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An Evening With Gary Snyder This Wednesday

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Book Events | Posted on 30-11-2013

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If you know anything about the beat generation scene for which San Francisco was a paramount backdrop, you know that Gary Snyder is a consummate legend in such circles. Snyder, a Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry, is one of only five writers who read at the legendary debut of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl.” He is known for his many volumes of thought-provoking poetry which explores nature, spirituality, nativeĀ  culture, and so much more.

What better place to see Snyder than at ground zero for beat culture, City Lights Bookstore (who has published nine volumes of Snyder’s writing) in San Francisco. Snyder will be reading on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 7:00 PM at City Lights. The event is free, so be sure to get there early as it is likely to fill up fast. This is an opportunity to see a real legend of poetry and beat generation culture, at no cost, and not one to be missed if you appreciate the written word and live in the Bay Area.

For more information on events in San Francisco, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Events homepage.

 

“Nightlife” at California Academy of Sciences

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Nightlife | Posted on 14-11-2013

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It is not everyday that you get to experience science, nature, creatures, drinking, music, and mingling among fellow curious San Franciscans all under one roof, but the California Academy of Sciences is making this happen every Thursday with their weekly “Nightlife” event. The event features a different theme every week and gives you a glimpse into the newest and most interesting projects of both CAA students and faculty and the San Francisco intellectual community at large.

The event takes place from 6 to 10 every Thursday and is 21+. Tickets are $10-$12. Cocktails are served and live music is provided to help set the mood for a social night of adult mingling; all of this while experiencing both the wonders of the academy’s many exciting exhibits and the special programming which changes weekly.

Whether you are a science nerd, interested in checking out some really interesting aquatic creatures up close, a generally intellectually curious person, or really even just an average Joe, you will be sure to delight in what the Academy has to offer each Thursday. Not to mention, most of us enjoy a good drink and the opportunity to mingle with like-minded local folks, so Nightlife at the Academy is a win-win in our books.

Check out the official website for the California Academy of Sciences for more information on weekly Nightlife programming, in addition to a list of the exhibits currently featured at the Academy. This stuff looks pretty impressive, and I’m sure looks a lot better in person with a cocktail or two in hand!

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

 

“Gourmet East Bay” 2013 This Saturday

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Drink Events, Food Events, Music Events | Posted on 31-10-2013

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This Saturday, November 2nd, foodies in San Francisco will have reason to celebrate as “Gourmet East Bay” will be hitting the city for 2013. Taking place at the Broadway Plaza shopping center in Walnut Creek, the event will feature 20 of the East Bay’s finest eateries offering up the best cuisine on their menus. There will also be eight featured wineries from Livermore, Napa, and Lodi, a featured brewery (Ale Industries), and Steeltown Coffee & Tea will be offering up the caffeinated goodness.

There will be spirits vendors mixing up fine cocktails, live music, and a raffle and silent auction featuring some quite exciting and lucrative prizes. On top of everything else, proceeds will go to support the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and Project Open Hand, making this an event with a conscience.

Tickets go for $60-$70, which is not a bad price at all considering the quality of food and drink to be available at this event. If you live in the Bay Area and love great cuisine and libations, you will not want to miss Gourmet East Bay 2013, taking place from 7:00-10:00 PM on November 2nd.

For more information on the culinary scene in San Francisco, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Dining page.

 

 

“Saturday Night Soul Party” in SF

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Music Events, Nightlife | Posted on 17-10-2013

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If you are looking for something seriously fun to do on the first and third Saturday of each month in San Francisco, hit up elbow room on Valencia for their twice-a-month “Saturday Night Soul Party” event. Popular Bay Area DJs such as Phengren, Paul Paul, and Pink Panzer (there seems to be a “P” theme going on here) spin obscure soul 45s from the classic Motown/Stax era that you likely have never heard unless you are a serious soul wax aficionado.

Wear formal attire like a cool cat from back in the day in the spirit of the retro-themed event and get in for $5, otherwise, the cover is $10. Not so bad for a night full of eclectic classic soul, dancing, and mingling among the chillest of San Franciscans. Hit up the Elbo Room’s website for more info on the event and other events going on at this popular San Francisco hotspot.

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

 

“Bikes to Books” Event This Sunday

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Book Events, Street Events | Posted on 03-10-2013

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jkalleyAnyone who knows anything about San Francisco knows that it is certainly a town known for its literary muscle, and this Sunday, October 6th there will be a great opportunity to celebrate San Francisco literary culture while getting a little exercise as San Fran cyclist and writer Nicole Gluckstern hosts “Bikes to Books.”

The event will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of twelve San Francisco streets being named after notable authors and artists of the likes of Jack Kerouac and Jack London. Gluckstern will be taking cyclists on a two-hour route connecting all 12 notable San Francisco streets. The infamous blogger Burrito Justice also created a map which is being published by City Lights bookstore showing the route annotated by relevant historic info related to the streets and their namesakes.

The ride ends at Jack Kerouac Alley and City Lights bookstore, where San Fran literary enthusiast Evan Karp will be hosting a map release party where samples will be read from the works of the authors for which the streets are named. The event starts at 10:30 AM at Jack London street. For more info on the proceedings, check out the Burrito Justice post regarding the event.

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Folsom Street Fair 2013 This Sunday

Posted by GPGarry | Posted in Festivals, Music Events | Posted on 25-09-2013

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It is that time of year again, and it is time for San Francisco’s legendary Folsom Street Fair, going down this Sunday, September 29 from 11 AM to 6 PM on Folsom Street. The Folsom Street Fair, experiencing its 30th anniversary with this year’s event is a truly defining festival in San Francisco and one of the more intrepid yearly public street events in the world.

If you are not familiar with the Folsom Street Fair, it is a celebration of BDSM and the “leather” gay subculture and is considered the largest fetish festival in the world. Even if you are not a part of these subcultures or particularly interested in them, many onlookers visit the festival each year just to take in the extravagant sight that it is to behold.

On top of all the usual kinky festivities, there will be a lot of excellent dance music at the fair, and plenty of after-parties and adjoining special events. Best of all, admission to the event is free with a minimal suggested donation. All proceeds go the fair’s beneficiaries, and those who give the suggested donation will receive two dollars off each drink purchase at the fair. For more info, click here.

For more info on annual events going on in San Francisco, please check out our Party Travel Hotspots San Francisco Events page.