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Music, All Shook Down Dan Deacon To Resonate at the Exploratorium Tomorrow

Dan Deacon To Resonate at the Exploratorium Tomorrow

Dan Deacon released a video teaser this week for his new album, coming out in February. Amid a frenetic tumble of sound, the camera leaps around Deacon’s Baltimore studio, catching glimpses of his flickering laptop, a rack of electronics, monitors, effects,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Poppy Poems

Poppy Poems

The patron saint of Red Poppy Art House is Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a "materialist, who never believed / in any promised heaven in the sky" but always believed in the profound power of poetry to raise social conscience.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Under the sea

Under the sea

One of the SF Fringe Festival's most delirious darlings, The Submarine Show, returns under the auspices of the FURY Factory Festival and it should not be missed. The story is simple: Two men wreck their vessel on the ocean…
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Culture, Art Blood, Sweat, and Canvas: Remembering the Struggle for LGBT Rights

Blood, Sweat, and Canvas: Remembering the Struggle for LGBT Rights

For nearly 20 years, a massive pink triangle has been emblazoned across Twin Peaks during each Pride weekend. Visible from the hub of the festivities on Market Street and from as far away as the mouth of the Caldecott Tunnel,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sweat & Courage

Sweat & Courage

Given the unadulterated glee provoked by the appearance of the acre-large Twin Peaks Pink Triangle, it might be easy to forget the terrible origins of the symbol itself. The downward-pointing pink triangle was the badge used to identify homosexual…
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Calendar, Night&Day Immersive art

Immersive art

Over the last month, a group of artists has been contemplating our waterways, both seen and unseen, for a group show titled "Off Shore." Local artist Paul Cesewski presented an evening of floating kinetic sculptures, including an amphibious bicycle-powered…
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Calendar, Night&Day Original Anime

Original Anime

Long before Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata founded Studio Ghibli – the production company behind My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Monoke, and Spirited Away among others – they created Panda! Go, Panda!, two ticklish shorts released in 1972 during the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lost Language, Lost love

Lost Language, Lost love

Originally a short novel written in 1927 by poet and anthropologist Jaime de Angulo, The Lariat offers the hallucinatory story of a Spanish friar who comes to California to convert the stalwart Esselen Indians. The Franciscan's only petitioner is…
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Calendar, Night&Day Secret Statues

Secret Statues

Below the surface of the Caribbean, just off the shores of Isla Mujeres in Mexico, there is a throng of 400 statues — nuns, soldiers, street sweepers, children, gangsters, cooks, and showgirls — gathered in solidarity. They are called…
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Calendar, Night&Day Reclaimed Aesthetics

Reclaimed Aesthetics

Climbing mountains of refuse at the local dump, our miniature explorer is exhilarated by danger or treasure at every turn, seeking history in the terra firma of trash. Such is the life of tiny Carl Sagan, a scrappy marionette…
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Calendar, Night&Day Innumerable Stories

Innumerable Stories

As one of America's finest dramatists and the West's most distinctive voices, Sam Shepard has won 11 Obies and one Pulitzer; acted in 56 movies; written seven screenplays, over 45 stage plays, and somewhere between 60 and 130 short…
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Calendar, Night&Day Daisey Does America

Daisey Does America

In early reviews, Mike Daisey was often compared to monologist Spalding Gray. Nowadays, it's Mark Twain because, from 2001's 21 Dog Years: Doing Time at Amazon.com to 2013's Fucking Fucking Fucking Ayn Rand, Daisey has deftly reflected the conceits…
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Calendar, Night&Day Chasing the Dream

Chasing the Dream

During his many years as program director at the Roxie, Elliot Lavine's infectious, convivial nature led us down some dark alleyways. His first noir festival, held in 1991, was a month long, and was followed by as many as…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rivera's First Fresco

Rivera's First Fresco

Glowing with gold leaf and silver inlay, the exclusive City Club of San Francisco (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club) boasts one of California's greatest surviving Art Deco interiors. But the club's most striking feature is Diego Rivera's first…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Bigger The Better

The Bigger The Better

In a radio interview, acoustic biologist Katy Payne described listening, being silent and open to what is really there, as her responsibility. Payne first achieved notoriety as part of the research team that produced 1970's Songs of the Humpback…
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Calendar, Night&Day THE BIGGER THE BETTER

THE BIGGER THE BETTER

In a radio interview, acoustic biologist Katy Payne described listening, being silent and open to what is really there, as her responsibility. Payne first achieved notoriety as part of the research team that produced 1970's Songs of the Humpback Whale.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Meow Meow Meow

Meow Meow Meow

The first Internet Cat Video Festival was proposed as a joke by a young program associate at Minneapolis' Walker Art Center. The event drew over 10,000 fans. Today, 6,000 are expected to gather at the Great Wall of Oakland…
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Calendar, Night&Day Magnetic Unknown

Magnetic Unknown

Lesser known but freakier than Freaks, Tod Browning's silent horror movie The Unknown stars Lon Chaney in an epic turn as Alonzo the Armless, a deformed knife-thrower who uses his toes to hurl daggers. His lovely assistant Nanon (played…
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Calendar, Night&Day Independent Boyhood

Independent Boyhood

The San Francisco International Film Festival has been with Richard Linklater from the beginning. When Slacker screened in 1991, its triumph — from a former oil-rig worker in Texas, no less — heralded a new era for independent film.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Eat Me, Drink Me

Eat Me, Drink Me

If you have ever watched a musical and thought, "Wait a minute! Do the characters in this story know they just broke into song?" At the White Rabbit Burlesque might blow your mind. The characters, loosely based on Lewis…
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