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Janet Jackson Flash MobJanet Jackson Flash Mob
By - posted 4/17/2011
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Janet Jackson (or “Ms. Jackson” as I call here) will be in San Francisco for two big shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. And both nights the Bay Area Flash Mob will be there to greet her with a choreographed flash mob dance outside the auditorium (no ticket needed) more...

50% Off Green Apple Books50% Off Green Apple Books
By - posted 4/11/2011
Deals

Green Apple Books of the Inner Richmond is our favorite local book store in the Bay Area. Check out the Yelp reviews and see that nearly 900 people agree with us with quotes like “My favorite used book store in the city. I want to hug it.” so we were super more...

Remembering 1906Remembering 1906
By - posted 4/11/2011
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When natural disasters strike faraway countries, distances suddenly shrink as our compassion grows. The tragedy that struck Japan is particularly rattling because of the San Francisco Bay Area’s own history with earthquakes beginning with the one 105 years ago that all but destroyed our nascent city at 5:12am on April 18, more...

Free Drive-In Movie NightFree Drive-In Movie Night
By - posted 4/11/2011
Free Movie Screenings

Thursday, April 14, 2011 is Free Drive-in Movie Night at the West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose – yes, it’s a good old fashioned drive in theater with double features every night. Gates open at 6pm, Films start at dusk. Arrive early! Free Movie Night more...

SF Refresh: April 16thSF Refresh: April 16th
By - posted 4/11/2011
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SF Refresh is six daylong citywide events that enable San Franciscans to receive free whole body care in community garden settings in 2011. Activities include: gardening classes, yoga, life coaching, meditation, trauma care, nutrition classes, massage, acupuncture, movement classes, preventative health care information and even bicycle-powered smoothies. The next SF more...

Win $50 Ike's Place Gift CardWin $50 Ike’s Place Gift Card
By - posted 4/11/2011
Eat & Drink

Ike’s Place, the most celebrated sandwich shop in the Bay Area celebrates their grand re-opening this week on 16th Street right across the street from their old shop in a bigger and better location. Yes, Ike’s is finally back in a permanent location so you can come get your more...

Free Ben & Jerry's DayFree Ben & Jerry’s Day
By - posted 4/10/2011
Eat & Drink

If you love ice cream, are super cheap and you don’t mind waiting in a looong line, then Ben & Jerry’s 33rd Free Cone Day (April 12, 2011) will be like Christmas to you. Scoop shops all across the country (including several in the Bay Area) will serve up more...

Win a W Hotel GetawayWin a W Hotel Getaway
By - posted 4/10/2011
Win Stuff

Win a mini-getaway in your very own town from W San Francisco and SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) including a one night stay, overnight parking, 2 “SIP” cards to enjoy in the XYZ Lounge, two tickets to the museum plus a $25 gift card to the SFMOMA more...

Games of NonchalanceGames of Nonchalance
By - posted 4/8/2011
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Jenna Kitchell finds a clue in a downtown San Francisco parking garage. It’s nearly impossible to describe the Games of Nonchalance without giving it all away. And that, in itself, says something about the kind of experience it offers: a chance to see the city as a pervasive playground. Players show more...

The Weekend in CheapThe Weekend in Cheap
By - posted 4/7/2011
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This weekend in San Francisco features a series of contrasts: thigh-burning hikes or street food gluttony & discount boozing; beautiful cherry blossoms or descend into chaos with highly literate anarchists. Only in San Francisco, right? Here’s our picks for our favorite five things to do this weekend – April 8-10, 2011. Friday, more...

Dosa Tuesdays for Tokyo Dosa Tuesdays for Tokyo
By - posted 4/4/2011
Eat & Drink

You’re always looking to save a buck but sometimes it’s time to save a life. To that end, the popular South Indian restaurant Dosa is hosting Tuesdays for Tokyo in April and giving all the profits from both locations to a relief effort in Japan‘s devastated northern coastline. [Details on “Tuesdays more...

Obscura Day 2011Obscura Day 2011
By - posted 4/4/2011
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Celebrating all that is weird and wonderful, Obscura Day on April 9, 2011, is an international day in 103 cities during which unusual places full of local hidden lore open their doors including several in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Find out about the wonderful books in the private more...

Come Sail AwayCome Sail Away
By - posted 4/1/2011
City Discoveries

When you’ve outgrown sloshball but you find hiking boring, have you ever thought of trying the outdoorsy, loose thrill of sailing and windsurfing in the San Francisco Bay? Thankfully, the non-profit Cal Sailing Club (CSC) on the Berkeley Marina has super reasonable membership rates (Think Netflix-type prices of about $20 to $25/month) more...

Virgin America: 20% Off Flights DealVirgin America: 20% Off Flights Deal
By - posted 4/1/2011
Deals

Sorry folks! Looks like Virgin America pulled the plug on this 20% off  deal prematurely on April 7th. Instead they are having a $59 fare sale good from SFO to LAX or to San Diego – details here (gotta book by Friday April 8th) To help celebrate the grand re-opening of more...

Monday Night NCAA Finals PartiesMonday Night NCAA Finals Parties
By - posted 4/1/2011
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Free Final Four BBQ at Northstar: Butler (+3.5) vs. UConn – It’s the final men’s college basketball game of the year, so go for broke and get yourself fed on a Monday night. Northstar cafe (don’t worry about the name “cafe,” it’s actually a full neighborhood bar with great $3 happy hour draughts) will more...