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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon, DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon, DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and More

The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon featuring Mark Fell, Peaches Christ, and many more at The Lab, 12 a.m. Fri. Oct. 16-12 a.m. Sat. Oct 17. $65 gen. adm., $50 for members; or by donation. thelab.org San Francisco's not what it used…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Picture Puzzle Pattern Door: New Insight Into Inner Peace and IBS

Picture Puzzle Pattern Door: New Insight Into Inner Peace and IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome might not seem like the stuff great art is made of, but try telling that to video and performance artist Shana Moulton. And as her piece Picture Puzzle Pattern Door, currently exhibiting at Yerba Buena Center…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Do Elliott Smith Right at the Palace of Fine Arts

Live Review: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Do Elliott Smith Right at the Palace of Fine Arts

Jessica Lea Mayfield & Seth Avett Sunday, March 29, 2015 Palace of Fine Arts It’s a tough world out there for tribute acts. You could go any number of absurd routes — paint yourself Kiss, grow a swagger/potbelly and move…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kitschy, Trashy, Intelligent: "Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle"

Kitschy, Trashy, Intelligent: "Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle"

“There’s this pantheon of Hollywood, and media, and how we’re supposed to look,” says artist and curator of SOMArts’ upcoming "Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle," Johanna Poethig. “This show is really about getting away from that, looking at the politics behind…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Waxing Poetic: Charlie Levin's Paintings as Performance

Waxing Poetic: Charlie Levin's Paintings as Performance

The apocryphal etymology of sincerity has its origins in the idea of artistic perfection: that a well-chiseled marble sculpture would not require the sly application of wax to fill cracks or repair contours, thus, it was sine sera — “without wax.”…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Seven Tips for a Great Audition

Seven Tips for a Great Audition

The first in an occasional series on life as a performer in San Francisco.So, you've practiced those pirouettes, mastered your handstand, or finally beaten that hula hoop into submission, and it's time to get out there and strut your stuff. …
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Acro-Cats Bring Kitty Hijinks to San Francisco -- Fur Real

Acro-Cats Bring Kitty Hijinks to San Francisco -- Fur Real

If you are part of the 21st century, you've probably spent the last few years of your life lost in the world of Internet cat memes. Well it's high time you traded in your LOLcats for the real things…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Another</i> Puppet Regime in the White House? Blinky Winky's Presidential Fundraiser

Another Puppet Regime in the White House? Blinky Winky's Presidential Fundraiser

Any overeducated, Prius-driving, lefty cultural elitist worth her|his|its daily $10 coffee drink knows that America spent eight catastrophic years in the grip of a wicked puppet named W. The privileged faux-Texan flaunted his village idiocy, not caring whether people knew…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Hotel in a Bottle</i> Performance Mimics Murikami's Literature, Takes Us to "the Other Side"

Hotel in a Bottle Performance Mimics Murikami's Literature, Takes Us to "the Other Side"

Last Saturday we got sucked into a television set. We were walking through the lobby at CounterPULSE and somehow fell through to the other side. Luckily, we spent our time experiencing a sneak-preview of the supersurreal multimedia dance performance Hotel…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Queer the Room: Performance Series Called The News Starts at SOMArts

Queer the Room: Performance Series Called The News Starts at SOMArts

LGBT performance art thrives on multiple levels in San Francisco. Trannyshack leads the recurring clubs that are escorting drag into the 21st century. Kirk Read and Larry-bob Roberts head monthly open mic Smack Dab. Local choreographers Laura Arrington and Jesse…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Artist Named Attaboy Gets Help Releasing the Monster Within -- Be Part of It

Artist Named Attaboy Gets Help Releasing the Monster Within -- Be Part of It

Attaboy's mind travels to places we don't want to go. But we do want to see where he's been, and we can, because Attaboy is an illustrator and artist as well as a teller of bizarre tales. His garishly colored…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Big Art Group's "The People" Exhibit Includes the People of San Francisco

Big Art Group's "The People" Exhibit Includes the People of San Francisco

Put the sledgehammer down and reconsider killing your television. Perhaps the medium is marvelous, and it's just the commercials that irk you. Television decontextualized from networks and advertising leaves a powerful avenue ripe for artistic exploitation, and Big Art Group…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Smack Dab Is the Place to Live Out Your Ukulele Dreams

Smack Dab Is the Place to Live Out Your Ukulele Dreams

Buried deep down in the very core of most people's hearts is the passion to perform. Doesn't everyone secretly want to dress in 1960s get-up, strap on a ukulele, and do Tiny Tim covers? No? Maybe that's just us. The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Oscar Wilde Performance Crucifies -- and Deifies -- the Arts Critic

Oscar Wilde Performance Crucifies -- and Deifies -- the Arts Critic

The role of the critic is a passionately debated subject in cultural circles. Should critics merely report what they see, or is it their duty to also provide extensive historical context and constructive feedback? And should artists pay close attention…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist MFA Students Prove Their Worth in New Series Writing Without Walls

MFA Students Prove Their Worth in New Series Writing Without Walls

MFA programs are worthless. The whole thing is just a pyramid scheme that produces nothing more visceral than occasional paper cuts. At least that's what some people say. But a group of Bay Area MFA students is meeting up after…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photos and Video from <i>Ruin Me</i>, Where Patrons Made an Exhibit Look Like a Crime Scene

Photos and Video from Ruin Me, Where Patrons Made an Exhibit Look Like a Crime Scene

"Catharsis." That's one way to look at this exhibit. The opening for Erin Gallup and Scott Weiser's "Ruin Me" at Fivepoints Arthouse on Friday was exactly what it sounds like. Gallup prepared four walls of artwork and suspended implements of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Morgan Went from Union Ironworking Man to S.F. Queer Woman; Hear Her Stories

Morgan Went from Union Ironworking Man to S.F. Queer Woman; Hear Her Stories

Morgan fell into her new gender. Okay, that's a big oversimplification. But it's an amazing story, so bear with us. Morgan had a career as a union ironworker. At the time, Morgan was a man. Morgan the man helped put…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Vogue Evolution Headlines Fresh Meat Festival of Queer Dance and Performance

Vogue Evolution Headlines Fresh Meat Festival of Queer Dance and Performance

June in San Francisco brings an even greater onslaught of fabulous queer entertainment than the rest of the year. Most likely you're aware of the marches at the end of the month -- the Transgender Pride Parade, the Dyke March,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Review: <i>Free Range Thinking</i> at The Marsh Berkeley

Review: Free Range Thinking at The Marsh Berkeley

Free Range Thinking isn't just missing a hyphen. It's missing a point. Robert Dubac's one-man show, now playing at The Marsh Berkeley, tackles a whole mess of topics no less daunting than religion, race, sex, media, and politics. The result…
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Selene Luna Posts Episode 2 of Series About Lives of Misfits in Show Business

Selene Luna -- who might be San Francisco's favorite Angeleno comedian and performer -- posted the second episode of her video project today. Selene's Hollywood Confidential is an online soap opera about the daily lives of Luna and her self-proclaimed…
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