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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings April 23-29, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Selected III: British touring collection of short films and video co-curated by Videoclub and the Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN). Fri., April 25, 8 p.m. $7-$10. videoclub.org.uk. Other Cinema: Google Boondoggle: The S.F. Tenants Union…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listingsfor April 2-8, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: Planet Rock: A screening of Kerry Laitala's 16mm look at New Hampshire's once-iconic Old Man of the Mountain (R.I.P.), plus cinematic glimpses at Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and more. Sat., April 5, 8:30…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: The Glory of the Pacific

Recent Acquisitions: The Glory of the Pacific

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. In 1939, the Golden Gate International Exposition was held on San…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ladies Who Launched

Ladies Who Launched

As part of "Gertrude and Alice: 100 Years, 100 Roses," a centennial celebration of the date Stein and Toklas first met in Paris, Still Life With Stein: A Surreal Play for the Imagination features Stein's words and style brought to…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, January 7, 2004 There aren't many brother-and-sister improvised comedy acts. Is it because siblings of differing genders usually hate each other, being likely to punch one another in the face, hawk loogies, and participate in high-drama screaming matches? (Not…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Movie Snacks

Every Friday night, the Mechanics' Institute Library hosts a classic movie in an intimate salon setting complete with cinéastes and chitchat, but what's especially noteworthy is the high quality of grub served up from the little back bar. No economy-size…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Chess Club

The chess aficionados who frequent the Fifth and Market Street tables presumably don't know about the Chess Club at the Mechanics' Institute Library. Why else would they suffer the clamor, panhandlers, hecklers, and tourists to play a match in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ooh-La-La

Ooh-La-La

Some folks go gaga for anything French, idolizing our transatlantic neighbors for their contributions to haute couture, gourmet cuisine, and kissing. You'll have to hide behind your beret to avoid such Francophiles this weekend, when the Bay Area's Gallic community…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Private Library

The Mechanics' Institute Library looks the way a library should look. It takes up two floors of the Mechanics' Institute building downtown, each floor tiered with a mezzanine or two of books on every conceivable subject. The setting is hushed,…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Private Library

Recently the $100 million new Main Library released a report admitting that, yes, a floor is missing -- and also that it's frustratingly hard to locate books in this white elephant monument to socialite Charlotte Swig Shultz. (Of course, the…
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