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    Calendar, Night&Day Share the Shame

    Share the Shame

    Remember that time in middle school when you got a little frisky under the desk with the kid sitting next to you? Or when you peed in your pants during a middle school dance and had to run away and…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Diamond in the Rough

    Diamond in the Rough

    Poets have it rough, always have, probably always will. No one knows this as well as Diamond Dave Whitaker – he's been doing poetry here in S.F. since 1957. And still, his enthusiasm never wanes. He really likes poetry. Who…
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    Music, BeatBox Azeem in the Sky with Diamonds

    Azeem in the Sky with Diamonds

    An indoor fireworks celebration doesn't exactly sound like the safest idea for a gathering. But "Sky of Diamonds" is up to code: The party offers projections of virtual fireworks presented by a team of visual artists almost as large as…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Sweet 16th

    Sweet 16th

    Is it the Critical Mass of poetry? Short answer: No. But the 16th & Mission reading series is, like the illegal bike ride, a beautiful, anarchic, streetside takeover of public space, and you're invited. The 16th & Mission Five-Year Anniversary…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Reign O'er Me

    Reign O'er Me

    When a dumpy caterpillar stops eating long enough to transform into a butterfly and unfurl its beauty upon the land, the symbolism is nearly too much for the world, especially for poets and those raised in the Midwest. It's a…
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    Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

    Best Weekly Jazz Jam

    Bruno's location, near the quick-beating heart of the Mission District, might be partially responsible for the distinct mix of players that crosses the club's stage. There's a little bit of everything -- from slickly dressed scenesters and burned-out hepcats to…
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    Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

    Best Slam Poets

    On the front lines of the nationwide spoken-word phenomenon is Youth Speaks, the premier program for teen poetry in the country. Founded in 1996, the organization encourages Bay Area kids to write and perform, running a variety of classroom and…
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    Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

    Best Poetry Slam

    "Second Sundays," the largest poetry slam in the city, is a beloved literary occasion for poets, poetry lovers, and anyone looking for a different way to spend a Sunday night. Huge crowds of hipsters, artists, and curious cats pack the…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best Open, Close, and Reopen

    There once was a restaurant named Marais Which opened and closed before you could say, "Hey." Then came a striking new room named Dine Where Chef McClasky's food really does shine. OK, we can't rhyme. But that doesn't mean Dine…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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