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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

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

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Is It Really Worth $75 a Year to be a Member of the Yahoo-Groupsish Golden Gate Mothers Group?

Friday, March 4th, 2011

[UPDATE: Welcome, BigTent visitors! But play nice – please retract your claws when you and your nannies venture away from your online ghetto and onto the Civilized Internet.]

Would Whistler’s Mother have “qualified” to spend $75 to become a “member” of the “exclusive” Yahoo-Groupsish Golden Gate Mothers Group? Sadly no, as she was one of those “older mothers.” Check out the membership criteria, below.

As recently seen at our de Young Museum:

And $75 a year? Shouldn’t a labor of love be a labor of love?

Food for thought, non?

BigTent? WTF:

MEMBERSHIP

  • What are the criteria for membership?
    You must be a woman who lives in San Francisco and is expecting a child or has at least one child younger than 5 years old. Our organization is intended solely to support mothers and to explore the issues that arise in motherhood.
  • What does it cost and how is the money spent?
    Both our initial and renewal fees are $75 for membership for one year. This covers the administrative and operating expenses of our group including various programs such as educational events, kids activities, social events, Just For Moms events, playgroups, newsletter and more. Any credit card charges made to GGMG will be listed on your statement as “BigTent”.
  • Can I pay by check?
    Our primary method of collecting membership fees is through BigTent. Because our approval process and newsletter distribution relies heavily on BigTent, we are not able to process any membership fees through paper check. Alternatively, membership fees can be collected though the gift membership process. Information can be found at www.ggmg.org/giftmembership.html.

How to Improperly Get a Nanny Parking Permit: Just Listen to the Millionaire Mommies of the Golden Gate Mothers Group

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The Examiner’s Will Reisman is all over the story of how people were getting nanny parking permit advice at the website of the Golden Gate Mothers Group. Check it:

San Francisco mothers accused of cheating system to get parking permits for nannies

(Well, you read that and you think isn’t Cheryl Brinkman another one of those Gavin Newsom lackeys /appointees? And isn’t the board of the SFMTA part of the problem itself? And isn’t the residential parking permit system a stupid, NIMBYish idea as well? That’s what you might think.)

Anyway, let’s say you want a parking permit now, without jumping through hoops. You and your baby need the 411 on “going around the system” like right now, baby. Well here it is, right here.

What’s that? “Object not found.” Somebody must have took down the adviceful webpage. How wude!

Oh, wait a second, here’s something they had up a few days back:

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Couldn’t locate all the techniques the mommies discussed, but enjoy a sampler:

  • “I was able to get one by first talking with our pediatrician about whether he’d be willing to sign an affidavit that our nannies would be providing “medical care”. Since our healthy 3 month old son wouldn’t be able to survive on his own without care, I think that the doctor justified it in his own mind and said that he’d be willing to sign it. (You have to get a permit for a specific car, so you can’t just have an extra permit.)”
  • “We just had our pediatrician sign the medical caregiver form and were able to get a parking permit for our nanny with no questions asked.”
  • “We went through this same exact problem when we lived in the city a year ago. So what I ended up doing was this, when we it came time to renew our parking permits, we did and it came in the mail and using Windex* or 409 ( I can’t remember which) we sprayed it on the permit and wiped away the black marker with our license plate number and wrote in our nannies. It worked out perfectly. I drove to work so I didn’t need a permit during the day. There was a period of 6 weeks that I didn’t know what I was going to do, so I got her a temporary permit ( you can get them for 6 or 8 weeks or something like that) I think it’s a visitors permit. You have to go into the parking office but it worked out fine. Obviously wiping the number off the permit isn’t on the up and up, but we didn’t feel we had any other choice.”

And oh! I have another one. Help your nanny by getting your doctor to sign off on a DMV handicapped placard application! (Doctors will do this for you because there’s no downside for them – you see, no physician has ever been disciplined in the slightest for improperly authorizing a DMV handicapped placard during the entire history of the state of California. That’s why getting a placard is a can of corn. Anyway, if I were a nanny, I’d appreciate a blue placard more than some stupid parking sticker that only works in certain areas…)

Remember, Transit First or something.

I was really hoping that this would be 75.00 worth spending when it came to a mothers group, but it wasn’t.  What I did get it is people that post on a variety of subjects including some that argue and upset others.

The moderation on this group is horrible.  If you try to ask what exactly the 75.00 is used for, your account gets shut down and suspended.

So let’s see $75.00 x 4000 members, plus all the advertising revenue 80K, where does all that money go? That’s a half a million dollars people have paid to have the privildge to post questions about a babies but rash?

No thanks, there are many other mothers groups out there. Bernal Heights parents group, Mission moms, Glen park, all on Yahoo for free.”

*Hey, where’s the Windex, Honey? I don’t know, ask the nanny. What, where the Hell is she – is she circling the block again? That’s it, we’re moving to Marin…”

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.

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

Mother’s Cookies are Back! Circus Animals Return for Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Boy oh boy, the Bay Area was bummed when Oakland-based Mother’s Cookies went belly up last year. But they’re back, baby, just in time for Mother’s Day, 2009. So it’s time to don your hipster T and wallow in nostalgia. Cue the Heavy Action fanfare from Monday Night Football and then contemplate the Howard Cosell-style voiceover (sadly banned from YouTube these days) copy you’d write to herald this news.  

That’s not to say that the old factory in Oakland has been secretly chugging away all these months behind closed doors Willie Wonka-style. That is to say Kelloggs is making Mother’s Cookies now. (Manufacturing tasty treats in the San Francisco Bay Area is a tough business, of course.)

Here are the old-school pink and white colors of Camel, Pig, Rhino, Elephant, Lion, and Bear – and look for yourself below to see the special Halloween colors:

via David Gallagher, click to expand

Here’s today’s press release:

The Comeback Cookie: Mother’s(R) Cookies Return

Kellogg Company Reintroduces the California Original – Mother’s(R) Cookies

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Crestfallen cookie lovers once again can enjoy the sweet symbols of so many fond memories. Mother’s(R) cookies, the long-time family favorite, are making a comeback. With the same great taste fans remember, Mother’s(R) cookies made their highly anticipated return to store shelves in the Western region of the United States starting on May 4 – just in time for the 95th anniversary of Mother’s Day as well as the Mother’s(R) brand.

Since 1914, Mother’s(R) cookies have been delighting generations with favorites like the pink and white sprinkled Circus Animal(R) cookies and the rich, creme-filled Taffy(R) sandwich cookies. When the iconic brand ceased production in late 2008, cookie lovers lost not only a delicious snack, but a closely held family tradition. In December 2008, Kellogg Company acquired the trademarks and original recipes, ensuring that the cookies will continue.

“We’re thrilled to bring back a classic, beloved brand that calls to mind such strong feelings of nostalgia and happy childhood memories that parents want to pass down to their children,” said Doug VanDeVelde, senior vice president, marketing and innovation, U.S. snacks, Kellogg Company.

The Mother’s(R) cookies returning to the Western region of the United States include:

 –  Chocolate Chip
 –  Circus Animal(R)
 –  Cocadas(R)
 –  Double Fudge
 –  English Tea(R)
 –  Iced Lemonade
 –  Iced Oatmeal
 –  Macaroons
 –  Oatmeal
 –  Taffy(R)

 –  Vanilla Creme

 Mother’s(R) Milestones
From Mother’s(R) cookies’ humble beginnings on a street corner cart to the introduction of Original Circus Animal(R) cookies, today’s comeback would not be possible without Mother’s(R) cookies’ many loyal fans. Here are some memorable Mother’s(R) cookies milestones from the last 95 years:

1914 – N.M. (Noah) Wheatley runs a newspaper stand on the corner of San Francisco’s Market and Kearney Streets and decides to purchase the rights to a recipe of some home-baked cookies from one of his customers.

Circa 1915 – Wheatley trades in his corner stand and relocates to a small, one-person operation on 12th Avenue in Oakland, Calif. where he bakes about 2,000 cookies each day and night. His cookies sold for $1 a box, and his vanilla cookies were an overnight hit.

Circa 1920 – With help from a young woman named Leopoldine, the bakery grows and a romance begins. Noah and Leopoldine marry and together run the company until their son, Floyd Wheatley, is old enough to take over.

1922 – The bakery needs more space and moves to 18th Street, forcing the Wheatleys to sell their home and even their piano to pay for the move.

1949 – Success is sweet, and the bakery moves to 810 81st Avenue in Oakland, Calif. and grows to employ more than 750 people across several Western states.

1952 – Mother’s(R) cookies launches a unique promotion involving baseball player cards inserted in packages of cookies and continues to give them away as promotions at games until 1998.

1983 – Mother’s(R) cookies moves to the big screen in the movie Scarface.

2002 – Mother’s(R) cookies bakes more than 17 million cookies a day to keep up with demand.

2006 – Tough times force the company to close its operation in Oakland, Calif. and shift production to plants in Canada and Ohio.

 2008 – Mother’s(R) cookies closes its doors

 2009 – Mother’s(R) cookies return and fans everywhere rejoice.

 

For more information and to help spread the word about Mother’s(R) cookies return, visit www.Motherscookies.com.

About Kellogg Company

With 2008 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company is the world’s leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods.  The Company’s brands include Kellogg’s(R), Keebler(R), Pop-Tarts(R), Eggo(R), Cheez-It(R), All-Bran(R), Mini-Wheats(R) Nutri-Grain(R), Rice Krispies(R), Special K(R), Chips Deluxe(R), Famous Amos(R), Sandies(R), Bear Naked(R), Kashi(R), MorningStar Farms(R), Gardenburger(R) and Stretch Island(R).  Kellogg products are manufactured in 19 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries.  For more information, visit www.kelloggcompany.com.  Kellogg Company’s Corporate Responsibility report including its approach, progress and future direction in the marketplace, workplace, environment and community can be found at www.kelloggcompany.com/CR.  For information on Kellogg Company’s commitment to nutrition, visit www.kelloggsnutrition.com.

Art You Can Wear – “ArtWear” at the de Young Museum Finishes Today

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 10, so get something for Mom at the de Young Museum‘s Artwear show today. There’s no need to pay admission, just walk in and check out what’s for sale. Everything there is unique, that’s for sure.

Bonus: Museum Members get 20% off all regularly priced stuff at the de Young and the Legion of Honor today as well.

Ellen Hauptli of Berkeley shows off her colorful, reversible jackets. Click to expand:

What are these felt things? Go on in and ask Jenne Giles – she’ll tell you.

See you there!

ARTWEAR at the de Young

Announcing spectacular savings for Bay Area art enthusiasts! On May 1 and 2, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco host two shopping events: ARTWEAR at the de Young and the Member’s Only 20% Off Sale at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museum Stores.
 
The first annual ARTWEAR event is currently taking place in the Piazzoni Murals Room and the de Young. Meet the artists and shop the best of Bay Area wearable. Members receive a 10% discount on all ARTWEAR purchases. Admission is free for the public. Shop works from the following artists:
 
Textiles:                                                            
Ana Lisa Hedstrom                                              
Angelina DeAtonis                                                       
Arlene Wohl                                                           
Bonnie Wells                                                                    
Carol Lee Shanks                                               
Elisa Ligon
Ellen Hauptli
Janet Lipkin
Jean Cacicedo
Jenne Giles
Karin Moggridge
Marilyn Petch
Deborah Cross
 
Jewelry:
Barbara McKinder
Lois Anderson     
Marna Clark
Susan Chin  
Twiga Mumba

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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