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A Look at SFAI’s Colorful New Fort Mason Campus with 160 Art Studios for Students

A Look at SFAI’s Colorful New Fort Mason Campus with 160 Art Studios for Students

This past Friday, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) opened their second campus location at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture (FMCAC). SFAI is ready to usher in a new era of artistic prowess and has reinvented the 67,000-square foot pier, formerly known as the Herbst…

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Dia de Los Muertos in the San Francisco Bay Area: 9 Cultural Celebrations around the Cycle of Life & Death

Dia de Los Muertos in the San Francisco Bay Area: 9 Cultural Celebrations around the Cycle of Life & Death

If Halloween is a day to dress up and pretend to be a spirit, The Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos), celebrated between October 31 and November 2nd, brings the opportunity to better connect with the spirit world. In Mexican culture, it’s a…

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We’re Due for a Litquake: Literary Festival Shakes It Up

We’re Due for a Litquake: Literary Festival Shakes It Up

This Saturday, the Litquake Literary Festival returns to locations all across the Bay for five-days of storytelling with voices in poetry, non-fiction, fiction and film. Authors and artists from literally all over the globe will come together to serenade inquiring minds with musings on community…

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Oakland’s ‘Omni Commons’ Connecting Culture, Collectives & Community in a Big Way

Oakland’s ‘Omni Commons’ Connecting Culture, Collectives & Community in a Big Way

Unfortunately, these days, it’s rare to not hear about another San Francisco creative space that’s in danger of disappearing. It’s an all too familiar story for many artists across the Bay, as studios and other venues for radical experimentation have slowly folded in the wake…

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Unconventional Wi-Fi Spots to Make Working Remotely Way More Enjoyable

Unconventional Wi-Fi Spots to Make Working Remotely Way More Enjoyable

Working from home can inevitably start to feel like going to the same office every day, but it doesn’t have to. We’ve searched out some noteworthy spots around the city that are perfect for a workday field trip or maybe even a more permanent cafe…

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10 Stunning Road Trips for Nature Lovers (Totally Worth the Drive)

10 Stunning Road Trips for Nature Lovers (Totally Worth the Drive)

California has an incredibly diverse landscape, as I’m sure you’ve learned by reading our past guides on overnight beach and wilderness excursions. Now it’s time to focus our attention on really getting away. The spots we’ve collected here are often challenging to get to but they…

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10 Creepy Abandoned Places We’re Tempted to Explore

10 Creepy Abandoned Places We’re Tempted to Explore

Spaces all around the Bay Area have deep histories and have undergone unforeseeable transmutations. You’d be foolhardy not to expect that haunting feeling from time to time, especially in some of its long-since abandoned spaces. You don’t have to be midway through a graveyard séance…

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Bay Area Art Events Heating Up in July (SF Art Book Fair, Queer Comics Expo & More)

Bay Area Art Events Heating Up in July (SF Art Book Fair, Queer Comics Expo & More)

Traditionally, art shows cool down a bit in the summer—often due to artists and gallery owners going on vacation—but July in the Bay Area’s art world seems hotter than ever. We’ve rounded up a collection of promising art events for the month. So turn down…

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The Nature Fix: 10 Off-the-Grid Wilderness Camping & Backpacking Trips from the Bay Area

The Nature Fix: 10 Off-the-Grid Wilderness Camping & Backpacking Trips from the Bay Area

Just because Memorial Day weekend has come and gone doesn’t mean you can’t keep the nature adventures going. It’s time to hit the dusty (or forested) trails and head out into the great outdoors. While you can easily roll up to Redwood Regional Park expecting…

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Candlestick Mural Unveiling: Local Art Collectives & Midway Gallery Combine Creative Forces in Bayview

Candlestick Mural Unveiling: Local Art Collectives & Midway Gallery Combine Creative Forces in Bayview

The Midway Gallery will be unveiling a selection of fourteen sizeable murals from Bayview artists and youths. The event serves as a celebration of the history and future of the transitioning Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhood and will take place this Saturday, June 10. Participating street artists…

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Life’s a Beach: 10 Easy Yet Amazing Camping Getaways by the Water

Life’s a Beach: 10 Easy Yet Amazing Camping Getaways by the Water

We’ve been patiently waiting for some permanently warm weather since December and it’s becoming more and more tempting these days to just pick up and run for the closest body of water. If you’ve been feeling that call of the wild, we’ve heard your cries….

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Gray Area’s 100 Day No Ban Dance Party: Celebration of Diversity & Creative Resistance

Gray Area’s 100 Day No Ban Dance Party: Celebration of Diversity & Creative Resistance

It’s been nearly 100 days since President (*sigh*) Trump took office. There have been plenty of opportunities to shake our fists at the issues, but here’s a chance now to shake our asses. Gray Area, a local education hub, incubator and venue space, which also…

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