Flash Mob Moves in the Castro

Flash Mob paid tribute to Rhythm Nation this weekend with dancers donning black leather and powerful moves. The Castro was their encore destination in a day of street dance that stopped trains on the tracks.  The ‘F’ line had to pause for the four minute performance much to the delight of passengers.  Who are these impromptu…

Hitchcock’s Romance with San Francisco

Alfred Hitchcock made several movies with scenes in San Francisco — with lavish backdrops like the Flood Mansion in Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral, Mission Dolores, Union Square, Palace of the Legion of Honor and of course the Golden Gate Bridge.  One of his most memorable films shot here is Vertigo, made in 1957. Starring James…

Zoo Station Rocks San Francisco on St. Patrick’s Day

Zoo Station – a Bay area U2 tribute band – rolled through San Francisco on a flatbed to electrify the crowd at the tail end of the 161st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – and they were running on all cylinders. Dubbed “The Complete U2 Experience” vocalist Bonalmost (Joshua Fryvecind) has a remarkable resemblance to…

San Francisco’s Mayor Steps to Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets 2011 promises to be the longest season yet – with the street party offering up a double dose of entertainment in September.  It’s not yet on the website calendar, but organizers say September 18th will be the big day for Chinatown/North Beach.  There’s also a city-wide ping pong tournament about to be officially announced.…

The Many Vibes of Pride in San Francisco

Pride is as much for social butterflies as it is for wallflowers. It’s an explosion of color with moments of provocative and daring draped in family values, faith and corporate responsibility.   The show begins with a sea of motorcycles and thousands upon thousands of roaring spectators. There is that dash of flash, but it…

The Visual Artistry of Julie Michelle – Inside City Hall

Julie Michelle records San Francisco history by embracing the stories of strangers and bringing their words to life through inventive imagery.  Her photos celebrate the city spirit against cultural murals, vintage doorways, turn-of-the-century glass, and tile stairwells dripping with coral, indigo and parrot green.  She is in love with color, nature, design and all San…

Blazing a Path of Latin Jazz in San Francisco

JazzSabor is a labor of love.  A group of seasoned Bay Area musicians are performing in propulsive rhythm to a hot genre of Latin jazz.  Some of these artists once shared the stage with legendary drummers and bandleaders.  Today their talent takes on new dimension as they deliver a unique blend of Latin dance music.  Among…

San Francisco Street Vibes

  Sunday Streets is back in full force and performers here know how to work an audience. Strutting your stuff in is easy at the biggest block party in the city!  The streets are blocked off to cars, and there are endless choice spots to set up shop and take center stage.  All the way…

Buddha you were the Bomb – Tribute to Three Heads Six Arms

It didn’t seem like it should happen so soon.  SF Station still shows Three Heads Six Arms will be in place through the end of the year.  But last week the forklift came in and dismantled our precious Three Heads Six Arms and carried him out of the Civic Center Plaza.  The crews on the…

Flying Furniture – Fans Seek Meaning in SOMA Art Site

A remarkable display of 60’s-style furniture adhered to the outside of the abandoned Hugo Hotel in the SOMA district could stick around longer than expected.  The hotel was slated to soon be replaced by affordable housing — but proposed state budget cuts could delay plans.  The redevelopment project is now in jeopardy according to SF…