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Oakland Museum of California Takes a Deep Dive into Hip-Hop Culture & History

Oakland Museum of California Takes a Deep Dive into Hip-Hop Culture & History

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) has identified hip-hop as one of the most influential cultural and social movements of the last 50 years and has made it the central focus of their upcoming exhibition. RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, opening in March, takes a look at hip-hop…

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5 SF Bay Area Date Night Combos that Rekindle the Classic ‘Dinner & a Movie’ Concept

5 SF Bay Area Date Night Combos that Rekindle the Classic ‘Dinner & a Movie’ Concept

A dinner and a movie. It’s the classy combo that came before Netflix and chill, the ’90s recipe of a perfect date, and still as relevant as ever. And why not? For fresh daters, it’s an opportunity to dating in stride with a conversation-filled dinner…

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The Cartoon Art Museum is Back in Full Force: Expanded Programming & Guest Speaker Nick Park (Early Man, Wallace & Gromit)

The Cartoon Art Museum is Back in Full Force: Expanded Programming & Guest Speaker Nick Park (Early Man, Wallace & Gromit)

Most major cities have a modern art museum, but it’s not a given that they will also have a Cartoon Art Museum. San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum is a rare gem that, after three years without a permanent home, has now hit the ground running…

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Fixed-Gear Bike Purists Get Their Swerve On with ClickDark’s Bay-Centric ‘Fixie Rap’ Music Vids

Fixed-Gear Bike Purists Get Their Swerve On with ClickDark’s Bay-Centric ‘Fixie Rap’ Music Vids

Centered around the sleek and sexy fixed-gear bikes, “fixie” culture shows no signs of slowing down. These bikes have no freewheel (meaning you can’t coast) and often have no brakes (yes, even in hilly San Francisco). But the minimalist bike model has a ton of style and gets…

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Video Clip Mashups, Satanic Panic & Psychedelic Hilarity Head to Alamo Drafthouse & New Parkway

Video Clip Mashups, Satanic Panic & Psychedelic Hilarity Head to Alamo Drafthouse & New Parkway

Everything is Terrible! is an art collective that takes clips from VHS movies of the 80’s and 90’s and then imagines up a new narrative, sizzurps it up to high heaven, and creates an entirely new low-brow masterpiece out of it. Now the Los Angeles crew…

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February Film Screenings Outside the Mainstream Variety

February Film Screenings Outside the Mainstream Variety

February is notoriously a month full of Valentine’s Day expectations. With the 14th fast approaching, this month’s movies are suited for special date nights as well as some less romantic alternatives. For those seeking a rendezvous with ambiance, try dinner and a movie in the cave of…

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Unusual Art Installation Consisting of 40 Identical Statues Making its Way to SF Civic Center

Unusual Art Installation Consisting of 40 Identical Statues Making its Way to SF Civic Center

Standing at 6.5 feet tall and weighing a whopping 300lbs each, celebrated British Trinidadian artist Zak Ové’s figurative sculptures can’t be missed. Forty of these sculptures will be on display for four months at San Francisco’s Civic Center as part of the public art exhibit titled,…

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Grand Opening of Jenny Lemons New Retail Store & DIY Workshop Space

Grand Opening of Jenny Lemons New Retail Store & DIY Workshop Space

If you attend local craft fairs, can’t resist fun hand-printed clothing, or you like to try your hand at make-it-yourself workshops, then you might already be familiar with local artist Jenny Lemons. With a sunny demeanor and an eagerness to share her knowledge about arts…

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The Edwardian Ball 2018: Fanciful Fashion, Treasure Hunts and Futurist Contraptions

The Edwardian Ball 2018: Fanciful Fashion, Treasure Hunts and Futurist Contraptions

Over the weekend of January 26th, the Regency Ballroom will be transformed for the annual Edwardian World’s Faire & the Edwardian Ball. Two nights of old-fashioned reverie, one-of-a-kind acrobatic performances and live music. In celebration of an era in which rotary phones and penny-farthing bicycles were…

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Grant Applications Now Open for the 2018 Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions

Grant Applications Now Open for the 2018 Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions

Thanks to the Hewlett Foundation run by William and Flora Hewlett, 10 local non-profit organizations will receive $150,000 grants to commission significant new works of theater, spoken word, and musical theater and premiere them in the Bay Area. Applications for this year’s awards are due…

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Hashimoto Contemporary Gets a Movie Store Makeover for ‘Babel Video’ Solo Show by Woodrow White

Hashimoto Contemporary Gets a Movie Store Makeover for ‘Babel Video’ Solo Show by Woodrow White

Hashimoto Contemporary is getting an unusual revamp by Bay Area artist and illustrator Woodrow White this Saturday. The gallery space is being transformed into a video-rental store, complete with hand-painted DVDs and large-scale movie posters from the artist’s created universe of fictitious films. While the…

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2017 Movie Picks from Alamo Drafthouse SF Creative Manager/Programmer

2017 Movie Picks from Alamo Drafthouse SF Creative Manager/Programmer

Mike Keegan is the Creative Manager/Programmer at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission. He is tasked with some pretty difficult movie decision-making on the regular—how to excite film buffs, introduce new audiences to cult classics, and create a film program that’s fitting for a diverse San Francisco audience—all…

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