Have you been to Contrada? If not, you are missing out on one of the best new spots in SF.
Located in the Marina, this beautifully designed restaurant offers delicious, Modern California Italian Cuisine, cocktails and a broad selection of wines to pair with your meal.
Starting the weekend of March 18, Contrada will be starting their weekend brunch. With unique items, like the California Caviar Co. Smoked Trout Roe Pizza, Short Rib Hash and House-Made Sausage w/ Polenta and Poached eggs, you won’t be disappointed. While you are there, be sure to grab a Bellini or a glass of the Spring Sangria…
If you decide to head over to Contrada this weekend, mention “crawlsf” when you arrive and you will receive a ticket for a COMPLIMENTARY BRUNCH COCKTAIL to get your day started right.
“The Stefano Ferrara wood-fire oven has pride of place at this stylish Italian restaurant and wine bar led by chef Jason Tuley (formerly of Restaurant Picco)—and it cooks pizzas in less than four minutes. Housemade pastas, local produce and meats round out the offering, all ready to be paired with small-production, sustainable Italian and Californian wines. The large, heated back patio will be the neighborhood’s new favorite spot.”
Sculpt a lean dancer’s body with these high-energy classes, which feature a unique combination of barre exercises, Pilates and light weight work.
$89 ($240 value) for 10 Classes
-During each 60-minute Pop Physique workout, instructors help students improve their posture, flexibility and core strength through a specialized fitness regimen.
-The combination of barre exercises, Pilates and light weight work is designed to help clients achieve a toned physique, while upbeat music keeps classes energetic and fun.
-Each class can burn over 500 calories, increase your metabolic rate and help you shed pounds.
About Pop Physique
A former professional ballerina and Pilates instructor, Jennifer Williams has combined her two areas of expertise to create a unique workout regimen called Pop Physique. Jennifer opened her first location in Silver Lake in 2008. Since then, she has branched out across the state and the country, bringing her signature mix of ballet, Pilates and weight work to satisfied clients at 19 locations.
Pop Physique classes are designed to help students achieve a dancer’s body: lean and limber with a strong core and a tall posture. Set to an adrenaline-pumping soundtrack, these workouts are a fun (and effective) way to slim down and tone up.
With a mission to make exercise both fun and judgment-free, this gym is renowned for putting creative twists on traditional classes and workouts.
$49 ($204 value) for Two-Week Membership & One Personal Training Session
-Two-week membership to Crunch Fitness
-One 60-minute personal training session
$399 ($850 value) for Six-Month Membership & Three Personal Training Sessions
-Six-month membership to Crunch Fitness
-Three 60-minute personal training sessions
$1399 ($1500 value) for 12-Month Membership & 10 Personal Training Sessions
-12-month membership to Crunch Fitness
-Ten 60-minute personal training sessions
-A six-month membership to Crunch gives you full access to the menu of innovative (and sweat-inducing) classes.
-Three customized sessions with a personal trainer will help jump-start a new fitness regimen. During your one-on-one time, a certified trainer—specializing in the area of your personal interests—will tailor a fitness program to your needs and goals.
-With locations across the Bay Area, you’ll have no excuse not to squeeze in a workout.
-Classes range from cardio, yoga and Pilates to indoor cycling, core and even pole dancing. Also on offer are fusion classes like Chisel with TRX, where you use weights, calisthenics and the TRX system to sculpt and shape muscles.
-Out-of-the-box class offerings include Bare (created by a podiatrist and done barefoot) and Motus (which pairs cardio yoga with deep-tissue self-massage).
-Crunch’s creative, calorie-busting classes and talented personal trainers have been lauded by publications such as Men’s Health, SELF, Cosmopolitan and Details.
ABOUT CRUNCH FITNESS:
The first Crunch was a basement-level aerobics studio in New York’s East Village that opened in 1989. Almost entirely by word of mouth, news of the little fitness space with unconventional classes and the tagline “No Judgments” spread fast. Demand continued to build until Crunch expanded around the city to accommodate its steadily growing membership. Now, some 450,000 members across the United States and Australia flock to Crunch for its signature fat-burning, body-busting workouts.
With a variety of class offerings to appeal to every interest—from Ab Attack and Yoga Body Sculpt to HIIT The Road and Party Ride—plus unparalleled amenities and a talented staff, the gym still lives up to its original philosophy, providing members with a fun atmosphere in which to reach their personal fitness goals.
From TRX to cycling to outdoor yoga, the Soma outpost of this beloved boutique studio has something for every fitness fanatic.
includes 10 group classes; choice of Super Sweat Sesh Extreme, Metabolic Blast, Power Yoga, Cycling, TRX, Spin/TRX or Yoga
-At the Soma outpost of Cardio-Tone, you can choose from seven types of classes to get your fitness fix.
-Soma offers al fresco yoga sessions—which means you can get some fresh air as you work up a sweat.
-Or, take your workout inside with cycling classes or TRX, which uses body-weight movements and interval training to torch calories and leave you drenched.
-For the best of both worlds, try a circuit-style fusion class, which combines cycling with TRX for an intense cardio and strength-training workout.
-Metabolic Blast is an intense circuit-style workout designed to torch calories long after you’ve finished exercising. You can also opt for Super Sweat Sesh Extreme, which features burpees, TRX work, crawling, jumping, heavy bags and more.
Since its first location opened in 2010, Cardio-Tone has become a destination for fitness junkies throughout the Bay Area. Offering everything from barre and circuit training to indoor cycling, yoga and TRX, each of these studios has a different lineup of challenging sweat sessions. At the original Noe Valley outpost, cycling, TRX and fusion classes provide the perfect balance between cardio conditioning and strength training. For toning barre, sultry burlesque and energetic dance, students can head to Soma. And for circuit training and yoga, there’s the 24th Street studio.
Owner Rachel Aram teaches at her three studios almost every day of the week, and closely vets instructors to ensure that they’re energetic, motivational and down-to-earth. “I only hire instructors who want to learn your name, your injuries and will celebrate your improvements,” Aram says. This supportive atmosphere—and attention to individual successes—is what sets Cardio-Tone apart from other boutique fitness studios. Says Aram, “Achieving a healthier body makes you live longer and enjoy each day more. That’s what we do, and we do it together.”
— Rebekah Stallworth, Gilt City Editor
If you haven’t completely given up on Hamilton Tickets, there may still be a chance. The insanely popular show sold out in minutes and with prices reaching over $1500, it seems that many people will have to wait a while to see the show.
The producer of the show has announced that they will be releasing 44 tickets for each show for only $10! Unfortunately, you have to enter a digital lottery if you want to grab these seats.
Signing up is easy, however you will need to sign up for each show individually. Entry starts at 11AM every day.
CLICK HERE or go to luckyseat.com/hamilton.html for your chance to win!
All shows will take place at the SHN Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102)
HOW TO ENTER
Tickets for the performance will be sold to winners of an online lottery drawing. Winning tickets are $10 and limited to 2 per person. To enter, type your information in the form above and press the “Submit” button. Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded. You will receive an email confirming your entry.
DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATION
The lottery for the performance will close for entry at 9:00 AM PST the day before the performance. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11:00 AM PST the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number provided when entering).
Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM PST the day prior to the performance using the purchase link in your notification email. Winning tickets not purchased by 4:00 PM are forfeited. Your tickets may be partial view and, while every effort will be made to seat pairs together, there is a chance that pairs may be split up.
The warm weather is on it’s way and there’s nothing better than spending a day at the waterpark. Waterworld is the best spot in the Bay Area to bask in the sun, while enjoying some awesome slides, rides and pools. Grab a Season Pass and enjoy unlimited access!
what you get
- Two 2017 Season Passes
- Hop on Rides and Slides, Relax on Waves, Rivers, and Pools, and More!
- Cool Off with Access to Fun Rides and Attractions Like Break Point Plunge
The decision has been made. According to Billboard, Lady Gaga will reportedly be replacing Beyoncé as the Coachella Saturday Night Headliner.
Out with the Bey Hive, bring on the Little Monsters.
After Beyoncé’s unexpected pregnancy announcement, she confirmed that she would not be able to headline the 2017 festival, however she has already confirmed that she will be headlining in 2018. In a statement to AP on Thursday, Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer, Goldenvoice, said the pop star had to pull out under doctor’s orders.
Gaga, coming off of her first Super Bowl Half Time performance on February 5 (which reportedly had an estimated $10 million production value.), will take the Lemonade star’s place on April 15 and 22. According to Billboard, “officials with festival organizers Goldenvoice and AEG Live are finalizing plans to bring Gaga’s huge stage production to Coachella and will make the announcement in the coming days…”
If you missed out on Coachella Tickets, now is the time to grab some off of those disappointed Beyoncé fans.
The Full Coachella 2017 Lineup:
Radiohead, The xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Empire Of The Sun, Dillon Francis, Mac Miller, Steve Angello, Glass Animals, Phantogram, Mac Demarco, Little Dragon, Banks, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, DJ Shadow, Loco Dice, Dixon, Capital Cities, Big Gigantic, Crystal Castles, SOHN, Jagwar Ma, Francis And The Lights, Broods, Guided By Voices, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sampha, Bicep, Raury, Kungs, Floorpan, Denzel Curry, The Lemon Twigs, Nora En Pure, Joseph, The Interrupters, Sam Gellaitry, Klangstof, Tacocat, Alison Swing
Lady Gaga, Bon Iver, Future, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Schoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, The Head And The Heart, Two Door Cinema Club, Nicolas Jaar, Batille, Tycho, Tory Lanez, Royksopp, Local Natives, Majid Jordan, Dreamcar, Four Tet, Roisin Murphy, Moderat, The Avalanches, Mura Masa, Nav, Solomun, Warpaint, Banks & Steelz, Hot Since 82, Classixx, Kaleo, Breakbot, Gryffin, Car Seat Headrest, Daphni, Brodinksi, Mitski, Floating Points, Thundercat, Survive, Arkells, The Atomics, Ben UFO, Bishop Briggs, Blossoms, Chicano Batman, Autograf, Red Axes, Shura, Honey Dijon, Declan Mckenna, Eli & Fur, Swet Shop Boys, Chris Cruse
Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Justice, New Order, Porter Robinson & Madeon, Future Islands, Hans Zimmer, DJ Khaled, Marshmello, Lil Uzi Vert, Galantis, Kehlani, Grouplove, Kaytranada, Tale Of Us, Toot and the Maytals, Devendra Banhart, Tove Lo, Jai Wolf, Jack Garratt, Sasha, Kiiara, Real Estate, The Bellville Three, Maya Jane Coles, What So Not, PNL, Lee Fields & The Expressions, NAO, Goldlink, Allah-Las, Hinds, King Sunny Ade, Marcel Dettmann, Sofi Tukker, Whitney, Patrick Topping, Honne, Twin Peaks, Tourist, Preoccupations, Hinds, Ezra Furman, Pond, Hannah Wants, Anna Lunoe, Grace Mitchell, Los Blenders, Show Me The Body, Caveman, Jen Ferrer
San Francisco (and the rest of California) may get a significant nightlife boost as Scott Wiener will be introducing another bill to allow bars, restaurants and nightclubs to serve alcohol past 2AM.
The Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act, which was proposed Tuesday,would allow municipalities to set their own last-call times. Venues in active areas, with appropriate permits and approval from the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, would be able to stay open until as late as 4AM, while others in less nightlife-heavy areas would continue as normal. Mark Leno introduced a similar bill back in 2013, which failed to get enough votes.
“This bill is long overdue,” Wiener said. “Right now in California, we have a one-size-fits-all statewide mandate, regardless if you are a small-town suburb of San Francisco or in downtown L.A.”
The current law allows some venues to remain open much later, however no alcohol may be served passed the 2AM cut-off time. Many U.S. Cities allow late night alcohol sales, including New York City, Chicago, Miami and Las Vegas. California, however, has required all bars to stop serving alcohol at 2AM since 1935.
Although Leno’s bill ended up failing, Weiner believes that the support will be greater this time due to increased demand from both patrons and bars and restaurants who will benefit from the increase in revenue. Weiner thinks it is about time we fix the “one-size-fits-all” limit, saying ”Nightlife matters a lot, culturally and economically, and it’s time to allow local communities more flexibility.”
It’s easy to see both sides of the story. On one hand, owners of bar, restaurant and nightclub businesses will be able to see a much needed increase in revenue and young party people will enjoy the boost in San Francisco nightlife. On the other hand, some residents and The San Francisco Police Officers Association feel that it will increase alcohol-related issues and crime. Due to the opposition to the last bill, there will be a lot of people who will need to change their stance in order to pass.
Michael Scippa, director of public affairs for Alcohol Justice, a San Rafael nonprofit advocacy, research and policy organization, describes it as a “foolish plan,” prioritizing alcohol revenue over public safety.
“We just don’t need additional hours of business for this substance,” he said. “It’s not like selling coffee and doughnuts. This is a substance which is a class one carcinogenic — it takes thousands in California every year — and is responsible for horrendous costs in various areas.”
Alcohol Justice, according to Scippa, takes a lot of credit for blocking Leno’s bill in 2013 and that they will come out with “guns blazing” and do anything possible to block Wiener’s bill.
The battle has begun…