Although they're not really on my radar, it's actually become difficult to escape any mention of Phish's three-day takeover of Berkeley's Greek Theatre this weekend. And because the shows sold out months ago in approximately five minutes, many "phans" too spaced out to click a few buttons (and others who tried and failed because of an overwhelmed Ticketmaster server) missed another chance to see Phish---otherwise known as the second coming of the Grateful Dead.
One solid year down, many more to go. The Lower Haight Art Walk is celebrating its anniversary (and the Lower Haight) this Friday with its second annual neighborhood art extravaganza, featuring a spackling of things San Franciscans like: local bands, art, food carts, discounts and a scavenger hunt.
The city of San Francisco can breathe a collective sigh of relief this afternoon. After a months-long, ugly duel over Prop. 8, the District Court Judge Vaughn Walker (a gay man himself) ruled the measure unconstitutional under due-process and equal protection clauses.
When you want to find a restaurant, a bar or nail salon on-the-go, you probably turn to Yelp's iPhone app. But for local arts and entertainment knowledge, the going's not so easy. That's why we're delighted to learn that a new SF Arts Guide iPhone & iPad app is stepping in to fill the void, featuring a database of over 1,200 local events each month.
There's a cool panel discussion about the evolution of local journalism coming to the Booksmith in the Upper Haight on August 9th. A few crucial faces at the forefront of the ever-metamorphosizing media landscape will be leading the talk: The Bay Citizen's Lisa Frazier, SF Public Press' Michael Stoll, and Mission Local's Lydia Chavez.
Sad news: Mission Local reports that after eight years on Valencia Street, vegan publishing house Little Otsu is closing its doors this December. Run by Jeremy Crown and Yvonne Chen, the lovingly-curated neighborhood shop is a place to grab comics, books, day planners and other adorable knick-knacks.
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