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DJ Q&A: Mario Muse

DJ Q&A: Mario Muse

One of San Francisco’s most versatile DJs, Mario Muse is on a musical journey that shows no sign of slowing. He DJs next at The Queen Is Dead, a tribute to the Smiths, at Milk Bar on July 16. On his day off, after a…

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Happy Birthday, Frida!

Happy Birthday, Frida!

Prolific folk  artist Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacan, Mexico on July 6th, 1907. Best known for the self-portraits that dominated her body of work, she endured a series of health problems throughout her life.  She was diagnosed with polio at the age of 6…

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Mexico!

Mexico!

Pen Pal: “Pen Pal” as in paletas, as in popsicles. Yum! Pen Pal is also your friend in another country who sends you stuff. Like awesome pictures of street art in Mexico! Starting from the top with Enes Crew / Naser. Check out the rest…

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Outside Lands Night Shows

Outside Lands Night Shows

In addition to three days of music featuring Arcade Fire, Muse, the Black Keys, and many more, the folks behind Outside Lands are stretching the festival’s reach with a series of night shows at local venues. The Independent will play host intimate performances by the…

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A Piece of Pittsburgh

A Piece of Pittsburgh

They call it the “San Francisco of the Midwest“…Okay, nobody really calls Pittsburgh that, but you can get a little bit of the Midwest in San Francisco at Giordano Brothers (303 Columbus Avenue). A North Beach staple for nearly 10 years, Giordano Brothers has become…

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Red Vic Movie Theater to Close

Red Vic Movie Theater to Close

The Red Vic Movie House, the beloved one-screen theater in the Haight, where you can sit comfortably on couches, drink a beer and enjoy some of the finest popcorn around, is set to close at the end of this month. Sob! This is really sad…

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The World’s Largest Burger

The World’s Largest Burger

This weekend while you were firing up those grills for Fourth of July, a world record was set. What weighs 777lbs and features 13lbs of lettuce, 20lbs of onions and 12lbs of delicious pickles? The world’s largest hamburger! Eater SF reports that this past Saturday…

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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Actor Michael Rapaport’s 2011 Sundance documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest hits local theaters next Friday, July 15th. The film’s genesis began after Rapaport — an avid hip hop fan — saw the seminal Queens, NY hip hop quartet perform…

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Preview: EPR w/ Designer Drugs

Preview: EPR w/ Designer Drugs

Electronic and dubstep music fiends will be traveling from all over to catch beat-masters Designer Drugs along with a massive list of entertainment for Electro Pop Rocks. Currently spending the summer touring the globe, Designer Drugs brings a harder, edgy sound to the Bay Area,…

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San Jose Eating Champ Devours the Competition

San Jose Eating Champ Devours the Competition

San Jose resident Joey Chestnut is once again the hot eating king of the world, as he downed 62 dogs in 10 minutes on Monday to win the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at New York’s Coney Island. The 27-year-old has now won…

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Eye See You

Eye See You

A pair of eyes look out from two separate walls in the Tenderloin. Like giants staring out of  imaginary peepholes into the city, these posters catch the viewer unaware as they gawk at passersby.

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A New Asian Sensation in the FiDi

A New Asian Sensation in the FiDi

If you’re anything like the majority of America, you probably spent most of this holiday weekend gorging yourself on some of the fattiest, most patriotic foods imaginable. Now’s probably a great time to lighten the diet and–luckily for us–a new restaurant featuring healthier Asian Fusion…

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