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Benny Gold Says Goodbye, Huf Returns to San Francisco

Benny Gold Says Goodbye, Huf Returns to San Francisco

At the end of last month, the iconic skate-inspired streetwear brand Benny Gold announced plans to close its doors at 968 Valencia Street in the Mission. To many, it must have seemed the only logical doom. Boutique brands and historic venues seem to be going out of…

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All Things Peculiar and Nothing Short of a Dark Cabaret

All Things Peculiar and Nothing Short of a Dark Cabaret

It’s difficult to define the strange. What feels oddly peculiar to one person, might not bear the same uncanny fruit it does for another. When it hits us, though, it’s like the slow buzz from a cocktail: one part curiosity, two parts the thrill of a…

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New Year, New You: Ten Artists Share Their 2019 Resolutions

New Year, New You: Ten Artists Share Their 2019 Resolutions

Whew, it’s been quite a year. If you had a particularly rough 2018, the only promise we can make is that 2019 will be different. Some people just don’t believe in New Years resolutions. We get it. There are plenty of reasons to be seizing the…

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Lessons in Impermanence From a Wandering Earth Artist

Lessons in Impermanence From a Wandering Earth Artist

It was through impermanence that Day Schildkret found his calling as an artist. Looking for a way to move past a breakup, he awoke one morning to trek through the hills behind his house at the base of Wildcat Canyon in Richmond. Since childhood, he’d been drawn to things that…

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Artistic Reflections from the Iranian Diaspora at SOMArts

Artistic Reflections from the Iranian Diaspora at SOMArts

For two days, beginning Saturday, December 1st, SOMArts will showcase works by twenty-two Iranian contemporary artists, reflecting the struggle and growth that emanates from Iran. Art Brief IV: Iranian Contemporary San Francisco explores themes of gender politics, modernization and political conflict. The works in the…

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Recombinant Festival Brings Seismic Sounds to SF

Recombinant Festival Brings Seismic Sounds to SF

From November 26th through December 2nd, three San Francisco galleries will host an array of international and Bay Area artists to put on the Recombinant Festival, a showcase of ethereal and immersive audio-visual performances. Dubbed Transmissions from the Seismic Stations, you’d think the show would have something…

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Heron Arts Explores Nordic & American Cultural Identities in Upcoming Group Exhibition ‘Illuminate’

Heron Arts Explores Nordic & American Cultural Identities in Upcoming Group Exhibition ‘Illuminate’

On Saturday, September 22nd,  Heron Arts will open its doors to “Illuminate,” a group show exploring the significance of multiculturalism amidst a world of continuously shifting borders. Opening night debuts work from fourteen Nordic-bred and local artists, with new and original works spanning photography, painting, sculpture and installation. As…

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Plant Therapy: New Local Shop Owners Bring Their Love of Plants to the Tenderloin

Plant Therapy: New Local Shop Owners Bring Their Love of Plants to the Tenderloin

Chai Saechao and his partner, Tony Stapor, had spent the better part of three years walking past an empty storefront at 687 O’Farrell Street. Just a short block away from their studio apartment in the Tenderloin, its potential had become something of a pastime to…

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Athen B Makes a Refresh as Part 2 Gallery in Oakland

Athen B Makes a Refresh as Part 2 Gallery in Oakland

It’s rare these days to hear about a new gallery opening in the Bay Area, with the majority of new development focused on shuttering old spaces to make way for the construction of large-scale housing projects and office spaces. That’s why it felt like cause for celebration when Athen…

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Dub Nation Takes Over SOMArts with Warriors-Themed Art Show

Dub Nation Takes Over SOMArts with Warriors-Themed Art Show

In its second installation, “Dubz Against the World” swishes into SOMArts Cultural Center over the weekend of April 6-8 with a gallery collection that’s sure to rally both art and basketball fans alike. The show will feature works from over 50 local and national artists…

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Worlds Fair Nano 2018: From Genius to Bizarre, the Latest in Art, Tech & VR

Worlds Fair Nano 2018: From Genius to Bizarre, the Latest in Art, Tech & VR

Beginning this Saturday, the epic 100,000 square foot warehouse at Pier 48 will transform into an expo of live tech demos, interactive art installations, food trucks and futurist speaker sessions for the 2018 Worlds Fair Nano. The two-day event will showcase emerging technologies across all…

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International Women’s Day in The Bay Heads to 1015 Folsom

International Women’s Day in The Bay Heads to 1015 Folsom

This Thursday, March 8th, 1015 Folsom takes attendees on a euphonic journey across electronic styles to honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements women have made throughout history for International Women’s Day. The event will feature ten female DJs and producers who fuse together…

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