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Culture, The Exhibitionist New World Order: The Symphony Does Dvorak

New World Order: The Symphony Does Dvorak

By Jessica Hilo San Francisco Symphony musicians return to a more palatable world of symphonic performance with a family-friendly concert featuring Dvořák's "New World" Symphony. The composer wrote "New World," his ninth symphony, during a visit to America in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day New World Order

New World Order

San Francisco Symphony musicians return to a more palatable world of symphonic performance with a family-friendly concert featuring Dvořák's "New World" Symphony. The composer wrote "New World," his ninth symphony, during a visit to America in the 1890s; and, indeed,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

When faced with the challenge of creating a book for a generation of not-yet-literate Baby Boomers, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned a quirky story around two rhyming words he found on a list given to him…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shhh

Shhh

When you live in a bustling metropolis, even one as eco-friendly as San Francisco, the magic of seclusion and returning to the tranquility of nature, resonate deeply. This wonder, entombed in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden, is the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sunday Night Fever

Sunday Night Fever

Dancing, as the people of Elmore, Okla., can attest, a symptom of a truly abhorrent disease. By now, you have come to know the sickness by many names: “Night Fever,” “Boogie Fever,” “The Harlem Shake.” To stay ahead of this…
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Calendar, Night&Day Snake It Up

Snake It Up

San Francisco's Chinese New Year celebration began in the 1860s, and is now the largest of its kind outside Asia. The celebration has already crowned the new Miss Chinatown, hosted a 5K run, and welcomed back all-star Jeremy Lin, but…
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Calendar, Night&Day Reinventing Opera

Reinventing Opera

Opera Parallèle presents the Bay Area premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar, a one-act contemporary opera that explores the relationship between politics and artistic expression. Ainadamar (“Fountain of Tears”) tells the story of avant-garde poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca, who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Chasin' the Blues

Chasin' the Blues

After the banners of Hardly Strictly have been packed away, the idea of returning to bluegrass seems as appealing as sticking to a healthy diet. Though we take it for granted, bluegrass, unlike other genres, has not only embraced but…
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Calendar, Night&Day Go Over the Fine Print

Go Over the Fine Print

San Francisco celebrates graphic art this weekend with a casual and free fine arts exhibition. The San Francisco Fine Print Fair is an annual event that offers arts scholars, collectors, and enthusiasts alike a glimpse into the world of fine…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist To Do This Weekend: The Bay Area Brew Festival

To Do This Weekend: The Bay Area Brew Festival

We San Franciscans sometimes like to revel in the trappings of pretension. We buy signature products, we eat "artisanal" everything, we wax poetic on the character of Napa wine (or we fake as much and hope to fly under the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Wintersalt Music and Arts Fest

Video of the Day: Wintersalt Music and Arts Fest

Repeated exposure and adoration from the masses have turned most popular music and art festivals into blown out, oversaturated, and commercialized trash -- vain attempts to recapture the aura and frenetic glory of Woodstock or Monterey Jazz. Today's festival scene…
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Calendar, Night&Day Brew with a View

Brew with a View

We San Franciscans sometimes like to revel in the trappings of pretention. We buy signature products, we eat "artisinal" everything, we wax poetic on the character of Napa wine (or we fake as much and hope to fly under the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sweet 'n' Salty

Sweet 'n' Salty

Repeated exposure and adoration from the masses have turned most popular music and art festivals into blown out, oversaturated, and commercialized trash -- vain attempts to recapture the aura and frenetic glory of Woodstock or Monterey Jazz. Today’s festival scene…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist What the University of California Should Learn From Gap's 2010 Failed Logo Experiment

What the University of California Should Learn From Gap's 2010 Failed Logo Experiment

The University of California announced Friday that it was foregoing use of a system-wide monogram that spurned controversy and outcry over social media. The logo was unveiled in November as an alternative to the university's Victorian seal and stood…
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Calendar, Night&Day 'Twas a Good Night

'Twas a Good Night

You're in the thick of it, aren't you? The frenzy of the holidays has washed over like a tidal wave and replaced visions of sugar plums with the cold slap of gift-giving budgets, packed parking lots, and incessant top 40…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Toy Talk: New Start-Up Combines Siri and Teddy Ruxpin

Toy Talk: New Start-Up Combines Siri and Teddy Ruxpin

Spoiler alert, kids: Santa is not real. In the grander scheme of things, sure, Santa exists as some transcendental being binding us together in a flurry of holiday glee -- he's the guy that makes your parents wake up…
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Calendar, Night&Day Back to Basie

Back to Basie

Why is American jazz band leader William “Count” Basie a classic? Basie pioneered the Kansas City jazz style that has come to define music of the pre-war era. He had a penchant for sniffing out emerging talent and proved his…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shop Local

Shop Local

Congratulations, San Francisco. We made it through the panicky consumer blitzkrieg of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. For those of you left with a few stragglers on your holiday gift list, or simply in need of a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shop Local

Shop Local

Congratulations, San Francisco. We made it through the consumer blitzkrieg of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. For those of you with a few stragglers left on your holiday gift list, or simply in need of a good…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shaken and Stirred

Shaken and Stirred

The San Francisco Symphony breaks out its holiday hooch early this year, with a pop concert featuring global sensation Pink Martini. This sassy ensemble tinkers in genre-defying repertoire, mixing an eclectic set of sounds like Afro-Cuban, dance, jazz, cabaret, and,…
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