Since 2009, The Bold Italic has been celebrating local creativity in San Francisco. Between our online mag, print publications, events, and pop-up shop, we focus on covering and collaborating with the artists, writers, local businesses, and organizations who make us excited to be living in the Bay Area. For one week this fall, though, we’re taking the show on the road, exporting a couple SF elements that we love to Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.
Between Friday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 7, we’ll be caravaning from Southern California to the Northwest with a pop-up shop, art show curated by Dan Johnson Lake, and nighttime event that combines Rice Paper Scissors’ Vietnamese street food with American Tripps’ Berlin-style ping-pong, DJs, and live music. The idea is to showcase what we’re excited about in San Francisco outside our borders and to show people back home what like-minded locals are enthusiastic about in our West Coast sister cities. During this week, all the content on the site will come from writers in Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle, with stories and blog posts about life in those cities, as well as previews of our activities on the road and profiles of the folks we’re partnering with along the way.
After kicking off on September 28-29 in Los Angeles, we head up to Portland Oct. 2-3 and have our grand finale in Seattle on Oct. 6-7. During the day on Oct 6-7, we'll be popping-up with our shop (and Rice Paper Scissors on Saturday afternoon) at the Artache Market in Vermillion.
On Saturday night we're partnering with The Stranger for a ping-pong party and pornhole toss (think naughty cornhole, *wink*) with electro-party band Don't Talk to the Cops!, garage rockin' duo The Maxines, and Hardly Art DJs (a Seattle label we love) at Capitol Hill's premier rock venue, Neumos.
Pop-up shop at Artache Market in Vermillion:
Sat. Oct 6, 2-6 p.m. with Rice Paper Scissors
Sun. Oct 7, 3-8 p.m.
Ping-pong party at Neumos (*the event is free but please RSVP so we know how many are coming) Sat. Oct 6, 10 p.m.
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