You can also visit the Info Booth just south of the center clock tower to find out what's going at the faire. There will be signs and complete info from BeatsMe and people to answer your questions.
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It is written, that on the 13th day of the month of May in the year 2012, a celebration of peace will take place in the streets. Many people from all over the world dressed in colorful costumes will gather that day. There will be music and dancing, art and performances, crafts and food, and things that the ancients could only describe as "weird".
The 13th annual How Weird Street Faire will have 13 stages of music and performances spread throughout 13 city blocks. The theme is Time, in honor of this auspicious moment, as our society speeds up towards some point of profound importance.
There is a requested donation of $10 for the How Weird Street Faire. The full donation buys a Magic Sticker that is potentially worth many times that amount, with discounts at the faire bars and after parties, as well as many of the vendors. The Magic Sticker is how people can support the faire, while getting something back in return. There are some great deals for Magic Sticker holders this year, so make sure you get one at the gates when you arrive.
This year features dance music stages by Symbiosis, Raindance, Sunset Music, Forward SF, Opel, Opulent Temple, Muti Music, Temple Nightclub, Groove Garden, Enchanted Forest, SWAG, Happy Camp, Red Marines, Pulse, Pink Mammoth, SF House, Nu Funk Boutique, Strategik, Want It, and more.
New this year is the world's most interesting performance stage, hosted by members of Vau de Vire Society. There will also be a Beat Box Poetry stage on Natoma Street, and an entire alley of live and exhibited art on Minna Street.
How Weird is centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, in the heart of San Francisco's SoMa district. The faire goes on Howard between New Montgomery and 1st Street, and on 2nd Street between Mission and Folsom. Buses, trains, MUNI, and BART all come within a short walk to the faire. Plus there is free bike parking at New Montgomery and Howard, at the Main Entrance.
There are no glass bottles or outside alcohol allowed at the faire this year. Large bags will be searched at the gates. This is a city policy.
Come by the faire’s new Info Booth, at the center intersection, to find out about what’s going on at the faire, and receive a free gift! The Metta Center for Nonviolence will be educating people on peace and nonviolence, hosting discussions and answering questions. There will also be a free solar-powered cell phone charging station.
The How Weird Street Faire features vendors from around the world with unique and creative goods for sale. Come prepared to find some special clothing, jewelry, art, decorations, hula hoops, and much more throughout the faire. And there will be plenty of food and drinks. If you get a Magic Sticker, you can enjoy the many discounts and specials throughout the faire.
This year’s faire occurs on Mothers Day, which has its origins as a peace event. So in honor of Mothers Day, moms of all ages get a free Magic Sticker when arriving with their kids.
HOW WEIRD @ NIGHT
At night, the faire moves indoors to three beautiful venues at the faire site: Temple Nightclub, 111 Minna Gallery, and Harlot. Plus at Monarch located a few blocks away.
How Weird @ Night is only $10 each at all four venues (or $2 off with a Magic Sticker). The after parties are all 21 and over with ID.
HOW WEIRD @ TEMPLE
How Weird and Temple present a Dubstep & Electro After Party
Temple Nightclub – 540 Howard Street, San Francisco
HOW WEIRD @ HARLOT
Opel presents “You Can’t Stop Weird”
Harlot – 46 Minna Street, San Francisco
HOW WEIRD @ 111
Synchronize and Full Circle present a Psytrance After Party
111 Minna Gallery – 111 Minna Street, San Francisco
A Living Earth
HOW WEIRD @ MONARCH
Pink Mammoth and SFHouseMusic present RELOAD: How Weird After Party
Monarch – 101 6th Street, San Francisco
The How Weird Street Faire uses music to bring many different kinds of people together and create a common bond. We have found that dancing knows no boundaries or political affiliation. Music, more than any other form of communication, is able to transcend differences between people. It is through music and art that peace is always possible.
This year a new project will be launched at the faire, called Code4Peace, which will serve as a global portal for the creation and distribution of peace software. It will showcase new tools and solutions, host discussions and collaborations, be a source of education, and connect relevant organizations. In addition, there will be a series of Code4Peace events, that will bring programmers and peace workers together to create practical and valuable tools that can be used by people around the world. Code4Peace aims to harness the power of technology to bring peace to this planet, and to its inhabitants.
The How Weird Street Faire is a project of, and fundraiser for, the local non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization.