Launch party tonight at Emerald Fish (1515 Vallejo St. at Polk), showcasing imported tabletop items, home décor, jewelry, accessories, and gifts from Italy, France, Pakistan, Korea, Germany, Morocco, and the ole U.S. of A. RSVP for a promo code for 15% off all items. See you there!
Fuck You All, a traveling exhibition of work by American photographer Glen Friedman — known for his photography of skateboarders and musicians like the Beastie Boys, Fugazi, Black Flag, etc. — arrives at 941Geary (just off of Polk Street) on Saturday and will run through Dec. 31. The exhibition will feature some unviewed collaborations between Friedman and media darling Shepard Fairey, who’s also made his mark in the area with his hot button Obama posters.
If you’re interested in this sort of “subculture,” you should definitely also check out the film Beautiful Losers, which highlights the work of many of Friedman and Fairey’s contemporaries.
Check out this awesome collection of photos from Flickr user edge211 of the Polk Street Giants celebrations on Polk Street Monday night — “pure joy and jubilation in the streets,” as he calls it.
Here’s my friend Erin Butner‘s video of Polk folk partying after the Giants’ win on Monday night. Congrats to the Giants and their boozehound fans!!
Thanks to one of my tweeps for passing this along. Mike “The Situation” of the infamous Jersey Shore will be signing bottles of Devotion Vodka this Saturday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Jug Shop in Russian Hill. It’s not April Fools’ Day so I think The Jug Shop (1590 Pacific Avenue at Polk) must be trying to spook the sh*t out of us. I might also add that Devotion Vodka’s director of West Coast sales, Johnny “Love” Metheny, lived just over the hill on Franklin Street near Lombard and has been spotted handing out Devotion wristbands to recent grads at Silver Clouds on Saturday nights. Now that’s devotion.
Speaking of New Jersey, I interviewed Jonathan Adler this week and the best quote to come out of it was: “[New Jersey] is a great place to be from because it gave me somewhere to want to crawl my way out of.” I myself am actually from New Jersey, so I am allowed to laugh at this . . . you West Coast people will get a whipping if you do.
I Know Alyssa Jones has some beautiful photos with from the Polk Street Blues Fest this weekend. From the fair ride attendant who was taking a mid-day snooze to the ponies only for riders 70 lbs. and under, her highlights offer a fun perspective on a festival that was more or less just like the rest of San Francisco’s neighborhood fairs. Check them out.