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Billboard-Topping Reggae Group John Brown’s Body Speaks on Community, Politics & Their Show on Saturday

Billboard-Topping Reggae Group John Brown’s Body Speaks on Community, Politics & Their Show on Saturday

The past week has been riddled with turmoil and stress, leaving the country with an unknown future that many imaginations are painting in dark, bleak shades. So, what better time for some vibrant irie vibes to drop in on the Bay Area, burn through those…

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The Cartoon Art Museum Finds its New Home, Set to Open Spring 2017

The Cartoon Art Museum Finds its New Home, Set to Open Spring 2017

Despite losing its lease on Mission Street in June last year after its rent doubled, the owners of the Cartoon Art Museum have fortunately found a new space: 8,000 square feet inside a historic brick building at 781 Beach Street. This is the fourth home…

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SF Bay Area Picked as Backdrop for Ubisoft’s New Video Game, Watch Dogs 2

SF Bay Area Picked as Backdrop for Ubisoft’s New Video Game, Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft’s newest video game, Watch Dogs 2, uses a meticulously recreated version of the Bay Area as a virtual playground for mischief and vigilance. From Embarcadero and Chinatown in San Francisco, to Marin, Silicon Valley and Oakland, players can navigate throughout the Bay Area playing…

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Oakland’s Cape & Cowl Celebrates Local Comic Shop Day Alongside One Year Anniversary

Oakland’s Cape & Cowl Celebrates Local Comic Shop Day Alongside One Year Anniversary

It’s been almost a year since Eitan Manhoff opened Cape & Cowl Comics on an unassuming block of 16th Street, on the edge of Oakland’s rapidly-changing Downtown Financial District. Manhoff has been collecting action figures and comics for over twenty-five years. Alongside his father, who…

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Two Gorgeous Postwar to Present Day Japanese Photography Exhibits On View at SFMOMA

Two Gorgeous Postwar to Present Day Japanese Photography Exhibits On View at SFMOMA

Now through early next year, the newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) highlights Japanese photography in two exhibitions: Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now and New Work: Sohei Nishino. These exhibits celebrate the museum’s commitment to the profoundly important work made by…

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Night Flight the New Multi-Venue Festival with Heart, Set to Bring Top Electronic Music Acts to SF This Week

Night Flight the New Multi-Venue Festival with Heart, Set to Bring Top Electronic Music Acts to SF This Week

There’s a new boutique festival touching down in the streets of San Francisco this week. Night Flight is a multi-day, multiple venue gathering with a lineup worthy of immediate attention. Everyone on board for Night Flight will hop between Monarch, The Great Northern, and F8 to catch top international…

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Noise Pop Festival’s 2017 Phase One Lineup, Expansion Announced for 25th Anniversary

Noise Pop Festival’s 2017 Phase One Lineup, Expansion Announced for 25th Anniversary

The Bay Area’s premiere indie music and arts festival, Noise Pop, announced phase one of the music lineup for the 25th annual festival. Beginning this year, the festival will expand from nine to eleven days beginning Friday, February 17 and running through Monday, February 27….

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Photos of Oakland Protests After Election Results

Photos of Oakland Protests After Election Results

Photos by Gabriella Gamboa. View entire gallery

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The Next Level ‘Art of Atari’ Book Brings Together Retro Gaming Fans (Super7 Signing Event)

The Next Level ‘Art of Atari’ Book Brings Together Retro Gaming Fans (Super7 Signing Event)

In 1972 people were having their minds blown by the at-home gaming console known as Atari. And while the gaming world has now advanced galaxies away from the once-futuristic world of 8-bit family-friendly fun, the illustration and design work is highly impressive and pretty much…

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Local Chef Spotlight: Nightbird’s Kim Alter

Local Chef Spotlight: Nightbird’s Kim Alter

It’s about time we featured a female chef extraordinaire in our Local Chef Spotlight series. Kim Alter,  formerly of the omnipresent Daniel Patterson Group, and currently the force behind two new solo projects, Nightbird and Linden Room Bar, fits the bill perfectly. Ambitious beyond belief and…

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Fantastic Negrito Keeps on Rolling With New Record & Tour with Temple of the Dog

Fantastic Negrito Keeps on Rolling With New Record & Tour with Temple of the Dog

Oakland’s Xavier Dphrepaulezz is brainchild/mastermind/creator of Fantastic Negrito, the winner of 2015’s NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. The singer, who was once signed to Interscope Records in the ’90s, has now taken advantage of his second wind with a sense of unforgiving righteousness and honesty. After…

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Athen B. Gallery’s Winter Exhibition Showcases Diverse Range of Artistic Mediums

Athen B. Gallery’s Winter Exhibition Showcases Diverse Range of Artistic Mediums

This coming Saturday, Athen B. Gallery will host a reception for its first major group show since opening last July. Entitled, “Winter Group Exhibition”, the arrangement will showcase works from over 30 participating artists across a range of mediums, including woven fabrics, oil paintings and…

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