Cacophony Society

01 Dec 2022

The World Renowned Bart Basel is Back!

San Francisco has a long tradition of strange, wonderful, DIY, street performance art.

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
15 Dec 2021

From Protest to Puke: The Debasement of SantaCon

For those who don’t participate, SantaCon is an annual spectacle, mildly disorienting and mostly foul. If you’ve ever seen a cluster of self-saboteurs in Santa costumes collectively heaving over a gutter or stumbling about in a daze, you’ve likely been privy to the awe-inspiring merriment of SantaCon.  As a writer

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
11 Jun 2021

Magic Lantern Film Series on Kerouac Alley: A Night of Cacophony

As North Beach awakens from its pandemic hibernation, Magic Lantern film events return to Kerouac Alley.  Lights, tables, chairs, and a screen transform this narrow street, between Vesuvio and City Lights, into a mesmerizing outdoor theater. On June 16th, filmmaker Steve Mobia and culture-jamming icon John Law—both survivors of the

P Segal - Bohemian Archivist 0
29 Mar 2018

How to do Easter Like a Proper Heathen in San Francisco

It’s Easter Sunday in San Francisco, which means there are gloriously unreligious and outrageously interesting events to attend.  There’s the legendary Hunky Jesus Contest in Golden Gate Park with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  There’s the incredibly juvenile and dangerously fun Big Wheel Races down Potrero Hill, and as luck

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
20 May 2016

New York was a Scary Wonderland in the 70s & 80s

Guest post by John Law (Founder of the Cacophony Society and Burning Man) All images By Camilo José Vergara and found on Mashable & All That is Interesting) When I recall what New York City was like when I visited and stayed there in the late 70s and early 80s sometimes

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
25 Aug 2015

Definitely Not In the Burning Man Survival Guide: Playa Romances

When you cross over into the Temporary Autonomous Zone that is Burning Man, you’re in another reality. For a week you’re unencumbered by any of the stuff that eats away at the joy of living, like bills, alarm clocks, money, bosses, exams, parking tickets, dress codes. It’s very liberating. And

P Segal - Bohemian Archivist 0
20 Apr 2015

A Guide to Alternative Communities Started in San Francisco

Some people run away to join the circus. Others run away to San Francisco. Those of us who live here know it’s actually the same thing.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
28 Mar 2015

The City That Was: Pranking Time Magazine with The Fantasia Protest

In The City That Was, Bohemian Archivist P Segal tells a weekly story of what you all missed: the days when artists, writers, musicians, and unemployed visionaries were playing hard in the city’s streets and paying the rent working part time. As April Fools’ Day approaches, I’m unavoidably reminded of my old friend

P Segal - Bohemian Archivist 0