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de Young Museum: Extended Hours for Final Weekend of “The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll”

Friday, August 18th, 2017

I liked this show.

All the deets, including info on extended hours for the grande finale, Man:

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Extended Hours for Final Weekend of
The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll

WHAT 
Extended hours for final weekend of The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll  – with more than 200,000 visitors and 370,000 web views since opening in April.Due to high demand, the de Young will stay open late during the final weekend of The Summer of Love Experience, before the exhibition closes its doors on August 20th. Turn back the clock one last time and relive this magical moment in history through iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive liquid light shows, costumes and textiles, and avant-garde films that could only be presented by the de Young museum.

WHEN 
Friday, August 18 | 9:30 am–8:30 pm
Saturday, August 19 | 9:30 am–7:30 pm
Sunday, August 20 | 9:30 am–7:30 pm

WHERE 
de Young, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco

WHY
On this 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, The Summer of Love Experience commemorates an “only in San Francisco” social and aesthetic movement, and reminds visitors that in a time of international upheaval, the city played a vital role in changing society and amplifying the pulse of the nation.

ABOUT THE EVENT
There is only a week left to see The Summer of Love Experience, one of the most beloved exhibitions of the year. Since its opening on April 8, 2017, the exhibition has seen record attendance, bringing more than 200,000 people to the de Young. With special artist appearances and new extended hours on final weekend; this is your opportunity to explore the Summer of Love at the de Young.

Special Artist Appearances: 
Friday, August 11, Abstract Painting and the Psychedelic Experience: An Evening with Bill Ham, legendary liquid light show artist
Friday, August 18th, “San Francisco Trips Festival” and other Cinematic Delights: Film Screening and Conversation with Ben Van Meter, famed film maker Both events are free and open to the public.

The Summer of Love Experience is the ultimate trip, with more than 400 cultural artifacts that embody the very essence and aesthetic of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, including an audio tour narrated by Peter Coyote, a floor-to-ceiling poster shop reminiscent of Haight Street, a liquid light show room newly commissioned from Bill Ham, numerous rock posters, fashion pieces and artworks by Bay Area artists and beloved items owned by Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, and more.

Exhibition by the Numbers
With one more week to go, The Summer of Love Experience has already become one of the most successful exhibitions in the history of the de Young museum, having welcomed more than 200,000 visitors and 370,000 unique visits to the exhibition web site. During the 19-week run of the show, the de Young staff and docents have held more than 100 guided tours. Friday Nights exhibition tours have all been fully booked within days of release date.

The publications, including the 340-page extensive hardcover catalogue, the 40-page softcover Pictorial and the Digital Story; a free, in-depth digital educational exhibition guide released by the de Young to accompany the exhibition have all enjoyed high readership.

Ticketing Information
For adults, tickets are $25; for seniors 65+, $20; students, $16, and for youths 6-17, $10. Members and children five and under receive free admission. More information can be found online.

An audio tour narrated by Peter Coyote is available for purchase to visitors.

Exhibition Organization
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Presenting Sponsor Anonymous, in honor of Max Hollein. President’s Circle: Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, and Diane B. Wilsey. Benefactor’s Circle: Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, and Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund. Patron’s Circle: The Levi’s® Brand, Yurie and Carl Pascarella, Edith and Joseph O. Tobin II, M.H. de Young Tobin II, and The Paul L. Wattis Foundation. Additional support is provided by Nancy and Joachim Bechtle; Jack Calhoun and Trent Norris; Lauren Hall and David Hearth; Debbie and Blake Jorgensen; Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Ben and A. Jess Shenson; Dorothy Saxe; and Christine Suppes.About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, are the largest public arts institution in San Francisco. The de Young originated from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park and was established as the Memorial Museum in 1895. It was later renamed in honor of Michael H. de Young, who spearheaded its creation. The present copper-clad landmark building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, opened in October 2005. It holds the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.

The Absurdity of Having New, Super-Wide Onramps Connecting To the Still-Narrow Panhandle Path

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Here it is, your overwhelmed Golden Gate Park Panhandle Path along Fell betwixt Stanyan and Baker:

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It used to be narrower. I remember. Anyway, now it’s twelve feet wide. Inadequate, non?

Compare that width with the much wider, low-volume connector paths that take people to the Panhandle Path. (Yeah, this driver was confused. Sometimes people drive through here, to get across the Panhandle, but I think this was an attempt at parallel parking, possibly Outside Lands-related. The sidewalks/crosswalks are so wide that some people can’t tell that they’re crosswalks. But anyway…)

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So, why not widen the Panhandle Path to a nice round 16 feet?

In Lieu of Speed Limit Signs for Bicycles in the GGP Panhandle, We Now Have, “SLOW DOWN! – ENJOY the PANHANDLE”

Friday, August 11th, 2017

See? Note the care that this tagger used to not block the new “wayfinding” feature.

I saw one of these notices near Baker. This is near Ashbury:

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I’m guessing an Area Pedestrian thinks some go too fast on their bikes.

And actually, you don’t even need to pedal when coming inbound – starting at 0 MPH at Stanyan, you can coast all the way to the DMV and end up going 16.3 MPH, on knobby tires no less, just saying…

Rec and Park’s Anti-Vandalism Effort at the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Gets Hit with … Vandalism

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Here’s your background and here’s how this site looks today:

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Suffice to say that this statue was going to need some work done anyway, and if the Arts Commish / RPD got a permanent fence put up (the way some people want) any sort of tagging wouldn’t look this bad, and it’s probably going to be a lot more difficult to get your painted message to the streets to stick (literally stick) around – suffice to say all that, but nevertheless Rec and Park’s Anti-Vandalism Effort at the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Gets Hit with … Vandalism.

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Poor UBER Lyft Driver Gets Pwned for $192 for Overnight Parking in Golden Gate Park / Parking at “Car-Free” Saturday

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Perhaps not an UBER driver, but you can never tell. A lot of them swing both ways.

What was this driver thinking leaving this ride in Golden Gate Park? IDK

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The entrance at 7th Avenue and Lincoln states that towing is a possibility for overnight parkers.

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This side of the sign might be hard to read from a distance…

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…but this side isn’t.

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Oh well, a couple hundred of dollars later, a lesson learned…

A “Needle Bandit” Strikes Ford Motor Company GoBike Rental Bikes in the Castro Area

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

See?

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That’s Ford, which is a Corporation but also a person that some might not like. In Frisco, that’s two strikes already.

Compare that to what happened to GM back in the day. This is at the Panhandle Playground:

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See that? It used to say:

WELCOME
TO
KID’S KINGDOM
DONATED BY YOUR LOCAL
SATURN DEALER

A Saturn was a kind of crummy General Motors car. Anyway, this subtler form of advertising was just too much for area locals.

I know this might be hard to understand if you’re peering in from Cary, NC or Dearborn, MI or Brooklyn NY while trying to make money here…

Rec and Park’s New “Wayfinding” Signs in the Panhandle Have Amazing Anti-Graffiti Capability

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

I don’t know if the capability is new, but the signs are new.

So here was when they first got tagged and here is after cleaning:

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It seems like they’re coated with Teflon, like a nonstick surface you’d cook eggs on.

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Touché, RPD. Touche.

Brand-New “Wayfinding” Signs in the Panhandle Tagged Already: Anti Bike Graffiti – Plus, NoPA is OUT and DivCo is IN

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

So let’s see, first the good news. RPD moved the placement of their signs just like I asked them to. Amazing. One of the old signs, which actually were pretty new, totally blocked the view of peds trying to get across the Golden Gate Park Panhandle bicycle freeway, otherwise known as the Panhandle Path. So you’d be looking to the west, where riders are coming downhill, and then RPD’s sign would be in the way. So that’s great.

Now, the new signs still have the SEVEN NO’s listing RPD’s rules, but they also have “wayfinding” up top. (Which is prolly why they moved the signs – the addition of the arrows telling tourists which way to go. You know, our RPD isn’t really all that big on safety, despite what it might tell you.) See?

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The sign is pointing you right to NOPA, but it’s all “Divisidero Corridor?” I thought that was already a failed place name? Mmmm. Haight-Ashbury is fine of course, but what’s this, “North Panhandle” points straight north of the Panhandle. This is another dis on NoPA, non? I’ll tell you, some neighborhood NIMBY/homeowner’s group calls the North Panhandle WEST NOPA, which translates as the area west of the area that’s north of the area that’s east of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. I’m srsly. Here’s your reverse angle, looking west:

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So RPD left some room for taggers, as you can see in the first photo, and of course in the above photo, some pedestrian lined out the bike rider symbol with the international sign for GTFO.

(I know a lady who lives on Shrader who got hit by a bike rider going about 20 MPH, which is easy to do when you’re heading east since it’s downhill.* It doesn’t take much effort to get her to bring up the subject, as this accident is still on her mind. IDK, RPD refuses to widen this multi use path next to Fell. And RPD refuses to post a speed limit. Anyway, there’s a strong contingent of peds in the area who Don’t Like Bikes.)

So that’s it, enjoy your new signs, Frisco.

*You know, you don’t even need to pedal to go from Stanyan to the DMV on Baker eight blocks away, right? I can start from 0 MPH and make it to the DMV going at 16.3 MPH with big, wide, knobby tires, so that means that roadies with tiny tires, some of them pumping away with their heads down or even with their butts out of the saddle, well, maybe some of them are going too fast.

THE HAPPINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER: Bay Area Marketers, You Want THIS GUY Representing Your Products

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

These were your leaders in the 40th Annual San Francisco Marathon in a foggy Golden Gate Park the other day:

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But look, eventual winner Jorge Maravilla of Mill Valley

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…looked as happy as a clam ONLY HALFWAY THROUGH:

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(This is unusual.)

Congratulations, runners!

Victim-Blaming, SFGov-Style

Friday, July 21st, 2017

A daytime theft, a few days back, under the pouring sun:

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(This is a little more disturbing than most, as this fam had pretty obviously just parked it there and the discarded hoodie hanging down there indicates a hasty getaway, or else somebody like Charles Manson (ex 636 Cole) came by to stage the crime scene, as was his thing.)

Anyway, this wave of car break-ins used to be a problem for the City and County of San Francisco, but they put up this sign, right across the street, last year (as you can see by the 3/16 at the bottom there):

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And that took care of that.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.