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
Of all the pizzas made in North Beach, perhaps none are made as fondly (or with as much flair) as those of pizza maestro Tony Gemignani, owner of Tony's Pizza Napoletana and recent top dog of the World Pizza Championships in Italy.
Here's a pretty awesome interview with the cardiologist who is asking his patients to go vegan. Some may call him radical (not in the good way that The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are), but I think it's awesome that he's promoting heart health by letting people how going vegan can dramatically alter their health. You keep doing you, Dr. Williams. Don't let anyone get you down!
Speaking of health (and aren't we always? I'm about to start a Couch-to-5k program to be more active), going vegan may improve neuropathic pain that's associated with diabetes. The diet should also be low-fat and there's no hard and fast proof yet, but wouldn't just the thought that it might help be motivation? And there's nothing negative about going vegan (except missing cheese). It's win-win.
It seems like a list of "Best Vegan Restaurants" comes out every day. But who's complaining? Here's the latest list of fine plant-based eateries that you can plan your next vacation around. (You do plan your vacations around eating, right? What else is there to do?)
A college student in Georgia is trying to raise funds to rescue a pig from a school auction. The auction, which is happening on August 27th, will feature the pig as part of a package that includes slaughtering service. Gross! Katie Corbett is raising $1,000 to buy and find a home for the pig. She's already halfway to her goal!
Having a barbecue to squeeze out that last bit of summer we're having? These Korean vegan burgers sound delicious. I will have seven, thank you!
It's Monday, so here are some guinea pigs eating tomatoes to brighten your day. The soundtrack is pretty awesome, too.