When the ancient Polynesians invented surfing, they often used a paddle to help them navigate. Fast-forward a few millennia, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, finds itself trendy again. Part of its increasing popularity is that standing upright allows surfers to spot waves more easily and thus catch more of them, multiplying the fun factor. Paddling back to the wave becomes less of a strain as well. The ability to cruise along on flat inland water, surveying the sights, is another advantage. Finally, its a good core workout. If youre sold on the idea, schedule an intro SUP lesson, free with board and paddle rental, and you may find yourself riding the waves like a Polynesian king.More
In the past 30 years, light artists have reimagined an art form that has always had the ability to turn the night sky, or a simple window, into luminescence. Last fall, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts turned its southern glass wall into a parade of sound-sensing lights, Lightswarm, that changes with the movements of nearby people and things. Future Cities Lab, the San Francisco design company behind Lightswarm, has originated another notable light sculpture. Located by the YBCA's steps at 701 Mission, Murmur Wall will light up in arresting ways as it incorporates local trending search engine results and social media postings. Onlookers can offer their own contributions, which will feed into the Murmur Wall's data stream and light up the sculpture. What's trending in San Francisco? If you're walking by the YBCA, you can see firsthand — at least through light patterns that reflect the city's volatile internet habits.
Murmur Wall debuts Thursday at 6 p.m. and continues through May 31, 2017, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. Free; 415-978-2700 or ybca.org. More
For someone who lives in the downtown corridor — all right, the Tenderloin — the idea of going to Ocean Beach for pizza is rife with potential pratfalls: high Uber fares, lengthy Muni trips, ever-present fog, jet lag.
As you are no doubt already aware, the members of LMFAO are complete and utter imbeciles. So the news that they are "thinking about" making a movie should horrify us all to our very core. Know this, everybody: They "have been putting [it] out into the universe for a minute." A whole minute! Think about the nightmare that could ensue if they think about it for five! Or 10! Or -- heaven forbid! -- 90! If they manage to pull this off, we will all suffer under their dayglo wrath. Thinking about the trailers alone makes us want to rip our own eyes out. We already know exactly what this thing would look like -- so here are our five predictions for the LMFAO movie.
1. Gimmicks, some more gimmicks, then even more gimmicks
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The one that's called Redfoo (yes, really) has said this about the potential movie: "You know how the etiquette is in movie theaters. 'Be quiet!' We might say, 'Everybody, right now! Tweet something!' during the movie. That might break the lines of the movie -- break the seventh wall. Or, 'Take a picture of what's on the screen right now and Tweet it out!' What if we did that in the movie? So we've got to really think about it before we do that stuff -- but that's what we're doing. We're thinking about that stuff. We've always got our pads and jotting down ideas."
A movie where the "characters" bark orders at the audience to use social networking sites? Wow -- that is so revolutionary! We haven't felt this good since Obama got elected!
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Truly, LMFAO puts the "wack" in "wacky." They try so hard that watching these clowns is about as much fun as watching a four-year-old trying to figure out how to play chess. We're pretty sure they'd go for a Dumb & Dumber vibe with musical interludes and dance numbers. We'd also put money on the fact that it will be a tale about them having to get to a show on time and all the crazy things that happen on the way to the venue. There will be at least one dumb bimbo they're chasing, and at least one scene where they have to win over bullies by being "hilarious." Please lord, may this project never happen.
3. Predictable and contrived "humor"
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Redfoo has said about the movie: "You might have to do some sit-ups and stuff [because] you might be laughing. You might have to stretch your stomach muscles." And, this is what's really alarming: When he says this, he believes he is already being funny. This kind of statement to an LMFAO member is downright hilarious. OMG! Stretching before a movie! Because it's, like, exercise! Because we are the wittiest humans alive! And you'll, like, bust a gut! LOLZ, y'all!
4. The worst acting you have ever seen
5. And, of course, really fucking irritating songs
Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'.
Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"