The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs

The History of Rock 'n Roll in 10 Songs

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs??? Really? Curious? Totally.

In that case don’t miss what promises to be a fun (and FREE) evening with cultural critic, Rolling Stone columnist, and veteran musicologist Greil Marcus. He is discussing (flogging?) his new book, The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs.

Cyril Jordan of the Flamin’ Groovies’  (the band’s “Shake Some Action” kicks the book off) joins Marcus as he discusses (defends?) his choices as part of Pegasus Books’ First Person Singular reading series.  Continue reading

Celebrate Korea Day 2014 @ San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum

Koarea Day

Join San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum for Korea Day 2014 – a banquet of Korean culture.

The all day family friendly celebration includes free museum admission, tastings, hands-on art activities, talks, dance performances, and storytelling. Korea Day 2014 also includes special museum tours throughout the day highlighting different collections including the Gorgeous exhibit. 

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4 Tips for National Park Service’s Free Birthday Admission

Free Entry to Most National Parks in Honor of National Park Services Birthday

The Feds are celebrating the National Park Service’s birthday with free entry to most national parks.

Many of the national parks are driving distance from the Bay Area. Muir Woods is in our backyard. Talk about the perfect incentive to experience “America’s best idea” firsthand.

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Robin Williams Memorial Film Fest

Robin Williams Free Mini Film Fest

Robin Williams tragically took his own life on August 11, 2014. Most every one I know is in mourning. Hard not to love Robin Williams even if you only “knew” him from his body of work.

This weekend’s  Robin Williams Memorial Film Fest is a fitting and cathartic tribute for all of us struggling with this huge loss. Bring a friend, bring some tissues, and celebrate this beloved comic genius.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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Urban Air Market Dogpatch Summer Show

Urban Air Market Dogpatch Summer Show

Mark your calendar for Urban Air Market Dogpatch Summer Show. This well curated marketplace is filled with independent designers and artist.

Besides great shopping enjoy DIY crafts, live bands, art installations, photo booth mugging, face painting, and food truck eats.

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Yum San Francisco Street Food Festival 2014

SF Street Food Fest 2014

Prepare to eat your cart out at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. From  tacos to takoyaki this mile-long food fest owns the Bay Area’s culinary viewpoint – delectable diversity. Continue reading

Museum of Craft and Design Store Sale

Museum of Craft & Design

With a delightful selection of unique merch and specialty gifts selling for 20 to 40% off, the Museum of Craft and Design Store Sale is the perfect opportunity to treat someone special (like yourself!) to an artful gift.

Look for a distinctive selection of jewelry, home decor, toys, craft kits, books, and more. Continue reading