San Francisco Symphony Free Summer Concert

San Francisco Symphony Free Summer ConcertClassical music aficionado? More of a classical music neophyte? Somewhere between? No matter where you are on the classical music spectrum you are sure to have an enjoyable afternoon at the annual San Francisco Symphony Free Summer Concert.

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San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair


SF Vintage Paper FairHistory buffs, decorators and/or retro-revivalists, let the hunt begin. This weekend’s San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair is your chance to find some fun memorabilia or even an elusive hidden gem. Think Antiques Road Show find.

All types of curious, beautiful, and interesting old paper is for sale. Find every price range from real vintage postcards for a quarter to original advertising posters for serious scratch. Continue reading

Hops and History Round 2 With Discount Code

Hops and History

For a palate pleasing history lesson belly up to the bar for Hops and History Round 2.  This 2nd annual event features Bay Area craft beer tasting, historical talks, a panel discussion, home brewing demos, local food vendors, and historical West Coast brewing memorabilia.

Held in the 1874 San Francisco Mint, Hops and History Round 2 continues last year’s sold-out celebration of the unique history and bright future of brewing in the Bay Area.

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Amour Vert | Dear Creatures Sample Sales

Wardrobe Update @ Amour Vert & Dear Creatures Sample Sales

You know it’s time for a wardrobe update when you open your jam-packed closet and discover you have nothing to wear. Or at least nothing you want to wear. Don’t despair.

Today’s post - Amour Vert | Dear Creatures Sample Sales is just the ticket for wardrobe ennui. Great deals on great clothes. Ta ta nothing-to-wear-blues. Continue reading

SF Kidswear Sample Sale Delivers


SF Kidswear Sample Sale

The two-day SF Kidswear Sample Sale features fantastic discounts on designer baby clothes and great deals on kids clothes for girls and boys.

Samples include summer closeouts, perfect for our Indian Summer; the latest fall fashions; and some prior season clothing priced to move at 50- 70% off retail. Wow.

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Renegade Craft Fair Summer Market in San Francisco

Renegade Craft Fair

There are not too many cities that can carry off a craft fair with “Renegade” as its first name. Let’s face it, “renegade” connotes some big shoes to fill. Those more in the know (like dictionary authors) define renegade as “an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior.”

Sink your unconventional teeth into this — the Renegade Fair is over 250 crafts people showcasing a wide array of one-of-a-kind, limited-edition, and custom wares in a  variety of media. Vendors hail from all over to sell and showcase their handmade goods and original artwork. The fairs are held in select urban centers of creative indie-entrepreneurship. Besides San Francisco, the renegades show up in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, Austin, and London (UK).

Maybe not definition strict “renegade”  but definitely not your Mother’s craft fair. But do bring her because there is something for everyone. Lace up your kicks and head over to Fort Mason for today’s deal, the 7th Annual Renegade Craft Fair. Free admission! Continue reading

Berkeley Spark 2.0 Arts & Innovation Festival

Berkeley Spark 2.0 Arts & Innovation FestivalThe love child of an arts festival and science fair, inspired by Burning Man’s collaborative and artistic spirit, this weekend’s Berkeley Spark 2.0 Arts & Innovation Festival is in a class by itself.

Check out the interactive art installations, music,dance, Burning Man-esque clothing designers, handcrafted jewelers, films, experiential workshops, and innovative technology demonstrations. Several local Burning Man theme camps will participate, and fabricators from NIMBY will bring super cool artistic projects and rad mutant vehicles.

Prepare to be inspired (and drink mead) at this oh so Berkeley festival celebrating the arts and innovation.

Local innovators, designer, makers, hackers, and scientists will be on site sharing their ideas and designs with the Berkeley Community. – See more at:
Local innovators, designer, makers, hackers, and scientists will be on site sharing their ideas and designs with the Berkeley Community. – See more at:

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Playa Bound: Crucible’s Summer Open House


Playa Bound Crucible's Summer Open House

Burning for a taste of life on the Playa? You are in good company.

For Burning Man devotees the countdown for Burning Man 2014 began the moment they left the playa at Black Rock City on September 2, 2013. This year the Man burns on Aug 30, 2014. Or more specifically, as of the moment my fingers hit the keyboard, The Man burns in 4,534,037 seconds. I know because the countdown to Burning Man is easily available on the web, in several places, and several formats. No kidding.

Lest I be accused of being a poser, let me say right off I have never been to Burning Man. Hmm, would it cement my creed as a poser to say some of my best friends have been to Burning Man? That I have gazed in the eyes of many returnees with Playa Madness (a “[M]ental condition that occurs after being out in the Black Rock Desert for more than a week at a time.”). That I have seen (and enjoyed) Burning Man videos on YouTube? Okay, poser it is. But the Burning Man ethos, art, and community intrigue me.

Which leads to today’s post, Playa Bound: Crucible’s Summer Open House which IMHO is absolutely not just for the playa bound.

Catch fire performances and industrial art demos, check out exhibits of art headed to the playa. For those going to Burning Man get inspired to bring the gift of your own creativity to the desert with the help of The Crucible’s industrial art faculty. Continue reading

TOMS Warehouse Sale

Toms Warehouse Sale

Get ready to do a happy dance ’cause TOMS Warehouse Sale is coming to town. This is your chance to snap up Tom’s classic and trendy shoes plus sunglasses at eye-popping prices. And since the limit is 15 items per person, the good folks from TOMS are saving you from happiness overload… Continue reading