Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performed an incredible show at The Independent in SF Monday, April 11th. The ten person band packed onto the stage to perform their full album PerSonA and then a few of their beloved classics.
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
Last year, Sammy Kitwara crushed the 12K world record in Bay to Breakers, beating it by 11 seconds and setting a new course record. To repeat: The fastest 12K ever happened at last years Bay to Breakers. Kitwara, formerly a police officer in Kenya, started running just three years ago, but has picked up first places and course records in half-marathons and 10Ks around the world. This year, he finished second in both the Abu Dhabi Half Marathon and the Lisbon Half Marathon. Hell be at Bay to Breakers today, but nobody will pay much attention to him, and to the rest of the leaders, because its Bay to Breakers. We thought we would.
Sun., May 16, 8 a.m., 2010
Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System performed to a capacity crowd at the Annual 420 Gathering of The Tribe for a night of music and celebrating cannabis culture. Attendees included Steve DeAngelo (founder of Harborside Health Center), Ben Fong Torres (former Senior Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine), and famed poster artists Wes Wilson and Stanley Mouse, to name a few.