Posts Tagged ‘black friday’

The 31st Annual Ceremony and March for Harvey Milk and George Moscone

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

This is how it looked last night in the Castro:

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via Steve Rhodes

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via Jamison

Is Today “Black Friday” or “Buy Nothing Day”? Well, Take Your Pick

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Of course, today is both Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day in San Francisco.

A Market Street flyer announcing a 24-hour moratorium on consumer spending, inconveniently coinciding with the height of Zhu Zhu Hamster mania:

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via Steve Rhodes

As BND looked in 2007 at Union Square:

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also via Steve Rhodes

Ceremony and Candlelight March for Harvey Milk and George Moscone Tonight at 6:00 PM

Friday, November 27th, 2009

There will be a ceremony and candlelight march to honor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone tonight at the intersection of 17th Street and Market. See the Harvey Milk Club’s website for the latest.

From club president Rafael Mandelman:

“Hope you had an excellent Thanksgiving. Just wanted to remind you that today is the 31st anniversary of the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone. Please join us tonight at 6 PM at the Castro Muni Stop for a ceremony to commemorate their lives and legacies, followed by a candlelit march.”

It’ll be ‘neath the largest gay pride flag in the world, right here:

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See you there.

Brace Yourselves – OVO From Cirque du Solei is Opening on Black Friday

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Oh no, it’s OVO! The latest production from Cirque du Soleil is buzzing our way down at the Great AT&T Park Parking Lot south of SoMA in the “emerging” Mission Bay part of town.

Looks like the opener at 8:00 PM on November 27th is sold out, but seats are available for shows a few days later. 

An team of athletic insects got the word out around town last Friday:

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It’s going to be mega!

Mayor Visits City – Gavin Newsom Returns to Light Up Our Lives, Market Street Snowflakes

Friday, November 20th, 2009

He’s back, baby! San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom is back in town, both physically and mentally. So,  he’ll (OMG, is Gavin channelling giddy, laughing Tom Cruise?) once again have to deal with the so-called “delusional” media, but that won’t stop him from continuing to Take It Directly to the People, GWB-style. As here, with last night’s lighting ceremony for the Market Street Snowflakes.

Our mayor with the Snowflake Girls near the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround at the dramatic Moment of Lighting. Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

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But let’s start earlier on in the evening. This was Market Street a little before the ceremony. It’s the darkest I’ve ever seen it, cause they turned off all the LED snowflakes (which have been burning the midnight oil quite a bit recently, as they were last summer, when they were being installed and tested) plus the streetlamps of the “Path of Gold” too.

Even a Toyota Prius driver would turn on the headlights with on a street this dark:

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The streetlights and snowflakes are wired in together? That would make sense:

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Anywho, back to the ceremony, apres-lux - can you see all them signs? Show Your Zip is the new “locals only” holiday shopping program. (It would appear that the San Francisco Ballet (nice new video they have on the homepage now) would have this program’s best discounts.) Scott Beale’s Laughing Squid is celebrating its 14th Anniversary as a local business with the help of famous Frank Chu. And The Jesus Loves You Guy was on the scene as well. Natch:

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The mise-en-scene last night. Aside from almost always appearing bored while waiting for others to finish speaking (looking left, looking right, looking left, looking up….), Gavin Newsom always handles these kinds of public events very well, as you would expect a charismatic leader to do:

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The Least-Yellowest Teeth in all Christendom. In fact, nowadays, they’re so white that they’re on the blue side, as if flourescent. Amazing:

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President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu, taking time out of his interview with KGO-TV’s Lilian Kim to greet Frank Chu in front of The Gap, which is doing better these days, don’t you know.

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And this is how I left it, with the lights on ’til January 2010:

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Enjoy.