GOLDEN GATE PARK
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival gives 40,000-60,000 ear-eager music fans a yearly opportunity to experience both music and art in one place. Atop the scattered stages you can find an abnormal yet effective line-up of musical artistry. Seeing a neighborhood cafe act lead into Erykah Badu was normal. The purgatory that lies between mega stardom and small-town-nobody is suddenly erased. Nor are any rules of artist seniority enforced. Divas mix amongst us normal folk, all egos aside, in the attempt to give awaiting fans what they're spending the weekend in San Francisco for: pure, raw musical talent. It didn't matter how many albums the artist sold --it only mattered if they were good. And to my surprise there weren't any "not so good acts" at this year's festival, which was held at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
When lunchtime rolls around, we don’t always have a lot of time to satisfy our hunger. The sandwich is the perfect go to lunch filler. With so many options to put between two slices of bread, you’ll never get bored. Here are a few great sandwich stops in San Francisco to throw your money at.
Arguello Market is the perfect place to stop if you want to grab something tasty before hopping over to Golden Gate Park for the afternoon. It has a plethora of hot and cold sandwiches, plus tasty side salads like macaroni and potato. Step right up to the deli counter and choose your favorite. If you have a hard time deciding between roast beef and chicken salad, try your hand at the world famous turkey sandwich on Dutch Crunch bread. It truly is a thing of beauty. The meat is juicy and carved to order. If you ask around town, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone that disagrees.
Lollapalooza:: August 5-7, Chicago, IL
This year marks Lollapalooza’s 20th anniversary on August 5-7 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. This music festival will be the granddaddy of all festivals this summer and the most extravagant birthday celebration to date. To help commemorate this phenomenal affair, acts such as Coldplay, Eminem, Damian Marley & Nas, The Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, and Deadmau5 top the Lolla lineup. Other top-tier artists include the Cars, Girl Talk, Kid Cudi, Crystal Castles, Ratatat, Collie Buddz, Deftones, and Pretty Lights. With over 130 performers, this is one birthday you won’t want to miss. Check out the full lineup here.
Everyone should start his or her day off right with a hearty breakfast. Put down that tired bowl of cereal for a change and try something that will warm you from the inside out. Healthy breakfast burritos will fill you up and won’t slow you down. Here are two places in San Francisco where you can get your breakfast on the run.
Velo Rouge Café is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Velo Rouge offers breakfast every day until 4:30 p.m. There can be quite the line in the morning, but the wait is surely worth it. You can get their Leipheimer Breakfast Burrito, filled with two eggs scrambled, black beans, potatoes, cheddar cheese, avocado, salsa, sour cream, with an option of adding bacon or sausage to the scramble. This hearty burrito only costs $6.95 and is served with chips and salsa.
Each year, the west coast is home to so many incredible music and arts festivals. Cochella, Burning Man, the Electric Daisy Carnival and more bring thousands upon thousands of people to their gates every year who want to be a part of something so much bigger than themselves.
San Francisco is home to one of these heavenly three-day weekends. The fourth annual Outside Lands Music Festival organizers have released the lineup for their Golden Gate Park festival, which is scheduled for August 12 to 14. The list of artists is better than ever and promises to be one hell of a rocking, sweaty, dirty good time. Along with the music, the festival will have a wine tasting event and an extensive selection of local food.
The only thing fierce about this fashion show are the models. The first-ever Vegan Fashion Show will take place this Saturday, October 2nd as the part of the 11th Annual World Vegetarian Festival. San Francisco will host the entire weekend of events at Golden Gate Park’s County Fair Building.
Emceed by Rory Freeman, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch, the show will feature designs by Pansy Maiden, Reco jeans, Lion's Share Industries, Vaute Couture, Melie Bianco, Cri de Coeur and the generously green designers of Mission Savvy .