- This Week
11.26.13 - 12:40 pm |
A Bay Area tradition since 1970, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair returns to the San Francisco Cow Palace Exhibition Halls for five weekends in 2013 including the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Come wander the lanes of Victorian London, as the glow of twilight settles upon the city, with the scent of pine boughs & freshly baked scones floating in the air and the sound of carolers and holiday merrymakers accompanying your stroll.
Get more info at dickensfair.com. For a free pair of passes, email sfbgpromos [at] sfbg [dot] com. Be sure to put "Dickens Fair" in the subject. We will contact you with instructions on how to pick up your tickets (while supplies last)!
Saturdays and Sundays, November 23-December 22 from 10am-7pm @ the Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva, Daly City
11.26.13 - 12:36 pm |
The Color Fight celebrates health and happiness, to create a three-mile canvas of colorful fun where thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in various colors.
Participation and buzz for The Color Fight has exploded since its debut last year on Facebook. While the event brings together friends and family in a unique, healthy, and relaxed environment, there’s only one rule: you've got wear white!
About the Color Fight: The Color Fight is a feel-good, happy, colorful event. “Color Fighters” of all shapes and sizes happily go from wearing pristine white clothing, to being covered in prismatic color. At each stage (kilometer), a different color of powder fills the air and covers the participants, creating an ever-increasing spectrum of color and beauty. At the finish line, the color festival kicks off and the air is filled with millions of vivid color combinations as participants get in on the color throwing fun as well. For more information follow this link.
Saturday, December 7 at 11am @ Candlestick Park, SF
11.20.13 - 4:16 pm |
Returning for its tenth year, SF IndieFest presents Another Hole In The Head Film Festival. Celebrating three weeks of Independent Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy films, the festival will celebrate its tenth year with 57 feature films, 30 short films, new venues, extended dates, and a theatrical play to fill all your genre film needs. The festival kicked off on last Wednesday with a production of Top Guys at Stage Werx in San Francisco which will continue to run until December 14. The official kick off for the film festival is November 29 (BLACK FRIDAY) at the Balboa Theater. The festival will continue at the Balboa until December 5, then it will move to the New People Cinema until December 19. For more information and tickets, please visit sfindie.com.
11.13.13 - 4:37 pm |
The O+ Festival – an art, music, and wellness festival that began in Kingston, NY – is making its way to the left coast and will be hosted for the first time in San Francisco from November 15-17. Participating bands and artists perform in exchange for free and discounted healthcare and medical services, while wristband holders receive free yoga all weekend and access to some of the best music, art, and public health and wellness activities around. This is promised to be the year’s best and biggest push for community-based urban renewal with creativity and fun at it’s core, and there is bound to be something for everyone. Check out sf.opositivefestival.org for a complete schedule.
11.07.13 - 3:38 pm |
This Saturday, November 9, the brand new Jack of All Trades Market at Jack London Square features over 150 locally curated vendors selling a range of antiques, vintage apparel, handmade jewelry, new fashion and design, handmade items, and up-cycled furniture.
In addition to the shopping there will be a lineup of food trucks, holiday drinks, craft beer, and live music!
Held every second Saturday, market hours are from 11am to 5pm. Entry is free and dog friendly.
Join the event on Facebook to win a $100 shopping spree!
See more at JackofAllTradesOakland.com.
10.31.13 - 12:00 pm |
The Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course Race is a benefit for Project Open Hand and was built upon the desire to celebrate life and overcome obstacles, while supporting and promoting local business in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2012. The overwhelming response led the Grand Dynamics team to bring the benefit to other communities across the nation.
Ultimate Towner a 4 mile course with Fast and Fun classes and 25 obstacles! Climbing over walls, crawling through mud, zig-zagging over wine barrels... it's going to be AWESOME! Come run, walk, climb, or just come and be spectator and have a complimentary beer from Lagunitas. Sponsored by Grand Dynamics Interantional, The Sports Basement, Lagunitas Brewery, GU Energy, UpOut, Ghirardelli Chocolate, SF Fire Dept, and others.
Visit ultimatetowner.com for more info and to register. To save money, use Guardian40 code when registering.
Saturday, November 2 at 8am (on-site registration begins) @ Treasure Island, SF
10.28.13 - 8:31 am |
Nitin Sawhney is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices alive. Firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer, and cultural pioneer, Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man with his contributions to music, film, video games, dance, and theatre.
An acclaimed flamenco guitarist and classical jazz pianist, he has worked with a host of celebrated artists including Paul McCartney and Sting. This rare U.S. appearance mixes South Asian musical influences with a variety of other genres such as electronica and jazz. Sawhney presents an intimate trio that gave their debut performance on the heralded radio show, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Saturday, November 2 at 8pm @ Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes St., SF
10.22.13 - 10:00 am |
UNAFF was conceived to celebrate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is currently screening films for the 16th year in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco, and at Stanford University.
The theme for this year is "Individual to Universal." UNAFF celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, women’s issues, population, homelessness, racism, children, health, universal education, war, and peace. In the past sixteen years, UNAFF has attracted a broad audience from the San Francisco Bay Area with regards to ethnicity – many finding the screenings to be a rare chance to see the state of human rights and culture in their own native countries. UNAFF promotes education, awareness and social change through images, dialogue and action.
UNAFF comes to San Francisco this Wednesday, October 23 at Ninth Street Independent Film Center (125 Ninth St., SF). Films include The Story of an Egg (USA), Irish Folk Furniture (Ireland), Shady Chocolate (Denmark/Ivory Coast), and Shift Change (Spain/USA), followed by the panel discussion “Alternative Economic Models.”
Find out more at unaff.org.
10.10.13 - 2:23 pm |
Halsted is playing Brick and Mortar on Tuesday, October 15 with Churches (members of Rogue Wave). Coinciding with the show they will also be releasing the first single, "Independence Day," from their upcoming album, slated for an early 2014 release.
This will be the second record that the Missouri-born, San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Ryan Auffenberg has issued as Halsted, a moniker he chose to employ when putting out 2010's Life Underwater. The new album, High Wire And A Heart Of Gold, is a gorgeous recording that explores many of the complex and intriguing issues that accompany maturity. It was recorded in San Francisco at Boxer Studios by Peter Craft and mastered by John Golden (Spoon, The Shins).
Rolling Stone is hosting the new single; grab it here.
To enter to win tickets, email your full name to sfbgpromos [at] sfbg [dot] com with “Halsted” in the subject. Winners will receive email notification on Monday, October 14. Gmail users should be sure to check their promotional folders. Good luck!
10.09.13 - 1:52 pm |
Coming out of Troy, Michigan, We Came As Romans are a force to be reckoned with. Tireless and tour-hungry, We Came As Romans are pushing the envelope, combining influences such as the intertwined singing/screaming vocals of “Underoath,” the theatrical, orchestra-infused metal of “Chiodos,” the crushing breakdowns of “The Devil Wears Prada.” and the positive lyrics of “August Burns Red.”
Thursday, October 10 at 6pm @ DNA Lounge, 375 11th St , SF
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