicide.
Fans of reggae music will not want to miss the latest film detailing the life of the genre’s undeniably biggest luminary, Bob Marley.
The beloved Bay to Breakers is fast approaching on Sunday, May 20. The 12km race is a little under 7½ miles, and whether you plan to run, walk, or be dragged in a shopping cart (oh wait, you can’t do that anymore) you’ll need the proper kicks to power you through and complement your killer costume.
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