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Weekend Free-view: Hardly Strictly a Dull Time To Be Had Anywhere

Posted By Sophie Lee On Oct 1, 2010 @ 11:03 pm In Sandbox | Comments Disabled

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Hardly Strictly was crowded last year. It's going to be crowded again this year. Come on, it's free. Deal with it.

A weekly series on how to have an amazing weekend when you have no money (we’re telling you, it is possible).


The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival [1] returns in its 10th glorious iteration to Golden Gate Park all weekend! Check out SFist’s guide on who to see [2]. Tonight, the Del Sol String Quartet [3] brings their contemporary arrangements to the Berkeley Art Museum as part of their [email protected] series (free w/ a Cal ID). Also, Train is going to be at the Greek (for tips on how to see the show for free – okay, fine, you don’t really see anything this way but you can hear everything – check out the last Weekend Free-view [4]).

Also, believe it or not, a 24-hour Facebook hackathon [5] is taking place in Soda Hall’s Wozniak Lounge, starting with a tech talk at 5. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a bunch of engineers are spending their Friday night hacking away! There’s going to be an abundance of food, beverages, nerdiness, and the possibility of spectating for those less hacking-inclined.


Seeing as how there’s a day of celebration for just about everything, Oct. 2 is 24 Hour Comics Day [6]; Berkeley’s comic-book haven, Comic Relief [7], is celebrating [8]. On the festivals-with-narrowly-defined-subjects front, the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival [9] will feature readings from environmental-activist-naturalist-poets such as Pulitzer-Prize winning UC Berkeley professor and one-time US Poet Laureate Robert Hass among many others, as well as Barry Finnerty’s Jazz Roots Trio, an open reading, and a Strawberry Creek walk.

Also, Arcade Fire [10] is playing the Greek both this night and Sunday [11], while You are Plural [12] is bringing their exquisitely sorrowful indie tunes to the Beehive Market [13] (mentioned here last week [4]).


In Oakland, the 4th annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle [14] caps off a weekend-long celebration and exploration of graffiti at the Life is Living Festival [15], while the Castro Street Fair [16] in SF is sure to be a raucous, festive, and all-around jolly good time as all Castro happenings are when they don’t involve shootings [17] (of which we heartily disapprove). The theme is “Get Your Freak On” (of which we heartily approve).

Image source: Inkyhack [18] via Creative Commons

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URLs in this post:

[1] Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/

[2] SFist’s guide on who to see: http://sfist.com/2010/10/01/what_to_see_at_hardly_strictly_blue.php

[3] Del Sol String Quartet: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/late100110

[4] Weekend Free-view: http://clog.dailycal.org/2010/09/24/weekend-free-view-satisfy-fetishes-for-music-bikes-food-and-leather/

[5] 24-hour Facebook hackathon: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148195275206887&

[6] 24 Hour Comics Day: http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/

[7] Comic Relief: http://www.comicrelief.net/

[8] celebrating: http://clog.dailycal.org/?s=24-hour+comic+day

[9] Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival: http://www.poetryflash.org/WS09.html

[10] Arcade Fire: http://www.arcadefire.com/

[11] both this night and Sunday: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Arcade-Fire-tickets/artist/946978

[12] You are Plural: http://www.myspace.com/youareplural

[13] Beehive Market: http://www.thebeehivemarket.com/

[14] 4th annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle: http://oaklandlocal.com/event/2010/09/estria-invitational-graffiti-battle-and-come-conquer-graffiti-series

[15] Life is Living Festival: http://www.lifeisliving.org/

[16] Castro Street Fair: http://www.castrostreetfair.org/

[17] involve shootings: http://clog.dailycal.org/?s=castro+shooting

[18] Inkyhack: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkyhack/3984908371/

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