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Calendar, Night&Day The Shore

The Shore

When looking for a regular experimental art fix, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' monthly event ConVerge is pretty hard to beat. Every third Thursday of the month, YBCA puts together a free, participatory exhibition featuring a different contemporary…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bad Hair Eternity

Bad Hair Eternity

On a popular vacation-resort island, at this very time, there's a group of mad scientists creating the world's first genetically modified super-strength toupees. These toupees and now living, breathing monsters — and they're hungry for human blood! Alright, don't…
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Calendar, Night&Day Discovering Don

Discovering Don

In the first moments of 1957's The Bachelor Party, a young woman calls her mother with happy news of a pregnancy. The woman's husband is in the room with her, but to him the news is less happy. Then…
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Calendar, Night&Day Encore, Encore!

Encore, Encore!

No other art feels mortality the way dance does, with its medium only the frail, ephemeral flesh. The San Francisco dance community comes together to raise funds for choreographer Enrico Labayen, who is currently battling Hepatitis C, with performances…
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Calendar, Night&Day SLAM drunk

SLAM drunk

The Moth's StorySLAM open mic nights present amateur yet potentially talented storytellers with the opportunity to perform in public at last. Put your name in the hat and if you're selected, you're rewarded with five minutes of stage time…
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Calendar, Night&Day Squealer and Snowball

Squealer and Snowball

It's hilarious to take characters from classic novels and put them in a pornographic version of the present, but when those characters are animals... it's probably even more hilarious. Amy Stephenson and the folks behind Shipwreck, an erotic literary…
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Calendar, Night&Day Poppy Poems

Poppy Poems

The patron saint of Red Poppy Art House is Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a "materialist, who never believed / in any promised heaven in the sky" but always believed in the profound power of poetry to raise social conscience.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Under the sea

Under the sea

One of the SF Fringe Festival's most delirious darlings, The Submarine Show, returns under the auspices of the FURY Factory Festival and it should not be missed. The story is simple: Two men wreck their vessel on the ocean…
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Calendar, Night&Day Preview: The Crystal Method DJ Set

Preview: The Crystal Method DJ Set

Long before the current EDM boom, there was another similar moment in U.S. dance music history in the 1990s. The Crystal Method was a big part of this. Its songs, like "Get Busy Child," were intense and bombastic mainstream expressions…
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Calendar, Night&Day Apocalypse


How do you make a film about a man as famously elusive as Bill Callahan? Filmmaker (and future Mrs. Callahan) Hanly Banks certainly didn't expect him to explain the lyrical labyrinths that make up 20 years of Callahan's music.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rebels' Renaissance

Rebels' Renaissance

Small arts organization Queer Rebels has been providing a place for art and performance by queer people of color since 2008. With a mission that looks to the past experiences of its artists to inform the future, Queer Rebels…
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Calendar, Night&Day Joy and Memory

Joy and Memory

Happiness is volatile: Its nature elusive, its pursuit interminable. To acquire it is to assume the affliction of its loss, yet its possibility fuels the sacrifices we make for love. Seattle-based mathematician and choreographer Maureen Whiting explores love and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wowie Woo Wow

Wowie Woo Wow

Hang onto yourself, Ziggy Stardust is coming to Sweetwater Music Hall to celebrate the Fourth of July with all you young Americans. The actual David Bowie has long since put away his lizard suit, yet the legacy lives on.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pickle Tradition

Pickle Tradition

In the early '70s, a small group of jugglers and clowns started The Pickle Family Circus with a simple premise: All performers were paid equally, everyone had to put in the same amount of work, and every aspect of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gentrification's Ripples

Gentrification's Ripples

It sounds like the start of an old joke — what happens when an aging commie, an immigrant-turned-patriot, and a new-money techie are stuck together in a boat? The punchline is left up to San Francisco Mime Troupe, which…
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Calendar, Night&Day Our History

Our History

Ten years goes by quickly. Since 2004 we've seen iPhone generations 1-5s, a nudity ban, the Giants' World Series wins, and even the legalization of same-sex marriage. So much can happen and has happened in a decade. And for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Solo Soul

Solo Soul

Snakes coil, vines spiral, the earth revolves, the planets orbit, and on our spinning planet whirl all the cells, adding and subtracting to the massive torque of the universe. Dance ethnologist, archaeologist, artist, and teacher rolled into one, Farima…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cartooning for Change

Cartooning for Change

The polar ice caps are melting, water levels are rising, and it's getting hotter and hotter every year. That's why you should drop in on Yoram Bauman's Climate Cartoons event. Dubbed the world's one and only "stand-up economist," Yoram…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Living Room Readings

The Living Room Readings

Last year, a group of East Bay poets organized a weekend-long festival of free house readings by poets visiting from across the country, raising a modest sum to help pay traveling costs and hosting a weekend of thrilling community…
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Calendar, Night&Day Outside the box

Outside the box

If there's one thing that characterizes a LEVYdance performance, it is the company's desire to challenge the gaze of the proscenium stage, whether it means putting dance in the alleyway outside its studio on Heron Street or leading audience…
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