As part of Small Business Week, the San Francisco Flower Mart has decorated the city with a 10-foot blooming butterfly sculptures ready-made for photo ops. But hurry—Friday is last call for Instagram snaps.
Plus, things are looking up as San Francisco enters the yellow tier and bars reopen, Dead Heads can shell out the big bucks on an NFT by none other than Jerry Garcia, and more local headlines to send you sailing into the weekend on a psychedelic note.
Home of first same-sex couple to legally wed in S.F. gets landmark status, SF Chronicle
LGBTQ activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who married in 2004 and then again in 2008, lived in 651 Duncan Street for more than 50 years. Though the home was sold in 2020 following Lyon's death, the couple's initials remain carved in the sidewalk in front. Read more.
10-Foot Floral Butterfly Sculptures Land Across SF, SFist
First-Year UCSF Med Students Slay In This Parody Video of "WAP," "Tik Tok" And "Formation", Secret San Francisco
Keeping up with med school tradition, more than 40 UCSF School of Medicine students grooved around the Bay to three Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, and Beyoncé tunes with updated lyrics to reflect their Zoom education experience and passion for SF. Read more.
Bars to reopen Thursday as SF moves into yellow tier, SF Examiner
With SF officially in the not so restrictive yellow tier and 72 percent of residents 16 and over with at least one vaccine dose, starting Thursday, you can officially imbibe inside a bar with 25 percent limited capacity and music venues, skating rinks, arcades, and golf can operate at 50 percent capacity. Read more.
Rare piece of art by Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia to be sold as NFT for more than $1 million, Datebook
Over 50 years after the band first played as a group—they were called the Warlocks back then—"Gift," a digital piece featuring a "smiling forward-thinking interstellar being" made by Garcia in 1990, is listed online for a cool 309 Ethereum cryptocurrency. Read more.
Parody comic of stereotypical SF headlines blows up on Reddit, SFGate
SF's own Armand Domalewski's parody take on an "xkcd" comic strip referenced hot button local topics like the school board and housing crisis. Read more.