Fun in San Francisco

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Fun in San Francisco

Post by Rezl » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:43 am

I'm doing a weekend (this weekend) in San Francisco. Other that BM origin's, is there anything the city is known for (or kept secret) that I should check out?
I'm guessing nothing BM related is going on since the core is already out setting things up, sp I'm not sure where else to look, or who better to ask. ^^

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Post by mdmf007 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:20 am

Theres some kick ass comedy clubs. Joe Rogan is playing on Saturday. Theres no lack of stuff todo in SF

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:18 pm

Check out the Squidlist.

http://laughingsquid.com/

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Post by StevenGoodman » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:26 pm

Flaming Lotus Girls are looking for help to finish their art project. At the Box Shop, down near Hunter's Point somewhere.

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Playawaste Raiders and Megaton Bar and Grill

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Post by misfit » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:45 pm

Be happy while you're living, For you're a long time dead.

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Post by gyre » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:30 pm

Probably a lot of projects going on if you want to do that.

There is a complete lighthouse lens at the museum by the wharf.
Taking a ride out in the bay is worth doing.
Don't forget a coat.
Chico's Pizza has a great special, very spicy.
There is a bar disguised as a hidden speakeasy.

Just enjoy the weather.
100 here, probably in danger of 80 there.

Many camping stores, including outlets.

Don't forget to visit the llc office and annoy them.
Now that everything is set, they are probably bored.

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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:38 pm

We are having a Burner-ish party in Oakland this Saturday the 8th. Anyone is more than welcome to roll out. Multiple rooms of music, outdoor area, fire pit, full bar... We will be throwing these events once to twice a month at our new space over there. For info please IM, PM or email me... Dont miss it... :lol:
-AJ )'(

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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:07 am

My mistake... Friday the 8th...
-AJ )'(

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Post by TomServo » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:12 am

Oaktown??? my old home!

rezl..Was gonna mention the Crowbar..in SF.but no longer exists..miss that bar!
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:01 pm

sounds like a kick ass plan. cant make this one, but would love to be at the next one!!!

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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:34 am

Yea I fuckin miss that bar... My girl works the stripper clothing store across the street from there... I used to go over to Crow Bar and play air hockey all the time... It was like the only place with an air hockey table in the city... Miss that place... :?
-AJ )'(

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Post by Firmwood » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:32 pm

Yea, the squidlist is a good jumping off point for things to do (you can find it in the menu bar of that site Ugly Dougly posted.

Also for most mainstream faire try www.sfstation.com or www.going.com

Most people I know are arse deep in Burning Man prep at the moment, but there's a few events that have caught my eye this weekend,

World Hoop Day
US Air Guitar Finals
House of OM Tour - Mission Rock

As far as an average weekend in the city, do these things...

-Hang out at Dolores Park, take in the view both in and outside the park.
-Go up Coit Tower.
-Avoid Fishermans Warf like the plague.
-Visit the Exploretorium, pretend to be 6 again.
-See the Chihuly exihibit at the De Young and Explore the GG Park.
-Go across the bridge to Marin and be reminded that humans can create large scale beauty.
-Wait in line for at least 2hrs to see the Frida Kahlo at the SFMOMA
-The Speakeasy mentioned before is called Burbon and Branch, it's in the Tenderloin (sketchy central) but worth a visit for shits and giggles, to get in without a booking just say the word 'books' at the door and they'll escort you into the Library.
-See the murals at the Mission (Womans building and Balmy Ally are good choices).
-Go to the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building on Saturday morning - Mmm mm
-Thrift store shopping in the Upper Haight, so much shit, so many gems.
-Grab a beer at Toronado in the Lower Haight.
-Grab a beer and a burger, if the weather is beautiful, at Zeitguist in the Mission.

I'm sure i've missed a shit ton of things, but that's all that springs to mind.

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Post by gyre » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:16 pm

Be sure to go by Golden Gate Park and tip mimes.
They never complain.

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