Dead & Company performed a free “Pay it Forward" show at the legendary Fillmore in SF Monday May 23rd featuring Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman, along with John Mayer on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keys, and Oteil Burbridge on bass. The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar, of Van Halen, was a surprise guest singing “Loose Lucy". Starting at the early hours of the day the streets outside the Fillmore swarmed with hundreds of Deadheads trying to get “miracled” into the show.
When the ancient Polynesians invented surfing, they often used a paddle to help them navigate. Fast-forward a few millennia, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, finds itself trendy again. Part of its increasing popularity is that standing upright allows surfers to spot waves more easily and thus catch more of them, multiplying the fun factor. Paddling back to the wave becomes less of a strain as well. The ability to cruise along on flat inland water, surveying the sights, is another advantage. Finally, its a good core workout. If youre sold on the idea, schedule an intro SUP lesson, free with board and paddle rental, and you may find yourself riding the waves like a Polynesian king.More
In the past 30 years, light artists have reimagined an art form that has always had the ability to turn the night sky, or a simple window, into luminescence. Last fall, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts turned its southern glass wall into a parade of sound-sensing lights, Lightswarm, that changes with the movements of nearby people and things. Future Cities Lab, the San Francisco design company behind Lightswarm, has originated another notable light sculpture. Located by the YBCA's steps at 701 Mission, Murmur Wall will light up in arresting ways as it incorporates local trending search engine results and social media postings. Onlookers can offer their own contributions, which will feed into the Murmur Wall's data stream and light up the sculpture. What's trending in San Francisco? If you're walking by the YBCA, you can see firsthand — at least through light patterns that reflect the city's volatile internet habits.
Murmur Wall debuts Thursday at 6 p.m. and continues through May 31, 2017, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. Free; 415-978-2700 or ybca.org. More
With neighborhood institutions like the 21 Club closing to make way for yuppie cocktail bars, Brown Jug remains an oasis — and one that takes full advantage of the state's operating hours window, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
If you're like us, and you appreciate the slap-happy singles style of Tony Gwynn to the deep-ball threat of Barry Bonds, then the shuffleboard table at Fly Bar on Larkin and Sutter is definitely your speed.
Plus Oro shutters, RN74 launches a tasting menu, and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival screens a documentary about Israeli foodie culture (followed by a chef-heavy reception at Aatxe). [jump] Oro Shutters Inside Scoop reports that Jason Fox's Oro (8More >>
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I was born in San Francisco, but it took me 42 years to go to the Pride Parade. That’s really because I am small and have big claustrophobic tendencies, which is ironic since I’ve reviewed arena concerts and festivals professionallyMore >>
San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists.More >>
The above is video footage captured in Dolores Park this morning, in the not-too-distant, post-Pride present, in a reality where humans have abdicated their responsibilities and where trash is the dominant life form. Instead of green space, there isMore >>
Most of the time, when you hear an artist described as being "emotionally honest," they're usually an NPR-approved indie-folk singer-songwriter or that guy from your high school who just discovered Bright Eyes and his dad’s acoustic guitar. Not soMore >>
Plus A16 Rockridge celebrates the Fourth of July, La Mar celebrates Peruvian holidays, and don't panic about the Fisherman's Grotto sale, cause everything's staying largely as is. [jump] Corridor Opens Tuesday A few months after it sister cafe threw openMore >>
Pride weekend is here, and it's secure: Metal detectors will greet visitors to Pride's main stages at Civic Center on Sunday and all festivities will include a heightened police presence, measures taken following the June 12 slaughter of 49More >>
California's various police officers don't necessarily love one another — L.A. cops look down at SFPD as a loose outfit, whereas SFPD scoffs at LAPD as a band of paramilitary, Hollywood-wannabe showboats — but they can agree on oneMore >>
What we know following the deaths of two cyclists Wednesday in San Francisco is that both were biking legally, the streets are considered high-injury corridors, and advocates say the city isn’t following through on its Vision Zero promises toMore >>
Shana Cleveland doesn’t want to tell you her life story. As the frontwoman and primary lyricist of surf-rock foursome La Luz, she’s out to tap into something much simpler, more poignant, and thoroughly universal. So while she’s certainly drawingMore >>
Welcome to the final installment of I AM YOUR QUEEN, a nightmarish pageant of beauty offset with the occasional glimmer of nightmarish spectacle. We conclude this Pride Month series by handing the microphone to a genuine legend, even by theMore >>
In advance of his upcoming album, All The Right Places, East Oakland born rapper and singer ymtk has graced us today with his new slap, "Workaholics," featuring Kool John. Ymtk (which stands for Young Murph the Kidd) now lives inMore >>
Nationally, San Francisco police have a reputation as lovable, fuzzy pussycats. That's according to the San Francisco Police Officers Association, the city's police union, who have traditionally resisted most any change to the way they do business out onMore >>
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One of these men is not like the other: Well, let's see. ("Ayesha Curry Was Right: Her Father Looks Nothing Like This Con Artist," Chris Roberts, The Snitch, 6/17/16). Two eyebrows, check. A nose, check. A forehead, check. OMG, itMore >>
dreamlike, intensely poetic feature is one of the most auspicious debuts of a young Chinese director in recent memory. Set in mystical Guizhou province, the story follows country doctor Chen Sheng, a man with a chequered past. He defended aMore >>
If there's one thing you should know about Royal Jelly Jive, it's that they're not a throwback act. In the San Francisco/Petaluma-based band's second album, Stand Up, jazzy, cabaret sounds blend with hints of funk, traces of rock, and smidgensMore >>
Among the Australians living in Los Angeles, there is a particular blonde-haired, mustachioed Aussie who performs under the name Cleopold. And he's awesome. He's just starting out — meaning if you search his name online you won't find much —More >>
I first heard the rapper and singer Jacquees through his 2015 song "Like Baby," a bass-laced, synth-heavy track that's been seen on YouTube more than 5.5 million times to date. In the braggadocio-heavy track, the Georgian, who signed to Birdman'sMore >>
It's been almost seven years since the New Zealand duo Flight of the Conchords — consisting of Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement — announced that their smash-hit self-titled show would not return for a third season on HBO, and yetMore >>
Police don't want to kill anybody. Cops will tell you this. Fatally shooting somebody takes the officer off the street, away from his or her usual job, and into a ream of paperwork and lengthy interviews. Simply put, it's tooMore >>
AT&T Park is one of the finest places in America to watch baseball. Sportswriters even in Los Angeles can't deny it, recently voting the San Francisco Giants' home ballpark the league's finest. But according to the Giants, AT&T Park isMore >>
Last September, former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced a novel innovation for San Francisco County Jail: Incarcerated transgender women would be housed with women, rather than housed alone. While there are never more than a handful of trans people in jailMore >>
Last Wednesday in Sonoma County, officials responded to a report of workplace safety violations with armed law enforcement officers in Kevlar and camouflage. Until that day, a major cannabis company called CBD Guild had been producing cannabis oil cartridges, cannabisMore >>