Arts & Culture

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Brings Masses To GG ParkOne of the most celebrated music festivals in the Bay Area and the nation, the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass brings a free three-day celebration of music to Golden Gate Park this weekend.
Best Ways To Get Involved With Breast Cancer Awareness Month In The Bay AreaOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with tons of information to highlight not only the disease and the lives it affects, but also the opportunities to join in the efforts for education, research and funding. Awareness is a start to finding a cure to breast cancer one day soon.
Win Tickets To Odysseo by Cavalia + a Stay at The Fairmont San Jose!Register here for your chance to win a pair of VIP rendezvous tickets to Odysseo by Cavalia and a one-night stay at the Fairmont San Jose!
Lena Dunham Speaks Up For Independent BookstoresDunham has a new role — spokesperson for a national campaign on behalf of independent bookstores. The best-selling author and creator and star of "Girls" is backing "Indies First," a program conceived by Sherman Alexie...
Best Self-Defense Classes In San FranciscoA profile of five of the best self-defense businesses and classes in San Francisco...
Book Documents Standout Role Of Filipino DJs In Bay Area Music HistoryBeginning in the 1980's an explosion of mobile DJs, many of them young Filipinos, became community role models and widely-known for their skill and impact upon the local music scene.

Family & Pets

Internet Star 'Grumpy Cat' To Join Broadway Show 'Cats'Life will imitate art — or is it the other way around? — when internet sensation Grumpy Cat joins the cast of the Broadway musical "Cats" on Friday for what will likely be a feline-good moment.
Pet Waste Bag Program Aims To Convert SF Dog Poop Into CompostWaste bags that convert poop into compost are being made available to dog owners in San Francisco.
Best After-School Activities For Families In The Bay AreaThere's no shortage of indoor or outdoor activities around the Bay Area for the family after school. This might involve a scenic hike, learning a new skill, or checking out the latest movie from the comfort of a car.
10 Mustangs Trained By Inmates Up For Adoption Near SacramentoSeveral mustangs trained by inmates at the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center will be up for adoption on Saturday.
Latchkey Kids? 10 Safety Reminders For Parents When Children Are Home AloneSummer is over and school's in. But what about after school when latchkey kids are on their own -- home alone.
Best Parent-Child Activities Near San FranciscoThere are plenty of activities in San Francisco that cater to adults or children. Finding an activity that both the parent and child find enjoyable can be a challenge. Here are some of the best parent-child activities in San Francisco.

Food & Drink

Deftones To Launch 'Phantom Bride' BeerPhantom Bride IPA will be available on draft and in 22-oz. bottles...
McDonald’s Japan Unveils Chocolate Pumpkin FriesForget the Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte, McDonald's in Japan features Chocolate Pumpkin French Fries, reports Alice@97.3!
Foodie Chap Visits Chef John Griffiths At Bluestem BrasserieLiam met with Chef Griffiths at Bluestem for their Foodie Chap chat, where really good food and conviviality go hand in hand. Enjoy the conversation and the delish recipe here...
Eat.See.Play Weekend Guide: September 23-25The forecast is looking to huge warm-up and looks perfect for being out and about. A perfect time to Eat.See.Play in the Bay!
Ayesha Curry Cooks Up Career With New CookbookCurry just launched her first cookbook, "The Seasoned Life" and she cooks all the meals for her family — including daughters Riley and Ryan, without the help of a chef...
DOSA's Chef Anjan Mitra Serves Up Branzino For The Foodie ChapAnjan and I met in the DOSA on Fillmore kitchen recently for our Foodie Chap chat. Anjan made a dish now on the revamped menu "Branzino wrapped in Banana Leaf". Find the recipe is here..

Nightlife & Music

Indie-Rock Hero Celebrates Birthday With Special ShowsThe Chapel marks the 50th birthday of Pavement co-founder Spiral Stairs (aka Scott Kannberg) with two shows this weekend featuring his onetime bandmate Stephen Malkmus, his current group the Jicks and an impressive line-up of support acts.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Brings Masses To GG ParkOne of the most celebrated music festivals in the Bay Area and the nation, the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass brings a free three-day celebration of music to Golden Gate Park this weekend.
Eat.See.Play Weekend Guide: September 23-25The forecast is looking to huge warm-up and looks perfect for being out and about. A perfect time to Eat.See.Play in the Bay!
CBS SF Talks To Grupo Fantasma Guitarist Beto MartinezCBS SF recently caught up with guitarist Beto Martinez to talk about Grupo Fantasma's latest effort Problemas ahead of the band's show in Santa Cruz at Moe's Alley Saturday night.
5 Great Breakup Songs To Get You Through "Brangelina's" SplitYou're gonna get through this, Radio.com has your playlist...
CBS SF Talks To Oakland Metal Hero Matt PikeCBS SF recently talked to High on Fire and Sleep guitarist Matt Pike about playing Stinky's Al Fresco in San Francisco this weekend and plans to record new albums with both of his bands.

Shopping & Style

Best Custom Shirt Shops In The Bay AreaCustom T-shirts are a perfect avenue both for personal expression as well as for business marketing. Here are 5 of the Bay Area's top shops for custom t-shirt printing.
Best Pottery Shops In San FranciscoUnique gifts can be hard to find, but in San Francisco there are so many artists and craftsmen that make their goods accessible to the public. Pottery is one of those everyday wares that have beauty and function. Here are some of the best pottery shops in San Francisco where you can find local designs.
Best Places To Get A Makeover In The Bay AreaEveryone can benefit from a style upgrade, be it on hair, makeup or wardrobe. Here are five of the Bay Area's best companies that help clients revamp their look.
J.Crew Merchandise Soon Available At Nordstrom StoresStarting September 12, select items of J.Crew women's clothing and accessories will be available at 16 Nordstrom locations and online.
Ask An East Bay Expert: Preparing For Fall FashionFall is the season for fashion trends to be defined. The Bay Area has its own spin on trends due to a mix of micro-climates and individuality. The fall will be a nod to simple '70s style with modern minimalist styling of clothing and jewelry.
Kanye West Opens Temporary Pop-Up Shop In San FranciscoKanye's fashion brand has another ambitious development on tap for this weekend—21 pop-up stores around the globe, including here in the Bay Area...

Travel & Outdoors

Fly Away To Palawan Island, PhilippinesEnter here for your chance to win two round trip airline tickets to the ‘Best Island in the World’ – Palawan, Philippines!
7 Best Places To Ride A CamelGo on the adventure of a lifetime and hop on top of a camel adventure where you can see some amazing sites in some of the most remote regions of the world.
5 Best Hostels In The United KingdomThe best hostels in the United Kingdom also rank among the best in the world...
The Rocky Mountain's 5 Best ViewsDive into the beauty of the Rocky Mountains where you will enjoy breathtaking landscapes filled with massive mountains, native wildlife and luscious foliage.
Coast Guard Issues Water Safety Warning After Labor Day Weekend RescuesAcross the Bay Area, as more people flock to the water for Labor Day, Coast Guard officials are reminding folks about water safety.
Top 5 Tech Tours In Silicon ValleyFive must-see places in Silicon Valley that tne public can visit...

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