San Francisco, California

San Francisco’s festival season begins on Sunday May 13th!

The 13th annual How Weird Street Faire will have 13 stages of world-class music and performances spread throughout 13 city blocks. This year’s theme is Time, in honor of 2012. Come join thousands of people in colorful costumes, as we celebrate peace and the 13 moons we’ve all been waiting for. All ages are welcome. Costumes are highly encouraged.

New this year is a performance stage hosted by members of Vau de Vire Society, a Beat Box Poetry stage on Natoma Street, and an entire alley of live and exhibited art on Minna Street.

The How Weird Street Faire features vendors from around the world with unique and creative goods for sale. Come prepared to find some special clothing, jewelry, art, decorations, hula hoops, and much more throughout the faire. And there will be plenty of food and drinks. If you get a Magic Sticker, you can enjoy the many discounts and specials throughout the faire.

The How Weird Street Faire showcases many diverse genres of electronic music, including Live Electronica, Beatboxing, Dubstep, Electro, Breaks, Poetry, Trance, House, Techno, Drum & Bass, World Beat, Comedy, and too many sub-genres to name. Some of the world’s top DJ’s and musicians will be performing at the faire. There will be something for everyone.

This year’s faire occurs on Mothers Day, which has its origins as a peace event. So in honor of Mothers Day, moms of all ages get a free Magic Sticker when arriving with their kids.

When the Dalai Lama was asked what the average person could do to help create world peace, he replied, “They can make festivals, bring people together.”

The How Weird Street Faire uses music to bring many different kinds of people together and create a common bond. We have found that dancing knows no boundaries or political affiliation. Music, more than any other form of communication, is able to transcend differences between people. It is through music and art that peace is always possible.

This year a new project will be launched at the faire, called Code4Peace, which will serve as a global portal for the creation and distribution of peace software. It will showcase new tools and solutions, host discussions and collaborations, be a source of education, and connect relevant organizations. In addition, there will be a series of Code4Peace events, that will bring programmers and peace workers together to create practical and valuable tools that can be used by people around the world. Code4Peace aims to harness the power of technology to bring peace to this planet, and to its inhabitants.

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of, and fundraiser for, the local non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization.

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