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This sounds like a pretty awesome FREE event.  It’s almost too good to be true.  Luckily this is San Francisco, so magical things do happen on a daily basis.  Check out this press release.  Sorry I’m just cutting and pasting it but I’m swamped with work today:


The Honorable Mayor Gavin Newsom, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Rainbow World Fund invite you to the 5th Annual World Tree of Hope Official Tree Lighting Celebration.

Help us celebrate this unique symbol of global unity!

WHEN: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 '¢ 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

PERFORMANCES BY: Comedian Marga Gomez ● Emcee Donna Sachet ● Jan Wahl ● The San Francisco Boys Chorus ● a message of hope from atomic bomb survivor Rev. Nobuaki Hanaoka ● The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ● Singer Veronica Klaus accompanied by Tammy Hall

WHERE: San Francisco City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr.Carlton Goodlett Place (Polk & Grove Sts.) SF 94102

REFRESHMENTS: FREE wine●cocktails●sushi●hors d’oeuvres●sweets

COST: FREE admission


The World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall decorated with thousands of white origami cranes, each containing written notes of hope & peace from children and individuals from around the world. The tree is a gift from members of the LGBT community to the world – given to inspire hope and promote peace, love and humanitarianism.

Don’t forget to give YOUR wish wings and help decorate The World Tree of Hope, send us your wish:

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

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