San Francisco is known all over as a popular tourist destination. With visitors from around the world seeking out famous landmarks, it can be tough to see the city's sights through the bustling crowds. For those seeking non-touristy places to visit in San Francisco, I have a few suggestions.
With its stunning natural beauty and a thriving arts and culture scene, the city has an abundance of things to do if you're on a budget or just saving for other indulgences.
He talks like he's some kind of analyst in the Sigmund Freud vein, lie down and let me look inside your underwear. For that's the drive for everything, he claims, talking to his pal fondling the mouth on a bottle of Corona.
To quote perennial RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Latrice Royale, "Oh, the shade of it all!" From other Drag Race winners to comic peers, when it comes to Bianca Del Rio's razor-sharp tongue, nobody's safe. This past weekend, the drag superstar had some choice words for LGBT icon Kathy Griffin.
There are plenty of film festivals scattered across North America, including a number devoted to silent film. The Denver Silent Film Festival, Kansas Silent Film Festival, and Toronto Silent Film Festival have all made their mark in recent years.
Later this month, locals will have to make a choice. Whether to see the latest earthquake disaster movie, San Andreas, or to see an early and possibly first ever feature film about the 1906 earthquake and fire, When the Earth Trembled, from 1913.
This year marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (or PPIE), the 1915 world's fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and trumpeted San Francisco's recovery from the ruinous earthquake and fire of 1906.
With so much to do in San Francisco, a visit to this west coast culture hub can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned traveler. From its many neighborhoods, hilltop vistas, foodie spots and beyond, this glorious city is basically the poster child for the United States.
Lava Mae, Spanish for "wash me," is delivering dignity one shower at a time. The organization has repurposed San Francisco's old diesel buses, adapting them into showers and bathrooms for the city's homeless.
Drag Race has always had its share of zany characters. After all, where else can a bedazzled styrofoam head become an international sensation? But even Season 6 standout Ornacia has nothing on the weirdness that is Tammie Brown.
Tree, by Julie Hebert, currently in its regional premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse through March 7 is a play about the family ties that link human beings regardless of skin color, sexual orientation or estrangement.
Good bye day. You've been so good to me I can hardly let you go. There's a tug of war going on between the dark sky and my sleepy eyes luring me to bed. Gazing out at the San Francisco skyline is making me high. Just let me look a little longer so I know this is real.
It made me realize that all those feelings of wanting a voice, wanting a change and wanting to be treated with respect were not so alien in California. People here believed they deserved certain rights and were not afraid to fight for them.
For good reason, the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival describes itself as an "international" event. The 2nd annual Festival once again features an impressive line-up of performers from Europe, Canada, and the United States, including the Bay Area.
This Saturday's San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a mixed bag. And that's perfectly okay, because the event's eclectic programming makes for a good point.