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Win a pass to How Weird Street Faire!

The 22nd annual phenomenon is celebrating Sun/12 with eight music stages, and tons of art and entertainment.

That wonderfully only-in-San-Francisco celebration, How Weird Street Faire, is returning Sunday, September 12 (all outdoors, vax cards and masks required) for its 22nd year—and we have five passes to give away! Be a part of the incredible art, music, and expression that keeps the heat of the city beating, and reconnect and dance with friends. The Faire takes place noon-8pm, centered around Howard and Second Streets.

TO win: send an email to marke@48hills.org with the subject “How Weird” by the Mon/6 at midnight. Winners will be chosen randomly and informed on Tue/7.

HOW WEIRD IS GATHERING THE TRIBES BACK TOGETHER AGAIN

The 22nd Annual How Weird Street Faire
“Eternal Return”
Sunday September 12, 2021
Noon to 8 pm
Centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco, Earth
For more information visit www.HowWeird.org
$11.11 / $22.22 / $30 in advance.

Featuring:
–    Eight stages of world-class electronic music, representing diverse
genres and styles.
–    Expanded Green Alley in a huge new location. How Weird will be the
first street fair to feature legal cannabis sales and consumption.
–    Expanded Art Alley in a new location, on Minna Street on both sides of
2nd Street, showcasing extreme creativity.
–    Unique and interesting vendors in the How Weird Marketplace, with new
styles and weird objects and delicious food and drinks.
–    The chance to see all your friends at one time, and reunite after a
long break.

Reconnect on the streets of San Francisco with the 22nd annual How Weird
Street Faire on September 12, 2021 from Noon to 8 pm. This unique event
takes place in the heart of the new downtown of San Francisco, centered at
Howard and 2nd Streets. Wear colorful costumes to the return of gatherings
and fun events in the streets.

This year’s theme is “Eternal Return.” It will be a celebration of our
ability to gather again, and all the things we used to love. Come dressed in
your weirdest costume yet! It’s been way too long since we’ve had an
occasion to wear weird outfits.

The How Weird Street Faire showcases some of the best electronic dance music
played on some of the world’s most advanced sound technology. Cutting-edge
artists from across the Bay Area provide an unforgettable dance experience.
For 2021, there will be music stages by Muti Music and Northern Nights,
Inorbit and Raindance, Opulent Temple and Opel, Temple Nightclub, Pulse SF,
Bootie Mashup and Heavy Petting Zoo, and Mountain Lion Hi-Fi. There will be
lots of different styles of music.

Green Alley will be located on Tehama Street this year, along with two very
large brand new areas filled with a world of cannabis. It will be the first
street fair with legal cannabis sales and consumption. Come learn and be
delighted. Green Alley is for those aged 21 and over only, with ID.

Art Alley will showcase the visual arts on both sides of Minna Street off of
2nd Street, with live and exhibited artwork, interactive pieces, and local
craft vendors. Stroll the legendary open air gallery, and be inspired by the
abundance of creativity in an expanded space. There will be visionary
artists from around the Bay Area.

Get a magic pass to enter the faire.

Magic Passes are $11.11 / $22.22 / $30 in advance, and are required for
entry. The “magic” part contains benefits, specials, fun activities, and
free goodies that come with the pass throughout the faire. Enjoy all that
the faire has to offer. All of the magic specials will be listed at
http://HowWeird.org/magic-passes.

There will be four entrances to the faire, located at:
●    Howard and 1st Streets
●    Howard and New Montgomery Streets
●    Folsom and 2nd Streets
●    Mission and 2nd Street

The How Weird Street Faire is a short walk from Market Street and the
Montgomery BART station, and next to the new Transbay Terminal. It is a
short walk to the Caltrain Station, and many MUNI lines. Public
transportation to the faire is strongly recommended, as parking near the
festival can be difficult.

How Weird is a celebration of peace, creativity, and weirdness. The faire
features music and art, a unique and quirky marketplace, and many memorable
performances.

How Weird welcomes all ages, and all types of people. The faire is
handicapped accessible. Glass bottles and weapons are not allowed in the
faire, and bags may be searched when entering. Please come to the faire with
an open mind, dancing shoes, and a colorful costume.

The faire is located in the SoMa district of San Francisco, what has become
the center of the technology industry for the city, and perhaps the world.
How Weird attracts many of the area’s innovative technologists and internet
pioneers. The area is also home to a large concentration of art galleries
and museums. How Weird attracts many types of artists and lovers of art and
culture. The faire, the area, and the participants represent the convergence
of art and technology, the fusion of creativity and possibilities. How Weird
encourages fresh perspectives and new ways of viewing the world.

The How Weird Street Faire is a world-renowned experience, one of the
eclectic things that make San Francisco such an exciting place. How Weird
was named one of the 10 Best Cultural Festivals in America by USA Today in
2019, and awarded SF Weekly’s Best of SF Award for “street fair that
continues to improve and blow our minds” in 2018.

A benefit for the nonprofit World Peace Through Technology Organization.

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of and benefit for the educational
nonprofit World Peace Through Technology Organization, showing the world
that peace is possible. The faire brings diverse people together to make
connections and find common ground. Dancing knows no boundaries or political
affiliation, and music, more than any other form of communication, is able
to transcend differences between people.

How Weird also supports other nonprofits and local charities. In the past
year, donations went to the Haight Ashbury Food Project, Art of Peace
Project, United Playaz, ARC San Francisco, ARC Solano, and Sunset Youth
Services. In addition, the faire supports the World Peace Through Technology
Organization’s own Immersive Learning Center (ILC) in Vallejo, which
provides STEAM educational opportunities to one of the least served
communities in California for free, six days a week. We are providing the
skills and understanding needed to use technology for the benefit of all.

See how fun peace can be at a place where people are free to express
themselves as they are, no matter how strange. It is a festival of
acceptance and appreciation of differences. And in these weird times, that
is needed more than ever.

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