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Just Spare the Air

Just Spare the Air

When sweat drips with ice cream cones it’s time to Spare the Air. When you’re hot, and the air quality is not, it’s time to Spare the Air. On warm days in the city, air pollution becomes a problem. Fear not city dwellers! Today, San…

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Sweet Tooths Rejoice

Sweet Tooths Rejoice

Ghirardelli Square will be filled with plenty of sweets, plus lots of other entertaining options this weekend as it hosts the 16th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s event will once again benefit Project Open Hand, who celebrated their 25th…

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Album Review: 'Garden of Arms' by Peter Wolf Crier

Album Review: 'Garden of Arms' by Peter Wolf Crier

Minneapolis duo Peter Wolf Crier released their sophomore album Garden of Arms this week on Jagjaguwar entitled Garden of Arms. After being completely enamored with their stripped down debut, Inter-Be, I wondered where they could possibly go from there—turns out, everywhere. I saw Peter Wolf…

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Richmond Round-Up

Richmond Round-Up

  Free art workshops for kids, Opera in the Park to celebrate 9/11 and an adult scavenger hunt…just some of the happenings this week in the Richmond District Here’s a closer look courtesy of the Richmond SF blog. Registration opens for local art program… Every…

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September Lectures and Symposia at SFAI

September Lectures and Symposia at SFAI

Throughout the rest of the year, the San Francisco Art Institute will be hosting a series of free lectures from visiting artists, global scholars and graduates from one of the nation’s oldest schools devoted to teaching contemporary art. For the month of September, SFAI will…

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Senate Approves Shark Fin Ban

Senate Approves Shark Fin Ban

Following a lengthy and passionate debate on the California Senate floor, a bill that would ban the sale, possession and distribution of shark fins has been approved. The measure now is off to Governor Jerry Brown, one of several bills that was passed on Tuesday…

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Free Sorbet at Ferry Building

Free Sorbet at Ferry Building

With temperatures expected to be summer-like on Wednesday, it’s the perfect day for a scoop or two of ice cream. Even better, you can get some for free! The Cooking Channel ice cream truck is at the Ferry Building from 10-3 on Wednesday and after…

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Q&A: Alison Mosshart of The Kills

Q&A: Alison Mosshart of The Kills

After a three-year break, two of which were spent slaying stages alongside Jack White in The Dead Weather, Alison Mosshart is back with The Kills. The duo, also featuring Jamie Hince, released it’s fourth LP Blood Pressure in April and recently kicked off a U.S….

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Hot Track: Signal Hill, "Van Gogh Sky"

Hot Track: Signal Hill, "Van Gogh Sky"

Post-rock instrumental quartet Signal Hill are back with “Van Gogh Sky,” a new track written and recorded from opposite coasts over one weekend for a split 7″ vinyl with All India Radio. Signal Hill have been doing the long-distance thing since 2009, when guitarist Rishi…

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Madonna Flash Mob Dance Classes

Madonna Flash Mob Dance Classes

What’s better than watching a flash mob on YouTube? Being in one! Here’s your chance to be in a flash mob and Vogue it up, Madonna style. Bay Area Flash Mob, the people responsible for the recent Michael Jackson Flash Mobs, are hosting dance classes…

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Bridge School Lineup Announced

Bridge School Lineup Announced

The organizers behind the Bridge School Benefit unveiled a major lineup for the concert’s 25th anniversary, Oct. 22nd and 23rd, featuring Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Beck and more. Check out the video announcement featuring kids from the school. In addition to founder Neil Young…

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Sodium Use Soars in Restaurants

Sodium Use Soars in Restaurants

Restaurants may not be serving up food that is as healthy as it seems. That’s because according to new research, sodium use has jumped 144 percent in the last five years. The Los Angeles Times reports that much of the increase is actually in gourmet…

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