He was seen by a lot of people yesterday, while dancing around, that’s for sure:
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Well, the curtains are gone so this icon is now a see through building, news to me.
Otherwise, the place looks the same:
Read on, for the memories – from a half-decade ago:
It’s this one, the restaurant at 2011 Bayshore Blvd. in freeway-close Visi Valley. Would you be brave enough to check it out after reading what the Yelpers have to say and seeing that even our municipal government won’t venture foot in there?
Neon, fur, and vodka – who could ask for anything more?
It seems like Russia House is great place to go, if only to watch a party from another culture. (In Russia, Party watch you!)
Check it out, if you want.”
Well it’s the morning of the second Sunday of June, so that means it’s almost time for the Haight Ashbury Street Festival.
Lets take a look at some photos from recent years.
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…and all around:
From Bluoz: Upper Haight is for Lovers:
Let your freak flag fly, baby. From the Eastern Stage:
And here’s one from Chris Witte:
There’s a feeling I get/
when I look to the West…
…and the East…
…on Haight Street on the Second Sunday in June.
At least the Yelpers like Frank:
This ganga guy in purple will sue you for $1000 if you take his photo, or something:
And Obama in a Giants cap, just the way they had it at the recent Union Street Festival:
You know who loves the Haight Street Fair? Parole agents
A mass of humanity:
Hookahs! Get your hookahs! It’s Hookahs.com
A dancing baby grooving on Haight Street:
Can you see the superfluity of nuns in white approaching the Fair? Also note the F430 Ferrari supercar (sans license plates), one of many exoticars that made the journey to the Upper Haight today. Also note the sign: “No Open Containers of Alcohol.” Too bad.
Of course, all you need to get around the alcohol ban is a gallon jug of overproofed white rum and a giveaway “water” bottle. As seen on Ashbury.
Former District Five Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi on the scene
Poorbot looking for handouts:
“SHOW US YOUR BOOBS… please.” “FABULOUS PRIZES.” “DON’T WORRY (WE’RE GAY)” These inebriates residing above the Ben & Jerry’s at the corner of Ashbury were true to their word, tossing down trinkets to all flashers male and female.
You kmow why this San Francisco Native baby is better than you? Cause he had the foresight to be born in San Francisco, that’s why. He won the lottery/ when he was born.
And There You Have It.
You know, in an SFGov building somewhere on Polk Street, for tout le monde to see:
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Solar powered, anyway.
As it looked yesterday on Post Street:
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Webster Street Stage:
|Sunday, August 5|
|11am||Cherng Loon Lion Dance
Yet Another Hero
|Noon||The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble|
|1:00 pm||“Fun & Furry Pooch Doggy Contest”|
|2:45 pm||GroovMekanex / Lil G and Morimoto|
|3:45 pm||Tracy Cruz|
|11am||Mishibana-kai San Francisco & Miwa-kai San Mateo (Japanese|
|Noon||Karikatan Dance Company (Filipino Stick Dancing)|
|1:00 pm||Mele Ohana (Ukulele)|
|2:00 pm||Ke ‘Olu Makani `O Mauna Loa (Hula)|
|3:00 pm||Mango Kingz (Island Reggae)|
|4:00 pm||Island Touch Band (Hawaiian Contemporary)|
|5:00 pm||Moana (Hawaiian)|
See you there!
Just after we lose San Francisco’s so-called Twitter Tax (you know, the one former Mayor Gavin Newsom signed into law back in aught-four), comes today’s big announcement.
It’s time to party at Yelp:
“Yelp Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2011– Yelp Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. A portion of the shares will be issued and sold by Yelp, and a portion will be sold by certain stockholders of Yelp.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. will be the lead bookrunning manager and representative of the underwriters for the offering. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Jefferies & Company, Inc. will be joint bookrunning managers, and Allen & Company LLC and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. will be co-managers for the offering. This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co. at 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by calling (866) 471-2526 or by e-mailing email@example.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, by calling (800) 831-9146 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jefferies & Company, Inc. at 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, by calling (877) 547-6340 or by emailing Prospectus_Department@
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.”
[UPDATE: Oh, Andy Wright was on the scene today.]
Here’s what you need to know about Hair right here, FYI.
Now today, the cast just went on a City tour via The TeacherBus.
See? At Haight and Ashbury:
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It Takes a Village to Park a Bus in the Upper Haight:
Oh, look it’s a hippie cast member taking photos of a recently do-ragged passersby:
And handing out “Your Hippie Name” ID stickers:
And giving away free theatre tickets on Haight:
All right, time for a group photo in front of the Ben & Jerry’s:
And all the while, bubbles, bubbles everywhere:
Break a leg, Hair!
And because the band is on the stage, SHN can plank over the orchestra pit to put in more seats. These $40 rush tickets for Rows AA and BB just might be the best ones in the house for this particular show. Check it:
“$40 Rush Seats - A limited number of $40 PIT SEATS will be available for all performances of HAIR 2-Hours prior to show time at the Golden Gate Theatre Box Office only. Cash Only. Limit 2 tickets per person. Tickets Subject to Availability.”
“JOIN THE MOVEMENT AT EPARTY.SHNSF.COM
SHN is launching the Hair eParty- a unique interactive experiece for theater-goers attending the revival of Hair at the Golden Gate Theatre playing through November 20.
During the show’s famous finale, audience members are invited onstage to dance alongside the cast of Hair.
You read that right.
You. On Stage. Dancing. With the Cast.
And that’s not all.
At every performance, the communal dance party will be recorded live and posted online at SHN’s official eParty page: eparty.shnsf.com(where you can view a special message from the Hair Tribe).
The following day, you can visit eparty.shnsf.com to watch the video, find and tag yourself and share your experience via email, Facebook and Twitter.
Join the movement. Dance on stage and share online with HAIR.”
See you there!
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And don’t forget about the Food Fest! The sponsors this year:
Asian American Recovery Services (AARS)
Adam’s Grub Truck
API Legal Outreach
Community Youth Center SF (CYC)
Ear Good Corn Roast
Got Plate Lunch
Jane’s Fresh Icy Boba
Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP)
Nakayoshi Young Professionals
Nihonmachi Street Fair
Peter’s Kettle Corn
San Francisco Associates
And here’s your sched:
Webster Street Stage
The Nihonmachi Street Fair’s entertinment has been a platform for veteran as well as up and coming musical performers. From jazz to hip hop, reggae to rock catch one of the best FREE shows in town for the summer.
Upper Post Street will welcome the island spirit through music and dance on the Ho`olaule`a Stage. Performers from the Bay Area, Southern California and as far as Hawaii will grace the stage. This year the Ho`olaule`a Stage is dedicated to the memory of our very own Hsing Tzu Yukiko Leahine Wu Dang – “Amah” to all of us in Jtown.
|Saturday, August 13|
|11:00 am||Mele Ohana Ukulele Group|
|12:00 pm||Na Leo Pumehana (Bruddah Derrick)|
|1:00 pm||Halau Kaliko Pua O Kalaniakea|
|2:00 pm||Manuia Polynesian Revue|
|3:00 pm||Patrick Landeza|
|4:00 pm||Ke ‘Olu Makani ‘O Mauna Loa|
|Sunday, August 14|
|11:00 am||Ka ‘Ala Carmack|
|12:00 pm||Faith Ako|
|1:00 pm||Evan Tom Band|
|2:00 pm||Steven Espaniola|
|3:00 pm||Ke ‘Olu Makani ‘O Mauna Loa|
|4:00 pm||Tamali’ I Polynesian|
|5:00 pm||My Peoples|
|Schedule subject to change. Last updated 8/4/11|
Sean Penn (you see him?) probably won’t be there at the Castro, but it’s not impossible since he’s been popping up all over town lately:
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And then you’ll have until August 21, 2011 to catch the SHN play version of Billy at our Orpheum Theatre.