Frequently Asked Questions
What is Do415? It’s the place to find out what to do in San Francisco. We list more events than any source in town. Find out about thousands of music, art, theater, film, and special events event happening around town including great happy hours and drink specials. Do415 is also a social networking tool – build your crew, recommend events you like to others, view others’ picks and they can view yours. Do415 also has a “Weekly Top Picks” newsletter featuring the highest-rated events of the upcoming week.
How are events ranked? Rankings are based on the number of people recommending an event, combined with the recommendations from Do415 “Tastemakers” (bloggers and local media). You make a recommendation for an event by clicking “I LIKE IT”. The number next to the title of the event represents how many people have recommended it.
Where do Do415.com events come from? The events on Do415 come from a number of places. We pull shows from band and venue websites and users add their own events or send us press releases. We also scour the internet looking for unique events. One delightful aspect of Do415 is the ability for you, our users, to add events yourself.
How do I add an event? It’s as easy as clicking “Add an Event” at the top of the Do415 homepage and filling in the blanks — who, what, where, when. You can upload posters or pictures associated with the event too. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to advertise your event or need help with adding it.
Can I show my friends my recommendations? You sure can. Once you register you have a profile page that shows all the events for which you’ve clicked “I LIKE IT” It also shows the comments you’ve made about events, bands, and venues. You can share recommendations by clicking the “Email Your Friends” link, or add events on Facebook. You can even embed your own customized calendar showing all of your recommendations on your blog. Add some personality to your profile by including a picture, a link to your website, and a blurb about yourself.
Can I view events by type of event? Yes! You can filter events by any number of categories like Live Music, Food/Drink, Clubs/Karaoke, Art/Fashion and more. Within each category you can choose to see only the events your crew has recommended, or the events recommended by “Tastemakers”. To make your life even easier you can simply click on Top Picks and see only the most popular events for that day. You can also search for events near you or your destination.
Can I view all events for a band or venue? Yes again! Just click on the band or venue name to see a page of all upcoming shows, music, video, photos, and even a place to sing your praises (or shout your objections) in the Comments section.
What is a Tastemaker?Tastemakers is what we call all those people that are the back bone of all the great stuff there is to do in this city. They are the local media, the bloggers, the DJ’s, the artists, and promoters that we are so happy are making it their jobs to get us off our couches and out on the town. They’re so good at it in fact, that we decided to give them a voice on Do415 for you to follow. Tastemaker votes and comments on events are featured below the listing for perusal as are links to their websites. You can find the full list of Tastemakers under the MUST DO tab on the main page. Follow them, friend them, be one with them, and they will make sure you are in the know!
What about guestlist spots and ticket giveaways? GUESTLISTS: We here at Do415 want you to have the hookup so occasionally we’ll offer you guestlist spots for some of the best events in San Francisco. If you see an event with a guestlist offer, (you can see all of them at once though the link in the “MUST DO” tab) click it for free entry to the event listed. Be aware however, this only guarantees a spot for you alone, no plus ones. So make sure your friends get on there too! TICKET GIVEAWAYS: If you enter to win tickets on the Do415 site, you will receive notification via email no later then 48 hours before the show. If you have won a contest via our Facebook page or Twitter page, we will tag you in the winning post no later then 48 hours prior to the show. Please reply to this post confirming/telling us we’re awesome. It helps that we know you’re coming!
Where do the photos come from? We figured it wasn’t fair to ask you to upload photos to yet another site, and there are already so many great photos Flickr that we decided to pull them from there. If you already use Flickr and want to make sure your photos are available to Do415.com – just tag them Do415 (along with the band or venue name) and we’ll find them. If you don’t use Flickr, you must have been living under and internet rock, so take a look; it’s a pretty snazzy photo sharing site. Note: You can see the tag for a band or venue by visiting its page on Do415.
Got great ideas? Want to partner with us on events, or just share your 2 cents? Contact us at: email@example.com
Can I advertise my event on Do415? Of course you can! Contact us: Dawson@do415.com / 415-375-3375.