Tomorrow is that festival day known as “420.”
If you don’t know what 420 is, that’s what Wikipedia is for (because you know the 420 page was written by a bunch of stoners):
420, 4:20, or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. Observances based on the number include the time (4:20 p.m.) as well as the date (April 20).
You’d think San Francisco would be a great city to celebrate 420. It’s really just an ordinary day – because in San Francisco, everyday is 420. What 420 needs is a Easter bunny-type character who stuffs buds of Blue Mystic into 420 basket.
If you’re in the Bay Area, the site, I Read Culture, has a few 420 events you should check out:
Louie Culture 420 Reggae Party
9pm at Rockit Room, 406 Clemente St., San Francisco.
Featuring Louie Culture and Khari Kill. Tickets $15-$25.
Go to http://www.rock-it-room.com.
Reefer Madness: The Musical
8pm-10pm at Benicia Old Town Theatre Group, 140 W. J St., Benicia.
Dubbed the “Feel Good hit of the year,” when it opened in 1998.
Go to http://www.beniciaoldtowntheatregroup.com or call (707) 746-1269.
12th Annual 420 Fest
8pm at The New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland.
Fungo Mungo, Oola Rocksteady, Space Monkey Gangstas and much more.
Tickets $14.20-$20. Go to http://www.thenewparish.com.
Oaksterdam 420 Celebration
3pm at Oaksterdam University, 1600 Broadway
Includes a screening of The Green Goddess.
Tickets $5-$10. Go to http://www.cali420ian.com or call (510) 251-1544.
420 Stones Throw Showcase
10pm at 103 Harriet, 103 Harriet St., San Francisco.
Featuring Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam Funk, Jon Wayne and Jonti
Tickets $15. Go to http://www.1015.com/onezerothree or call (415) 264-1015.
The 4/20 Bake Off Feat Wiz Khalifa
7:30pm at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., San Francisco
Featuring A$ap Rocky, Chevy Woods, Berner and DeeJay Bonics
Tickets $40. Go to http://www.apeconcerts.com or call (415) 624-8900.
Hemp Royal Reggay
8pm at Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 3rd St., Oakland
Music by reggae band Native Elements
Go to http://www.hemproyal.eventbrite.com or call 510-763-1146.
Womp Island 420 Festival
9pm at Treasure Island Event Venue, 401 California Ave., San Francisco
Performances by Donald Glaude, House Nation Mafia, Shark City and more
Tickets $15. Go to http://www.wompisland420.eventbrite.com.