Here’s St. Agnes:
That’s parking done right.
And here’s Bush Street, where anybody can just put up cones to claim a lane:
This is parking done wrong.
“The 17th annual How Weird Street Faire
“The Cosmic Stew”
Sunday May 1, 2016 from Noon to 8pm
Centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth
$20 for a Magic Sticker at the faire.
Use the hashtag #hwsf to talk about the How Weird Street Faire.”
It’s going to be The Most Diverse Gathering Ever Held, or something.
Coming this May Day May Day May Day.
Ah memories: Second Street in the SoMA:
“The Most Diverse Gathering Ever Held
The San Francisco Bay Area festival season begins with the 17th annual HowWeird Street Faire on Sunday May 1, 2016 from Noon to 8pm. For one day only, in the emerging heart of downtown San Francisco, there will be a sensational spectacle of creativity. The How Weird Street Faire is a menagerie of attractions, including a world renowned music festival featuring 10 stages of different styles of dance music, an open air art festival filling an expanded Art Alley, a unique market of interesting vendors and delicious food, and a platform for performers of every type. People in colorful costumes from around the world will come together to celebrate diversity, multiculturism, and peace. This year’s theme is “The Cosmic Stew”, a fusion of individual perspectives and all of the different ways of living.
How Weird 2016 will be a weird World’s Fair of traditional and post-modern communities, mixed together to form a cosmic stew of new potential, and reach a deeper level of understanding. It will be a chance to experience the world in one place. The faire will bring tens of thousands of unique cultures together to coexist in peace, proving that it is possible. The How Weird Street Faire celebrates acceptance, showing the world that relative differences can be a good thing, and that being weird is wonderful. It’s a weird, weird world that’s becoming more connected every day. It is urgent that we learn to live together peacefully.
The How Weird Street Faire is centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, or 37°47’12.4″ N, 122°23’53.7″ W. The faire is located in the SoMa district of San Francisco, what has become the center of the technology industry for the city, and perhaps the world. How Weird attracts many of the area’s innovative technologists and internet pioneers, who are making a profound effect on the world with their digital tools. The area is home to a large concentration of art galleries and museums. How Weird attracts many types of artists and lovers of art and culture. The faire, the area, and the participants represent the convergence of art and technology, the fusion of creativity and possibilities. HowWeird is a place where evolutionary ideas can form, paving the way for fresh perspectives and new ways of viewing the world.
This year, the three entrances to the faire are at Howard and 1st Streets, at Howard and New Montgomery Streets, and at Mission and 2nd Streets. It is strongly recommended to take public transportation to the faire. The How WeirdStreet Faire is located a short walk from Market Street and the Montgomery BART station, as well as Caltrains Station, Transbay Terminal, and many MUNI lines.
Once again, there will be aerialists from Sky High Odditorium performing over the center intersection. Check the How Weird website for times.
Art Alley will showcase the visual arts, with live and exhibited artwork, interactive pieces, and local craft vendors. See the extreme creativity that San Francisco is famous for, and participate in the creation of exquisite art. Art Alley will expand again this year, filling all of Tehama Street from 1st Street to 2nd Street. Stroll the legendary open air gallery, and be inspired. Art Alley features fantastic visionary artists from around the Bay Area, surrounded by the sounds of eclectic downtempo music.
Music and dance will be featured throughout the faire. How Weird showcases some of the best electronic music played on some of the world’s most advanced sound technology. Cutting-edge artists from across the Bay Area will provide an ideal soundtrack for your dancing pleasure. Each stage represents different styles and communities. Together they form one of the most diverse and talented music festivals ever held.
For 2016, there will be 10 stages of dance music produced by Symbiosis, Opel, Opulent Temple, Muti Music, Enchanted Forest, Northern Nights, Underground Nomads, Hookahdome, Pulse SF, Party Babas, Mountain Lion Hi-Fi, Think You Can DJ, Huntinanny, and more. There will also be live bands along the new First Street Wrap Around, bridging the divide between Howard Street and Art Alley.
The How Weird Street Faire will participate in National Dance Week again, for the fourth year. Join with people from across the country in a special dance for 2016, and watch dance performers of many different styles on the Dance Stage near the center intersection. Celebrate the wonders of dancing, and all the many forms dance takes.
The How Weird Street Faire is filled with vendors from around the world selling unique and designer goods. From clothing to art to jewelry and accessories, you can find interesting things and new styles for the beginning of the 2016 festival season. How Weird features an unusually diverse shopping experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Seven food trucks will offer a wide variety of meals, and five bars will provide delicious drinks. See the How Weird website to find out who will be there, and what specials they will be offering.
$20 is the cost of the Magic Sticker, which comes with even more magic. You can get the Magic Sticker at the faire entrances, or you can get them online before the faire.
Enjoy all that the faire has to offer. The How Weird Street Faire is a donation-based event, and $20 is the requested donation which also gets participants a Magic Sticker. The sticker comes with lots of discounts and fun activities and many free things at all of the faire vendors and bars. How Weird recommends getting the presale Magic Stickers to save money and save time upon arrival. Your contributions keep the faire going.
How Weird welcomes all ages, and all types of people. The faire is handicapped accessible. Glass bottles and weapons are not allowed in the faire. Please come to the faire with an open mind, dancing shoes, and a colorful costume.
The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the educational non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization. For more information on the non-profit and peace visit http://www.peacetour.org
Presale Magic Stickers are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Just asking. You tell me, babe. Here’s the view from Geary just east of Scott:
This was at a time when the Western Addition Library was closed and this sure looks like rousting to me.
Are these guys peace officers or park rangers or feds or something? Sure don’t look like it. That means they’re security guards operating at Hamilton Square? Do they work for the SFPL? IDK.
What’s next, the Library Police (to go with the Mint Police and every other kind of police we have in SF)?
Sleepless in Seattle Puzzled in Frisco
It looks like this:
So here’s a building from 2008:
And here’s how it looks these days – do you see that massive new white zone there?
So I guess if non-believers want to park there, they’ll need to learn this particular religion’s holy days.
In any event, this a more honest approach, compared with our SFMTA simply denying there’s an issue – that’s been its strategy from The Beginning all the way up to 2015…
Artist’s conception of so-called “LIDAR trucks” in action. We’re through the looking-glass, people:
All the deets:
Oh, I have apologized properly yet?
All right, I’ll say “sorry” again.
I couldn’t really tell where it started and where it ended yesterday – all number of blocks were blocked off for one reason or another. Hey, what if Sunday Streets changed the map and just used up a single street? There’s an idea.
Hey now, Airbnb was there, trying to head off Prop F with all its billions:
(I think the logo looks better upside down.)
Here’s what’s going to happen – Prop F is going to pass, and then life will go on, and you’ll still be able to Airbnb, either as a tourist or as a room letter.
And then you’ll look back and say to yourself, you’ll say, “Boy, Airbnbing aint what it used to be…”
It’s a little small, huh, on a dreaded sunny day, of Winter 2015.
But the people who like it like it, certainly.
“Agricultural Institute of Marin is partnering with the Clement Street Merchants Association to bring the Inner Richmond San Francisco’s newest farmers market! Join us every Sunday from 9am to 2pm, on Clement Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues, year-round…”