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Juan De Anda

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Juan De Anda is a cultural correspondent with a concentration in tourism, literature, and lifestyle and has been writing for SF Weekly since 2013. As an avid traveler, he enjoys discovering destinations abroad as well as the never-ending hidden gems of San Francisco. #DondeAndaJuanDeAnda?
Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Coit Tower Murals Reveal Best View of SF Life

Tourism for Locals: Coit Tower Murals Reveal Best View of SF Life

Coit Tower has taken on a royal blue hue in the last few days with the Golden State Warriors leading in Pacific Division championships against the Memphis Grizzlies of the 2015 NBA playoffs. Yet whether they hang on to their…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: <i>Fancy Animal Carnival</i> Prances at Civic Center Plaza

Tourism for Locals: Fancy Animal Carnival Prances at Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco lives in a bubble all its own. Our surroundings are fantastical and bright—thus always evoking an image of city of perpetually effulgent color, despite the enclosing fog cover. Now, for the time being, there's another artist adding…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Vulcan Steps Take Urban Climbing Up a Notch

Tourism for Locals: Vulcan Steps Take Urban Climbing Up a Notch

San Franciscans, as a collective whole, love to talk about those isolated hilltop spots for those urban sweeping views. Although the best view is always a debatable item in any local dialogue and in the past, SF Weekly has…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: LeRoy King Carousel Takes Locals for a Spin

Tourism for Locals: LeRoy King Carousel Takes Locals for a Spin

No matter how old we get, San Franciscans will never stop being kids at heart —even when we get jaded and bitter from the rise of the cost of living. We're a city fostered in the spirit of youthful…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Visiting Diego Rivera's <i>The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City</i>

Tourism for Locals: Visiting Diego Rivera's The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City

San Francisco is home to many of the finest artists of the 20th century and the new millennium, whose works foster artistic rebellion and social critique. The City has played host to one of the greatest modernist painters of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Discovering the Mexican Museum Within Fort Mason

Tourism for Locals: Discovering the Mexican Museum Within Fort Mason

Museums abound in San Francisco — name it and we'll probably have it. From sex toys to albino alligators, there is no shortage of exhibitions to pique the San San Franciscan's interest . And while some, like the de…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: San Francisco Surround Sound at Audium

Tourism for Locals: San Francisco Surround Sound at Audium

Yet, one…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Top 10 San Francisco Foodie Accounts To Follow on Instagram

Top 10 San Francisco Foodie Accounts To Follow on Instagram

Food snapshots, along with selfies, plague the Instagram stream. There are plenty of square-cropped, filtered photos out there on the social medium platform: 200 million users with 20 billion posts, to be exact. With that in mind, it can be…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Daily Holidays: February's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Daily Holidays: February's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

There is an obscure holiday to celebrate every day this month; and in honor of these diverse, festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted eight February holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature. Here are…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Palace of Fine Arts Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Tourism for Locals: Palace of Fine Arts Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

This week's Tourism for Locals breaks with tradition. Since the inaugural post of this column in 2013, I vowed that we would never feature sites that were typical tourist attractions, in an effort to show a taste of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist #SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

#SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

1. Monica Lewinsky (former White House intern known for the Lewinsky…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Church of 8 Wheels Provides Heavenly Fun

Tourism for Locals: Church of 8 Wheels Provides Heavenly Fun

We have already mentioned that the closest thing to heaven on Earth is located at the corner of Fillmore and Fell streets — and the best things in life, often, come on wheels. By day, the abandoned Sacred Heart…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Man Up!: <i>SF Weekly</i> tries Male Brazilian Waxing (Semi NSFW)

Man Up!: SF Weekly tries Male Brazilian Waxing (Semi NSFW)

The days of definitive categorizations and labels for the modern male has lapsed and the MANual is in need of a major rewrite. In every new monthly installment of Man Up!, Juan De Anda and other male writers  will…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Keith Haring's Permanent San Francisco Art Work

Tourism for Locals: Keith Haring's Permanent San Francisco Art Work

San Francisco has hosted some of the world's greatest and most provocative masterpieces. Currently, the de Young museum is hosting a temporary retrospective collection of one these artist's works: Keith Haring. Now in its final weeks, the collection of more…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: William McKinley Monument Stands as Local Legacy of San Francisco-Born Sculptor

Tourism For Locals: William McKinley Monument Stands as Local Legacy of San Francisco-Born Sculptor

As much as we love our local history, San Francisco seems to love erecting monuments to the most important and random of achievements and individuals. Some are warranted, like the alley that inspired the birth of the hard-boiled detective…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Dance Into the New Year and Visit the Treasure Island Dancing Lady Statue

Tourism For Locals: Dance Into the New Year and Visit the Treasure Island Dancing Lady Statue

We slid into the new year, and now we're going to dance — this week's Tourism for Locals brings you to Marco Cochrane's "Bliss Dance." More commonly referred to as the “dancing lady statue,” the 40-foot statue debuted at Burning Man…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Daily Holidays: January's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Daily Holidays: January's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

From releasing your inner diva to pondering penguins, there is an obscure holiday to celebrate every day this month; and in honor of these diverse, festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted eight December holidays that warrant public observance because…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Slide Into the New Year at the Seward Street Slides

Tourism For Locals: Slide Into the New Year at the Seward Street Slides

We're on the cusp of 2015, and while you may have several hopes and a few resolutions for the new chapter with 365 blank pages, there's one we think everyone should try to embrace in the new year —…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Creepy Christmas Critters: 2014's Holiday Book Trend is the Dead and Stuffed

Creepy Christmas Critters: 2014's Holiday Book Trend is the Dead and Stuffed

Forget the cute and cuddly — want to stand out and be a part of the trend? It's time to gift the animal kingdom's misfits who are preserved for our posterity (although we don't know if it's for better…
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