I’ll take “Famous Tourist Traps” for $400, Alex!
Oh what’s that, our “urbanists” have recently “activated” the “streetscape” of Jefferson? Well, that makes it EVEN WORSE, prolly
DO NOT WANT.
HOW ABOUT NO?
Here they come to “activate” our “urban scene,” an endless parade of lowriders:
I don’t think these people are drinking as many cappuccinos as those Danish urban planners expected:
Wheels akimbo, as is the style:
Uh, do locals visit the Fish Wharf more now, after all the changes? IDK.
I don’t think so.
But I hope all the Scandinavians at least got Business Class and frequent flyer’s club miles when we paid them to come over to “fix” the Wharf, which to me, seems exactly the same kind of place as before…
I don’t exactly how all this will work, but StubHub will give away mad U2 concert tickets on Monday and you can score a pair yourself if you’re lucky and if you bring a pair of “new or gently used” shoes to donate.
It will look a little something like this out in front of the our Hard Rock Cafe.
(I can’t wait to bring over my nu shooz.)
Anyway, deets below.
See you there on Monday, and then if you’re lucky, on Tuesday, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum at the U2 360 Tour!
“StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, recently launched its “Take Off Your Boots” campaign to collect shoes for the charity Soles4Souls, and is giving away free tickets to the U2 360° Tour. The campaign is coming to San Francisco on June 6, where at least 100 pairs of tickets to the June 7 U2 360° concert will be given away to those who donate!
The shoe collection takes place on June 6 from 3-6 p.m. at the Pier 39 Hard Rock Café in San Francisco. There is a limit of one pair of U2 tickets per person donating a pair of new or gently used shoes, while ticket supplies last – so be sure and get there early!
Last year, after U2 postponed their tour many fans who purchased tickets through StubHub could not commit to the rescheduled shows. With StubHub’s FanProtect Guarantee policy, these fans were able to return their tickets and receive their money back. Because it is StubHub’s policy not to resell tickets, these returned tickets are now being used to encourage charitable giving through the “Take Off Your Boots” campaign.
Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity, collects shoes and distributes them to people in need. Since 2005, it has given more than 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in over 125 countries.”
Find Frank Chu in there:
Via Steve Rhodes click to expand
And around the Great Christmas Tree of Civic Center:
Enjoy the slideshow.
Let’s hope nobody gets arrested this year.
All the deets plus links to Santarchy worldwide:
Santa kicks off at 12:30pm Saturday 12/4 at SF Civic Center. See below for full schedule and options from the East, North, and South.
Suggested starting points from the East, North and South:
Triple Crown – 1760 Market St (Octavia) *noon til 8pm (see FB invite for lineup)
Ha-Ra Club – 875 Geary (Larkin/Hyde)
Ace’s – 998 Sutter (Hyde/Leavenworth)
Blur – 1121 Polk (Post/Hemlock)
Lefty O’Doul’s – 333 Geary (Mason/Powell)
Pilsner Inn - 225 Church (15th-Market)
Lucky 13 – 2140 Market (15th-Church)
Lookout – 3600 16th (Castro-Market)
Cafe Flore – 2298 Market (Noe)
Nickie’s – 466 Haight (Fillmore/Webster)
Molotov’s – 582 Haight (Fillmore/Steiner)
Danny Coyle’s – 668 Haight (Pierce/Steiner)
Noc Noc – 557 Haight (Fillmore/Steiner)
Li-Po – 916 Grant (Washington/Jackson)
Buddha Lounge – 901 Grant (Washington/Jackson)
Vesuvio – 255 Columbus (Broadway/Jack Kerouac)
Maggie McGarry’s – 1353 Grant (Green/Vallejo)
Savoy Tivoli – 1434 Grant (Green/Union)
O’Reilly’s – 622 Green (Powell/Columbus)
Rogue Ales – 673 Union (Powell/Stockton)
North Star Cafe – 1560 Powell (Powell/Green)
Lusty Lady – 1033 Kearny (Bway/Pacific)
Triple Crown continues
Moby Dick – 4049 18th (Noe/Castro)
The Mix – 4086 18th (Noe/Castro)
Twin Peaks – 401 Castro (17/18th)
Harvey’s – 500 Castro (18/19th)
Badlands – 4121 18th (Castro/Collingwood)
Club Deluxe – 1511 Haight (Ashbury/Clayton)
Gold Cane – 1569 Haight (Ashbury/Clayton)
Hobson’s Choice – 1601 Haight (Belvedere/Clayton)
Aub Zam Zam – 1633 Haight (Belvedere/Clayton)
Murio’s Trophy Room – 1811 Haight (Shrader/Stanyan)
FISHERMAN’S WHARF/PIER 39
Hooters – 353 Jefferson (Jones/Leavenworth)
Buena Vista Café – 2765 Hyde (Beach)
Triple Crown continues
And here’s a list of participating locales:
Sanrio’s Pop Up Tour is coming to San Francisco October 23-24, 2010, so soon you’ll be able to get iPhone covers (3rd and 4th generation only) for $40 ‘n stuff.
And, whether you attend the tour or not, you can now wrap your SmartCar with Your Favorite Kitteh. See?
More deets on the dressing up your microcar after the jump. And here are you Pop-Up Store deets:
October 23, 2010
Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105
11am to 7pm
October 24, 2010
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133
11:30am to 7:30pm
Oct 28: Portland, OR
Oct 30-31: Seattle, WA
Nov 4: Sacramento, CA
Nov 6: San Diego, CA
Nov 7: Orange County, CA
Nov 13-14: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 16: Tempe, AZ
Nov 19: Austin, TX
Nov 21: New Orleans, LA
Nov 26-28: Atlanta, GA
Dec 2-5: Miami, FL
Dec 10-11: New York City, NY
See you there!
“Came back for a 2nd round and this time we had a party of 7 go on the Rocketboat. That boat kicks ass. It goes about 45 mph and the driver loves to spin donuts.”
Now, we’ve all heard the expression “let’s get busy.” Well, this is a boat who gets “biz-zay!” Consistently and thoroughly. Look at RB totally pwning a local yachtsman just the other day:
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Even “smart chicks” love the RocketBoat. You will too.
Get all the deets after the jump.
See you there!
*Local sailboat people disapprove of motor vessels in general, and RocktBoat in particular. RocketBoat, RocketBoat/ It’s not your fault.
OMG! It’s the San Francisco Rocket Boat! Does it really go over 40 MPH on San Francisco Bay? Yes it does.
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Oh noes! Now it’s heading right towards the Delta Tower of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge!
But, good thing there’s a bar pilot on board. What’s that? There’s not?
On second thought, maybe it’s a Good Thing there’s no half-million dollar a year pilot on board. Rocket Boat managed to clear the tower and proceed back to Fisherman’s Wharf.
Tonight’s Fourth of July fireworks show had a fairly high fog ceiling, so it would have to rate as better than average. Better than last year anyway, but not as good as 2007.
Here’s an excellent eight-second exposure of the northern waterfront show from Lafayette Park in Specific Whites Pacific Heights. Click to expand:
And here’s a real-time shot of the same show from Twin Peaks:
Everything is done double – that’s the way they do it. Here’s a double double:
But this is what happens when the fireworks get too high – you can only see the bottom halves sometimes due to the fog:
Let’s look across the Bay over at Sausalito. That’s USF in the foreground:
Now here are some illegal explosions in San Francisco. This was an impressive burst above the northern Mission district:
And here’s Mission Bay / Dogpatch with Alameda / Oakland in the background – very nice:
The Mission and points south all had lots of illegal fireworks booming:
Oh noes, it’s a flare, shooting high above Twin Peaks…
…and then landing somewhere in the Castro District:
And there you have it.