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Culture, The Exhibitionist Inside Daybreaker, S.F.'s Sober Pre-Dawn Dance Party

Inside Daybreaker, S.F.'s Sober Pre-Dawn Dance Party

I’ve always fundamentally disagreed with the concept of early morning — in my opinion, humans were not meant to rise before the sun, which is why beds are extra comfy when you have to get out of one. Yet here I…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Inside Spoke Art, the Gallery with Awesome Pop-Culture-Themed Shows

Inside Spoke Art, the Gallery with Awesome Pop-Culture-Themed Shows

The large windows beckon you in at first. Inside, dozens of posters line the walls and a few pedestals hold small sculptures and trinkets. Once inside, familiar faces greet you — distinctive characters from a Wes Anderson film reinterpreted…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Conservatory Theater Announces Fab New Season

New Conservatory Theater Announces Fab New Season

The food was great and the wine flowed as the venerable New Conservatory Theatre held an elegant soiree to announce its 2015-2016 season.  NCT founder/artistic director Ed Decker took to the stage to address/entertain the crowd, leaving some to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Jersey Boys at the Curran Theatre: Our Boozy Backstage Interview With the Cast

The Jersey Boys at the Curran Theatre: Our Boozy Backstage Interview With the Cast

If falsetto warblings make you weak in the knees, Jersey Boys could induce a seizure. The boys are back in town and opened on Saturday at theCurran Theatre, kicking off an eight-week run. On Friday night, we got the chance…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Q&A with Alex Koll: Another Local Comedian Heads to New York

Q&A with Alex Koll: Another Local Comedian Heads to New York

One of the most visible, prolific, and best of San Francisco's stand-up comedians, and a co-founder of The Business (SF Weekly's 2012 Best Night of Cheap Comedy), Alex Koll is, well, leaving us. Though raised in L.A., he has lived…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco filmmaker Sari Gilman on her Oscar-Nominated Documentary <i>Kings Point</i>

San Francisco filmmaker Sari Gilman on her Oscar-Nominated Documentary Kings Point

Sari Gilman has been editing other people's documentaries for 15 years. Last year, she made one of her own. An attentive group portrait of five people living at a Florida retirement resort, Kings Point marks an impressive debut, not least…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Se Llama Cristina</i> at the Magic Theatre Bends Time, Reality, and Parenting

Se Llama Cristina at the Magic Theatre Bends Time, Reality, and Parenting

In Octavio Solis' new play, Se Llama Cristina, which had its world premiere at the Magic Theatre on January 30, a man and a woman wake up in a room with no memory of who they are or how…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Paul F. Tompkins on Podcasting for Free, and Why Sketchest Is like Summer Camp

Paul F. Tompkins on Podcasting for Free, and Why Sketchest Is like Summer Camp

By Emilie Mutert Paul F. Tompkins is, as his official bio states, a comedian. Besides having a handful of comedy albums, stand-up specials, and stints on Mr. Show with Bob and David and Best Week Ever, he's become internet-famous in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Live-Action Puzzle Game in S.F.: Can You Escape from the Mysterious Room?

Live-Action Puzzle Game in S.F.: Can You Escape from the Mysterious Room?

It's about 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 20. The 49ers just secured a place in the Superbowl, but I'm not out celebrating, because I'm locked in a room with 11 strangers. Inside the room is a desk, a couch,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Videos of the Day: The 10 Best Views in S.F. and Oakland

Videos of the Day: The 10 Best Views in S.F. and Oakland

Say what you will about the prevalence of human feces and sky-rocketing rents -- the Bay Area is still an indisputably beautiful place. These videos by Shia Productions capture some of the natural and man-made wonders of San Francisco and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: John Steinbeck's Cold War Armenian Legacy

Recent Acquisitions: John Steinbeck's Cold War Armenian Legacy

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds every Friday. The Saryan Museum in Yerevan, Armenia, is a rather unusual place to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Adobe Books Hopes to Avoid Shuttering by Becoming a Co-Op

Adobe Books Hopes to Avoid Shuttering by Becoming a Co-Op

By Lydia Laurenson "There are a lot of journalists here tonight," Andrew McKinley, owner of Adobe Books, said as he poured me some wine. Indeed, I spotted no fewer than three people seeking commentary while taking handwritten notes, and one…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Questions for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master

Five Questions for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master

In 1993, the Gracie family of Brazil changed the martial arts world forever. They held a no-holds-barred fighting tournament in Denver, CO., billed as the Ultimate Fighting Championship. There were no weight classes, very few rules, and experts from…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Film Explores How a Condemned Cow Hollow Home Became an Art Gallery

New Film Explores How a Condemned Cow Hollow Home Became an Art Gallery

By Katie Tandy While "meta" is a decidedly slippery term -- chock-full of misuse and at times, purposely enigmatic -- Ashley Rodholm and Joe Picard, creators of a new short film, 3020 Laguna Street in Exitum, have created a self-referential…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sugar Dating in San Francisco: Behind the Boom of Prostitution-Lite

Sugar Dating in San Francisco: Behind the Boom of Prostitution-Lite

By Clarisse Thorn Today, our sister blog the Snitch filled us in on the prevalence of UC girls using escort-lite site SeekingArrangement.com to help pay for their tuition. That same site also claimed a little while ago that San Francisco…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Femmepire Records: Jewelle Gomez on Adornment and the Point of Feminism

Femmepire Records: Jewelle Gomez on Adornment and the Point of Feminism

Femmepire Records is an interview series on femme identity. Click here for the elevator pitch and first interview.Here's Jewelle Gomez, the dynamo femme activist, poet, playwright, and author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, The Gilda Stories. Her adaptation of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Six Must-See Under-the-Radar Events at SF Sketchfest

Six Must-See Under-the-Radar Events at SF Sketchfest

By Nate WaggonerWith comedy superstars like Patton Oswalt and the cast of Portlandia set to draw hordes of comedy fans over the next few weeks, it's easy to miss the lesser known, but equally hilarious events happening at SF Sketchfest…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Read Local: You've Never Seen S.F. Like This -- Rebecca Solnit's <i>Infinite City</i>

Read Local: You've Never Seen S.F. Like This -- Rebecca Solnit's Infinite City

New York City might be home to the big houses, but this scrappy city just happens to be the epicenter of publishing on the Best Coast. Join Alexis Coe every Wednesday for Read Local, a series focused on books…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: New Exhibition Forever Alters the Chinese Culture Foundation

Recent Acquisitions: New Exhibition Forever Alters the Chinese Culture Foundation

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds every Friday. Are you a fan of Recent Acquisitions? Celebrate the series' one…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Read Local: <i>Death in the Tenderloin</i> Chronicles 100 Lives from S.F.'s Poorest Neighborhood

Read Local: Death in the Tenderloin Chronicles 100 Lives from S.F.'s Poorest Neighborhood

New York City might be home to the big houses, but this scrappy city just happens to be the epicenter of publishing on the Best Coast. Join Alexis Coe every Wednesday for Read Local, a series on books produced in…
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