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Culture, The Exhibitionist Latino Folk Art, George Takei, and Octavia Butler: Three Can't-Miss Exhibits

Latino Folk Art, George Takei, and Octavia Butler: Three Can't-Miss Exhibits

February isn't always the prime season for art exhibits, but some of San Francisco's heavy-hitting cultural institutions have produced some superior shows for what passes for the dead of winter around here. From two genuinely breathtaking cultural events riffing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Discovering the Mexican Museum Within Fort Mason

Tourism for Locals: Discovering the Mexican Museum Within Fort Mason

Museums abound in San Francisco — name it and we'll probably have it. From sex toys to albino alligators, there is no shortage of exhibitions to pique the San San Franciscan's interest . And while some, like the de…
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Over the Rivera

We'd heard tell of a Diego Rivera Mural Tour, showcasing the famous Mexican painter's masterpiece hidden within a members-only club Downtown. But none of our tipsters could give us the exact lowdown on how to get into the place that…
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Letters to the Editor

A Room With (Not Enough) View Love those hidden gems: Hosannas for Ron Russell's wonderful article on the Diego Rivera mural at City College of San Francisco ! I'm a San Franciscan and when I lived there…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Ready, Set, Eat!

Ready, Set, Eat!

SAT-SUN 9/6-7 Of the multitude of temptations that plague modern man only seven are considered deadly. Naturally, humans have been warned throughout history to avoid this septet of transgressions. But one peccadillo is just so much fun that it's nearly…
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Culture, Art Mexican Magic

Mexican Magic

It'll be a long mañana before the Mexican Museum opens its permanent digs in Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta's planned terra-cotta-colored structure near the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: The opening may be delayed until 2006. But if you're hungry…
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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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Night + Day

Wednesday February 25 Oh, the Humanity! Titanic's 14 Oscar nominations probably sent a few Hollywood directors scrambling for another historic disaster to salvage, but local director Greg MacKellan is the man to beat. His new musical Lusitania tells the dramatic…
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wednesday october 9 Hypothalamusly Speaking Neuroanatomist Simon LeVay, who made headlines in 1991 with controversial findings suggesting that homosexuality is based in biology, speaks on "Queer Science." LeVay, a former Harvard professor who founded the Institute of Gay and Lesbian…
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