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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: LeRoy King Carousel Takes Locals for a Spin

Tourism for Locals: LeRoy King Carousel Takes Locals for a Spin

No matter how old we get, San Franciscans will never stop being kids at heart —even when we get jaded and bitter from the rise of the cost of living. We're a city fostered in the spirit of youthful…
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Calendar, Night&Day Garden Stroll

Garden Stroll

The Yerba Buena Gardens are painfully charming. The little oasis in the middle of downtown is home to museums, theaters, restaurants and cafes — there's a reason that everyone working within a 10-block radius eats lunch alongside the fountains.…
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News, Sucka Free City Big Addition Coming to Mid-Market? It's Chess Players' Move

Big Addition Coming to Mid-Market? It's Chess Players' Move

A group of chess players became an unwitting symbol of gentrification on mid-Market in September, after the San Francisco police excommunicated them from the sidewalk between Fifth and Sixth streets. The police claimed their tables had become a magnet for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bringing Back the Big Top

Bringing Back the Big Top

Life has been a circus at SF Weekly lately. Our annual Best Of San Francisco issue was circus themed, and that meant long meetings with clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and contortionists. Then when news broke that a local performer went…
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Calendar, Night&Day Free at Last

Free at Last

On March 7, 1965, hundreds of men and women attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., to protest white resistance to black voter registration. A line of police awaited them on the other side of Edmund Pettus Bridge. What…
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Calendar, Night&Day All in the Family

All in the Family

Busy parents hardly get the time to step out or kick-back during the whirwind of childrearing. For those strapped on time, energy, and resources, the Yerba Buena Arts District is your social salvation. Enjoy a daylong block party in downtown…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: Bourbon and Berry at B Restaurant and Bar

Drink of the Week: Bourbon and Berry at B Restaurant and Bar

Tucked away on a terrace on the second level at Yerba Buena Gardens holds one of San Francisco's best kept outdoor drinking and dining secrets, B Restaurant and Bar. Well, okay, maybe not entirely secret, since its $1 oysters and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pinoy Pride

Pinoy Pride

With the largest Filipino population of any of state, the trials of tinikling are woven into the fabric of California childhood as surely as dodgeball. Tinikling, which we kids were taught to perform for parents' night, is an ankle crushing…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hula into the Future

Hula into the Future

Hawaiian culture is intrinsically tied to its land, which has slowly been gleaned from Hawaiian control that some preservationists’ ballyhoo its inevitable extinction. All this anxiety skews people into two camps: advocates and abandoners. In the world of Hawaiian dance,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Skywalkers

Skywalkers

We don’t know why stiltwalking holds such enduring fascination, but archaeologists found a vase with a Greek chorus of stiltwalkers dated as early as the sixth century B.C.E. The beginning was probably pragmatic, as in regions of France where shepherds…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Filipino American Culture Goes OFF Downtown

Filipino American Culture Goes OFF Downtown

The excellent annual Filipino American cultural festival is this weekend; we passed by the Yerba Buena Gardens this morning, and the place was already covered in white tenting. It has to be, because part of the Pistahan plan is the…
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Music, All Shook Down Spooky Burlesque, 24-Hour Horror Movie Marathon, 3-D Thriller, and Tales from MUNI Diaries

Spooky Burlesque, 24-Hour Horror Movie Marathon, 3-D Thriller, and Tales from MUNI Diaries

Every day is Halloween in San Francisco: flamboyant and creepy costumes, high-energy revelry, gross over-intoxication and decadent sweets. So basically, the rest of the country is just celebrating "San Francisco Day" on Oct. 31. And why shouldn't they? Here are…
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Music, All Shook Down Thursday's Pick: VidyA -- Free Lunchtime Concert

Thursday's Pick: VidyA -- Free Lunchtime Concert

​VidyAYerba Buena Gardens12:30 p.m., freeDowntown office drones know that one of the best pick-me-ups during the workday is some free outdoor music. This year's Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in SOMA has been presenting its Thursday Lunchtime Concert series since early…
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Dining, SFoodie This Weekend: Huge Array of Filipino Eats at S.F.'s Annual Pistahan Festival

This Weekend: Huge Array of Filipino Eats at S.F.'s Annual Pistahan Festival

If street food from Adobo Hobo and Lumpia Cart has been your only taste of Filipino food, you won't want to miss the 17th annual Pistahan festival and parade at Yerba Buena Gardens this weekend. It's the Bay Area's largest…
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Calendar, Night&Day Digging in the Garden

Digging in the Garden

Playing quietly: It's cause for suspicion when children do it. We feel sort of the same way about really great Bay Area artists — if we haven't heard from them in a while, we start to suspect they're making something.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bali High

Bali High

Thank the traditional performing arts of the Indonesian islands for this afternoon of colorful Balinese fancy-dancing and Sundanese gong-bonging galore. Gamelan Sekar Jaya — an Oakland-based ensemble 30 years running and 50 members strong — throws down a dynamic spectacle…
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Calendar, Night&Day Summer in the City

Summer in the City

No need to limit your al fresco arts activities to Stern Grove. The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival ensures that you can get some fresh air and take in a few of the Bay Area's cultural treasures year round — sometimes…
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Old Story, New Art Form

Using a form he calls a "secular oratorio," jazz musician Marcus Shelby wrote what we call a modern opera. Quilting together bebop, blues, gospel, and more, Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land is jazz on a grand scale. Written…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shakespeare and Company

Shakespeare and Company

You consider yourself a theater fan, but you don't go to plays. The people behind the San Francisco Theater Festival know all about you, and they know you demand certain conditions before committing to a production, such as: It should…
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Dining, Recent Openings

A weekly listing of new restaurants around town

A weekly listing of new restaurants around town. To recommend a spot, e-mailfresheats. Amélie: 1754 Polk (at Washington), 292-6916, www.ameliesf.com. Nob Hill. Wine bar, small plates. B Restaurant & Bar: 720 Howard (between Third and Fourth sts.), in Yerba Buena…
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