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Free & Cheap Events & Things to Do in the San Francisco Bay Area

Free & Cheap Events & Things to Do in the San Francisco Bay Area
Sunday, April 13 Free McDonald’s Morning Coffee | Final Day In the never-ending fast food breakfast wars, McDonald’s is offering a free small coffee during breakfast hours from March 31 to April 13, 2014. The fast-food giant has struggled lately, and just got punked by Taco Bell’s new Waffle Taco breakfast campaign. The free coffee ... KUSF’s Rock’n'Swap Record Fair | USF

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Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by Maria Popova If you love maps as much as we do, the 13th book by author Rebecca Solnit‘ (of Wanderlust fame) will make you swoon. Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, out today, is a collection of 22 magnificent maps brimming with full-color whimsy that reveal the city in an entirely new light. The result of collaboration between 27 writers, cartographers, designers, artists and researchers, the book is an absolute treat regardless of your relationship, or lack thereof, with San Francisco.

Over 50 Hiking Trails Including Tahoe Rim Trail Adventure Park Orienteering Course for Hikers at Northstar-at-Tahoe This land navigation course combines learning map and compass skills with the enjoyment of hiking. After a lesson and practice course, you will be off to discover hidden control markers along Northstar's mountain trails and meadows. Course fee includes lesson, map and rental compass. Northstar-at-Tahoe SR 267 at Northstar Drive Truckee 100 Great Resources for Design Inspiration Finding inspiration is not always as simple as it sounds, whether you've been designing for years or only weeks. Below is a collection of 100 great web resources to find inspiration and direction on your next project, whether it be online or in print. These range from galleries of graphic and web design to online magazines and a few unconventional sources of inspiration. Keep reading to see our recommendations and then share your favorite sources of inspiration in the comments. Online Galleries

12 of the Best Burgers San Francisco This story is brought to you by the great people over at the Bold Italic. The Bold Italic is an online magazine, shop, and events hub in San Francisco. We celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of the city. The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, July 2013 - Eater 38 Open only for lunch, Polk Street’s old school joint still churns out the best crab, oysters and sourdough in town. Both neighborhood standby and destination restaurant, Nopa continues to grow admirably under Chef Jossel. Honorable mention to its little Mexican sis, Nopalito. James Beard-beloved chef Melissa Perello has given us Frances, an easy-going, timeless neighborhood nook, serving hearty, yet nuanced seasonal dinners.

Tango in S.F. Bay Area It's nearing 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and Valencia Street is quiet. Stores have shuttered, waiters are blowing out candles, parking spaces are plentiful. But for tango lovers, the night is just starting to ripen. An Argentine bandonéon tune floats out the door of El Valenciano, where the dance floor at the far end of the bar is a kaleidoscope of twirling flowered dresses. Friends and strangers alike hug tightly, cheeks pressed together in traditional salon tango style. The tango dance party, or milonga, will continue until 1 or 2 in the morning. Free Events The list below is our Featured Events. April 19, 2014 | Lake Tahoe Community College Parking Lot | 10:30 AM The 47th annual event will be hosted by the South Tahoe Optimist Club, which will hide 2,500 eggs throughout the parking lot near the college gym.More Information April 26, 2014 | Bijou Community Park | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Enjoy local live music and dance, swing through the Kid Zone to make some recycle-themed arts and crafts, or get your face painted, and be sure to support or wide array of educational booths and local vendorsMore Information Search results

42 Resources of Inspiration for Graphic Designers and Lovers of Design 42 Resources of Inspiration for Graphic Artists and Designers and Lovers of Design. 1. The Raster Group Top 10 Places for Photography in San Francisco One of the most common emails I get from readers is an email letting me know that they are coming to visit San Francisco and asking what I’d recommend that a visitor shoot while here on their trip. With that in mind, I thought I’d put together a post today of what I feel are the top 10 not to be missed photographic sites to shoot while you visit. To dig deeper into some of the things to shoot in the San Francisco Bay Area I’ve set up two collections on Flickr.