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News, Feature 2016 Winter Arts Guide: Theater

2016 Winter Arts Guide: Theater

Centuries before Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, folks would gather around their local theaters when they were in the mood to watch other humans doing human things from an appropriately removed distance. Times changed, and the urge to binge-watch an…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SFO Unveils Massive Mosaic As Part Of Ongoing Public Art Project

SFO Unveils Massive Mosaic As Part Of Ongoing Public Art Project

“It’s a straight line and a curved line,” says San Francisco artist Amy Ellingson. She’s pointing to a 109-foot length of wall in San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 3, where her massive, 1,100-square foot mosaic mural, Untitled (Large Variation) ceremoniously watches…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Change Is Afoot For Dance Theater of San Francisco Under New Director

Change Is Afoot For Dance Theater of San Francisco Under New Director

With a name like Dance Theater of San Francisco, it’s hard not to root for this home-grown contemporary dance company. In the three years since their inception, the troupe has done an amiable job at representing the city’s dance…
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Dining, SFoodie Shegetz: Bringing San Francisco's Bagels Up To Speed

Shegetz: Bringing San Francisco's Bagels Up To Speed

It’s often argued that finding a good bagel in San Francisco is frustrating, impossible, or seemingly both. But as far as arduous tasks go, it’s one that many are willing to delve stomach-first into. Though it’s not impossible to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist YBCA 100: Gathering the Very Best and Brightest From American Culture

YBCA 100: Gathering the Very Best and Brightest From American Culture

Many arts organizations dream of the type of programming you’ll find at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, but few pull off so successfully. But their constant stream of diverse events and exhibitions across virtually every platform (…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area: It's Even Bigger Than You Might Think

Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area: It's Even Bigger Than You Might Think

When planning an event that focuses on Asian art, it’s difficult to represent the expansive continent properly. But props to Millbrae’s contemporary gallery, Nanhai Art, which this weekend presents the inaugural season of Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area.…
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News, Feature Fall Arts 2015: Theater

Fall Arts 2015: Theater

In a town more or less free from palpable season changes, it's up to us to make our own fall. In the spirit of a proper autumnal hunkering down, plan a cozy night out to a warm theater (pumpkin-flavored beverages…
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News, Feature Fall Arts 2015: Weird

Fall Arts 2015: Weird

However normal the new residents who pour into San Francisco each year may be, they won't change the fact that we're a city of weirdos. It's inescapable. And after a summer of surprisingly lovely weather and new, clean Dolores Park…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Flop Report: Making Sense of Zac Efron's <i>We Are Your Friends</i>

Flop Report: Making Sense of Zac Efron's We Are Your Friends

The story…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Phantom of The Opera</i> Still Wows at 29

Phantom of The Opera Still Wows at 29

Anyone who's familiar with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera knows that it’s one of the most memorable productions in the history of Broadway. Originally written in 1986 by Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart, the musical is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With <i>Pixels</i> Director Chris Columbus About Pac-Man and President Chris Christie

Chatting With Pixels Director Chris Columbus About Pac-Man and President Chris Christie

Decades ago, local filmmaker Chris Columbus gained a cult-like following with films such as The Goonies and Gremlins. Columbus recreates the world of the '80s in his newest film Pixels, which centers around extraterrestrials threatening to end life on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Batkid Mania Sweeps The City Again

Batkid Mania Sweeps The City Again

When word got out of Miles Scott's precious dream to become Batman through the massively popular Make-A-Wish organization via Twitter, the leukemia survivor's seemingly normal wish turned into a spectacle for the entire world. The Batkid mania included a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fresh Meat Festival: The Very Best Transgender and Queer Performers

Fresh Meat Festival: The Very Best Transgender and Queer Performers

In an ever-changing San Francisco, Fresh Meat Productions stands out like some glorious, rainbow striped beacon of hope. Now in its 14th year, Fresh Meat Productions presents its annual Fresh Meat Festival, an absolutely essential performance platform for transgender…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Some New American Paintings: A Surprising Take On Tech In Art

Some New American Paintings: A Surprising Take On Tech In Art

The stigma attached to the word "technology" is probably felt harder in the Bay Area than anywhere else in the world. And if you're concerned about the rapidly changing local arts scene, you might argue that this town…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Dryansky Gallery Re-Examines the Third Eye

The Dryansky Gallery Re-Examines the Third Eye

Utter the word "spiritual" and, for many people, images of the Sistine Chapel or of otherworldly beings touting their holiness come to mind. Piyatat Hemmatat is not one of those people. The Thailand-based artist presents his solo showing, The…
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Culture, Stage Eddie Izzard Has Opinions

Eddie Izzard Has Opinions

Every now and then, you'll hear a casual reference to Eddie Izzard's 1999 recording of Dress To Kill from San Francisco's Orpheum Theater. ("Cake or death?") It's a performance that won Izzard an Emmy and a long-standing invitation to return…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Mistakes" Make the Piece in Concrete Is Not Always Hard

"Mistakes" Make the Piece in Concrete Is Not Always Hard

In the past ten years, San Francisco's Dogpatch has gone from being a sleepy little industrial corner, to one of the most happening neighborhoods in the city. And with spots like the American Industrial Center, Workshop, and the Museum…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Conservatory Theater Center Looks To History To Examine Gender Roles

New Conservatory Theater Center Looks To History To Examine Gender Roles

In Jeffrey Hatcher's Compleat Female Stage Beauty, the lines of gender are blurry in 1661 England. Edward Kynaston is known and loved for playing the leading female roles of the theater, until King Charles II — inspired by the work…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist League of F.A.M.E. Crowns San Francisco's Greatest Art Enthusiasts

League of F.A.M.E. Crowns San Francisco's Greatest Art Enthusiasts

It's a strange thing when the worlds of fantasy sports and fine arts collide, but as League of F.A.M.E. — or Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasts — shows us, it's a much more harmonious combination than you might expect. The finale of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Gold Dust and Oil Take Impressive New Forms In Hands On

Gold Dust and Oil Take Impressive New Forms In Hands On

Miriam Cabessa's paintings are a breath of fresh air to the San Francisco market. Born in Morocco and raised in Israel, her work has obvious Eastern influences that you won't find from artists of the Bay Area. In place…
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