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Early & Lesser-Known Photographs by Diane Arbus at the SFMOMA

Early & Lesser-Known Photographs by Diane Arbus at the SFMOMA

SF will soon be the second American city to house the “diane arbus: in the beginning” collection. The exhibit largely consists of photographs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s vast Diane Arbus Archive in New York. Plus many lesser-known published works will also be on…

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Coin-Op Levels Up on the Arcade Bar Trend with Tron-themed Speakeasy

Coin-Op Levels Up on the Arcade Bar Trend with Tron-themed Speakeasy

Combining vintage arcade games with good food and drinks has to be a slam dunk formula. That’s the vision behind Coin-Op, the arcade game haven and bar from San Diego’s Sporting Fraternity, Inc. restaurant group, is SOMA’s latest meet up/nerd-babe addition. And while the soft…

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DNA Lounge Follows Announcement of Financial Troubles with a Call to Action

DNA Lounge Follows Announcement of Financial Troubles with a Call to Action

Jamie Zawinski (JWZ) signed a lease 17 years ago for the SoMa space to house DNA Lounge. Unfortunately, the eccentric live music and event venue recently announced that they may soon close permanently due to financial issues…unless other options present themselves. A recent blog post…

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‘Nightlife Legislation’ Amendment Looks to Protect Music Venues from Hotel and Motel Noise Complaints

‘Nightlife Legislation’ Amendment Looks to Protect Music Venues from Hotel and Motel Noise Complaints

This week the SF Planning Commission approved a new amendment to a piece of legislation to preserve nightlife and entertainment venues from being sued for noise complaints by neighboring hotels and motels within 300 feet. The Planning Commission approved the amendment unanimously and it will…

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BottleRock Napa Valley Lineup Announced: Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Maroon 5

BottleRock Napa Valley Lineup Announced: Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Maroon 5

Three days into 2017 and we already have two major festival announcements. Following hot on the heels of Coachella’s lineup announcement, the organizers behind the BottleRock Napa Valley festival revealed the lineup for the fifth annual festival. This year’s event is headlined by rock band…

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Coachella Announces 2017 Lineup

Coachella Announces 2017 Lineup

2017 is off to an explosive start with Coachella dropping the lineup for its festival today. Headlining this year are English alternative rock group Radiohead, multi-genre queen Beyoncé and rapper Kendrick Lamar. Other noteworthy acts included on this year’s lineup are the return of pop…

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Fake NYE ’90s Party in East Bay Makes Local News

Fake NYE ’90s Party in East Bay Makes Local News

Buyer beware! Anyone who plans to celebrate the end of a horrible 2016 by attending the “I Love the 90’s Music Fest” or “New Years Eve 90’s Music Fest” in downtown Berkeley needs to reconsider where to spend the end-of-year countdown. Fake news has been…

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60th San Francisco International Film Festival Starts Early with Special Anniversary Screenings

60th San Francisco International Film Festival Starts Early with Special Anniversary Screenings

The longest-running film festival in the Americas, San Francisco International Film Festival, celebrates its landmark 60th anniversary next year. Dates and a list of primary venues were recently announced, with the 2017 festival spanning April 5 – 19, which is two weeks earlier than its…

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4 SF Restaurants Named on Eater’s List of ‘America’s Best Restaurants of 2016’

4 SF Restaurants Named on Eater’s List of ‘America’s Best Restaurants of 2016’

Food news and dining guide Eater shared their annual list of “America’s Best Restaurants,” curated by editor and food critic Bill Addison. This coveted list aims to highlight “restaurants that embody what’s exciting and essential about dining culture,” as they put it. Out of an…

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The Monster Project & Adobe Bring Kids’ Crayon Drawings to Life

The Monster Project & Adobe Bring Kids’ Crayon Drawings to Life

Children’s crayon drawings come to life, just like in that Pixar film! Thanks to The Monster Project, a Kickstarter funded by technology company Adobe, as well as two of San Francisco’s most respected non-profits in the art and tech community, Gray Area and Illuminate. For…

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11 Super Festive Holiday Activities to Do in SF: Booze Crawls, Ugly Sweaters, Reindeer, Locally Made Gifts & More

11 Super Festive Holiday Activities to Do in SF: Booze Crawls, Ugly Sweaters, Reindeer, Locally Made Gifts & More

There is a ton of festive things to do in the city, you just have to find them. And whether the holiday means dressing up to go bar-hopping, buying locally made gifts, or just want to cruise at your own speed with your family or…

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Q&A: Berkeley’s Minna Choi of Magik*Magik Orchestra on Humble Beginnings to Swedish American

Q&A: Berkeley’s Minna Choi of Magik*Magik Orchestra on Humble Beginnings to Swedish American

It’s not every day that you meet someone who has created and leads their very own orchestra. Minna Choi founder of Bay Area group Magik*Magik Orchestra does just that–and she just released her first self-titled album this past October. Choi grew up in Berkeley, went…

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