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27 Sep 2023

SF Artist Duser Pays Homage to Murakami by Answering Anxiety with Hope

By Melissa Lane When visual artist Ryan Stubbs, aka Duser, realized that a public art commission outside the Asian Art Museum through nonprofits Paint the Void and Civic Joy Fund coincided with the museum exhibiting one of his heroes, Takashi Murakami, he was thrilled. He seized the opportunity to create

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25 Sep 2023

This Mission District Restaurant Remains Wonderful After Nearly 25 Years

These days, sticking to the same comfort and freshness, Blue Plate holds its pioneer status proudly. Next year, it turns officially 25 years old, but Blue Plate is that ripe age in a ripe time where folks who do decide to go out for a casual time, impress a date, or host group celebrations can always count on impressing their company with the restaurant’s hospitality, both warm and effortless.

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19 Jul 2023

The East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the 2023-2024 East Bay Beer Passport! There’s no better way to explore the East Bay than to literally drink it in. Each passport contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally owned breweries,

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20 Sep 2023

Stage Werx Theatre is Shutting Down…But There’s a Silver Lining

Another beloved San Francisco theater is ending its reign, this time in The Mission district. Stage Werx Theatre on Valencia near 16th, which has been a unique part of the local community for 11 years, will be closing in early October.

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19 Sep 2023

SF Artists Challenge “Doom Loop” Narrative by Spotlighting Their Creative Spaces

ArtSpan’s annual SF Open Studios offers residents and tourists the free opportunity to engage directly with local artists by visiting their studio spaces. Visitors can expect to learn more about each creator’s work and process, and have the opportunity to purchase work directly.

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14 Sep 2023

Here’s A Love Letter to Secret Garden’s Decadent Dishes

PHOTOS AND WORDS BY ANDY SAMWICK It’s no secret one of the most charming dining destinations is where lots of San Francisco magic has been made as of late. The food magicians behind Secret Garden have been popping up at Stable Cafe since April. Stable has been the launchpad for

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13 Sep 2023

SF’s Longest Running Musical Show is in This North Beach Cafe

In its 52nd year, the Caffe Trieste free Saturday Afternoon Concert Series might be telling the truth when they claim to be “The Longest Running Musical Show in San Francisco”.

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13 Sep 2023

A Brief History of the Color Pink

By Carolyn McCoy Pink is the new black: I base this non-scientific proclamation on the popularity of that rosy color that now seems to be popping up like roses all through our society thanks to popularity of the Barbie movie. Lines outside of theaters for this feminist blockbuster have showcased

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11 Sep 2023

Meet The Carnies Running This Bay Area Art Party

BY LAUREN PARKER Photos by Jolene Engo and Julie Lanyi Sentient Engine’s beginnings are two intertwining love stories, and one of them was with an air cannon. Sentient Engine, a DIY maker space in a West Oakland warehouse that opened in fall 2020, has one mission according to co-proprietor Zane

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