And by hunting, we really mean bison watching. The Clog isn’t the biggest zoo fan and we’re not particularly fond of animal-watching — after all, how exciting could it possibly be? But when it comes to bison, well … how many times in your life are you gonna sight buffalo? Yeah, that’s what we thought. read more »

2913089299_fb7656e685_zHardly Strictly Bluegrass may blur the lines between musical genres, but it is Definitely Absolutely free and Totally Utterly a musical goldmine, whether hardcore bluegrass or just skirting the edges.

The festival will be held this weekend in Speedway, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You might think, “Bluegrass? That’s not my thing. Sounds like country,” but you may want to rethink that, because it could be very much your thing – after all, did we mention it’s free? If read more »

AIDS WalkWith the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco only a couple of days away, we wanted to remind our readers that there are still plenty of ways to support this very important event. Here are a few tips that’ll help you raise money for the walk that benefits local AIDS foundations.

Bake sale – We don’t recommend that you look for any baking tips in our video of the week, but if you already have a solid recipe for some yummy goodies, a bake sale might be a nice way to get the money rolling in.

Playing for change – This being Berkeley, we know that you — or someone that you know — own some kind of musical instrument that can be used to collect a little money. Considering that Telegraph Avenue already has a long row of people asking for cash, a BART station might be a better way to go.

Facebook – Let all of your friends know that you’re walking for this great cause, right before you let them know that any donations they make will be tax-deductible.

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 17. You can drop off all the donations you received at the sign-up table on the eastern end of Golden Gate Park (through the Haight Street entrance).

If you feel like walking with a group of Cal students and alumni, there is still time to join the UC Berkeley fundraising team.

Image Source: jerekeys under Creative Commons
AIDS Walk San Francisco [site]
Earier: Take Back the ASUC

Maybe we would have been more impressed with this if we hadn’t just come from sharing air with, y’know, some of the most masterful uses of color the world has ever been (and will ever be) fortunate enough to see — from the fantastically-hued waters of Gauguin’s Tahiti to the deep blues and radiant yellows frolicking together in van Gogh’s night skies … Mmmm, van Gogh … Uh, sorry, where were we? Right, hey, look! Streetcolor yarn bombed across the Bay, too:

Yarn Bomb

That’s right, deYoung Museum. Streetcolor just yarn bombed you. Put that in your uppity “fine art” pipe and yarn smoke it. Er, whatever.

Image Source: Jill Cowan
Streetcolor’s Blog [Site]


Whoops, we meant the peaceful. As much as we’d love to say we came up with this witticism, you’d probably find out sooner or later what Power to the Peaceful is, mostly because this article is about the event…

Bare with us for a second, close your eyes, and mentally list 10 things your really, really like. Okay one thing we’re sure of is that free stuff was included in that list (and if it wasn’t, then what is wrong with you?! seriously). We bet you also thought of music, art, and action read more »

outside lands

Broke? Us too. Thankfully, we can all scratch “wallow in regret” off of our calendars this weekend; sure-to-be-riveting performances by bands-still-in-their-prime such as Built To Spill, Silversun Pickups, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band and, yes, Atmosphere shall not be missed! Our friends at YouTube have yanked the price tag off of the Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park and offered a slice of it, real gratis, via the interwebs right here.

However, it looks like if you want to catch the big names (Pearl Jam, Tom Jones, The Black Eyed Peas, TV on the Radio, M.I.A, Modest Mouse) you’re going to have to throw down cash and hop on BART … right now.

Image Source: jsampsonak under Creative Commons.
YouTube to Broadcast Outside Lands Festival Live [SFist]

be a booby hero!Nowadays, it seems that everyone and their mom is somehow affected by cancer. We hope that it directly affects neither you, nor your mom, but in any case, there are several ways you can do your part in the battle for the boobies.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

What: 5-Mile walk
When: Saturday, Oct. 18. Registration begins at 7 a.m., Rolling start between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Where: Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park

Walk, run, skip, jump, hop – whatever, we don’t really care. Just join in. read more »