"If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars."
- Sophie Kerr
The 14th annual How Weird Street Faire takes place Sunday April 28, 2013
in downtown San Francisco, centered at Howard and 2nd Streets.
The How Weird Street Faire is our experiment in creating peace, and a fundraiser for the World Peace Through Technology Organization. It has brought together many different types of people, and has united them all in a common purpose - to celebrate peace. It has created many lasting connections between individuals and communities. It has let people experience the reality of a place where cooperation is favored over competition, where diversity is celebrated, and where people can see that our differences are far fewer than our similarities. The How Weird Street Faire has made learning the foundations of peace as simple as walking down the street, and dancing.
For its 14th year, there will be 13 city blocks of art and celebration, including many stages of world-class performances and electronic music, marching bands, food and drinks, vendors from around the world selling unique and creative wares, and non-profit organizations to educate and inspire. Filling in the faire will be performance artists, thousands of people in colorful costumes dancing in the streets, and more parades than any street fair in the world.
This year, the How Weird Street Faire will encompass Howard Street between 1st Street and New Montgomery, 2nd Street between Mission and Howard, and all four blocks of Minna Street and Natoma Street off of 2nd Street. As well as Tehama Street. There will be an urban crop circle at the center intersection of Howard and 2nd Streets, which will house the Paxorium, or "place of peace".
The faire entrances are at Howard Street & New Montgomery, and at 2nd Street & Mission, and at Howard & 1st Street. This is a short walk from the Montgomery BART station on Market Street, many MUNI stops, the Transbay Terminal, and Caltrains.
The How Weird Street Faire supports sustainable actions and education. The faire maximizes recycling and composting, aiming for zero waste. Green Mary will again be providing a waste diversion and eco-education campaign, featuring information on how you can make your life waste-free. Please bike or take public transportation to the faire. There will be free bike parking, and public transportation is only a couple of blocks away.
Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Compost, Recycle - in that order.
The How Weird Street Faire showcases many diverse genres of music, including Live Electronica, Downtempo, Breaks, Electro, Trance, House, Techno, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, World Beat, and too many other sub-genres to name. The How Weird Street Faire uses music to bring different kinds of people together and create a common bond. 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.
For more information visit... www.HowWeird.org