Posts tagged ‘San Francisco’

September 4, 2011

Today in SF CA: HUG A HUNK! Benefiting the Trevor Project at The Edge

by Accidental Bear

San Francisco’s bar The Edge will be hosting HUG A HUNK today, Sunday the 4th, benefiting The Trevor Project. This will also will be a platform for Ms Kylie Minono to continue her climb to become  Grand Duchess of San Francisco. This will be the perfect opportunity to go to a bar on sunday, help out a great cause and nestle up and get gratuitous man hugs from some hunks!

Join Kylie Minono as she continues her campaign for Grand Duchess of San Francisco and support the TREVOR PROJECT!
– Have your picture taken with the huggable HUNKS!

– Fierce show at 5 with your emcees, Sisters Eve Volution and Pat N’Leather bringing their Sister magic.

Open show, so bring a CD and show us what you have to support Trevor Project.

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September 2, 2011

CUTE TANK by San Francisco’s Own Lucas Ringhofer and Eden Slezin

by Accidental Bear

Having a tank top on is one step closer to being nude, think about it men. What I love about tanks is that they are celebrated by every demographic of queers. Muscles gays can show off their guns, bears can high light their fuzzy shoulder, backs and chests, twinks can reach in the sides and play their rib cage like a xylophone and finally those with an armpit fetish, need I say more. Eden Slezin and Lucas Ringhofer have got this so right on, with a plethora of cool designs and patterns. I think they might have had you in mind.

 

On Sunday September 4th, at 12pm to 3pm.

 Sui GENERIS “ille” are happy to Launch the line of Tank tops of their good friends Lucas and Eden

Please stop by say hello, have a Margarita, try on a CUTE TANK top and take it home!  Eden & Lucas with all their mounds of good looks and charm will be there as your host for the event.

The Margaritas are sponsored by BOUNCE at REBEL on Market Street in SF.  They hope to see you at the  after party at BOUNCE. 3pm to 7pm.

See all the styles that will be present at Sui Generis for Sept online as well at www.cutetank.com

September 2, 2011

San Francisco Zine Fest 2011: September 3 & 4

by Accidental Bear

BONUS: Wuvable Oaf will be tabling at the tenth SF Zinefest, this Saturday and Sunday! Stop by and say howdy…they’ll have their full range of stuff (including the new comic and prints) at their new, redesigned booth! Best part: IT’S FREE!!!

Zine Fest 2011: September 3 & 4

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing, from zines and comics to art books and beyond. The Zine Fest serves as a vital showcase of the diversity, creativity, and ongoing exuberance of the small-press movement. Our exhibitors range from established small-press publishing houses including RE/Search Publications, Microcosm, AK Press, Sparkplug Comics, and Tugboat Press to first time self-publishers and creators. Writers, cartoonists, crafters, illustrators, printmakers, and all manner of artists use the SFZF as a unique venue to sell, trade, and otherwise share their work with an ever-growing audience.


This year’s SFZF will be the largest yet, with many more exhibitors, along with more workshops, panels, and special events! The Festival takes place on Labor Day Weekend, September 3 + 4, 2011 at the San Francisco County Fair Building, in Golden Gate Park. As always, the Zine Fest is FREE and open to the public! Over 150 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work with over three thousand attendees.

September 1, 2011

SF CA: Personalities-Recent Photographs by Arturo Cosenza

by Accidental Bear

Hot men in underwear, feeding dogs raw hotdogs. I am so there!

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9th, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Arturo Cosenza is a San Francisco-based photographer whose recent work is a collection of portraits of local ‘personalities’, such as Phatima and Suppository Spelling. This work marks a new approach in his portraiture style exploring qualities of fantasy and fiction while maintaining a subtle intensity to the subject. Cosenza deems his work to be a collaboration with his subject with the sole intention of allowing unscripted creativity to come through in the process. He says his approach is a direct antidote to the current economic doldrums, “with so many people out of work, we need to have a creative outlet to make something with all the time we have, to bring the City back to life!” Arturo has been living in San Francisco for 16 years. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute.

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August 26, 2011

Accidental Bear Teams up with Celebrity Personal Trainer Johnny Pearman for a Series of Fitness Videos

by Accidental Bear

The night before my meeting with personal trainer Johnny Pearman was a restless night of sleep. Fitness for most can be that pink elephant in the room that you just do not want to acknowledge. You know you should pet it more and take better care of it, but chose to ignore it. So, meeting Johnny was like meeting this pink elephant, face to face. The plan of attack was to tackle fitness and workout myths and to get Johnny to reveal some secrets of the trade.

Johnny exudes a bright light and even before our initial meet-and-greet handshake, I was a fan. Once I got past his movie star good looks and his make-you-weak-in-the-knees Kentucky charm I found a well seasoned athlete that knows fitness and well-being inside and out. His training techniques are gentle and effective and he will deflect any negative thoughts or feeling you may be having regarding your own personal faults, with helpful tips in terms that are easy to understand and relate to.

Find Johnny on FACEBOOK and don’t forget to √ like

About the awesome Johnny Pearman

Johnny’s path into the fitness industry started at a young age. Pitching hay bails during the hot, humid summers of Kentucky and hammering nails into new homes fostered a physically driven lifestyle, and an appreciation for hard work and tangible, visible results. Johnny earned his B.A. in Exercise Science and Philosophy at Western Kentucky University before moving to San Francisco, California. In San Francisco, Johnny picked up gymnastics and studied with a Spanish Gold Medalist at Stanford. Johnny then moved to Spain, where he studied Spanish at the University of Alicante. While living in Spain he trained for his first half-marathon that he later ran in Sweden. Next, Johnny lived in Costa Rica and taught TRX classes for a Detox Resort. From the success of his instruction Johnny was invited to Indiana to teach at the Elk Ridge Resort. Coming back to San Francisco, California Johnny joined Virtual Active as the video instructor and program designer for their interactive running and hiking videos. Between hiking and trail running Johnny loves to train his clients in the city. johnnypearmanfitness.blogspot.com

August 22, 2011

SF CA: Art for AIDS Celebrates 15th Anniversary Supporting UCSF AIDS Health Project| September 23, 2011

by Accidental Bear

Rex Ray, Untitled, 16”x16, resin panel

Art for AIDS celebrates 15th Anniversary Supporting UCSF AIDS Health Project with “Phantom” Star and Artist, Franc D’Ambrosio on September 23, 2011. San Francisco, CA—The UCSF AIDS Health Project announced the 15th annual Art for AIDS auction will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011, 6:00–9:00 PM. More than 700 supporters are expected to converge at The Galleria in the San Francisco Design Center to celebrate Art for AIDS 2011, benefiting the UCSF AIDS Health Project. This year, “Phantom of the Opera” star, and donating artist Franc D’Ambrosio will open the event with a special performance.

FRANC D’AMBROSIO

Unifying emerging and established artists, galleries and collectors, Art for AIDS is San Francisco’s premier art auction, bringing the Bay Area art community together to support Bay Area residents living with HIV/AIDS.

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August 18, 2011

Farm Fresh News: SF Blogger Plans Target Boycott, Two Armed Robberies Near SF Castro, Computer Chips Mimic Human Brain…

by Accidental Bear

SF blogger plans Target boycott

One Target store is already under construction in San Francisco and another is on its way, but gay activists and marriage equality supporters like Roy Steele will not be part of the welcoming committee. Steele, a gay Christian man who lives in the Lower Haight, has initiated a nationwide boycott of Target and a legion of other retailers who subscribe to the Christian Values Network. “When I saw Target on the list of companies on the CVN website I was unhappy. I thought they had learned,” Steele told the Bay Area Reporter.

SF CA: Two armed robberies reported near Castro

San Francisco police have reported two robberies involving a gun near the city’s largely gay Castro neighborhood last weekend. Police suspect the robberies were related. No injuries were reported in either case. According to police, the first incident occurred at about 3:25 a.m., Sunday, August 14. Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, said two men were walking near the 700 block of Castro Street when they heard two people running up behind them.  Esparza said the first victim turned around and saw both suspects, one with a “short, semi-automatic pistol” in his hand. The suspect approached the man and ordered him to hand over all his property.

Men sue Great America over ‘fags’ Photo

Two gay men are suing Great America three years after an employee of the Santa Clara amusement park reportedly attached the phrase “Were (sic) fags!” to a photo of them.

BREAKING: Obama Administration To Conduct Case-By-Case Review Of Active Deportations

The Obama administration has announced a new process to review all 300,000 active deportation cases to ensure that they are consistent with the nation’s enforcement priorities. The Departments of Homeland Security and Justice will form a working group that will consider deportations on a case-by-case basis and focus its resources and efforts on high priority targets — individuals who pose a threat to public safety and national security or repeat immigration law violators. And while the review won’t explicitly offer categorical relief for any single group — like bi-national same-sex couples, children who were brought to America at a young age, pregnant women, military veterans — the process could provide greater protection for these populations. LGBT families and same-sex couples will be considered as families and could benefit from the discretion of the working group.

T-Shirt Or Sweater? New Google Maps Feature Tells You

Google announced on Thursday that it has added a weather layer to its popular Google Maps tool, allowing users to instantly see current temperatures and weather conditions overlaid on its maps. In a blog post on the official Google blog, the company provides directions on how to use the new feature:

Experimental Computer Chips Mimic Human Brain

Ibm Synapse(SAN FRANCISCO) — Computers, like humans, can learn. But when Google tries to fill in your search box based only on a few keystrokes, or your iPhone predicts words as you type a text message, it’s only a narrow mimicry of what the human brain is capable. The challenge in training a computer to behave like a human brain is technological and physiological, testing the limits of computer and brain science. But researchers from IBM Corp. say they’ve made a key step toward combining the two worlds.

Gun Makers Set Sights On Female Buyers

For years, gun stores were predominantly patronized by men. But these days, shooting ranges and shops selling firearms are seeing more female customers than ever before,Pink and purple handguns are for sale at Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, N.C. Gun store owners reported a 73 percent increase in female customers in  2009 from the year before — a  trend reflected by the growing number of guns made just for women. and that has them changing the way they do business. In one brand-new shooting range at Eagle Gun in Concord, N.C., shots from Sharon Skoff’s handgun boom behind glass that separates the range from the rest of the shop. “I just refuse to be a victim if I possibly can in life,” Skoff says. “I actually went and got my concealed permit a couple months ago so I can carry.”



August 15, 2011

Video| Hugh Leeman + JR for The Inside Out Project: SF CA

by Accidental Bear

hughleemanJR Video| Hugh Leeman + JR for The Inside Out Project

Is this what ‘they’ mean by painting the town red? “Inside Out” is a large-scale art project where the subjects were  also the participants. Hugh Leeman, whose artistic works often focus on those who exist at the periphery of society rather than those who are part of the socioeconomic middle class, reached out to JR for this project, and the result is a collaborative mural residing at 606 Ellis Street in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The mural features photographs taken by the artists themselves, as well as by the subjects of one another.(curatedmag.com)

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August 14, 2011

Mad Respect: Open Hand Founder Ruth Brinker Dies at the Young Age of 89

by Accidental Bear

Ruth Brinker was a visionary and fought off ignorance and fear of HIV in the very early years of the disease. Few people get all my respect, but today I put in all with my thoughts of Ruth. RIP you lovely lady. I blow you a big kiss.  A B

(B.A.R.) Ruth Brinker, the retired grandmother who in 1985 started delivering meals to people living with AIDS and went on to found Project Open Hand, died Monday, August 8 at the Eden Villa Assisted Living Facility in San Francisco. She was 89.

She died after a series of strokes and the effects of vascular illness, the agency said in a statement.

Ms. Brinker, who had retired from a career in food services, heard about a neighbor who had died of AIDS. She was shocked to discover that malnutrition was as much a cause of her neighbor’s death as the illness itself, and started preparing meals in her kitchen and delivering them to seven people, according to a statement on Project Open Hand’s website. Soon, of course, that number grew and others came to help her cook and deliver hot, nutritious meals throughout San Francisco. 

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August 13, 2011

Whiskey Waxing Competition: Beard & Mustache Extravaganza in San Francisco’s North Beach 8/15

by Accidental Bear

Accidental Bear’s Mike Enders will be one of the three judges Monday evening for the competition portion of the evening. Not to be missed.

 

 Live Barbershop Quartet!!!

At Comstock Saloon
Monday August 15, 2011
7 PM Registration
8 PM Competition

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Welcome to the 2011 Whiskey Waxing Beard & Mustache Competition. Whiskey Waxing is a San Francisco Bay Area competition celebrating local hairy talent on the old Barbary Coast. Contestants judged on their form & ability to sip whiskey or tea. All sizes, shapes, and styles considered. It’s not the size of your sweep, but the shape of your broom!

August 13, 2011

Left Behind: Sculpture Walk by Chris Sollars: Artist & Beard Connoisseur

by Accidental Bear

Artist and beard connoisseur Chris Sollars takes one of his afternoon walks making public sculptures with found trash and debris on the streets of his San Francisco Mission neighborhood. Sollars documents the sculptures with photos and leaves them behind. Sollars is a collaborator along with Comstock Saloon here in San Francisco that will bring us Whiskey Waxing beard and mustache competition on Monday Aug 15, 2011. Bring your whiskers and sip whiskey. Sollar could be the poster child for Accidental Bear: Art, beard, style and a whole lot of spunk!

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    August 9, 2011

    Levi’s Vintage Clothing Double Breasted Parka

    by Accidental Bear

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     You may have flashbacks to 90’s pea coats but give it a fresh make over of a plaid lining, corduroy collar, two side flap pockets and horn buttons. This coat is most definitely worth arm wrestling your best friend over or stealing from some trick at a bar (I didn’t say that).

    (Studio Homme)

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    Levi’s Vintage Clothing

    Levi’s® Vintage Clothing represents the heart and soul of the American worker and is dedicated to capturing the authenticity and spirit in chronicling their origins and journeys. Levi’s Vintage Clothing is a brand developed by Levi’s® XX, an independent, creative division of Levi Strauss & Co.

    August 9, 2011

    SHAME: Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Attacked in the Castro SF CA

    by Accidental Bear
    Sister Rome (There's No Place Like Rome), one ...

    Not Sister in the attack

    Does it get any lower? Attacking a female nun. I suspect this was a lethal dose us alcohol and stupidity. None the less, worrisome that this happens in the ‘gay village.’ AB

    On Sunday, July 31, a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was assaulted and called a “faggot” during an early morning attack in the Castro district. The incident happened at around 2 a.m. According to the Bay Area Reporter, this is how the alleged hate crime went down.

    stoptheviolence.jpgThe Sister told police he was walking past The Crystal Way, 2335 Market Street, when he saw a woman and said, “Hello, my darling. How are you this evening?”The report says the woman responded by grabbing the Sister’s waist, pushing him, and yelling at him. The Sister was unsure what the woman said, but “does distinctly remember that the suspect called him a ‘faggot,’” the report says.

    The suspect then shoved the Sister again, knocking him into the window of 2337 Market Street (the address of the restaurant Blue) and causing him to fall, according to police. The woman then either punched or used an object to break The Crystal Way’s window before fleeing.

     

    The unidentified Sister went on to tell police he believed he was attacked “because of his sexual orientation and that he was dressed as a female nun.”

    No arrests have been made.

    In related news, the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, along with the Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP), and Triangle Martial Arts Association (TMAA), have helped form Stop The Violence, a campaign aimed at ending increasing violence in the Castro. The project helps distribute safety whistles, conducts personal safety seminars, and “take[s] any step necessary to make our communities safer.” Go here for more details.

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    August 9, 2011

    S.F. Gay Married Couple Loses Immigration Battle, Every Gay Loses

    by Accidental Bear

    As gays we are always in the game of 1 step forward two steps backwards. I think it should be made mandatory to look under the ugly masks of republicans to see if they are hiding any devil horns. We all should be sickened by this story. I feel like a good old fashion Harvey Milk riot should occur. AB

    via www.sfgate.com

    Citing the Defense of Marriage Act, the Obama administration denied immigration benefits to a married gay couple from San Francisco and ordered the expulsion of a man who is the primary caregiver to his AIDS-afflicted spouse.

    Bradford Wells, a U.S. citizen, and Anthony John Makk, a citizen of Australia, were married seven years ago in Massachusetts. They have lived together 19 years, mostly in an apartment in the Castro district. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied Makk’s application to be considered for permanent residency as a spouse of an American citizen, citing the 1996 law that denies all federal benefits to same-sex couples.

    The decision was issued July 26. Immigration Equality, a gay-rights group that is working with the couple, received the notice Friday and made it public Monday. Makk was ordered to depart the United States by Aug. 25. Makk is the sole caregiver for Wells, who has severe health problems.

    “I’m married just like any other married person in this country,” Wells said. “At this point, the government can come in and take my husband and deport him. It’s infuriating. It’s upsetting. I have no power, no right to keep my husband in this country. I love this country, I live here, I pay taxes and I have no right to share my home with the person I married.”

    Husband’s pleas READ HERE

    August 4, 2011

    SF CA Weiner News: Circumcision Ban Removed from Ballot

    by Accidental Bear

    Saying that the state regulates medical procedures, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi struck the controversial anti-circumcision proposition from the November ballot last week, ordering the head of the city’s Department of Elections to remove it.

    The proposition, which qualified for the ballot in May, sought to criminalize anyone practicing circumcision on boys under the age of 18 within San Francisco. Violations would result in a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment in county jail for up to one year, or both. MORE 

    via B.A.R.