It’s Litquake and I am ALL over it. I think I’m pretty objective when it comes to my city, having lived and traveled to many places. Let’s start with the bad things about SF. The homeless and begging situation is embarrassing. The fact that I have to pass two burly figures asking for change to and from home every single day is sad. I’m used to it so I don’t really mind, but when I see the homeless harassing poor, unsuspecting tourists, that makes me mad. Also, SF is pretty boring. 1:30am last call? Not very many happening places. As for the good things: year-round temperate weather (or drive 15 minutes north, east, or south for great weather), wine country, Tahoe, Big Sur. People are athletic and active, healthy and green. But most of all, SF is the most literary-focused place in the world.
Hence Litquake which is a week-long festival celebrating books, poetry, literature, authors. Tonight is the kick-off happy hour at 111 Minna.