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    Calendar, Night&Day Big Old Botany

    Big Old Botany

    Take a journey of prehistoric proportions with “Plantosaurus Rex,” an ambitious, interactive exhibit that re-creates life 250 million years ago. Participants are transported back in time to an untamed and vibrant forest of primitive-looking perennials. Giant ferns, horsetails, cycads, conifers,…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Thank You Very Much, Mister Lobato

    Thank You Very Much, Mister Lobato

    "My newest paintings are heavily influenced by early Hispano and Native American textiles. I have spent much time thinking about the work of my two great-grandfathers who were both weavers. I think often about their choice of colors and arrangements.…
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    Calendar, Night&Day I'll Eat You Up, I Love You So

    I'll Eat You Up, I Love You So

    Carnivorous plants seem unnatural, possibly fictional, in the relentlessly fascinating way that appeals to 9-year-old boys. So your inner grossed-out child should prepare for heebie-jeebie heaven: "Chomp!" features hundreds of malicious meat-eating members of the chloryphyll kingdom. The plants, who…
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    Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

    Best Knife Sharpener

    If you're neither married nor a professional chef, you probably have crappy knives -- old, chipped, worn down, dull. But like a day spa for silverware, Jivano's Cutlery Service will rejuvenate them. Haul your battered blades to Jivano (first or…
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    Best of San Francisco, People & Places

    Best Exotic Blossom

    Rising eight feet above a fibrous, palmlike, olive-green base, this succulent's petals are of an unearthly green-to-aquamarine shade; its stamens are a brilliant poppy-orange. When bumblebees drop by to sip a little nectar, the pollen collects in their rear-leg sacs,…
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    Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

    Best Hike in the City

    The softball fields surrounding the Glen Park Recreation Center are no different than others in the city, but travel north, behind the tall stone building, and a path leads through a stand of eucalyptus and into a lush forest. The…
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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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