San Francisco always has events going on, from concerts to symphonies to protests to gallery openings to charity races. It would be exceptionally hard to keep track of all of these goings on if it weren’t for the great selection of resources made available to the public -and all for free.
If you live in the Bay Area or are just visiting for a short while, it always helps to keep an eye on the upcoming events in the city to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to check out a happening you are really into.
Check The Weekly Papers
The two local weekly papers in San Francisco always have an extensive listing of upcoming events, best of all, both are free both in the city and on the web. The San Francisco Bay Guardian has listings of upcoming political events and protests; theater shows; concerts; films; club happenings and other events that fail to fit in these categories. The SF Weekly has listings of concerts; movies; art gallery events; book-related happenings; museum exhibits; gay and lesbian meetings; theater shows and other events submitted to their publication.
Ask A City Guide
San Francisco City Guides provide free local tours of the city. These friendly residents are also very happy to help you answer any questions you have about the city, including what activities they may recommend doing during your trip.
The main City Guide booth is located at:
100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
If you’re looking to see what bands are in town, the best resource available is an extensive collection of Bay Area shows put together weekly by Steve Koepke and known simply as ‘The List.’ The list can be found in an easily accessible html version by visiting foopee.com and clicking on punk shows -note that the list is not limited to punk music though.
Visit SF Station
SFStation.com is a comprehensive website with listings all types of activities in the Bay Area. Here you can find upcoming events, top-rated restaurants, local band profiles, and more. This site check help you find just about anything related to shopping, eating or events.
Yelp.com is a great resource of reviews from cities across the globe. They started out of San Francisco though, so their listings here are some of the best. If you’re looking for upcoming events, you can check the forums and then take a look at the reviews of the location it is held at.
One great thing about Yelp is that you may avoid good events ruined by the venue. Even if you heard about the event from one of the other sources listed here, you can still check its location on Yelp to make sure it’s worth your time.
I am highly skeptical of a new Japanese trend that promises bigger breasts merely by using a new ring tone. In fact, I normally dismiss the concept of breast enlargement unless it involves cosmetic surgery.
The breast enlargement pills seem to be a fraud and they have some potentially dangerous side effects.
On the other hand, I’m not too quick to dismiss the concept of this cell phone ring tone that may grow women’s breast sizes by mentally reminding them of crying babies. The inventor isn’t a quack -he’s actually highly regarded in the Japanese scientific community. The logic behind his invention is somewhat reasonable as well. Women respond both physically and emotionally when they hear crying babies. Is it really that unbelievable that a ringtone that uses the same tones as a baby may stimulate a woman’s breast growth?
As I said, I’m highly skeptical, but the great thing is that this product is highly cheap and practically harmless to a woman’s health -so it’s a winning gamble to check it out. If you do, let me know if it works, because I think everyone would like a non-surgical option to breast enlargement.
If you just want to hear the ringtone, here it is.
Looking for some of the best cookies on earth? Happen to be around San Francisco? Have no fear, Hot Cookie is here!
Business: Hot Cookie
407 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Price: $ (Each $ represents a $5 increment)
Rating: 5 out of 5
You can smell the sweets from down the street and with flavors like cranberry, white-chocolate oatmeal and just good ol’ chocolate chip, whatever you’re in the mood for, Hot Cookie carries it. And they carry the best. And just in case you want a truly “Castro” experience, they have large macaroon cookies dipped in chocolate. -in the shape of penises. Personally, I recommend the chocolate chip peanut butter.
The cookies may seem a little expensive for just a cookie, but if you get the day old cookies, it’s about 3 for the price of one fresh one. The day old’s are slightly less moist and definitely don’t feel hot-out-of-the-oven like the brand new ones, but damn are they good.
Stop by this cute little cookie shack just once and you’ll see why so many San Franciscians can’t get enough of their Hot Cookies. And don’t worry, the do sell milk.
In the never ending quest of giving you a Cheapskate’s Handbook for a multitude of cities (you may have noticed it’s started with San Diego and San Francisco), allow me to introduce you to one of the most beautiful places to visit in all of San Francisco and one of the best free things to do in the city as well. The spot is also not known by many locals -let alone tourists, so it is relatively uncrowded, not to mention you’ll look really cool knowing about it. Plan to spend at least half a day here, as there is plenty to see and do. The Best Place in SF below
Maybe it’s just the fact that I don’t like being lied to, but this hotel was more of a disappointment than a number of roach motels I’ve stayed at. The hotel was found on Expedia and I booked it because it had a good location (right beside China Town) and offered tv and free wifi. More About Hotel Hell