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‘Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson?’ The Long-Awaited Mega Book Release by Last Gasp Publishing

‘Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson?’ The Long-Awaited Mega Book Release by Last Gasp Publishing

Ron Turner, founder of Last Gasp Publishing, provocateur, and self-proclaimed “old hippy” is a hard man to pin down. I can always get a hold of him, but having a conversation or interview in a quiet location is simply out of the question–it’s got to…

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December Films Outside the Mainstream Variety

December Films Outside the Mainstream Variety

Be adventurous this December and check out movies and documentaries too outside the box for your phone’s movie app or the major theater chains. No need to spend your winter in the mainstream when there are so many alternatives out there. Plan a movie night…

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Star Wars Trilogy Heads to the SF Symphony for Live Score Performances

Star Wars Trilogy Heads to the SF Symphony for Live Score Performances

George Lucas’ first three Star Wars films will return to the big screen in 2018 above the Davies Symphony Hall stage, accompanied by live performances of the soundtrack from San Francisco Symphony. This announcement is part of its 2018 Summer with the Symphony series and…

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Let The Turkey Live! 5 Thoughtful Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving This Year

Let The Turkey Live! 5 Thoughtful Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving This Year

Maybe you want to save a few birds this year—or maybe you don’t even really like turkey. Regardless of how you’re feeling this season, there are plenty of ways to get away from the dinner table and explore a deeper appreciation of all the good the…

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SF Symphony Film Series Returns, Plus SHN’s Harry Potter Live Orchestra Performances Announced

SF Symphony Film Series Returns, Plus SHN’s Harry Potter Live Orchestra Performances Announced

It’s hard to beat the visual and sonic experience of watching a movie on the big screen, while the soundtrack is being performed live by an orchestra in the same room, with that said, the film series at the San Francisco Symphony knows just how…

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Academy Award Winner & ‘Star Wars’ Model Maker Lorne Peterson Hosts Series at Exploratorium

Academy Award Winner & ‘Star Wars’ Model Maker Lorne Peterson Hosts Series at Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is introducing a new “Made for Movies” series with visual effects wizard Lorne Peterson. Peterson is an Academy Award-winning artist best-known for his work as a modeler for Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). He was originally hired by George Lucas back in 1975 and has…

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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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SF Sketchfest Lineup Announced: Over 200 Shows, Including Ricky Gervais, Dick Cavett, Jane Lynch

SF Sketchfest Lineup Announced: Over 200 Shows, Including Ricky Gervais, Dick Cavett, Jane Lynch

The 17th annual Sketchfest Comedy Festival returns to San Francisco in January with a long list of shows, including over 200 shows across 16 local venues and over 17 consecutive days. That’s a whole hell of a lot of laughs, provided by comedians from around…

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Beyond the Pumpkin Spice: 7 Holiday Arts & Craft Fairs that Take DIY to the Next Level

Beyond the Pumpkin Spice: 7 Holiday Arts & Craft Fairs that Take DIY to the Next Level

In the San Francisco Bay Area, there is always a DIY opportunity or a clever crafty thing to buy. But in November and December, when craft fair season is in full swing, things are guaranteed to go next-level. Here is our list of not-to-be-missed spots to find…

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Flying Robot International Drone Film Festival Brings the Best of Aerial Filmmaking to San Francisco

Flying Robot International Drone Film Festival Brings the Best of Aerial Filmmaking to San Francisco

Drone enthusiasts – start your engines! The Flying Robot International Film Festival (FRiFF) returns to San Francisco to showcase their curated collection of short-length drone films and to celebrate the filmmakers who made them. The single-evening event at the Roxie Theater will a premiere screening followed…

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Heron Art & Wolfbat Lure SF into the Lair of Mythical Creatures & Psychedelic Landscapes

Heron Art & Wolfbat Lure SF into the Lair of Mythical Creatures & Psychedelic Landscapes

Did your Halloween fall short of expectations? Don’t worry! The best Halloween block party in SF is coming up this Friday at Heron Arts. On Friday, November 3rd, Heron Arts will host “HalloWolfbat: A Visual Conjuring and Performative Art Installation & Exhibition” by artist Dennis…

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Sketchpad Gallery & the Bruce Lee Foundation Present an Art Show Inspired by the Iconic Martial Arts Master

Sketchpad Gallery & the Bruce Lee Foundation Present an Art Show Inspired by the Iconic Martial Arts Master

San Francisco’s Sketchpad Gallery has teamed up with the Bruce Lee Foundation to present Spirit of the Dragon, a Bruce Lee tribute art show. Bruce Lee is a widely-known pop culture icon but the reason why he is so near-and-dear to so many goes way past…

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