Posts Tagged ‘150’

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Coming to the Regency Ballroom on November 9th, 2013 – See Them for $150

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Al the deets:

“Join Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, Millennium Network San Francisco, The Regency Ballroom | 1290 Sutter St | San Francisco, CA | 7PM – 10PM”

“Special Guests Patrick Dempsey and Rashida Jones

To purchase tickets visit www.clintonfoundation.org/mnsf.  

Ticket levels:

General Admission: $150 per person (general admission, open bar)

Friend: $500 per person (preferred viewing and meet & greet with a Special Guest)

Casual/festive attire.  Open bar.  21 and over only.”

Japantown Lantern Parade Festival and Bon Odori Dance 2010 a Huge Success

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Yeasterday’s Lantern Parade Festival and Bon Odori Dance in Japantown was well-attended. Here’s some video and  here’s the dragon, courtesy of the SFNoobs.

Now, I didn’t stick around for nightfall, but here’s what things looked like early on, under the pouring sun.

The parade coming…

…and going:

People were encouraged to wave their hands in the air like they just didn’t care. (Note Retail for Lease sign in background.)

And here comes the queen and court for the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program 2010 

Amd here’s what people were carrying:

And here’s the only pol that I saw, Emily Murase. She’s running for the San Francisco Board of Education in November:

All this was taken in by a (mostly) enthusiastic crowd:

Takko, the garlic capital of  Japan, sounds like my kind of town:

People were dusting off their summery yukata to join in:

See you next year!

Lantern Parade Festival and Bon Odori Dance in Japantown Sunday Night: 150th Anniversary

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Per Hokubei.com:

“Inspired by the 1936 Chochin Gyoretsu (Lantern Parade) commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Kanrin Maru’s arrival, the Japanese Benevolent Society of California, the Japantown Merchants Association, the Japanese American Religious Federation, and other Japantown community organizations have organized a lantern parade celebrating the 150th. “Yosakoi,” a traditional folk dance of the Kochi region, which will host the 2011 Grassroots Summit, will be performed from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to participate. The Bon Odori/Lantern Parade will follow from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.”

See you there.

The Tenderloin’s St. Boniface Parish Celebrates 150 Years – Church is 110 Years Young

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

San Francisco’s St. Boniface Parish is celebrating 150 years in San Francisco this month.

It’s an impressive facility, nullus? Check it:

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And a random saint from the massive south wall for good measure, let’s call him St. Peter:

Happy birthday, Saint Boniface Parish!

Mavericks Surf Competition is Now the Biggest in Big-Wave History

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Mavericks Surf Ventures just announced the doubling of the purse at the upcoming competition near Half Moon Bay. Now, there’s $150k in the kitty at Mavericks

Organizer Jeff Clark will be sure to consult with meteorologists and local real estate blogs to determine exactly what day all this booty will be divvied up.

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You can thank new sponsor Barracuda Networks for the bump up in prize money.

The Wait Goes On.

Price Rollback at San Francisco’s Cheesecake Factory a Huge Success

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Those rumour fighters over at Snopes.com couldn’t believe it at first, but yesterday was National Cheescake Day.

San Francisco celebrated by tempting hundreds to The Cheescake Factory at Union Square Macy’s, where people stood around for hours in hopes of scoring some sweet, sweet cake for just $1.50 a slice.

It was brother against brother. It was insanity.

Waiting room chairs were in short supply last night. Click to enlarge:

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Orwell almost had it right:

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face, forever hundreds of people standing around waiting for enormous slabs of heavily-discounted cheesecake, forever.  

Lawn Bowling Fever Sweeps Over San Francisco

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

The game of bowls is thriving in Golden Gate Park.

A bowl in search of the little white kitteh:

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Hello kitteh! Hello kitteh, where are you? Helloooo?