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I Got to Visit the Musiquarium and it is Fantastic!

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I look like I belong on the cover of a Jewel album

This article was made possible by the fine folks at the Selfie Market.

Last week I got a little sneak peak of the new Musiquarium at the Selfie Market and it is awesome! Plus, it’s perfectly located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre in downtown. Just look at me above! I look like a musical fucking angel!

That’s because the Musiquarium is a badass new 6,000 sq. foot immersive photo playground filled with huge art installations entirely inspired by the love of music. And it’s now open!

$5 off tix when you use the code “Love4Music” right here

I swear that noise came from one of the horns and not from my butt.

In the Musiquarium, there are more than 30+ interactive walls and 10 rooms all about Music from disco, hip-hop, punk, rock, reggae and other eras of music. I was treated to a lush sensory experience as I explored the exhibit’s floor to ceiling sights, sounds, and textures.

One of the many great things about the project is that the Selfie Market is a woman owned business and Robin Herman, the founder, is a San Francisco native. After working in the music industry in New York for many years she decided she wanted to bring the funk back to San Francisco and give people in the Bay Area something special.

Really wish I’d brought some Elton John glasses

Weirdly enough the pandemic helped her make this happen. Robin’s longtime friend Nick Cattaneo is the director of marketing at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. When things started opening up again in SF he reached out to let her know that the mall had plenty of space to do something special in, and in a matter of weeks, the Musiquarium was born. The space itself is called the Selfie Market because, as this thing continues, shows with other themes will rotate in. The Musiquarium is just the first of hopefully many. Which reminds me…

$5 off tix when you use the code “Love4Music” right here

One of the other great things about The Selfie Market is also raising money for When the Music Stops, a nonprofit that supports emotional and mental healthy through music, love, and connection. With so many people in the music industry struggling with mental health and addiction issues, this nonprofit can save thousands of lives.

On a lighter note though there’s also this:

You also get to explore the Legends Gallery where they show off amazing concert photography from the top photographers in the nation as well as memorabilia from Bay Area music legends. And the Merch Shop is extra dope because they are making retail space available to local bands, artists, venues and more. Oh yeah there’s also this fun little machine where you get FREE Chameleon Cold-Brew:

So yeah, I highly recommend hitting up the Musiquarium at the Selfie Market. It’s running until the end of August, but it’s already very popular, so get…

$5 off tix when you use the code “Love4Music” right here

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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  1. Rahn
    May 9, 2021 at 3:08 am — Reply

    Love Broke-Ass Stuart!

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