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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

San Francisco's Top 10 Places to Take or Act Like a Kid

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 7:30 AM

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Life is hard enough without a screaming, running away, randomly pooping, peeing, puking, money-sucking companion at your side, whether it be your child, multiple children, or Chris Daly. If you've been feeling spread a little thin lately, we're here to help. Below are the top 10 places you can nourish your inner child, or entertain your real one(s).

(Key: Poot! = Take your toddler, Toot! = Take your kids, or Woot! = Take yourself!)

10. Urban Recess (Poot!)

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Opossums, Hawks, and Rabbits, Oh My! The Randall Museum Goes Wild

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM

JOHN ROBERT CHARLTON
  • John Robert Charlton

In elementary school, my favorite yearly assembly was one where they'd bring wild animals, like bobcats, baby snow leopards, and porcupines, to our school's stage. Some nut jobs really dedicated people would raise these "non-releasable wild animals" (animals that would not survive in the wild) in their own homes for the animals' entire lives, and would bring them in with the goal of promoting love, respect, and protection for all of the planet's wilder inhabitants.

The Randall Museum has a similar program on Saturdays called "Meet the Animals," where you can meet more than 100 different creatures that live at the museum. We've just gotten word they have three new additions, so no time like the present to get up close and personal with a hawk that's been everywhere from Canada to Argentina. Wonder what these guys would do if we tried to dress em' up like Lady Gaga.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

MakeShift: Making the Most of Small Studio Spaces

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM

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MakeShift is a new design series for city dwellers with roommates, space constrictions, and other such awkwardness. It's a conversation for people who are being artful with their space and kicking ass while doing it.

Want to be in the next MakeShift? Submit to: makeshiftsubmission@gmail.com

We spent our morning with super cute couple Jenny Dronsky, a comedian, and April, a graphic narrative artist surrounded by elegant humor in their small and sweet Tenderloin apartment.

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Party Animals and Real Animals Unite at the S.F. Zoo's Noc'tails

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Who knows what strange species you might encounter? - NANETTE GONZALES
  • Nanette Gonzales
  • Who knows what strange species you might encounter?

It seems like just about every museum is doing a nightlife event nowadays, so it makes sense that the San Francisco Zoo would pony on up to the bar as well.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Video of the Day: Look Out, Puparazzi -- World's Cutest Dog Is Back

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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  • Always hustlin'

We recently told you about the world's cutest dog, Boo, who took a little vacay to S.F. (to rest up from what we're sure was a grueling book writing process). The swell folks at ABC News caught the in-demand pup in action and made this soupair keyoot video. Take a gander:

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Boo, the World's Cutest Dog, Comes to San Francisco

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 10:26 AM

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Here at the Exhibitionist, we're hardly subtle about our devotion to our city's dogs. Where else can our sexy pups draw professional athletes to their charity events, out-catwalk the kitties, and disco dressed as Lady Gaga?

Which is probably why Facebook's favorite eligible bachelor, the undeniably adorable Boo the Dog and his best friend Buddy chose to take a little vacay to San Francisco and publish their fabulous photos in a book called Boo: Little Dog in the Big City.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Top Five GIFs from The Amazing Acro-Cats Show

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM

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If you missed Acro-Cats, the acrobatic cat troupe that sold out The Boxcar last weekend, let us take a brief moment of silence to mourn the loss of awesomeness that you could have witnessed.

There.

Luckily, SF Weekly's videographer Andrew Lopez was on the scene so that we might bring you the next best thing -- animated GIFs from the show!

Now you can relive the paw-inspiring action any time you want. Frankly, we can't think of a better Monday time waster than watching cats ride skateboards, or you know, wrestling.

You can also, of course, read our hilarious interview with the Acro-Cats trainer, Samantha Martin.

Without further ado, here are the top five animated cat GIFs from the show:

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Olympic Sport We'd Like to See in 2016: Kitten Wrestling

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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It's been an animal-centric week here at the Exhibitionist, what with Acro-Cats bringing teh cute to San Francisco, Point Reyes elks gone wild, and killer whales living up to their names. Since it's Friday, and the Summer Olympics are fast approaching, what better excuse to post this aww-inspiring video of two kittens wrestling?

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Acro-Cats Bring Kitty Hijinks to San Francisco -- Fur Real

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 10:35 AM

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If you are part of the 21st century, you've probably spent the last few years of your life lost in the world of Internet cat memes. Well it's high time you traded in your LOLcats for the real things -- the kind with fur, not pixels.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yet Another Reason to Go to Point Reyes -- Elk Porn

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM

GEORGE GENTRY/U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • George Gentry/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

There are lots of reasons to head to Point Reyes this summer and hike the full 9.2 miles to Tomales Point. But the best one?

The elk are mating.

Drive to Pierce Point Ranch parking lot and hit the trail. Within a mile, you'll likely see an eager Parks Department guide at the trailhead and Windy Gap. They'll offer you a row of binoculars and a lot of firsthand information on herd mating ... which can get a little weird. You can head back to the parking lot, or hike further onto the relatively flat trail, where you won't require further assistance. Large groups of roaming elk can be spotted a mere 20 feet away.

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