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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We're Looking for Brilliant Writers!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

If you can guess where in the Mission this is, you must love bright colors. - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • If you can guess where in the Mission this is, you must love bright colors.

Hello Exhibitionist readers! We're looking to expand our coverage of this wacky, polychromatic, and ever-changing city.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

California Academy of Sciences New Planetarium Show, Habitat Earth, is Now Open

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Turning the telescopes back on us. - CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Turning the telescopes back on us.

By definition, a planetarium is an edifice in which images of stars, planets, and constellations are projected on the inner surface of a dome for public entertainment or education — but the Morrison Planetarium within the California Academy of Sciences is redefining the traditional concept of astronomical presentation. Instead of focusing on all the cosmic beauty to be found in galaxies far, far away, the Cal Academy team turned the telescopes around and focuses on the greatest wonder of the universe — Earth itself. 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Campy Christmas: Drag Queens on Ice: Glitz and Glamour Performance In Union Square Tonight

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM


It's the time of year to hear those sleigh bells jingling and see drag queens wiggling, sashaying and lip syncing!

The fifth annual Drag Queens On Ice: Glitz and Glamour  will take place this evening, from 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the seasonal ice rink on Union Square, after it was postponed due to #stormaggedon. The show features San Francisco society dames Mutha Chuka, Holotta Tymes, Kylie-Pop, Kim Chi Chi, BeBe Sweetbriar, and Mahlae Balenciaga. Donna Sachet hosts, alongside special guests Queen Dilly Dally and Sister Roma of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Great Balls of Fire: The 19th Annual S.F. Drag King Contest Blasts Off On Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:07 AM

From left to right: Klingon Vanna White, Fudgie Frottage, Sister Roma, Alex U. Inn with Malcolm, and Jane Wiedlin - DAVID SWEET
  • David Sweet
  • From left to right: Klingon Vanna White, Fudgie Frottage, Sister Roma, Alex U. Inn with Malcolm, and Jane Wiedlin
Drag kings are passionate about two things: their pets and sci-fi. If you can relate, then it’s time to bind those boobs, stuff those undies and create the most cosmic getup imaginable because, next Saturday San Francisco will crown its next drag king. 

Please note: This is probably the only time when it's totes apropos to bind anything. We're not usually down with oppressive practices but in this case bind 'em tight! It's for a good cause. Your breasticles are much appreciated. 

The 19th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest will probe the next frontier for one night only Saturday, August 16 at the SOMArts Cultural Center. Hosted by legendary drag king Fudgie Frottage and featuring Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's, the event promises to be a surefire campfest with its sci-fi theme and revealing costumes. Proceeds will benefit the organization Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)

In the words of Lady Gaga, “Don’t be a drag just be a king.” That’s not the right lyric, is it? We’re all familiar with drag queens but perhaps not drag kings, so in advance of next weekend’s festivities, SF Weekly caught up with Fudgie Frottage for a crash course in all things cockitude.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yes, SF Weekly Was Sold to the Same Guy Who Owns the Examiner and Bay Guardian

Posted By on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:38 PM


SF Weekly was officially sold to the San Francisco Newspaper Company, which also owns the San Francisco Examiner and our longtime rival, the Bay Guardian.

As of midnight Wednesday, SF Weekly staff was no longer employed by Voice Media Group. Todd Vogt, president and publisher of the SF Newspaper Company, said he will consolidate operations and relocate to 225 Bush Street where the Guardian and Examiner are located.

"I'm excited," Vogt said. "I wanted this paper since I got to San Francisco -- I think it's one of the best weeklies in the country."

Voice Media Group issued the following statement this morning:

The deal, effective immediately, means that The San Francisco Newspaper Company ("SFNP") will assume operations for the paper beginning today. The sale of SF Weekly will allow Voice Media Group to focus on growth opportunities for mobile and online platforms and to develop core digital offerings in its other key markets.This is a strategic decision aligned with the long-term business goals of VMG.

"Todd Vogt is known for his expertise in the local paper space and he is a great choice to take ownership of SF Weekly," said Scott Tobias, CEO of Voice Media Group.

Financial details of the deal will not be disclosed.

So there you have it, dear readers, the latest news about the news.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Video of the Day: Last Chance to Visit the Exploratorium Before It Moves

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 8:30 AM

  • Courtesy of the Exploratorium

The Embarcadero has seen a fair bit of controversy in recent years. There were tense negotiations over how much leeway the city would give the America's Cup race, a downright nasty political fight over the 8 Washington project, and now some residents are objecting to development plans for a new Golden State Warriors arena. But the waterfront will be gaining one tenant this year that we're pretty sure everyone will love, and that's the Exploratorium.

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Monday, December 31, 2012

Masterminds 2013: Artists, Enter Our Contest to Win Money and Fame*

Posted By on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM


***Update: Deadline extended to January 11.***

Hey Bay Area visual artists, filmmakers, designers, and performers: Wanna win a grand and get your work shown publicly?

Of course you do, which is why you should enter SF Weekly's Masterminds contest. It's an annual competition where emerging artists working in various media can win grants (last year's were $1,000 to $1,500!) and the chance to get their work shown at Artopia, our annual art-focused party on Feb. 21.

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We're looking for spring arts interns. Is it YOU?

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Free Cab Rides on New Year's Eve

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM


Writers aren't known for being sociable, and lawyers aren't known for being nice. But on NYE, this writer is going to break his habit of hiding in the Outer Sunset, and Berg Injury Lawyers is gonna do us all a solid with its free cab ride home program. Berg Injury Lawyers' tradition is motivated by William Berg's first-hand knowledge of the pain and anguish caused when families lose a loved one in an alcohol fueled crash. Or maybe by the desire for some kick-ass P.R., but who's counting when there's a free cab ride on the table?

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Keep It Classy New Year's Eve with these Hot Events

Maya Kabat Exhibit in SFMOMA Cafe Distracts from Downtown Holiday Madness

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Brighten Your Nights with San Francisco's Plentiful and Free Holiday Tree Lightings

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM

  • Hanna Quevedo

The election is over, Black Friday is behind us, and the holiday season is in full swing. Shoppers are out and about, we're all frantically trying to get caught up on work before our vacations, Macy's Holiday Tree is lit and brightening up Union Square and -- wait a minute -- Macy's tree is lit? Yep, it's true. Once again, we have missed the holiday tree lighting in Union Square. But don't despair if you're reading this with a similar panicked reaction; we've found a couple more tree lightings to round out the holidays for all you procrastinators.

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Maya Kabat Exhibit in SFMOMA Cafe Distracts from Downtown Holiday Madness

Black Friday: SF Weekly Takes Masochism to a New Level, Spends 24 Hours at Walmart

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED Call for submissions: SF Weekly Comics Issue 2012

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 4:03 PM


Connected in San Francisco: What's your interpretation?

This is a city of connections. Big bridges, little phones, unusual cultures. San Francisco lives for this stuff. Draw us some stories about how it all fits together.

We are looking for local artists to give us their take on this theme!

The best entries will be selected to appear in print.

Submissions should be created as true sequential art - a full story unto itself. Cartoonists are encouraged to be creative within the confines of the required dimensions. There are no restrictions on the number of panels or how you arrange them.

Be sure to work within our half- or quarter-page sizes. If you would like to do a full-page comic, please submit a proposal via email prior to producing it.


  • Submissions must be in black and white. You may propose full color, but you must demonstrate competency in this before it will be green-lighted.
  • If coloring with tones of gray, separate grays by 15 percent, i.e. 15, 30, 45, 60, 85 percent grays.
  • Grayscale images: 300 dpi.
  • Bitmapped black-and-white images: 600dpi
  • Submit your entry with the following contact information:
  • Your full legal name
  • The name you prefer to be credited in print
  • Your website, if applicable
  • Comics must conform to one of the sizes listed in the PDF download below

Size & Compensation

Items selected for print will be compensated based on size. Please download the PDF for specifications and more info.


Friday, November 30. But sooner is always better.


Send files and contact information HERE via our upload utility.
Select Andrew Nilsen as the recipient and be sure to include your contact and credit information.
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