At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


Mandatory Weekend (exist) - 10

Sean Pyles | October 17, 2013 | Lifestyle Story City Life

Fukushima is Here

What: A human mural to raise awareness of the continuing damage and local impact of the Fukushima disaster.
Where: Ocean Beach, 200 yards north of where Fulton and the Great Highway intersect.
When: Saturday, October 19th from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM.
Cost: Suggested donation.
Why: To lie on a beach, piled up with strangers, to become part of a 100 foot-long human mural for Fukushima advocacy.

Treasure Island Music Festival

What: A weekend-long electronic music festival on the Bay Area's swankiest island.
Where: Treasure Island (natch)
When: Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Music starts at noon.
Cost: Tickets range in price from $85 for a basic one day ticket to $275 for a two day VIP pass. Oh, and parking is going to be an additional $40 per day, or you can buy the two-day deal for $70. Probably a good idea to take the bus.
Why: Beck. Real Estate. Major Lazer. A music festival on an island. Come on. Listen to our playlist here.

Final days of Litquake 2013

What: The finale of San Francisco's annual literary festival. See more than 800 authors and journalists in over 160 events at the West Coast's largest literary festival.
Where: As the name implies, Litquake can be felt all around the city, from bars to libraries to parks. Check the schedule to see where events are located.
When: Now until Saturday. Events start at 6 PM on Friday and 12:30 PM on Saturday.
Cost: Mostly free, though there are a few paid events.
Why: Because this city loves to read as much as it loves to drink (and it does so twice as much as other cities in the country). Did I mention there is a gin bar sponsored by Hendrick's?

San Francisco Trolley Dances

What: The 10th annual Trolley Dances! Take a ride on MUNI or a city trolley and perhaps you'll see a modern dance performance that will make you re-think your conceptions of dance and how you interact with your urban environment.
Where: There are 7 different locations around the city. Check the event website for one close to you.
When: Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 11 AM to 2:45 PM
Cost: $2 general admission, $.75 for children, seniors and people with disabilities.
Why: To see beautiful dancing in an unexpected place. Post-Modernism.

How to Sweet Talk a Shark with Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

What: The also-ran Presidential candidate and Former Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson will be swapping political war stories with Former Michigan Governor (and can't-run Presidential candidate) Jennifer Granholm.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.
When: Friday, October 18th at 7:30 AM (Breakfast included!)
Cost: $35 general admission, $25 for members.
Why: Both are seasoned political pros, and there's plenty of juicy topics to discuss this week.

Have feedback? Email us at
Follow us on Twitter @sanfranmag
Follow Sean Pyles on Twitter @SeanLoranPyles


Photography by: