Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore takes place near City Lights; I think it might be a fictionalized version of it. The locations and people in this novel are described lovingly and with uncanny accuracy. It’s almost as good for immersing yourself as strolling through the area. Graphic designer protagonist Clay Jannon finds himself working in said […]
The SFGMC has recently updated their concert videos page with lots of new content, all containing harmonies that will send shivers up your spine. “Creep” becomes much more relatable in a chorus; perhaps this is why they generally perform happier songs. Show the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus some love!
Golden Gate Park has a dedicated page for its 150th anniversary concerts! I found Metallica‘s to be particularly sweet: self-aware, tongue-in-cheek humor I didn’t expect from an act so large. Show the Golden Gate Park concerts some love!
We watched this a few weeks into Shelter In Place, and I could not get over the emptiness of the Financial District. At the time, it seemed wildly inaccurate… but the joke appears to be on me. Roughly the last third of Sonic the Hedgehog takes place around a vacated Market Street, and I’m noting […]
Oakland Symphony has a page for videos of past and current performances! The archives update Fridays at six- an hour after this update will come out. It’s very easy to lose that amount of time on the site. I’m really impressed with the editing behind “This Land Is Your Land”, filmed from several homes and […]
The San Francisco Symphony’s Music Connects page features several concerts performed from home by the musicians. This is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears: the videos are edited almost exclusively on-beat, and the effect is almost as immersive as a live show. Show the San Francisco Symphony some love!
There’s nothing so singularly enjoyable as watching someone explain something they’re passionate about. The Long Now Foundation, I’ve noticed, has intensely dedicated members, and the best of their projects can be found on their YouTube channel. I grew up close enough to the La Brea Tar Pits to visit at least annually; Holocene mammals happen […]
I found the panels on the GLBT Historical Society’s Past Events page so moving that I could feel it in my bones. It’s rare to see public speakers being open and honest about the discrimination they face. My personal favorite was the video on Black LGBTQ leadership, which covered points that, as a white person, […]
2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the sea lions permanently residing at Pier 39! I was out there near the end of the Before Times, and they had a series of statues set up: sea lions painted like other sea creatures. I also walked by a claw game and saw a Superman plush that’s only […]