All these people will be there, July 15-16, 2016.
And will your shower head soon be joining the IoT, the Internet of Things?
Oh and drones, look for drones.
See you there!
Here’s the thing about Critical Mass, Man – it doesn’t have any LEADERS, Man.
Not officially, anyway.
But people are planning away right now, for tomorrow’s special OBEY THE LAW Critical Mass, July 31, 2015.
So this is the plan, Man. As with the recent Stop-In, cyclists would collectively stop for stop signs and red lights. The supposed concomitant traffic chaos during a Friday Evening Drive will, somehow, TEACH US ALL A LESSON about something. We’re going to be super-sorry that the SFPD dared to enforce a section of the CVC.
Anyway, that’s the word on the street, from some interested parties. (Oh, and check the official* SF Critical Mass Twitter – maybe they’ll have something.)
We’ll see how it goes. (It’s hard to herd cats, of course.)
Tourists just loooove CM, generally, you know, once they’ve been seated at the CHAYA on Embarc…
…or they’re already nearing their destination at the Fish Wharf:
(Both these shot show serendipitous(sp?) moments – everybody’s trying to understand what they’re looking at.)
But locals, I don’t know. Some of them don’t like the Commute Clot. Like people who would otherwise be taking these MUNI rides home. See how they stretch to the horizon? That was how Crit Mass looked, back in the day
Oh, you’re still here, Gentle Reader? Enjoy:
*And by that, the meaning is unofficial, officially. But, you know, wink wink, Man! Hey, don’t sue us, Man – that wouldn’t be groovy at all. ‘Cause like we organizers for these parades what sometimes have thousands of entrants, well, we have less liability insurance than the average impoverished Airbnb room letter. Man.
Here’s the old sign out in front of the JTG in GGP – it was there going all the way back to aught-six:
And here’s the new sign, which is the same except now the free hours are kept secret:
I guess advertising the free hours on a big sign out front attracted too many skinflints?
Looks that way.
Now back in the day, they’d let you linger after closing hours, but no longer. So you now can’t see the frolicking skunks of after-hours at the JTG
Oh well, that’s Progress for you.
Here’s what the signs look like around the corner:
Good, because it was a Friday.
Oh, here we go:
But then you get a ticket, anyway.
Whoops. Here’s what the signs actually say:
(At least this street tree didn’t topple over and kill me, as street trees have killed and injured so many others.)
I can tell you chapter and verse about this nabe, mostly about who got shot where, but I haven’t kept up with the street cleaning signs….
Mad seats are available at our world-class San Francisco Ballet for Friday, March 21st, 2014, mostly because they just announced it. This is your rare chance to get great seats just one week before a popular show.
All the deets:
What: Christopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed Cinderella, Added Performance
When: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00PM
Where: War Memorial Opera House at 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
San Francisco Ballet Announces added Performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella on March 21, 2014
|SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, March 14, 2014 – Due to popular demand, San Francisco Ballet announced today that it will present an additional performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, on Friday, March 21, 2014. Co-produced by SF Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet, Cinderella had its world premiere in December 2012 with the Dutch National Ballet at the Amsterdam Music Theatre.SF Ballet principal casting for the added performance will be:
Cinderella: Sarah Van Patten
Prince: Tiit Helimets
About Wheeldon’s Cinderella
Wheeldon’s production has thrilled audiences in both San Francisco and New York and received rave reviews—triumphed most recently by the San Francisco Chronicle as “…utterly alluring.” Set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Wheeldon’s interpretation combines parts of both the Charles Perrault and Brothers Grimm versions, along with new elements. The result provides audiences with a magical tale that is stunningly visual and deeply moving.
One of the most in-demand dancemakers working today, Christopher Wheeldon is formerly a resident choreographer of New York City Ballet, founder/ artistic director of his own company, and an artistic associate at The Royal Ballet. The prolific choreographer has become a frequent presence at SF Ballet over the last decade. Cinderella, his eighth commission and first full-length work for the Company (a total of 12 of his ballets are in the repertory), follows the success of his 2011 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland— a co-production of the National Ballet Canada and The Royal Ballet.
About San Francisco Ballet
As America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its founding in 1933, including performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first 20th-century American Coppélia. San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States. Guided in its early years by American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, Willam and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet currently presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally. Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson for more than two decades, the Company has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world. In 2005, San Francisco Ballet won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Dance” and in 2006, it was the first non-European company elected “Company of the Year” in Dance Europe magazine’s annual readers’ poll. In 2008, the Company marked its 75th anniversary with a host of initiatives including an ambitious New Works Festival. Recent highlights include a tour to the People’s Republic of China, the celebration of Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s 25th anniversary with the Company, and the United States premiere of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, which was broadcast internationally, as well as nationally on PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America” in 2011. In 2012, SF Ballet’s ambitious tour schedule included London and Washington, D.C., plus first-time visits to Hamburg, Moscow, and Sun Valley, Idaho. In October 2013, the Company performed at New York’s David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, where The New York Times declared SF Ballet “a national treasure.”
Fake Frank Chu meets real Frank Chu, Halloween in the Castro, 2006:
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All the deets from your Sundance Kabuki Cinemas at Post and Fillmore in Japantown:
“Starts Friday: A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN lll is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship and revenge starring Charlie Sheen as a successful LA graphic designer whose money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. His true love dumps him, and it all falls apart. With Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Patricia Arquette. Join us in welcoming Director Roman Coppola for Q+A’s after the 7.15pm shows Friday and Saturday nights.”
Looks Andersonian, non?
Oh, and also to speed up the 21 Hayes bus.
Oh, and also to make local homeowners happy. Well, to make some of them happy anyway.
Check it, the stops near Central Avenue,* Broderick, and Scott are all on the chopping block:
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You can try to go down to the public hearing on May 18th, 2012, but it won’t matter – MUNI’s already decided to do this.
Will these changes make MUNI suck less?
Do I approve?
Sure, why not?
*Avenue? You’re no wider than any other street in the nabe. All right all right, Central, you’re an “avenue.” Keep on telling yourself that, but the nearby streets are all laughing at you.