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Be Your Own MythBuster at TechShop
By - posted 10/19/2011
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Have you ever watched the guys work on MythBusters and wished you too could get your hands dirty? Ever combed through the awesome blueprints on Instructables and wished you could make your own badass Steampunk lamp? Ever longed for more than a glue gun in your craft-making kit? At the rescue more...

What’s Out There Weekend 2011
By - posted 9/14/2011
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Whether you’re a award-winning scholar or just a first-year architecture student, spend your weekend with the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s “What’s Out There Weekend” series, which features two full days of free expert guided tours highlighting the some of the city’s most mesmerizing modern landscapes on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, more...

How to Hitch a Ride to Burning Man
By - posted 8/16/2011
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In spirit of “communal effort” (not to mention saving cash), plan your journey to the playa by organizing a ride to Black Rock Desert through a new service called Burning Man Rides. Most people headed to the festival tend to ride-share, but it’s a huge logistical challenge finding someone going from your more...

FuncheapSF Wins “Best of SF” 2011!
By - posted 5/19/2011
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The SF Weekly has just put together their latest highlights of their favorite things about The City in their 2011 Best of San Francisco guide.  And boy were we surprised (and very excited) to turn to page 62 and see FuncheapSF honored as the “ Best Website For A Cheapskate more...

Neighborhood Walks Month
By - posted 5/10/2011
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Despite the hills, San Francisco remains an eminently walkable city if for no other reason than because of its rich history. Take advantage of the non-profit San Francisco City Guides, a group founded by volunteers in 1978 that gives over 60 different free walking tours with most of them year-round. But there are a more...

Come Sail Away
By - posted 4/1/2011
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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...

Urban Farming 101
By - posted 2/27/2011
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If you’ve ever donated some time to an urban farm, the sense of purpose you felt must have come with a little learning about the craft of food production. Here’s a chance to get deeper into that. For the third year in a row, Friends of Alemany Farm will be offering more...

A Circus That’s Really Underground
By - posted 11/25/2010
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You could say: San Francisco’s Circus Finelli is so underground it’s in a basement. But the truth is that the small ensemble of lady clowns that put on a bi-monthly show at Stage Werx offers the same old-world charm of performing arts as any marquee show in town but more...

A 19th Century Chop Shop
By - posted 11/9/2010
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Bookbinding is the art of physically assembling and sewing the pages and spine of a book by hand – a skill that was made more or less obsolete for the purpose of mass production of books with the dawning of the Industrial Revolution. The non-profit American Bookbinders Museum in the Mission more...

Where to Stop & Think
By - posted 11/1/2010
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San Francisco is full of beautiful vistas and iconic monuments, but how do you get away in the middle of all the chaos of the city? These are five places that are nestled within the city that are great places to go and wax philosophical with life’s big questions. >> What more...

SF’s Best Free Wi-Fi Spots
By - posted 11/1/2010
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Last fall, the Wall Street Journal reported on a sadly disturbing trend of coffee shops in New York City actually locking up their electrical outlets and pulling the plug on unlimited free wi-fi use for its customers. Thankfully (so far) there’s no sign of a mass wi-fi revolt in San Francisco. more...

Skate Before Haight
By - posted 10/1/2010
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Azikiwee Anderson may have once been a pro skater and an X-Games judge, but when he started up a new shop in the Lower Haight four years ago, he was looking for a bit of change. So don’t come to D-Structure expecting to load up on skate brands, boards or decks more...