EXPERIENCE A THROWBACK VERSION OF CANNABIS CULTURE:
Have you ever been to Haight Ashbury in San Francisco for Four-Twenty? What about Golden Gate Park? Well, Hippie Hill is a huge event - a great way to see the ancient customs of the "sixties culture" - dating back to the early days of the psychedelic settlements found throughout a then black-&-white version of San Francisco. If you like music, festival atmospheres, and an overall welcoming and friendly crowd - consider stopping by the Haight Ashbury district during the course of your celebrations.
"Countdown to 420 with Doug Benson"
"At the age of twenty-two, Doug Benson began performing stand-up regularly in Los Angeles after he and two friends dared each other to go on stage. It turns out that Benson was the only one of the friends to actually make it to the stage, an event that set the wheels in motion for eventual performances on Comedy Central’s The A-List, Two Drink Minimum, and The TV Wheel in the 1990s. Benson is also known for being a contestant on the fifth season of Last Comic Standing.
Benson has released five comedy albums, including 2012’s Smuglife, and aims to record a new album every April 20 -- for release the following summer -- for the rest of his career. Benson starred in the 2007 documentary Super High Me – a takeoff of 2004’s Supersize Me – about the effects of smoking cannabis for thirty days."
"Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) is playing the Fillmore in San Francisco on 420!"
"As part of his coming-out tour, and only days before the release of his Diplo-produced reggae album, Snoop Lion (né Dogg) will be playing one of those intimate shows here in S.F. at the Fillmore. And because Snoop Lion loves weed, and San Francisco loves weed, Snoop has decided to come to San Francisco on World Weed Day -- aka April 20, aka 4/20, aka the best day in all of the year to see Snoop Dogg perform." - SF Weekly
"White Mystery 420 Psychedelic Meltdown"
"White Mystery rocks a Top Ten Album, ELLE Magazine Brazil feature, Daytrotter session, POWERGLOVE music video, and Sound Opinions episode distributed by American Public Media. Miss Alex White and Francis White are two siblings born and raised in the city of Chicago that play original, garage punk shows around the world. Chicago Tribune music editor and Sound Opinions host Greg Kot writes, "The real attraction is White Mystery, the new duo forged by Miss Alex White, best known as the guitar-wielding blowtorch in her long-running gig with [Miss Alex White and] the Red Orchestra. With drummer Francis White, she reduces her love of soul-fired garage rock to its butt-kicking essence.""
"An Evening with Moonalice at Slim's in San Francisco on 420"
"Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration." A bonus 420-themed auction during the show! Price is $4.20 (or course), and the items included in the auction are all 420 worthy:
A beautiful guitar signed by Carlos Santana.
A Metallica package including a cymbal signed by the band, drum sticks, Metallica hat, Metallica t-shirt, and various guitar picks.
An assortment of fine wines
A Grateful Dead poster package.
Jerry Garcia poster package.
Several rare Grateful Dead t-shirts.
A Slim’s/GAMH ticket package and more!
"HempCon 2013 in San Jose"
All weekend long - April 19 to the 21st! - in San Jose Convention Center! "
Hempcon is a medical marijuana show catering to those who may be benefited from the medical use of marijuana. This will be one of the premiere events of the year with a huge amount of exhibits including medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives, care givers, evaluation services, legal services, educational institutes, equipment, accessories, and many more. Hempcon will be an educational event as well with a full weekend of seminars and presentations by industry leaders, advocates, and attorneys. Whether you are a patient or someone who wants to get educated more about medical marijuana, you have got to be there.
For 2013, we are scheduled to have multiple shows all around the Southwest throughout the year. Be sure to check out, Hempcon in your local town as we will expand into other markets where medical marijuana has been legalized. We urge supporters of the Medical Marijuana industry to come out and participate in what is sure to be the best event of the year!"