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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Civil War at Home and Abroad in runboyrun

A Civil War at Home and Abroad in runboyrun

The Nigerian Civil War ended in 1970. Forty years later, Disciple Ufot (Adrian Roberts) is still at war with himself. In the play runboyrun, Mfoniso Udofia explores the effects of that particular war on this man’s psyche. The result is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The J-POP SUMMIT Moved to Fort Mason Because It's Huge and Awesome This Year

The J-POP SUMMIT Moved to Fort Mason Because It's Huge and Awesome This Year

If the idea of huddling in fog-bound Golden Gate Park for a chance to see the Black Keys or Elton John at Outside Lands sounds like (chilly, misty) hell to you, there is another massive event happening the same…
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Dining, SFoodie FRIDAY: Off the Grid's 5th Anniversary at Fort Mason

FRIDAY: Off the Grid's 5th Anniversary at Fort Mason

Not everything makes it to its fifth anniversary. Neither the Carter Administration nor the Battlestar Galactica reboot did, and only two of Elizabeth Taylor’s eight marriages got much farther. So we announce with great fanfare that Off the Grid…
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Dining, Eat

Summer Guide 2013: Summer Beer & Wine Festivals

Pinot Days More than 140 wineries from Oregon to New Zealand will be offering their diverse takes on the popular grape at this largest gathering of pinot noir producers in the world. Sunday, June 30, 2 to 5 p.m. $60.…
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Dining, SFoodie Chocolate Overload

Chocolate Overload

San Francisco International Chocolate Salon Where: Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, Buchanan at Marina When: Sat., April 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the door The rundown: At a recent fondue event, SFoodie spied a brazen toddler…
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Dining, SFoodie Boobs and Beer Converge for BreastFest

Boobs and Beer Converge for BreastFest

In the immortal words of The Bloodhound Gang, "Hooray for boobies." Tomorrow brings us the 10th Annual BreastFest Beerfest, this year jiggling over the Golden Gate Bridge and into the city. Benefiting the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, a beer festival…
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Dining, Recent Openings

New Restaurants

A weekly listing of new restaurants around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Attic: 234 South B St. (at East Third Ave.), San Mateo, 650-342-4506, www.atticrestaurant.com. South Bay. Filipino/Pan-Asian. Brick and Bottle: 55 Tamal Vista (at Chickasaw), Corte Madera,…
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Dining, SFoodie Despite the Fog, Fort Mason Farmers' Market Off to a Warm Start

Despite the Fog, Fort Mason Farmers' Market Off to a Warm Start

The city warmly welcomed its newest farmers' market yesterday ― above, State Senator Mark Leno and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown were present to cut the ceremonial vine to officially launch the Sunday Fort Mason Center market.…
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Music, All Shook Down Threadshow SF: Indie Recessionistas Take Note

Threadshow SF: Indie Recessionistas Take Note

If you're like us, you've been hitting up the racks at Forever 21 more than you'd like to admit. And maybe after you've shown up wearing the same outfit as your cubicle mate for the third time in a row…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sky’s the Limit

Sky’s the Limit

Did you know that when the Golden Gate Bridge gets hot, it sits low in the saddle? Course you didn’t: You don’t have a Bridge Thermometer, which looks like one of those scenic coin-op binoculars crossed with a first-person shooter.…
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Dining, SFoodie Largest Tasting of California Wines in the World!

Largest Tasting of California Wines in the World!

While there are a heck of a lot of wine tastings around San Francisco every year with their own bragging rights, only one can claim the title of Largest Tasting of California Wines in the World! And it's happening today.…
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Music, All Shook Down Diner In The Dark: Night Vision, Three Courses, Wine Pairings. Bib Not Included.

Diner In The Dark: Night Vision, Three Courses, Wine Pairings. Bib Not Included.

The only kind of eating in the dark we've tried usually involves staggering down the street in the middle of the night after consuming copious amounts of beer, wolfing down a scalding slice of pizza. And boy, that pizza…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Going Under

Going Under

FRI-SAT 10/21-22 Homo-hop punk rockers, faux drag divas, and PlaySkool-inspired orchestras -- typical Saturday night hipster fare in S.F. But how often do you get to see them in a fancy joint? "Bay Area Now 4: Under the Radar I"…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Flower Children

Flower Children

SAT-SUN 5/7-8 If you're wondering what to get your mother for her special day this year, how about some Solenocentrum? Or a little Lepanthopsis? No, these aren't the latest prescription drugs from Canada. These are orchids, and you can pick…
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Culture, Dance Dancing Outside

Dancing Outside

It's 10 p.m. on a weekday morning and Anna Halprin is, as usual, in her favored state: nude. "I'm so sorry, I'll be right down," she shouts, full frontal, from the top of the stairs as she races around the…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Saints Be Praised

To appreciate how the late Patrocinio Barela forever changed the santo tradition, it helps to know the very American life story of the artist himself. Born in 1900 to a Mexican-American copper miner, Barela left Taos during the Great Depression…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday november 6 Durst's Mop Will Durst has threatened to shave his head on live TV if Bob Dole doesn't win the presidential race, and though the election wasn't over at press time, Dole was still trailing in the polls,…
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Culture, Stage

Wet Blanket

"Pieces of the Quilt" Seven one-act plays. Conceived by Sean San Jose Blackman. Directed by R.A. White. At the Magic Theater, Fort Mason Center, Building D, through Nov. 17. Call 441-8001. I've been thinking about theater as community lately. About…
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Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Robotics enthusiasts from around the world are converging on Fort Mason to beat the crankcase oil out of each other. Founded two years ago as the brainchild of Marin County resident Marc Thorpe, the cyber-era jousting tournament known as Robot…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday may 8 Demy Reigns A French town is recast in pastels in Jacques Demy's 1964 musical fantasy Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). A work particularly notable for its firsts -- dialogue done entirely in song, the…
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