Wondering what to do for fun this week? Feeling a little dead inside? Wake yourself up with an affordable event for each of the 5 senses!
HEAR: The Noise Pop Festival invades the city this week. It features over 100 local and big names bands but you probably can’t afford to go to more than one show (or any shows, for that matter. So here are the Broke Ass options. 1) The opening night party on Tuesday at Bender’s Bar, but you have to buy some dumb, overpriced Diesel shirt to get in for what they’re calling â€œfree.â€ 2) Four actually FREE 5pm Happy Hour shows at Bender’s on Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. 3) The â€œArt of Noiseâ€ exhibit at Project One (ongoing until Feb 28th) and â€œOutside the Crowdâ€ rock photography exhibit at Hotel Biron (ongoing until March 3rd).
A few FREE Noise Pop events
Tuesday, February 23rd-Monday, March 1st
Check out Stuart’s full list of all the FREE events
SMELL: This falls under the â€œsmellâ€ category because there’s nothing like the smell of popcorn, especially FREE popcorn, which can, in dire times, suffice as a super Broke Ass dinner. â€œCome enjoy an evening of stand-up comedy at Oakland’s historic Grand Lake Theater on Tuesday, February 23rd. Talented San Francisco comedians Abbey Jordan and Emily Heller will perform alongside Mikey Kampmann and Andrew Michaan, comedians from Portland, OR. They will all probably make you laugh! The performance will take place in the stunning 600 seat main auditorium, so be sure to bring 599 of your friends.â€ It’s been advertised as Rated-R. Rad.
Live Stand-Up Comedy at the Grand Lake Theater
Tuesday, February 23rd, 7-9pm
3200 Grand Ave [Oakland]
$5 plus FREE popcorn!
TASTE: My friend Mark Andrew Gravel of the Spotted Rooster will be serving up organic black bean tacos at this lecture/presentation/exhibition about the most quintessentially SF thing ever: taco trucks! Check out their website and facebook invite for details.
Thursday, February 25th, 7pm
Studio for Urban Projects
579 17th St. @ Dolores [the Mission]
$5-$15 suggested donation
TOUCH: Take your pick of locally-crafted/redesigned vintage clothing at the Taxi CDC Collective in the Mission. The vintage/crafts collective features some of your favorite Indie Mart vendors, plus tons of Taxi CDC wares on sale this Friday (40% off everything!!!). That night they’re also having an art opening with wine and home-baked goodies. Check out the Facebook invite.
Taxi CDC Super Sale Trunk Show
Friday, February 26th, 5-8pm
â€œCollectiveâ€ – 453 Valencia St. @ 15th St. [the Mission]
SEE: It is the perfect time to feast your eyes because Chinese New Year celebrations take place this weekend! The Community Street Fair will feature 150 booths, artisans, lion dancing, puppet shows, and a million more things, plus it’s the 20th anniversary so it’ll probably be epic.
Chinese New Year Community Street Fair
Saturday, February 27, 10am-4:30pm
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 9am-5 pm
Grant Avenue (from California to Pacific)
Pacific Avenue (from Kearny to Stockton)
Washington and Jackson Streets (from Kearny to Stockton)