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Other Minds Festival Coming Up

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Festivals, Music Events, Nightlife | Posted on 26-02-2014


If you live in the Bay Area and love avant-garde music, there is no better opportunity to see the compositions of some of the top of avant-garde composers working today in concert than at the Other Minds Festival which will take place on February 28 and March 1, 2014 at the SF Jazz Center.

Other Minds is now in its 19th year, and it is one of the country’s longest-running and most relevant avant-garde music events. Each year, nine composers display some of their best work for discerning Bay Area fans of cutting-edge avant-garde composition.

This particular festival, unlike past installments, will feature all Bay Area composers, making it a unique event and one you will not want to miss if you take pride in local Bay Area music. The featured composers will include Mark Applebaum, John Bischoff, Donald Buchla, Joseph Byrd, Charles Celeste Hutchins, Myra Melford, Roscoe Mitchell, Wendy Reid, and John Schott, and their music will be performed by such excellent musicians as Alan Zimmerman (percussion), Sarah Cahill (piano), the Del Sol String Quartet, Dan Seamus (bass), John Hanes (drums), Tom Dambly (trumpet), and J.D. Parran, Vinny Golia, & Scott Robinson (bass saxophones).

For more information on the festival, including a complete program, and to purchase tickets, please check out the official website for the event.

If you want the skinny on the San Francisco nightlife scene, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.





Big Lebowski Party on Saturday

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Drink Events, Festivals, Nightlife | Posted on 13-02-2014


There are few movies in the history of cinema which have had the kind of cultural impact, particularly among the counterculture set, as The Big Lebowski. The film, which really needs no introduction, stars Jeff Bridges as “The Dude”; an eclectic, White Russian-drinking fellow who likes to bowl and marches to the beat of his own drummer.

Although the film is set in Los Angeles, it is a decidedly California-as-a-whole affair, meaning Northern California cats get down with The Dude too. This is evidenced by the Big Lebowski Party which has been taking place in San Francisco for over a decade, now on its 11th year. The event will be going down at 518 Valencia Gallery this year on the day after Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 15th.

The party will start at 8 PM, and will include things you would generally expect at a Big Lebowski affair, including plenty of White Russians, a Lebowski costume contest, and a 35mm screening of the classic Coen brothers film at midnight. It is $12 to get in and a 21+ event.

I don’t know that there is any film that much better exemplifies the Party Travel Hotspots aesthetic than The Big Lebowski, meaning you will definitely see us there getting our Dude on with our fellow SF Lebowski fanatics! Don’t miss it, and don’t forget where you got the inside scoop: PTH’s San Francisco Lowdown.

For more information on the San Francisco nightlife, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.


SF Beer Week 2014 Approaches

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Drink Events, Food Events, Nightlife | Posted on 02-02-2014


Anyone who knows craft beer knows that Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and the West Coast in general are the original hubs for American craft beer culture. It is only fitting that one of the countries best craft brew events, SF Beer Week, would be held in San Francisco.

From February 7th through 16th, the San Francisco Brewer’s Guild will be presenting SF Beer Week 2014, a veritable beer extravaganza taking place at various venues throughout the city. Not only will there be an opportunity to try out just about any  style of  beer imaginable, but there will also be meet and greets and discussions  with prominent brewers, food pairing events, demos, and educational classes on beer and brewing.

Check out the official website for SF Beer Week 2014 for a full listing of events, participating breweries, and more.

For information on the nightlife scene in San Francisco, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Nightlife page.