Posts Tagged ‘santa’

Santarchy 2008 Runs Wild on the Streets of San Francisco

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Take a look at this excellent slideshow here to see what Santarchy looks like on the streets of San Francisco.

Sometimes you’ll be minding your own business at Hooters or on the ferry and then BAM! Santas everywhere.

The scene this chilly afternoon in the Mission District. Click to expand:

via Steve Rhodes

Santacon 2008 continues today so look out!

Or just follow the action from Twitter, below. (This kind of thing is part of the reason Why They Hate Us, so enjoy.)

Merry Christmas!

sfsanta

Santa at the lookout!
Santa’s getting lucky!
Someone send some strippers to meet Ho on Haight & Mastro at bars on Market! Santa needs more Hos!
#Ho8 Bouncy castle deflated. Santa heading from Duboce Park to bars on Market St.
mas santa says “lookout” market! we’re haeadin to lucky 13 and pilsner!
#Ho8 and Mastro Santas converging at Duboce Park NOW! Bouncey castle goodness on hand!
Santa Doesn’t Stop Believing!
Herding cats is nothing compared to herding Santas.
Mas santa bringing down the house at duboce park!
@oof Santa’s keeping the green fairy in a hip flask and sometimes lets her out to massage his balls.
h8: heading to duboce park where we will meet the mastro(nation) group
#Ho8 Lots of Mastro Santas seem crossing Duboce Park to join Ho on Haight Santas in Lower Haight.
#Ho8 Santas dancing in the street to the Charlie Brown theme in Lower Haight!
KK: Santa on Grant Ave. Strip clubs next!
KKK @ekai I’m deputizing you…this santa is on a 30 bus headed downtown :)
mastro meetup with h8 at 4 in duboce park
Mastro Castro and market
mastro: marching up Castro!
santa had a donut, 2 coffees, and makers mark today…santa needs food
Drink up -find your partners

Year-End Holiday Festivities in San Francisco’s Japantown

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

It’s been a busy year for San Francisco’s historical Ja pantown, but now that the neighbors have settled down, it’s time for Year-End Festivities.

Looks like things might be a little less festive this weekend since 50 degree weather isn’t exactly conducive to hula dancing, but there’s stuff going on until the end of the year.

As seen on Post Street:  

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This weekend’s sked is below, with other days after the jump.

See you there!

Saturday, December 13
10 am-4 pm  -  Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire – Kimochi Kai  (St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center)
Noon       -  Koto performance – Murasaki Ensemble (Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg.}
1 pm       -  Taiko drum performance – Somei Yoshino Taiko (Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg.)
2 pm       -  Hawaiian dancing – Performance by Keolalaulani Hawaiian Dancers – Canceled due to weather.

Sunday, December 14
1 pm       -  Japanese classical dancing – Michiya Hanayagi Dancers – Canceled due to weather.
3 pm       -  Traditional Okinawan dancing – Ohtori Kinsen Kai – Canceled due to weather.

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Obama-Themed Tree Lighting Set for Tomorrow in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Everything is all set for tomorrow’s Christmas Tree lighting at the McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park:

Join the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for its 79th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The 100-foot Monterey cypress at the east end of Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s official holiday tree. Enjoy live entertainment, refreshments and activities for the entire family, plus, a visit from Santa!

This year’s event will be all the more special in light of Barack Obama’s recent victory. The train underneath the tree features a huge Obama logo along with a few other Obama references.

Obamanos! in front of McLaren Lodge

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All aboard the Obama train. See you there!

Thursday December 4, 2008 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, California 94117