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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.

Queer Girl City Guide: San Francisco By: Carissa and Erin click here for other queer girl city guides Here is the guide of guides for the city of cities. San Francisco is held on such a pedestal for us gays and while it’s true that the numbers of gays here are vast (something like 1 in 3 people are homos!) it’s easy to forget that it’s also just a big city with all kinds of people living in it. What makes it one of the best cities in the world, besides its natural beauty (guys, I’m serious, sometimes I catch a glimpse of the bay, and find myself breathless) is its diversity.

Best Restaurants in San Francisco, CA At the mention of San Francisco, many immediately conjure up images of its famed Golden Gate Bridge. Traversing the narrow entrance from the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco Bay, the bridge’s Art Deco styling and brilliant orange tone stand out against the deep blue waters. Each year more than 10 million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge, which has become one of the most photographed attractions in the San Francisco area. Three miles to the east is Alcatraz Island, infamous as a federal penitentiary from 1934 until 1963. Nicknamed “the Rock,” this tiny island boasts an enormous history. 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. 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.

The Awesome Foundation : About Us We are an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons.

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.