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SFMOMA Picks Local Roaster Sightglass

SFMOMA Picks Local Roaster Sightglass

The independent SF-based coffee roaster Sightglass, opened its second location in the Mission, in February last year. And it rapidly positioned itself as a destination for coffee snobs. So with the announcement of a partnership with the highly anticipated reopening of SFMOMA, 2015 is proving…

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Movie Review: ‘True Story’ Obscures the Facts

Movie Review: ‘True Story’ Obscures the Facts

The most compelling aspect of Rupert Goold’s feature directorial debut True Story is the actual story. It’s a truly twisted tale, but one that seems more ripe for a The Jinx like documentary (those true crime stories are definitely all the rage right now), rather than a…

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Full Lineup Announced for 58th San Francisco International Film Festival

Full Lineup Announced for 58th San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival is back for it’s 58th year, running April 23 through May 7. The San Francisco Film Society announced the full lineup today of all 181 films. Out of the 181 films, 65 are narrative features and 35 are documentary…

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Movie Review: ‘The Wrecking Crew’ are the Unsung Heroes of Rock History

Movie Review: ‘The Wrecking Crew’ are the Unsung Heroes of Rock History

19 years in the making, Denny Tedesco’s The Wrecking Crew tells the tale of the unsung heroes of the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in America. Tedesco’s father, Tommy Tedesco, was a guitarist and one of the so-called Wrecking Crew, a group of studio musicians…

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Giveaway: Game of Thrones Complete Fourth Season on DVD

Giveaway: Game of Thrones Complete Fourth Season on DVD

The highly anticipated fifth season of Game of Thrones airs in April but today marks the release of the fourth season on DVD. To celebrate the occasion and give fans a chance to catch up we’re giving it away to one lucky winner. Keeping to…

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Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Falls From Grace

Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Falls From Grace

Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) has expressed his frustration with the Dark Knight-ing of recent action films — that is the aping of its dark and brooding atmosphere for every other comic property. He’s got a point (Man of Steel was sorely missing the…

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de Young Museum Offers Extended Hours for Last Days of Haring Exhibit

de Young Museum Offers Extended Hours for Last Days of Haring Exhibit

The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park will be open late for five Fridays during the final days of its exhibition, Keith Haring: The Political Line.

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Bay Bridge Lights Exhibit Might Be Permanent

Bay Bridge Lights Exhibit Might Be Permanent

The not-for-profit foundation supporting the “Bay Lights” sculpture has reached its $4 million funding goal to keep the 25,000 programmed LED lights on, signally that they soon could become a permanent nighttime fixture in SF. Next year, the lights have to be taken down for…

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Vau de Vire Society’s Mike Gaines Soiled Dove Dinner Theater Project

Vau de Vire Society’s Mike Gaines Soiled Dove Dinner Theater Project

The Vau de Vire Society is back in action starting this week with the Soiled Dove, a Barbary Coast themed dinner in the Mission District. The event held Dec.4 to Dec. 13 includes a five-course dinner as the Vau de Vire Society takes diners back…

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New Art Show Pays Tribute to Christopher Walken

New Art Show Pays Tribute to Christopher Walken

Dust off your cowbells. Ezra and Julia Croft, the husband and wife duo behind the wildly successful “Nicolas Cage Art Show” and “The Murray Affair,” return to pay tribute to another legend on November 28 with “The Walken Situation: an all Christopher Walken Art Exhibit.”

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Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Raise Funds for Emperor Norton Documentary

Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Raise Funds for Emperor Norton Documentary

On September 17, 1859, a man adorned in a beaver hat and ostrich plume marched into the office of the San Francisco Bulletin and handed over a Proclamation declaring himself Norton the First, Emperor of the United States. Filmmaker Jesse Chandler’s Kickstarter campaign plans to pay tribute to…

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Gray Area Foundation Revives Grand Theater in the Mission‏

Gray Area Foundation Revives Grand Theater in the Mission‏

After two years of development, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts has settled permanently in its new home at the Mission District’s historic Grand Theater and has opened its doors to artists, techies and neighborhood residents. With the current real estate market quickly pushing cultural…

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