Golden Gate Park
From Market St. to Ocean Beach, the San Francisco ‘Wiggle’ is a wonderful bike route that avoids all the hills and passes through some of the city’s most beautiful spots. I personally love to take this route on Sundays because that’s when Golden Gate Park closes some of its roads to cars so that bicycles and pedestrians get free rein. Sunday is also the day that delightful characters hold a roller disco dance party, Lindy in the Park has an all day swing dance sessions, and Park Chalet typically has live music on display.
Nothing prepared me for the number of High School students at Outside Lands on Friday. While in line to enter I heard one girl say to her friend, “I can’t wait to get inside, I’m going to make a guy buy me shots.”
There’s a bunch of fun, interesting, artsy extravaganzas happening all over San Francisco this July. The next couple weeks are garden parties, world class workshops, world records, opera auditions, and of course music, dancing & costumes all over the place. It’s time to get out there and mix it up with thousands of other beautiful bay area weirdos.
While out wandering around Golden Gate Park with my friend Kayla the other afternoon I came across a brilliant little art project. Somebody is putting googly eyes on statues in the park and it is absolutely incredible. The first one we found was in the Shakespeare Garden. Walking into the
Dolores Park is something special. Truly. It’s located at the perfect nexus of the Mission, the Castro, and Noe Valley in one of the warmest microclimates this city had to offer. The relaxed and welcoming vibe of a house party is unmatched anywhere else. So as much as I’d like
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is probably the whitest music festival in the Bay Area. But the lineup is not completely white performers! The are some outstanding African American, Latino and Native American acts booked for this weekend’s largest free music festival in the U.S. When you’ve grown tired of the soft-country
Some people refuse to stand for the national anthem because of an ugly-sounding “slave” lyric in the song’s little-known third stanza. But this ugly-sounding reference is actually on permanent display in Golden Gate Park, glorified for all time at the Francis Scott Key statue in the Music Concourse between the
If cutting the wire fence isn’t cutting it for you anymore, there are still a few places where you can watch Outside Lands 2016 for free. Golden Gate Park and the Outside Lands festival (this Friday through Sunday) have a few easily exploitable quirks that can provide you with all the Radiohead,