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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: GastroMagic at Outside Lands, Foodie Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences

Wednesday Nine: GastroMagic at Outside Lands, Foodie Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences

GastroMagic Returns to Outside Lands With Big Freedia, The Electric Beethoven Acid Test, and a Roast of Hipster Chefs I may be biased cause it's my main beat,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist California Academy of Sciences New Planetarium Show, <i>Habitat Earth</i>, is Now Open

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

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…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Hackathon

San Francisco certainly doesn't suffer from a dearth of Hackathons; in the past year alone, we've cloistered programmers overnight and instructed them to make apps to fight homelessness, promote a sustainable meat system, and even bridge hostilities along the Gaza…
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Calendar, Night&Day We, Robots

We, Robots

When we were little kids, the closest we got to the androids of our movie-fueled fantasies was playing Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots at our cousin's house. Otherlab doesn't think that's a bad place to start. Its life-size boxing…
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Music, All Shook Down The Academy of Sciences' Nightlife Series Is a Worthy Club Alternative

The Academy of Sciences' Nightlife Series Is a Worthy Club Alternative

Nightlife with Icee Hot featuring Bee Mask California Academy of Sciences Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 There's just aren't enough good venues in San Francisco right now, and it's a real problem. Though club culture is currently thriving in the Bay…
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Calendar, Night&Day A comedy of Sciences

A comedy of Sciences

Science and comedy, they go together like Batman and a kitten. You might not have thought of putting the two together before, but once you see them, it's pretty great. This week, the California Academy of Science's NightLife event…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pop, Fizz, Ca-Ching

Pop, Fizz, Ca-Ching

Most of us have done the last-minute holiday shopping dance. After spending our day chained to a keyboard, stuffed in a Muni bus, or taking a long, slow drive over a short, fancy bridge, we dash from store to…
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Calendar, Night&Day cute as a bug

cute as a bug

Creatures great and small intertwine with the symmetry of an Escher, forgoing predation for symbiosis, in Tiffany Bozic's "Sense of Wonder." In more than fifty acrylic on maple panels, bats hang with bugs, ants swarm unmolested over a Frogmouth bird's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Her Deepness

Her Deepness

In all the time you've lived next to our beautiful babe of a bay, have you ever bothered to get deep with the girl? This week the California Academy of Sciences features a few aqua experts at Deep Sea…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Aquarium Turned Dance Floor

One of the weirdest dancefloors ever installed anywhere was made of Plexiglas and stretched across a 20,000-gallon tank filled with sharks at Qua in Austin, Texas. Unfortunately, it's now closed, but you can experience the next best thing at the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Drool School

Drool School

Best-selling gross-out science writer Mary Roach, whose popular nonfiction books Spook and Stiff covered ideas about the afterlife and the physical process of postmor-tem decay, has a new book out. In Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, the Oakland-based author…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cocktails, Cicada Puppets and Peanut Butter Wolf at the California Academy of Sciences

Cocktails, Cicada Puppets and Peanut Butter Wolf at the California Academy of Sciences

By Emilie Mutert Does your sleeping life bore you? Are you less than satisfied with how weird your dreams are? You might get some much-needed inspiration if you attend the weekly NightLife event at the California Academy of Sciences.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Big Fish Stories

Big Fish Stories

Does your sleeping life bore you? Are you less than satisfied with how weird your dreams are? You might get some much-needed inspiration if you attend the weekly NightLife event at the California Academy of Sciences. For this week's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Just Do It

Just Do It

If you haven’t been to a Cal Academy NightLife event, make tonight’s one of your New Year’s resolutions. Featuring half-price admission, plentiful cocktails, interesting bites to eat, and live music, in addition to all the fascinating exhibitions (without the screaming…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Way We Were

The Way We Were

With all the talk of climate change, unchecked nanotech, and over-fished oceans, it's kind of a shame that people forget about the old-school catastrophic scenarios — volcanoes, man, plagues of things. And most apocalyptic of all, that old dinosaur-killer: impact…
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News, The Snitch Go Look at That Gnarly Mammoth Tooth Found at Transbay Transit Center

Go Look at That Gnarly Mammoth Tooth Found at Transbay Transit Center

In September, we told you about the construction worker who dug up an Ice Age mammoth's tooth from the Transbay Transit Center, delivering much awe to San Francisco paleontology buffs. Now, the regular person (that'd be you) can go check…
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Music, All Shook Down Weekend Parties: DJ Harvey, Legowelt, Floating Points, and More

Weekend Parties: DJ Harvey, Legowelt, Floating Points, and More

Last weekend it was Outside Lands; this weekend it's Identity Festival. And while Identity isn't exactly in the city per se, it's apparently close enough to rub off some of its festive vibe on the city's nightlife: we've got nine-piece…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Aural Fixations: Soundwave Fest Comes to Cal Academy

Aural Fixations: Soundwave Fest Comes to Cal Academy

San Francisco is home base for some of the world's greatest aural explorers. An orchestra comprised of toys or insects, flames that sing arias, organs played by the lapping of the sea, or minuets written by the subtle movement of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Aural Fixations

Aural Fixations

San Francisco is home base for some of the world’s greatest aural explorers. An orchestra of toys or insects, flames that sing arias, organs played by the lapping of the sea, and minuets written by the subtle movement of a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Smarty Plants

Smarty Plants

Tonight’s lecture, What a Plant Knows, is based on a book of the same name by Daniel Chamovitz. We’re really excited, because it’s like Chamovitz really wanted to title it “Shit Plants Say” and couldn’t, seeing that he’s always surrounded…
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