Posts Tagged ‘harrison’

ZOMG, October 16th, 2011 is Yerba Buena Family Day – Free Admission to SFMOMA – Thanks Target!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

October 16th, 2011 will be on a Sunday so I’ll prolly be breakin’ in the malls, breakin’ on the streets, natchbut you, you’ve got kids, so you should head down to SoMA for Yerba Buena Family Day 2011.


“…San Francisco’s biggest daylong family block party with free admission, special art activities and free performances for children and families at the following venues within 1 or 2 blocks of each other in the Yerba Buena arts district at 3rd Street and Mission Street in downtown San Francisco.”

That means that Target will pick up the tab when you visit the SFMOMA, the Jew Mu, the MoAD and the Children’s Creativity Museum.

Hurray! (Hey Target, why are you taking so long to open down there in Metreon? Or for that matter, Geary and Masonic. C’mon, wiki wiki.)

 All right, see you and your fam there!

All the deets:


  • Be inspired by the exhibition Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective
  • Sketch, scribble, and squiggle your way through the wonderful world
    of drawing

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Marvel at Harry Houdini’s famous escape acts in the exhibition Houdini: Art and Magic
  • Thrill to a live performance by The Magic of Chin-Chin

Museum of the African Diaspora

  • Tour the exhibition COLLECTED: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation
  • Make a memory box to take home, participate in a drumming workshop,
    and more

Children's Creativity Museum

  • Be among the first to experience the Museum’s freshly redesigned exhibits including the new Imagination Lab
  • Create clay animations, music videos, digital art, and more
  • Ride the historic carousel for free

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

  • From hula dancers to taiko drummers, enjoy live performances on the
    Esplanade Stage in the Gardens from 11 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Delight in the clowning of Unique Derique and the grooves of the
    Venezuelan Music Project on the Children’s Stage near the Children’s
    Creativity Museum from 12 – 3 PM

SoMA Sentinel: The Loneliest Tree in San Francisco Towers Above the I-80

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

See? (Keep in mind that this is an elevated freeway.)

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It’s even higher than our world-famous Coca-Cola sign. 

Keep on keeping on, giant tree.

This Little Scamp in SoMA is Just Part of the Reason Why It’s Hard to Do Bizness in the 415 – Skipping Stones Across 9th Street

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

This street imp was looking like all the others, just a slob like one of us, until he pulls a rock out of his hoodie and hurls a 70 mph fastball across 9th without really breaking stride. He reared back and hurled but then resumed walking with a quickness.

I was supposing he was throwing the rock at a person but his target was a business vehicle, a white van.

The thing is he threw it down and counted on a random bounce get it up to where it could do some damage.

Anyway, here he is, walking away, all casual, IndyBay personified. If you looked around after getting struck you wouldn’t necessarily suspect him. This kid’s a pro, a professional:

And here’s his rock, found right in the middle of the sidewalk across the street, seen next to a fat lawyer’s shoe for comparison:

How many more stones does this kid have in his hoodie’s marsupial pocket? Probably lots.

So this is why your window gets broken randomly, for no reason.

Now you’d think the hormones coursing through his veins would be telling him to get out there and try to impress girls, or boys, or whomever, you know, so he could have sex or something, right? But no, all that frustration and energy gets poured into another kind of release, the satisfaction of hearing breaking windows or causing grievous bodily injury to random pedestrians on the mean streets of San Francisco.

Oh well…

Brace Yourselves: “New Neighborhood” of “Yerba Buena” to be Unveiled this Saturday – It’s SoMA From 2nd to 5th

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Don’t you think we need more micro-neighborhoods about town? Sure, why not?

So get ready to party this Saturday, October 16th, 2010, when you can officially start calling the area bounded by Market, Harrison, 2nd and 5th “Yerba Buena.”

People haven’t called it that for 163 years, so it’s about time.

And if you live on Yerba Buena Island and you’re worried about place name confusion, we’ll you can just go pound salt.

Learn It, Love It, Live It:

There’ll be some party too – the Yerba Buena Neighborhood Fair

And, if you’re in the media, you can get all the deets personally.

Campaign to Benefit Local Businesses and Brand Yerba Buena as New Neighborhood to be Unveiled.

Major Contributions to Neighborhood Nonprofits also to be Announced
Date:                     Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time:                    11:15 a.m.
Place:                    SOMA Room, Metreon, Enter at Garden Entrance, Mission Street, Between 3rd and 4th Streets
What:                   The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District will unveil a comprehensive campaign to establish and promote Yerba Buena as San Francisco’s newest neighborhood and announce its first Community Benefit Fund grantees at a media briefing at Metreon held in conjunction with the first Yerba Buena Neighborhood Fair. The campaign is designed to benefit neighborhood businesses and establish a sense of place for this burgeoning district that has seen rapid growth in its eclectic residential and business base. These efforts supplement YBCBD’s recently enacted services that foster a safer and more secure community, create a cleaner and greener neighborhood, and reinforce the viability of its economic base.

Heather Almond, Chairman, Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
Barbara Kaufman, Director, San Francisco Office of the Governor
Representatives from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
Nonprofits receiving grants
YBCBD board members and community leaders

See you in the YB!

Not All Mapping Cars are Google Maps Mapping Cars, It Would Seem

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Everybody’s seen the Google Maps mapping (and detecting) cars, but there are a lot of others out there.

This orange TeleAtlas minivan says, “We’re Mapping Your World.”


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O.K., TeleAtlas. Thanks, I guess.

Dine at supperclub in San Francisco and Get 40% Off This Month – Upscale Tourists Only, Please

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

supperclub Restaurant in the SoMA is having a month-long anniversary or something, but you’re going have to show the boarding pass you used to come SFO in order to qualify.

I’m going to show them my FastPass (Ha! Just joking. I haven’t been on the MUNI since those Cindy Sheehan boosters literally let the air out of my tires, both of them) and see if I can get the discount – seems a tad unfair to limit the celebration to just the frequent fliers.

Or Greyhound, that might work too. (NB: This won’t work in real life but it’s fun to pretend – the rules of this promotion are quite clear, see deets below.)

Greyhound Bus Ticket 3

Visitors to San Francisco Receive 40% Off at City’s Most Provocative Restaurant

Month-long Discount Celebrates SupperClub’s 4th Anniversary

To celebrate its fourth anniversary in San Francisco, supperclub Restaurant is offering visitors to the city 40% off their dinners.  From October 1-31, 2009, guests just need to show their inbound (SFO) boarding pass to receive the discount.

Originating in Amsterdam, the San Francisco location is the only supperclub in the United States.  Since opening in 2005 on Harrison Street in the SOMA district, the unique restaurant has been drawing rave reviews from regulars and new-comers alike for its striking ambiance, excellent cuisine and cocktails, and its surprising and sometimes outrageous entertainment.  Designed as a platform for emerging artists of all types, supperclub showcases the best in the culinary arts, visual arts, performance arts, healing arts, and music.

Within 4 years, supperclub restaurant has established itself as a unique “only in San Francisco” experience.  The venue offers a spectrum of tastes and experiences, from excellent fine dining with guest chefs like Hubert Keller from Fleur de Lys Restaurant, to guest hosts like Sister Roma from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, to a special Vegetarian Week menu infused with VeeV liquor, to movie screenings by Frameline.  It often features internationally renowned DJs like Natural Progression, DJ Rap, and Jody Wisternoff, and presents provocative events like monthly Bondage Dinners, Naughty Nights, and its New Year’s Day Breakfast in Bed.

October 2009 is one of best months to visit San Francisco, and supperclub’s calendar is packed with exciting events, including the annual LOVEFEST (October 3-5), Vegetarian Week (October 4-8), Bondage Dinner (October 9), the third Guest Chef Uber Dinner (October 12), supperclub’s own 4th Anniversary Weekend Celebration (October 16-17), a Jim Beam Whiskey infused and inspired menu (October 25), and its Deadlight District Halloween (October 30-31).

Guests enjoy gourmet 3- and 4-course prix fixe dinners served to them on supperclub’s famous roman-style beds, and are entertained by an extraordinary variety of live performances, original videos, and electrifying music mixed by resident DJs.  Foot, shoulder, and neck massages are also offered by supperclub’s in-house massage therapists in cooperation with the Gayatri Institute of Healing Arts.  Adjacent to the immaculate Le Salle Neige all-white main dining room, the newly opened all-black Chambre Noir is San Francisco’s most captivating adult play room and is available for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and other private events.

supperclub serves surprise multi-course prix fixe dinners Tuesdays through Sundays, with each evening’s seating beginning at 7 pm.  Reservations are recommended:                 415-348-0900         .  For more information, visit

About supperclub

supperclub San Francisco is a part of a privately held international hospitality and entertainment company headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands that includes supperclub restaurants, spirits, music, and other related businesses.  Supperclub operates restaurants in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Singapore and San Francisco, with future locations planned for London (November 2009) and Los Angeles.

Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Ice Cream Ride in the Mission this Sundae

Friday, July 10th, 2009

It’s on! This Sunday, July 12, 2009 at high noon, you ought to get on your two-wheeler and head down to La Mission for the Ice Cream Sunday Bike Ride.

Then you’ll be just like these two. Notice any problems here? Please remember, this is how they do it in Amsterdam, where anything goes:

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via Amsterdamize

Ice Cream Sunday Ride

 Sun., Jul. 12 | 12noon | Meet at the first shop, Humphry Slocombe, at 24th and Harrison. Ride will depart at 12:30 for next location.

Join your fellow SFBC members on a fun & tasty ride to some of SF’s top ice cream Shops! We’ll ride and sample 5 top-rated creameries across the city where we’ll stop to taste flavors and socialize. The ride will be a leisurely 6 miles with 5 shops and will include a few hills to work off the extra calories. Child riders (14 or younger) are discouraged, since this ride will require some skilled street riding. Bring a lock, water bottle, and ice cream money & hope for a hot day! To catch up with the group, call 954-937-263o

Cubix Yerba Buena Condo: Your SMALL Piece of the Big City

Friday, October 17th, 2008

A condominium on Harrison Street in the SOMA area of San Francisco for $200K-something might sound appealing to some.

Here’s what they’re saying about this new garage-free development.

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As they say, it’s not for everybody.

San Francisco’s One Rincon Hill vs. New Sheriff’s Facility – Which is Better?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

In the left corner we have One Rincon Hill, South Tower, standing 641 feet tall. Compare that with the “New Sheriff’s Facility” jail (the “glamour slammer“) on the right.

Which building is better?

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I–my idea, when we started out was to have a, you know, rising up, in the form of an undulating, ovulating ground that you don’t get so much nowadays.”