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OMG, the 15th Annual How Weird Street Faire is Coming May 4th, 2014 – “May the Fourth Be With You!”

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The deets:

HOW WEIRD IN OUTER SPACE – The 15th annual How Weird Street Faire
Sunday May 4, 2014, Noon to 8pm
Howard and 2nd Streets, Downtown San Francisco, Earth, Sol, Milky Way
$10 requested donation

Ah, yesteryear:

I’m in outer space reading Frankfurt School treatises
That curl the common man into fetuses

All the deets:

“On May the Fourth, the How Weird Street Faire will fill the streets of San Francisco with a celebration unlike anything you’ve experienced before… HOW WEIRD IN OUTER SPACE! An epic journey to a place of weirdness and creativity and peace. How Weird features galactic-class music and art, dancing, performances, technology exhibits, unique vendors from across the planet, and thousands of people in colorful costumes.

You are invited to participate in the greatest street faire in the galaxy, and the start of the San Francisco festival season. Explore the furtile breeding ground for unexpected inspiration and cutting-edge innovation. Be creative at the expanding Art Alley, a vortex of varied expressions. Make new connections, and reconnect with old ones. Together, we will boldly go where no street faire has gone before.

The How Weird Street Faire showcases the full spectrum of electronic dance music styles, using advanced sound technology to fill the streets of San Francisco with the vibrations of peace and the frequencies of fun. There will be 10 stages of some of the best music, art, and sound systems in the galaxy, produced by some of the best sound collectives in the universe.

How Weird 2014 will feature dance music stages by Enchanted Forest, Muti Music, Symbiosis Gathering, Northern Nights, Opel, Opulent Temple, Pink Mammoth, SF House Music, Temple Nightclub, Space Monkeys, Pulse SF, Global Village, the boombox affair, Party Babas, Red Marines Festival, Happy Camp, Think You Can DJ Game Show, World Famous Productions, and more.

For 2014, How Weird Street Faire introduces the first National Dance Week stage, featuring dancers of every kind from every place, showcasing the diversity of terrestrial bodies in motion. There will be free dance lessons throughout the day, and a special flash mob that you can participate in. The National Dance Week stage will be next to the center intersection, and dancing will be found throughout the faire. All existence is in a complex dance of energy and vibrations, continuously moving and evolving. Dance is perhaps the best way of describing and understanding life, the cosmos, and ourselves.

Art has a way of reaching the farthest places. This year, How Weird will expand Art Alley and move it to Tehama Street. Come create at the new location, and enjoy the live and exhibited artwork and interactive Art Alley mural. Art Alley is curated by ArtIsMobilUs, a non-profit mobile public art gallery and roving arts incubator bringing art to humans everywhere.

There is a $10 requested donation at the entrances to the faire, for which you will receive a Magic Sticker. The Magic Stickers are worth hundreds of dollars in savings, and come with many free things. There will be discounts and specials at all of the vendors at the faire, and all of the faire bars. The Magic Stickers are how people can support the faire, while getting something great back in return. Check the website for all of the Magic Sticker specials.

The How Weird vendors offer many unique and creative goods for sale, including designer clothing, jewelry, art, decorations, games, and more. And there will be plenty of tasty food and drinks. This year will also feature local arts and crafts vending on Art Alley.

Costumes are required at How Weird. Come as yourself. Come as someone else. Come as something weird. Be the you you’ve always wanted to be. Space-related costumes are big this year.

The faire is open to all ages, and is handicapped accessible. The main entrance is at Howard and New Montgomery Streets, a short walk to MUNI, BART, the Transbay Terminal, and Caltrain Station. For those arriving from above, the coordinates are 37°47’12.4″ N, 122°23’53.7″ W. Join us as we journey through the cosmos in search of new and exciting experiences, expanding our perspective to the universal scale.

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization, showing that in spite of our differences, we all dance to the same beat.

For more information visit http://HowWeird.org

Use the hashtag #hwsf to talk about the How Weird Street Faire.

And May the Fourth be with you!”

Thank you very much,

Justin Weiner

Marketing and Stage Director for How Weird

 

OMG the 13th annual How Weird Street Faire Runs Today from Noon to 8:00 PM at 2nd and Howard on SoMA!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

It’s time once again for How Weird, so dress appropriately and get on out there:

“San Francisco’s festival season begins

SUNDAY MAY 13th

from Noon to 8pm
Howard & 2nd Streets, Downtown San Francisco

The 13th annual How Weird Street Faire
13 music and performance stages
spread throughout 13 city blocks!”

Ah memories: Second Street in the SoMA:

The San Francisco Atheists:

Getting help with those hard-to-paint areas:

via nsbarr

The largest boombox in the world. These go to twelve:

Open air hookah on Howard Street:

Kate O’Brien’s Irish Bar & Grill did land office business, what with the food, booze and sexy ladies.

via Steve Rhodes

Grinch Christmas Musical a Huge Success at Our Golden Gate Theatre – But Hurry, the Family Fun Ends Dec. 29th!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Here’s the review from the orchestra seats from last night’s San Francisco debut of Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical:

“It ain’t easy being green, but the Grinch sure makes it look fun! He struts, howls and grows endearingly lovable as he learns the Whos know Christmas comes from your heart and not the stores. Now everyone sing to that!”

It’s a live-action cartoon.

It looks just as you might expect:

So if you’re coming into town for shopping (or unshopping, during the days after Christmas), why not add some Grinch tickets to the fun?

All the deets:

“Celebrate the Holidays with the Grinch

Discover the magic of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical, a production that has delighted thousands of families on Broadway and across the nation. Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved story and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch, bursting with holiday spirit. The Associated Press says, “This Grinch brings the Dr. Seuss classic fancifully to life – you might find your heart growing a few sizes, too,” and The New York Times says The Grinch Musical is “100 times better than any bedside story.

For more information on the show, click here.”

All right, see you there!

OMG, “How the GRINCH Stole Christmas! The Musical” Starts Tonight at the Golden Gate Theatre – Ends Dec. 29th

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

See?

“Celebrate the Holidays with the Grinch

Discover the magic of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical, a production that has delighted thousands of families on Broadway and across the nation. Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved story and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch, bursting with holiday spirit. The Associated Press says, “This Grinch brings the Dr. Seuss classic fancifully to life – you might find your heart growing a few sizes, too,” and The New York Times says The Grinch Musical is “100 times better than any bedside story.

For more information on the show, click here.”

Save the Date! 12th Annual San Francisco How Weird Street Faire is on Sunday May 1st, 2011

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The 12th Annual How Weird Street Faire is coming to SoMA at noon, May 1st, 2011. So dust off your cowboy hat and go, why not?

This could be you come May Day 2011:

(In Soviet Russia, we had to make big travel to get to Burning Man, but in San Francisco, Burning Man travels to you. What a country!)

MYTHICAL REALMS
The 12th annual How Weird Street Faire
Sunday May 1, 2011
Noon to 8pm
Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth
http://www.HowWeird.org

All the deets after the jump!

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Don’t Miss the 11th Annual San Francisco How Weird Street Faire – Sunday May 9th, 2010

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The 11th Annual How Weird Street Faire is coming to SoMA at noon, May 9th, 2010. So dust off your cowboy hat and go, why not?

(In Soviet Russia, we had to travel long voyage to get to Burning Man. But in San Francisco, Burning Man travels to you. What a country!)

Check it.

This could be you come Sunday:

The 11th annual

How Weird Street Faire

Sunday May 9th – Noon to 8pm

Centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth
37° 47′ 12.4″ N  x  122° 23′53.7″ W


Bollyweird: The Cosmic Dance. Ten blocks of art, performances, colorful costumes, unique vendors, food and drinks. Plus ten stages of electronic music, non-stop fashion shows, and healing arts. And a new world record that you can take part in!

The faire is a fusion of different styles and communities, united in fun. All ages are welcome. Costumes and dancing are encouraged. VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED.

Sunday will be a little windy and cool at night, so bring something warm to wear.

San Francisco’s Composting-Related Fruit Fly Invasion Solved With Home Remedies

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Now, here’s what I mean about “composting-related” – our new initiatives in San Francisco are going to take a while to get used to, and during this transition I’ve noticed a whole bunch of fruit flies that weren’t around before. Maybe this is just me, but the guy at Cole’s Hardware says the $15 cure they have just for San Francisco’s fruit flies is hard to keep in stock due to enormity of our current invasion.

But there’s Hope. It seems that fruit flies are the stupidest animals in the world, so pretty much any attempt you make to outsmart them will work like a charm. The only way to lose this game is to not try. So, why not get some apple cider vinegarand then put some cling wrap punched with toothpick holes on top, thusly?

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Here’s the reverse angle – the wrap is still there, but it’s hard to see. They check in but they don’t check out!

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Is this an obvious solution? Well, not to me, not ever having a problem to this extent before.

But what’s this? Toothy, toothsome CHOW Food Editor Aida Mollenkamp prefers an alternative approach? She shows us how to get rid of fruit flies here, using a bit of wine and dish soap.

So toothy:

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That looks like it would work too, what with surface tension ‘n stuff. Thanks for the tip, Aida.

C’mon, you makers. Start making your fruit fly home cure today!

10th Annual How Weird Street Faire a Huge Hit in 2009

Monday, May 11th, 2009

As promised, the 2009 edition of the How Weird (aka Howard) Street Faire yesterday had a big turnout and it went off without a hitch. Founder Brad Olsen has had to deal with a few hassles having to do with police fees but things all worked out, it appears.

So pull up a chair and watch the slide show.

Second Street in the SoMA:

The San Francisco Atheists were back again this year:

Getting help with those hard-to-paint areas:

via nsbarr

The largest boombox in the world. These go to twelve:

Open air hookah on Howard Street:

Kate O’Brien’s Irish Bar & Grill did land office business, what with the food, booze and sexy ladies.

See you next year!

via Steve Rhodes

How Weird Street Faire 2009 on May 10th – DJ BayBe, Gay Robot, and Butterfly Guy Return

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

You all loved it back in aught-seven, and aught-eight as well. Well brace yourself for the 2009 edition of the How Weird Street Faire coming up on May 10, starting at the crack of noon. Of course Founder Brad Olsen has had to deal with a few hassles having to do with police fees, but isn’t it always like that?  

View the slideshow of How Weird / Howard Street faires of years past and then mark your calendar. Bring Mom, why not?

DJ BayBe, click to expand:

Gay Robot always makes the scene:

Will Butterfly Guy return for oh nine? That’s affirmative, good buddy.

The 10th annual
How Weird Street Faire
Sunday May 10th
from Noon to 7pm
Centered at Howard and 2nd Sts.:
37° 47′ 12.4″ N. x 122° 23’53.7″ W.
San Francisco, Earth
Ten blocks of art and celebration, and ten stages of music. Plus performances and colorful costumes, vendors from around the world, food and drinks, and much more!

The How Weird Street Faire is an experiment in creating peace, bringing together a wide range of eclectic styles and communities.

Come join the fun! All ages welcome.

And in honor of our 10th anniversary, we’re introducing…
THE MAGIC STICKER!

Only $10 donation, or $5 in costume!

When you enter the faire, you will have an opportunity to purchase a MAGIC STICKER!. The sticker gets discounts and specials throughout the faire: including $1 off each drink, discounts at vendors and local merchants, $2 off each after party, and most importantly you help keep the faire going. It’s our way of thanking you for supporting us.

When the day ends, the celebration continues indoors with a variety of music styles represented during the day.

How Weird @ Night is from 7pm to 2am

So plan accordingly, and bring something warm to wear. The tall buildings in our new location take away sunlight later in the day.

More deets after the jump.

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Don’t Count Your Money Like Ed Jew – the Danger of Raised Notes

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Look at this video of former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew counting tens of thousands of dollars in front of an FBI-provided video camera.

See? He’s doing it wrong. The correct way is shown at the end of the short video here - the Canada, U.S. and England method. The primary reason for counting dough properly is counterfeit detection. You gots to look at the faces of the dead white males in order to do it right. That’s the system, baby. Maybe in other countries the bills are different enough so that this doesn’t matter, but we’re talking U.S. folding money here.  

What’s that? You can’t see the faces ’cause the money’s all upside-down and backwards? You’ll need to bankface the notes before you start, of course.

Here’s the thing – if you just look at the corners, then you will get taken in by a raised note sooner or later.

This is called an eleven dollar bill cause it’s a one with corners from tens attached.

Count American money the right way and then you’ll get good at it and go superfast.