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Calendar, Night&Day No Guts, No Gorey

No Guts, No Gorey

Wipe the last of the Playa dust off your goggles, because the 13th Annual Edwardian Ball and World’s Faire is here. An over-the-top homage to the macabre comedy and aesthetic of the late Edward Gorey, the Edwardian Ball and Faire…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Interview: Ira Glass on His New Film <em>Sleepwalk with Me</em>

Interview: Ira Glass on His New Film Sleepwalk with Me

Ira Glass, best known and adored as the creator and distinctive voice behind This American Life, is expanding his oeuvre. The long-running radio series now has six movies in production. The first is Sleepwalk with Me, based on comedian Mike…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Infrastructure as Art: A look at Artist Randy Colosky's Process

Infrastructure as Art: A look at Artist Randy Colosky's Process

The balance between function and concept is rarely straightforward in the work of Bay Area artist Randy Colosky. He'll take the process of bronze manufacturing, usually concealed as the "behind the scenes" element left invisible and unsung in the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photos: Spotted at the SF Modernism Show

Photos: Spotted at the SF Modernism Show

A few times a year, a massive expo is held at the Concourse Exhibition Center, where you can get a hands-on, visually exhausting crash course in the near-past's fabulousness. Last weekend saw the SF Modernism Show, a twice-yearly event…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Black and White Ball: Rarefied and High-End, Sure -- and Worth It

The Black and White Ball: Rarefied and High-End, Sure -- and Worth It

A great party, whether it's a few friends chowing on Smack Ramen and Schlitz in a dorm room or a high-ticket spectacle that takes over the center of a major city, is a work of art. It's no small thing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Tuxedos, Cool Dresses -- Must Be the Black and White Ball

Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Tuxedos, Cool Dresses -- Must Be the Black and White Ball

If it's June and after dark, and you see women tottering around Civic Center in gowns with color palettes from silent films and their dates' tuxedo jackets on their shoulders, you've probably wandered upon the San Francisco Symphony's biannual Black…
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Calendar, Night&Day Black + White For A Night

Black + White For A Night

If it’s June and after dark, and you see women tottering around Civic Center in gowns with color palettes from silent films and their dates’ tuxedo jackets on their shoulders, you’ve probably wandered upon the San Francisco Symphony’s biannual Black…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Take Me Back, Please: The Art Deco Preservation Ball at Bimbo's

Take Me Back, Please: The Art Deco Preservation Ball at Bimbo's

I could go on about what great clothing people wore to the Art Deco Society of California's Art Deco Preservation Ball on Saturday night, or what an appropriate venue the glitzy and historic Bimbo's 365 Club is for any…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Wired</i> Gadgets, Geico Cavemen, Bart&oacute;k, and Alice Walker: It's Pop-Up Magazine

Wired Gadgets, Geico Cavemen, Bartók, and Alice Walker: It's Pop-Up Magazine

Can you envision a "live magazine?" How about an event that combines the best parts of your favorite magazine, like great writing, unusual and illuminating topics, and beautiful, challenging images, with the spontaneity, ephemerality, and added sensory elements such…
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Calendar, Night&Day Glasnost by the Bay

Glasnost by the Bay

Did you know that Russians have been in California longer than San Francisco has been a city? In 1812, more than 30 years before the Gold Rush, the tsarist government chartered Fort Ross in what is now Sonoma County to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Edwardian Ball: Cleavage! Old Goggles! Dead Things! And Oh My God the Dance Moves!

The Edwardian Ball: Cleavage! Old Goggles! Dead Things! And Oh My God the Dance Moves!

San Franciscans are serious about partying. We've been to a lot of fancy dress events, and a lot of events that weren't "fancy dress" per se, but which were treated as such, apparently just for kicks. But the Vau de…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Maharaja" Exhibit Overlooks Crucial Cultural Questions on India

"Maharaja" Exhibit Overlooks Crucial Cultural Questions on India

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Culture, The Exhibitionist Alonzo King Lines Ballet Embraces the Exalted Body, Rejects Silent-Film Fairy-Tale Formula

Alonzo King Lines Ballet Embraces the Exalted Body, Rejects Silent-Film Fairy-Tale Formula

The Alonzo King Lines Ballet is a true San Francisco institution, not only because it has been around for nearly 30 years, but because it embodies the diversity of San Francisco in almost every aspect of its existence. Not too…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SF Open Studios: Don't Call Paul Madonna of <i>All Over Coffee</i> "a San Francisco Artist"

SF Open Studios: Don't Call Paul Madonna of All Over Coffee "a San Francisco Artist"

One doesn't expect to visit an artist's studio and be afflicted with apartment lust (unless one got to visit Monet at Giverny or Damien Hirst's suite at Claridge's). But Paul Madonna, we learned thanks to SF Open Studios, lives and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Opening-Weekend Outfits at the S.F. Opera

Opening-Weekend Outfits at the S.F. Opera

Opening night at the San Francisco Opera and the Black and White Ball are probably the two top events in the city for dressing up (in formal attire, as opposed to fancy or wild costume or drag, for which there's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Act of Creating at SF Zine Fest Blows Away Any Mass-Produced Sales Pitch

The Act of Creating at SF Zine Fest Blows Away Any Mass-Produced Sales Pitch

Small-press publishers don't slack off. Over the weekend at SF Zine Fest, the County Fair Building's two halls and a reading room were filled with independently produced artwork and literature. And if that weren't testament enough to their productivity,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Printed Words and Pictures on Real Paper -- It's Back; See It Displayed at S.F. Zine Fest

Printed Words and Pictures on Real Paper -- It's Back; See It Displayed at S.F. Zine Fest

It seems like every week we hear that another institution in the proud world of publishing is in danger or has imploded. Yet their D.I.Y. "up from the people" counterparts -- a community of small publishers -- continue to flourish.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Analog Rules

Analog Rules

It seems like every week we hear that another institution in the proud world of publishing is in danger or has imploded. Yet their D.I.Y. “up from the people” counterparts — a community of small publishers — continue to flourish.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Subconscious Playground

Subconscious Playground

Since its founding in 2007, Zhukov Dance Theatre has presented an annual weekend of dance rooted in ballet but without its aesthetic restrictions. Artistic director Yuri Zhukov began at St. Petersburg’s Vaganova Academy and Kirov Ballet Company, both bastions of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photobooth Gallery Opening: People Line Up to Be Photographed with 19th-Century Technology

Photobooth Gallery Opening: People Line Up to Be Photographed with 19th-Century Technology

A lot of people have been scratching their heads at the surge in popularity of photographic styles that were once the inevitable defects of machinery long since surpassed and outmoded. While digital cameras that can take clear, detailed, almost…
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