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Calendar, Night&Day Tasty


Nobody can accuse San Francisco of being indifferent to food. With what feels like about a billion artisan restaurants, cafes, and markets to pick our way through — come on. We're food obsessed. So it's no surprise that SOMArts,…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Palace for Queens

A Palace for Queens

In 1972, Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, co-founders of CalArts' Feminist Art Program, turned a dilapidated Hollywood mansion into "Womanhouse," a space transformed by the creations of nearly 30 young female artists. On the first day, the exhibit was…
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Calendar, Night&Day FilmStrip Tease

FilmStrip Tease

Images advertising On the Edge 4, the photography expo brought to you by the good folks at Erotic Art Events, are heavy on the cheese and rife with cliché. But digging through the portfolios of the 26 participating photographers…
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Calendar, Night&Day Into Darkness

Into Darkness

The Hole, a sand casting pit in the floor of one of SOMArts gallery spaces, was once only a mechanic's pit. Now, in its new life as a sunken stage, it is still small and unfinished, yet certainly packs…
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Calendar, Night&Day Queer Emergence

Queer Emergence

To remain on the cutting edge, artists need a safe place to experiment – somewhere to try new work and show unpolished pieces in a supportive environment. To truly fly high, sometimes we have to remove the fear of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Feminist Couture

Feminist Couture

If 92 percent of women's magazine readers can't afford the diamond dust thermo-micro-laser-collagen boost touted in the airbrushed spread on beauty technology, and 68 percent can't squeeze an arm into the sample-sized cigarette pant on the emaciated preteen on…
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Calendar, Night&Day open house

open house

Every year during SF Open Studios, artists throughout San Francisco invite people into their studios to preview work that's newly ready to exhibit. With more than 800 artists participating, it's a chance to take a one-of-a-kind VIP tour —…
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Calendar, Night&Day And the seca goes to...

And the seca goes to...

Every two years, SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) gives out awards in conjunction with SFMOMA. It's a one-two punch that bestows attention and celebrity on emerging Bay Area artists who deserve more attention and celebrity. The…
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Calendar, Night&Day What Memes May Come

What Memes May Come

The line between art and technology has long been a blurry one, but with the increasing availability of digital models, mobile platforms, and cloud-based networks, that line is blurring faster than a "retro" Instagram filter. Local and international artists…
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Calendar, Night&Day Thank You, Mr. Roboto

Thank You, Mr. Roboto

What makes a good cocktail? Fresh ingredients, quality booze, a semi-autonomous artificial agent guided by electronic circuitry? At BarBot 13, the annual festival of cocktail robotics and mechanical socializing, you can find out yourself as you’re served drinks by robot…
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Calendar, Night&Day Peace of Our Heart

Peace of Our Heart

We hate to state the obvious, but the world really doesn't seem like such a peaceful place right now. Shootings in our cities and in our schools, a prison system intent on perpetuating cycles of poverty and crime, never-ending unrest…
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Calendar, Night&Day Young at Art

Young at Art

Come out and show some love for the youngest and brightest generation of up-and-coming artists and performers at the second annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit. Youth leaders from prominent San Francisco youth advocacy groups have joined forces to showcase…
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Calendar, Night&Day The World's a Stage

The World's a Stage

In 2006, over 1,000 players, ranging in age from 10 to "don’t ask," gathered in New York for the inaugural Come Out & Play festival. Competitors roamed the city, playing Space Invaders projected on buildings in Chelsea, putting rounds of…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Future Is an Ancient Heart

The Future Is an Ancient Heart

Three provocative exhibitions within walking distance of each other are opening this week. "The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951" opens Oct.11 and presents over 150 vintage photographs from the famed group -- Berenice Abbott as a member --…
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Calendar, Night&Day Path of Most Resistance

Path of Most Resistance

To mangle a cliche: We depend on our students to fling us into the future. When it comes to art, the candidates in our local Masters of Fine Arts programs are reliably as forward-thinking as they are unafraid to experiment.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Corporate v. Community

Corporate v. Community

We're big proponents of non-corporate, revelatory tourism -- the kind that's interesting to both outsiders and locals who've lived in San Francisco for years. Many of S.F.'s secrets lie in the changing landscape it was built on, the patterns of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Eat, Write, Leap

Eat, Write, Leap

Change comes whether we like it or not. We get laid off from a job, a close friend moves away, our landlord decides to sell the apartment we rent. Yet change can also propel us forward, especially when the choice…
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Calendar, Night&Day Artist? Criminal? Yes

Artist? Criminal? Yes

Last year Revok, a member of the graffiti crew MSK, was arrested and sentenced to 180 days for failure to pay for property damage when his work was on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Styles That Burn

Styles That Burn

So you didn’t score tickets in Burning Man’s bizarre lottery system. You can either continue grieving, or you can dry your eyes with those furry boots and pencil a year’s worth of decompressions, alt-burns, and other such events in your…
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Calendar, Night&Day Queer the Room

Queer the Room

LGBT performance art thrives on multiple levels in San Francisco. Trannyshack leads the recurring clubs that are escorting drag into the 21st century. Kirk Read and Larry-bob Roberts head monthly open mic Smack Dab. Local choreographers Laura Arrington and Jesse…
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