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Culture, The Exhibitionist As Demolition Looms, One Last Regeneration for CELLspace

As Demolition Looms, One Last Regeneration for CELLspace

It was the best of times, it was… the best of times. For almost 20 years, the graffiti- and mural-covered building at 2050 Bryant Street has served as a warehouse of wonders for San Francisco’s underground communities. A group of…
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Music, All Shook Down Lost in the Night: Julio Bashmore Gets Down at CELLspace

Lost in the Night: Julio Bashmore Gets Down at CELLspace

Lights Down Low, DJ Dials, and EVDM present Julio Bashmore CELLspace Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 Better than: The same party at a more normal venue. With scrutinizing looks and squinted eyes, this bouncer was just not having any of us.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Community Art Center CELLspace to Become For-Profit Entity Inner Mission

Community Art Center CELLspace to Become For-Profit Entity Inner Mission

Full Disclosure: I was a core collective member of the CELLspace Community Arts Center from 2000 until 2007. During that time I lived in a small box in the ceiling, sat through more "ritual theater" than I care to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Skating Is a Drag

Skating Is a Drag

Looking for an excuse to suit up in that unitard? (It’s San Francisco, so your excuse could just be “I woke up.”) Having some Xanadu fantasies, or craving an elevated heart rate not provoked by the DMV? Well, Lil Miss…
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Calendar, Night&Day Death Comes Alive

Death Comes Alive

Do you like blood? No, do you really like blood? San Francisco-based theater troupe The Primitive Screwheads do, and they're ready to spew it all over the theater and the audience in ShEvil Dead. We have reason to believe it's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cabaret Bastille's Memorable Moments: High Costumery, Joyce Read Loud -- and Dog Porn

Cabaret Bastille's Memorable Moments: High Costumery, Joyce Read Loud -- and Dog Porn

Cabaret Bastille at Cellspace was almost a smashing good time. I admit I am disproportionately delighted by parties with costume themes, and there were some glorious vintage and vintage-inspired get-ups at this Litquake event on Thursday. Yvonne Michelle Cordoba (and…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Shows President Obama Should See in S.F. Tonight (After His Tech Meeting)

Five Shows President Obama Should See in S.F. Tonight (After His Tech Meeting)

Congratulations, President Obama, on picking one our nastiest days, weather-wise, to show up to the Bay Area. We're truly sorry "Sunny California" had to drench you. But, Mr. President, while we know you have important meetings scheduled for your all-too-brief…
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Music, All Shook Down The Weekend Hitlist: Mountain Goats, Exotic Erotics and A Big Benefit

The Weekend Hitlist: Mountain Goats, Exotic Erotics and A Big Benefit

It's another beautiful San Francisco weekend, and as usual there are lots of great things to do around the city after you've gotten your High School Musical 3 fix: Friday night join me at the Fillmore to see the Mountain…
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Local Pro Wrestling Promotion Fog City Wrestling Debuts at CELLspace 1/12

If Caroline Hwang's urban art that speaks about the human condition isn't quite your thing, then I'll bet professional wrestling is more up your alley. Bay Area mullet-heads rejoice, because local promotion Fog City Wrestling throws its premiere event…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Community Art Center

A sprawling 10,000 square feet of pristine warehouse, CELLspace is the kind of place that makes you marvel at art's democratic possibilities. The "CELL" part stands for the unduly techy-sounding Collectively Explorative Learning Labs, but the space is an arts…
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