Julia Millay Walsh | November 21, 2011 4:30 pmIf you're looking for a nontraditional way to spend your Thanksgiving this year, or you just want to make post-pumpkin-pie plans, San Francisco has a lot to offer in terms of alternative engagements. From a sunrise festival to a wee-hour dance party, here are a few turkey-free fetes happening in SF on Thanksgiving day.Occupy Alcatraz
On Thanksgiving day in 1969, Alcatraz Island was the scene of another "Occupy" sit-in: a troop of Native Americans gained control of the island and demanded the land be returned to them, proclaiming that it belonged to their tribes, according to the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. The event, which lasted 19 months, brought attention to American Indian civil rights issues.Read More
Marisa Tom | November 26, 2010 7:55 amStart burning those 3,000 calories (the average amount consumed during Thanksgiving dinner) right off at one of the San Francisco Gold's Gym locations today (2301 Market St., 415-626-4488; 1001 Brannan St., 415-552-4653) — for free.
A lot of you might already be burning calories just by hitting the streets, wallet blazin'. But if you've opted to sit out Black Friday, then you're in luck.Read More