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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

A particularly stacked weekend is here. Catch a show from Sweden, head to Oakland for techno, or hold it down with hard-pleasured house right here in the city.

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Berkeley Council Votes to Give Medical Marijuana to the Poor

Berkeley Council Votes to Give Medical Marijuana to the Poor

The Berkeley City Council recently voted unanimously that local medical marijuana dispensaries donate an amount equal to 2 percent of their sales to low-income patients.

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Culture Collide Brings International Music & Arts Festival to Mission District

Culture Collide Brings International Music & Arts Festival to Mission District

Today Culture Collide announced the launch of their two-day international music and arts festival is set to arrive in San Francisco’s Mission District on October 14th and 15th. Representatives from more than 25 countries are slated to participate in music and comedy performances, industry panels,…

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Batkid Documentary

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Batkid Documentary

A new crowfunding campaign was launched this week for finishing touches on Batkid Begins, a documentary film that explores how five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott went viral and became an international phenomenon last year. Directed by Dana Nachman, the film project follows the events leading…

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Death Cab For Cutie Tops Outside Lands Night Show Lineup

Death Cab For Cutie Tops Outside Lands Night Show Lineup

As showtime approaches for the 7th edition Outside Lands music festival, August 8-10, organizers announced the lineup for this year’s night shows, including an intimate performance by Death Cab for Cutie.

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Advocates Occupy San Jose With Free Marijuana, Evaluations

Advocates Occupy San Jose With Free Marijuana, Evaluations

After the San Jose City Council recently voted to make it nearly impossible to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, stakeholders in the South Bay city’s  medical marijuana industry are fighting back. In an effort to gain the 100,000 signatures for a referendum,…

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Lineup Announced for Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party

Lineup Announced for Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party

Located just steps away from Noise Pop headquarters, the local concert promoter and champion of all things indie announced today that the 20th Street Block Party will return for its second year.

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Electric Daisy Carnival Considering Two-Weekend Expansion?

Electric Daisy Carnival Considering Two-Weekend Expansion?

Dance music events promoter Insomniac is potentially contemplating changes to Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas, asking for public opinion on why or why not it should consider extending the event to two weekends. In a new blog post titled, “Should EDC Las Vegas…

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Photos: Phono Del Sol Festival Shines Bright in Fourth Year

Photos: Phono Del Sol Festival Shines Bright in Fourth Year

The Phono Del Sol Festival returned to Potrero Del Sol Park with for its fourth year with its biggest lineup to date with Wye Oak, Thaa & The Get Down Stay Down, Nick Waterhouse and more.

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Photos: Jurassic 5 and Quannum Projects Join Forces for ‘Word of Mouth’

Photos: Jurassic 5 and Quannum Projects Join Forces for ‘Word of Mouth’

Some of the biggest names in California hip hop were on stage at the Greek Theater on Friday as Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples and members of the Bay Area’s own Quannum Projects collective (Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, DJ Shadow and Lateef the Truth Speaker) joined forces…

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Movie Review: Roman Polanski Dominates with ‘Venus in Fur’

Movie Review: Roman Polanski Dominates with ‘Venus in Fur’

At 80, Roman Polanski shows no signs of slowing down. His latest, Venus in Fur, finds him, like his 2011 effort Carnage, adapting a stage play for the screen. Whereas Carnage found Hollywood stars like John C. Reilly and Kate Winslet taking on roles, he…

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Movie Review: Hit Snooze on ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Movie Review: Hit Snooze on ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

A sequel to a prequel — 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is exactly what’s expected of it. While the CGI apes may look better than they did three years ago, the story is still…

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