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Culture, The Exhibitionist TONIGHT: Help the Cartoon Art Museum, at Night of 1000 Sketches

TONIGHT: Help the Cartoon Art Museum, at Night of 1000 Sketches

The Cartoon Art Museum, soon to be dislodged from its current digs at 655 Mission, is hosting a fundraiser to make the move a little easier. (It’s the equivalent of buying animation fans a couple pizzas, basically.) But instead…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist #BeRobinTheMovie: Crowdfunding a Documentary on Margaret Cho's Campaign

#BeRobinTheMovie: Crowdfunding a Documentary on Margaret Cho's Campaign

San Francisco native Margaret Cho spent a good portion of last winter busking to draw attention to the situation of the homeless in San Francisco. I caught up with her one December afternoon as she and some friends and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Broke-Ass Stuart Throws His Own Bar Mitzvah

Broke-Ass Stuart Throws His Own Bar Mitzvah

While we know for a fact that Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart) laid awkward, ill-fitting tefillin and got up and read some Hebrew in a cracking, pubescent voice some 20 years ago, it’s not stopping him from throwing his…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Murals, Queer Embraces, and Karma

Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Murals, Queer Embraces, and Karma

At any given point, there are hundreds of San Francisco-based campaigns on funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Tragically, the volume and quick turnaround often mean that some of these don't meet their fundraising goals, whether they are good ideas…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Food for Thought

Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Food for Thought

Last week, we broke down the crowdfunding process for you and pitched an awesome organization working to promote sexual health awareness. This week's local crowdfunded campaign is also about public health -- this time cultivating green thumbs and educating the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Sexual Health Innovations

Local Crowdfunded Campaign of the Week: Sexual Health Innovations

At any given point, there are hundreds of San Francisco-based campaigns on funding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo. For those of you who have missed the crowdfunding revolution, here's the lowdown: An individual or organization posts a fundraising campaign to one…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Mural Seeks to Celebrate San Francisco's Thriving Sexual History and Culture

New Mural Seeks to Celebrate San Francisco's Thriving Sexual History and Culture

Since the Gold Rush brought miners and sailors to our city, the disproportionate amount of men to women and their transient lifestyles fostered a sexually liberal environment that has bloomed for decades. The city's now got one of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Author Dorothy Allison: "I'ma Fuck You Up"

Author Dorothy Allison: "I'ma Fuck You Up"

At a reading not long ago, award-winning author Dorothy Allison (Bastard out of Carolina, Trash, The Women Who Hate Me) smiled in that knowing Southern way and told the audience, "I'ma fuck you up." The crowd laughed, but underneath the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Have a Ball at <i>SF Weekly</i>'s Snow Ball Holiday Benefit

Have a Ball at SF Weekly's Snow Ball Holiday Benefit

Come one come all! Please join us in spreading the holiday cheer and helping fight cancer at SF Weekly's Snow Ball Holiday Benefit at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay. While we can't make any promises about it actually…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Roxie, S.F.'s Longest Running Theater, Needs Our Help

The Roxie, S.F.'s Longest Running Theater, Needs Our Help

There's nothing quite as heartbreaking as seeing a shuttered movie theater, and as a result, it's hard to go more than a mile in San Francisco without being heartbroken. I can hardly ever go into the Haight without being overcome…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist An UnCANnily Good Benefit for the S.F. Food Bank

An UnCANnily Good Benefit for the S.F. Food Bank

We tried to get through this post without using the word CAN excessively, but we just don't see how you CAN look at something like the San Francisco CANstruction Event and not go a little ape with the puns.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Kickstarter Game Promises to Demolish Financial Illiteracy

New Kickstarter Game Promises to Demolish Financial Illiteracy

While I was asking my parents for money in high school, my classmate Jason Young was making it. In the days when AOL reigned supreme, Jason was the underage owner of a travel agency, just one of the businesses…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: The Most Amazing Sandcastle Sculptures

Video of the Day: The Most Amazing Sandcastle Sculptures

Ocean Beach is typically a haven for surfers, dog-owners, and burnouts, but one day a year (Saturday, Oct. 20), the bonfire-scorched sands get molded and shaped into massive works of art at Leap's Annual Sandcastle Contest. Now in its 29th…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Longest Running Car Show in San Francisco

The Longest Running Car Show in San Francisco

Since 1988, retired Golden Gate park gardener Jimmy O'Keefe has been asking friends and family to celebrate his birthday in the park, but he's never asked for presents or a potluck. For the past 24 years, O'Keefe has encouraged classic…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Great Dickspectations: The 17th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest

Great Dickspectations: The 17th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest

Don't get us wrong, we love us some drag queens, but it's drag kings we've always been obsessed with -- the swagger, the bravado, the impeccably glued-on muttonchops. We wrote whole term papers on Boys R' Us, Mister Fister,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Former Homeless Man Seeks to Fix S.F.'s Homeless Problems through a TV Series

Former Homeless Man Seeks to Fix S.F.'s Homeless Problems through a TV Series

Sebastian Hughes believes homelessness is a solvable problem, and he's got anecdotal evidence to prove it: He once called San Jose's Salvation Army Hospitality home. Hughes went on to become a local access television and film producer, vowing to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist BreastFest 2012: Boobs and Beer -- for Charity!

BreastFest 2012: Boobs and Beer -- for Charity!

At our most primal, what do we really need to have a good time? We could probably narrow it down to three: breasts, beer, and barbeque. Before you leave this frat party completely disgusted, this is San Francisco, so…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Never Say Die! The Punk Rock Museum Benefit Show

Never Say Die! The Punk Rock Museum Benefit Show

Three decades ago, Darby Crash stood outside LA's legendary Starwood Night Club for a Germs reunion show, and asked Taquila Mockingbird to make a promise: Keep punk alive. Unlike Crash, who OD'd four days later, Mockingbird has kept her pledge.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Giant Tim Lincecum Goes to Bat for Local Dog Charity

S.F. Giant Tim Lincecum Goes to Bat for Local Dog Charity

I have a soft spot for furry four-legged creatures, and so does the city of San Francisco. From our plentiful dog parks to the pooches you see in tow with their owners as they cruise our sidewalks, dogs are a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Free Bike Tune-Ups, Climbing Wall, and Duboce Fire Fundraiser at Sunday Streets

Free Bike Tune-Ups, Climbing Wall, and Duboce Fire Fundraiser at Sunday Streets

I've always had a dream for San Francisco: that Valencia Street be closed down to cars forever and turned into a frenzied, open thoroughfare for people to travel by foot or bike. That dream comes true on various Sundays courtesy…
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