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?
Well, it’s time for another J-POP Summit Festival in Japantown:
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The whole place looks like one big Gwen Stefani video.
So grab your bunny and get over there:
But don’t overdo it:
Everybody’s waiting for you:
See you there!
All the deets, below.
See you there at the Opening Event:
“Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium will feature Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet.”
“Music, Dance, Books, Films and More Highlight San Francisco Library
Exhibition on Latinos in Popular Music
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, on view in the
Skylight Gallery, Main Library, Aug. 27-Nov. 13
From free music and dance performances, to film screenings, album art and literature talks, the San Francisco Public Library will be humming with activity from August to November, thanks to more than 25 special events in support of the exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music.
The traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, on view in the Main Library’s Skylight Gallery, Aug. 27-Nov. 13, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Selena.
Developed by the Experience Music Project and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), American Sabor travels to 12 cities through 2015. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
Among the exciting programs coming to the San Francisco Public Library in support of the exhibition is an opening event, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, featuring Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet. They will perform and provide educational insights on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation. Chelis Lopez of KPOO radio station will serve as the emcee.
Family and children’s programs include From Latin Beats to Tiny Feet, a free performance on Sept.24 with La Familia Peña-Govea and youth ensemble Futuro Picante. On Oct. 21, children can help build a Dia de los Muertos altar at the Bernal Heights Branch Library. And the Library’s third annual Tricycle Music Fest West has a special Latin theme this year with three free concerts featuring Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. On Nov. 5, teens will participate in a special Latin dance competition at the Main Library. See a complete list of programs below.
Ever more deets after the jump
Are Pink Lady apples really pink? Sort of. Are they kind of new? Yes, from Australia originally, they got started just three decades ago. Are they gaining in popularity? Yes. Are they expensive? Sort of, but Costco has them for a bit more than a dollar a pound, or fifty cents for each small apple. Do they really taste like champagne? No.
Here they are, straight out of Yakima, your 2009 Piiiiink Ladies!:
Not to be confused with the other Pink Lady, named for this duo (or trio, if you include Solid Gold host Jeff Altman) from the 1970’s. This is what variety shows were like, kids, before teh Internets.
No, we’re talking about this, 14 for $6.99. (Is Washington State too far away from us for truck farming? Mmmmm.)
Either way, they’re sweet and super crisp and num, num, num.
The American Kennel Club released its stats of most popular dogs for 2008. (Sadly, if your pup didn’t come with papers, it might not have been counted. Moving on…)
What were the trends for 2008?
“San Franciscans seem to be moving their preferences from petite pooches to larger breeds,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “The city by the bay added the German Shepherd and Rottweiler to its Top Ten while smaller breeds, such as the Pug and Dachshund, dropped in popularity.”
You see these Puli dogs all over town these days. When will they crack the top ten?
The results for 2008, here are your most popular San Francisco doggies:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Golden Retriever
5. French Bulldog
6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
8. German Shepherd Dog
9. Rottweilers (tied)
Sorry Labradoodle, even though Brad Pitt gave one of you guys to Jennifer Anniston a while back, you’re still not respectable enough to be considered a breed of your own. Maybe next century.
More deets after the jump. Congratulations to the winners.