San Francisco is always a celebration — and this is just a taste of what one weekend day can bring. Blues, kazoos, artful dance, rising musicians, even an event that brings out 400,000 to showcase leather-clad accessories — it’s all a brilliant blend of all that makes the city shine. This day brought me to […]Read more "On any given Sunday"
Author Ken Winkler’s 40 year journey is richly shared in his latest book, “The Winter Line”. Here he talks to fellow writers and fans about his work, his inspiration, and his steps to success as part of the EEO office series “Spoken Words” in San Francisco, California. Winkler served in the Peace Corps twice – […]Read more "Writer of the Asian experience shares pearls of wisdom in SF"
With the sky as their canvas, professional kite fliers take to the Marina Green for The Family Day Kite Festival. There’s the Teddy Bear with his honey pot, a giant octopus, a whale, giant frogs – it’s one spectacular display of color. There’s something so peaceful about watching the giant figures dance on the horizon […]Read more "Art in the Sky"
As we prepare for the 2010 show, take a look back at 2009 — Altered Barbie celebrates the most creative doll in history. Artists love her and find so many ways to give her new form and meaning. There’s even Barbie Poetry night coming up this month. It’s an ‘only in San Francisco’ experience that’s […]Read more "Altered Barbie Exhibition Fascinates Everyone"
The Bay Area Argentine Tango Association encourages everyone to grab a partner and learn to dance. And they’ll teach you for free in the open air – whether it’s near the ocean or in the heart of Union Square! They’re hoofing it everywhere and bringing in incredibly talented performers to boot. I had the privilege […]Read more "Argentine Tango – Outside in the Open Air"
The Autumn Moon Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It’s a time to celebrate and remember the lore of Chang E – the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality. But the moon shines upon everyone. From moon cakes to ribbon dances, it’s a colorful array of rich […]Read more "Autumn Moon Festival – celebrating summer’s harvest"
The 12th Annual Power to the Peaceful festival in Golden Gate Park landed on a somber day in San Francisco — the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. But here it was all about unity and three days of believing we can build a better world. At a draw of 70,000, it is one of […]Read more "9/11 – a day of Peace and Unity"