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
Julia Millay Walsh | November 17, 2011 3:35 pmWhether you're needing a fashion fix, looking to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, or wanting to brush elbows with the art world's hippest crowd, there's a grand plan on the agenda for you in San Francisco this weekend. Come check out what's happening.
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Lizzie Fuhr | November 1, 2011 12:30 pmIf you're trying to get your fix of some quality music this Fall, November will be an absolute treat. It's a jam-packed month of sweet sounds in San Francisco. Whether you're into '90s alternative rock, the indie scene, or even modern funk, we've got you covered.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 11, 2011 9:15 amThe Nike Women's Marathon kicks off this Sunday, sending 20,000 women (and men) through the streets of San Francisco to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. If you haven't registered for the event, it's too late to sign up now, but you can still join in on some of the fun at two events this Friday!
Ladies-Only After-Hours Shop Night
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Julia Millay Walsh | October 10, 2011 11:40 amHead to the Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink (601 Eddy St., 415-776-1380) tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to join local VIPs for a celebrity pool toss in the name of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC).Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 5, 2011 4:15 pmWhat's a girl to do on a Wednesday night? Surely you can't saddle up to a snoozy wine bar three nights in a row. How about taking those dancin' shoes out for a spin?Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 5, 2011 8:00 amIt's like Christmas Eve around here. Except instead of reindeer, there are strapping military pilots flying overhead and navy ships docking in the bay — don't you love seamen? Yes, it's Fleet Week, the most wonderful time of year!Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 4, 2011 8:30 amIn addition to the Litquake events happening this month, there's also a host of celebrity book signings on the calendar to please all of you literati. Scratch that, it's OK if you're just in it for the celeb gawking: Black Sabbath and Chelsea Lately groupies, line right up. From medical memoirs to legendary cookbooks, come check out all the stellar book signings that are happening in San Francisco this month.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 3, 2011 12:20 pmSan Francisco's annual literary festival, Litquake, kicks off this Friday, Oct. 7, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 15, featuring more than 850 authors from the Bay Area, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, and Mexico in a host of events, panels, readings, and more throughout the city.Read More